Community Engagement Opportunities – Jan/Feb 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

Join Arlington County and the nation tonight at 5:30p.m. in honoring the lives we have lost to COVID-19 by placing a lighted candle at a window.

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

This week:

W. Jan. 20    Inauguration Day holiday (APS closed)

Th. Jan. 21   School Board Meeting: Recognition of the Dr. MLK, Jr. Contest award winners, and the APS Posse Scholars. 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: 

M. Jan. 25    Kindergarten Information Night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners
7 – 8:00 p.m. Watch the event live on Livestream

Next month:

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.

Tu. Feb. 9   School Board Work Session on Capital Improvement Planning/Secondary Boundaries.
6:00 p.m.    Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

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.

The School Board is Accepting Applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council (BAC)
The Arlington School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process. The School Board is currently accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (formerly Advisory Council on Instruction) and Budget Advisory Council. Information and applications can be found on the APS website.

Arlington Community events:

Tu. Jan. 19   Sesión Informativa sobre cómo pagar la matrícula de la universidad siendo un estudiante con retos debido a su estatus migratorio/DACA/TPS.
7 – 8:00 p.m.  Register here.

Th. Jan. 21    Learning Outside the Classroom, presented by the Arlington Living Schoolyard Initiative with support of APCYF and other organizations.
7 – 8:30 p.m.    Register here.

F. Jan. 22       Informational session on how to afford college as a student who faces challenges due to immigrant status/ DACA/TPS.
11-11:45 a.m. Register here.

W. Jan. 27     Food & Justice in Virginia, hosted by UVA Lifetime Learner.
2 – 3:15 p.m.  Register for Free online event here.

Know an exemplary leader under 40? 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.

– Arlington Office of Emergency Management announces its first Arlington CERT Basic Training in Spanish starting Feb 10. Must be 18 years of age or older to join.

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

We hope you are off to a great start to 2021!

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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