Community Engagement Opportunities – Feb/Mar

APS is excited about the updated return-to-school timeline for families that have selected the hybrid/in-person instruction model, encouraged by recent improvements in the health metrics, with case positivity rates and other indicators currently decreasing in Arlington and neighboring communities.More students will begin hybrid/in-person instruction from March 2 and all grade levels by the week of March 16. Superintendent Dr. Duránwill provide more details at the Feb. 18 School Board virtual meeting – details below.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual until further notice)

This week:

Feb. 17-         IPP Community Questionnaireon the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways
Feb. 28          https://www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

W. Feb. 17     Virginia Preschool Initiative(VPI) Virtual Information Session
7 – 8:00 p.m.  https://livestream.com/aetvaps/events/7801434

W. Feb. 17     Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7 – 8:30 p.m.   Visitwww.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

Th. Feb. 18    School Board Virtual Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán provides Return-to-School updates. Information on Naming the New Elementary School at the Key Site.
7:00 p.m. Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next week:

M. Feb. 22       Virtual Open Office Hours for Community to ask questions about PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

W. Feb. 24      Montessori Virtual Information Night for parents interested in learning about the primary and elementary Montessori programs.
7 – 8:00 p.m.    https://livestream.com/aetvaps/events/7801434

W. Feb. 24     Virtual Open Office Hours for Community to ask questions about PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

Th. Feb. 25      School Board Virtual Meeting: Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget & Budget Work Session #1.
7:00 p.m. Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:

Tu. Mar. 2      Public comment deadline for draft School Board Policy G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy, available for public comment on the APS Engage website.

Tu. Mar. 9      School Board Budget Work Session #2
5 – 9:00 p.m.  Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Mar. 11    School Board Meeting: Information on Naming the new elementary school at the Reed Site. Action on Naming the New Elementary School at the Key Site.
7:00 p.m.      Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Tu. Mar. 16    School Board Budget Work Session #3
6 – 8:00 p.m.  Watch School Board meetings live onlineor on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events:

Tu. Feb. 23      How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse, hosted by Arlington Child & Family Services clinical staff.
7 – 8:00 p.m. Register here. (Look for more parent support programs)

W. Feb. 24    Exploring Teen Relationships (for Teens and Parents/Adults in parenting roles)
4:30 p.m.      Teens, register here.
7:00 p.m.      Parents/Adults register here.

Sun. Feb 28   Virtual Black History Month Program hosted by the Arlington Branch NAACP in collaboration with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.
3:00 p.m.      Register here.

F. Mar. 19       Virtual Social Services Open House hosted by Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
10-11:30 a.m. Register here.

Arlington Community Resources:

– No-cost COVID-19 testing. Sites do not require insurance, ID or a doctor’s referral. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F, 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.
– Freeflu shots. Call Arlington Public Healthat 703-228-1200 for an appointment.
– Arlington County offers food, financial and medicalassistance resources. For food, call 703-228-1300.  -Arlington Office of Emergency Management announces its first Arlington CERT Basic Trainingin Spanish starting Feb 10. Must be 18 years of age or older to join. Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in languages other than English, 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/Engagefor more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.Thank you for all you do. DulceDulce CarrilloCoordinator of Community Engagement | School and Community RelationsFollow me on Twitter @dulceAPS