On November 8, all employees received an email announcement regarding Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), a yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Don’t forget to complete this required training by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
The process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Here’s a quick review of how it works: Continue reading
In case you missed it … Albemarle County Public Schools has launched two surveys for community feedback—one to inform the Superintendent’s 2019-20 funding request, and the other on an initial draft of the 2019-20 school year calendar. Both surveys will remain open through Friday, November 16. Continue reading
Teacher Landing Pages are no longer required by ACPS, and we are beginning the process of transitioning away from those sites hosted on the ACPS website (a.k.a., “SharePoint”) at https://www3.k12albemarle.org/teachers. Links to all old SharePoint-based landing pages will be removed from School Staff Directories on November 16!
We urge teachers who wish to maintain an ACPS-hosted web presence to act now to choose an alternative: Continue reading
November 15, 2018 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary
JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Thursday, November 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. View the program brochure »
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Division Compass (or “Compass” for short) is a communication tool intended to keep Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) employees apprised of important, interesting and helpful information. The primary goal of the Compass is to improve employee engagement, and ultimately organizational effectiveness.
For the last five years, the Compass has existed as an online, subscription-based news blog. In accordance with direction provided by division leadership, the Compass is discontinuing its subscription option; beginning today, all ACPS employees will receive notification of new Compass posts via email. Continue reading
Dear Compass Subscribers,
Beginning Tuesday, November 6, all Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) employees will receive notification of new Compass posts via email. Our goals are to expand the reach of our division communications and streamline our messaging, so we are discontinuing our subscription option and moving to an auto-enroll format. Continue reading
A thought for next week: “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” — C.S. Lewis
Happy Friday! I am so excited that today is Making Connections day in Albemarle County Public Schools! Yes, I am excited that our educators have signed up for informative and engaging sessions with visiting presenters in fields that will help us keep getting better and better in this noble work we do. Continue reading
No matter when you are planning to retire, you probably have questions, like: How much money will I need in retirement? Where will it come from? How does VRS work? What are my options for saving? How does health insurance work when I retire? For answers to these questions and much more, you should attend the Retirement Planning Seminar! Continue reading
A thought for next week: “Everything looks like failure in the middle.” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Happy Friday! This week was National School Bus Safety Week. I had brunch with all the bus drivers and crews over at the Vehicle Maintenance Facility on Tuesday. Principals, assistant principals, and even a few Board members were there. Continue reading