Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

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The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation annually presents ACPS staff with the opportunity to apply for grants supporting innovative and community-oriented programs in our school division. If you have been hoping to start such a program in your school, please contact Helen Dunn, ACPS Legislative & Public Affairs Officer, with some information about what you would like to propose, and she will give you guidance on next steps.

We encourage all of our creative staff members to apply for these grants, which have historically led to some very special opportunities for our educators and students! Continue reading

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities

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Are you interested in helping support students experiencing mental health challenges?

Albemarle County Public Schools is excited to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to all staff. Mental Health First Aid helps individuals assist someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Continue reading

We Notice 2021-22: Nominate a Colleague by March 27!

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We are excited to announce the start of our annual We Notice program! This is an opportunity to recognize a colleague whose work you would like to celebrate. This recognition can be given to any employee who works in our schools, such as teachers, office staff, building service team members, teaching assistants, cafeteria workers, school nurses, and bus drivers. 

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, March 27, from students, employees, and community members. Click here to nominate a staff member »

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January 25 Is a Workday for All Employees

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As a reminder, Tuesday, January 25, is a workday for all employees, even though students will not be in attendance. The January 25 workday is one of the changes to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar approved by the school board at their meeting on November 11. On this day, staff will attend professional development and training. Please see your supervisor for more information.

Kronos calendars have also been updated to reflect the changes approved on November 11: Continue reading

Half-Day of Leave Granted to All 12-Month Employees on Nov. 24

Happy Thanksgiving! Following Governor Northam’s announcement that November 24 will be a half-day for state employees, the Albemarle County School Board has granted the same for ACPS employees. Now, in addition to closing for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, the board has approved a half-day of leave on Wednesday, November 24, for all 12-month employees. All school division offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 12 noon on November 24.

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

Don’t Forget to Complete the Required COVID-19 Safety Training by Sept. 8!

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In compliance with state code and in partnership with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, ACPS has developed a two-part COVID-19 Safety Training for employees. As a reminder, every ACPS employee, regardless of position, should complete this training by Tuesday, September 8 (the first day of school).

Step 1 involves watching a 22-minute training video. Step 2 (the final step) asks employees to certify that they have watched the training video by completing a brief form. Continue reading

Virtual Town Hall for Classified Hourly Employees on Sept. 3

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. | Meeting Link

Our employees are the lifeline of ACPS. Due to your dedication and loyalty in both prosperous and difficult times, we have been able to offer high-quality teaching and learning and wonderful daily experiences for our children. One of our goals through the pandemic and the associated financial recession has been and will be to continue your employment. Continue reading

Required COVID-19 Safety Training – Complete by Sept. 8

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In compliance with State Code §16VAC25-60-220, Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention, Albemarle County Public Schools is requiring ALL STAFF to complete COVID-19 Employee Safety Training. As we continue the Return to School plan, it is important that all employees are aware of how to stay safe at school and work. Employees should complete Steps 1 and 2 by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Step 1

Watch the Employee Safety COVID-19 training video (22:08): Continue reading