Coming Soon: Fall and Summer 2021 Learning Choice Form • And the Winners Are… Announcing our 2021 Principal, Teacher and Support Staffer of the Year! • U.S. Secretary of Education, Virginia Governor and State Superintendent Visit ACPS • Summer Learning Employment Opportunities • Benefits Open Enrollment Begins May 1 • 2021-22 Move2Learn Grant Applications Now Open • ACPS Finding Fit: Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Informed! • ACPS Needs Your Input on 2022-23 and 2023-24 School Year Calendars
Staff Sessions: Social Distancing, Summer Learning, and Back to School in the Fall • ACPS Needs Your Input on 2022-23 and 2023-24 School Year Calendars • Mandatory Staff Vaccination Poll Coming on April 27 • Teachers Looking To Transfer Schools in ACPS • Unable to Accept Student Transfers for ACPS Employees Who Are Non-residents • Professional Development Opportunity: Grow A Teacher • Stacy Morris Honored as PCACAC Counselor of the Year • Executive Director of School Leadership Named • New James K. Polk Elementary School Principal Named • Saying Goodbye to John Adams Elementary School Principal Ginja Canton • Facilities Improvements — Stay Informed
Reminder: No School for Students on Monday, April 19: Teacher Work Day • Join ACPS Board Members and Leaders at a Community Session to Answer Questions about Hybrid Learning and Planning for Summer and Fall • Physical Distancing: ACPS will follow CDC Guidance for 3 Feet • ACPS Heralds a New Era, Working with Students and Community to Replace School Names From a Racist Past • Logo Design Contest for Alexandria City High School • Standards of Learning (SOL) and Remote Student Progress Testing for Students in Grades 3-12 • Facilities Improvements — Stay Informed • Titan Varsity Volleyball Takes Repeat District Title • Middle School Odyssey Team Makes State Finals • Virginia’s Superintendent of Instruction and Director of School Quality Visit ACPS • Celebrate National School Library Month With ACPS Librarians
Employee Intent to Return Survey for the 2021-22 School Year • Watch the School Board Vote on Final School Names • New ACPS COVID-19 Dashboard • Physical Distancing Guidelines in Our Schools • Join ACPS Board Members and Leaders at a Community Session to Answer Questions about Hybrid Learning and Planning for Summer and Fall • Alexandria Health Department COVID-19 Town Halls, April 13-14 • Spring 2021 SOL Assessment Plan • Enhanced Staff Expectations for Phased Reentry Hybrid Instructional Plan 5.0 • Two ACPS Leaders Honored
Reminder: No School for Students on Monday, April 5: Teacher Work Day • Transition to Virtual Learning for All Students Following Spring Break, April 5-9 • Staff Intent to Return Survey for the 2021-22 School Year • Latest Community Health Metrics • One Step Closer to Finalizing New School Names • Women’s History Month: Literary Recommendations from ACPS Librarians • Homeless Education Liaison Program is Here to HELP •
Return to School Update: “A Day of Celebration” • Spring Break Reminders and Health Guidance • Mandatory Vaccination Poll Coming on March 22 • Latest Community Health Metrics • Virtual PLUS+ Phased Reentry Hybrid Instructional Plan • A Round of Applause for Our Nutrition Director • Adaptable Learning Online Masters Course • Important External Mail and Phishing Notice • Support Students Through The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Upcoming Events • Upcoming Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Community Meetings • Share A Story and Let Your Reading Shine
Return to School Updates • Latest Community Health Metrics • Need a New Identity Badge? • First Titan to Receive the Harry F. Byrd Jr. Leadership Award in Almost Two Decades • Matthew Maury Principal to Bid Farewell, Search For a Successor Begins • Renaming Schools Public Hearing on March 18 • George Mason University Education Leadership Program Opportunity
A Heartfelt Thanks to ACPS Staff • Welcome Back to Our School Buildings! • VIDEOS: A Day in the Life for Our Hybrid Middle and High School Students • Daily Symptom Checklist Instructional Video • COVIDWISE App: Help keep our school community safe • Latest Community Health Metrics • Transition Back into School Buildings Virtual Support Circle • Finding Fit: March is National Nutrition Month • The Identity Project: The Superintendent’s Picks and Other Finalists • ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame: 2020 Recipients Announced; Nominations Open for 2021
Latest Community Health Metrics • Back-to-School Guides and Videos for Hybrid Learning • Updated School Health and Related Guidelines • Updated Hybrid Learning FAQs: Students with Disabilities, Child Care • Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Open • Black History Month: Teaching and Learning • Renaming Schools Public Hearing on March 18 • Substance Abuse Services for our Students • Public Review of Recommended New English/Language Arts Textbooks • Important Changes to Local Alternative Assessments
No school on Monday, Feb. 15 • Reminder: Hybrid Students to Return to Classrooms in March • Staff FAQ: Answering Your Questions About Reopening • Let’s Talk: Join a Staff Conversation with Dr. Hutchings • Child Care Resources for Staff Outside Alexandria • Take a Sneak Peek Inside Our Schools and Learn How We Plan to Keep Everyone Safe • Welcoming Non-Exempt Employees to Begin Using ExecuTime on Feb. 16 • Now Accepting Nominations for the ACPS Athletic Hall of Fame for 2021 • The Identity Project: Help Choose the Final Names for Maury and T.C. Williams
Mark Your Calendar for the Reopening of School Buildings in March! • Reminder: ExecuTime Replaces TimeClock Plus This Month • The Identity Project: Help Choose the Final Names for Maury and T.C. Williams • Congratulations to our Two QuestBridge Scholars • Recognizing Black History Month on ACPS-TV • February is School Board Appreciation Month
Reminder: ExecuTime to Replace TimeClock Plus in February • Latest Reopening Decision: Schools to remain 100% virtual for weeks of Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 • Updates to Reopening Decision: New schedule and revised matrix • Latest Opening Guidance from Virginia Department of Education • Staff Vaccination Program Continues • Sign Up Now for ACPS Weather Alerts • ACPS Promoting Racial Equity at the Heart of ALL We Do • Equity Forum Opportunity
Weekly Reopening Decision Update: Schools to remain 100% virtual for week of Jan. 25 • COVID-19 Vaccine: Second Dose Appointment Instructions • Vaccination Appointment Protocol • COVID Vaccine Volunteers Needed • Mandatory Training for ALL ACPS Staff: Seclusion and Restraints • Tech Helpdesk at T.C. to Close Early Today, Updated Hours During Vaccination Days • Executime to Replace TimeClock Plus in February • Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week is Jan. 24-30 • Polk Principal PreeAnn Johnson Announces Retirement • Thousands of Classic Books Donated to ACPS • Equity Forum Opportunity
Vaccinations Begin for ACPS Staff This Week • Staff Vaccine Clinics: What You Need to Know • Weekly Reopening Decision Update: Schools to remain 100% virtual for week of Jan. 19 • The Identity Project: Poll to Select New Names for T.C. and Maury Opens Today • 2021-22 Course Catalog Now Available Online for Middle and High School Students • School Closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for MLK Day; Asynchronous Learning for Wednesday, Jan. 20 Inauguration Day • ACPS Celebrates Two Posse Scholars • January Finding Fit Newsletter • Coming Soon! New Clock-in System to Replace TimeClock Plus • COVID Vaccine Dispensing Support Needed • George Mason University to Partner with Amazon to Offer Computer Science Teaching Externships • Equity Forum Opportunity
Reopening Decision Updates to Come Each Monday • Family Choice Form Results • Resources to Help You Talk With Students About Wednesday’s Event at the Capitol • COVID Vaccinations for Staff • COVID Vaccine Dispensing Support Needed • New Clock-in System to Replace TimeClock Plus
Sign Up Now for ACPS Weather Alerts • Nominate a Teacher, Support Staffer and Principal of the Year • Safe Holiday Travel Guidelines • Mental Health Holiday Resources • December Pay Changes • Young Story Readers Needed for ACPS-TV • VDOE Security Grant Funding • ACPS Enrollment Data for 2020-21 • Equity Forum Opportunity
See the superintendent’s webinar regarding in-person learning and find out how to sign up for ACPS weather alerts.
Payroll Notice • Student Voices Matter: Launching Our Plan to Find New School Names • Last Chance for Families to Complete the Family Choice Form by Friday • Community and Staff Meetings on School Reopening • Free Meal Access for All Students to Continue Through the End of the School Year
Watch Our Staff Meetings on School Reopening • Staff Intent-to-Return Results • SOL Flexibility for Elementary and Middle School Announced • Don’t Miss December’s ACPS Finding Fit Newsletter • Lyles-Crouch Student Andras is Out of This World • In ACPS, We Read! We Read! We Read! • Listen to George Mason’s Heather Rosner on the Alexandria Times Podcast
School Board Votes to Change the Names of T.C. Williams High School and Matthew Maury Elementary School • Staff Meetings on the Reopening of Schools: Dec. 1-2
School Name Change Recommendation • Reentry Planning Updates, Family Choice Form Coming Dec. 2 • Community Meetings on Reopening Schools, Dec. 1-2 • High School Winter Sports Update …and more.
MAP Testing Update • A Welcome Back to Our Most Vulnerable Students • The Identity Project: Renaming Survey Results
Need Interpretation for Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences? • Learning Activity Packets Coming for Our Youngest Learners • Video Updates from the Superintendent • PowerSchool to be Offline Every Other Friday 6-9 p.m. • Next Week is National School Psychology Week …and more.
Finding Fit Newsletter Launches • Last Chance to Take the Renaming Survey • Updated Schedules for K-2 • Join the Public Hearing on Renaming of Schools …and more.
Detailed School Reentry Plans, Key Reentry Dates and Your Questions Answered • ‘71 Titans Views on School Name Changes • Missed Monday’s Budget Forum?
See an overview of the plan presented to the School Board on Oct. 15.
Survey Results Highlights • Phased-In Reopening Plans Presented to School Board • The Identity Project Community Conversations Begin This Week • City Considers Renaming Street After ACPS Basketball Legend • Book Giveaways • Disability Awareness Month • Amazon Donation Made to Communities in Schools
Oct. 12 Professional Development Day • Communications Ticketing System • Free Chair Yoga Class • Upcoming Identity Project Events • Latinx Heritage Month • Mental Health Supports Available to Our Students • School Board Work Session on the APD/ACPS MOU
Oct. 12 Professional Development Day • The Identity Project: Our First Community Read-In on Thomas Chambliss Williams • Congratulations to our National Merit Scholar Semifinalists • Responding to Your Feedback on Virtual PLUS+ • ACPS Graduation Rate Holds Steady • Virtual Dance Party Thursdays