End-of-Year Message from Superintendent Haas

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Congratulations, everyone, on completing what will no doubt be remembered as the most challenging school year we have experienced. As we close out the 2020-21 school year, my hope is that each of you will take time over the summer to rest, reset and recharge. You deserve it!

Thank you for your courage, your willpower, your creativity, and your love and concern for our students and their families. I hope you’ll take just a moment to watch my end-of-year “thank you” message:

Join Us for the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony on June 23!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Livestream

Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., as we celebrate outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Family members, friends, and members of the public are invited to tune in to watch the 2020-21 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony via livestream.

For details, please visit the Golden Apple Awards web page.

Summer of Self-Care Is Underway!

Summer of Self-Care

After such an unusual and stressful year, ACPS encourages all employees to take some time this summer to relax and rejuvenate. We invite you to visit our Summer of Self-Care web page for some summertime inspiration: You could grab a 7-day free pass to ACAC; support your health and well-being by taking a Self-Care Self-Assessment; sign up to win a free art kit; try out a new recipe; challenge yourself to hike a beautiful trail in the Shenandoah National Park; treat yourself to a free scoop of ice cream; or all of the above! Check out the calendar of events (ACPS login required) on our Summer of Self-Care web page for more activity suggestions and access to special offers for ACPS staff.

UVA Administration and Supervision Program – Info Sessions on June 9 & 24

UVA School of Education and Human Development

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 5 to 5:30 p.m. | Webinar Registration
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 4:30 to 5 p.m. | Webinar Registration

The Administration and Supervision program at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development will start a new cohort this fall. The application deadline is July 5. This master’s degree program is a 33-credit program with classes that are mostly online and synchronous, with some face-to-face experiences. View the program brochure »

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Next Grading Cohort Launches June 28 – Informational Meeting on June 16

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Secondary Teachers: In September 2020, ACPS adopted a grading policy that articulates our shared philosophy about the role and purpose of grades. To facilitate learning and implementation of current research-based practices on grading, all secondary teachers will be asked to complete the asynchronous Grading Module 1 prior to fall of 2022. Secondary teachers will have the opportunity to join cohorts this summer, throughout the 2021-22 school year, and during the summer of 2022.

The next cohort launches June 28! Continue reading

Reminder: Signed Teacher Contracts Due June 7

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Teachers who were reappointed by the School Board on May 13 were sent contracts from the ACPSContracts@albemarle.org account on May 24. As a reminder, these contracts are due on Monday, June 7. If you have not already done so, please sign, date and email your contract as a PDF to ACPSContracts@albemarle.org. You can direct any questions to the same address.

Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Summer Institutes: There’s Still Time to Register!

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Attention Teachers: It’s not too late to register for Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs Summer Institutes! Join colleagues in these 4-day virtual workshops and be ready to support the social and emotional learning needs of your students. Participants will receive a $300 stipend and recertification points for attending. New this year, we are adding a Developmental Designs section in July specifically designed for high school teachers!

Please use the links below to register and email Lauren Price with any questions: Continue reading