Community Engagement Opportunities – Oct/Nov 2020

Dear Friends of APS:

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather days.
See below for information about the ongoing elementary school boundary process, school year calendar survey, budget work sessions, instructional pathway programs, and more.

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

Last call – TODAY: Tu. Oct. 20   Community Questionnaire on Elementary School Boundary Process closes tonight at 11:59 p.m.                       Additional voicemail line for input in Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian: 703-228-6310.

Tu. Oct. 20     Virtual Staff Office Hours for Elementary School Boundary Process in English & Spanish
7 – 8:00 p.m.   Join the Microsoft Teams Live Event

Oct. 19-30   The APS Calendar survey for the 2021-2022 School Year is live. A final calendar proposal will go to the School Board for information on Nov. 17, and for approval on Dec. 3, 2020. Visit Engage for more information.

W. Oct. 21   Joint School Board/County Board Budget Work Session
5:00 p.m.     Watch streaming live in HD on Arlington TV’s Youtube channel or broadcast on TV on Comcast Xfinity 25 or 1085 (HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40.

Th. Oct. 22   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Information on FY 2022 Budget Direction.
7:00 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Tu. Oct. 27   School Board Work Session on Instructional Program Pathways (IPP)
6:00 p.m.     Watch School Board Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Oct. 29   School Board Work Session on Elementary School Boundary Process
6:30 p.m.     Watch School Board Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Nov. 5   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Staff presents Elementary School Boundary proposal. 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)
12 – 1: p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonPublicSchools

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

Th. Nov. 17  School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Information on 2022 School Year Calendar.
7:00 p.m.Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Seeking volunteers: The School Board seeks volunteers to serve on the APS and School Resource Officers Work Group, including students; parents; staff; advisory council members; community members; and the Arlington County Police. Applications accepted through Nov. 9.

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

Due Nov. 6.   The Arlington Historical Society challenges K-4 students to create virtual exhibits about Arlington County. Directions, in English & Spanish, can be found here.

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

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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