The following article was updated on September 28, 2022, with links to the clinic schedule and vaccine consent form.
We are happy to announce that ACPS and Giant have partnered again this year to bring important vaccinations to 50 school and local government locations throughout Albemarle County. All ACPS employees (including part-time, temporary, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) are eligible to receive flu and other vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you do not participate in the school division’s health insurance program.
Mark your calendar! Our annual Making Connections professional learning event will be held Monday, November 7. Programming will consist of sessions facilitated by visiting educators as well as ACPS teachers and administrators. We are especially excited this year to expand our conference to include opportunities for support staff to participate in professional learning! Sessions for instructional staff will be hosted at Monticello High School, while sessions for support staff will be offered at Journey Middle School.
On Monday, September 26, ACPS will host Division Professional Learning Community (DPLC) meetings for all teachers, as well as division-level professional development for elementary and middle school teachers. Teachers: To ensure you receive professional development points for the activities, you must register in our Professional Learning Management System (PLMS). Get started by viewing the schedule for the day, which includes registration instructions and links. Additional information for elementary and middle school teachers is provided below. Continue reading →
The Department of Technology has resolved the MinecraftEdu login issues we reported on August 31. All students and staff are again able to access and use MinecraftEdu. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this disruption of service. If you need assistance using Minecraft with a learning activity, please reach out to your school’s assigned LTI for support.
While Open Enrollment is still several weeks away (November 1-15), it will be here before you know it! This year, it’s more important than ever that you receive notifications and reminders about Open Enrollment in a timely way, because we will be requiring all benefits-eligible employees to log in to ADP and either enroll in or decline benefits, like medical insurance, dental insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts, for the 2023 plan year. (If you want any of these benefits next year, you MUST enroll during Open Enrollment.)
We don’t want you to overlook the Open Enrollment window, so here are several ways you can prepare and ensure that our messages reach you: Continue reading →
Don’t get hooked by phishing attacks! Stay vigilant, have a cautious lens, and think first before you click! Check out our Phishing Awareness and Education resources to learn more about phishing, how to spot malicious emails, and what to do if you accidentally click on an infected link or attachment. Continue reading →
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. If you teach social studies (or even another subject), take some time next week, September 19-23, to commemorate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Attention all ACPS employees! Open Enrollment is coming November 1-15! Inclement weather is sure to pay a visit this winter! We don’t want you to miss out on important messages, like reminders to participate in Open Enrollment and announcements about school schedule changes. We encourage you to sign in to our Electronic School Notification System and register your personal email address and/or up to two telephone numbers –OR– if you are already registered, check to make sure we have your preferred contact information on file. Continue reading →
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) designed TeacherDirect to establish a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. The goal of TeacherDirect is to provide a way to share new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as make teachers aware of professional development and grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students. Continue reading →