Your ACPS HR: Meet the Safety & Wellness Team

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
—Benjamin Franklin

This is the fourth article in a series about getting to know the new ACPS Human Resources Department. This week, we’d like to introduce you to the Safety and Wellness Team.

With wellness as one of our four core values, ACPS invests in the safety and wellness of our employees and their families. We do this by providing targeted health education and resources needed for every body, driven by data, community outreach, and evidence-based decision making. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Wellness Care & Resources

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BeWell Albemarle takes pride in the diverse and talented workforce here at ACPS, which is the foundation of our success. We recognize that each one of you brings a unique set of skills, experiences and perspectives to our school division, and we are dedicated to supporting and empowering every member of our team to thrive. Our wellness program provides tools and resources to help you manage stress, improve mental health, and maintain a better work-life balance. Here are some available resources for you to consider: Continue reading

2023 ACPS Vaccination Clinic Schedule

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BeWell Albemarle is happy to announce that ACPS and Giant have partnered again this year to bring important vaccinations to 50 locations throughout Albemarle County. All ACPS employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you do not participate in the school division’s health insurance plans.

On-site vaccination clinics are scheduled to start this Thursday, September 28, and will continue into mid-November. You are welcome to attend any clinic held at any location listed on the schedule. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Preventive Care Measures & Resources

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Did you know… preventive health measures and screenings can prevent 85% of illness and disease, and are often covered at no cost to you? BeWell Albemarle understands that maintaining good health can sometimes be challenging, but remember: Every small step you take toward preventive care can have a positive impact on your well-being. We value your health and support you in prioritizing it! Here are some key measures and resources available for you to consider: Continue reading

Work Out & Give Back This September

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Throughout the month of September, acac Fitness and Wellness Centers is partnering with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research for their 30 days for $30 campaign. Try acac, commitment free, and enjoy 30 days of unlimited group exercise classes, aquatics, a state-of-the-art fitness floor, Kids Zone child care, and more at your local acac, all while supporting the development of new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease (100% of your $30 pass will benefit the work of the MJFF). Get started at or scan the QR code in the flyer below. Continue reading

Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood on Sept. 19!

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Hello ACPS team! We have an extraordinary opportunity to make a real difference in our community by partnering with the American Red Cross for our second ACPS Blood Drive! Join us on Tuesday, September 19, by rolling up your sleeves to help save lives! The Red Cross has over 135 years of experience providing humanitarian aid, including more than 75 years of supplying blood to those in need. By donating just a small amount of your time (60 minutes or less), you can help save lives and contribute to a cause that truly matters.

📅 Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Time: 1 to 6 p.m.
🏢 Location: Lane Auditorium, County Office Building, 401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville VA, 22902

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ALICE Training Update

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Dear ACPS Employees,

ALICE Training is an important part of safety and security for our staff and our students. Thank you for your diligence and attention in taking part in the school-based ALICE Training during pre-service week. To date, a total of 2,461 employees have completed the eLearning component of ALICE, and 1,092 employees have completed the in-person training.

Please keep reading for information about receiving recertification points, providing training feedback, upcoming ALICE trainings, and volunteering to develop training modules for students. Continue reading

Center I Security Notice

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Effective Thursday, August 31, 2023, the entry door at Center I will be locked to increase safety for students and staff at Center I. You must swipe your ACPS ID Badge at the door to unlock it. If you experience any issues, you can press the button and ring for assistance.

When attending professional development at Center I or visiting the Technology offices, please enter through the loading dock doors located at the back of the building, Suite 385 (the sign reads ACPS Deliveries 385). These building navigation directions will guide you through the spaces at Center I.

Updated COVID-19 Infection Control & Isolation Guidance

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies Update

As a reminder, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration ended on May 11, 2023, and in response, ACPS discontinued its COVID Leave Bank program effective August 12, 2023. COVID-related absences are treated like absences for any other illness, requiring employees to use their accrued leave. To aid in this transition, ACPS will add a one-time grant of five sick leave days to the sick leave balances of all benefits-eligible employees on or around September 1, 2023. Eligibility requires employment commencement by that date. For more information, please see our August 22 Compass post.

The division’s current COVID-19 infection control and isolation protocols and guidance can be found on the Mitigation Strategies page of our COVID-19 Response site. Continue reading

Join acac in August & Your First Month Is FREE!

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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. Continue reading