Employee Engagement Survey Opens Today: Participate by March 22!

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As we shared last week, our 2024 Employee Engagement Survey opens today! Again this year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. Today, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup <support@mail.gallup.com> containing a link to participate in their Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. The subject line of the survey invitation will read, “[EXTERNAL]Albemarle County Public Schools Employee Engagement Survey,” and the email will contain a unique survey link that will take you to the secure Gallup website where you can take the survey confidentially. This brief survey should take less than five minutes of your time, and we ask that you participate by Friday, March 22. Continue reading

Reminder: Schedule Your Laptop Health Checkup by June 12

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Thank you to all employees who have taken the steps to complete a health checkup for your laptop! As we shared in the Compass on April 21, the Department of Technology is performing division-wide health checkups on all staff laptops to ensure that everyone has a safe, reliable laptop that is ready for next school year. If you haven’t yet scheduled your laptop checkup, please reach out to your school or department’s Technology Support Specialist (TSS) by June 12.

Before your appointment, you’ll need to back up the files on your laptop. Check out these helpful directions. If you need assistance backing up your files, contact your school or department’s Learning Technology Integrator (LTI).

It’s Time to Schedule Your Laptop Health Checkup!

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As we announced in the Compass article on April 21, the Department of Technology is performing division-wide health checkups on all staff laptops to ensure that everyone has a safe, reliable and consistent laptop experience. We encourage you to make your appointment before the end-of-year rush! To schedule your laptop health checkup, contact your school or department’s Technology Support Specialist (TSS).

Before your appointment, you’ll need to back up all of the files on your laptop. Continue reading

Laptop Health Checkups Will Be Performed May 1 – June 12

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Beginning in May, the Department of Technology will be performing health checkups on all staff laptops, division-wide, to ensure that everyone has a safe, reliable and consistent laptop experience. During this checkup, we will make any needed hardware repairs and install the new laptop image. We dn’t want anyne t have a laptp with a missing keybard letter.

What does “install the new laptop image” mean? Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Extended Through Friday

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To ensure that every employee who wants to share feedback has the opportunity to do so, we’ve extended our 2023 Employee Engagement Survey through this Friday, March 24. Earlier today, Gallup (support@mail.gallup.com) sent an email to employees who have yet to participate; that email contains a unique survey link to take their Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. Completing the survey, which only takes about 5 minutes, will help us create a more supportive working environment for all ACPS employees. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation! Continue reading

Reminder: 2023 Employee Engagement Survey Closes on Friday!

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Only a few days remain before our 2023 Employee Engagement Survey closes. We are asking all non-temporary employees to participate in the survey by this Friday, March 17. Completing the survey only takes about 5 minutes or less, and your feedback will help ACPS create a more supportive working environment for all employees. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation in this survey!

How do I find the survey? Check your ACPS email for a survey invitation from Gallup (support@mail.gallup.com). The email message will contain a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Opens Today!

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As we shared last week, our 2023 Employee Engagement Survey opens today! Again this year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. Today, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup (support@mail.gallup.com) containing a link to participate in their Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. The subject line of the survey invitation will read, “Albemarle County Public Schools Employee Engagement Survey,” and the email will contain a unique survey link that will take you to the secure Gallup website where you can take the survey confidentially. This brief survey should take less than five minutes of your time, and we ask that you participate by Friday, March 17. Continue reading

Attention All Employees: Complete the 2022-23 Online Annual Training (OATS) by Jan. 31

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Each year, all ACPS employees are required to participate in a review of important policies and procedures. It is imperative that all employees complete this training by January 31, 2023. The 2022-23 Online Annual Training (OATS) is now live in our Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Remember: When logging in to the PLMS, use your ACPS user name and password (the same credentials you use to sign in to your Outlook email). The OATS course has been assigned to every employee. On your PLMS homepage, you will find the link to the training listed under “Required Courses.” Continue reading

Reminder: Change Your Password by Oct. 14!

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The Department of Technology will require all staff and students in grades 3-12 to change their password on or before October 14, 2022. Staff and students who have not changed their password since June 8 will be prompted to do so this Friday. You can manage your ACPS password through our Self Password Reset portal. If you experience technical issues or need assistance, please contact the Service Desk during normal business hours at 434-975-9444.

Special Message from the Superintendent: Employee Engagement Survey Extended Through May 12

Superintendent Matthew Haas

When I became Superintendent of Schools in 2018, my first order of business was a Listening Tour. I met with hundreds of employees and students across our division to understand how I could best support you in your work, not just in providing resources, but in helping to create a climate that allowed you to prosper and grow as a professional.

If you read my Weekly Check-in on Friday, you know that one of the most important parts of my week, every week, are my visits to one of our schools or departments. These visits are today’s Listening Tours, providing me with the chance to learn from many of you about how the school division can support you and, especially, how I can support you in the important work you are doing. Continue reading