Join the Fun: Albemarle County Celebrates 275 Years on Sept. 28

Albemarle County 275th Anniversary

Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville

This year marks the 275th anniversary of the founding of Albemarle County. What better way to celebrate than with our community? Please join us to learn about our past, embrace our present, and dream about our future. This special event is free and open to all! Continue reading

Reminder: Sept. 18 Deadline to Change Student Passwords


The Department of Technology previously announced that all students in grades 3-12 will be required to change their password this year. This is a reminder that students who have not yet done this will be required through a prompt to change their default password on September 18, 2019. The new password must be 8 characters in length.

If you have questions, please talk with your school’s Learning Technology Integrator.

Phishing: It’s Okay to Be Suspicious!


The Department of Technology takes digital security very seriously. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we would like to share best practices around phishing.

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of pretending to be from a trustworthy, reputable company in order to get individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, usually over email.

You should never share your password with anyone, digitally or face-to-face. Continue reading

Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe has changed their licensing structure and considerably increased the cost. Also, our data reveals a decline in usage by staff and students in the lower grades.

As such, the Department of Technology has purchased licenses for every secondary teacher and student to have the Creative Cloud Suite provisioned to their ACPS account. Each account owner can go to the Software Center in the Start Menu to download the application and install the Adobe products. View step-by-step install directions »

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benefitsFOCUS: New Benefits Cards in October … and Again in January


New Anthem medical benefit cards are on the way! Your new card will contain updated information and must be used beginning October 1, at which time your old card will no longer be valid. And then … you will receive another new card in December for use beginning January 1. Learn more »

Attention all new 10/11-month employees: Continue reading

Military/Veterans: Upcoming Events, Affinity Group & Resources

Upcoming Events

Albemarle County Logo

Beginning at 6 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, September 10, REBOOT Recovery will offer a two-hour per week, 12-week course focused on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery. This free course provides practical help for veterans, service members, and families dealing with after effects of combat. Dinner is provided. Get registered »

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Educator Night @ the Museum – Sept. 17

 Amazement Square

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Amazement Square

Amazement Square is excited to offer educators a FREE night at the museum! Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, for Educator Night @ the Museum, including hands-on demonstrations of our school and outreach programs, a tour of the museum and our new education center, and a raffle to win a free field trip! Space is limited. Register by Friday, September 13! Continue reading

Blackboard Sunsetting


By now, you likely know that ACPS has partnered with Schoology for our new Learning Management System (LMS). Our contract with Blackboard, which has been our LMS for many years, ends October 1, 2019.

Over the summer, we worked with Schoology to transfer as much content as possible from Blackboard. If you are missing items or still need content moved, please be sure to take care of that by October 1. Continue reading