The School Board voted on December 6, 2018 to adopt the Recommended Boundary Map 6-1A effective September, 2019, after a boundary adjustment process that involved Abingdon, Barcroft, Drew, Henry (Fleet), Hoffman-Boston, Long Branch, Oakridge and Randolph. The approved School Board motions on boundary changes and grandfathering are available below. Thank you to the community for participating in this process. We look forward to working with our staff and families in making the school transition a positive experience for all students.
Families of students who live in the 24 planning units reassigned to another elementary school for the 2019-20 school year were notified by U.S. mail in January, 2019. Letters included information on how the boundary changes impacts them, including: families eligible for grandfathering, families with connection to Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall and the child development center, students who attend immersion schools, those moving to a new school, or remaining at their current school.
Grandfathering letters and forms have been mailed to eligible students. The deadlines to return the forms to families’ current school’s registrar extended through January 29, 2019.
We are working closely with school principals to plan a smooth transition and to ensure that all students and families feel welcome at their schools. Student visits are being planned in early Spring 2019 for those whose planning units were reassigned, and will include school tours and the opportunity to meet the teachers, staff and students. Additional topics related to these boundary changes will be addressed in the APS Annual Update provided to the School Board in January, prior to Kindergarten Information Night on January 28, 2019. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundary Change School Board Motion – December 6, 2018
Applying the School Board Boundary Policy Considerations, the Superintendent and staff, with community input, have developed elementary school attendance zone boundaries that:
- Create new attendance zones for Drew Model and Alice West Fleet
- Expand the attendance zone for Hoffman‐Boston to provide capacity relief for Oakridge and Long Branch
- Maintain the current attendance zone boundary for Randolph, which is fully walkable.
It is likely that all elementary schools, division‐wide, will be included in the 2020 attendance zone boundary change process.
I move that the School Board approve Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundary Recommendation #6‐1A.
This recommendation will move the following planning units to new elementary school attendance zones:
- 38050 from Abingdon to Drew
- 37041 and 37042 from Barcroft to Fleet
- 46010, 46011, 46130, 46131, 46132, and 46133 from Henry to Drew
- 46111 from Henry to Hoffman‐Boston
- 38100, 38110, and 48220 from Hoffman‐Boston to Drew
- 46900, 46910, and 48990 from Long Branch to Fleet
- 48180 from Long Branch to Hoffman‐Boston
- 48070, 48090, 48110, 48120, 48121, 48270 and 49260 from Oakridge to Hoffman‐Boston Elementary School Attendance Zone
These elementary attendance zone boundary changes will apply in September 2019 to current 2018-19 students in grades K through 4 and to students residing in the new attendance zones for Abingdon, Barcroft, Drew, Fleet, Hoffman-Boston, Long Branch, and Oakridge, and the existing, unchanged attendance zone for Randolph.
In addition, students whose parents are affiliated with Fort Myer will attend Fleet in the 2019‐20 and 2020‐21 school years. This will be revisited during the 2020 attendance zone boundary change process to provide time for a policy review. Parents affiliated with Fort Myer are defined as:
- Active military personnel who reside on the Fort Myer Base, and
- Active military personnel and DoD civilians whose children attend the Cody Child Development Center.
Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundary Change School Board Grandfathering Motion – December 6, 2018
I move that students who reside in planning units that will be moved to different elementary schools, and are in grade 4 today (next year’s 5th graders), and their younger siblings, who will be concurrently enrolled at the same school, may be grandfathered to remain at their original school until the older sibling moves on to middle school for the 2019-20 school year. When the older grandfathered students move on to middle school, their younger siblings will move to the neighborhood school to which the planning unit in which they reside has been reassigned. APS will provide transportation to grandfathered students and their siblings for the 2019-20 school year only.
December 6 School Board Meeting Action Item on Elementary Boundaries:
- Map #6-1A (Superintendent’s Recommendation on Elementary School Boundaries)
- Grandfathering Scenarios
December 4 School Board Work Session on Elementary Boundaries:
- DRAFT – PreK-Gr5 9/30/18 Enrollment with Grandfathering Scenarios – Used for discussion purposes only at School Board Work Session
November 27 School Board Hearing on Elementary Boundaries:
- Map #6-1 (Superintendent Recommendation with Adjustments)
- CORRECTED–School Level Data Table #6 and #6-1 – Posted Nov. 30, 2018, 5 p.m.
November 8 School Board Information Item Resources – The Superintendent’s Recommendation on Elementary School Boundaries:
- Superintendent’s Recommendation on Elementary Boundaries Map
- School-Level Data Table – Proposals #6 (Superintendent’s Proposal)
- School-Level Data Table – Proposals #1, #2, #5, #6 (Superintendent’s Proposal)
- Planning Unit Moves Data Table – Proposal #6 (Superintendent’s Proposal)
October 24 School Board Work Session Resources:
- #1 Getting Started Boundary Proposal Map
- #2 What We Heard Boundary Proposal Map
- Proposal #3 Map
- Proposal #4 Map
- Proposal #5 Map
- School-Level Data Table
October 17 “What We Heard” Community Meeting Resources:
- Livestream (Abingdon/Drew breakout session included)
- What We Heard Boundary Proposal Map (October 18, 2018) Posted on October 18, 2018
- School Level Data Table (Revised October 15, 2018) – Re-Posted 4PM Revised October 2018 (Data Table Re-Posted at 4PM on Oct 17)
- Planning Unit Data Table, Revised October 15, 2018 Excel Revised October 2018 / Accompanying Boundary Policy Consideration Definitions and Additional Table Notes
- Planning Unit Data Table, Revised October 15, 2018 PDF Revised October 2018
October 10 School Board Work Session Resources:
- Presentation (includes enrollment estimates revised October 2018)
- School Level Data Table (PDF) Revised October 2018
- Planning Unit Level Data (PDF) Revised October 2018
- Planning Unit Level Data (Excel) Revised October 2018 / Accompanying Boundary Policy Consideration Definitions and Additional Table Notes
- Elementary 2018 Boundary Process Methodology Revised October 2018
September 26 “Getting Started” Community Meeting Resources:
- Livestream (breakout sessions not recorded)
- Fall 2019 Elementary School Boundary Proposal
- School Level Data Table for Existing and Proposed Boundaries
- Planning Unit Level Data (9/26/2018)
- Illustrative Single Consideration Maps for discussion purposes only
- Elementary 2018 Boundary Process Methodology
Community Engagement Schedule – Handout
Horario de Participación de la Comunidad – Volante
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.
Podcast on Fall 2018 Boundary Process: English Español
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:
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
- School Board Work Session Presentation
- Draft Select Planning Unit Level Enrollment Estimates 2019 to 2021
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 10—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
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.
October 29—Deadline for community input via email@example.com on the boundary proposals.
November 5—The revised boundary proposal will be published online. (www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change)
November 8—School Board Meeting, 6 p.m. (note new start time), 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—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).
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)
- News Release: APS Defines Scope and Timing of Fall 2018 Elementary School Boundary Process
- School Board
- Walk Zone Review (2018)
Spring 2018 Elementary School Plan Initiative
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