A Message About Our School Calendar

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Dear Colleagues:

Tomorrow morning, we will share the following message with our school families; however, we wanted to share the information first with you.


Dear School Division Families,

We have received many inquiries about the status of the Albemarle County Public Schools annual calendar print publication. We love that our annual calendar brings joy and value to so many of our school families, and we are disappointed to share with you our decision not to publish one for the 2020-21 school year. Continue reading

Policy on Masks and Acceptable Face Coverings

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On August 27, 2020, in consideration of the recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD), the Albemarle County School Board adopted an emergency Policy on Masks and Acceptable Face Coverings for all students, staff, visitors and vendors, and children and staff in ACPS child care programs. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Complete the Required COVID-19 Safety Training by Sept. 8!

Important

In compliance with state code and in partnership with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, ACPS has developed a two-part COVID-19 Safety Training for employees. As a reminder, every ACPS employee, regardless of position, should complete this training by Tuesday, September 8 (the first day of school).

Step 1 involves watching a 22-minute training video. Step 2 (the final step) asks employees to certify that they have watched the training video by completing a brief form. Continue reading

Required COVID-19 Safety Training – Complete by Sept. 8

Action Required

In compliance with State Code §16VAC25-60-220, Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention, Albemarle County Public Schools is requiring ALL STAFF to complete COVID-19 Employee Safety Training. As we continue the Return to School plan, it is important that all employees are aware of how to stay safe at school and work. Employees should complete Steps 1 and 2 by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Step 1

Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading

Registration for Staff Child Care Program Now Open!

Online Registration Form

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to those of you who participated in our child care survey earlier this month. Your responses helped us assess the needs of our employees and informed our planning.

We are happy to announce that the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) Staff Child Care Program (SCCP) will open on Tuesday, September 8, at three locations: Brownsville Elementary School, Hollymead Elementary School, and Monticello High School.

The program is currently staffed to serve about 150 students division-wide from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each school day. The SCCP will operate as a self-sustaining, non-profit program with a flat weekly rate of $150 per child (regardless of the number of days a child attends). Children aged 4-12 are eligible to participate.

Registration is now open! Parents should submit one registration form per child. Continue reading

Superintendent Haas Welcomes Educators to the 2020-21 School Year

Dr. Haas shares his thoughts about the division’s potential for greatness and the essential part our educators play in making Albemarle County Public Schools a high-performing school division focused on improving equity of opportunity and delivering high-quality teaching and learning.

ACPS Child Care Program Survey – Please Respond by Aug. 17

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Dear Colleagues:

We are in the process of developing a program to provide child care for our teachers and classified staff when schools reopen on September 8. If you are interested in using this program, please take a few moments to complete the ACPS Employee Child Care Survey by Monday, August 17. Your responses will help us continue our planning.

Here’s what we have determined so far: Continue reading

Technology Update: Internet Access Options

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The Department of Technology is working to support you and your students by making sure each family has a stable, reliable internet connection that is capable of streaming video and can be used for a sustained period of time. We will support each school as they work on a case-by-case basis to determine the best solution for each family’s internet connection need(s) based on several factors, including financial need and service area location.

Currently, we have the following Internet Access Options for students and families who do not currently have internet, or adequate internet: Continue reading

Return to School Accommodation and Leave Requests

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As we approach the start of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, September 8, we understand that staff may need to request leave or other accommodations because they are unable to fulfill the duties and work expectations of their positions. Human Resources has provided information about accommodation requests; leave requests; separation of employment; outstanding contracts; and important dates and deadlines in the following document: Return to School Accommodation and Leave Requests.

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