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Monday, January 26, 2015

Emergency Messages

Emergency Announcements

  • Mon, Jan. 26: APS After-School and Evening Activities Canceled
    All APS after-school and evening activities are canceled, including extracurricular activities, competitions, team practices, field trips, adult and community education classes, and APS programs or meetings in schools and on school grounds. Extended Day will stay open until 6 p.m. For updates about Pool Operations, go to www.apsva.us/aquatics. For information about Arlington County programs and operations go to www.arlingtonva.us.

    Kindergarten Information Night Rescheduled: Tonight’s Kindergarten Information Night will be held on Mon, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School. If inclement weather occurs again on Feb. 2, the event will be rescheduled for Feb. 4 at the same time and location.
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    Lunes, 26 de enero: Las actividades de APS que toman lugar después del horario escolar y las actividades de la noche están canceladas

    Todas las actividades de las Escuelas Públicas de Arlington que toman lugar después del horario escolar y las actividades de la noche están canceladas. Esto incluye las actividades extracurriculares, competiciones interescolásticas, prácticas de equipos, excursiones, clases de educación para adultos y la comunidad y programas de recreación ofrecidos en las escuelas o propiedad escolar. El programa de guardería Extended Day permanecerá abierto hasta las 6:00 de la tarde. Para actualizaciones sobre operaciones de las piscinas, visite www.apsva.us/aquatics. Para obtener información sobre los programas y las operaciones del Condado de Arlington, visite www.arlingtonva.us

    Noche de Información de Kindergarten Reprogramada: La Noche de información de Kindergarten programada para esta noche se llevará a cabo el lunes, 2 de febrero, a las 7 p.m. en la escuela secundaria Washington-Lee. Si las inclemencias del tiempo ocurren de nuevo el 2 de febrero, el evento será reprogramado para el 4 de febrero al mismo tiempo y lugar.
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In case of snow, ice, or other unusual conditions such as power outages and excessive heat, school officials may decide to close school, delay school opening, or send students home early. News about these decisions is communicated as soon as the decision is made in these ways:
  • Posted here and on the home page.
  • Sent by e-mail to APS School Talk subscribers who elect to receive emergency announcements.
  • Recorded on the telephone hot line, 703-228-4277, in English and in Spanish.
  • Posted on the Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41 School-Community Bulletin Board.
  • Called in to local radio stations.
  • Called in to television stations: Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 8 and Channel 9.

Read the letter from the Superintendent and Arlington County about snow emergencies  |  Español

Here is what happens in each situation when the school schedule changes:
Schools Closed- All school buildings are closed. The decision is usually announced by 6 a.m. on all information outlets. Extended Day and Check-in are also closed. All school activities are canceled unless otherwise announced. Administrative offices usually remain open.
Delayed Opening- Schools will open two hours later than usual. The decision is usually announced by 6 a.m. The morning bus route schedule is also delayed by two hours. Field trips are canceled. Breakfast is not served. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late. On any early release day, the early release is canceled and students remain until the regular daily dismissal time.
Early Dismissal- Schools will dismiss two hours early if conditions require. This decision is normally announced by 11:30 a.m. Extended Day will close at 4 p.m. Extracurricular activities, interscholastic contests, team practices, field trips, adult and community education classes, and recreation programs in schools and on school grounds are canceled. If it is Wednesday, elementary students will be released at the usual early release time.
All residents are asked to clear sidewalks as quickly as possible following snow and ice storms. Sidewalks must be clear in order for students to walk to school and to bus stops safely.

Resources

 
Bullet Arlington Alert System
Bullet Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Closing Policy -- specifies when DPR programs and activities will be canceled, delayed or postponed depending on the actions of the County Government and Arlington County Public Schools
 
 
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