Community Engagement Opportunities – February 2022

Dear Friends of APS:

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month. This year, we’re highlighting one of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods, Halls Hill, with a four-part video series. We also recognize our amazing school counselors this week, and our School Board Members and Clerk.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

This Week
Th. Feb. 10       School Board Work Session on Annual Update, summarizing strategies to manage enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

This Month
Th. Feb. 17       School Board Meeting: Recognition of Black History Month and MLK Jr. Contest Winners. FY 2022 Mid-Year Fiscal Monitoring Report. Consent on revisions to School Board Policies on Advisory Committees, School Health Advisory Board, Student Advisory Board, Advanced Classes. Action on changes to the Virtual Learning Program. Information on School Board Policies on school rules and reporting serious incidents.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Feb. 24       School Board Meeting: Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023 Budget presentation, followed by Budget Work Session #1
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Feb. 24       Budget Work Session #1 following the School Board meeting
TBD                 Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Next Month
Tu. Mar. 8         Budget Work Session #2
5 – 7:30 p.m.    Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Mar. 10       School Board Meeting: Recognition of Arts in the Schools Month. Action on changes to the Dual Language Immersion Model
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:
On Feb. 3, Arlington County, in partnership with Curative, opened another COVID-19 testing kiosk at Sequoia Plaza (2100 S. Washington Blvd, behind the Stambaugh Human Services Bldg.) Appointments are encouraged and can be made at curative.com.

Arlington County offers free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5–11 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. COVID-19 Information Line 703-228-7999.

Th. Feb. 10       Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface: Building Self-Healing Communities, hosted by Arlington DHS.
2 – 4:00 p.m.    Zoom. Click here to register for free.

Th. Feb. 10       La Sopa de la Abuela: ¿Por qué hay tantas pruebas? Una Telenovela sobre Educación Especial. Cinco talleres educativos del 27 ene al 24 feb.
7-8:30 p.m.       Más información aquí

Fri. Feb. 11       Home for the Heart Virtual Breakfast, hosted by Path Forward (formerly A-SPAN)
9 – 9:40 a.m.      Register here.

W. Feb. 16       Virtual Summer Activities Fair launch, featuring summer programs for students to support their enrichment over the summer months.
6:00 p.m.          Virtual event. Website goes live on 2/16.

Th. Feb. 17       Arlington County Marcus Alert Virtual Town Hall, to ensure emergency response to crises includes behavioral health in collaboration with first responders
6:30-8:30 p.m.   Register here for teams event

Sat. Feb. 26       Mason Jazz Festival, an invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. Performances are free and open to the public. Masks required indoors.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  George Mason University, Harris Theatre, Fairfax campus. More info here.

Note:
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Visit www.apsva.us/Engage to learn more about engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS