CoSN Article on Digital Equity Spotlights ACPS

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In a July 11 article, Digital Equity Isn’t Just About Equal Access to Technology, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) spotlights Albemarle County Public Schools’ commitment to personalizing learning through digital literacy and sustaining a culture of improvement. Author Dr. Beth Holland is the CoSN project director for Digital Equity. Her goal is to feature school divisions who are working to create equitable learning environments that give ALL students access to rich learning experiences. Continue reading

Additional Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees on July 5

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In alignment with the governor’s decision to grant an extra eight hours of holiday leave to eligible state employees on July 5, the superintendent has announced that Albemarle County Public Schools will follow suit. All 12-month employees are hereby granted an additional day of holiday leave on Friday, July 5. All school and department offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5. Continue reading

Moving Content From Blackboard to Schoology

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Teachers: By now, you are aware that ACPS has partnered with Schoology for our new Learning Management System (LMS). Blackboard (Bb) is our current LMS and has been for many years. We are aware that you may have a lot of content that needs to be moved over to Schoology. LEAD is working with both companies to move these materials over for you, and we will provide more communications and directions in August about this transition. Continue reading

LEAD Wishes You a Great Summer!

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Thank you for all you do every day in our school communities. The Department of Learning Engineering, Access, and Design (LEAD) wishes you the very best that summer has to offer.

Remember our 90-day password requirement! We recommend that you change your password before you leave. Did you know we have a Self Password Reset portal that you can set up? This would be a great task for you to complete before you leave for the summer. Continue reading

A Note About Change From the Kronos Implementation Team

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We’ve all been there. A new technology comes along, and suddenly there’s a learning curve that wasn’t there before. But once you were on the other side of it, it’s likely you wondered how you’d ever managed “the old way.”

Today, we are on the edge of the old way … and a new, better way is on the immediate horizon. In the next few weeks, you’ll be at the start of a new learning curve, and you’re going to have company: All of us will be there with you.

The implementation of our new time and attendance system is going to be a game-changer. Continue reading

2019-20 LTI and TSS Assignments

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As part of our continuous improvement efforts, the LEAD department will be adjusting some LTI and TSS building assignments for next year. Our department leadership gave careful thought to the assignments, ensuring they were based on the following criteria: number of students to support; number of devices requiring support; geographic proximity, aligning more with feeder patterns/coaching clusters; and LTI time capture data.

Not all assignments are changing; the only ones that are changing are purposeful. View the revisions »

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Standing Together When Tragedy Hits Home, Plus Two Webinars on “Coping with Traumatic Events” on June 10

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Hello ACPS employees,

Included below are resources from Optima, our Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provider. In addition to their crisis line and in-person counseling, Optima offers distance counseling where you can talk with a counselor using a smartphone or computer with video capability rather than making an office appointment.

Also, we are offering two webinars for Albemarle County employees on Coping with Traumatic Events: Emotional and Psychological Safety in the Wake of Tragedy. Sessions will be facilitated by one of our EAP clinicians on Monday, June 10, at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT. Continue reading

Kronos Training Information

Kronos Time and Attendance

As you are aware, our new time and attendance system (Kronos) will go live in July for ACPS schools and departments. Training is required for all employees so that staff are comfortable with the system and the organization can realize the intended outcomes of this project to include accuracy of pay, ease and efficiency of use, compliance, and process consolidation.

Training Overview

Below is a summary of Kronos training by employee group, including the general topics that will be covered: Continue reading