Inclement Weather: Annual Reminders for Employees

School ClosingsIt appears the inclement weather season is upon us. Special thanks to the Transportation Services Road Assessment Team, who wakes early and braves potentially hazardous road conditions in order to help the school division make safe choices for our students and staff.

Do you know how the school division makes and communicates scheduling decisions during inclement weather? Check out the Closings & Delays web page for all the details! In the meantime, here’s a quick reference: Continue reading

Virginia NBCT Network Awareness Meeting – Nov. 17

Virginia is for NBCTsSaturday, November 17 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | New College Institute

Teachers, school administrators, central office leaders, and School Board members: You’re invited to learn more about the benefits of National Board Certification in your division through quality professional development for teachers that improves student learning and achievement. Please attend the Virginia NBCT Network Awareness meeting this Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA 24112. There is no cost to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to nbctvirginia@gmail.com (Subject line: Nov Mtg).

Now Forming Product Development Teams: Interested Teachers Should Respond by Dec. 3

Team Product DevelopmentTeachers: This fall, the Content Advisory Teams (formerly Vertical Teams) identified 21 projects that we will develop in order to help move the curriculum, assessment and instruction of the school division forward. We are looking for teachers across every discipline to work within Product Development Teams on these projects. Interested teachers should respond by December 3. Continue reading

Buy Your Thanksgiving Pie & Support CATEC’s Culinary Students – Order by Noon Tomorrow!

CATEC Thanksgiving FundraiserIt’s not too late to order your Thanksgiving pie! Treat your family to a delicious pumpkin or apple pie and support the 17th annual CATEC Culinary Arts Thanksgiving Fundraiser!

Place your order by 12 noon on Wednesday, November 14. (Late orders will not be filled.) Pies will be ready for pick up in the CATEC Culinary Arts classroom at 1000 Rio Road East. See pickup options »

Required Online Annual Training for All Employees – Complete by November 14

Required Annual TrainingOn November 8, all employees received an email announcement regarding Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), a yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Don’t forget to complete this required training by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Here’s a quick review of how it works: Continue reading

Additional Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Happy Thanksgiving - Happy New YearThe School Board has approved additional time off for 12-month employees for the upcoming holidays, consistent with state holidays approved by the governor. In addition to closing for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, the Board has approved an extra half-day of leave on Wednesday, November 21. Offices now will close for Thanksgiving at 12 noon on November 21. Also, in addition to closing on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1), the Board has granted an extra full day of leave on Monday, December 31. Offices now will be closed for the New Year’s holiday December 31 – January 1.

We wish you and your families the very best during the holiday season.

Changes to Teacher Landing Pages

ACPS Teacher SitesTeacher Landing Pages are no longer required by ACPS, and we are beginning the process of transitioning away from those sites hosted on the ACPS website (a.k.a., “SharePoint”) at https://www3.k12albemarle.org/teachers. Links to all old SharePoint-based landing pages will be removed from School Staff Directories on November 16!

We urge teachers who wish to maintain an ACPS-hosted web presence to act now to choose an alternative: Continue reading

JMU Leadership Program – Interest Meeting on Nov. 15

JMU LogoNovember 15, 2018 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary

JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Thursday, November 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. View the program brochure »

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