In response to a steadily declining number of COVID-19 cases in our community, Albemarle County Public Schools is reevaluating our health and safety practices and policies in consultation with local health officials. Beginning this week, we will implement some changes to our health mitigation strategies for summer programming and operations. Please keep reading for details about how those changes will impact our COVID-19 screening tools, temperature checks, notifications, social distancing, transportation, and our mask policy. Continue reading →
Congratulations, everyone, on completing what will no doubt be remembered as the most challenging school year we have experienced. As we close out the 2020-21 school year, my hope is that each of you will take time over the summer to rest, reset and recharge. You deserve it!
Thank you for your courage, your willpower, your creativity, and your love and concern for our students and their families. I hope you’ll take just a moment to watch my end-of-year “thank you” message:
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Livestream
Please join us on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., as we celebrate outstanding teachers in our community’s school systems. Family members, friends, and members of the public are invited to tune in to watch the 2020-21 Golden Apple Awards Ceremony via livestream.
After such an unusual and stressful year, ACPS encourages all employees to take some time this summer to relax and rejuvenate. We invite you to visit our Summer of Self-Care web page for some summertime inspiration: You could grab a 7-day free pass to ACAC; support your health and well-being by taking a Self-Care Self-Assessment; sign up to win a free art kit; try out a new recipe; challenge yourself to hike a beautiful trail in the Shenandoah National Park; treat yourself to a free scoop of ice cream; or all of the above! Check out the calendar of events (ACPS login required) on our Summer of Self-Care web page for more activity suggestions and access to special offers for ACPS staff.
Wow, what an amazing, unprecedented year we have had! Thank you for all of your hard work making sure our students were successful this school year. The Department of Technology wishes you the best summer! Before you leave for the summer or take some time off, here are some reminders and tips to keep in mind: Continue reading →
The Administration and Supervision program at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development will start a new cohort this fall. The application deadline is July 5. This master’s degree program is a 33-credit program with classes that are mostly online and synchronous, with some face-to-face experiences. View the program brochure »
Secondary Teachers: In September 2020, ACPS adopted a grading policy that articulates our shared philosophy about the role and purpose of grades. To facilitate learning and implementation of current research-based practices on grading, all secondary teachers will be asked to complete the asynchronous Grading Module 1 prior to fall of 2022. Secondary teachers will have the opportunity to join cohorts this summer, throughout the 2021-22 school year, and during the summer of 2022.
The start of summer is just around the corner! After such an unusual and stressful year, ACPS invites all employees to take some time for yourself this summer and participate in our Summer of Self-Care activities. Check out this brief video introduction from Superintendent Matthew Haas: