Teaching Licensure Q&A Sessions – May 28 & 29

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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

ACPS PD

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!

Registration Open for Responsive Classroom & Developmental Design Summer Institutes

ACPS PD

Interested in building a supportive and productive classroom community? Want to learn how social and emotional learning support student engagement and academic achievement?

Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs are two pillars of our commitment to meeting the social-emotional learning needs of our students. We are excited that both of these summer professional learning opportunities will move forward despite the uncertainty brought on by Covid-19. Continue reading

Message from School Board Chair, Jonno Alcaro

Jonno Alcaro

Dear Teachers and Classified Staff,

I am writing this note to you because at this difficult time in our community, country and world, you remain among the most important contributors to the lives of children. You continue to invest yourselves in educating and supporting those who will one day lead us, including through such hard times as those now before us. Our School Board could not be more grateful to you. Continue reading

Graduation Plans for the Class of 2020

Class of 2020

As we continue to deal with the impact of public health requirements that keep our community safe from the spread of COVID-19 illness, a good deal of our recent planning has been devoted to graduation. As much as it is possible under the current conditions, we are determined to provide all graduates and their families with a memorable celebratory experience that appropriately honors their achievements.

The school division has just shared our Graduation Plans for the Class of 2020 with all high school seniors and their families.