February 19 – Now a Make-up Day!

February 19School 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.

Draft 1 of 2018-19 School Year Calendar Now Posted – Provide Feedback by Nov. 5

Tell Us What You Think2018-19 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!

Safety & Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps in Question

Antibacterial SoapACPS 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

Factual Information Related to Immigration Status, Services, and Enforcement in Albemarle County

Albemarle County LogoIn 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.

Calendar Update: March 31 Will Be a Non-Student Day

March 31Recent 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 »

Make-up Days & Next Year’s Calendar

Calendar2016-17 Make-up Days

School now will be in session on both February 20 and March 31, 2017, to make up for recent school closures due to snow. March 31 will serve as the last day of the 3rd 9-week grading period.

2017-18 School Year Calendar

The School Board approved the 2017-18 School Year Calendar during their regularly scheduled meeting on January 12, 2017. The approved calendar can be downloaded in both English and Spanish from the division-level Calendars page. View the approved calendar in English »