During the first school board meeting of the new year, held yesterday evening, Albemarle County School Board members voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Haas, that all regular employees receive a 4% pay increase effective with the pay period that begins February 26, 2022. The first paycheck to reflect the increase will be on Friday, March 18, 2022. Continue reading
Category Archives: Superintendent Messages
2022-23 Budget Survey: Please Participate by Dec. 22
Albemarle County Public Schools staff are working hard to develop a draft budget for next school year. Your views are an important part of that work. This fall, we hosted several community conversations in which we invited students, employees, families, and advisory groups to share ideas for improving teaching and learning in our schools. Our goal is to build a budget for the 2022-23 school year that reflects those ideas. Continue reading →
Special Message from the Superintendent
This week, Superintendent Haas visited Monticello’s football field with a very special video message for our school community. Please help us celebrate and support all of our teams and student performers, including football, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, golf, mountain biking, cheer, scholastic bowl, and our fine arts, by staying safe in the stands and encouraging excellence on the field and stage.
End-of-Year Message from Superintendent Haas
Congratulations, everyone, on completing what will no doubt be remembered as the most challenging school year we have experienced. As we close out the 2020-21 school year, my hope is that each of you will take time over the summer to rest, reset and recharge. You deserve it!
Thank you for your courage, your willpower, your creativity, and your love and concern for our students and their families. I hope you’ll take just a moment to watch my end-of-year “thank you” message:
Video Spotlight: Decision-Making and Planning for This Year and Next
We’re reaching out this afternoon to share two new video messages from Superintendent Matthew Haas: Looking Ahead to This Summer and Next Year and Planning During the Pandemic.
Video Message from the Superintendent
Earlier today, I shared the following message and videos with our middle and high school students, and I wanted to share that messaging with you as well.
Good afternoon, ACPS Middle and High School Students:
I hope you are all doing well today and are looking forward to the weekend. Please take a few minutes to view this video message that I created for you. In it, I talk about the responsibility we all have to look out for and support each other in our school community. In particular, I talk about national and local attacks toward Asian-Americans, some of which are related to our own schools. Continue reading →
In Response to the Tragic Events of March 16, 2021
Good afternoon, Colleagues:
I am checking in with you this afternoon to address the anti-Asian sentiment and violence toward Asian-Americans that has been rising across our nation over the past many months. I think it’s important to speak up about such acts of bigotry, as these are the types of crises that seep from the outside world into our classrooms. Continue reading →
ACPS Will Return to Stage 3 on Monday, Feb. 1
As I reported to you earlier this month, two of the public health measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were increasing following the holiday period, placing us in a higher risk category for the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our county. It was on this basis that I determined that the safest course for our students, families and staff was to revert to all-virtual instruction.
I also said we would continue to work with the health department and closely monitor these public health measures and report back to you today on our plans for next week. Continue reading →
ACPS Will Return to All-Virtual Instruction on Jan. 19
Working with the health department, I have closely been tracking the virus transmission data in our school community. Like many of you, I have become increasingly concerned about recent increases in the case incidence rate and the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in our county as reported by our health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the holidays, increases in these two measures signify increases in the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our county. Continue reading →
Zoom Link for This Afternoon’s COVID-19 Recovery Focus Group Meeting for Teachers
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 4:30 to 6 p.m. | Zoom
Attention Teachers: If you’re planning to participate in today’s focus group conversation from 4:30 to 6 p.m. regarding the future response of ACPS to COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on student learning and social-emotional well-being and development, please click here to join at 4:30 this afternoon. Continue reading →