School Board Resolution in Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12

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WHEREAS, 70 years ago, our nation first set aside a day of recognition of teachers, following a public campaign led by former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and,

WHEREAS, in 1980, the first full week in May officially became a national time of celebration of the contributions teachers make to the lives of students, families and communities across our nation and the world, and,

WHEREAS, this year the first full school week in May is from May 8-12, and, Continue reading

Message from the Superintendent to Office Staff on Administrative Professionals Day

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Dear Colleagues,

It is with a great deal of personal and professional gratitude that I wish you a happy Administrative Professionals Day! In Albemarle County Public Schools, it would be impossible to overstate the significance of our office staff and the work that you do. Your service to this community is truly essential to our school division’s ability to achieve our mission: Continue reading

Introducing TeleCompCare, a New Workers’ Comp Program

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Human Resources is pleased to announce a new program within our workers’ compensation and safety department: TeleCompCare, a nurse triage/telemedicine program that offers an innovative solution for injured workers to get immediate, appropriate care when a workplace injury occurs. TeleCompCare is available 24/7/365—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Click the images below to explore the program, its benefits, and the TeleCompCare workflow: Continue reading

DPLC Schedule for April 28


ACPS Educators: We are excited to see you this Friday, April 28, when we will host our final Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) meetings of the 2022-23 school year. In addition to engaging in conversations focused on supporting student learning, we will reserve time during this session for teachers to provide feedback. Click here to access the schedule for the day.

Elementary Teachers: Continue reading

Laptop Health Checkups Will Be Performed May 1 – June 12

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Beginning in May, the Department of Technology will be performing health checkups on all staff laptops, division-wide, to ensure that everyone has a safe, reliable and consistent laptop experience. During this checkup, we will make any needed hardware repairs and install the new laptop image. We dn’t want anyne t have a laptp with a missing keybard letter.

What does “install the new laptop image” mean? Continue reading

Please Join Us: Middle School Master Plan Community Information Session on April 26

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

ACPS is excited to announce that we have partnered with VMDO Architects, a local architectural firm specializing in K-12 education, to conduct a new Middle School Master Plan. This project includes a comprehensive study of our middle schools with the goal of developing a master plan to address, improve and resolve our capacity challenges and our renovation needs. Throughout the project, which is now underway and will continue through the end of the calendar year, there will be multiple opportunities for staff to engage with and inform our work.

Your first opportunity is coming up on Wednesday, April 26, when the Office of Community Engagement will host a virtual Middle School Master Plan Community Information Session. We hope you can join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Continue reading

Update from the High School Schedule and Workload Taskforce

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High School Staff: As you may recall, in January, Dr. Haas and I visited each of our high schools and Center I to discuss the High School Schedule and Workload for both staff and students. During our visits, we shared a few things that we’ve learned: Through climate surveys, it’s clear that our comprehensive high school environments are not as conducive to learning as they could be. We also know that our high school students have not performed as well on SOL tests since our transition to an 8-period day back in 2010. And, perhaps most importantly, we recognize that rapid shifts in our student demographics demand greater focus on knowing each individual student. Continue reading