As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.
Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools is participating in Speak Up again this year! The Speak Up survey provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to share their views on technology and will be available from now until the end of February.
Taking the survey is easy: Continue reading
Secondary Teachers: If you teach a semester course in Schoology, here are a few things to consider as we begin the second semester today:
First semester courses will be archived, but the process is gradual. Teachers may continue to see first semester courses listed for the first 24 hours of the new semester. Continue reading
Attention All Secondary Teachers: As we approach the middle of our first year of Schoology implementation, we ask that you participate in a survey focused on Year 1 minimum expectations, future professional development opportunities, and student use of Schoology. Take the survey »
Please provide your feedback by Friday, January 24. We are looking for 100% participation from secondary teachers. Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools is evaluating the performance and effectiveness of our Electronic School Notification System (ESNS). We currently use this system to communicate important information and emergency alerts to parents/guardians and employees by phone, email, and text messaging.
Please help us assess our existing system by participating in a survey: Open the survey »
Key leaders in Albemarle County Local Government and Public Schools are partnering with County Information Technology Departments to strengthen our organization’s defenses against cyber liability attacks. Phishing scams attempt to gain access to employee email and Greenshades accounts where employees can access their payroll information. In order to help strengthen our system defenses against these attacks, Greenshades permits users to enable two-factor authentication.
Please participate in a brief, six-question survey to help us determine if we should use two-factor authentication for Greenshades. Please respond by Friday, December 20: Take the survey »
ACPS invites you, along with students, parents, and community members, to participate in our Community Satisfaction Survey by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 20. Your feedback will provide the school division with valuable operational information that we will use as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. Your responses also will inform the development of our 2020-21 budget and our long-range planning decisions. Continue reading