Additional Day of Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Celebrate 2018In alignment with the state’s holiday schedule, and in concert with local government’s decision, the Albemarle County School Board has granted 12-month employees an additional day of holiday leave on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. All school division offices will close at noon on Friday, December 22, and will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, January 3. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, joy-filled holiday!

Additional Thanksgiving & Winter Break Holiday Leave

Happy ThanksgivingAs a reminder, on Thursday, April 27, the Albemarle County School Board granted 12-month employees additional leave in alignment with the state’s holiday schedule: Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 (4 hours), and again on Friday, December 22 (4 hours). See the full holiday schedule for the 2017-18 school year (for 12-month employees) »

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 ( in the Office of Strategic Communications to get started. The event kicks off Monday, October 17! Continue reading