Employee Engagement Survey Will Open on Monday!

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For the third year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. On Monday, March 4, 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 are asking all employees to complete the survey by Friday, March 22. Continue reading

ACPS Service Level Agreement

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The Department of Technology is happy to share our ACPS Service Level Agreement! This comprehensive document outlines our commitment to providing exceptional technology support to our students, teachers and staff in a timely manner. The document addresses our hours of operation, how to request support, how we prioritize support requests, and more!

The Department of Technology is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence, accountability and collaboration in everything we do. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to support all of your technology needs.

WeVideo: The Media Editor You’ve Always Wanted!

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce our new video, audio and screencast editing platform: WeVideo! Earlier this year, Microsoft discontinued the availability of the Video Editor on student and staff devices, requiring us to find an alternative. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’ve made WeVideo available to all instructional staff and students in grades 3-12. Continue reading

Spring Break Intersession: Interested in Tutoring?

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As we shared in a November Compass post, as part of our ALL In Virginia tutoring plan, we are preparing to run an intersession during Spring Break for interested students in grades 3-8. Tutoring sessions will be held Tuesday-Friday, April 2-5, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in central locations. Class ratios will be kept at about 5:1. Pay will be $45/hour for teachers and $30/hour for non-licensed tutors. If you are interested in tutoring and can commit to all four days, please complete our interest form: Continue reading

DPLC & CRT Professional Development Schedule for March 5

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We are looking forward to our next Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Professional Development (PD) Day on Tuesday, March 5. Our schedule for March 5 differs from previous schedules, so please review the schedule carefully.

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Plan Now for a More Comfortable Retirement: Virtual Consultations Available March 4-8

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The sooner you start planning for retirement, the easier it can be. If you wait, it could take much more per pay period to achieve the same goal. Let’s get started! Schedule a free 30-minute virtual consultation with one of our Nationwide consultants to learn more about Albemarle County’s 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Through a 457(b) plan, you can contribute to your account each pay period; invest that money so it can potentially grow into a lot more; and use tools to monitor your account and make adjustments as needed.

Appointments are set aside for ACPS employees next week, March 4-8! To schedule, scan the QR code in the flyer below or visit https://bit.ly/ACVA457. Continue reading

Upcoming VaSCL Professional Development Workshops


Check out these upcoming professional development workshops offered by the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL)! If you are interested in attending, you may apply for Professional Development Reimbursement Program (PDRP) funds to cover your cost. Learn more about our reimbursement program »

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Introducing Zearn

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We are excited to announce that ACPS is able to launch Zearn as part of ALL In tutoring and as a resource for our elementary and middle school teachers and students. The app is now available via ClassLink, and all math sections in grades K-8 have been rostered. If your school or grade level needs classes rostered in another way, please reach out to SIS Support. Rosters will update each night, so new students should have an account within 24 hours.

Any school that has been using the free version of Zearn can sync the data (so students can keep their historic progress). Continue reading