Contracts for Licensed Teachers and Administrators: Signed Contracts Due by June 26

Electronic Contract

We are excited to announce that licensed teacher and administrator contracts for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent to you electronically this year! Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to innovate!

Contracts for licensed teachers and administrators will be sent to your ACPS work email address. They will be sent from “ACPS Contracts” ( on Friday, June 12, after the School Board approves reappointments Thursday evening. Continue reading

Taking Care of Yourself This Summer: A Message From BeWell Albemarle

Albemarle BeWell

Dear ACPS Employees: As you wind down this most unusual school year, we want you to know that BeWell Albemarle understands that your emotional needs during this challenging time may not be minimized by the start of the summer break. Be assured: We are here for you.

The BeWell Albemarle team is working throughout the summer, and we’ll be available to listen, answer your questions, and provide you with resources, such as those listed below, to help you with your challenges as we move through this new world together: Continue reading

CoderDojo Fellowship – Apply by June 12


Are you looking for a different type of professional learning experience? Would you enjoy trying new instructional strategies in an exciting multi-age learning environment? If so, please join Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs), Instructional Coaches, and Talent Development Resource Teachers for Virtual CoderDojo 2020. Continue reading

Return to Work, Phase 1

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

As public health conditions improve in Virginia and the governor begins lifting some of the public health restrictions regarding Covid-19, we are planning for your safe return to work.

These past several months have been trying for all of us, both as professionals and personally. I want to commend each of you for how well and how enthusiastically you have met the needs of our students, families, and each other, whether working from home or supporting programs in person, such as the distribution of meals to students and families in need. Continue reading

Teaching Licensure Q&A Sessions – May 28 & 29

Albemarle County/ACPS One Organization Committed to Excellence

Licensure Specialist Michael Thomas will be hosting two Licensure Q&A sessions this week:

Thursday, May 28, at 12 p.m.Click here to join
Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.Click here to join

Michael will review recent licensure modifications passed by the Virginia General Assembly (see below). These modifications address the hands-on aspect of CPR for renewal and initial licensure and the status of provisional licenses and renewable licenses that expire June 30, 2020. Keep in mind: All emergency modifications expire January 1, 2021. Continue reading

Summer Professional Development to Support Healthy Instruction in Any Setting


As we wrap up our work with students this spring, we are all turning our attention to preparing for working with students in August. Given that so much in our community remains unsure, our focus for summer professional development (PD) has shifted to provide timely support to help teachers prepare for and meet the challenges that lie ahead. Continue reading

2020 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony

Golden Apple

The 2020 Golden Apple Awards, sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry, were presented through a virtual ceremony yesterday, May 21. The awards honored 44 teachers from public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City for excellence in teaching and active community involvement. Congratulations to all of the recipients!