ACPS COVID-19 Dashboard

Impact of COVID-19

ACPS recently launched the ACPS COVID-19 Dashboard to provide our students, parents, employees, and community members with an accurate and current account of the impact of COVID-19 across our school division.

Our dashboard will report the number of confirmed cases experienced by students and staff who are learning or working in person, as well as contractors who work in our buildings. Continue reading

Special Information Session on July 29: A Discussion With Area Physicians on COVID-19 and Children

Child and Adult Wear Masks and Use Hand Sanitizer

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 5 p.m. | Zoom Meeting Link

In an effort to help provide up-to-date information as our school division and community prepare for the start of school, please join us for a panel discussion about COVID-19 and children via Zoom on Wednesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The panel will feature two physicians who are faculty members in UVa’s Department of Pediatric Medicine and Eileen Gomez, School Health Coordinator for ACPS. They will provide current information and be available for questions. Continue reading

Update: Annual Leave Overages

Man Working and Daydreaming of Vacation

The school division recognizes that due to the disruptions to personal and work schedules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are not able to take time off. We previously announced that the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month has been temporarily disabled. In recognition that employees may not be able to take time off for the immediate foreseeable future, the suspension will be extended until February 28, 2021. Continue reading

Summer Phase 2 Return to Work Begins July 6

Employee wears mask and uses hand sanitizer

As a reminder, Summer Phase 2 begins on Monday, July 6. During this phase, our 12-month employees who have been teleworking will begin to transition back to their workspaces. The expectation is that all staff will be working back on site by July 20 (15 work days prior to the return of the teaching staff). Please contact your supervisor to discuss what your balance of in person vs. telecommuting work will be as you transition back to the office. This will vary by position.

As you physically return, all employees should follow the Phase 2 guidelines for returning to work, including: Continue reading

New Calendar Options for 2020-21: Survey Open Through June 17

Calendar Update

Dear Colleagues:

As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.

Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading

Return to Work, Phase 1

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

As public health conditions improve in Virginia and the governor begins lifting some of the public health restrictions regarding Covid-19, we are planning for your safe return to work.

These past several months have been trying for all of us, both as professionals and personally. I want to commend each of you for how well and how enthusiastically you have met the needs of our students, families, and each other, whether working from home or supporting programs in person, such as the distribution of meals to students and families in need. Continue reading