Schoology Update

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PowerSchool has announced plans to update the Schoology Learning interface over the next 6-12 months. On January 2, 2024, they will make the first changes to our Schoology system as part of this overall interface update. Teachers and students who use Schoology will notice a new visual experience when they log in to Schoology in the new year. To learn more about this update, please see our Schoology User Interface Update.

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Winter Break & Spring Break Pay for Non-Exempt 10/11-Month Employees

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When “Positive Pay” was implemented as part of the Payroll Clarity Project in January 2022, we determined that there would be situations in which many 10/11-month, non-exempt (overtime-eligible) regular employees would not have scheduled work for an entire pay period. In response, for this school year, the school board appropriated funds to support our 10/11-month non-exempt staff so that all regular, non-exempt staff would be eligible for pay for at least five (5) days in all two-week pay periods during the school year. In the current school year, these funds provide for up to six (6) additional days of pay for these impacted staff members.

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You’re Invited: 2024 Retirement Planning Webinar – Jan. 9

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024 | 4 to 5:15 p.m. | Zoom

Are you considering retirement? Have you thought about your retirement date? No matter your retirement date, you likely have questions, such as: How much money will I need in retirement? Where will it come from? What are my options for saving? How does health insurance work?

Please join us for a Retirement Planning Webinar on Tuesday, January 9, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Anyone, including significant others, is welcome to attend; no registration required. On January 9, click below to join us on Zoom:

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Looking for LETRS Facilitators!

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Attention Elementary & Middle School Teachers: ACPS is looking at the possibility of providing district-wide LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading Spelling) training for the 2024-25 school year. You can learn more about LETRS training by visiting the Lexia LETRS Professional Learning website. Our interest in providing LETRS training is based on the following: Continue reading

Want to Become a Teacher? Join Us on Dec. 14!

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Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) and James Madison University (JMU) are hosting a virtual information session at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, December 14, for ACPS employees who are interested in becoming teachers!

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Upcoming Pay Increase & January Paychecks

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During their November meeting, the school board approved a 2% pay increase for all regular employees. As such, pay and step scales will be adjusted effective January 1, 2024. Here’s what you can expect to see in your January 2024 pay statements:

  • The pay rate increase will appear beginning with the January 19 paychecks.
  • VRS-eligible employees will see updated VRS contribution amounts (employer and employee) on their January 5 pay statement.
  • 2024 medical/dental/vision plan year premium rates will be effective starting with the January 5 pay.