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

“Theory of Change” Work Sessions – Oct. 10 & 11

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One of the recommendations from the Bellwether instructional practices audit involves using a planning tool called a “Theory of Change” to identify strategies, actions and resources that can facilitate change and achieve desired outcomes. This process includes reflecting on the various roles of people in our school division and the influence of those roles on student success. As Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) begins this important work, we invite educators, administrators, support staff, students, parents and guardians, and community members to join us.

Are you interested in learning more about this concept? Would you like to help ACPS develop a Theory of Change? If so, please register to attend one of our upcoming work sessions: Continue reading

Reminder: Making Connections Call for Proposals – Submissions Due Sept. 22

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Mark your calendar! Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 6. Programming will consist of sessions facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators. We are especially excited that Making Connections 2023 will again include opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! Sessions for instructional staff will be hosted at Monticello High School, while sessions for support staff will be offered at Albemarle High School.

As a reminder, any instructional or support staff member who is interested in presenting at Making Connections must submit a session proposal by Friday, September 22. 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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Public Education Foundation Reception – Sept. 13

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The Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle invites Albemarle County and Charlottesville City public school educators, administrators, board members, and supporters to a reception on Wednesday, September 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at The Wine Guild of Charlottesville, located just off Harris Street at 600 Concord Avenue. This reception is all about coming together as a community to show appreciation for the hard work of our educators and the importance of quality public education.

Please register to attend the Public Education Foundation Reception and join us on Wednesday for free food and beverages and an opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and learn about exciting initiatives that the Public Education Foundation has in store for local schools. Continue reading

Convocation Reminders & August PD Days

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We are looking forward to a successful start to the 2023-24 school year! In preparation for our upcoming division-wide professional development (PD) days on Tuesday, August 15, and Friday, August 18, please visit our August PD Days web page to access schedules for both days.

Again, we’re excited to see everyone at Ting Pavilion at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, for our division-wide convocation! Here are a few important reminders: Continue reading

You’re Invited: Paramount Teacher Reception – Aug. 17

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The Paramount Theater cordially invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on Thursday, August 17, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2023-24 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees are welcome! An RSVP is encouraged: Please RSVP to Cathy von Storch at 434-293-1000 or cathyvonstorch@theparamount.net.

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8th Annual Equity Conference: Join Us on Aug. 10

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Since 2017, Albemarle County Public Schools has been dedicated to providing ongoing professional development to end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special capacities for our students through our culturally responsive teaching (CRT) model. On Thursday, August 10, the Office of Community Engagement invites you to attend the 8th Annual Equity Conference: Don’t Stop Believin’. Come hear from this year’s CRT certification and micro-credential awardees as they share how they are making progress toward this transformation in practice. Family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of our educators! Dinner will be provided. Attendees should register by August 4 (registration links below). Continue reading

Back to School Bash on Aug. 19 – Volunteers Needed!

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Each year, Albemarle County Public Schools and Charlottesville City 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 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ting Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville. In addition to free school supplies, the event will feature free sports physicals, music, games, local vendors, and more!

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