All Instruction Will Be Asynchronous on November 2, Plus November 3 Now a Holiday for All Employees

November 3, 2020 Election Day

Monday, November 2, is now a trade-off day for parent conferences. November 2 will still be an instructional day for students; however, all instruction will be asynchronous. Our school buildings will be closed to all students on November 2; there will be no in-person access. We will share this information with families later this week. Continue reading

School Board Decides: Most Students Will Begin the New School Year With Virtual Instruction

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

Just a short while ago, our School Board approved a return to school plan for September 8 that will have most of our students beginning the new year with virtual instruction. There will be provisions for students who do not have internet access or whose internet access is not adequate for virtual learning. These students, along with some who have special needs and some who are English Learners, will be able to come into schools to work with learning coaches in accessing virtual instruction assignments. Continue reading

Message from School Board Chair, Jonno Alcaro

Jonno Alcaro

Dear Teachers and Classified Staff,

I am writing this note to you because at this difficult time in our community, country and world, you remain among the most important contributors to the lives of children. You continue to invest yourselves in educating and supporting those who will one day lead us, including through such hard times as those now before us. Our School Board could not be more grateful to you. Continue reading

New Name for Cale & Next School Name to Be Reviewed

Cale Elementary

At their January 23 meeting, School Board members formally voted to change the name of Cale Elementary School to Mountain View Elementary School, effective July 1.

Cale is the first of 14 schools to be reviewed following a directive from the School Board to the Superintendent that school communities review the names of all schools named for individuals. Continue reading

Tuition Change for Children of Nonresident Albemarle County & ACPS Employees


You may know that the children of Albemarle County Public Schools and Albemarle County Local Government employees who live outside of the county are eligible to attend Albemarle County public schools on a tuition basis. Did you know, though, that the School Board reduced the annual tuition from half of the local cost to $1,000 per pupil? Policy JEC, School Admission, reflects this change and states that the Superintendent will set the tuition each academic year.

Questions? Please contact Anne Breeden at 434-296-5877.

Additional Holiday Leave Granted to 12-Month Employees

Happy Thanksgiving - Happy New YearThe School Board has approved additional time off for 12-month employees for the upcoming holidays, consistent with state holidays approved by the governor. In addition to closing for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, the Board has approved an extra half-day of leave on Wednesday, November 21. Offices now will close for Thanksgiving at 12 noon on November 21. Also, in addition to closing on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1), the Board has granted an extra full day of leave on Monday, December 31. Offices now will be closed for the New Year’s holiday December 31 – January 1.

We wish you and your families the very best during the holiday season.