Albemarle County has again teamed up with Anthem to offer a Fitbit activity tracker to all regular* employees at a discounted and subsidized price. Each regular employee also can offer up to two friends and/or family members a discounted purchase price. Get the details »
This purchase window is open through June 30, 2019. Continue reading
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
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
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
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 »
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
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.
Below is a summary of Kronos training by employee group, including the general topics that will be covered: Continue reading
There’s a new computer image for all ACPS staff and students! The technology department created a stakeholder group to inform the creation of a robust, efficient computer image. Our goal is to reimage all ACPS technology before the start of the new school year. This will provide all employees with an equitable computer image for collaboration and consistency, and also help to ensure your laptop stays safe and virus free.
This reimage will take about half a day, so please plan to be without your computer during that time; we can provide a loaner computer if needed. We are flexible and will work with you and your schedule. Continue reading
As a reminder, the last day of school this Friday, June 7, is a half-day for students. The second half of the day is reserved as a Teacher Workday. EDEP after-school care will not operate on June 7.
Dismissal times for Friday are as follows: Continue reading
The digital citizenship, safety and security skills students learn today are extremely important, and they likely will use passwords throughout their lifetimes. With student digital safety in mind, next school year, all students in grades 3-12 must change their passwords a minimum of once per year. Continue reading