In concert with declarations by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the School Board has approved providing a four-hour holiday for employees scheduled to work on Wednesday, November 27. As such, the County Office Building and all school facilities will close four hours early on November 27. This day was already scheduled as a non-student day as part of the Thanksgiving break.
We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and extend our thanks and gratitude for what you do each day for our students.
The 2020-21 calendar development process is underway! Each year, the Calendar Committee works to produce a school calendar that supports our goals to engage students, improve opportunities and achievement, and get the most productivity out of our resources. Your feedback is an essential part of the calendar development process!
Please review the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2020-21 calendar and provide your feedback by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26:
Welcome to Quarter 2! We hope you have had a productive beginning of the school year. The Department of Technology has some updates for you:
Google Domain Updates
Chrome extensions and Google add-ons are powerful tools that unlock the functionality of G Suite applications. To help ensure safe behaviors online, the Department of Technology has vetted a list of extensions for students that support a wide range of learning needs. Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Christine Diggs, has published an article in CIO Review, Supporting K-12 Digital Transformation: The Changing Role of the Technology Department. Check it out!
Thank you, Christine, for representing ACPS so well!
It’s a pie sale! CATEC’s 18th annual Culinary Arts Thanksgiving Fundraiser will accept orders through noon on Friday, November 15! Pumpkin or apple … or both! Get yours now »
Phase II will launch on November 16! All regular full- and part-time employees who were not part of the Kronos Phase I implementation will begin using the new time and attendance system on Saturday, November 16.
- Make sure you’ve completed your training module. All employees who are going live with Kronos in Phase II should complete their training module by Friday, November 15. You can access the online training modules on the Time and Attendance website. Continue reading
November 11 – Veterans Day Ceremony @ 11 a.m.
November 13 – Veterans Affinity Group Meet and Greet @ 5:30 p.m.
November 13 – Roll Call Veteran Care Fair @ 6 p.m.
This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the local American Legion will sponsor a Veterans Day Ceremony in the auditorium at COB McIntire. Everyone is invited to join the celebration at 11 a.m.; refreshments will follow in the lobby. Continue reading
Albemarle County Government IT and Payroll are aware that a number of employees are not able to view their leave balances on their October paystub through Greenshades. While we are working diligently to correct this issue, please rest assured: Your leave balances have not been affected. Continue reading
What’s the BIG news?
Your benefits Open Enrollment window (November 1st through November 15th) is open NOW! Any changes you make to your medical/dental/FSA/HSA elections during the upcoming Open Enrollment period will go into effect January 1, 2020, and will run through December 31, 2020. Continue reading
Phase I of Kronos, our new time and attendance system, launched on October 19 for Broadus Wood Elementary School, Sutherland Middle School, Building Services, Fiscal Services, the Department of Technology, the Superintendent’s Office, and certain central office departments. Phase II, including all other ACPS schools and departments, will launch on Saturday, November 16.
All employees who will begin using the Kronos system in Phase II should complete the appropriate training module by Friday, November 15. You can access the training modules for exempt and non-exempt employees and teachers through our Time and Attendance web page. The flex day on November 4 might be the perfect time to complete your training! Continue reading