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Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

You are very much on my mind these days.

One truth that our community relearned since the COVID-19 shutdown on March 13 is that you can close buildings and bus routes, even such special events as graduation, but student learning growth and development still goes on. That’s because of what each of you have contributed to our students and families and to our mission. That hasn’t closed down.

I continue to admire your dedication and professionalism and I want you to know how important it is to me that our division take every possible action to protect your health and safety this school year. We will not open buildings without that assurance. Continue reading

New Calendar Options for 2020-21: Survey Open Through June 17

Calendar Update

Dear Colleagues:

As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.

Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading

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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Secondary Teachers: Schoology Survey & Year 2 Update

Schoology

Attention All Secondary Teachers: As we approach the middle of our first year of Schoology implementation, we ask that you participate in a survey focused on Year 1 minimum expectations, future professional development opportunities, and student use of Schoology. Take the survey »

Please provide your feedback by Friday, January 24. We are looking for 100% participation from secondary teachers. Continue reading

Electronic School Notification System Survey – Please Participate by Jan. 21

Mobile Notifications

Albemarle County Public Schools is evaluating the performance and effectiveness of our Electronic School Notification System (ESNS). We currently use this system to communicate important information and emergency alerts to parents/guardians and employees by phone, email, and text messaging.

Please help us assess our existing system by participating in a survey: Open the survey »

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Greenshades Survey: Please Participate by Dec. 20

Greenshades

Key leaders in Albemarle County Local Government and Public Schools are partnering with County Information Technology Departments to strengthen our organization’s defenses against cyber liability attacks. Phishing scams attempt to gain access to employee email and Greenshades accounts where employees can access their payroll information. In order to help strengthen our system defenses against these attacks, Greenshades permits users to enable two-factor authentication.

Please participate in a brief, six-question survey to help us determine if we should use two-factor authentication for Greenshades. Please respond by Friday, December 20: Take the survey »

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Community Satisfaction Survey Now Open: Please Participate by Dec. 20

Customer Satisfaction

ACPS invites you, along with students, parents, and community members, to participate in our Community Satisfaction Survey by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 20. Your feedback will provide the school division with valuable operational information that we will use as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. Your responses also will inform the development of our 2020-21 budget and our long-range planning decisions. Continue reading