Are you interested in helping support students who are experiencing mental health challenges? Albemarle County Public Schools is excited to offer Mental Health First Aid training to all staff. Mark your calendar: Between October 2022 and April 2023, we will offer six opportunities for staff to participate. Continue reading
Mark your calendar! Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 7. Programming will consist of sessions facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators. We are especially excited this year to expand our conference to include opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! Sessions for instructional staff will be hosted at Monticello High School, while sessions for support staff will be offered at Journey Middle School.
Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 7. Given the wide range of innovative practices and effective strategies implemented by educators and staff in Albemarle County, our programming this year will be a combination of workshops facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators.
We are excited to expand this year’s Making Connections conference by including opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! We will host professional learning sessions for instructional staff at Monticello High School, while professional learning opportunities for support staff will be offered at Journey Middle School. Continue reading
The Paramount Theater cordially invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on Tuesday, August 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Meet and greet fellow educators, preview the 2022-23 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount Theater as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees are welcome! An RSVP is encouraged: Please RSVP to Cathy von Storch at 434-293-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
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
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 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 »
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
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