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Today is the final day to help purchase school supplies for students in our community by visiting our online store. Supp...
09/01/2020
Get set for back-to-school and distance learning! - Arlington Public Schools

Today is the final day to help purchase school supplies for students in our community by visiting our online store. Supply kits will be shipped directly to APS and distributed in September.

Distance Learning Toolkits All students in grades PreK-8 will be receiving a special Distance Learning toolkit, which will include items such as math manipulatives, art supplies, and science tools. Your school will be sending information on how these can be picked up, along with devices and other im...

APS has developed new elementary and secondary guides that provide tips to help families navigate distance learning and ...
09/01/2020
Elementary School - Arlington Public Schools

APS has developed new elementary and secondary guides that provide tips to help families navigate distance learning and to support your student(s) as we begin the new school year. The guides provide information about instruction, social-emotional learning, student expectations, attendance, technical support, and more. The guides are available in multiple languages:
• Elementary: https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/elementary-school/
• Middle: https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/middle-school/
• High: https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/high-school/

Students in all grade levels will engage in both synchronous (live–online) and asynchronous (independent–online or offscreen) learning 4 days per week, Tuesday through Friday. Mondays will be teacher planning days and will also involve small-group interventions for some students conducted synchr...

Reminder that tomorrow is the last day this summer to pick up meals at our grab and go sites. We will resume serving mea...
08/27/2020

Reminder that tomorrow is the last day this summer to pick up meals at our grab and go sites. We will resume serving meals on Tue, Sept. 8 at 21 sites. Meals can be picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Details are available online at https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/meal-services/.

APS is providing kits with basic school supplies for students who need them, at cost, and have set up an online store wh...
08/24/2020
Get set for back-to-school and distance learning! - Arlington Public Schools

APS is providing kits with basic school supplies for students who need them, at cost, and have set up an online store where the community can help support this effort. If you’d like to purchase a kit of school supplies for families in need, the handy online store allows you to contribute. Supply kits will be shipped directly to APS and distributed in September. Click below for details.

Distance Learning Toolkits All students in grades PreK-8 will be receiving a special Distance Learning toolkit, which will include items such as math manipulatives, art supplies, and science tools. Your school will be sending information on how these can be picked up, along with devices and other im...

Families needing to register new students for the 2020-21 school year that are unable to register using the online regis...
08/21/2020
New Student Registration Document Drop-Off Process - Arlington Public Schools

Families needing to register new students for the 2020-21 school year that are unable to register using the online registration process are now able to do so by contacting their student’s school or the APS Welcome Center to schedule a registration appointment.

Families are now able to drop off registration documents in-person at all schools and the APS Welcome Center to register students new to APS.

07/30/2020
Arlington VA Public Library

Everyone Counts! A Census Story Time from Arlington County.

I count, you count, Miss Anne counts too! Everyone counts in the 2020 Census. Have you been counted yet? Getting counted is directly correlated to determining a fair number of congressional seats and allocating federal and state funding for programs in Arlington County such as housing, education, and human services.

Is your household counted? If not, take 10 minutes and fill out the Census TODAY at www.My2020Census.gov. If you’ve already completed your form, make sure to tell a friend, family member, or neighbor. Remember, EVERYONE COUNTS!

Tonight, Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán will host a virtual town hall for families. Details on how to watch and ask ...
07/14/2020
Virtual Town Hall with the Superintendent - Arlington Public Schools

Tonight, Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán will host a virtual town hall for families. Details on how to watch and ask questions are available online.

July 15 Staff Town Hall Details Dr. Durán will be hosting a community virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, July 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., to address the family selection process for choosing an instructional model for students. The Superintendent will address questions already received and take questions d...

If you missed the Let’s Talk Student Series Events yesterday, you can view the event recording on the Diversity, Equity ...
07/09/2020
Community Engagement - Arlington Public Schools

If you missed the Let’s Talk Student Series Events yesterday, you can view the event recording on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Engagement webpage. Also, register to attend the next event on July 22 when Arlington County Police School Resource Officers (SROs) will discuss community building and answer student questions.

Over the next few months, the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) will host multiple community events to engage with the APS community to discuss how he is systematically implementing diverse, equitable, and inclusion practices across the school division. These community events will....

For the 2020-21 school year, APS will provide families the opportunity to select the instructional delivery method that ...
07/06/2020
Student Instructional Delivery Method and Transportation Selection for SY 2020-21 - Arlington Public Schools

For the 2020-21 school year, APS will provide families the opportunity to select the instructional delivery method that works best for their students, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Families will need to log in to ParentVUE by July 20 to select their student’s instructional delivery method & transportation choices.

For the 2020-21 school year, Arlington Public Schools (APS) will provide families the opportunity to select the instructional delivery method that works best for their student(s), due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Come continue the conversation on racism & social justice on Wednesday, July 8 for the second event in the Let’s Talk Su...
07/01/2020
Community Engagement - Arlington Public Schools

Come continue the conversation on racism & social justice on Wednesday, July 8 for the second event in the Let’s Talk Summer Student Series. Students must register to participate, so visit the link below to register.

Over the next few months, the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) will host multiple community events to engage with the APS community to discuss how he is systematically implementing diverse, equitable, and inclusion practices across the school division. These community events will....

Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán provided an update on the plan to reopen schools this fall. The presentation included...
07/01/2020
Dr. Durán's Presentation - from School Board Meetings

Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán provided an update on the plan to reopen schools this fall. The presentation included new details on health and safety, instruction, and the process for families to select the instructional model that works best for their student(s). Additionally, Dr. Durán highlighted the process for teachers and staff to provide input on their preferences for hybrid or full-time virtual instruction. Video of the presentation and the presentation are available on the APS website under Engage. An FAQ will be posted later this week.

Families and staff can continue to submit questions to [email protected]. These emails will be forwarded to the appropriate staff and added to the FAQ.

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APS celebrates Wakefield student Kidus Sebil for having his photograph “Half A Man” selected by Rep. Don Beyer and winni...
06/25/2020

APS celebrates Wakefield student Kidus Sebil for having his photograph “Half A Man” selected by Rep. Don Beyer and winning the Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s 8th District. His photograph is a sign of the times & visually illustrates the current division in the country. https://beyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4854

Tonight is the last of three virtual town halls with Dr. Francisco Durán. Details on how to participate are available on...
06/23/2020
Engage with the New Superintendent - Virtual Town Hall Meetings - Arlington Public Schools

Tonight is the last of three virtual town halls with Dr. Francisco Durán. Details on how to participate are available online. See you tonight at 7 p.m.

Information for Staff The community is invited to a series of virtual town halls (schedule below) to ask Dr. Durán questions and learn a little about him. Community members can submit questions in advance by filling out the online feedback form below, or emailing [email protected]. How do I participa...

As a reminder, the “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism” event is this evening from 7-8:30 p.m. This virtual ev...
06/22/2020
Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism Event - Arlington Public Schools

As a reminder, the “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism” event is this evening from 7-8:30 p.m. This virtual event will include a panel discussion and a question and answer session for students, staff and community members to engage in a meaningful discussion around racism.

Arlington Public Schools will host a virtual event titled, “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism,” on Monday, June 22 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Muddasar Abbus is a senior graduating from the Langston HS Continuation Program, where he is an active member of the Stu...
06/19/2020

Muddasar Abbus is a senior graduating from the Langston HS Continuation Program, where he is an active member of the Student Advisory Board. He plans to attend NOVA.

Muddasar and his older brother are currently living away from their family in Pakistan. Because of the pandemic, he recently missed his opportunity to visit his mother again. ❤️

He would like to thank his econ teacher, Ms. Gibson, for being so understanding of his personal life situations.

His advice to freshmen is to remember that nobody is perfect and to practice self-compassion.

Mudassar would like to be known for being someone that helps others during tough times.

Believe in yourself as much as we believe in you, Muddasar, and not even your life circumstances will be able to stop you. You will go far! ✊

#APS2020grads #classof2020

APS celebrates Juneteenth today, which commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865 when a group of Union troops arr...
06/19/2020
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

APS celebrates Juneteenth today, which commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865 when a group of Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas and announced to 250,000 enslaved African Americans that they were free by executive decree.

Juneteenth is a monumental yet often overlooked event in our nation’s history. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas, were notified by Union troops they, along with all other enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree.

Julio Sanchez is graduating from the Langston HS Continuation Program. Previously, he attended W-L and the Career Center...
06/19/2020

Julio Sanchez is graduating from the Langston HS Continuation Program. Previously, he attended W-L and the Career Center, where he developed his passion for auto repair. 🚗

He is currently saving up money from his restaurant job to attend Ohio Technical College. After college, he plans to return to Arlington and work at the dealership of either Mercedes-Benz or Audi, which he says are the two best dealerships in Arlington.

Julio is from El Salvador but he fled when his life was becoming increasingly in danger. He misses his family, especially his sister whom he is very close to.❤️

He participated in the SkillsUSA Auto Collision Repair Competition two years ago and won first place. He then moved on to the regional competition, and later won the gold medal at the state competition. He has received a couple of scholarships through his participation in these competitions. 🥇

Julio would like to thank the following teachers:

- Dr. Marrero (English teacher) for being the best teacher he's met
-Ms. Ryan and Ms. Trevino for being great social workers
-Mr. Castro (automotive teacher) for teaching him everything he knows

His advice to freshmen is to "fight for your dreams."✊

Hold on tight to YOUR dreams, Julio. We believe in you! 🤩 #APS2020grads #classof2020

Alex Moore is a senior graduating from Washington-Liberty High School. He has plans to start off at NOVA and will pursue...
06/18/2020

Alex Moore is a senior graduating from Washington-Liberty High School. He has plans to start off at NOVA and will pursue his real-estate license to help the family business.

Alex has been his school's mascot (surprise!) for all four years, earning 8 varsity letters. He was also on the Robotics Club🤖, which won Rookie All-Stars in their first competition at Maryland. He also enjoys repairing cars and fishing as a hobby.

Alex would like to thank the following teachers:

-Mr. Little (automotive teacher) for teaching him the basics of car repair 🚗

-Mr. Carrera (physics teacher) for being so supportive in the Robotics Club and for his emotional support. Alex explained that one time, Mr. Carrera "closed his door and stopped everyone from coming in just to sit down and comfort [him]," because he was feeling down about a personal issue. Alex says, "I'd call him my friend."

His advice to freshmen is to "be caring toward people, but at the same time, don’t care about what other people think about you. You should care enough to kind of adjust yourself to certain circumstances and communities, but not enough where you change who you are as a person." ❤️

We just know you'll go very far, Alex!
#APS2020grads #classof2020

Gillian Villarroel is a senior graduating from Washington-Liberty High School with plans to attend George Washington Uni...
06/18/2020

Gillian Villarroel is a senior graduating from Washington-Liberty High School with plans to attend George Washington University and study International Affairs, with a concentration in Politics.

She is a phenomenal young woman who cherishes her Bolivian heritage and is heavily involved in her school and community. She has participated in Color Guard, Food Review, and Connect Mentors to support freshman students at her school. She is also involved in Rise to Run, Emerging Leaders with Edu-Futuro, AND has a part-time job.😅

Gillian would like to thank:

-Ms. Reed (English teacher) for always reminding her to believe in herself
-Mr. Sample (equity & excellence coord.) for being honest with her about the realities of being a minority and for giving her guidance to make a name for herself ❤️

Her advice to freshmen is to "not compare yourself to others" and to remember that "not all colleges are for everyone."

You make us so proud, Gillian!
#APS2020grads #classof2020

Sophia Radday is an Arlington native graduating from the H-B Woodlawn Program. She plans to attend Colorado College wher...
06/17/2020

Sophia Radday is an Arlington native graduating from the H-B Woodlawn Program. She plans to attend Colorado College where she hopes to pursue a career in finance as an econ or business major, minoring in French.

She is involved in Yorktown's crew team and has performed at the Kennedy Center through a play called Wolves.

Sophia would like to thank the following teachers:

-Ms. Allen (French teacher) because she has been able to build a strong bond with her, having been a student of hers since 7th grade. This bond has allowed Sophia to feel comfortable sharing personal matters.

- Ms. Waters (TA) because she also feels comfortable seeking her help when needed

-Ms. Nekya Ball (equity & excellence coord.) for helping her understand her potential.

Sophia will strongly miss her friends and family when she starts college in the fall.

We will be cheering you on, even from afar, Sophia! #APS2020grads #classof2020

06/17/2020
Swanson Middle School - Winkle In Time

Check out Swanson Theatre Department's production on "A Wrinkle in Time"!

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Arlington County Virginia – Government
06/17/2020

Arlington County Virginia – Government

Arlington is hosting host another FREE, one-day COVID-19 testing event on Friday, June 19 (8 am - 4pm, or until tests run out).

WHAT: One-Day Free COVID-19 Testing Event
WHEN: Friday, June 19 from 8 AM until 4 pm or until tests run out
WHERE: Barcroft Fitness and Recreation Center (4200 S. Four Mile Run)
WHO: Anyone ages 2 and Up
HOW: Tests will be conducted on both a drive-through and walk-up basis for the first 1,000 people who are on site. No Appointment, ID, or Doctor’s Order Needed.

More: http://ow.ly/Qs1Y50A9DhA

Juan Quintero Martinez is a senior graduating from the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program where he is an avid volunteer. He ...
06/17/2020

Juan Quintero Martinez is a senior graduating from the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program where he is an avid volunteer. He enjoys his physics class and wants to become a civil engineer. He will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall with plans to double major in civil engineering and architecture.

Juan would like to thank Mr. McBride (counselor) because he helped him set up for his future by providing his support throughout the college application process.

His advice to freshmen is to “start getting involved earlier and try as many different things as possible and engage more with the community.”

We see you going very far, Juan!
#APS2020grads #classof2020

Join APS for the “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism” event on Monday, June 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. for a panel di...
06/16/2020
Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism Event - Arlington Public Schools

Join APS for the “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism” event on Monday, June 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. for a panel discussion and a question and answer session for students, staff and community members to engage in a meaningful discussion around racism.

Arlington Public Schools will host a virtual event titled, “Let’s Talk: A Community Discussion on Racism,” on Monday, June 22 from 7-8:30 p.m.

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What are the hours for virtual learning at Hoffman Boston
Anyone knows how i can get a loaner computer for my child?
Recommend APS help families within the same school/grade/class create pods for the upcoming school year to help working parents. Working parents can easily rotate 1-2 days a week supervising instruction and share the responsibility with 3-4 other families. Kids will have social and instructional time with their peers and parents who need to work can still work. Win-win for all involved.
APS, you have information that parents and neighborhood associations don’t have. Please use your information to help families organize mutual aid so all of Arlington’s children can have enriching, safe learning experiences as the 20-21 school year starts. Schools can, and should be facilitating organization among parents by working with PTA groups, community centers, and neighborhood associations. They can ask a PTA to create a needs/assets survey and then send it out through school mailing lists. They can direct people to local orgs who set up a message board where people can connect.
Now that tge September 8th virtual start is official, APS, individual schools, and PTAs need to be organizing pods *for free* the way that this service is offering to do for money. https://www.facebook.com/110653180712229/posts/118043966639817/?d=n
I really appreciated the new (7/14) proposal on the part of the APS superintendent. If the school board adopts this plan for a mid-September, virtual only start to the school year, it will give teachers time to create robust, engaging distance learning; it will give administrators time to get technology into the hands of families who don't have it; and it will give parents time to organize their work and childcare obligations with other families in neighborhood or affinity group pods. The next step is for APS to offer help organizing pods through the elementary and middle schools. Please work through PTAs, school listservs, and neighborhood organizations to help working parents organize together.
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Are mask going to be required for kindergarten and 2nd grade at Hoffman Boston for the hybrid plan