High School Teachers: To further support you and your administrators in implementing the ACPS Grading Policy and our 2021-22 Grading Guidelines, we will offer professional learning sessions with each high school in December. These virtual sessions will be facilitated by veteran educator and professional writer and trainer, Rick Wormeli, and will give participants an opportunity to examine and unpack problems of practice regarding our grading guidelines.
Please see below for the session schedule and Zoom links. Continue reading
As a follow-up to the November 17 email message from Assistant Superintendent Clare Keiser, please remember to complete the Transition Pay Options Acknowledgement Form by Friday, December 3. All employees are required to complete this form to either accept or decline the one-time pay advance that will be distributed on January 31. Please note: This one-time pay advance is related to our move to biweekly pay and is different from the one-time payment approved by the school board earlier this month, which will be added automatically to the December paychecks of all regular employees. Continue reading
Teachers: ACPS strives to provide the best possible instructional tools for you and our students. Industry best practice is to review instructional tools periodically to ensure they are meeting our school division’s needs. The contract for our assessment tool, Illuminate, is up this year for a comprehensive review.
We ask for a few minutes of your time to complete this survey to support the review of this very important tool used in your teaching practice. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning today, employees are being asked to share their opinions on our calendar committee’s first draft of the 2022-23 school calendar: Click here to take our employee survey.
The state department of education requires school divisions to provide either 180 instructional days or 990 clock hours of instruction per year. The draft calendar for 2022-23 reduces the number of instructional days to 175; however, it still delivers more than 990 clock hours of instruction. The reduction in instructional days will provide teachers with more workdays, more professional development opportunities, and additional time to meet the individual learning needs of students. Continue reading
From our foundational CRT module sessions to a division-wide virtual CRT & The Brain book study, you can start or continue your learning in Culturally Responsive Teaching this fall through the Office of Community Engagement CRT professional development series. To find out more about and register for these PD offerings from the Office of Community Engagement, including CRT modules offered this month, check out the “Upcoming Internal PD” listings on the ACPS Professional Development site. Please contact Leilani Keys or Vicki Hobson, ACPS Equity Specialists, with questions.
With gratitude for your service to the United States today and every day, Albemarle County Public Schools would like to recognize and show appreciation to our employees who have served in the armed forces. Thank you! To help you celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow, we encourage you to check out these local Veterans Day events and local Veterans Day deals.
Below you will find several important pieces of information regarding the Payroll Clarity Project. As a reminder, our move in January to Positive Pay and a biweekly pay cycle will impact all employees. Please make sure to read all of the information being shared about this payroll change.
Pay Transition Calculators are here!
As promised, we have some tools to help you with planning for the upcoming payroll changes. Continue reading