Community Engagement Opportunities – April 2021

We hope you are enjoying the arrival of spring. See below opportunities to engage in APS processes. Thank you for helping APS ensure our mission of student success.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

This week:

Tu. Apr. 6            School Board Budget Work Session #5. Proposed topics: Discussion with Advisory Committee Chairs (6-7 p.m.), Revenue, Enrollment Updates, Budget Forecast- updated, and School Board proposed changes.
6 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Apr. 8            School Board MeetingSpecial Education update. Action on School Board’s proposed FY 2022 Budget  and the name of the New Elementary School at the Reed Site.
7:00 p.m.            (Limited in-person) Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next week:

M. Apr. 12          Joint School Board/County Board Budget Work Session
3 – 5:00 p.m.      www.youtube.com/arlingtoncounty/live/

Th. Apr. 15         School Board Work Session #1 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

This month:

Tu. Apr. 20         School Board Work Session #2 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Apr. 22          School Board Meeting (Limited in-person): Information on instructional delivery items.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. Apr. 29          School Board Meeting (Limited in-person): Public Hearing on the School Board’s proposed FY 2022 Budget 
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events: 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. See free sessions and register here.

Sat. Apr. 10         Complete Vaccination Committee Day of Action. We need your help to ensure every Arlingtonian can pre-register to get vaccinated. (Rain Date 4/17)
10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Over 250 people signed up to volunteer — Thank you!

M. Apr. 12          Arlington Teen Summer Expo – Virtual Job Fair
2 – 5:00 p.m.      Register here

M. Apr. 12          COVID Conversation: Connecting with Business Leaders
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

M. Apr. 19          COVID Conversation: Reaching Our Veterans
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

M. Apr. 26          COVID Conversation with Arlington Faith Leaders
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

Due May 1          FREE! Camp Heat for teens 15-18 yrs. old. Arlington County Fire Department is offering a day camp June 21-25 to provide a unique insight into life as a Firefighter/EMT to encourage teens to consider the fire service as a career. Register by May 1. More info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampHeat2021

Now–May 21     Writing contest for students grade 8-12 on the terrorist attack on the Pentagon known as 9/11. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society, in partnership with Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge 42. More information here.

Summer:             The Animal Welfare League of Arlington summer camp information. Scholarships are available for all AWLA camps.Note:To read Community Engagement

Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations