Calendar Survey Results Prompt a Second Draft of the 2019-20 School Year Calendar

Calendar Draft 2The 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 »

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VaSCL Workshop: The Trauma Sensitive Classroom – Dec. 4

VaSCLDecember 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

JMU Leadership Program – Interest Meeting Rescheduled for Nov. 27

JMU LogoNEW 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

Inclement Weather: Annual Reminders for Employees

School ClosingsIt 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

Virginia NBCT Network Awareness Meeting – Nov. 17

Virginia is for NBCTsSaturday, 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 (Subject line: Nov Mtg).

Now Forming Product Development Teams: Interested Teachers Should Respond by Dec. 3

Team Product DevelopmentTeachers: 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

Buy Your Thanksgiving Pie & Support CATEC’s Culinary Students – Order by Noon Tomorrow!

CATEC Thanksgiving FundraiserIt’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 »

Required Online Annual Training for All Employees – Complete by November 14

Required Annual TrainingOn 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