Teacher Survey to Inform the 2021-22 School Year – Please Participate by April 28

Survey

Classroom Teachers: As we shared earlier this week, Superintendent Haas has announced that the school division is planning to offer five days per week of in-person instruction at all school sites for students in all grades next school year. In addition, he announced that the division will offer an all-virtual school for elementary, middle and high school students. The all-virtual school will have its own principal and teaching staff and provide synchronous instruction to students.

Your input is essential to our successful planning! Continue reading

Families Being Asked to Help With Planning for Summer, New School Year

Plan jigsaw teamwork concept

At a special School Board meeting on May 6, Superintendent Haas will be making his recommendation to the School Board on how schools should operate next August when the 2021-22 school year begins. To make the most informed recommendation possible, we are beginning the process of gathering information from families and staff.

Tomorrow, families across the school division will receive an initial survey on their early preferences for summer programming and next year’s instructional model. Continue reading

Speak Up Technology Survey Now Open

Speak Up

The Speak Up Survey is a district and national research initiative designed to amplify the voices and perspectives of students, families and teachers about technology and learning. Input from you and your students will impact how ACPS uses technology to support schools. In the past, we have received thousands of responses across the district, and this year, we’re aiming for 100% participation from students, families, teachers and administrators. 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

Community Survey: Portrait Competencies – Please Participate by Dec. 6

Survey

Dear Colleagues:

We need your input! Albemarle County Public Schools is currently developing a Portrait of a Graduate, which is meant to be a collective vision that articulates our entire community’s aspirations for all of our students. We want our Portrait to be developed based on a local perspective, but with an eye toward the globalized society in which our students will live and work in the future. Continue reading

Feedback Requested on Demographic Survey Questions

We Want Your Feedback

Equity and inclusion are important values to Albemarle County Public Schools. As such, the school division would like to collect demographic information as a standard part of future community surveys. The intention would be to help the school division determine which voices are represented in survey results and which ones we need to pursue through alternate strategies.

The school division has drafted an initial list of demographic survey questions. We anticipate that survey takers will be able to answer our demographic questions in under two minutes. As part of our review process, we are asking employees to review the draft demographic survey questions, and then provide feedback, including suggestions for improvement, by Tuesday, October 20. Continue reading

Stage 3 Details: Survey, Informational Video & Draft Slides

Return to School 2020-21

Dear Colleagues,

At their upcoming meeting on October 8, the Albemarle County School Board will decide whether the school division will progress to the next stage of reopening (from Stage 2 to Stage 3). The school division will remain in its current stage (Stage 2) through at least the end of the first quarter. The Board’s decision will impact the second quarter of the school year, which begins on November 9. Continue reading

Return to School Update & Employee Survey

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

You are very much on my mind these days.

One truth that our community relearned since the COVID-19 shutdown on March 13 is that you can close buildings and bus routes, even such special events as graduation, but student learning growth and development still goes on. That’s because of what each of you have contributed to our students and families and to our mission. That hasn’t closed down.

I continue to admire your dedication and professionalism and I want you to know how important it is to me that our division take every possible action to protect your health and safety this school year. We will not open buildings without that assurance. Continue reading