This weekend marks the anniversary of the illegal and traumatic events that brought so much pain and damage to our community one year ago. Although it is unclear what may happen, you should know there is no higher priority at all times in our school division than safeguarding the safety and security of every student and every member of our staff.
For the past several months, our division has been closely working with local government, law enforcement, public safety and regional partners on several preparatory measures to ensure that everyone is safe this weekend.
This Friday, all non-essential school staff will have the option of leaving their offices at 1 p.m. and concluding their workday from home. Continue reading
Attention 12-Month Employees: The holiday schedule for 2018-19 has been approved. For more information about leave, including holiday pay and more, please visit the Leave page on Human Resources’ Employee Benefits site.
Looking for a copy of the 2018-19 school schedule? Check out the 2018-19 Calendar-at-a-Glance, available on the school division’s Calendars page.
As a reminder, the last day of school on Thursday, June 7, is a half-day for students. The second half of the day is reserved as a Teacher Workday. EDEP after-school care will not operate on June 7.
Dismissal times for June 7 are as follows: Continue reading
As a reminder, Friday, March 30, is a half-day for students. The second half of the day is reserved as a Teacher Workday. EDEP after-school care will not operate on March 30.
Dismissal times for March 30 are as follows: Continue reading
School will be in session on Monday, February 19, to make up for the closure on January 8.
Important Note: February 19 will serve as the only inclement weather make-up day for the 2017-18 school year. Remaining days missed due to inclement weather will be made up with hours accumulated by the schools in excess of the minimum 990 hours required by the standards of accreditation.
If you’d like to review our inclement weather procedures, including the various ways you can find out about school schedule changes, please visit our Closings & Delays web page.
‘Tis the season … the season when snow, sleet, and freezing rain result in school schedule changes and early-morning wake-up calls.
Do you know how the school division makes and communicates scheduling decisions during inclement weather? Check out the Closings & Delays web page for all the details! In the meantime, here’s a quick reference: Continue reading
2018-19 calendar development is underway! Please tell us what you think: Start by reviewing the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2018-19 calendar. Then, participate in a brief survey to provide your feedback.
The survey will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on November 5. Thank you for engaging in the calendar development process!
As a reminder, the last day of school on Friday, June 9, is a half-day for students. The second half of the day is reserved as a Teacher Work Day. EDEP after-school care will not operate on June 9.
Dismissal times for June 9 are as follows: Continue reading
ACPS works to provide safe and fragrance-free soap through dispensers in restrooms and staff workroom areas. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned several antibacterial active ingredients found in antibacterial soap—triclosan and triclocarban are the most common. Manufacturers are no longer allowed to use these ingredients in antibacterial soap; however, soaps produced before the final rule may contain the banned ingredients.
Please refrain from bringing antibacterial soaps to school. If you are in need of a soap dispenser in an area, please contact your lead custodian. Continue reading