Communicating with Multilingual Families: A Guide for Teachers & Staff

Hello in different languages

Did you know that Albemarle County Public Schools has processes for interpreting and translating that can help staff bridge the gap with parents whose primary language is not English? Check out our Communicating with Multilingual Families: A Guide for Teachers & Staff (ACPS login required) to access helpful online resources, learn how to get started with (and pay for) interpretation and translation services, and get the help you need. Continue reading

Opportunity for Teachers, TAs, OAs & Athletic Coaches

Bus Driver on Athletic Trip

Attention Teachers, TAs, OAs, and Athletic Coaches: Would you like to help our student athletes while earning extra income? Transportation Services is in need of Substitute School Bus Drivers for athletic trips during the week and weekends. We also have driving work available over the summer. Apply now »

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Email Storage Expansion for All & Productivity PD for ACPS Teachers


ACPS teachers, office associates, and other support staff engage in a high volume of email correspondence with families, colleagues, and school administrators. Currently, ACPS employees have access to 250MB of email storage through Outlook Exchange, the email application provided by Albemarle County Public Schools. In an effort to further support teachers and all employees, the Department of Learning Engineering, Accessibility and Design (LEAD) will adjust the storage limit of all email accounts to 2G. Doing so will expand email storage by 800%. This change will take effect on February 1.

In addition, the Learning Technology team will host a series of professional learning opportunities for ACPS teachers in February titled, Tips for Managing Your Digital World as an Educator. Continue reading

Communicating With English Learner Families: A Guide for Teachers and Staff

ESOL LogoSuppose one of your students has been coming to school late and her grades are starting to slip. You call home to discuss with the parent, but it is clear that the woman who answers the phone speaks a language other than English. You hang up and wonder how you can best engage with your student’s family. Then you remember that Albemarle County Public Schools has a number of protocols and resources in place to help bridge the school-to-home gap! Continue reading

Professional Administrative Day – Nov. 6

Save the Date 11.06.2017Monday, November 6 | 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon | AHS Cafeteria

Attention all school office associates (OAs) and bookkeepers: You are required to attend Professional Administrative Day on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon in the Albemarle High School Cafeteria. Participation is optional for department OAs and bookkeepers. All 10/11-month employees will be compensated for their time. View invitation »

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The International & ESOL Office Has Moved!

International & ESOL Welcome CenterThe International & ESOL office has officially moved to its new location at the Northside Library! The International & ESOL Welcome Center welcomes new international families to our schools and programs, registers families for school, provides language interpreters and translation services, and facilitates professional learning. You can assist us with spreading the word about our new location by sharing this flyer with families who come in contact with or ask about our office. We always recommend that families call our Welcome Center (434-296-6517) prior to dropping by, since staff may be out at schools or assisting other families.

OA Meeting Materials from August 7

Thanks for Being AwesomeA big THANK YOU to our office associates for being such great supporters of learners and learning! We hope the 2015 OA Summer Meeting provided an engaging forum for you to share ideas and brainstorm with your counterparts. In case you were unable to attend a session, or even the whole meeting, several of the roundtable presenters have provided their session materials below. Best wishes for a great school year! Continue reading

Free Workshop: Customer Service in Action – August 17

Customer ServiceYou’re invited! The Virginia Workforce Center, in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is offering a FREE workshop entitled “Customer Service in Action,” on Monday, August 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will define the components of quality customer service; understand the importance of effectively communicating with customers; explore the impact of positive and negative communication practices on customer interactions; and identify personal actions that will improve delivery of on-the-job customer service. Continue reading