Fresh Farmacy Workplace Wellness Program – Enrollment Extended to Sept. 6!

Fresh Farmacy
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, local produce to County employees. You can eat great food AND support our local farmers! The Fresh Farmacy program requires 25 or more participants for each location (COB McIntire, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, Monticello Fire Rescue, ACPD Crozet Satellite Office).

Interested?

Enrollment extended to Thursday, September 6! Continue reading

Guided Tour: History of African-Americans at UVA – Sept. 8


Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Register

Learn about the History of African-Americans at UVA on a guided tour with University Guide Service. The tour will cover the University’s complicated racial legacies of slavery and discrimination. Topics include slavery, integration, and a discussion of the modern racial climate at UVA. The tour group will meet at the Lawn (South) side steps of the Rotunda. Please register by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7.

JMU Educational Leadership Program – Next Cohort Starts Sept. 4

JMU Outreach & EngagementInterested in School Administration? The James Madison University (JMU) Educational Leadership Program is starting a new cohort next Tuesday, September 4, at the Governor’s School in Fishersville! The class runs for 12 weeks on Tuesday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. If you have not registered or applied, come to the first class and see what it is all about. It is not too late to start this semester! Continue reading

Policy Updates: May – August 2018

Policy UpdatesAlbemarle County Public Schools maintains over 600 policies. Our policies are locally developed through our work with the Virginia School Boards Association and they are tied to Virginia Code. Several are locally developed. Our policies translate our core values of excellence, young people, community, and respect into the backbone of our daily operations and aspirations for students.

You can stay up-to-date on policy revisions, additions and deletions through the ACPS website! View the policy updates for May – August 2018, including a total of 29 revisited policies.

Classified Employees: You’re Invited to Join Me on September 6

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Classified Employees,

You’ve probably heard that I am hosting a Listening Tour this summer. My intention is to relearn our school system from a new perspective—to see and understand our students, parents, employees, and school communities through new eyes and ears.

Perhaps you have already attended one of my listening sessions this summer. If you have not yet had the opportunity, I invite you to join me at an upcoming session specifically dedicated to classified employees. We will meet on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Albemarle High School. Continue reading

Blackboard Learn Resources for 2018-19

BlackboardBlackboard Learn (Bb Learn) is now set up and ready for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers interested in using Blackboard this school year will need to activate classes using the Blackboard Class Request Form (PDF version or MS Word version). The form contains important information about how to request classes and when to select a master class. You also can view a sample form to assist you as you complete the form for your classes. Continue reading

Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP)

Educational TechnologyThe Governor recently signed a new law that eliminates the requirement for teachers seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to demonstrate proficiency in the use of educational technology for instruction. Therefore, the Virginia Department of Education has recently clarified the TSIP requirements for all licensed personnel in Virginia. The actual Technology Standards certainly still exist; however, they are not required for licensure. You are welcome to explore the Virginia Society for Technology in Education’s Standards as well. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 17

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” — Jenny Han

Good Friday morning!

When I think back to Tuesday and the beautiful sight of all our teachers together in the Monticello gym, I can only be overwhelmed. What a journey it is to become a teacher, a person so important to so many. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 10

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good Friday morning!

I am so happy to know that all of our teachers are coming back to school next week! I had the pleasure of meeting 170 new teachers to the County on Tuesday this week; I think our veteran ACPS teachers are going to like them, and I know they can’t wait to meet you! Continue reading