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 jgellner@k12albemarle.org 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

Strategic Plan Survey: Please Participate by May 31

We Want Your Feedback

Strategic Plan Survey | Please participate by Monday, May 31.

Every five to seven years, ACPS takes an opportunity to work with its students, employees, families and community to create a new strategic plan. The plan acts as a guide to how we define the direction that our school division 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. Continue reading

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

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

2021-22 Calendar Survey Now Open: Please Participate by Jan. 15

Feedback?

Dear Colleagues:

The Joint Albemarle County/Charlottesville City Schools Calendar Committee has launched the calendar development process for the 2021-22 school year. Each year, this committee partners to produce a school calendar that supports our shared goals to engage students, improve opportunities and achievement, and get the most productivity out of our resources. 

As part of this process, we are reaching out to you for feedback on an initial draft of the ACPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar. Continue reading