Changes to How Staff Log Working Hours • Missed Convocation or Want to Watch it Again? • Attendance Requirements for Virtual PLUS+ • Free Food Access for All to Continue Through December 2020 • Back to School Guide • Support the Virtual PLUS+ Student Supply Drive
ACPS Partners with City of Alexandria and Virtual PLUS+ Partners to Provide Full-Day Support for Families this Fall
ACPS will expand its Virtual PLUS+ program to include up to 350 full-day spots for vulnerable students in the fall, thanks to new funding from the City of Alexandria.
Access to the Buildings for 10-Month Employees • Chromebook/Tablet Distribution • Family Helpline Starts Aug. 31 • Back-to-School Forms Coming Aug. 31 • Family Webinar Series • Virtual PLUS+ for Middle, High School, EL & Special Ed
Multilingual Virtual PLUS+ Helpline Will be Live Soon • Child Care Options • Food Access Updates • Learning Pods and Class Placements • Upcoming Communication from Schools • ACPS Welcomes Dr. Anthony Sims as Executive Director of School Improvement
Today, the Virtual PLUS+ Reopening Plan was submitted to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), as required before the start of school on Sept. 8. See the full document.
Sample Student Schedules for Virtual PLUS+ • Get a Head Start on Your Virtual Learning Professional Development Now • ACPS Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Work • Virginia Department of Education Waives Accreditation for 2021-22 Academic Year
The School Board has now approved the Virtual PLUS+ model for the fall. Virtual PLUS+ includes enhanced support in five key areas: learning, technology, child care, food access, and a live multilingual phone helpline.
Take the Reopening Support Poll • School Board Public Hearings on the Reopening Plan • Your Initial Questions on Virtual PLUS+ Answered • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Following months of collaboration, ACPS has determined the most feasible reopening model to begin the 2020-21 academic year. Virtual PLUS+ is a robust online learning experience that will engage students 100% virtually and provide additional supports for students, staff and families. Take the Fall 2020 Reopening Supports Poll to let us know what support you need under this model.
Most Feasible Reopening Model to be Announced on Friday • School Board Public Hearings on the Reopening Plan • VHSL Delays Start of Sports Season • GWMS Student Receives African American History Award • New Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
See an update on our reopening planning, including information on our Cross-Functional Planning Teams, engagement across our community, prototypes of hybrid and virtual models, and next steps.
Reopening Planning Update: Scheduling Work and Survey Results • Virginia Board of Education Public Meetings July 22-23 • More than $500k in Scholarships Awarded to T.C. Class of 2020 • George Mason Principal Selected • Summer Learning in the News
Join our Community Chats on the Reopening of Schools • Reopening Planning Update • How ACPS Plans to Communicate During the Reopening • School Board Votes to Consider Renaming T.C. Williams • Code of Conduct Feedback Needed
ACPS has welcomed a series of new senior leaders this month who will fulfill the new roles established through the organizational restructuring announced in January 2020.
On Friday, July 10, the Alexandria City School Board will begin the process of officially considering the request to change the name of T.C. Williams High School. Learn more about the public engagement process and see the FAQs.
Roundup of the 2019-20 School Year • School Board Public Hearings for 4.0 Continuity of Learning Plan • Return to 40-Hour Work Week Begins July 13, 2020 • Summer School is Underway! • Welcome to Our New Head Varsity Football Coach
Equity for All 2025 Strategic Plan Approved • ACPS Partnership with Virginia Tech
Summer Learning Begins July 6 • Planning for the Reopening of Schools • Celebrating Our Retirees • Important Information for 10- and 11-Month Employees • Second Pulse Survey Results
Day 62 update for June 17, 2020 • Your Questions Answered About the Reopening of Schools • School Board Resolution on Racial Justice • Teaching Racial Justice in Our Schools • Changes Proposed to Tucker’s Calendar for 2020-21
Day 60 update for June 15, 2020: Graduation Special • Missed the Ceremony, or Want to Watch Again? • See Where Our Graduates Are Going Next • Celebrate Our Retirees With Us Today
Day 57 update for June 10, 2020 • How to Watch Our 2020 Graduation Ceremony • Working on Reopening Our Schools • Senior Experience, 2020 Style • Celebrate Our Retirees With Us on June 15
Day 55 update for June 8, 2020 • Take Our Staff Survey #2 • Collecting Your Belongings from School Buildings • School Board Approves Revised Budget
Day 52 update for June 3, 2020 • T.C. Senior Mathieu Zahlan Highlighted by Senator Tim Kaine • Meet Our Three New School Leaders • Wear Orange This Weekend
Today, Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. is replacing his daily video Q&A with a heartfelt message about the racial crisis we are facing in our country.
Day 50 update for June 1, 2020 • Premium Pay for Non-Exempt Employees Working On-site During June 2020 • Celebrating our Exceptional EIP Class of 2020 • Watch Ramsay Alum Perform With Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman • Watch Friday’s Board Meeting
Day 49 update for May 29, 2020 • Open Enrollment Ends May 31 • The Results of Our Survey Are In • New Learning Packets On the Way
Day 47 update for May 27, 2020 • Graduation Plans and Summer Learning Special Edition
Day 45 update for May 22, 2020 • The ACPS Principal of the Year is… • Revised Employee Annual Evaluations • Give Your Feedback on the Draft 2025 Strategic Plan • Your questions answered about graduation and sports • Resources for Juniors and Seniors
Day 43 update for May 20, 2020 • The ACPS Teacher of the Year is… • Increasing TV Lesson Credits • Your questions answered about the school calendar and enrollment
Day 41 update for May 18, 2020 • The ACPS Support Staffer of the Year is… • Congratulations to National Merit Scholar Leah Nickelsburg! • Eligibility for Pandemic-EBT Cards