In compliance with state code and in partnership with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, ACPS has developed a two-part COVID-19 Safety Training for employees. As a reminder, every ACPS employee, regardless of position, should complete this training by Tuesday, September 8 (the first day of school).
Please reference the ACPS Zoom Guidelines for detailed information about requirements for student privacy, best practices for using Zoom with synchronous instruction, and Recording and Uploading Zoom Meetings. This guide is a fluid resource that we will continue to update as needed. As we add content, we will update the Index to include a link to the new information. Continue reading
Several groups will be meeting on Thursday, September 3, for the final half-day of division meetings during our pre-service days. Please review the Schedule of Meetings. If you are not part of any of the scheduled meetings on the morning of September 3, then the full day is yours to use as a teacher workday.
Questions? Please email any Lead Coach.
In compliance with State Code §16VAC25-60-220, Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention, Albemarle County Public Schools is requiring ALL STAFF to complete COVID-19 Employee Safety Training. As we continue the Return to School plan, it is important that all employees are aware of how to stay safe at school and work. Employees should complete Steps 1 and 2 by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading
Attention all elementary and middle school science teachers: All K-8 science teachers need to participate in safety training. The VDOE is offering two safety webinars on August 31 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. As another option, ACPS Lead Coach Katina Dudley will be offering a safety training opportunity on September 3 during division PLC. Please register for the meeting that best suits your schedule. Continue reading
As we prepare for the return of students and the start of the year, we have put together a series of optional professional development sessions. From teacher wellness to managing Zoom sessions, we have used feedback and requests for specific topics to plan the menu of options available to support you. Multiple sessions start this week, so don’t delay! We will continue to add to this menu, so check our list of current sessions often to see what is available. Continue reading
The Department of Technology has been informed that Schoology will perform systemwide maintenance on Saturday, August 8, from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. During this window, there will be some site downtime. Please adjust your schedule and planning as necessary.
Questions? Please contact the ACPS Service Desk at 434-975-9444.
Secondary Teachers: The Schoology Support Team wants to make sure you are aware of the following information.
Teachers may utilize the End-of-Year Best Practices resource to create a reusable copy of all of their course content through the close of business on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Also, students will be able to see current courses until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Continue reading
This summer, our required professional development (PD) sessions are asynchronous and online. Sessions are housed in Schoology and can be accessed starting Wednesday, July 15. You can click here to sign in to Schoology or click on the Schoology icon on the ACPS Info for Staff page. You will use your ACPS username and password to sign in. (Note: If you have trouble accessing an item in Schoology, consider trying a different browser.)
You will receive 6 recertification points for completing the modules. Documentation of your participation will be done through Schoology and the completion of exit tickets within the sessions. Modules are open for completion from July 15 to August 31. Continue reading