A Special Message to Employees From the Superintendent

Superintendent Haas visited Monticello High School on Friday, January 21, to serve as a substitute teacher, following similar visits to Albemarle and Western Albemarle high schools. The visit gave Dr. Haas the opportunity to meet with both students and staff and to share a message of gratitude for the extraordinary contributions all employees are making to families, students, and to one another in the current environment.

January 25 Is a Workday for All Employees

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As a reminder, Tuesday, January 25, is a workday for all employees, even though students will not be in attendance. The January 25 workday is one of the changes to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar approved by the school board at their meeting on November 11. On this day, staff will attend professional development and training. Please see your supervisor for more information.

Kronos calendars have also been updated to reflect the changes approved on November 11: Continue reading

First Paycheck on Our Positive Pay System Incoming!

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Tomorrow, Friday, January 21, all ACPS employees will receive their first paycheck on our new biweekly schedule. This check will include pay for all hours worked from January 1-14, 2022.

You can review your paystub in our new payroll processing system, ADP. Paystubs were available for viewing beginning at noon today, but direct deposits will not be available until January 21. Continue reading

Veterans Affinity Group Open to New Members & Support

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Have you thought about joining or supporting the work of the Albemarle County Veterans Affinity Group?

The Albemarle County Veterans Affinity Group is an inclusive group of Albemarle County and Albemarle County Public Schools employees who are committed to enhancing the work experience of veterans and reservists through networking, resources, and professional development. Continue reading

Division PLC Meeting Schedule & Zoom Links

The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings is coming up on Friday, January 21. Please refer to the UPDATED Division PLC 2021-22 document for the meeting schedule and Zoom links. Please note that the remaining DPLC meetings for the year will take place in the mornings on February 18, March 4, and April 22.

Questions? Please email leadcoaches@k12albemarle.org.

COVID-19 Testing Updates

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Important Announcement: All ACPS-sponsored COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Testing sites will resume their normal schedule on Tuesday, January 18.

Keep reading for more COVID-19 testing updates, including a new testing procedure for employees who are symptomatic, testing site operations during inclement weather, and other options for local testing. You’ll also find a copy of the regular testing schedule for your convenience. Continue reading

All Regular Employees to Receive a 4% Pay Increase

During the first school board meeting of the new year, held yesterday evening, Albemarle County School Board members voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Haas, that all regular employees receive a 4% pay increase effective with the pay period that begins February 26, 2022. The first paycheck to reflect the increase will be on Friday, March 18, 2022. Continue reading

We’ve Updated Our Quarantine Practices

Dear Employees,

Albemarle County Public Schools has updated quarantine guidance to share those of you who have not yet received a COVID-19 booster shot. Our full guidance is detailed within the Quarantine of Close Contacts section of our Mitigation Strategies web page.

If it’s been more than 6 months since your Pfizer/Moderna vaccine series (or more than 2 months since your Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and you have not received a COVID-19 booster shot, this change applies to you:

Effective Saturday, January 15, any employee identified as a close contact who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series more than 6 months ago (or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than 2 months ago) and has not received a COVID-19 booster shot is asked to quarantine (stay home) for at least 5 days from the last day of exposure. Continue reading

Kronos Timecard Approval Assistance

We made it to another Friday! Please don’t forget to approve this week’s timecard by the end of today. This will complete our first pay period on our new positive pay system.

If you’ve had trouble approving your timecard in the Kronos mobile app, please review our tips on how to approve timecards on iPhone and Android smartphones. This resource is available as a PDF and a PowerPoint file on our Payroll Clarity Project web page under “Kronos Approval Assistance.”