Community Engagement Opportunities -Nov/Dec

Dear Friends of APS:
This week APS opened instructional learning support to a limited number of students with the highest need.
We continue to monitor health metrics and hope to begin Level 2 return for PreK-5th grade students in January.
We thank Arlington voters for a 79.3% approval rate of $52.65 million in School Bonds. We could not educate Arlington youth without your valuable support.

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

Tu. Nov. 17   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Information on School Year 2021-22 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 2021-22 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.

Th. Dec. 17   School Board Meeting: 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.

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

Tu. Nov. 17    The Digital Divide: How COVID-19 Exposed Disparities in Communities (And What We Can Do)
12-1:30 p.m.   Register for Zoom webinar w/ Aneesh Chopra, Assistant Superintendent Rajesh Adusumilli & others

Nov. 17-18      11th Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit, hosted by VACOLAO
9am-1:15pm   Virtual event. Register here.

W. Nov. 18     The Efficacy of Restorative Justice discussion with expert panelists Andy Shallal & Charles Chavis.
6:00 p.m.        Register Here.

W. Nov. 18    The Future of Policing in Arington, hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:15 p.m.  Webinar registration here.

Th. Nov. 19    Faces of Change Speaker Series: Immigration Reform under a Biden Administration, presented by Ayuda.
7:00 p.m.        Click Here to Join

M. Nov. 23     Virtual “Bedtime Story” hosted by Arlington County Fire Department crews
7:30-8 p.m.    Email firepio@arlingtonva.us for Teams event link

Th. Dec. 10   Local Women Suffragists, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society
7:00 p.m.       Virtual program

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is offering Virtual Tours Mon – Thu by appointment. Email korth@awla.org for more information. Sign up for a workshop here.

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.
SCAN of Northern Virginia shares Covid-19 resources for families.

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