A Message About Our School Calendar

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Dear Colleagues:

Tomorrow morning, we will share the following message with our school families; however, we wanted to share the information first with you.


Dear School Division Families,

We have received many inquiries about the status of the Albemarle County Public Schools annual calendar print publication. We love that our annual calendar brings joy and value to so many of our school families, and we are disappointed to share with you our decision not to publish one for the 2020-21 school year. Continue reading

Reminder: Asynchronous Elementary Optional Seesaw Resources

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Elementary Teachers: Please remember to bookmark the link to the ACPS Asynchronous Elementary Optional Seesaw Resources spreadsheet. Instructional coaches and talent development resource teachers have created 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. This resource will be updated weekly with new activities! Continue reading

Payroll Tax Deferral: Update on County’s Decision

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A message from Nelsie Birch, Chief Financial Officer for the County of Albemarle

ACPS employees,

Many of you have heard that the Internal Revenue Service, under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Treasury, has offered an option for employees to defer the withholding of Social Security tax on the wages paid to them by an employer who chooses to participate in the new option. The County has elected not to implement the voluntary Social Security tax deferral for employees that was scheduled to go into effect on 9/1/2020. Continue reading

Division PLC Meeting Schedule & Zoom Links

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The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings is coming up on September 18 or 25, depending on your group. Please refer to the Division PLC 2020-21 document for key information about the purpose and structure of DPLCs as well as the meeting schedule and Zoom links.

Please email leadcoaches@k12albemarle.org with any questions.

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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