Join acac in May & Receive a $50 Credit, Plus 2 Free Personal Training Sessions!

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acac Fitness and Wellness Centers offer a variety of programs to meet your fitness needs through fun and healthy activities for everyone. acac is not just a gym, but a community of support with over 300 weekly group classes, personal training opportunities, aquatic programs, nutrition services, and much more. Albemarle County Public Schools employees qualify for discounted rates! Get started living your best life… call or stop by your local acac to learn more.

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Invitation to Join the ACPS Cell Phone Policy Enforcement Committee

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Dear Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you all well. As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards of educational excellence and student well-being, Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) is committed to continuously improving our policies and practices. An area of significant focus is the effective enforcement of our Cell Phone Policies in our middle and high schools, which is crucial for maintaining a productive learning environment. Continue reading

2024-25 Staff Work Calendars Now Published

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Staff calendars for the 2024-25 school year are now published on the Time and Attendance Documentation web page (under “Employees” or “Timekeepers”). Please use the published work calendars for guidance on your schedule rather than what you see on your future timecard, as timecards do not always show holidays and non-workdays until the actual work week.

2024-25 Staff Work Calendars

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from the Albemarle Foundation for Education!

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Next week, May 6-10, is Teacher Appreciation Week! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Albemarle Foundation for Education (AFE) has partnered with local businesses to provide discounts and special offers for our extraordinary educators and school staff! Please visit AFE’s Teacher Appreciation Week web page to learn more about available special offers! While some discounts are good next week only, others are available year-round.

benefitsFOCUS: Ongoing Medical Plan Dependent Eligibility Reviews Begin in May

Over the spring and summer of 2023, we required all employees covering dependents on our medical plan at that time to complete a Dependent Eligibility Review process. The review was conducted by Part D Advisors (PDA), an independent cost containment firm that specializes in conducting eligibility reviews. The purpose of the review was to ensure that all dependents enrolled on our plan met eligibility guidelines for coverage. All employees, retirees, and COBRA participants on our health plan who covered spouses/children were required to complete this process, which wrapped up in September. Since that time, all new dependents on the plan have undergone the same review process.

Beginning this month, PDA will begin random spot audits of dependents enrolled on our medical plan with the goal of reviewing all of our covered dependents at least once in a 3-year rolling period to ensure that we are continuing to cover eligible dependents in a fair and equitable manner. Continue reading

Albemarle County Concert Band Performing Free Spring Concert on May 14

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 7 p.m. | Albemarle High School

You’re invited to attend a free concert of the Albemarle County Concert Band on Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Please join us at Albemarle High School for our spring concert!

The Albemarle County Concert Band was founded in 2016 and is comprised primarily of ACPS teachers representing various subject areas. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Albemarle High School. For more information about the Albemarle County Concert Band, please contact Jean Flaherty.

Game Changer Award: Nominate a Colleague by May 29

Comic Balloon Power Word: Game Changer

This year, the Department of Instruction implemented a “Game Changer Award.” Nominees can be anyone within a school (teacher, school counselor, etc.) or the division (instructional coach, equity specialist, etc.). Each quarter, three winners will be selected for the award.

Any ACPS employee can submit a nomination! Nominations for the 4th quarter will close on May 29.

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Nationwide Deferred Compensation Plan: Free Virtual Consultations Available May 6-10

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The sooner you start planning for retirement, the easier it can be. If you wait, it could take much more per pay period to achieve the same goal. Let’s get started! Schedule a free 30-minute virtual consultation with one of our Nationwide consultants to learn more about Albemarle County’s 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Through a 457(b) plan, you can contribute to your account each pay period; invest that money so it can potentially grow into a lot more; and use tools to monitor your account and make adjustments as needed.

Appointments are set aside for ACPS employees next week, May 6-10! To schedule, scan the QR code in the flyer below or visit https://bit.ly/ACVA457. Continue reading