Backpack Drive Underway; Collection Dates: Aug. 1-7

Back to School Bash 2022

The Back to School Bash Committee is soliciting donations of solid color backpacks for elementary students and brightly decorated backpacks for preschool students. Donated backpacks will be distributed to students from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties on August 20 at the Back to School Bash at Ting Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville.

Backpacks can be dropped off from August 1-7 at either the Charlottesville City Schools Division Annex or Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church. For more information about donating or purchasing a backpack online for delivery to the committee, please see the event flyer: Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash 2022

Each year, Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools join forces with several community organizations to offer free school supplies and backpacks to families in need. This year’s Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ting Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville. In addition to free school supplies, the event will feature music, games, local vendors, and more!

In order to make this special event a success for our families, we need volunteers! Continue reading

Tom Sox Will Now Host Educator Appreciation Day on July 24

Charlottesville Tom Sox

Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 1 p.m. | Charlottesville High School

Due to inclement weather on July 14, Charlottesville’s collegiate summer baseball team, the Tom Sox, has rescheduled their Educator Appreciation Day for Sunday, July 24, and they’ve extended a special invitation to all Albemarle County Public Schools employees. They’ll face the Waynesboro Generals at Charlottesville High School at 1 p.m. Free admission and parking! Come join the fun!

Student Art Show Rescheduled for May 20

Due to a forecast of rain, the ACPS Student Art Show has been rescheduled from Friday, May 13, to Friday, May 20. We’re looking forward to sharing the work of our many talented student artists with the community! Until then, we invite you to watch this preview of the video that will be used in this unique, engaging, and larger-than-life show:

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ACPS 2022 Equity Conference: Join Us on June 11!

Equity Conference 2022 Logo

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Monticello High School | Registration

The ACPS Equity Specialists and Conference Committee are pleased to offer the 2022 Equity Conference on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Monticello High School. In addition to hearing from educators who are engaged in our collective work to eliminate practices that produce inequitable outcomes for students, participants will discover what it means to be an ACPS Culturally Responsive Educator. We will also recognize our most recent CRT certified and micro-credential candidates. Continue reading

We Notice 2021-22: Nominate a Colleague by March 27!

We Notice

We are excited to announce the start of our annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity to recognize a colleague whose work you would like to celebrate. This recognition can be given to any employee who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers. 

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, March 27, from students, employees, and community members. Click here to nominate a staff member »

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8th Annual WinterSongs Benefit Concert – Feb. 26


Saturday, February 26, 2022 | 1 p.m. | Livestream

The 8th annual WinterSongs benefit concert, which raises money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, will be performed via livestream this Saturday, February 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Joining the Burley Bearettes Treble Chorus this Saturday will be vocalists from Albemarle High School’s Advanced Women’s Ensemble; Monticello High School’s Women’s Chorus, No Fella A Capella; and The Knightengales from Charlottesville High School. Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the concert will be performed live from Monticello High School and broadcast to the public via livestream. Continue reading

Digital Learning Day Is February 22!

Digital Learning Day

Please join us in celebrating Digital Learning Day (DLDay) on February 22, 2022. The Department of Technology’s Learning Technology Team developed a series of Tech Tidbits (short videos) that focus on common learning tools that are available throughout ACPS.

Are you interested in learning more about Digital Learning Day? Check out these resources: Continue reading