Each and every ACPS employee has made a positive difference in our schools and in our community this year, and WE NOTICED! In celebration of this heroic work, we would like to recognize every employee with a “Join Me in Being Noticed 2021” T-shirt. If you haven’t taken a moment to select your desired T-shirt size, please complete the We Notice 2021 T-shirt Form by this Friday, May 7, at 2 p.m.
ACPS Educators: You’re invited to apply for the Virginia Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year! As part of this process, ACPS will also select and formally recognize an Albemarle County Teacher of the Year.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | CATEC Parking Lot
Grab a delicious lunch this Thursday, May 6, from CATEC’s food bus, Technical Eats! We’ll be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CATEC parking lot. See below for our menu options and pricing. Continue reading
The CoderDojo Teacher Interest Form for Summer 2021 is now open! Interested teachers should complete this brief form by May 21. Participating teachers will receive $350 and 20 recertification points per week.
CoderDojo is a summer coding camp that provides ACPS elementary students with opportunities for creativity, innovation and fun. As a part of our Summer Recovery program, CoderDojo will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each week in July at various locations throughout the county. Teachers may sign up for individual weeks or the entire month. Continue reading
ACPS Educators: As we recently shared, Albemarle County Public Schools will offer a Virtual School for the 2021-22 school year. The purpose of our virtual campus is to provide a full-day alternative learning environment for our families who have students who do not wish to return to face-to face learning due to concerns related to the pandemic. The virtual campus will serve students enrolled in Albemarle County elementary, middle and high schools.
Important note: As we move into the 2021-22 school year, please know that there will not be a requirement for teachers to complete 6 hours of professional learning during the summer. However, we will be offering an array of optional learning opportunities that we will share through the Compass and our ACPS Professional Development web page.
We are excited to announce the summer dates for Responsive Classroom (RC) and Developmental Designs (DD) Summer Institutes! Both of these institutes support teachers in better understanding the social and emotional learning needs of their students and giving them the tools and understanding they need to create supportive learning environments for all students. Continue reading
Attention all regular full-time and part-time employees: If you haven’t yet completed Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), today’s the day! OATs is your required yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information. This year, completing the training is a two-step process that involves reviewing an online presentation and then certifying that you have completed the training. The whole process takes about 15 minutes, and the deadline is today, April 30! Here’s how it works: Continue reading
Each year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) selects one teacher as its teacher of the year for the Commonwealth. The award is named for Mary V. Bicouvaris, who began her 26-year teaching career in Hampton and, in 1989, was named the National Teacher of the Year.
Based on the incredible work of our teachers every year and most especially this year, the Teacher of the Year Program is an excellent opportunity to recognize the impact our teachers are making in the lives of our students, families and colleagues. All teachers are invited to apply to represent our school division in this statewide program. Any teacher can self-nominate or nominate a colleague for consideration as Teacher of the Year.
For the past few years, ACPS has used Google Translate’s website translator widget to provide free and automatic translation of our website content. However, Google announced in 2019 that they would no longer support their website translator widget. Eventually the tool will cease to work, likely without warning.
In order to ensure that our web content is accessible to users who prefer to read text in a language other than English, ACPS has partnered with a website translation service called Weglot (pronounced Wē-glŏt). Beginning Monday, May 3, Weglot will seamlessly integrate with our website to offer translation options. Continue reading
Classroom Teachers: If you haven’t already participated in the Teacher Survey to Inform the 2021-22 School Year, please provide your input by tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28. Your feedback, which we will share with the school board on May 6, will help inform our planning for next school year.