Fall 2018 Elementary School Boundary Process

APS enrollment is growing! To ensure that all students can learn and thrive in safe, healthy and supportive learning environments, APS is opening new elementary schools and adjusting boundaries to take effect in September 2019. We are excited to open the new Alice W. Fleet Elementary School and Drew Model School as a new neighborhood school, and to welcome the Montessori program at Patrick Henry Elementary School.

As APS works to use all our facilities to best effect, some schools have experienced over capacity, leading to the need for new schools and new attendance zones.The Fall 2018 Elementary School Boundary Process will help balance enrollment across several elementary schools, with new boundaries taking effect for the 2019-20 school year.

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Schools Involved:

This webpage offers an overview of this boundary process, the schools involved, a timeline, and resources to keep you informed and engaged.There are several opportunities to provide your input throughout this process – please see the timeline below for staff open office hours sessions, community meetings, questionnaire, and email.This page will be updated regularly with additional materials such as maps, podcast episodes, community input and more.


Fall 2018 Elementary School Boundary Process:

Timeline

August 28—School Board Work Session, 7 p.m.: Attend and observe in-person (not open for public comment) at Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd., 22204) or watch live online

September 26—“Getting Started” Community Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m.: Come review initial boundary scenario as staff make a presentation and gather input at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204); simultaneous interpretation available. Watch presentation live online.

Sept. 26–Oct. 10 (closes at Noon)—Elementary School Boundary Community Questionnaire: Stakeholders are invited to share their input on the initial boundary scenario using an online questionnaire at www.apsva.us/engage.

October 3—Staff Open Office Hours, 7-8:30 p.m.: Share your questions with staff in English and Spanish at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204)

October 17—“What We Heard” Community Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m.: Come review boundary scenario and hear about community input gathered at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204); simultaneous interpretation available. Watch presentation live online.

November 8—School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., at Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd., 22204): Staff will present an Information Item on elementary boundaries. Attend in-person, sign up to speak or watch live online.

November 27 (tentative date)—School Board Public Hearing, 7 p.m., at Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd., 22204): Attend in-person, share your input on elementary school boundaries, or watch live online.

December 6—School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., at Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd., 22204): The School Board will vote on elementary school boundaries that will take effect Sept. 2019. Attend in-person, sign up to speak or watch live online.

January 28, 2019 (Snow Date Feb. 4)—Kindergarten Information Night, 7 p.m., at Washington-Lee High School: Families will be able to confirm their attendance zone for the 2019-20 school year. Attend in-person or watch live online (link available closer to event date).

Previous Events

August 7—Open Office Hours, 7-8:30 p.m.: Share your questions with staff in English and Spanish at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204)


Resources:


Spring 2018 Elementary School Plan Initiative

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Podcasts

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School Ambassadors

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