Join Us for the Golden Apple Awards Ceremony on June 23!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Livestream

Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., as we celebrate outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Family members, friends, and members of the public are invited to tune in to watch the 2020-21 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony via livestream.

For details, please visit the Golden Apple Awards web page.

Summer of Self-Care Is Underway!

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After such an unusual and stressful year, ACPS encourages all employees to take some time this summer to relax and rejuvenate. We invite you to visit our Summer of Self-Care web page for some summertime inspiration: You could grab a 7-day free pass to ACAC; support your health and well-being by taking a Self-Care Self-Assessment; sign up to win a free art kit; try out a new recipe; challenge yourself to hike a beautiful trail in the Shenandoah National Park; treat yourself to a free scoop of ice cream; or all of the above! Check out the calendar of events (ACPS login required) on our Summer of Self-Care web page for more activity suggestions and access to special offers for ACPS staff.

Reminder: Strategic Planning Focus Group Sessions for Staff & Students – Today & Thursday

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 6 p.m. | Zoom

Attention All ACPS Employees: As a reminder, ACPS will host Strategic Planning Focus Group sessions for staff and students this afternoon at 4:30 and this Thursday, May 20, at 6 p.m. These sessions offer the opportunity for staff and students to view a draft of the division’s new strategic plan, including the ACPS mission, goals and objectives, and offer feedback. Continue reading

First Community Read Aloud Event – May 24 (Featuring “Fry Bread”)

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Monday, May 24, 2021 | 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. | Zoom

Dear Colleagues,

We’d like to invite you to join our first Community Read Aloud at 4:45 p.m. on May 24, featuring the children’s book Fry Bread, by Kevin Noble Maillard. During this time together, we will read and participate in an interactive discussion of themes from the book, which center around Native American diversity, equity, inclusion and history. We’ll also make our own personal, cultural connections to this wonderful text. Continue reading

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

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

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