Don’t Forget to Complete the Required COVID-19 Safety Training by Sept. 8!

Important

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).

Step 1 involves watching a 22-minute training video. Step 2 (the final step) asks employees to certify that they have watched the training video by completing a brief form. Continue reading

Zoom Guidelines

Zoom Logo

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

Sept. 3 Division Level Meeting Schedule

September 3

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.

Required COVID-19 Safety Training – Complete by Sept. 8

Action Required

In compliance with State Code ยง16VAC25-60-220, 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.

Step 1

Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading

Required Safety Training for K-8 Science Teachers

Safety Training

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

Pre-Service and Fall Professional Learning Opportunities

2020-21 Back to School ACPS PD

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

Superintendent Haas Welcomes Educators to the 2020-21 School Year

Dr. Haas shares his thoughts about the division’s potential for greatness and the essential part our educators play in making Albemarle County Public Schools a high-performing school division focused on improving equity of opportunity and delivering high-quality teaching and learning.

Summer Professional Development Sessions Are Ready!

ACPS PD

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