ACPS Begins Creation of New Strategic Plan


Dear Colleagues,

We are very excited to announce that we have begun the process of creating a new strategic plan for ACPS. On September 3, we will convene the first meeting of the Design Team that will help us develop a new division-wide Portrait of a Graduate. The Portrait will act as a guide in creating the division’s strategic plan, which will aim to ensure that schools engage with and meet the needs of all students while preparing them with the skills and habits they need to thrive in a complex and rapidly-changing world. Continue reading

Virtual Town Hall for Classified Hourly Employees on Sept. 3

Virtual Meeting

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. | Meeting Link

Our employees are the lifeline of ACPS. Due to your dedication and loyalty in both prosperous and difficult times, we have been able to offer high-quality teaching and learning and wonderful daily experiences for our children. One of our goals through the pandemic and the associated financial recession has been and will be to continue your employment. Continue reading

Welcome to the New Inside Albemarle – Human Resources Site!

Inside Albemarle

On behalf of the Human Resources Department and the Intranet Project Team, we are very excited to announce the launch of the new Inside Albemarle – Human Resources site. After months of work by Human Resources staff, the new site launched this morning!

The new Inside Albemarle – Human Resources and the associated HR COVID Resources sites can be accessed on your desktop, laptop, or even mobile device. (You can visit through your web browser or even install the SharePoint App on your mobile device.) However, you will need to be signed in to your Microsoft Office account to access content. If you’re not already signed in, you will be prompted to enter your ACPS email address and then your ACPS password (the same credentials you use to sign in to your Outlook email). Continue reading

Required COVID-19 Safety Training – Complete by Sept. 8

Action Required

In compliance with State Code §16VAC25-60-220, Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention, Albemarle County Public Schools is requiring ALL STAFF to complete COVID-19 Employee Safety Training. As we continue the Return to School plan, it is important that all employees are aware of how to stay safe at school and work. Employees should complete Steps 1 and 2 by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Step 1

Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading

Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Educators Coming This Fall: Informational Meeting on Sept. 3

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 8 to 8:30 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Link

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to attend a brief informational meeting about a Content Opportunities Course we will be offering this fall. The course aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies. A strong group of teachers, coaches and LTIs will collaborate to support this work. Please join Lead Coaches John Hobson and Katina Dudley at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, to learn how this course will help make your life easier and earn you recertification points. On September 3, click here to join the meeting.

Required Safety Training for K-8 Science Teachers

Safety Training

Attention all elementary and middle school science teachers: All K-8 science teachers need to participate in safety training. The VDOE is offering two safety webinars on August 31 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. As another option, ACPS Lead Coach Katina Dudley will be offering a safety training opportunity on September 3 during division PLC. Please register for the meeting that best suits your schedule. Continue reading

Registration for Staff Child Care Program Now Open!

Online Registration Form

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to those of you who participated in our child care survey earlier this month. Your responses helped us assess the needs of our employees and informed our planning.

We are happy to announce that the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) Staff Child Care Program (SCCP) will open on Tuesday, September 8, at three locations: Brownsville Elementary School, Hollymead Elementary School, and Monticello High School.

The program is currently staffed to serve about 150 students division-wide from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each school day. The SCCP will operate as a self-sustaining, non-profit program with a flat weekly rate of $150 per child (regardless of the number of days a child attends). Children aged 4-12 are eligible to participate.

Registration is now open! Parents should submit one registration form per child. Continue reading

Pre-Service and Fall Professional Learning Opportunities

2020-21 Back to School ACPS PD

As we prepare for the return of students and the start of the year, we have put together a series of optional professional development sessions. From teacher wellness to managing Zoom sessions, we have used feedback and requests for specific topics to plan the menu of options available to support you. Multiple sessions start this week, so don’t delay! We will continue to add to this menu, so check our list of current sessions often to see what is available. Continue reading

Superintendent Haas Welcomes Educators to the 2020-21 School Year

Dr. Haas shares his thoughts about the division’s potential for greatness and the essential part our educators play in making Albemarle County Public Schools a high-performing school division focused on improving equity of opportunity and delivering high-quality teaching and learning.

10- and 11-month Staff Calendars for the 2020-21 School Year

Calendar Pages

The 10- and 11-month staff calendars for the 2020-21 school year (based on the September 8 start of school) have been uploaded into Kronos and are now published on the Time and Attendance System Documentation web page (under Timekeepers):

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