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

All Instruction Will Be Asynchronous on November 2, Plus November 3 Now a Holiday for All Employees

November 3, 2020 Election Day

Monday, November 2, is now a trade-off day for parent conferences. November 2 will still be an instructional day for students; however, all instruction will be asynchronous. Our school buildings will be closed to all students on November 2; there will be no in-person access. We will share this information with families later this week. 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

Technology Systems Maintenance

System Maintenance

The Department of Technology maintenance window occurs every weekend, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday and continuing through 5 a.m. on Sunday. During this time, access to ACPS technology systems may be intermittent.

This weekend, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, we will take our primary data storage system offline to perform scheduled maintenance. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Participate in the First Round of CRT Module Training!

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Are you interested in starting your Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) journey, but you’re not ready to commit to a cohort? Or, do you know of someone in your building or department who might be interested? Module training is a great way to begin—it’s not just for CRT Certification or Micro-credential candidates, it’s for everyone!

CRT module training introduces participants to the ACPS CRT Framework. Continue reading

A Message About Our School Calendar

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Dear Colleagues:

Tomorrow morning, we will share the following message with our school families; however, we wanted to share the information first with you.

Dear School Division Families,

We have received many inquiries about the status of the Albemarle County Public Schools annual calendar print publication. We love that our annual calendar brings joy and value to so many of our school families, and we are disappointed to share with you our decision not to publish one for the 2020-21 school year. Continue reading

Reminder: Asynchronous Elementary Optional Seesaw Resources

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Elementary Teachers: Please remember to bookmark the link to the ACPS Asynchronous Elementary Optional Seesaw Resources spreadsheet. Instructional coaches and talent development resource teachers have created this activity bank to support asynchronous learning on Fridays. These Seesaw activities can serve as the entire learning plan for Friday or supplement plans you have in place. This resource will be updated weekly with new activities! Continue reading

Payroll Tax Deferral: Update on County’s Decision

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A message from Nelsie Birch, Chief Financial Officer for the County of Albemarle

ACPS employees,

Many of you have heard that the Internal Revenue Service, under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Treasury, has offered an option for employees to defer the withholding of Social Security tax on the wages paid to them by an employer who chooses to participate in the new option. The County has elected not to implement the voluntary Social Security tax deferral for employees that was scheduled to go into effect on 9/1/2020. Continue reading

Division PLC Meeting Schedule & Zoom Links


The next round of Division PLC (DPLC) meetings is coming up on September 18 or 25, depending on your group. Please refer to the Division PLC 2020-21 document for key information about the purpose and structure of DPLCs as well as the meeting schedule and Zoom links.

Please email with any questions.