Community Engagement Opportunities – February 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

This week, nearly 200 Career & Technical Education (CTE) students enrolled in select courses at the Arlington Career Center will return for hybrid/in-person learning. We are glad to have many teachers and staff back in our buildings last week and this week to continue preparations for more students to return. Superintendent Durán’s weekly updates explain how APS is determining and preparing for additional students to return to in-person learning.

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

This week:
Th. Feb. 4     School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán presents School Year 2020-21 Update.
7:00 p.m.      Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next week:
Tu. Feb. 9     School Board Work Session CANCELED.

Th. Feb. 11    IPP Community Questionnaire launch and Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

This month:
Feb. 15 & March 2—Public Comments Due on Draft School Board PoliciesTwo draft policies in the APS review process are available for public comment on the APS Engage website. Comments can be provided on the draft M-15 Aquatics Facilities and Program policy through Feb. 15 and on the draft G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy by March 2.

W. Feb. 17     Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways(IPP) (same presentation as Feb 11)
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

Th. Feb. 18   School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán presents School Year 2020-21 Update.
7:00 p.m.      Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Feb. 25    School Board 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.

Arlington Community events: 

Tonight:
Tu. Feb. 2      Talking with Kids about Race and Discrimination, led by APS School Psychologists (PreK through high school)
6:30 – 8 p.m.  Register here.

Due. Feb. 5   Celebrating Extraordinary Teens. Do you know an amazing teen? Arlington Magazine is looking for candidates who excel in academics, extracurriculars and service, as well as individuals who have overcome significant life obstacles. Candidate must be a high school senior. Nominate a teen here by Feb. 5.

Tu. Feb. 9     NOVA Night: Interested in learning more about Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and/or dual enrollment?
7 – 9 p.m.      Register here or visit www.apsva.us/prc-events.

W. Feb. 10     Virus & Vaccine: What’s the Way Forward in Arlington? hosted by Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:00 p.m.  Register here for Zoom webinar

Th. Feb. 11    Monuments, Memory, and History, a virtual discussion about Confederacy generals memorialized and name change proposals, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Register before Feb. 10, by clicking here.

Last call for 40 under 40 leader! Leadership Center for Excellence is looking for 40 young leaders to recognize at the 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 celebration. Applicants must be born before March 26, 1981. Applications due Feb. 8.

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.

– Free flu shots. Call Arlington Public Health at 703-228-1200 for an appointment.

– Arlington County offers food, financial and medical assistance resources. For food, call 703-228-1300.

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

We hope you are enjoying the first snow of the season!

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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