December 5 & 6, 2020 | 12 to 4 p.m. | Albemarle High School
This Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the University of Virginia (UVA) and our local health department, is hosting a self-administered nasal swab COVID-19 testing event at Albemarle High School from noon to 4 p.m. This free event is open to the community, but prioritizes employees of UVA, Albemarle County Public Schools, and Charlottesville City Schools. Continue reading →
Albemarle County Public Schools understands that, for many in our community, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new hardships or further complicated preexisting issues. We are here to serve our community, and we want to provide as much assistance as we can during this turbulent and uncertain time.
ACPS recently launched the ACPS COVID-19 Dashboard to provide our students, parents, employees, and community members with an accurate and current account of the impact of COVID-19 across our school division.
Our dashboard will report the number of confirmed cases experienced by students and staff who are learning or working in person, as well as contractors who work in our buildings. Continue reading →
In an effort to help provide up-to-date information as our school division and community prepare for the start of school, please join us for a panel discussion about COVID-19 and children via Zoom on Wednesday, July 29, at 5 p.m. The panel will feature two physicians who are faculty members in UVa’s Department of Pediatric Medicine and Eileen Gomez, School Health Coordinator for ACPS. They will provide current information and be available for questions. Continue reading →
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 →
As a reminder, Summer Phase 2 begins on Monday, July 6. During this phase, our 12-month employees who have been teleworking will begin to transition back to their workspaces. The expectation is that all staff will be working back on site by July 20 (15 work days prior to the return of the teaching staff). Please contact your supervisor to discuss what your balance of in person vs. telecommuting work will be as you transition back to the office. This will vary by position.
At its retreat on Friday, the Albemarle County School Board voted to reopen schools on Tuesday, September 8. Details around the opening of schools, including instructional schedules and school bus route information, are expected to be finalized by July 9. Continue reading →
The school division has published a news release addressing two topics covered at this afternoon’s special COVID-19 meeting of the School Board—calendar options for the 2020-21 school year and guidance presented by the Return to School Task Force: Continue reading →
As our planning for the coming school year begins to come into better focus, one option we are considering is delaying the start of the new school year until early September.
Our School Board initially approved a 2020-21 calendar in January with Wednesday, August 19, as the first day of school for students. Based largely on feedback from instructional staff that, under current conditions, extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial, we drafted two additional calendar options for the coming school year. Continue reading →