Do you want to be part of the solution to this division-wide concern? Continue reading
Suppose one of your students has been coming to school late and her grades are starting to slip. You call home to discuss with the parent, but it is clear that the woman who answers the phone speaks a language other than English. You hang up and wonder how you can best engage with your student’s family. Then you remember that Albemarle County Public Schools has a number of protocols and resources in place to help bridge the school-to-home gap! Continue reading
Attention all school office associates (OAs) and bookkeepers: You are required to attend Professional Administrative Day on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon in the Albemarle High School Cafeteria. Participation is optional for department OAs and bookkeepers. All 10/11-month employees will be compensated for their time. View invitation »
The International & ESOL office has officially moved to its new location at the Northside Library! The International & ESOL Welcome Center welcomes new international families to our schools and programs, registers families for school, provides language interpreters and translation services, and facilitates professional learning. You can assist us with spreading the word about our new location by sharing this flyer with families who come in contact with or ask about our office. We always recommend that families call our Welcome Center (434-296-6517) prior to dropping by, since staff may be out at schools or assisting other families.
A big THANK YOU to our office associates for being such great supporters of learners and learning! We hope the 2015 OA Summer Meeting provided an engaging forum for you to share ideas and brainstorm with your counterparts. In case you were unable to attend a session, or even the whole meeting, several of the roundtable presenters have provided their session materials below. Best wishes for a great school year! Continue reading
You’re invited! The Virginia Workforce Center, in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is offering a FREE workshop entitled “Customer Service in Action,” on Monday, August 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will define the components of quality customer service; understand the importance of effectively communicating with customers; explore the impact of positive and negative communication practices on customer interactions; and identify personal actions that will improve delivery of on-the-job customer service. Continue reading
The Reusable Office Supply Exchange (ROSE) Program collects gently or never-used office supplies from departments throughout the University of Virginia and makes them available to the community. Teachers: Visit the Recycling Office Warehouse and take whatever supplies you like! The ROSE Program is located in the Recycling building at the end of Leake Drive (map below), and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Typical materials are pictured below, and additional materials are expected after May 11. If accessing the facility during operating hours is an issue for an interested teacher, contact Lindsay Snoddy (email@example.com) with request details. Continue reading
View a more current version of this information:
Communicating With English Learner Families: A Guide for Teachers and Staff (March 8, 2018)
Suppose one of your students has been coming to school late and her grades are starting to slip. You call home to discuss with the parent, but it’s clear that the woman who answers the phone doesn’t understand English. You hang up and wonder how you can communicate better with your student’s family.
Did you know that Albemarle County Public Schools has an interpreting and translating system that can help staff bridge the gap with limited English speaking parents? Continue reading