Second Quarter Accommodation Requests


With the School Board’s decision last night to move to Stage 3 for the second quarter, staff who are requesting accommodations should now proceed with submitting these requests as previously communicated.

Impacted staff who may need accommodations include PK-3, ESOL, and Special Education teachers, and the respective teaching assistants who serve these student groups. Employees in other assignment areas serving those groups also should submit an accommodation request if they feel they are unable to work in person for the second quarter. Continue reading

Accommodation and Leave Requests


As we progress through our Stages of Returning and employees’ needs change, the division understands that staff may need to request leave or other accommodations because they are unable to fulfill the duties and work expectations of their positions. Human Resources has provided information about accommodation requests, leave requests, separation of employment, important dates, and deadlines in the Accommodation and Leave Requests document. Continue reading

Virtual Town Hall for Classified Hourly Employees on Sept. 3

Virtual Meeting

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

Welcome to the New Inside Albemarle – Human Resources Site!

Inside Albemarle

On behalf of the Human Resources Department and the Intranet Project Team, we are very excited to announce the launch of the new Inside Albemarle – Human Resources site. After months of work by Human Resources staff, the new site launched this morning!

The new Inside Albemarle – Human Resources and the associated HR COVID Resources sites can be accessed on your desktop, laptop, or even mobile device. (You can visit through your web browser or even install the SharePoint App on your mobile device.) However, you will need to be signed in to your Microsoft Office account to access content. If you’re not already signed in, you will be prompted to enter your ACPS email address and then your ACPS password (the same credentials you use to sign in to your Outlook email). Continue reading

Return to School Accommodation and Leave Requests


As we approach the start of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, September 8, we understand that staff may need to request leave or other accommodations because they are unable to fulfill the duties and work expectations of their positions. Human Resources has provided information about accommodation requests; leave requests; separation of employment; outstanding contracts; and important dates and deadlines in the following document: Return to School Accommodation and Leave Requests.

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Update: Annual Leave Overages

Man Working and Daydreaming of Vacation

The school division recognizes that due to the disruptions to personal and work schedules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are not able to take time off. We previously announced that the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month has been temporarily disabled. In recognition that employees may not be able to take time off for the immediate foreseeable future, the suspension will be extended until February 28, 2021. Continue reading

Contracts for Licensed Teachers and Administrators: Signed Contracts Due by June 26

Electronic Contract

We are excited to announce that licensed teacher and administrator contracts for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent to you electronically this year! Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to innovate!

Contracts for licensed teachers and administrators will be sent to your ACPS work email address. They will be sent from “ACPS Contracts” ( on Friday, June 12, after the School Board approves reappointments Thursday evening. Continue reading

Teaching Licensure Q&A Sessions – May 28 & 29

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Licensure Specialist Michael Thomas will be hosting two Licensure Q&A sessions this week:

Thursday, May 28, at 12 p.m.Click here to join
Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.Click here to join

Michael will review recent licensure modifications passed by the Virginia General Assembly (see below). These modifications address the hands-on aspect of CPR for renewal and initial licensure and the status of provisional licenses and renewable licenses that expire June 30, 2020. Keep in mind: All emergency modifications expire January 1, 2021. Continue reading