While this has certainly been an unusual school year, we want to make sure you know that the last day of work for teaching staff remains Monday, June 8. Office staff should continue to work their schedules as already set in Kronos. Continue reading
The Department of Technology has deployed thousands of technology devices to our students during our extended closure through on-site pickups and mailings. We will host our last planned device deployment this evening. We will continue to accept requests for devices until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. Continue reading
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Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs are two pillars of our commitment to meeting the social-emotional learning needs of our students. We are excited that both of these summer professional learning opportunities will move forward despite the uncertainty brought on by Covid-19. Continue reading
As we continue to deal with the impact of public health requirements that keep our community safe from the spread of COVID-19 illness, a good deal of our recent planning has been devoted to graduation. As much as it is possible under the current conditions, we are determined to provide all graduates and their families with a memorable celebratory experience that appropriately honors their achievements.
The school division has just shared our Graduation Plans for the Class of 2020 with all high school seniors and their families.
The Department of Technology understands that Safari not being on K-2 iPads has presented some challenges for our students and educators. Our department has recently become aware of a new option to safely filter internet browsing in compliance with federal requirements on iPads used outside of our school division network. We conducted a thorough test to confirm that this new option works and will not cause other issues with how iPads function for learning. Continue reading
K-2 Teachers: K-2 families without access to a computer at home are offered an ACPS iPad. These iPads are designed to support teachers and students with safe learning experiences during our extended closure. Please see below for important information about these devices as you design instruction.
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In addition to learning options being provided to students and their families by teachers across the school division, homes will also be able to tune into “VA TV Classroom” on weekday afternoons. This new service is being provided by public radio and television stations in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education. Instruction for students in grades K-12 supports the state’s academic standards and expands learning opportunities, especially for students who are unable to access other distance learning options because their home lacks access to high-speed internet. Continue reading