As Dr. Haas noted in his message to you earlier this month, our school division is looking into the possibility of providing child care for our teachers and essential classified staff when schools reopen on September 8. This one-time program would operate only as long as the primary form of instruction provided to students is virtual. At their meeting yesterday, the School Board approved this method of instruction for the first nine weeks of the new school year. Continue reading
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 5 p.m. | Zoom Meeting Link
In an effort to help provide up-to-date information as our school division and community prepare for the start of school, please join us for a panel discussion about COVID-19 and children via Zoom on Wednesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The panel will feature two physicians who are faculty members in UVa’s Department of Pediatric Medicine and Eileen Gomez, School Health Coordinator for ACPS. They will provide current information and be available for questions. Continue reading
Friday, August 28, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Registration
The ACPS 2020 Virtual Equity Conference, previously scheduled for August 7, will now take place on Friday, August 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The ACPS Equity Specialists and Conference Committee are pleased to offer this exciting virtual learning opportunity. Join us as we hear from educators who are engaged in our collective work to eliminate practices that produce inequitable outcomes for students, and discover what it means to be an ACPS Culturally Responsive Educator. Continue reading
Secondary Teachers: The Schoology Support Team wants to make sure you are aware of the following information.
Teachers may utilize the End-of-Year Best Practices resource to create a reusable copy of all of their course content through the close of business on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Also, students will be able to see current courses until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Continue reading
This summer, our required professional development (PD) sessions are asynchronous and online. Sessions are housed in Schoology and can be accessed starting Wednesday, July 15. You can click here to sign in to Schoology or click on the Schoology icon on the ACPS Info for Staff page. You will use your ACPS username and password to sign in. (Note: If you have trouble accessing an item in Schoology, consider trying a different browser.)
You will receive 6 recertification points for completing the modules. Documentation of your participation will be done through Schoology and the completion of exit tickets within the sessions. Modules are open for completion from July 15 to August 31. Continue reading
The school division recognizes that due to the disruptions to personal and work schedules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are not able to take time off. We previously announced that the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month has been temporarily disabled. In recognition that employees may not be able to take time off for the immediate foreseeable future, the suspension will be extended until February 28, 2021. Continue reading