Important Information Regarding Your Form W-4 for 2018

Tax Scrabble TilesAs we start a new year and you begin to gather your information for the IRS income tax filing season, Payroll would like to share some important information with you regarding your Form W-4 (IRS Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) for 2018. Your Form W-4 tells Payroll the correct amount of tax to withhold from your paycheck. Situations when you might need to change your Form W-4 include marriage, divorce, having a child, or if you discover through filing your federal income tax return that you had too little or too much withheld from your pay. Continue reading

Reminder: Deadline to Submit the Transfer Request Form Is Feb. 28

Time Is Running OutTeacher Transfer Requests are now open to all tenured teachers desiring consideration for new assignments for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers who are on a Performance Improvement Plan or who will be on an active improvement plan for the upcoming school year are not eligible to apply for a transfer. All other teachers are welcome to apply for jobs online as vacancies become available.

The deadline to submit the Transfer Request Form is February 28, 2018; however, a tenured teacher may apply for a transfer through June 15, 2018. Keep reading »

Important Information About 1095-C Tax Forms

1095-C FormWhat is a 1095-C?

It’s a tax form that we are required to issue to certain employees due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Think of the 1095-C as a kind of W-2, but for benefits. It details medical insurance coverage for yourself and any dependents who may have been covered under our medical plan, as well as documenting the offer of coverage to certain other employees. Visit your Greenshades account to access your 1095-C form.

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100 Inspiring Ideas for School Social Media Posts

ACPS Social MediaCommunication is key to any organization’s success. Here at ACPS, we see the value in our schools leveraging the power of social media to communicate with one another, our students, and the community. Whether you are new to or familiar with social media, if you find yourself wondering what to post, check out these 100 Inspiring Ideas for School Social Media Posts. And don’t forget to mention @k12albemarle on Twitter and use the hashtag #ACPS!

If you have any questions about social media and how to best use it, contact our Web and Social Media Specialist, Lorenzo Dickerson, at

Attention “Google Drive for Mac/PC” Users

Backup Google DriveIf you use the Google Drive desktop sync client for Mac and PC—a feature officially known as “Google Drive for Mac/PC”—to backup files from your computer, this message is for you. GSuite for Education has announced that “Google Drive for Mac/PC” will shut down completely on May 12, 2018.

Please note: Google Drive the service is not going away. If you log in to your Google account and utilize Drive’s storage through a web browser, this change will not impact your files. Teachers and students who backup files to cloud servers with the Google Drive app, however, will need to make a switch. Continue reading

Now Hiring Learning Technology Integrators for the 2018-19 School Year

Now HiringThe Department of Learning Engineering, Access, and Design (LEAD) is accepting applications for Learning Technology Integrators for the 2018-19 school year. Learning Technology Integrators, or LTIs, collaborate with instructional staff and administrators within assigned schools to innovate and integrate contemporary learning tools and pedagogies and to model and coach digitally-infused instructional strategies.

Interviews will occur in mid-March. View the job description to learn more about this role and to submit an application.

Digital Learning Day 2018 Is February 22!

Digital Learning DaySince 2012, the annual Digital Learning Day (DLD) gives teachers and students an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, and celebrate innovation in their classrooms. On this day, events occur worldwide from Australia to Hawaii! ACPS has regularly participated in DLD, showcasing activities, resources and opportunities that we provide in our schools.

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School Board Meeting Update

Matthew Haas, Ed.D.Dear Members of Our School Community:

Superintendent Moran’s funding request for the 2018-19 school year was approved by the School Board during its February 8 business meeting. The Board did not make any cuts; with small adjustments, the request totals $188.5 million with revenues projected at $187.1 million. The funding gap of $1.45 is among the lowest in recent years. Continue reading

Special Thanks to Our School Counselors

Happy National School Counseling WeekDear Counselors:

We are so grateful for National School Counseling Week because it gives us the opportunity to share with you our deep appreciation for the difference you make in so many young lives every day. Among the most important evolutionary steps we have taken as a school division are initiatives that more closely align the student experience with the contemporary requirements of the world they will enter in their post-graduate life. Continue reading