The Horizon 2020 Update newsletter features examples of the Albemarle County Public Schools strategic plan, Horizon 2020, in action. The first issue of 2016-17 highlights Western Albemarle’s mini-med school; Naviance, a new college and career readiness resource for students; and modifications to the Teacher Performance Appraisal process. Open Issue 1 »
If you have an event taking place in your school that showcases the implementation of our strategic plan, submit your event for inclusion in a future issue of the Horizon 2020 Update. Visit the archive »
Policy Reference GCA, Personnel Definitions
School and central office staff may institute a compressed work week for the dates ranging from June 20 through July 22, 2016. A compressed work week gives us the benefit of an extra day off by allowing employees to work the usual number of hours in fewer days per week. Our work week is defined as a 40-hour work week. We propose that, during the work weeks in the range here defined, employees working during the summer may work four 10-hour days each week and have a three-day weekend. Continue reading
Issue 3 of Horizon 2020 Update features the newly opened fitness center at Henley Middle School, the Momentum program at Jack Jouett Middle School, and the co-teaching model being implemented at Yancey Elementary School. Continue reading
Albemarle Innovators is a publication that celebrates the work of teachers in Albemarle County Public Schools. Issue 2 of Albemarle Innovators highlights librarian Anita Mays and her introduction of maker tubs at Baker-Butler Elementary School; kindergarten teacher Deb Zehnter’s use of genius hour at Broadus Wood Elementary; and the Crozet Elementary fifth grade team’s work on studying the water quality of community streams and rivers. Continue reading
As a reminder, school will be in session on Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7, to make up for days schools were closed for inclement weather.
The last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The last work day for teachers will be the following day, Wednesday, June 8.
Issue 2 of the Horizon 2020 Update newsletter features the work of the ACPS career specialists, the newly opened learning space at the Western Albemarle Environmental Studies Academy, the newly revamped OA structure at the county office building, and the “Mind the Gap” program from Cale Elementary School. All of these highlights showcase how the ACPS strategic plan is being implemented within our school district. Continue reading
We’re highlighting the innovative work of our teachers and staff through a new publication, Albemarle Innovators! In this inaugural issue, we’re celebrating Erin Percival, Science 6 and Creative Design teacher at Sutherland; Andrew Sherogan, Art teacher at Meriwether Lewis; and Albemarle High School’s Team 19. Read Issue 1 »
Do you know someone in your school or department who deserves recognition for their innovative work with students? Continue reading
As part of our continuous improvement plan, the school division is asking teachers and administrators to provide feedback on the teacher performance appraisal (TPA) process through a brief survey. The survey is open now and will stay open until the end of the day on Friday, February 26. We anticipate the survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Participate in the survey »
If you have questions about the survey or the process, please contact Patrick McLaughlin, Strategic Planning Officer (email@example.com), or Clare Keiser, Assistant Director of Educator Quality (firstname.lastname@example.org).