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As Superintendent and the School Board, we acknowledge the anger and hurt that our APS community and the nation are expe...
06/02/2020
A Message from the Superintendent and School Board - Arlington Public Schools

As Superintendent and the School Board, we acknowledge the anger and hurt that our APS community and the nation are experiencing, especially our African American community. APS strives to celebrate the differences of all our students and strongly condemns violence and racism.

The tragic death of George Floyd and many others before him, as well as the events that have unfolded since, are bringing into stark focus the pervasive injustice and inequality that African Americans face every day in our society from systemic and institutionalized racism.

Starting today, families that need to register students for the 2020-21 school year are now able to register students us...
06/01/2020
Online Registration for the 2020-21 School Year is Now Available - Arlington Public Schools

Starting today, families that need to register students for the 2020-21 school year are now able to register students using the conditional online registration process that allows families to submit the required registration documents online.

Starting today, families that need to register students for the 2020-21 school year are now able to register students using the conditional online registration process.

05/29/2020
Maureen Nesselrode 2019-2020 Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Campbell Elementary School’s Maureen Nesselrode, APS 2020 Principal of the Year. "Maureen is a passionate leader who is not just dedicated to her students, but is dedicated to the entire community she serves. She has established strong community and family partnerships and works tirelessly to support her students and staff,” said Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson. In this video clip, Maureen explains why she is honored to be recognized as Principal of the Year.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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The deadline to apply for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and the Community Peer Pre-K (CPP) Programs is Monday,...
05/29/2020
Options and Transfers - Arlington Public Schools

The deadline to apply for the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) and the Community Peer Pre-K (CPP) Programs is Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. All families interested in applying should submit an application through the online application portal by this date.

Arlington Public Schools provides families the opportunity to enroll in an option school/program or request a neighborhood transfer as an alternative to attending their neighborhood school. Option schools/programs have specialized instructional programs that provide pre-K, elementary, middle and hig...

05/28/2020

APS is inviting community members to review data that will be used in the Fall 2020 Elementary School Boundary Process. This review of data by Planning Unit will help ensure that the final data reflects what you know about your neighborhood, is accurate, complete and ready for use in adjusting boundaries across neighborhood elementary schools this fall. More information is available at www.apsva.us/engage/data-review-for- fall-2020-boundary-process

As a reminder, Arlington Science Focus, Key, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham and Tuckahoe will host virtual information ...
05/28/2020
Virtual Elementary School Information Sessions - Arlington Public Schools

As a reminder, Arlington Science Focus, Key, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham and Tuckahoe will host virtual information sessions for new families in June, so mark your calendars and visit the link below for more details.

Some of the elementary schools that were unable to host their second school information session for parents in April before the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close will be hosting virtual information sessions for families in June.

05/28/2020
Julie Bato - Long Branch ES

Great job to Julie Bato, Long Branch Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Julie is a general education classroom teacher to 2nd graders. Students tend to blossom under Ms. Bato because she sets high expectations for her students and they regularly meet and exceed them. In this video clip, Julie explains what it means to represent Long Branch as Teacher of the Year.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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Due to schools being closed for COVID-19, families have been unable to request address changes, so families are now able...
05/27/2020
APS Announces New Online Address Change Request Process - Arlington Public Schools

Due to schools being closed for COVID-19, families have been unable to request address changes, so families are now able to submit an address change request online to ensure they receive important mail from APS.

Due to schools being closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, families have been unable to change their address if they have moved recently, so this new process will allow families to submit a request to change their address online.

05/27/2020
Denice Arroyo - Barcroft ES

Congratulations to Barcroft Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Denice Arroyo! Denise is a highly effective teacher, collaborative teammate, and positive enthusiastic member of the Barcroft community. As a Kindergarten teacher, Denice is thoughtful and deliberate in her planning while passionate and responsive in her teaching. In this video clip, Denice explains who inspired her to become a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence #APSisAwesome

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05/27/2020
Tomeka Jones - Shriver Program

Great job Tomeka Jones, Shriver Teacher of the Year. Tomeka is a dedicated teacher who goes beyond the call of duty to enrich the lives of her students in her classroom. In this vdieo clip, Tomeka explains a few personality traits teachers need to be successful.
#APSCeleberationofExcellence

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05/26/2020
Gregg Siegal - Hoffman-Boston

Great job to Gregg Siegal, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Gregg is a career switcher who chose to work with students with special needs. His knowledge of the special education process, identifying student needs, and providing instruction to meet those needs make him a very important member of the Hoffman-Boston educational team. In this video clip, Gregg shares a humorous story.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/26/2020
Lauren Worley - Arlington Science Focus

Congratulations to Lauren Worley, Arlington Science Focus Teacher of the Year! Lauren is a first grade teacher who communicates regularly, respectfully, and honestly via email, phone, and in person to develop positive, open relationships with parents. Lauren believes that a supportive learning environment in which people take care of one another and feel safe to take risks is essential for and contributes to student learning. In this video clip, Lauren explains who inspired her to become a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
05/25/2020

In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

05/22/2020
Marc Holladay - ATS

Great job to Marc Holladay, Arlington Traditional School Teacher of the Year! Marc is a Kindergarten teacher who creates a supportive classroom with clear expectations, established routines, and a little humor. The students feel a genuine affection from him and develop a passion for learning. There is probably no better way to start your education pursuit than being a student in Mr. Holladay's class. In this video clip, Marc shares a humorous story.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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Some of the elementary schools that were unable to host their second school information session for parents in April bef...
05/22/2020
Virtual Elementary School Information Sessions - Arlington Public Schools

Some of the elementary schools that were unable to host their second school information session for parents in April before the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close will be hosting virtual information sessions for families in June.

Some of the elementary schools that were unable to host their second school information session for parents in April before the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close will be hosting virtual information sessions for families in June.

05/22/2020
Rebecca Napolitano - Randolph ES

Kudos to Rebecca Jones-Napolitano, Randolph Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Rebecca is a passionate educator who has high expectations for her students. She knows how to tap on their ability to be more than they think they can. In this video clip, Rebecca explains who inspired her to become a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/21/2020
Teresa Taylor - Kenmore Middle School

Warmest congratulations on your achievement as Kenmore Teacher of the Year, Teresa Taylor! Teresa is a 6th grade reading teacher who relates to individual student needs and provides personalized learning while upholding high expectations for all learners. She creates a positive learning environment in which all students feel that they can be successful. In this video clip, Teresa lends advice to new teachers.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/21/2020
Denise Santiago - Claremont ES Spanish version

¡Enhorabuena por su logro como Maestra del Año de la escuela de inmersión Claremont, Denise Santiago! Denise ejemplifica las mejores cualidades de maestra al impartir morales para inspirar a los estudiantes a convertirse en jóvenes seguros de sí mismos en una comunidad diversa. En este video, Denise explica por qué se siente honrada de representar a Claremont como Maestra del Año.

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05/20/2020
Megan Starke - Integration Station

Congratulations Integration Station Teacher of the Year, Megan Starke! Megan is a Speech Language Pathologist who goes above and beyond to support her students, colleagues, parents and the schools she works with. Megan views the word "yet" as the most powerful word that she includes in conversations with parents and colleagues. The word "yet" underlines her confidence in each child and all they encounter to bring about progress. In this video clip, Megan describes what she would like her students to leave her classroom knowing.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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The community is invited to take part in a series of virtual town halls with new Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán. Cli...
05/20/2020
Engage with the New Superintendent - Virtual Town Hall Meetings - Arlington Public Schools

The community is invited to take part in a series of virtual town halls with new Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán. Click below for dates, times and how to submit questions ahead of the town halls. Details on how to participate will be announced at a later date.

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]. Details on how to participate will be an...

05/20/2020
Sara Fiorini - Washington-Liberty High School

Great job Sara Fiorini, Washington-Liberty Teacher of the Year! Sara is a PE teacher who is very well respected by both her students and colleagues alike. She is compassionate, understanding, firm, and she sets high expectations for her students. In this video clip, Sara
explains a few personality traits that teachers need in order to be successful.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/19/2020
Katherine Annamreddy - Discovery ES

Kudos to Katherine Annamreddy, Discovery Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Katherine is an Art teacher and talented educator who develops her students' artistic and personal skills, while practicing the core values of personalized learning, design thinking and social responsibility. Listen as Katherine explains her proudest moment as a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/19/2020
Gina Rocco - McKinley Elementary School

Congratulations to Gina Rocco, McKinley Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Gina has been a School Counselor for nearly 20 years and a trusted member of the McKinley Elementary Student Support team since 2012. To know Gina is to trust her and to spend time with her you will walk away with a deep respect for her knowledge and abilities. Listen as Gina explains what is means to her to be selected as Teacher of the Year.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/18/2020
Eve Mendolia - Montessori Public School of Arlington

Kudos to Eve Mendolia, Montessori Public School of Arlington Teacher of the Year! Ms. Mendolia focuses on creating meaningful learning opportunities for her students and works collaboratively with them and their families to endure the best outcomes. In this video clip, Eve explains who inspired her to become a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/18/2020

información sobre un proceso que está ocurriendo ahora hasta el 5 de junio. Este proceso es sobre la Revisión de datos en preparación para el proceso de ajustar los límites de las escuelas primarias que se llevará a cabo este otoño, 2020. Más información está disponible en www.apsva.us/engage/data-review-for-fall-2020-boundary-process/

05/15/2020
APS Highlights Grab-and-Go Meal Safety

Since the closing of schools in March, APS food services workers and staff volunteers have devoted over 2,000 hours to make and distribute free meals to families. APS has served close to 150,000 meals and operates nine meal distribution sites, which are strategically located within one mile of nearly 98% of our families with students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. We want to let our families know that our sites are safe and that we take every precaution for our staff, volunteers and families. Watch this video to learn more about our safety measures and procedures. APS will continue to assess our services to meet the changing needs of the community while following federal and state regulations. As a reminder, families not already enrolled can apply for free & reduced-price meals at any time to receive additional food assistance during the pandemic. https://www.myschoolapps.com/

05/14/2020
Marissa Mulholland - Barrett ES

Congratulations to Marissa Mulholland, Barrett Elementary School Teacher of the Year! She is an exceptional teacher who has a vast array of skills in working with children, families and staff in meeting the needs of students in her classroom. Her instruction is highly engaging, and her Pre-K students consistently demonstrate high growth in all developmental areas. In this video clip, Marissa lends advice to new teachers.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/13/2020
Kristy Bergmann - Key ES

Great job to Kristy Bergmann, Key Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Kristy is a PE teacher who believes that all children are unique and possess their own talents and skills. She builds on those talents and strengths so that all students grow and are successful. Listen as Kristy explains her proudest moment as a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/12/2020
Dora Sue Black - Drew ES

Kudos to Dora Sue Black, Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School Teacher of the Year. As a librarian, Dora nurtures the love of reading among students who might otherwise visit the library once a week. She has been with APS for more than 30 years and in that time has positively influenced the lives of countless students by making education an adventure. In this video clip Dora explains why she loves being a teacher.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/11/2020
Kenneth Campbell - Swanson MS

Warmest Congratulations on your achievement as Swanson Teacher of the Year, Kenneth Campbell! Kenneth is an 8th grade World Geography teacher. He says that "World Geography stands at a unique crossroads of Science, English, Math and History, and serves as an introduction to a wealth of other fields of study to which many students would not otherwise be introduced until college." In this video clip, he explains what it means to represent Swanson as Teacher of the Year.
#APSCelebrationofExcellence

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05/11/2020

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#ThankAPSTeachers Mari and Suzanne Mott thank Wakefield High School Teachers Tran, Jalloh, Hogan, Fitzgerald, Vincent, Madden, Haley and Carruthers! The DREAM TEAM!
Great conversation on WERA 96.7 FM with Yorktown HS teacher Carol Cadby on voicing curiosity.
I am confused and angry as to why our kids will not be introduced to new material for 13 weeks of school, starting from March 16. Please explain how it is possible for so many other schools systems to have started distance/e-learning weeks ago and it took APS four weeks to come to this decision? How can anyone think it is a viable option to not only miss months of learning in one grade, but then move to the next and plan on “making it up” - time is time? I understand the need for equity, but I’m interested as to how APS came to the conclusion that somehow this course of action is equitable. Is the concern available technology/access to the internet? If so, how could that assumption be made if a survey was not utilized regarding resources? I understand that this situation is difficult for all, but do you realize the additional burden you placed on parents (also working from home to earn a paycheck) to fill the gap in the absence of a logical educational progression? As a taxpayer, parent, and active member of the community, further explanation regarding this decision should be made public as soon as possible.
Please visit this site if you are in need or you know a family in need of groceries. There is also a distribution service for the elderly and disabled
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Close the damn schools so children and teachers can stay safe. Every other district is already closing Fairfax close last night why can’t Arlington public schools make the same decision to keep us all safe. Nobody has time to wait for the electronic school or electronics schoolwork to be in place get it together and
You're putting everyone's safety and health at risk. At this point, no one cares or is interested in your policies or who you're "working closely with to monitor this situation." We want our children and our teachers safe. Its ridiculous to even think that at this point-at the height of this virus that APS has made no attempt to cancel classes going forward. Even Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania have canceled, you are closer to this thing than they are. Get it together APS. Because if someone dies, then what? Your thoughts and prayers?...
My 9 year old son was reading an article yesterday suggested by his teacher for a research project and saw a side headline pop up saying 68 million will get virus and 480k will die. We talk about things at home, but would never say to him 480k people are going to die. Thanks for terrifying him! School needs to be closed. Dc is closed, fairfax is closed.
What are you waiting for to close schools? Maryland and DC shut down. Arlington is always last and often makes the wrong decision. Get it right. Why are you waiting until a problem arises. This is unconscionable.
Our company has asked everyone to work remotely until April 2020. Yet, Arlington schools remain open, which makes our whole family vulnerable because our son has to continue to go to school and be exposed to the virus. If corporations are taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, why are Arlington Public Schools taking a risk of students possibly getting sick? Please reassess and do what is right!!!
When are you going to close the schools already??? Other states without confirmed cases are already starting.