Message from School Board Chair, Jonno Alcaro

Jonno Alcaro

Dear Teachers and Classified Staff,

I am writing this note to you because at this difficult time in our community, country and world, you remain among the most important contributors to the lives of children. You continue to invest yourselves in educating and supporting those who will one day lead us, including through such hard times as those now before us. Our School Board could not be more grateful to you. Continue reading

Reminder: January 21 Is a Flex Day

Working from Home

As a reminder, Monday, January 20, is a holiday, and Tuesday, January 21, is a flex day. Flex days are designated for teachers to work on report cards, plan for instruction, and complete other tasks related to their work. On flex days, teachers may perform their work at school or another location, as their responsibilities permit.

School-based office associates and other school staff scheduled to work also may use January 21 as a flex day, if their responsibilities permit and with the pre-approval of their principal. Continue reading

Interested in Applying for a Bama Works Grant?

Bama Works: Dave Matthews Band Gives Back

The Bama Works Fund, a grant created by the Dave Matthews Band to support community initiatives in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, is currently accepting applications. There are two deadlines: February 1 (decision in mid-June) and August 1 (decision in mid-December). The award can be up to $10,000, which could help make your educational ideas a reality!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, to discuss your proposal. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities โ€“ Next Deadline: Feb. 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

Additional Thanksgiving Holiday Leave for 12-Month Employees

Happy Thanksgiving

In concert with declarations by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the School Board has approved providing a four-hour holiday for employees scheduled to work on Wednesday, November 27. As such, the County Office Building and all school facilities will close four hours early on November 27. This day was already scheduled as a non-student day as part of the Thanksgiving break.

We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and extend our thanks and gratitude for what you do each day for our students.

Flex Days in 2019-20: November 4, January 21, March 3 & April 3

Telecommuting

The following 2019-20 teacher workdays will be flex days: November 4, January 21, March 3, and April 3 (half-day). These days are designated for teachers to work on report cards, plan for instruction, and complete other tasks related to their work. On flex days, teachers may perform their work at school or another location, as their responsibilities permit. Continue reading

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities โ€“ Next Deadline: Oct. 15

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Success Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Continue reading

Opportunity for Teachers, TAs, OAs & Athletic Coaches

Bus Driver on Athletic Trip

Attention Teachers, TAs, OAs, and Athletic Coaches: Would you like to help our student athletes while earning extra income? Transportation Services is in need of Substitute School Bus Drivers for athletic trips during the week and weekends. We also have driving work available over the summer. Apply now ยป

Benefits: Continue reading

We Notice: Nominate a Colleague by April 10

We Notice

The ACPS County Student Advisory Council has launched their annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity for students, parents, employees, and community members to recognize a teacher or staff member whose work should be celebrated. Recognition can be given to any staff member who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers. Nominate a colleague today!

UPDATE: The nomination deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 10. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 25.

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities โ€“ Next Deadline: June 1

The NEA Foundation

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading