Nationwide 457b Deferred Compensation Plan: Virtual Consultations Available June 5-9

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Our Nationwide Retirement Specialist, Lynn Robinette, is available for individual virtual consultations on an ongoing basis, but each month, she reserves a week of appointment openings for Albemarle County employees. Appointments are available this June 5-9!

The Nationwide 457b Deferred Compensation Plan is available to ACPS employees who wish to save additional money toward retirement through pre-tax payroll deductions. Continue reading

Updated Workers’ Compensation Panel of Physicians Form

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Human Resources is pleased to announce that we have updated our Workers’ Compensation Panel of Physicians Form to include our new occupational health provider in Charlottesville, Velocity Urgent Care. The current version of the form can also be accessed through our Workers’ Compensation web page.

As a reminder, we have partnered with TeleCompCare, a nurse triage/telemedicine program that offers an innovative solution for injured workers to get immediate, appropriate care when a workplace injury occurs. Continue reading

Bearettes Annual Rock Show – June 1

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
6 p.m.
Burley Middle School Auditorium

You’re invited! The Bearettes Advanced Treble Chorus is holding their annual “Rock Show” concert on Thursday, June 1, at 6 p.m. in the Burley Middle School Auditorium. Admission is free, but all non-performing students must be accompanied by an adult.

The event will feature 17 songs in a wide variety of musical genres; 30 vocalists; a chamber orchestra from Albemarle High School; and a professional four-piece rhythm section.

We hope to see you there!

Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities

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The Office of Professional Development is excited to announce a variety of professional learning opportunities for staff this June, July and August! Course offerings include required professional development as well as choice-based professional learning opportunities. Course details are now available through our Professional Development: Summer 2023 Opportunities Courses web page! Please visit the page often, as we will continue adding new courses and updating course details as they are finalized. Continue reading

New Contract Process for 2023-24; Signed Contracts Due June 9

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Teachers and other licensed positions who were reappointed by the school board on May 25 will receive their contracts in ADP by end-of-day on Thursday, June 1. This year, we will send all licensed contracts through ADP on a rolling basis between May 26 and June 1. These contracts are due to be electronically signed by Friday, June 9. Human Resources (HR) recommends checking your ADP account at the end of each day until your contract hits your account.

To access and sign your contract, please follow these steps: Continue reading

Reminder: Schedule Your Laptop Health Checkup by June 12

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Thank you to all employees who have taken the steps to complete a health checkup for your laptop! As we shared in the Compass on April 21, the Department of Technology is performing division-wide health checkups on all staff laptops to ensure that everyone has a safe, reliable laptop that is ready for next school year. If you haven’t yet scheduled your laptop checkup, please reach out to your school or department’s Technology Support Specialist (TSS) by June 12.

Before your appointment, you’ll need to back up the files on your laptop. Check out these helpful directions. If you need assistance backing up your files, contact your school or department’s Learning Technology Integrator (LTI).

Fostering Engagement & Growth in the De-Leveled Middle School ELA Classroom, June 27-29


The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a three-day summer workshop on supporting student engagement and growth in the de-leveled middle school classroom.

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to work directly with middle school English/language arts teachers to support differentiated instruction in the de-leveled classroom. Continue reading

2023-24 Staff Work Calendars Now Published

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Staff calendars for the 2023-24 school year are now published on the Time and Attendance Documentation web page (under “Employees” or “Timekeepers”). Please use the published work calendars for guidance on your schedule rather than what you see on your future timecard, as timecards do not always show holidays and non-workdays until the actual work week. Continue reading

Professional Learning Opportunity: Making the Most of CMP3 – June 1


Attention Math Teachers, Grades 6-8: Are you interested in learning more about Connected Mathematics Projects 3 (CMP3)? Join us on Thursday, June 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom, for Making the Most of CMP3. This course, led by Max Rzodkiewicz, a math teacher at Journey Middle School, is designed to help you make CMP3 an effective tool for all students in all math classes. Participants will: Continue reading