Content Opportunities Course for K-5 Teachers Starts Sept. 14


Monday, September 14, 2020 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Attention all K-5 teachers: You’re invited to the first meeting of our Content Opportunities Course on September 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The course, which we will offer monthly, aims to support implementation of inquiry-based curricula in science and social studies as outlined in the pacing guide. A great group of teachers, coaches and LTIs are collaborating to support his work, and participants are eligible for recertification points. Continue reading

Policy on Masks and Acceptable Face Coverings

Mask Barrier

On August 27, 2020, in consideration of the recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD), the Albemarle County School Board adopted an emergency Policy on Masks and Acceptable Face Coverings for all students, staff, visitors and vendors, and children and staff in ACPS child care programs. Continue reading

Asynchronous Friday Optional Seesaw Resources

Seesaw Logo

The ACPS Asynchronous Activity Bank can now be accessed via the Seesaw School/District lesson bank.

What it is:

  • Instructional coaches and talent development resource teachers will create and maintain this activity bank to support asynchronous learning on Fridays. These Seesaw activities can serve as the entire learning plan for Friday or supplement plans you have in place. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Complete the Required COVID-19 Safety Training by Sept. 8!


In compliance with state code and in partnership with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, ACPS has developed a two-part COVID-19 Safety Training for employees. As a reminder, every ACPS employee, regardless of position, should complete this training by Tuesday, September 8 (the first day of school).

Step 1 involves watching a 22-minute training video. Step 2 (the final step) asks employees to certify that they have watched the training video by completing a brief form. Continue reading

Zoom Guidelines

Zoom Logo

Please reference the ACPS Zoom Guidelines for detailed information about requirements for student privacy, best practices for using Zoom with synchronous instruction, and Recording and Uploading Zoom Meetings. This guide is a fluid resource that we will continue to update as needed. As we add content, we will update the Index to include a link to the new information. Continue reading

Sept. 3 Division Level Meeting Schedule

September 3

Several groups will be meeting on Thursday, September 3, for the final half-day of division meetings during our pre-service days. Please review the Schedule of Meetings. If you are not part of any of the scheduled meetings on the morning of September 3, then the full day is yours to use as a teacher workday.

Questions? Please email any Lead Coach.