Teacher Transfer Requests for the 2023-24 School Year

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Teacher Transfer Requests are now open to tenured teachers who wish to be considered for a new school assignment for the 2023-24 school year.

Requests for transfers can be submitted using the Teacher Transfer Request Form. You may select up to three schools. Human Resources will send your transfer request information to your current principal as well as to your requested schools. In addition to completing this form, you must apply online for job vacancies at your requested school(s) in order to be eligible for consideration. Unless otherwise noted, you must apply for a position within the first three (3) days of its posting for priority consideration. You are welcome to apply online for as many positions as you wish; however, guaranteed screenings are limited to the three schools you select on the request form. Other principals may screen at their discretion.

The deadline to submit the form for priority consideration is March 3, 2023. Continue reading

ACPS Technology Survey: Please Participate by Feb. 28

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After several years of administering the Speak Up Survey, the Department of Technology has taken your feedback and developed a custom ACPS Technology Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information from our stakeholders to make better decisions about the use of technology in our schools. By implementing a custom survey, we will be able to gather data more focused on our division and school priorities, as well as provide you with data that can be cross-referenced with academic and demographic data sets. We have created separate surveys for elementary students (grades 3-5), secondary students, all ACPS school families, faculty, and school administrators.

At this time, we invite faculty to visit bit.ly/acpstechstaff23 to take our ACPS Technology Survey. The survey will remain open until February 28, 2023, and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Continue reading

Final Chance to Register for a Culturally Responsive Teaching Spring Book Study!

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, by ZarettaHammond

Do you plan to pursue certification or a micro-credential in Culturally Responsive Teaching next year? The Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain book study is a prerequisite for submitting your intent to pursue. This book study (revised in 2022) prepares candidates through professional learning aligned with the division’s Culturally Responsive Teaching Framework and opportunities for reflection and personal growth. Continue reading

National School Counseling Week & Our Most Recent Portrait of an ACPS Staff Member

Amy Wright

It’s National School Counseling Week, which is celebrated each year during the first full week of February to highlight the “tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career” (American School Counselor Association). So it’s particularly fitting that, this week, the division features Amy Wright, Western Albemarle High School’s Director of School Counseling, for its Portrait of an ACPS Staff Member: Continue reading

Network Connectivity Issues on Feb. 9

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The Department of Technology was made aware of network connectivity issues yesterday morning that intermittently prevented devices from connecting to network resources. Our investigation determined that the issues were caused by one of our network service providers, BrightSpeed. By midday, BrightSpeed had rectified the network issues. We wanted to share our thanks for your patience as we navigated these network connectivity issues yesterday.

New Substitute & Sub Referral Incentives

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Our daily operations are reliant on the contributions of our substitute teachers, providing continuity of instruction to students in our schools. The dedication of our substitute teachers and enhancements and incentives we have implemented over the past year have resulted in a fill rate increase from 42% in September 2021 to 66% in December 2022! Thank you, substitutes!

We are thrilled to announce two new incentives to motivate our substitutes and continue to grow our sub pool! Continue reading

Interested in Earning a Master of Library and Information Studies Degree?

Old Dominion University

February 19 or 21, 2023 | 7 p.m. | Zoom

On Sunday, February 19, and again on Tuesday, February 21, faculty from Old Dominion University’s Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program will be hosting an informational webinar about their MLIS program, the only one of its kind in the state. You can join either info session at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Continue reading

Join the #OurHearts Movement!

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February is American Heart Month! To help promote heart health and spread awareness during the month of February, the offices of Safety & Wellness and Community Engagement have teamed up with Ragged Mountain Running Shop to give away a pair of shoes (up to $150) to a lucky ACPS employee!

To enter, simply post a picture of you or your family doing heart-healthy activities on social media: Use #OurHearts and #EngageACPS in your posts, and tag @TheHeartTruth_NHLBI on Instagram; @TheHeartTruth and @EngageACPS on Twitter; and @HeartTruth on Facebook. If you don’t use social media, you can submit a photo via email to BeWell@k12albemarle.org. We will select the winner by random draw on March 1, 2023! Continue reading

TikTok App Banned by ACPS

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In December, Congress passed a bill banning TikTok from being used on government-issued devices. The Governor of Virginia did the same through Executive Order Number 24 (2022). Accordingly, the County of Albemarle has mandated the ban, as will Albemarle County Public Schools. Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Department of Technology will block access to the TikTok app on all ACPS-issued devices. As always, if you have questions or need technical support, please contact the Service Desk at 434-975-9444 or ServiceDesk@k12albemarle.org.