Community Engagement Opportunities – March 2022

Dear Friends of APS:
Over the past week, we received questions about how schools are helping students process news about Ukraine. We have staff and students with family or cultural ties to Ukraine and Russia, and many U.S. military-connected families and our focus is on supporting and maintaining safe spaces for all. To help students better understand this event, we provided age-appropriate resources for teachers and parents to use as a guide.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

This Week
Th. Mar. 10     School Board Meeting: Action on changes to the Dual Language Immersion Model and on the Fall 2022 Elementary Boundary Process Update
7:00 p.m.         Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Next Week
Tu. Mar. 15     Budget Work Session #3 – Enrollment Projections, Students’ social-emotional and academic needs, Literacy & Math
6:30–8:30 pm Watch Work Sessions Live here.

This Month
Tu. Mar. 22     Budget Work Session #4 – Revenue and Enrollment Updates, Strategic Plan goals, Operational efficiency
6:30– 8:30 pm Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Mar. 24     School Board Meeting: Recognition of Arts in the Schools Month. Security Update & Special Education Update and Annual Plan.
7:00 p.m.         Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Mar. 31       School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023 Budget
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:
Arlington County/Curative 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.

Last call:            Apply for a scholarship from the NAACP Arlington Branch Scholarship Program by Mar. 10

Tonight, 3/9      Challenges to Making Arlington More Economically Inclusive, panel hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:00 p.m.    Register here.

Now-Mar 15    County Manager is seeking community input on Arlington’s 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Share your thoughts: How Should Arlington Invest in Major Infrastructure for the Future?

Wed, Mar. 23   APS Unveiling of Women’s Suffrage Marker honoring Mary M. Lockwood, in celebration of Women’s History Month
10 a.m.           Please click here by Fri, Mar. 18 to RSVP.

Now-Mar 28    2022 STEM Fellowship Application for APS Teachers! Apply to receive up to $4,000 stipend for summer fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math from the Arlington Community Foundation.

Now-Apr 15     FREE annual tax preparation for low-income and elderly persons, provided by ECDC Enterprise Development Group
By appt.            901 S. Highland St. 22204 (M-Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Call 703.685.0520, ext. 240 or email NTeferra@edgus.org.

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