Changes Coming to Kronos

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As we prepare for the upcoming winter break, we are also looking ahead to the new year, and with the new year comes our transition to positive pay through the Payroll Clarity Project. This transition brings with it a few slight changes in Kronos. The two most important changes apply to Kronos entries and the timecard approval timeline. The Payroll Clarity Project team has created a screencast for each employee group that explains these changes, along with a few new functions of Kronos you can expect in the new year: Continue reading

CRT and the Brain Book Study: New Dates!

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Our popular Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain book study series is a five-session Zoom course. Participants process the entire text through small group discussions and ongoing classroom strategy application. Our next series will take place in January and February as follows:

  • Elementary | five consecutive Tuesdays, January 11 – February 8 | 3 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Elementary & Secondary | five consecutive Thursdays, January 13 – February 10 | 4:45 to 6:15 p.m.

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Update: Annual Leave Overages

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We previously announced that we temporarily disabled the conversion of annual leave at or above 320 hours that normally occurs at the end of an employee’s birth month through December 31, 2021. Due to the difficulty 12-month employees may have had in taking time off this past year, we will be extending this suspension again through August 31, 2022. Continue reading

Payroll Clarity Project News

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The Payroll Clarity Project team would like to provide you with a few updates before Winter Break. Please keep reading for information about enrolling in our new payroll processing system, making changes to 403b/457 deferred compensation elections, and a special summer savings opportunity for 10- and 11-month employees.

Enroll in ADP

On January 3, 2022, each ACPS employee will receive an email from This email will contain a unique-to-you registration code that you will use to create an account with ADP, our new payroll processing system. Every ACPS employee will need to complete this registration process in order to access their payroll information. Continue reading

Are You Registered to Receive Messages Through Our Mass Communication System?

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Albemarle County Public Schools uses an Electronic School Notification System (ESNS) to share important information with our school community (including parents/guardians, employees, and students*) through voice, email and text messaging. We currently use a company called BrightArrow to provide this service.

As an employee, your email address is automatically enrolled in our ESNS system. Did you know that you can also add a personal email address and up to two phone numbers? Also, new this school year, employees can register to receive text messages. You can visit the Employees tab of our Electronic School Notification System web page and click on the web-based update tool to review, update, enroll or unenroll your contact information. Continue reading

Instructional Leader Book Study: Who Moved My Cheese? & Breakthrough Leadership

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You’re invited! Join our Superintendent, Matthew Haas, in an 8-week virtual book study geared toward instructional leaders. The study group will meet virtually every two weeks beginning January 6, 2022, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

In ACPS, we strive for equity. In fact, equity is one of our four core values, and we support that value through a commitment to provide every student with the level of support necessary to thrive. Our group will read and study Breakthrough Leadership, by Blankstein and Newsome, and participants will expand their repertoire of strategies for meeting students where they are and providing them with the right support for success. Continue reading

2022-23 Budget Survey: Please Participate by Dec. 22

Dear Colleagues:

Albemarle County Public Schools staff are working hard to develop a draft budget for next school year. Your views are an important part of that work. This fall, we hosted several community conversations in which we invited students, employees, families, and advisory groups to share ideas for improving teaching and learning in our schools. Our goal is to build a budget for the 2022-23 school year that reflects those ideas. Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Clinics for Employees Happening Now!

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Albemarle County is partnering with the Blue Ridge Health District and Top Notch Family Pharmacy to offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to all Albemarle County and Albemarle County Public Schools employees! Clinics are already underway!


COB 5th
2 to 5 p.m.
Brownsville Elementary
2 to 6 p.m.
Moderna and Pfizer
Agnor-Hurt Elementary
3:30 to 6 p.m.
COB McIntire
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Moderna and Pfizer
Mountain View Elementary
3:30 to 6 p.m.
Moderna and J&J

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