Join Us for Our Next All-Welcome Meeting on March 29!

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Superintendent Haas will host the second All-Welcome Meeting on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Monticello High School Forum. These gatherings provide a unique opportunity for employees to engage directly with the superintendent and executive staff, gaining insights into the latest developments, initiatives, and future plans of the school system. All employees are welcome! If you plan to attend on March 29, please RSVP by Friday, March 22. Continue reading

Shannon Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

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ACPS Educators: The Shannon Foundation is now accepting grant applications from Charlottesville City and Albemarle County public school teachers for imaginative, innovative, student-centered projects for the 2024-25 school year. The online application is available on the Shannon Foundation’s Grants page. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2024. Continue reading

Lexia In-Person Training: March 7 & 29

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Elementary & Middle School Teachers: As we prepare to deploy Lexia in schools, the company is offering two in-person professional learning opportunities for ACPS educators. Lexia will offer in-person training this Thursday, March 7, and on Friday, March 29. The in-person training is not required, but it offers a chance to ask questions and receive Lexia’s traditional online training in a more personal way. Both trainings will take place at Center I, as follows: Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Opens Today: Participate by March 22!

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As we shared last week, our 2024 Employee Engagement Survey opens today! Again this year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. Today, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup <support@mail.gallup.com> containing a link to participate in their Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. The subject line of the survey invitation will read, “[EXTERNAL]Albemarle County Public Schools Employee Engagement Survey,” and the email will contain a unique survey link that will take you to the secure Gallup website where you can take the survey confidentially. This brief survey should take less than five minutes of your time, and we ask that you participate by Friday, March 22. Continue reading

Spotlight on Equity Education, March 2024 Issue

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In this month’s issue of Spotlight on Equity Education, we’re highlighting the origins of Women’s History Month and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, both celebrated in March. We’re also spotlighting several female ACPS equity advocates and providing midyear updates about the Culturally Responsive Teaching micro-credential and credentialing programs. Plus, our 9th annual ACPS Equity Conference and Awards Luncheon is coming up on May 18, and registration is open! Continue reading

Employee Engagement Survey Will Open on Monday!

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For the third year, Albemarle County Public Schools has partnered with Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, to help us better understand and measure our employee engagement. On Monday, March 4, all non-temporary employees will receive an email directly from Gallup containing a unique link to participate in Gallup’s Q12 Employee Engagement Survey. We are asking all employees to complete the survey by Friday, March 22. Continue reading

ACPS Service Level Agreement

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The Department of Technology is happy to share our ACPS Service Level Agreement! This comprehensive document outlines our commitment to providing exceptional technology support to our students, teachers and staff in a timely manner. The document addresses our hours of operation, how to request support, how we prioritize support requests, and more!

The Department of Technology is dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence, accountability and collaboration in everything we do. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to support all of your technology needs.

WeVideo: The Media Editor You’ve Always Wanted!

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The Department of Technology is excited to announce our new video, audio and screencast editing platform: WeVideo! Earlier this year, Microsoft discontinued the availability of the Video Editor on student and staff devices, requiring us to find an alternative. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’ve made WeVideo available to all instructional staff and students in grades 3-12. Continue reading

Spring Break Intersession: Interested in Tutoring?

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As we shared in a November Compass post, as part of our ALL In Virginia tutoring plan, we are preparing to run an intersession during Spring Break for interested students in grades 3-8. Tutoring sessions will be held Tuesday-Friday, April 2-5, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in central locations. Class ratios will be kept at about 5:1. Pay will be $45/hour for teachers and $30/hour for non-licensed tutors. If you are interested in tutoring and can commit to all four days, please complete our interest form: Continue reading