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


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

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

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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.

Step 1

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

Important: If You Haven’t Had Your Computer Reimaged, You Won’t Be Able to Connect to the ACPS Network Beginning Feb. 14

Windows 10 Important Update

Last summer, the Department of Technology announced a plan to reimage every ACPS computer assigned to staff and students. The purpose of the reimage was to update our computers to Windows 10, the current Microsoft operating system. This update serves to protect our network from data breaches and viruses that can negatively impact our employees and students. The original deadline for this project was October 1, 2019; however, there are still employees who have not scheduled with their TSS to have their computer reimaged.

Please note: Any computer that has not been updated to the Windows 10 operating system by February 14, 2020, will no longer be able to log in to the ACPS network. Continue reading

LEAD Wishes You a Great Summer!


Thank you for all you do every day in our school communities. The Department of Learning Engineering, Access, and Design (LEAD) wishes you the very best that summer has to offer.

Remember our 90-day password requirement! We recommend that you change your password before you leave. Did you know we have a Self Password Reset portal that you can set up? This would be a great task for you to complete before you leave for the summer. Continue reading

Required Online Annual Training for All Employees – Complete by November 14

Required Annual TrainingOn November 8, all employees received an email announcement regarding Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), a yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Don’t forget to complete this required training by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Here’s a quick review of how it works: Continue reading

Required Maintenance for Windows Computers

Windows InterfaceAll staff members using a Windows-based computer will need to have their computer updated by their Client Services Specialist (CSS) prior to the start of next school year.

Teachers: You have the option of scheduling time with your CSS to have your computer updated before the new school year begins, or you may turn in your computer for the summer and have it returned to you during pre-service week. Please indicate your choice through the Summer Laptop Update Preference Form* and share your decision with your CSS. Continue reading

VDOE Licensure Requirements

VDOE LogoAttention all ACPS employees who hold a Virginia Teaching License:

1. As you are aware, your Virginia teaching license must be renewed every five years. Current Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) regulations require all teachers to complete 4-6 mandatory training requirements each time they renew their license. This is recent change. The required mandatory trainings vary based on endorsement area. Regardless of endorsement area, all teachers must complete the following: Continue reading

Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology: LICENSURE RENEWAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Virginia Department of Health ProfessionsAttention all Speech-Language Pathologists: It’s time to renew your license! All Virginia Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) licenses will expire on December 31, 2017. Emails have been sent to all license holders. PLEASE NOTE: No paper notices will be mailed this year, and all renewals MUST be completed online. Get more information about renewal »

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ALL Employees: Complete the 2017-18 Online Annual Training (OATs) by Nov. 3

Required Annual TrainingIt’s time once again for Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), your yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Please complete this required training by Friday, November 3, 2017.

It takes about 20 minutes to complete the 3-step process: (1) View the 2017-18 OATs presentation; (2) successfully complete a short online quiz; and (3) certify that you have completed the training.

For more information, including detailed sign-in instructions, a video tutorial, and what to do if you experience technical issues, view the memo to staff from Deputy Superintendent Matt Haas.

Open Enrollment Website Now Live!

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Get all of the information you need about Open Enrollment by visiting the Open Enrollment website—it’s live today!

Between August 1 and 18, all Albemarle County employees should access the Open Enrollment system to verify personal and benefits information, make changes to pre-tax medical and dental elections, and enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA/Beneplus).

WHY is it important to participate in Open Enrollment each year? The FAQs page has the answers you need »