Community Engagement Opportunities – Nov 2020

Dear Friends of APS:

Lots happening at APS. Based on updated guidance and the latest health metrics, APS is proceeding with Return-to-School Level 1 beginning on November 4, providing in-person learning support to 236 students with disabilities. The Superintendent has made the decision to pause Level 2 return, which was projected to begin on November 12, because we continue to see an increase in the COVID-19 case incidence rate in our area.

More updates below.

Last call:  The School Board seeks volunteers to serve on the APS and School Resource Officers Work Group. Applications accepted thru Nov. 9.

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

This week:
Th. Nov. 5   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Superintendent presents Elementary School Boundary recommendation. Action on SY 2022 Budget Direction.
7:00 p.m.    Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Fri. Nov. 6   Facebook Live videos on Elementary School Boundary Process (English and Spanish)                    https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonPublicSchools

Next week:
Tu. Nov. 10   School Board Work Session on Budget Status Update / Capital Improvement PlanFramework
6:30 p.m.      Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Nov. 12  School Board Work Session on Elementary School Boundaries – NEW
6:00 p.m.     Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This month:
Tu. Nov. 17  School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Information on School Year 2020-21 Calendar proposal and on Barcroft Elementary Calendar Alignment proposal.
7:00 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:
Tu. Dec. 1   School Board Work Session on Special Education
5:15 p.m.    Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Tu. Dec. 1   Public Hearing on Elementary School Boundaries
7:30 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Dec. 3   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Action on Elementary School Boundaries. Action on School Year 2020-21 Calendar and on Barcroft Elementary Calendar Alignment.
7:00 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events:
Arlington launches new effort to address racial equity and disparities called Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE)Sign up here for small interactive virtual conversations.

Tu. Nov. 10    Post-Election Women Leaders Forum: From the Ballot Box to the Boardroom, hosted by Arlington County Government Network for Women Leaders
6 – 7:00 p.m.  Register here. Free online event.

Tu. Nov. 17   The Digital Divide: How COVID-19 Exposed Disparities in Communities (And What We Can Do)
Noon             Register for Zoom webinar featuring Aneesh Chopra, APS Asst. Superintendent Rajesh Adusumilli, and others

Arlington Community Resources:
– 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.

Thank you for your valuable support of Arlington Public Schools.

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