An Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson

Albemarle County LogoAn Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson Addressing the Upcoming Weekend of August 10-12

Dear Members of the Albemarle County Community,

We are less than a month away from the somber anniversaries of the violence that took place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County last August.

While the region anticipates individuals gathering in and around Charlottesville, as well as several community groups to hold events throughout the weekend of August 10-12, the safety and well-being of our community is paramount. Continue reading

Employee Perks! Enroll Today!

Employee Perks 2018
The Albemarle County Social Activities Club (ACSAC) continues to look for new and innovative ways to appreciate employees. We are now offering employees access to 20-60% off of movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events, and more! This is just a small token of our appreciation for your hard work. Enroll today to receive these complimentary perks!

How? Visit the TicketsatWork website and fill out the information to become a member (Company Code: AC18). You may enroll with either your work or personal email address.

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, July 13

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Some people could look at a mud-puddle and see an ocean with ships.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Good morning to you all! I hope that you have had a fine week and that you are getting a chance to rejuvenate this summer!

As you can imagine, these summer months are a time of intense preparation from our support departments to get facilities and programs ready for the coming school year. Continue reading

Teacher Laptops

Lenovo 11eBeginning in the 2018-19 school year, all new teacher laptops and all replacement laptops issued to teachers will be the Lenovo 11e model, similar to those used by our students in the 1:1 laptop initiative.

This upgrade will better serve you as you design learning activities and projects for students informed by our Lifelong-Learner Competencies and Seven Pathways, particularly Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Interactive Technologies, and Connectivity. Continue reading

Teachers: Don’t Forget to Register to Attend an Upcoming Listening Tour With Superintendent Haas!

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Fellow Educators,

You’ve probably heard that I am hosting a Listening Tour this summer. My intention is to relearn our school system from a new perspective—to see and understand our students, parents, employees, and school communities through new eyes and ears.

The first opportunity for teachers to participate is next Wednesday, July 11, with two more events the following week on Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18. Additionally, I’ve reserved three dates in August specifically to hear from you: August 7, 14 and 29. Continue reading

Message From Superintendent Haas

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

There are a great many thoughts that come to mind as you prepare to succeed someone with the stature and impact of Pam Moran. As Superintendent for 13 years, she was much more than the leader of a school division. She was a role model for all organizations in the way in which energy, vision and purpose are used to change conventional thinking and pave the way for higher achievement. Continue reading