Interested in Joining an Educational Leadership Program?

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James Madison University (JMU) is offering four virtual information sessions to help you learn more about their educational leadership program on April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 5 p.m. Please see the flyer below for more information about the program. If you are interested, use the Zoom links below to join the info session that works best for your schedule: Continue reading

March ACPS TechKnow: New Resources in ClassLink!

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Welcome to the fifth edition of ACPS TechKnow, a monthly newsletter to keep our school communities in the know about technology in ACPS! In this staff edition, we’re excited to share that ACPS has added a wealth of new resources to ClassLink!

ClassLink is a tool that streamlines student, teacher and staff access to the ACPS guaranteed viable curriculum and other approved applications through one login portal. It can be accessed by clicking “Classlink” in the “ACPS Bookmarks” folder on your web browser. See our ClassLink Support page for more on using ClassLink.

New resources include: Continue reading

Now Hiring Learning Technology Integrators for the 2024-25 School Year

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for the position of Learning Technology Integrator for the 2024-25 school year! Learning Technology Integrators (LTIs) are licensed educators who partner with schools and teachers to support the effective, engaging and responsible integration of technology into the classroom through collaborative planning, modeling, reflecting, and co-teaching. Continue reading

A Message from HR: Prioritize Your Physical & Financial Well-Being

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While you’re taking some well-deserved time away from your work over Spring Break, we encourage you to prioritize something equally important: your physical and financial well-being. Take advantage of the downtime and schedule an annual physical (Check out our BeWell Bucks campaign articles!) AND review your retirement savings strategies (Don’t have one? NOW is a great time to start!) with one of our Lincoln 403b, Nationwide 457, or Hybrid Plan/Commonwealth of Virginia 457 plan representatives. (Contact information is available on our Retirement Savings web page.) Take time to take care of YOU: Future YOU will thank you!

Also, remember: This week’s pay is the third payroll in March. The only deductions taken from a third payroll in a month are taxes, mandatory deductions like child support and garnishments, and payments for amounts owed. Normal deductions will resume in the April 12 pay. Please keep this in mind as you review your pay stub in the ADP Employee Portal.

Spring VKRP Assessment Info for Pre-K & Kindergarten Teachers

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Attention Pre-K & Kindergarten Teachers: The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) spring testing window is April 15 – May 10. We know you will have Virginia Language & Literacy Screener (VALLS) testing in April as well. We are providing the following information for your planning purposes.

All preschool and kindergarten teachers are required to administer the following assessments and enter the data prior to May 10, 2024: Continue reading

BeWell Bucks, Issue 2: In-Network vs. Out-of-Network & How to Prepare!

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Hello, BeWell Wizards! Can you believe it’s already been a month since we launched our BeWell Bucks: Invest in Your Health Wealth campaign? Time flies when you’re focused on wellness!

Are you making use of the “Find Care” tools available at to find community providers that fit your health and wellness needs? Your feedback matters, and we’re eager to know how we can better support you in taking control of your health.

To further empower you in this journey, we’re back with Issue 2 of our campaign and we’re diving deeper into understanding In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage as well as offering Tips and Tricks to help you feel prepared for your appointments. Continue reading

Updated COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

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Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. In response, Albemarle County Public Schools has updated our COVID-19 guidance and practices.

Please visit our COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies web page for details, including helpful information on the steps you can take if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus* and what to do if you test positive for COVID-19. We’ve also updated our guidance on when students and employees can return to normal activities following a respiratory illness. Continue reading

Nationwide Deferred Compensation Plan: Schedule a Virtual Consultation April 1-5

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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, April 1-5! To schedule, scan the QR code in the flyer below or visit Continue reading