Community Engagement Opportunities – Oct 2022

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Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Th. Sep. 22       School Board Meeting: Human Resources Update; Information on the School Board Budget Direction
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Oct. 11       School Board Work Session on the Student Climate, Culture, and Responses to Student Behavior
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Oct. 13       School Board MeetingHispanic Heritage Month Recognition; Student Climate and Culture Report; Information on the Arlington Career Center Project Proposed Schematic Design; Action on the School Board Budget Direction
7:00 p.m.           Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Oct. 18       School Board Work Session on Early Childhood
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Wed. Oct. 19    APS Family Support Night for the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP)
7 – 8:00 p.m.     Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr. 22203

Wed. Oct. 26    APS Family Support Night for the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP)
6 – 8:00 p.m.     Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 22204

Th. Oct. 27       School Board MeetingMathematics Report; Action on the Arlington Career Center Project Proposed Schematic Design
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:

Sat. Sept. 24     Family Fun Day & Halls Hill Walking Tour, celebrating 85th anniversary of the John M Langston Civic Association
12 – 6:00 p.m.  High View Park Playground, 1945 N. Dinwiddie St.

Sat. Sept. 24     Festival Comunitario de la Herencia Hispana, hosted by the Arlington County Police Department & ASHPA
2 – 6:00 p.m.    Tyrol Hill Park, 5101 7th Rd. S 22204

Wed. Sept. 28  Until Help Arrives Course: TECC Active Bystander Training (4 Hours) – FREE
8 am or 1 p.m.  Register here by 9/25 for AM course or PM course

Wed. Sept. 28   A Virtual Conversation on Hope, Healing, and Recovery with Kevin Hines in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness and Recovery Month.
6 – 7:30 p.m.    Register today to join this free event.

Wed. Sept. 28   Community Conversations on the Equity Profile Dashboard, Understanding APS data regarding student opportunity, access, & achievement
7:00 p.m.          RSVP here. (Also, Oct 19 & Nov 16)

Th, Sept. 29      “Rebooting the Classics” features award-winning author Marlon James (Sept. 29) and George Saunders (Oct. 20).
7:00 p.m.           RSVP here. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 22201

Mon. Oct. 17    Arlington County Candidate Forum hosted by the NAACP Arlington Branch
7:30-9 p.m.        Register here.

SAVE-THE-DATE:
Th. Nov. 10      2022 Spirit of Community Luncheon, hosted by the Arlington Community Foundation
12:00 p.m.         Register today. The Westin Arlington Gateway

School Board Now Accepting Applications for Advisory Councils for the 2022-23 School Year
The School Board Advisory Councils and Committees provide input and feedback on the instructional and support programs, facilities, and operations of the Arlington Public Schools. The School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process on operations, teaching and learning, and student support. Click here for more information.

Missing Middle Information Sessions
ICYMI: The Arlington County Board held its first information session on Missing Middle Housing covering housing development and economics. Watch it on YouTube here. The next information sessions will be held virtually on Wed., Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. (History and Future of Zoning and Housing Policy) and Wed., Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. (Planning for Growth). Submit your questions in advance at this link – scroll down and click the gray tab labeled “Information Sessions.

Broadband eCheckup
How does your broadband internet measure up? Share your input on the Digital Equity Broadband Study eCheckup as a resident or as a business to help the County better understand the community’s internet access and use, now through September 30.

Arlington County/Curative COVID-19 testing kiosk at Sequoia Plaza (2100 S. Washington Blvd, behind Human Services Bldg.) Appointments are encouraged 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.

Visit School Board calendar and Arlington County’s Engage calendar to learn more about engagement opportunities.

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Visit School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar  to learn more about engagement opportunities.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
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