The ACPS International & ESOL Program is offering an Interpretation and Translation Workshop on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for staff who currently work in this capacity and are interested in learning more about best practices. The workshop will be held in the ESOL Office, located on the 3rd Floor of the Northside Public Library at 705 Rio Road West in Charlottesville. Lunch will be included! Staff who plan to attend should click here to RSVP.
Questions? Contact Ambha Lessard.
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
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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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
Are you concerned about the quantity and quality of our substitutes? Do you wonder why it is sometimes difficult to find subs? Do you worry about the impact on students?
Do you want to be part of the solution to this division-wide concern? Continue reading
Suppose 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
Monday, 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 »
The 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.
A 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