Community Engagement Opportunities – January 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

Welcome to 2021! We wish you and your loved ones a great new year.

The School Board is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council. Details below.

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

This week:

Th. Jan. 7    School Board Meeting: Welcome new School Board members Cristina Díaz-Torres and David Priddy. Superintendent 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:

W. Jan. 13   The APS-School Resource Officer (SRO) Work Group invites you to a community engagement session to review APS-SRO operations.
6:00 p.m.     Virtual event

Th. Jan. 14   School Board Work Session on the Career Center After Action
6:30 p.m.      Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This month:

Th. Jan. 21   School Board Meeting: 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.

M. Jan. 25    Kindergarten Information Night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners
7 – 8:00 p.m. Virtual event

Tu. Jan. 26   School Board Work Session CANCELED

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.

The School Board is Accepting Applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (Formerly Advisory Council on Instruction) 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. That’s why the school system has established a network of volunteer advisory committees, each one focusing on a specific subject or topic area from instruction to construction. The School Board is currently accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council. Information and applications can be found on the APS website.

Arlington Community events:

Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE) Pop-Ups. Contact cpors@arlingtonva.us or 571-523-6195 to help staff pop-ups and/or participate in small interactive conversations.

Mon. Jan. 18    MLK Day of Service: Building the Beloved Community, hosted by Volunteer Arlington.
9:30 am-noon   Register here.

Arlington Community Resources:

– Free COVID test: Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.) No doctor’s referral required. 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 wish you a safe and healthy New Year!

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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