NEA Foundation Grants – Next Deadline: October 15

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers two grant opportunities for educators: 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

Interpretation/Translation Training – September 20 or 21

TranslateThe ESOL Office is offering its annual Interpretation/Translation Training to all teachers, teaching assistants, office associates, and any other school personnel who interpret in another language as part of their job duties. Past participants have reported that the brief training enhanced their skills in communicating with families. There are three options for this training: Continue reading

You’re Invited: Paramount Teacher Reception – Aug. 16

The Paramount Theater invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on August 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Mingle with fellow educators, preview the 2017-18 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees welcome! Please RSVP. Open the invitation as a PDF »Paramount Teacher Reception

We Notice: Nominate an Employee by March 24; Attend the Recognition Celebration on April 20

Put This on Your CalendarThe Albemarle County Student Advisory Council, in partnership with Albemarle County Public Schools, has kicked off the annual We Notice Program! Students, parents, and employees are invited to recognize a teacher or staff member whose work should be celebrated. Any ACPS employee (teacher, office associate, building services team member, teaching assistant, cafeteria worker, school nurse, bus driver) is eligible for recognition, but nominations must be received by March 24. Click here to nominate a staff member »

Join us for the We Notice Employee Recognition and Service Celebration on April 20, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the McIntire County Office Building, Lane Auditorium.

12-Month Employees: Reporting to Work During Inclement Weather

Snow Covered RoadAttention 12-month employees! In preparation for inclement weather season, you should be aware of the following:

For each weather event that affects the school schedule, the superintendent will provide guidance to 12-month employees regarding expectations for reporting to work. Minimally, notification will be available on the Closings & Delays web page and the School Schedule Hotline (434-296-5886). Staff also may elect to enroll in our Electronic School Notification System (ESNS) to receive inclement weather notifications and other important messages. Continue reading

Get Involved: Albemarle County Food Drive, Oct. 17 – Nov. 10

Food DriveAgain, this year, Albemarle County is hosting Albemarle Against Hunger, a food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Each year, school participation is a vital factor in the success of our food drive! If you would like your school to participate, please communicate with your principal. Your school administrator needs only to contact Jennifer Butler (jabutler@k12albemarle.org) in the Office of Strategic Communications to get started. The event kicks off Monday, October 17! Continue reading

Paramount Arts Education Teacher Reception – August 18

The Paramount Theater invites ALL school division employees to their annual Teacher Reception on August 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Come mingle with fellow educators, preview the 2016-17 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount as a classroom resource. Open the invitation as a PDF »

Paramount Art Education Teacher Reception

Summer Compressed Work Week: ACPS Procedure Brief

Summer 4-Day Work WeekPolicy 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