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
In response to the volume of questions and concerns received about issues related to immigration, Albemarle County has compiled a brochure outlining the County’s current policies and practices as they relate to immigration status: Factual Information Related to Immigration Status, Services, and Enforcement in Albemarle County. In an effort to ensure wide accessibility, these materials are being translated into Spanish and Arabic, and translated versions will be available at the same link when complete.
Recent news regarding a change to the school calendar: At their meeting on February 23, the School Board voted to restore Friday, March 31, as a Green Work Day (non-student day). Previously, March 31 was scheduled as an inclement weather make-up day. Now on March 31, eligible staff will commute via internet and telephone. Buildings will be in “weekend mode,” with reduced use of heating and air conditioning, fuel, and electricity. Students will not attend school. View the Standard Operating Procedure for Green Work Days »
January 2 and March 31 are Green Work Days for teachers and other eligible employees. Eligible staff will commute via internet and telephone. Buildings will be in “weekend mode,” with reduced use of heating and air conditioning, fuel, and electricity. Students will not attend school. Continue reading
In response to feedback from multiple stakeholders, including Teacher Advisory, Parent Council, Strategic Cabinet, and Planning Cabinet, along with 971 survey responses from students, parents, employees, and community members, a third draft of the 2017-18 School Year Calendar has been developed. Draft 3 will go before the School Board on December 8, 2016, at which time there will be an opportunity for public comment. Learn more about the calendar development process »
Regardless of how you feel about it, winter weather is in our not-so-distant future. Are you “in the know” about our inclement weather practices and procedures? Check out the Closings & Delays web page for all the details, including helpful info for staff:
Fastest Ways to Find Out About School Schedule Changes:
- Call the School Schedule Hotline: (434) 296-5886
- Receive an alert by phone and/or email from the Electronic School Notification System (ESNS): Enroll now »
Attention 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