JMU Educational Leadership Program – Info Session on April 29

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

James Madison University (JMU) will host an informational meeting for its Educational Leadership programs, including its master’s and certificate options, this Thursday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. JMU is planning to start a new cohort program this fall or winter. View the program brochure »

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Spoofing Phone Calls

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The Department of Technology is aware that some ACPS phone numbers are being used to make spoofing phone calls that are malicious in nature. As you do with phishing emails, please continue to use a “cautious lens” if you receive such a call. Before giving any personally identifiable information or providing payment for anything, please contact the entity that the caller is claiming to be to verify the request. As a reminder: No reputable organization will contact you asking for password or account information without you initiating the contact.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Service Desk during normal business hours at 434-975-9444.

Annual Employee Fundraiser: Please Vote for a Beneficiary by Noon on Monday!

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There’s still time to help us select a beneficiary for the 2021 ACPS employee fundraiser! You may recall that we supported the ACPS Families in Crisis Program in 2020 and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in 2019. This year, we are choosing a beneficiary from seven programs submitted by employees. Please review the fundraising pitches and cast your vote by noon on Monday, April 26! Continue reading

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority: Household Hazardous Waste & Bulky Waste Days

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Rivanna Solid Waste Authority will host the following special waste collection days this spring at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), located at 4576 Dick Woods Road in Charlottesville: Residential Household Hazardous Waste Days on April 30 and May 1 and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days on May 8, 15 and 22. Continue reading

Teacher Survey to Inform the 2021-22 School Year – Please Participate by April 28

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Classroom Teachers: As we shared earlier this week, Superintendent Haas has announced that the school division is planning to offer five days per week of in-person instruction at all school sites for students in all grades next school year. In addition, he announced that the division will offer an all-virtual school for elementary, middle and high school students. The all-virtual school will have its own principal and teaching staff and provide synchronous instruction to students.

Your input is essential to our successful planning! Continue reading

Required Online Annual Training for ACPS Employees – Complete by April 30

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It’s time once again for Albemarle County’s Online Annual Training (OATs), your required yearly review of policies, procedures, and other important information for all regular full-time and part-time Albemarle County Public Schools employees. Please note that substitutes and temporary employees are not required to complete this training.

Please complete this training, which takes about 15 minutes, by Friday, April 30, 2021. Continue reading

Annual Purple Up Day for Military Kids – April 21

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April is Month of the Military Child, and tomorrow, April 21, is “Purple Up! For Military Kids” Day!

Purple Up! For Military Kids is a day set aside for everyone around the nation to show their support for military connected students. The Virginia Department of Education encourages school communities across the state, including teachers, principals, students, parents, bus drivers, etc., to wear purple on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, to show support for our military students and appreciation for their strength and sacrifices. Continue reading

ACPS Planning for Five Days per Week of In-Person Instruction for All Students Next School Year

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Superintendent Dr. Matthew Haas said today the school division has begun its planning to offer five days per week of in-person instruction at all school sites for students in all grades next school year. He also said the division will offer an all-virtual school for elementary, middle and high school students. The all-virtual school will have its own principal and teaching staff and provide synchronous instruction to students. Continue reading

Video Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues,

Earlier today, I shared the following message and videos with our middle and high school students, and I wanted to share that messaging with you as well.


Good afternoon, ACPS Middle and High School Students:

I hope you are all doing well today and are looking forward to the weekend. Please take a few minutes to view this video message that I created for you. In it, I talk about the responsibility we all have to look out for and support each other in our school community. In particular, I talk about national and local attacks toward Asian-Americans, some of which are related to our own schools. Continue reading