Approved 2023-24 School Year Calendar

Calendar Image: August 2023

At their meeting on January 26, 2023, the Albemarle County School Board approved the official calendar for the 2023-24 school year. The approved calendar is available to view and print in English and Spanish on our division-level Calendars page. Under this calendar, the 2023-24 school year will open for students on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. For more information about the calendar development process, please visit our 2023-24 Calendar Development web page.

Calendar Committee Will Propose 2023-24 Calendar to School Board on Jan. 12

Draft Calendar Image: August 2023 - UPDATE

In response to our recent calendar survey, nearly 2,000 employees, students, parents/guardians, and community members provided feedback on two calendar options for next school year. We sincerely appreciate your participation. Based on your input and that of the Superintendent’s Cabinet, the ACPS Calendar Committee has created a third draft of the 2023-24 School Year Calendar to propose to the school board:

Draft 3 of the calendar maintains Wednesday, August 23, 2023, as the first day of school for students, and Friday, June 7, 2024, as the last day of school for students, and includes a traditional three-day Thanksgiving holiday and a full two-week Winter Break. Compared to the previous two drafts, Draft 3 reflects the following changes: Continue reading

2023-24 Calendar Survey Now Open: Provide Your Feedback by Dec. 7

Draft Calendar Image: August 2023

Attention all employees! Calendar development for the 2023-24 school year is underway! At this time, the ACPS Calendar Committee, which is composed of teachers, parents/guardians, and school and central office administrators, invites you to provide feedback on two draft calendars for next school year. In creating these drafts, the committee considered past feedback from students, employees, families, and community members, and prioritized the following goals: Continue reading

Gender-Inclusive Planning Team Invitation

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Would you like to have a meaningful impact on creating inclusive school environments for gender-expansive students? In August 2021, the Albemarle County School Board adopted the Policy on the Treatment of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students. In order to plan for the implementation of the actions outlined in this policy, we are creating a diverse team of educators, administrators and employees, which will convene up to three times over the summer months. To be a part of this important team, or to share your thoughts on this topic, please contact Jamie Gellner at by Thursday, June 9.

Please Share Your Opinion on the Draft 2022-23 Calendar: Respond by Nov. 21

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Beginning today, employees are being asked to share their opinions on our calendar committee’s first draft of the 2022-23 school calendar: Click here to take our employee survey.

The state department of education requires school divisions to provide either 180 instructional days or 990 clock hours of instruction per year. The draft calendar for 2022-23 reduces the number of instructional days to 175; however, it still delivers more than 990 clock hours of instruction. The reduction in instructional days will provide teachers with more workdays, more professional development opportunities, and additional time to meet the individual learning needs of students. Continue reading

Revised 2021-22 Calendar Adds Teacher Workdays; No Effect on Pay for 10- and 11-Month Non-Exempt Employees

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Yesterday evening, the school board approved changes to this year’s school calendar in response to the impact the pandemic has had on employee workload. Five full teacher workdays were added to the calendar, including two days previously on the calendar as half-days. Also, two days originally designated as half-days for students were changed to full days of instruction. The revised 2021-22 School Year Calendar includes the following changes: Continue reading

A New Look to Your School Week Comes Into Focus on August 16

Strategic Plan: Learning for All

Recently adopted by the school board, the division’s new five-year strategic plan, Learning for All, updates our mission, vision, values and goals, with the objectives and strategies that will bring them into practice. Beginning next Monday, August 16, when you log in to your computer for the first time each week, you will gain greater insight into how our new strategic plan will shape your school or department. Continue reading

Long-Range Planning Survey: Participate by August 6

Your Opinion Matters

Long-Range Planning Survey | Please participate by Friday, August 6.

As one of its objectives, Goal 3 of the school division’s new strategic plan, Learning for All, focuses on developing sustainable and modern facilities, infrastructure and equipment as a means to transform learning experiences and opportunities for students. Strategies affiliated with this goal include developing long-range plans to address overcrowding, partnering with local government on strategies to fund capital projects, and developing an equitable and sustainable process for guiding renovations and improvements.

In support of this goal, the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) requests your input on the priorities that should guide their selection of facility improvement projects. Continue reading

New ACPS Strategic Plan: Learning for All; New Email Footer Goes Into Effect July 13

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Dear Colleagues,

I am very happy to announce that Albemarle County Public Schools is launching a new strategic plan, entitled Learning for All, which will guide our school division over the next five years. This plan represents a collective, local vision that articulates our community’s hopes for all of our students. It charts a path for ACPS to provide our students with an educational experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and to make positive contributions to society, while they are our students and in the future. It helps prepare the leaders who will make it possible for each of us to benefit from a more equitable, inclusive and prosperous world. Continue reading