Email Storage Expansion for All & Productivity PD for ACPS Teachers

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ACPS teachers, office associates, and other support staff engage in a high volume of email correspondence with families, colleagues, and school administrators. Currently, ACPS employees have access to 250MB of email storage through Outlook Exchange, the email application provided by Albemarle County Public Schools. In an effort to further support teachers and all employees, the Department of Learning Engineering, Accessibility and Design (LEAD) will adjust the storage limit of all email accounts to 2G. Doing so will expand email storage by 800%. This change will take effect on February 1.

In addition, the Learning Technology team will host a series of professional learning opportunities for ACPS teachers in February titled, Tips for Managing Your Digital World as an Educator. Continue reading

CBIC Awards: Nominate an Educator or Student by Jan. 31!

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The CBIC Awards highlight and honor the region’s educators and students that best embody attributes of innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. The awards seek to bridge the innovative use of technology in the classroom with local businesses to foster collaboration and a sense of community.

Please consider nominating yourself or any of your colleagues for one of the following two awards. Nominations are due by January 31. Continue reading

Shenandoah Region Librarian of the Year – Deadline: Jan. 31

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The Shenandoah Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) is seeking applications for the region’s Librarian of the Year Award. If you know an outstanding librarian, please consider offering a letter of support and encourage him or her to apply for the award. The deadline for applications is January 31, and all applicants must be VAASL members.

Time and Attendance System Implementation Update

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As you are aware, our intent was to begin the rollout of the new time and attendance system in March. As we have worked toward that goal, it has become evident that we need more time to allow for sufficient system testing, training, and communication. As such, we have decided to delay the implementation.

The new Implementation Timeline is as follows: Continue reading

VEA Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference: Feb. 15-16

VEA Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference

Virginia ​Education ​Association (VEA) ​is ​pleased ​to ​announce ​the ​Recruiting ​and ​Retaining ​Teachers ​of ​Color ​Conference, ​February ​15-16, ​2019, in Norfolk. ​Come ​to ​engage ​in ​discussions ​leading ​to ​greater ​diversity ​in ​hiring ​practices ​across ​the ​school ​divisions ​in ​the ​Commonwealth. Continue reading

VaSCL & VASCD Offering Professional Learning Events in Charlottesville This February

In February, two regional professional development events will be held in Charlottesville: VaSCL’s Engage Every Family: Every Student Learns on Wednesday, February 27, and VASCD’s Whole Child Institute on Thursday, February 28. Both relate to our strategic priorities.

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Speak Up Survey: Participate by Jan. 31

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ACPS Educators: Each year the Speak Up Survey provides our district with rich data that helps us make important decisions for students. Through this survey, we learn how students use technology, what technologies are important to teachers, how our use of technology aligns with the needs of our families, and more. Continue reading

Weighted Grades: Three Upcoming Feedback Opportunities for High School Teachers – Jan. 9, 10 & 15

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Dear Colleagues:

Two years ago, our School Board adopted an updated view of our high school curricula, expanding beyond our traditional focus on developing content knowledge to include greater emphasis on the acquisition of workplace skills. The latter included such related student interests as career exploration, community engagement, and civic responsibility. The Board’s intent was to better position us to meet our one strategic goal for students—that they graduate with the skills and competencies needed for college and career success. Continue reading

Are You Registered for Community Emergency Alerts?

CodeREDThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. By registering, residents may receive alerts about critical situations, such as weather warnings and emergency events, and necessary actions. Subscribers can select the type of alerts they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »

Calendar Survey Results Prompt a Second Draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar

Calendar Draft 2The Calendar Committee has created a second draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar in response to survey feedback.

The purpose of our recent calendar survey was to collect community input on the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. In total, 1,018 students, parents, employees, and community members reviewed the initial draft and provided feedback over a two-week period, from November 2-16. Thank you to everyone who participated for engaging in the calendar development process. View the survey results »

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