Survey: ACPS Response to the Covid-19 Crisis

We Want Your Feedback

Your opinions are a vital part of the school division’s decision-making process! Please take three minutes to listen to Superintendent Haas describe how you can help ACPS evaluate our response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Then, take our survey to share your recent experiences and offer your advice. Please participate by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Continue reading

ACPS Budget Survey: Please Participate by May 6

Dear Colleagues:

I hope you will take a few minutes to watch my video message about the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having, not only on public health, but on our economy. Projections are that COVID-19’s economic damage will be equal to or greater than that of the Great Recession earlier this century.

The impact on the delivery of public services, including education, will be severe. The school division now is facing substantial reductions in revenue from both the local government and the state.

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Support Our Fundraiser This Friday: Wear Jeans & Donate $1

Matt wearing jeans at work

Don’t forget: This Friday, April 19, is our division-wide fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. All employees are invited to wear jeans for a cause and donate $1.00 to support the Food Bank.

Every dollar collected will go straight to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, which benefits our whole community, including many of our students and families in need. One dollar pays for four meals, so $10 pays for 40 meals, and $100 pays for 400 meals! Just think, if every single one of us wore jeans this Friday and chipped in a dollar, together we could provide enough funding to the Food Bank to pay for 10,000 meals for people in need in our community! Continue reading

Recording of March 7 Budget Q&A Now Available

Albemarle Rising

Last Thursday, March 7, Superintendent Matthew Haas hosted a video webinar on the School Board’s 2019-20 Funding Request. Following a presentation, employees had the opportunity to ask questions through an online chat. Thank you to everyone who participated!

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here. You also can view a transcript of the online chat, which contains the Q&A portion of the event. Continue reading

Weekly Check-in Reminders: Pi Day & Our Fundraising Poll

Matt Haas

March 14 is Pi (ℼ) Day! Per the Superintendent’s February 15 Weekly Check-in, if you decide to wear a T-shirt that promotes math on ℼ Day, please send a photo of yourself wearing the T-shirt to Christine Thompson (cthompson@k12albemarle.org) by noon on March 15. The wearers of the three best t-shirts will win a FREE pair of athletic shoes from either Crozet Running or Ragged Mountain Running. This opportunity is open to all employees!

Also, don’t forget to vote in our Fundraising Poll! Please participate by noon tomorrow, March 12. For more details, please revisit the March 8 Weekly Check-in.

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, November 2

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

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

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, October 26

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

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