Community Engagement Opportunities – October 2020

Dear Friends of APS:

APS is hard at work planning for a phased hybrid in-person return to the classroom as soon as it is safe to do so, depending on COVID-19 metrics. At the same time, a Fall Elementary School Boundary Process is underway to fill two new elementary schools opening in Fall 2021 at the Key and Reed sites.

Ways to stay informed or get involved are below.

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

This week:
Oct. 5 – 20    Community Questionnaire on Elementary School Boundary Process. Additional voicemail line for input in Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian: 703-228-6310.

Wed. Oct. 7    Virtual Community Meeting 1 for Elementary School Boundary Process Q&A in English or Spanish.
7 – 8:30 p.m.   Facebook LiveMicrosoft Teams live event, or TV broadcast on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. Oct. 8       School Board MeetingHispanic Heritage Month Student Recognition. Superintendent presents SY 2020-21 Update.
7:00 p.m.       Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Fri. Oct. 9       Facebook Live videos on Elementary Boundary Process (in English and Spanish)
12 – 1:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/apsvirginia

Next week:
Wed. Oct.14*   Virtual Community Meeting 2 for Elementary School Boundary Process. Q&A in English or Spanish.
7 – 8:30 p.m.    Facebook LiveMicrosoft Teams live event, or TV broadcast on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Fri. Oct. 16      Virtual Staff Office Hours for Elementary School Boundary Process in English & Spanish
12 – 1:00 p.m.  Join the Microsoft Teams Live Event

Sat. Oct. 17     Virtual Staff Office Hours for Elementary School Boundary Process in English & Spanish
9 – 10:00 a.m.  Join the Microsoft Teams Live Event

This month:
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

Tu. Oct. 20    Community Questionnaire on Elementary School Boundary Process closes at 11:59 p.m.

W. Oct. 21   Joint School Board/County Board Budget Work Session
5:00 p.m.     Watch School Board Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Oct. 22  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.

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.

Next month:
Th. Nov. 5   School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents School Year 2020-21 Update. Staff presents Elementary School Boundary proposal.
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)

*Date change

Community events:
Reminders: Census 2020:   Data collection operations will continue through October 31. Complete your form today onlineby mail, or by phone at 1-844-330-2020 (en español 1-844-468-2020).

Arlington Community Resources:
– 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 Relations703-228-7655
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
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