2019 Making Connections Program & Session Registration

Making Connections 2019

Our annual Making Connections professional learning event is coming up soon on Friday, November 1. The Making Connections 2019 Program is now available! Registration for sessions will open this Thursday, October 24, at 4 p.m. You also can access Making Connections 2019 Enrollment in the left-navigation of the Professional Development web page under the Staff tab on the ACPS website. Continue reading

Kronos Shortcuts

Kronos Shortcuts

Have you noticed two new shortcuts on your computer’s desktop? A shortcut for the Kronos Quick Time Stamp has been added, as well as a shortcut for the Kronos Dashboard (Kronos Workforce Central), the full client website.

What does this mean? For the schools and departments implementing Kronos in Phase I on October 19, those shortcuts will allow you to log in and access the time and attendance system. For those schools and departments that will implement in mid-November as part of Phase II, you will see these shortcuts, but you will not be able to use them to log in until Phase II launches. Continue reading

Resources Available for New Elementary Language Arts Report Card

New Elementary Language Arts Report Card

Teachers: An Elementary Report Card Resources web page (login required) has been created on the SIS Support site and will be a central repository for information about the new elementary report card.

Some of the resources available include:

Reminder: Register for the Connecting Communities 5K Today & Receive a Free T-Shirt & Raffle Entry

Connecting Communities 5K

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. | Sutherland Middle School

The Connecting Communities 5K is coming up next month! Join us on Saturday, November 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Sutherland Middle School. Registration is FREE for all City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County school and government employees. Guaranteed race t-shirt and raffle entry for participants who sign up by Tuesday, October 15! Event details »

Great Pumpkin Smash 2019 – Nov. 2

Carved Pumpkin

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | McIntire Recycling Center

Go green this Halloween and compost your pumpkin! The McIntire Recycling Center will host the 2019 Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pumpkin disposal is free of charge for Albemarle County and Charlottesville City residents. Open the event flyer »

Onsite Flu + Vaccination Clinics Are Underway!

Flu Shot Sticker

All Albemarle County employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered on the County health plan. View the clinic schedule »

In addition to the flu shot, other vaccinations will be available, including: Continue reading

Digital Citizenship Week: Oct. 14-18

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Week (October 14-18) is an opportunity to reflect on the role of technology in our schools. To help strengthen the role of technology in your classroom, consider taking some time next week for discussions and activities with your students. To support this, the Department of Technology has created resources for ACPS educators including videos, discussion prompts, and more: Continue reading

Kronos Is Coming in Phases: When & How to Get Ready

Kronos Time and Attendance

Kronos, our new time and attendance system, is coming! To help our school division employees, timekeepers and supervisors learn to use the system effectively, we will begin implementation using a three-phased approach:

Phase I – October 19: Implementation for Broadus Wood Elementary School, Building Services, Department of Technology, Fiscal Services, Superintendent’s Office and selected central office departments, and Sutherland Middle School Continue reading

Flex Days in 2019-20: November 4, January 21, March 3 & April 3


The following 2019-20 teacher workdays will be flex days: November 4, January 21, March 3, and April 3 (half-day). These days are designated for teachers to work on report cards, plan for instruction, and complete other tasks related to their work. On flex days, teachers may perform their work at school or another location, as their responsibilities permit. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: Oct. 15

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading