Support Our Fundraiser This Week, May 10-14: Wear Jeans & Donate $1

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Attention All ACPS Employees: Are you ready to do something fun to raise funds for a worthy cause? This year, ACPS employees have chosen to support Kindness Cafe + Play, a local non-profit coffee shop that employs adults with cognitive disabilities and seeks to remind our community of the value of kindness.

Any day this week, May 10-14, you are invited to participate in our fundraising efforts. Here’s how you can get involved: Continue reading

Is Your Computer Running Slowly? Having It Reimaged Can Fix That!

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It may be time to refresh your computer so that it will be reliable, safe, and up-to-date with our most current software that supports teaching and learning!

Teachers: You can work with your school’s assigned TSS staff member to schedule a time to have your computer reimaged. During the reimaging process, everything is deleted from your computer, including all of your documents, pictures, videos, bookmarks, etc. In order to retain all of your files, you will need to back up your computer before it is reimaged. Continue reading

Strategic Planning Focus Group Sessions: Please Join Us on May 18 & 20

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Dear Colleagues:

After several months in development, we are delighted to invite you to view a draft of our new Albemarle County Public Schools Strategic Plan!

Our strategic plan is how we define the direction that ACPS will take over the next several years. It includes our vision and mission for the school division, as well as our hopes for all of our students and how we will allocate resources to make those a reality.

Coming up on May 18 and 20, we will host Strategic Planning Focus Group sessions for staff and students. Continue reading

We Notice 2021: Select Your T-Shirt Size by May 7

Join Me in Being Noticed 2021

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.

Reminder: If You’re Interested in Applying for Teacher of the Year, Complete the Interest Form by May 7

VDOE Teacher of the Year 2022

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.

Interested in applying? Please complete our 2022 Teacher of the Year Interest Form by this Friday, May 7. Continue reading

CoderDojo 2021: Teaching Positions Now Open

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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

2021-22 Virtual School: Now Hiring Teachers

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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.

If you are interested in teaching next year at the Virtual School, please visit Albemarle County’s Job Listings page to apply. Continue reading

Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Summer Institutes: Dates & Registration

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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

Important Reminder: Today Is the Deadline for Completing Your Required Online Annual Training (OATs)!

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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