As a reminder, April is the first month in our new payroll process in which we receive three biweekly checks. As such, the April 29 paycheck will have no optional deductions withheld. As the third check of the month, the April 29 paycheck will include only the following required employee deductions: Continue reading
Secondary Teachers: If you have not yet participated in a grading cohort, please complete the Grading PD Interest Form to let us know which of the upcoming cohorts you plan to join. The next grading cohort launches Monday, May 16, and four additional opportunities will follow in June, July and August. Continue reading
The ACPS Department of Human Resources is excited to announce that we have partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. On Monday, April 25, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup containing a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. We ask all employees to complete the survey by Monday, May 9. All responses will be anonymous. Continue reading
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has launched its annual Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program to select the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year and to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in the state and the nation. The program is open to all teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 who possess a current, renewable Virginia teaching license, including school librarians, school counselors, and reading specialists. The program is an excellent opportunity to recognize the impact our teachers are making in the lives of our students, families and colleagues.
ACPS invites all teachers to apply to represent our school division in this statewide program. Teachers can nominate themselves or a colleague for consideration as Teacher of the Year. We will begin the process by asking educators to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest or nominate a colleague. To ensure adequate time to complete the application process, please respond by Friday, May 6. Continue reading
Albemarle County School Board policies are available online through ElectronicSchoolBoard (ESB), the division’s paperless meeting system. While policies will continue to be available to stakeholders in PDF format through ESB, the division has recently migrated the content of our policies to our website for translation and accessibility purposes.
Through the School Board Policy page of the ACPS website, students, employees, and members of the public can now access our policies in English or any of six other languages currently featured through our website’s translation service, including Arabic, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Spanish, and Swahili. This transition also ensures that our policies are accessible to the visually impaired or anyone who uses a screen reader to read website content. Continue reading
On Friday, April 22, we will offer multiple sessions for secondary teachers to engage in conversations about grading with author and expert, Rick Wormeli. Mr. Wormeli will host four targeted sessions and one open forum for teachers to ask questions on topics that are not covered. Interested teachers should RSVP through this Google form prior to April 22: 4/22/22 Grading PD Sessions w/Rick Wormeli. Continue reading
The Compass is taking vacation the week of April 4-8. Regular posts will resume the week of April 11. Best wishes for a wonderful Spring Break!
As we have shared over the course of the past year, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of building its own Department of Human Resources, separate from Albemarle County Government. Prior to embarking on this journey, ACPS and Local Government collectively decided that separate human resources departments would more efficiently and effectively serve our growing and increasingly complex workforce needs.
We wanted to share our progress with you and also encourage those of you who may be interested in serving ACPS employees in a human resources capacity to consider applying for one of our HR vacancies. Continue reading
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 4:30 to 5 p.m. | Registration
ACPS has partnered with James Madison University (JMU) to start a cohort of their Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with a concentration in Literacy Education. The program is intended for experienced classroom teachers who want to prepare to become literacy leaders or reading specialists. Educators interested in learning more are invited to join a virtual interest meeting on Tuesday, April 12, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Click here to register for the webinar.