We’re Looking for Teachers to Help Develop Field Experiences for Students

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Teachers: Are you interested in serving on a product team to vet and finalize field experiences for students in Albemarle County? In alignment with our strategic plan, ACPS will develop and implement a guaranteed viable curriculum. As part of this work, we will also develop and implement a set of guaranteed field experiences to support place-based learning for ACPS students. Continue reading

COVID-19 Updates: Testing, Vaccinations & Boosters

As weather begins to get colder and more inclement, and as daylight hours become more limited, we are adjusting the locations and schedules of our COVID-19 testing sites, effective Friday, October 29, 2021. In addition to the revised testing schedule, this update includes information about testing during inclement weather, testing for symptomatic employees, testing expectations when school is not in session, and COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. Continue reading

Making Connections 2021: Registration Continues

Registration is ongoing for Making Connections: Learning for All, which will be held this Friday, October 29. Sessions are filling up fast and we have added seats to our most popular sessions. 

Is the session you are interested in full? Register anyway and the system will add you to the Wait List. So far, we have been able to clear all of our Wait Lists by adding seats.

Want to change your registration? Continue reading

Golden Apple Awards: Nominate an Outstanding Teacher by Jan. 24

Do you know an exceptional pre-K through 12th-grade educator who creates a love of learning, stimulates thought and dialogue, encourages students to reach high standards, strives to understand and meet the needs of students, and engages families in the education process? If so, nominate this deserving teacher for a 2021-22 Golden Apple Award by January 24, 2022! Continue reading

Do You Have Questions for the Payroll Clarity Project Team?

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The Payroll Clarity Project Team knows that many of you have questions about our upcoming transition to Positive Pay, and we would like to hear them! We have created a Payroll Clarity Project Questions Google Form that employees can use to submit up to three questions about the project. We will gather your questions and use them to update the Frequently Asked Questions on Finance & Budget’s Payroll Clarity Project web page. We will also address many of your questions during our informational sessions in the coming weeks. Continue reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Explore, Experience, Share

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It is Week Three of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! It’s great to explore, experience and share, but please do so safely! Check out this guidance from the Utah Department of Public Safety:

Never click and tell. Limit what information you post on social media—from personal addresses to where you like to grab coffee. What many people don’t realize is that these seemingly random details are all that criminals need to know to target you, your loved ones, and your physical belongings—online and in the real world. Continue reading

Making Connections 2021: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Making Connections: Learning for All, which will be held Friday, October 29. We hope you will find sessions that are engaging, relevant, and aligned with the mission and vision of Albemarle County Public Schools. We are incredibly thankful for our ACPS educators who have designed the day’s sessions, and we are excited to offer opportunities for you to learn with these visiting educators. As a reminder, all sessions are virtual.

To register, visit our new Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Once you log in with your ACPS credentials, look for the link to register for Making Connections. Continue reading

Payroll Clarity Project: How Does This Impact You?

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In this week’s look at the Payroll Clarity Project, we will examine how the project will impact our employees individually and provide some suggestions on how to prepare for the transition. To learn more about how the Payroll Clarity Project will impact you, please select the appropriate employee category below and click to watch the corresponding screencast: Continue reading