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
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
Teachers: As we wrap up the first few weeks of the school year, we want to get input from you to help us plan future professional development (PD) opportunities and resources. Please take just a few minutes to complete this survey to share your thoughts and needs. Continue reading
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