Following recommendations from public health experts and the latest public health data, which is reporting increases in local transmission of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, ACPS has decided that there will be no change in our current mask policy when the new school year begins on August 23. Continue reading
Long-Range Planning Survey | Please participate by Friday, August 6.
As one of its objectives, Goal 3 of the school division’s new strategic plan, Learning for All, focuses on developing sustainable and modern facilities, infrastructure and equipment as a means to transform learning experiences and opportunities for students. Strategies affiliated with this goal include developing long-range plans to address overcrowding, partnering with local government on strategies to fund capital projects, and developing an equitable and sustainable process for guiding renovations and improvements.
Staff calendars for the 2021-22 school year are now published on the Time and Attendance Documentation web page (under “Timekeepers”). Please use the published Kronos calendars for guidance on your schedule rather than what you see on your future timecard, as timecards do not always show holidays and non-work days until the actual work week.
At their business meeting last week, the Albemarle County School Board approved Learning for All, the school division’s new five-year strategic plan. Among the updates to the division’s previous plan is the adoption of equity, excellence, family and community, and wellness as our core values.
In keeping with this commitment, the board also improved its policy on the use of tobacco and nicotine vapor products. Continue reading
I am very happy to announce that Albemarle County Public Schools is launching a new strategic plan, entitled Learning for All, which will guide our school division over the next five years. This plan represents a collective, local vision that articulates our community’s hopes for all of our students. It charts a path for ACPS to provide our students with an educational experience that prepares them to be lifelong learners and to make positive contributions to society, while they are our students and in the future. It helps prepare the leaders who will make it possible for each of us to benefit from a more equitable, inclusive and prosperous world. Continue reading
Starting today, Monday, July 12, all ACPS VoIP phones will have long distance calling enabled without the need for a passcode. We believe this will remove barriers for teachers to communicate with families who have out-of-area cell phone numbers.
If you have questions or if you experience difficulty placing a long distance call from your phone, please submit a service desk ticket.
At midnight on June 30, Governor Ralph Northam’s declared state of emergency for the Commonwealth expired, relaxing several of the public health requirements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those provisions was the wearing of face masks in public settings.
In anticipation of this action and following significant declines in the spread of the virus in our community, the Albemarle County School Board reviewed several updates to our mask wearing policy during their June 10 business meeting. Those updates and additional revisions will come up for a vote during the board meeting this evening, Thursday, July 8. Continue reading
At their meeting next week on Thursday, July 8, the Albemarle County School Board will receive for information a proposed policy to protect transgender and gender-expansive students. All public school divisions in the Commonwealth are required by Virginia statutory law to have such a policy in place by the start of the 2021-22 school year.
To learn more about this, please read our July 2 news release: In Order to Meet State Legal Requirement, School Board to Review Proposed Policy to Protect Transgender, Gender-Expansive Students on July 8.