Are Your Students Having Trouble Connecting to the Internet?

No Internet

The Department of Technology needed to perform an update to our internet filter this week. If after the update students are unable to connect to the internet, please have them restart their laptop (rather than selecting “shut down” or “log off”). Also, please remind all students to restart their computer on a regular basis, as this keeps the computer healthy and running in the most efficient way. Continue reading

Annual State of the Division Report

State of the Division 2019

Our annual State of the Division report serves to provide information to the School Board and school community about the school division’s successes and challenges from the previous school year. The State of the Division 2019 report highlights growth worth celebrating, but it also reveals deficiencies. We titled the report, “A Work in Progress,” acknowledging that the core of our work as a public school system is about generating progress, and that, as a community of learners, we are committed to continuous improvement. Visit the State of the Division web page »

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Monday Means It’s Time to Approve Your Timecard!

Kronos Time and Attendance

Every Monday, all employees need to log in to their Kronos account to approve last week’s timecard. This will be the last weekly Compass reminder about approving your timecard, so if you haven’t done so already, the Kronos team highly encourages you to add a recurring reminder on your calendar to prompt you to approve your timecard each Monday.

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2019-20 Class Size Report

Report

Earlier this month, the school division provided the 2019-20 Class Size Report to the School Board. The report consists of data collected for every school in the division as of September 30 of this year.

Low class size has been a competitive strength of our school division, and that continues to be the case this year. As the report shows, class size across all of our schools continues to average fewer than 22 students. Continue reading

Updated Policy Regarding Use of Air Fresheners and Scented Products

Student Using Inhaler

The Albemarle County School Board recently adopted an update to Policy EBAC, Environmental Management, to discontinue the use of scented products (plug-in or spray air fresheners, reed diffusers, etc.) in ACPS facilities and buses. The policy was updated out of concern for our students, employees and visitors, as strong scents and fragrances can contribute to poor indoor air quality that can be unhealthy to building occupants. Continue reading

DBQ Project Introductory Workshop on Jan. 29

DBQ Online

January 29, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Center I | Sign Up

Come learn how to effectively and efficiently use our new DBQ Online resource, which ACPS purchased for grades 6-12. This introductory workshop is designed to excite teachers new to the DBQ pedagogy and reinvigorate teachers who are already steeped in the DBQ experience. Join us on January 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center I! Continue reading

Greenshades Survey: Please Participate by Dec. 20

Greenshades

Key leaders in Albemarle County Local Government and Public Schools are partnering with County Information Technology Departments to strengthen our organization’s defenses against cyber liability attacks. Phishing scams attempt to gain access to employee email and Greenshades accounts where employees can access their payroll information. In order to help strengthen our system defenses against these attacks, Greenshades permits users to enable two-factor authentication.

Please participate in a brief, six-question survey to help us determine if we should use two-factor authentication for Greenshades. Please respond by Friday, December 20: Take the survey »

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