2022 ACPS Vaccination Clinics: Schedule Now Available

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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.

Onsite vaccination clinics are underway and will continue into mid-November. Click here to view the full schedule.

You are welcome to attend any of the clinics held at any of the locations listed on the schedule. You are not limited to your work site or the date on which your work site falls. Continue reading

Interested in Presenting at Making Connections 2022? Submit Your Proposal by Sept. 26!

Making Connections 2022

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.

Any instructional or support staff member who is interested in presenting at Making Connections must submit a session proposal by Monday, September 26. Continue reading

DPLC & Division-Level PD for Teachers on Sept. 26


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

MinecraftEdu: Technical Issues Resolved

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.

HR Weekly Update: Preparing for Open Enrollment & a Note About ALCP Stipends

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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

September 17 Is Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

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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.

Resources: Continue reading

Don’t Miss Out on Important Messages!

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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

Have You Subscribed to TeacherDirect?

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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