Taking Care of Yourself This Summer: A Message From BeWell Albemarle

Albemarle BeWell

Dear ACPS Employees: As you wind down this most unusual school year, we want you to know that BeWell Albemarle understands that your emotional needs during this challenging time may not be minimized by the start of the summer break. Be assured: We are here for you.

The BeWell Albemarle team is working throughout the summer, and we’ll be available to listen, answer your questions, and provide you with resources, such as those listed below, to help you with your challenges as we move through this new world together: Continue reading

Guidance Regarding Work Expectations; Pay, Leave and Benefits; and Using Kronos


Dear School Division Employees,

Thank you for your patience as we continue to sort out all of the intricacies of the school division’s closure due to COVID-19. Through this message, I would like to share with you some employee-related information. Some of this is informational, and some will require action on your part. Our goal throughout the closure period is to maintain a basic level of service to our students, staff and community. Continue reading

Inside Albemarle: Important Information for Employees Regarding COVID-19

Inside Albemarle COVID-19

With confirmed COVID-19 cases in our community, Albemarle County Human Resources (HR) wants you to be aware of services available to you and recent changes to out of pocket costs on our medical plan. Inside Albemarle’s COVID-19 site provides important and up-to-date information to help you stay informed about topics related to COVID-19 and how they may impact you, including policies, procedures, benefits, and more.

Please bookmark this site for easy reference to resources like:

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COVID-19: ACPS Communications & Resources


You can stay in-the-know regarding Albemarle County Public Schools’ COVID-19-related activities by visiting the division’s COVID-19 Management Plan web page.

Available resources include the division’s three-phased COVID-19 plan; printable versions of the plan in English and Spanish; copies of community messages (email and voice); relevant ACPS news releases; links to informative COVID-19 websites and resources; information about the Thomas Jefferson Health District’s COVID-19 Hotline; and, coming soon, answers to frequently asked questions. Continue reading

Onsite Flu + Vaccination Clinics Are Underway!

Flu Shot Sticker

All Albemarle County employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered on the County health plan. View the clinic schedule »

In addition to the flu shot, other vaccinations will be available, including: Continue reading

Standing Together When Tragedy Hits Home, Plus Two Webinars on “Coping with Traumatic Events” on June 10

Optima Health EAP

Hello ACPS employees,

Included below are resources from Optima, our Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provider. In addition to their crisis line and in-person counseling, Optima offers distance counseling where you can talk with a counselor using a smartphone or computer with video capability rather than making an office appointment.

Also, we are offering two webinars for Albemarle County employees on Coping with Traumatic Events: Emotional and Psychological Safety in the Wake of Tragedy. Sessions will be facilitated by one of our EAP clinicians on Monday, June 10, at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT. Continue reading

Are You Registered for Community Emergency Alerts?

CodeREDThe Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. By registering, residents may receive alerts about critical situations, such as weather warnings and emergency events, and necessary actions. Subscribers can select the type of alerts they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »

Onsite Flu & Tdap Vaccination Clinics Start Today!

Get Your Flu Shot HereBeWell Albemarle has partnered with Giant Pharmacy to offer onsite flu clinics at 50+ Albemarle County locations in October and November! All Albemarle County employees (including part-time and temporary employees, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and Tdap vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered through the County’s health plan. Clinics start today, October 9! View the clinic schedule »