Update for All ACPS iPads on Nov. 3

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iPad Educators: The Department of Technology will push the latest operating system (iOS) update to all ACPS iPads on Friday, November 3. Please leave these devices on and plugged in at the end of the day. Updating our iPads helps us ensure the devices work properly for students and are safe and secure. If you experience any issues after the update has occurred, please contact the Service Desk at 434-975-9444.

Homebound Instructors Needed!

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If you are a licensed teacher, or provisionally licensed, and would like to supplement your income doing homebound instruction, please contact Ashby Kindler via email or by phone at 434-249-6491. The pay rate is $30 per hour. Typically, students receive 10 hours per week of academic instruction for high school, 8 hours per week for middle school, and 6 hours per week for elementary school. Instruction may be provided in person or virtually.

Currently, we are in immediate need of a teacher for a first grader, 6 hours per week, virtual instruction preferred.

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment in ADP – Available NOW through November 15!

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Your benefits Open Enrollment window (November 1-15) is active NOW! Any changes you make to your medical, dental, optional vision, and Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account elections during the Open Enrollment window will go into effect January 1, 2024, and will run through December 31, 2024.

Getting started is EASY! Open Enrollment takes place in the ADP Employee Portal. As soon as you log in, you’ll see this pop-up: Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment Begins TOMORROW!

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Open Enrollment (November 1-15) is a BIG deal! Why? Because it’s the one time during the year that benefits-eligible employees can:

  • Add, drop or change medical or dental coverage;
  • Enroll in our new voluntary vision plan;
  • Add, drop or change the dependents covered on those plans; and
  • Enroll in a healthcare or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2024. Continue reading

benefitsFocus: Open Enrollment Essentials – Disability Benefit Options

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This is the last of our “Open Enrollment Essentials” messages in advance of the November 2023 Open Enrollment window (November 1-15). Today’s message focuses on Disability Coverage.

No one plans to get sick or injured, but it happens, and a serious illness or injury can result in months of disability that keeps you from working and exhausts your paid leave balances. While medical insurance helps cover your medical bills, it doesn’t help you meet financial obligations like rent/mortgage and utility bills, and it doesn’t help you buy food and other necessities. This is where disability coverage comes in. Programs available to our benefits-eligible employees include Sick Leave Bank and Long-Term Disability. Continue reading

Do You Know Your Employee Budget Advisory Rep?

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Did you know that we have an Employee Budget Advisory group this year? The group includes representatives from all schools and departments who provide input into next year’s budget. If you have any budget-related issues you’d like to raise, please reach out to your building’s representative(s)! Representatives will collect your input and share it with the advisory group for consideration. Here are some suggestions for providing feedback to your representatives: Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment Essentials – Flexible Spending Accounts & Why You Might Want One in 2024

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Open Enrollment (November 1-15) starts next week! One of the benefits you can elect during Open Enrollment is a Flexible Spending Account, commonly referred to as an FSA. You must enroll annually if you want to have an FSA for the next plan year, and the only time you can do that is during Open Enrollment!

FSAs aren’t just a few random letters of the alphabet; they’re a way you can save pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses! FSAs: Continue reading

Southern Feeder Elementary School Design Committee Searching for Members

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UPDATE! Attention, elementary school teachers: The meeting dates for the Southern Feeder Elementary School Steering Committee have changed due to a conflict with elementary school staff meetings. The steering committee will now meet on Nov. 15, Jan. 31, and March 13. Please apply by November 9 if the new dates work better with your schedule. The original invitation (below) has been updated with the new meeting dates. Continue reading

benefitsFOCUS: Open Enrollment Essentials – Dental Benefit Options

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Open Enrollment (November 1-15) starts next week! When was the last time you compared our dental plan options to see whether your current plan still meets your needs? Open Enrollment is the only time during the year when you can change plans and dependents on your plan, unless you have an eligible mid-year qualifying event that allows you to make changes to your pre-tax benefits (like the dental plan). We encourage you to take a few minutes to assess whether you might want to make a change to your dental coverage during Open Enrollment. Continue reading