Digital Citizenship Night – Nov. 16

family using laptop together

Do you have questions around your students’ technology use, either at home or in the classroom? The Department of Technology is inviting all families and faculty to participate in a Q&A forum with ACPS administrators, teachers, students, and experts from Common Sense Media. The session will cover digital citizenship and healthy media habits.

Please join us on Tuesday evening, November 16, via Zoom for this informative session. Continue reading

Making Connections 2021: Registration Continues

Registration is ongoing for Making Connections: Learning for All, which will be held this Friday, October 29. Sessions are filling up fast and we have added seats to our most popular sessions. 

Is the session you are interested in full? Register anyway and the system will add you to the Wait List. So far, we have been able to clear all of our Wait Lists by adding seats.

Want to change your registration? Continue reading

Making Connections 2021: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Making Connections: Learning for All, which will be held Friday, October 29. We hope you will find sessions that are engaging, relevant, and aligned with the mission and vision of Albemarle County Public Schools. We are incredibly thankful for our ACPS educators who have designed the day’s sessions, and we are excited to offer opportunities for you to learn with these visiting educators. As a reminder, all sessions are virtual.

To register, visit our new Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Once you log in with your ACPS credentials, look for the link to register for Making Connections. Continue reading

Making Connections 2021: Meet Our Visiting Educators

Our annual professional learning event, Making Connections: Learning for All, will be held Friday, October 29. Given the wide range of innovative practices and effective strategies developed by educators here in Albemarle County, our programming this year will be a combination of workshops facilitated by visiting educators and by ACPS teachers and administrators. Making Connections will be held in a virtual format this year with all sessions presented through Zoom (no in-person sessions). We are excited to announce the list of visiting educators that will be sharing with us! Continue reading

Flu+ Vaccine Clinics Now Underway

fall leaves with bandage that reads: Get the shot, not the flu

All Albemarle County employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and all public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered on the County health plan. On-site flu clinics are now available! Continue reading

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With Us!

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Children celebrating

Originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, the now month-long tribute is observed from September 15 – October 15. National Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the national independence days for many Latin American countries and celebrates the history and achievements of the Latino community.

Currently, Latino youth make up 15% of our ACPS student population. They are the fastest growing racial/ethnic population in the county. In keeping with our culturally responsive practices, we encourage you to continue to build partnerships that honor the diverse cultures and experiences of our Latino students, staff and families. Include below are a few resources to help deepen your learning and a book giveaway! Continue reading

Making Connections Call for Proposals: Submit a Proposal by Sept. 19

Making Connections 2021

Making Connections: Learning for All, our annual Making Connections professional learning event, will be held Friday, October 29. Given the wide range of innovative practices and effective strategies developed by educators here in Albemarle County, our programming this year will be a combination of workshops facilitated by visiting educators and by ACPS teachers and administrators. It’s exciting to have this time to learn from and with each other! By highlighting our own practices, we strengthen our professional network within the division and “make connections” that we can build on over time.

Interested in presenting at Making Connections? Submit a session proposal by September 19. Continue reading

Info Session on COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies: Join Us on Aug. 18

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies 2021-22 School Year

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

All employees are invited to join a community information forum devoted to the school division’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies. The session will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, over the Zoom platform. We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask questions about the safety measures we are implementing for the 2021-22 school year. The link to join the session will be posted in the Spotlight section of the ACPS homepage. Continue reading