The Calendar Committee has created a second draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar in response to survey feedback.
The purpose of our recent calendar survey was to collect community input on the Calendar Committee’s first draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. In total, 1,018 students, parents, employees, and community members reviewed the initial draft and provided feedback over a two-week period, from November 2-16. Thank you to everyone who participated for engaging in the calendar development process. View the survey results »
December 4, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Holiday Inn, Charlottesville
There’s still time to register! The Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL) is still accepting registrations for their upcoming workshop on Tuesday, December 4: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion to Support Learning. This workshop is geared toward K-12 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, support staff, and school-based and central office administrators. Continue reading
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Burley Middle School
Mark your calendar! You’re invited to attend a free concert of the Albemarle County Concert Band on Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m. at Burley Middle School. Please join us for our winter concert! Continue reading
NEW DATE: November 27, 2018 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Stone-Robinson Elementary
JMU will host an interest meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its M.Ed. and certificate options, on Tuesday, November 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stone-Robinson Elementary School library. There is a possibility, based on interest, that a cohort program will start in January with courses offered in ACPS and held one night each week. Continue reading
It appears the inclement weather season is upon us. Special thanks to the Transportation Services Road Assessment Team, who wakes early and braves potentially hazardous road conditions in order to help the school division make safe choices for our students and staff.
Do you know how the school division makes and communicates scheduling decisions during inclement weather? Check out the Closings & Delays web page for all the details! In the meantime, here’s a quick reference: Continue reading
Saturday, November 17 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | New College Institute
Teachers, school administrators, central office leaders, and School Board members: You’re invited to learn more about the benefits of National Board Certification in your division through quality professional development for teachers that improves student learning and achievement. Please attend the Virginia NBCT Network Awareness meeting this Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA 24112. There is no cost to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: Nov Mtg).
As a reminder, Open Enrollment closes this Friday, November 16! Don’t miss your one chance to make changes to your current medical and dental benefits or your Flexible Spending Account elections for the 2019 calendar year. Read more »
Looking for past issues of benefitsFOCUS? Visit the archive »
Teachers: This fall, the Content Advisory Teams (formerly Vertical Teams) identified 21 projects that we will develop in order to help move the curriculum, assessment and instruction of the school division forward. We are looking for teachers across every discipline to work within Product Development Teams on these projects. Interested teachers should respond by December 3. Continue reading
It’s not too late to order your Thanksgiving pie! Treat your family to a delicious pumpkin or apple pie and support the 17th annual CATEC Culinary Arts Thanksgiving Fundraiser!
Place your order by 12 noon on Wednesday, November 14. (Late orders will not be filled.) Pies will be ready for pick up in the CATEC Culinary Arts classroom at 1000 Rio Road East. See pickup options »
On November 8, all employees received an email announcement regarding Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), a yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Don’t forget to complete this required training by Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
The process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Here’s a quick review of how it works: Continue reading