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
The Department of Technology created a Seesaw at Home website to support teachers and families with using Seesaw this school year. In collaboration with the Department of Student Learning, we also created a Seesaw Family Video (8:17) to support families as they navigate Seesaw this school year. Continue reading
Are you interested in pursuing certification in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) or a CRT Micro-credential in the 2020-21 school year? If so, join the division’s Equity Team on September 2 or September 10 to learn about these unique opportunities! Cohorts begin on September 17! Continue reading
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.
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
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
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 https://albemarlecountyva.sharepoint.com/sites/HumanResources/ 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
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.
Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading
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.
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