Default Hours for Leave Requests in Kronos

Time and Attendance Management

Human Resources has been working to correct an issue in Kronos that allowed employees to request leave but did not require input of hours that would subtract time from the employee’s accrued leave balance. To prevent this from happening in the future, we recently applied a fix in Kronos. Beginning Monday, January 29, 2024 (the first day of the second semester), employees who are classified as exempt will see a default number of hours populate in the “Daily Amount” column or “Length” section of the leave request for each day of leave requested: Continue reading

Week 4 of Our Fitness & Nutrition Information Campaign: Tech Tools for Triumph

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Make an action plan to improve your whole health

Use tools in your digital toolbelt to help you improve your health and well-being!
First, log in to Then, click below to get started:

No matter where you’re starting from, you can always take small steps toward better health and well-being. Whether you need to focus on healthier eating, moving your body more, or reducing stress, your Anthem health plan has tools to help. Continue reading

1095-C Forms Now Available in ADP

IRS Form 1095-C

The 1095-C is a tax form that we are required to issue to certain employees due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Think of the 1095-C as a kind of W-2, but for benefits. It details your medical insurance coverage, including coverage for dependents who are covered under our medical plan, and documents the offer of coverage to certain eligible employees who did not elect coverage on the plan.

If you have not elected to receive paperless tax forms in ADP, your 1095-C form will be mailed to you in the next few days. If you have elected paperless forms, you will receive an automated email from ADP when your form is posted. Please follow these Instructions to view your 1095-C form: Continue reading

Final Reminder: Auto Deletion of Emails

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Final Reminder: Beginning on February 11, 2024, ACPS will implement an automated email deletion process for emails that are 7 years old or older. This adjustment aligns with the guidelines provided by the Library of Virginia to ensure that we maintain compliance and efficiency in managing our digital records.

We understand that some emails may contain valuable information or records that you need to keep for your reference. If you have emails that are 7 years old or older that need to be archived, please reference the support resources we shared in our December 7 Compass post. Please reach out to your school’s assigned TSS and/or LTI with any questions or for assistance with setting up your email archive.

New Grants for Youth Gardening Education – Apply by Feb. 26

Piedmont Master Gardeners logo

The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association is once again offering grants for youth education related to horticulture and gardening. Any public or private K-12 educator or schoolyard garden coordinator in Charlottesville or Albemarle County may apply for a 2024 grant.

Grant applications must be submitted by February 26, 2024. The grant guidelines, application form, and application instructions are available on the Piedmont Master Gardeners Association website. Continue reading

Schedule for Jan. 25 DPLC/CRT Professional Development

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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 Thursday, January 25. Please reference the schedule for the times and locations of your DPLC meetings and your Culturally Responsive Teaching PD.

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Week 3 of Our Fitness & Nutrition Information Campaign: Sleep, the Silent Superhero

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Better sleep, better you

Try these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you’re not tossing and turning alone. One in three adults in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep. Restless nights and tired days can make it harder to live your life to the fullest. Lack of sleep over time is linked to: Continue reading

Announcement & Invitation: Join Us on January 26!

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Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to announce the startup of quarterly All-Welcome Meetings, an important initiative aimed at fostering continuous learning, transparency, and collaboration within our school system. These gatherings will provide a unique platform for all employees to engage directly with the superintendent and executive staff, gaining insights into the latest developments, initiatives, and future plans of the school system.

You are invited to join our first All-Welcome Meeting on Friday, January 26, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Western Albemarle High School Library. Continue reading