Community Engagement Opportunities

Community Engagement Opportunities – Oct/Nov 2021

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Th. Oct 21       Virtual Fall 2021 Boundary Process Community Engagement Meeting #4. The boundary process is limited to Abingdon, Gunston, and Wakefield for the 2022-23 school year. The School Board will act on the Superintendent’s Proposal on Dec. 2, 2021.
7:00 p.m. 7:45 p.m. –Middle/High School Proposal and 7:45-8:30 p.m.- Elementary Proposal       Links to Virtual Community Events and Recordings

M. Oct. 25        Middle School Virtual Information Night for families of students entering middle school in the fall of 2022.
7:00 p.m.          Watch Livestream here.

Th. Oct. 28       School Board Meeting: Operational Efficiencies Update; Action on School Board Direction on Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Now-Oct.29    APS seeks family & staff input on the 2022-23 School Year Draft Calendars. There are two options (School Calendar Option 1 and Option 2) with the main difference being the start and end dates. Complete the survey by Fri, Oct. 29. Your input will help shape the final calendar proposal to the School Board in early November. Take the survey and view details online.

Next month:

M. Nov. 1         High School Virtual Information Night for families of students entering high school in the fall of 2022
7:00 p.m.          Watch Livestream

W. Nov. 3        School Board Work Session on Proposed Boundary Adjustments and Immersion Feeders for SY 2022-23
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Tu. Nov. 9        School Board Work Session #1 with Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Tu. Nov. 16      School Board Meeting: Tech Ed/Arlington Tech/Internships Update; Information on School Board Legislative Package; Annual Summer School Report, Boundary Adjustments & Immersion Feeders
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Nov. 30      School Board Public Hearing on Boundary Adjustments & Immersion Feeders for School Year 2022-23
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+. (Appointments are required for boosters.) Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Sat. Oct. 23      Live-In Arlington Info-Fair. Get free live seminars and information about housing and health, hosted by Arlington County Government.
11am-4pm        Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.

M. Oct. 25        Safety Net Arlington Virtual Panel Discussion highlights 21 non-profits, hosted by the Arlington Community Foundation
2 – 3:15 p.m.    Click here to register.

Sat. Oct. 30      Trunk or Treat event for the whole family. Grab your costume & bring youth trick or treaters ages 2-17. Hosted by Arlington’s Department of Parks & Recreation.
3 – 5:00 p.m.    Click here to register. Quincy Parking Deck

Th. Nov. 18      28th annual Spirit of Community Award, a virtual celebration of Arlington, hosted by the Arlington Community Foundation.
12:00 p.m.        Virtual. Register here.

Now – Jan. 8     Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs that celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found in Arlington’s 22204 neighborhood.Library of Virginia Exhibition Gallery, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219

Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.
Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

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

Community Engagement Opportunities – Oct 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In addition, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated across the county each year from Sep. 15 to Oct. 15.

APS is currently reviewing our school division’s relationship and operations with School Resource Officers (SROs), including the review and monitoring of the APS Memorandum of Understanding with Arlington County Police Department (ACPD). You are invited to provide input on the future of this relationship by completing the questionnaire (links below) by Oct. 20.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Now-Oct.20    Complete the community questionnaire to provide feedback on APS & ACPD School Resource Officers by Oct. 20: English | Spanish

Th. Oct. 14       School Board Meeting: Recognition of exemplary Latinx students for Hispanic Heritage Month; Virtual Learning Program Update; Action on FY 2023 School Board Budget Direction; Information on School Board Direction on Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Sat. Oct. 16      Reencuentro: Latinos in Arlington celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsored by Arlington County Centennial Committee
2 – 5:00 p.m.     Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 22201 (Register here)

Tu. Oct. 19       School Board Work Session on Homework and Communication of Student Progress
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

M. Oct. 25        Middle School Information Night for families of students entering middle school in the fall of 2022
7:00 p.m.          Virtual

Th. Oct. 28       School Board Meeting: Operational Efficiencies Update; Action on School Board Direction on Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023-32 Capital Improvement Plan
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

M. Nov. 1         High School Information Night for families of students entering high school in the fall of 2022
7:00 p.m.          Virtual

W. Nov. 3        School Board Work Session on Proposed Boundary Adjustments and Immersion Feeders for SY 2022-23
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Oct. 7 – 9          18th Annual Education Summit hosted by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents(ALAS)
All day              Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC. Buy tickets here.

Th. Oct. 14       The Syphax Family of Virginia and D.C., hosted by the Arlington Historical Society
7-8:30 p.m.       Marymount University, Reinsch Library Auditorium, 2807 N. Glebe Rd.

Now – Jan. 8     Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs that celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found in Arlington’s 22204 neighborhood.
Library of Virginia Exhibition Gallery, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22204
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS

Community Engagement Opportunities – Sep/Oct 2021

Dear Friends of APS:
We hope the start of autumn is going well for you. As we continue into the fall, APS is working to evaluate and meet individual student needs – academically, socially and emotionally.
Thank you for your continuous support.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Th. Sep. 30       School Board Meeting: Update on Mathematics; Information on Internal Audit Annual Plan & FY 2023 Budget Direction.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Oct. 5         School Board Work Session on Boundary and Immersion Feeder Adjustments
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Oct. 14       School Board Meeting: Recognition of exemplary Latinx students during Hispanic Heritage Month; Action on FY 2023 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. 19       School Board Work Session on Homework and Communication of Student Progress
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only.

Now – Jan. 8     Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs that celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found in Arlington’s 22204 neighborhood.
Library of Virginia Exhibition Gallery, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219

Wed. Oct. 6     Celebrate Home! Benefit event honoring the extraordinary leadership of Nina Janopaul, APAH’s President/CEO for 14 years.
5 – 8:00 p.m.    Buy tickets here. Holiday Inn, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington 22203 (outdoor, tented event)

Sat. Oct. 9        15th annual Soccer Tournament for 12 – 17 year-old girls & boys, hosted by the Arlington Gang Prevention Task Force
10 a.m.-7 p.m.   Pre-Registration required. $9 includes T-shirt & lunch. Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 S. Hayes St. 22202

Sat. Oct. 16      Reencuentro: Latinos in Arlington celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsored by Arlington County Centennial Committee
2 – 5:00 p.m.     Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 22201 (indoor & outdoor)

Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, use the auto-translation feature at the top of this page to select preferred language.
Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Happy start of fall!

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

Community Engagement Opportunities – September 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

On Aug. 30 we welcomed back our K – 12 students and on Aug. 31 our PreK students! Check out Facebook or Twitter for a glimpse into the joy and excitement of the first day of in-person school.

NEW: APS launched a Facebook page in Spanish – check it out, give it a “Like” and share with friends!

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Th. Sep. 9         School Board Meeting: Start of School report; Action on School Board 2021-2022 Priorities.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Sep. 21       School Board Work Session on Planning for the Superintendent’s FY 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Sep. 30       School Board Meeting: Information on Internal Audit Annual Plan & FY 2023 Budget Direction.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:

LAST CALL: Arlington County needs your help to choose a new community logo! From now until September 3, pick your top three choices online. [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/arl-logo]

Arlington County is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only.

Oct. 31-Jan 8    Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs that celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity found in Arlington’s 22204 neighborhood.
Library of Virginia Exhibition Gallery, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219

Fri. Sep. 3         Chief Penn hosts Community Conversation on Future of Policing in Arlington
10am – 12pm   Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway

Tu. Sep. 7         Chief Penn hosts Community Conversation on Future of Policing in Arlington
6:30–8:30 p.m. Charles Drew Community Center (rear cafeteria), 3500 23rd Street S.

Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, use the auto-translation feature at the top of this page to select your preferred language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

We are thrilled to have our students back in the classroom!

Dulce
CarrilloSupervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22204
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

Community Engagement Opportunities – August 2021

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Aug. 18 – 22     Meet APS leaders at the Arlington County Fair, Indoor APS Booth Fri 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. & Sunday with the Supe 11a.m.-noon & 12 – 3 p.m.
Hours vary       Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second Street South, 22204

Wed. Aug. 25   APS Registration Day at all schools 12- 4 p.m. & 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Syphax Welcome Center

Wed. Aug. 25   All Staff Back-to-School Virtual Town Hall hosted by Superintendent Dr. Durán. Send questions in advance by Aug 20 to engage@apsva.us
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Join via TEAMS Live event or APS Livestream (Submit questions during the event via TEAMS Q&A or by text at 703-957-0089)

Th. Aug. 26       School Board Meeting: Fall 2021 Planning Projects – Middle School, High School & Abingdon/Drew Boundaries; School Board Proposed 2021-2022 Priorities.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Next month:

Th. Sep. 9         School Board Meeting: First Day of School report; Action on School Board 2021-2022 Priorities.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Sep. 30       School Board Meeting: Information on Internal Audit Annual Plan & FY 2023 Budget Direction.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only.

VCE is accepting applications for volunteers for the Master Food Volunteer and Energy Masters programs. Apply here https://bit.ly/vcemfvtraining

Arlington County offers free, virtual U.S. Citizenship Classes and a scholarship for the USCIS application fee for eligible residents, based on household income. Learn more here or call 703-228-1198.

Fri, Aug. 20       Chief Penn hosts Community Conversation on Future of Policing in Arlington
10 am–12 pm   Metro 29 Diner, 4711 Lee Highway

Th, Aug. 26       Chief Penn hosts Community Conversation on Future of Policing in Arlington
6 – 8:00 p.m.     Gates of Ballston Community Room, 4108 4th Street N.

Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

We look very forward to having our students back in the classroom!

Thank you.
Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22204O: 703-228-7655
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

Community Engagement Opportunities – July 2021

Dear Friends of APS:
On July 1, the Arlington School Board held its annual organizational meeting for the 2021-22 school year and elected Dr. Barbara Kanninen as Chair and Reid Goldstein as Vice Chair. Their terms will continue until June 30, 2022.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:
Th. July 15        School Board Meeting: Personnel actions and appointments to advisory councils.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41Th.

July 29        School Board Meeting: Information on proposed revisions to School Board Policy I-7.4.1.31 Extracurricular & Co-Curricular Activities and Policy I-7.4.1.33 Addition of New Sports Teams
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Save-the-date
W. Aug. 11        Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán hosts Community Town Hall to provide back-to-school updates for students and families. Simultaneous interpretation to be provided.
6 – 7:00 p.m.     Virtual Meeting (in-person attendance tentative)

Mie, 11 agosto   Reunión Comunitaria en español para proporcionar información sobre el regreso a la escuela para estudiantes y familias
7:30-8:30 p.m.   Reunión Virtual (asistencia en persona tentativa)

Arlington Community Events:
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only. The full schedule is available online.

Arlington County offers free, virtual U.S. Citizenship Classes and a scholarship for the USCIS application fee for eligible residents, based on household income. Learn more here or contact Susan at 703-228-1198.

Fri. July 9         Arlington LGBTQ Youth (ALY) Youth, families, and allies are invited to second Friday virtual meeting. ALY is a monthly safe-space hangout for youth ages 12-19 and their allies.
7 – 8:00 p.m.    Register in advance.

Now –                Korean War: Worldwide Photo Essay & Video Contest, hosted by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation. $10,000 in awards.
Due July 17      Visit www.Remember727.com for more information.

Tu, July 27        Arlington Cares: Virtual celebration of volunteerism by Volunteer Arlington5:30-6:30 p.m.   Register here.

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar. We hope you are having a great summer.Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities – June/July

Dear Friends of APS:

We want to thank our entire community for your support of our students and staff to help us reach the last week of school!
Note you will receive a monthly update in July and August, resuming biweekly updates in September. Reach out with questions anytime.
Have a great summer!

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Now – 6/20         Planning Unit Data Review. K-12 Planning Unit Data Review Questionnaire. Review the data by planning unit, for use in the Fall 2021 boundary adjustments for middle and high schools, as well as for Abingdon and Dr. Charles R. Drew elementary schools. More info at Engage with APS!

Tu. June 15         Open office hour for the K-12 Dual Language Immersion Visioning Process for K-12 community
7-8:00 p.m.        Join Zoom Meeting Here  Meeting ID: 953 1621 0353, Passcode: aDQ62C. For simultaneous interpretation in Spanish: Dial: 1-646-307-1479. Enter Conference ID: 8915541472

Th. June 24         Last School Board Meeting of the School Year: Consent: Family and Community Engagement Brief; Adoption of the FY 2022-24 Capital Improvement Plan & Action on School Resource Officer Work Group – Superintendent’s Recommendations
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. July 1             School Board Organizational Meeting: Election of Chair and Vice Chair; Appointment of Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the Board
9:30 a.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

SAVE-THE-DATE
W. Aug. 11          Community Town Hall to provide back-to-school updates for students and families
6 – 7:00 p.m.       Virtual Meeting

W. Aug. 11          Reunión Comunitaria en español para proporcionar actualizaciones sobre el regreso a la escuela para estudiantes y familias
7:30-8:30 p.m.   Reunión Virtual

Arlington Community Events:
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only. The full schedule is available online.

Arlington County offers free, virtual U.S. Citizenship Classes and a scholarship for the USCIS application fee for eligible residents, based on household income. Learn more here or contact Susan at 703-228-1198.

Now – June 17    Share Your County Logo Concepts. The new Arlington County logo will be used on all County communications and materials.
By 11:59 p.m.     Visit https://www.arlingtonva.us/submit-logo/ for more information.

Tu. June 15         Promoting Housing Stability Through Housing Policy, part of the 2021 Health Policy Summer Series hosted by George Mason University
1 – 2:00 p.m.       Details and registration link here.

Sun. June 20       Celebrate World Refugee Day 2021 with an art show & spoken word poetry from local immigrant and refugee artists
12 – 4:00 p.m.   Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center (3195 Row St. 22044). A bag of rice or bottle of cooking oil is requested for admission

June 23          A Trauma-Informed Response to Juvenile Gang Involvement, hosted by Arlington County & Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force
1 – 2:30 p.m.      Register here.

7/12 – 9/17        Summer English classes at REEP for adults. Testing new students now. Class information at: https://www.apsva.us/reep/class-information/

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Community Engagement Opportunities – June 2021

Dear Friends of APS:
We hope you had a restful Memorial Day weekend. As we approach the end of the 2020-21 school year, we want to thank you for all you do to support APS students. As you know, critical work continues throughout the summer in preparation for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. We greatly appreciate your input and support.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Now – 6/20         Planning Unit Data Review. K-12 Planning Unit Data Review Questionnaire. Review the data by planning unit, for use in the Fall 2021 boundary adjustments for middle and high schools, as well as for Abingdon and Dr. Charles R. Drew elementary schools. More info at Engage with APS!

W. June 2            Virtual Community Information Session on the K-12 Planning Unit Data Review Process 
7 – 8:30 p.m.       Microsoft TEAMS

Th. June 3           School Board Meeting: Action on Name for Spanish Immersion School at ATS Site. Info on School Board’s Proposed FY 2022-2024 Capital Improvement Plan & School Resource Officer Work Group Update & Superintendent Recommendations
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

M. June 7            Virtual Staff Open Office Hours on the K-12 Planning Unit Data Review Process
12 – 1:00 p.m.   Microsoft TEAMS

Tu. June 8           School Board Work Session on the Student Code of Conduct
6 – 8:00 p.m.      Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Tu. June 8            Virtual Community Q&A on the Superintendent’s Proposed FY22 Capital Improvement Plan
7 – 8:00 p.m.      Microsoft Teams

W. June 9            Joint School Board/County Board Work Session on the School Board Proposed FY 2022-24 Capital Improvement Plan
4 – 6:00 p.m.      Virtual meeting hosted on Arlington TV’s YouTube Channel

Th. June 10         School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on the School Board Proposed FY 2022-24 Capital Improvement Plan
8:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

M. June 14          Virtual School Board Work Session #4 on the School Board Proposed FY 2022-24 Capital Improvement Plan
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. June 24         Last School Board Meeting of the School Year: Family and Community Engagement Brief; Action on the FY 2022-24 Capital Improvement Plan & on School Resource Officer Work Group – Superintendent’s Recommendations
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. July 1             School Board Organizational Meeting: Election of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board
9:30 a.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events:
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only. The full schedule is available online.

Arlington County offers free, virtual U.S. Citizenship Classes and a scholarship for the USCIS application fee for eligible residents, based on household income. Learn more here or contact Susan at 703-228-1198.

Th. June 10         The Frasers of Green Valley. Learn about their role and legacy, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society 
7:00 p.m.            Virtual event. Register here.

Tu. June 15         State of the County & Public Safety Awards hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce
8 – 9:45 a.m.       Register here. (Your fee will provide breakfast for a first-responder or public safety personnel)

7/12 – 9/17        Summer English classes at REEP for adults. Testing new students now. Class information at: https://www.apsva.us/reep/class-information/

7/19 – 7/22        Leadership Arlington Youth Program for rising 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th graders. Application deadline is June 11. More information can be found here.

Note: To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you.

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

Community Engagement Opportunities – April/May

Dear Friends of APS:
The process is now open for APS families to select a learning model for the 2021-22 school year: full-time in-person school or full-time distance learning. All families are asked to indicate their preferences by April 30 to allow for planning. FAQ and one-pagers on the models are available online.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

This week:
Th. Apr. 22          School Board Meeting: Human Resources Update; 2021 Annual Update, which presents statistics on enrollment and projections, and 2021 Fall Boundary Process Preview planned for the fall.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Next week:
Th. Apr. 29          School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on the School Board’s Proposed FY 2022 Budget 
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Next month:
Tu. May 4            School Board Virtual Budget Work Session #6. Topic: School Board Proposed Changes.
6 – 8:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. May 6            School Board Meeting: English/Language Arts and Literacy Update. Action on FY 2022 Final Budget. Superintendent presents Proposed FY 2022-25 Capital Improvement Plan.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Tu. May 11          School Board Virtual Capital Improvement Plan Work Session #1.
6 – 8:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. May 20          School Board Meeting: Information on Proposed Name for Key School at ATS Site
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events:
April is School Library Month, Month of the Military Child and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month – register for free SAAPM sessions here.

Now-Apr. 30      Arlington Public Art would like your feedback on the proposed Public Art Master Plan Update. Submit feedback here by April 30.

M. Apr. 26         COVID Conversation with Arlington Faith Leaders
7:00 p.m.             https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

Tu. Apr. 27          Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) Community Session: Essential Concepts in Grades 8-10
6:30 p.m.             VDOE YouTube channel

W. Apr. 28           Native Series: Our Lives-More than a Tourist Destination or an Annual Event: Connecting Educators and Students with Neighbors and Friends
3:30-5 p.m.         Webinar registration, hosted by Virginia Humanities

Due May 1          FREE! Camp Heat for teens 15-18 yrs. old. Arlington County Fire Department is offering a day camp June 21-25 to provide a unique insight into life as a Firefighter/EMT to encourage teens to consider the fire service as a career. Register by May 1. More info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampHeat2021

Due May 21        Writing contest for students gr. 8-12 on terrorist attack on Pentagon known as 9/11. Hosted by Arlington Historical Society, in partnership with Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge 42. More information here.

Tu. May 25          Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) Community Session: Advanced Pathways in Grades 11-12
6:30 p.m.            VDOE YouTube channel

W. May 26          Native Series: Our Future-Going Forward Together: Shaping our Communities, Commonwealth, and Country for a Brighter and More Inclusive Tomorrow
3:30-5 p.m.         Webinar registration, hosted by Virginia Humanities

Summer:             The Animal Welfare League of Arlington summer camp information. Scholarships are available for all AWLA camps.

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you.
Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities – April 2021

We hope you are enjoying the arrival of spring. See below opportunities to engage in APS processes. Thank you for helping APS ensure our mission of student success.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

This week:

Tu. Apr. 6            School Board Budget Work Session #5. Proposed topics: Discussion with Advisory Committee Chairs (6-7 p.m.), Revenue, Enrollment Updates, Budget Forecast- updated, and School Board proposed changes.
6 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Apr. 8            School Board MeetingSpecial Education update. Action on School Board’s proposed FY 2022 Budget  and the name of the New Elementary School at the Reed Site.
7:00 p.m.            (Limited in-person) Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next week:

M. Apr. 12          Joint School Board/County Board Budget Work Session
3 – 5:00 p.m.      www.youtube.com/arlingtoncounty/live/

Th. Apr. 15         School Board Work Session #1 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

This month:

Tu. Apr. 20         School Board Work Session #2 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Apr. 22          School Board Meeting (Limited in-person): Information on instructional delivery items.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. Apr. 29          School Board Meeting (Limited in-person): Public Hearing on the School Board’s proposed FY 2022 Budget 
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events: 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. See free sessions and register here.

Sat. Apr. 10         Complete Vaccination Committee Day of Action. We need your help to ensure every Arlingtonian can pre-register to get vaccinated. (Rain Date 4/17)
10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Over 250 people signed up to volunteer — Thank you!

M. Apr. 12          Arlington Teen Summer Expo – Virtual Job Fair
2 – 5:00 p.m.      Register here

M. Apr. 12          COVID Conversation: Connecting with Business Leaders
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

M. Apr. 19          COVID Conversation: Reaching Our Veterans
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

M. Apr. 26          COVID Conversation with Arlington Faith Leaders
7:00 p.m.            https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonVA/

Due May 1          FREE! Camp Heat for teens 15-18 yrs. old. Arlington County Fire Department is offering a day camp June 21-25 to provide a unique insight into life as a Firefighter/EMT to encourage teens to consider the fire service as a career. Register by May 1. More info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampHeat2021

Now–May 21     Writing contest for students grade 8-12 on the terrorist attack on the Pentagon known as 9/11. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society, in partnership with Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge 42. More information here.

Summer:             The Animal Welfare League of Arlington summer camp information. Scholarships are available for all AWLA camps.Note:To read Community Engagement

Opportunities in other languages, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities – March/April

APS is delighted that last week we welcomed back all remaining students who selected hybrid/in-person instruction. We continue to follow guidelines with a focus on the health and safety of students and staff.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

Tu. Mar. 23         Virtual School Board Budget Work Session #4. Proposed topics are Schools Reductions, Facilities & Operations, Administrative Services, and Information Services.
6:00 p.m.            Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Tu. Mar. 23         School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on the Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget 
8:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Mar. 25         School Board Meeting: Recognition of National Board Certified Teachers. Information on Naming the New Elementary School at the Reed Site. The Board will hear the proposed Special Education Annual Plan.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:

Tu. Apr. 6            Virtual School Board Budget Work Session #5
6 – 8:00 p.m.       Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Th. Apr. 8            School Board Meeting: Action on School Board’s proposed FY 2022 Budget .
8:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

M. Apr. 12          Joint School Board/County Board Budget Work Session
3 – 5:00 p.m.      Virtual event

Th. Apr. 15         School Board Work Session #1 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning (ACTL)
7 – 9:00 p.m.       Watch Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Arlington Community events: 

M. Apr. 12          Arlington Teen Summer Expo – Virtual Job Fair
2 – 5:00 p.m.       Register here.

Due May 1          FREE! Camp Heat for teens 15-18 yrs. old. Arlington County Fire Department is offering a day camp June 21-25 to provide a unique insight into life as a Firefighter/EMT to encourage teens to consider the fire service as a career. Register by May 1. More info: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampHeat2021

Now–May 21     Writing contest for students grade 8-12 on the terrorist attack on the Pentagon known as 9/11. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society, in partnership with Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge 42. More information here.

School Board accepting Nominations for 2021 Honored Citizens
The Arlington School Board seeks to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions on a voluntary basis to our schools. We invite you to nominate someone who has demonstrated a sustained commitment of at least five years to APS. This year has been especially challenging and many long-time volunteers have gone above and beyond their usual commitment to help our families through the pandemic and deserve to be recognized. Submit a Nomination here or contact the School Board Office at 703-228-6015. Nominations are due April 5.

Arlington Community Resources:
– All Virginians 16+ can pre-register for vaccination against COVID-19. Sign up at [vaccinate.virginia.gov]vaccinate.virginia.gov or call (877) VAX-IN-VA or (877) 829-4682
– No-cost COVID-19 testing. No insurance, ID or doctor’s referral required. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.
– Arlington County offers food, financial and medical assistance resources. For food, call 703-228-1300.
Helpful resources for people suffering from substance use disorder. Community-specific hotlines for veterans, LGBTQ individuals, domestic violence, etc. are free and confidential, available 365 days a year, 24/7.

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, use the auto-translation feature at the top of this page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

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

Community Engagement Opportunities – March 2021

Dear Friends of APS:
We were so excited to begin welcoming PreK-2nd grade and elementary special education students for in-person learning this morning after a long and trying year. We continue to serve full-time distance learners, and are grateful to be able to extend in-person learning opportunities to students in all grades by mid-March.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

Public comment deadline for draft School Board Policies:
Last call:               G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy, available for public comment on the APS Engage website by tonight, Mar. 2

Next week:
Tu. Mar. 9           School Board Virtual Budget Work Session #2
5 – 9:00 p.m.       (Dinner break 6 – 7:00 p.m.) Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Th. Mar. 11        First limited in-person School Board Meeting: Action on Naming the New Elementary School at the Key Site and Update on the English Learners Program.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.  This month:

Tu. Mar. 16         Virtual School Board Budget Work Session #3
6 – 8:00 p.m.       Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Tu. Mar. 23         Virtual School Board Budget Work Session #4
6 – 8:00 p.m.       Watch School Board Work Sessions Live here. Work sessions are open to the public, but no comments are accepted.

Tu. Mar. 23         School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on the Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget 
8:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Mar. 25         School Board Meeting: Recognition of National Board Certified Teachers. Information on Naming the New Elementary School at the Reed Site.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Public comment deadline for draft School Board Policies:
Now – Mar. 17    I-7.2.8, Instructional Delivery Options, available for public comment on the APS Engage website and
J-6,8.1, Student Safety – Bullying/Harassment Prevention, available for public comment on the APS Engage website by Mar. 17

Arlington Community events:

W. Mar. 10        Panel: How Has the Pandemic Impacted Student Learning and Well-Being? hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:00 p.m.     Click here to register.

F. Mar. 19         Virtual Social Services Open House hosted by Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
10-11:30 a.m.   Register here:https://forms.gle/b8SThG4XSoa1sa2t8

Now – Mar. 14   Arlington County has launched a search for a new logo to replace the current depiction of the Robert E. Lee Memorial to usher in a new era of Arlington’s visual identity. In this first phase, community members are invited to submit a new logo, to be reviewed by a panel of resident volunteers for selection to present to the County Board in June.

Now – May 21    Writing contest for grades 8-12 students on the terrorist attack on the Pentagon known as 9/11, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society, in partnership with Cherrydale-Columbia Lodge 42. Deadline May 21. More information here.


Arlington Community Resources:

– No-cost COVID-19 testing. Sites do not require insurance, ID or a doctor’s referral. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.

– Arlington County offers food, financial and medical assistance resources. For food, call 703-228-1300.

A helpful resource for those people suffering from substance use disorder. Addiction hotlines and community-specific hotlines, such as veterans, LGBTQ individuals, domestic violence. These hotlines are all free, confidential, and available to the public 365 days a year, 24/7.


Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in languages other than English, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Thank you for all you do.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities – Feb/Mar

APS is excited about the updated return-to-school timeline for families that have selected the hybrid/in-person instruction model, encouraged by recent improvements in the health metrics, with case positivity rates and other indicators currently decreasing in Arlington and neighboring communities.More students will begin hybrid/in-person instruction from March 2 and all grade levels by the week of March 16. Superintendent Dr. Duránwill provide more details at the Feb. 18 School Board virtual meeting – details below.

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

This week:

Feb. 17-         IPP Community Questionnaireon the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways
Feb. 28          https://www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

W. Feb. 17     Virginia Preschool Initiative(VPI) Virtual Information Session
7 – 8:00 p.m.  https://livestream.com/aetvaps/events/7801434

W. Feb. 17     Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7 – 8:30 p.m.   Visitwww.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

Th. Feb. 18    School Board Virtual Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán provides Return-to-School updates. Information on Naming the New Elementary School at the Key Site.
7:00 p.m. Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next week:

M. Feb. 22       Virtual Open Office Hours for Community to ask questions about PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

W. Feb. 24      Montessori Virtual Information Night for parents interested in learning about the primary and elementary Montessori programs.
7 – 8:00 p.m.    https://livestream.com/aetvaps/events/7801434

W. Feb. 24     Virtual Open Office Hours for Community to ask questions about PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/

Th. Feb. 25      School Board Virtual Meeting: Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget & Budget Work Session #1.
7:00 p.m. Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:

Tu. Mar. 2      Public comment deadline for draft School Board Policy G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy, available for public comment on the APS Engage website.

Tu. Mar. 9      School Board Budget Work Session #2
5 – 9:00 p.m.  Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Mar. 11    School Board Meeting: Information on Naming the new elementary school at the Reed Site. Action on Naming the New Elementary School at the Key Site.
7:00 p.m.      Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Tu. Mar. 16    School Board Budget Work Session #3
6 – 8:00 p.m.  Watch School Board meetings live onlineor on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events:

Tu. Feb. 23      How to Talk to Your Child About Sexual Abuse, hosted by Arlington Child & Family Services clinical staff.
7 – 8:00 p.m. Register here. (Look for more parent support programs)

W. Feb. 24    Exploring Teen Relationships (for Teens and Parents/Adults in parenting roles)
4:30 p.m.      Teens, register here.
7:00 p.m.      Parents/Adults register here.

Sun. Feb 28   Virtual Black History Month Program hosted by the Arlington Branch NAACP in collaboration with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.
3:00 p.m.      Register here.

F. Mar. 19       Virtual Social Services Open House hosted by Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
10-11:30 a.m. Register here.

Arlington Community Resources:

– No-cost COVID-19 testing. Sites do not require insurance, ID or a doctor’s referral. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F, 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.
– Freeflu shots. Call Arlington Public Healthat 703-228-1200 for an appointment.
– Arlington County offers food, financial and medicalassistance resources. For food, call 703-228-1300.  -Arlington Office of Emergency Management announces its first Arlington CERT Basic Trainingin Spanish starting Feb 10. Must be 18 years of age or older to join. Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in languages other than English, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select a different language.Visit www.apsva.us/Engagefor more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.Thank you for all you do. DulceDulce CarrilloCoordinator of Community Engagement | School and Community RelationsFollow me on Twitter @dulceAPS

Community Engagement Opportunities – February 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

This week, nearly 200 Career & Technical Education (CTE) students enrolled in select courses at the Arlington Career Center will return for hybrid/in-person learning. We are glad to have many teachers and staff back in our buildings last week and this week to continue preparations for more students to return. Superintendent Durán’s weekly updates explain how APS is determining and preparing for additional students to return to in-person learning.

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

This week:
Th. Feb. 4     School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán 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.

Next week:
Tu. Feb. 9     School Board Work Session CANCELED.

Th. Feb. 11    IPP Community Questionnaire launch and Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways (IPP)
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

This month:
Feb. 15 & March 2—Public Comments Due on Draft School Board PoliciesTwo draft policies in the APS review process are available for public comment on the APS Engage website. Comments can be provided on the draft M-15 Aquatics Facilities and Program policy through Feb. 15 and on the draft G-1.2 Staff Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Policy by March 2.

W. Feb. 17     Virtual Information Session on the PreK-Adult Instructional Programs and Pathways(IPP) (same presentation as Feb 11)
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Visit www.apsva.us/engage/ipp/ for a full community engagement schedule.

Th. Feb. 18   School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán 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.

Th. Feb. 25    School Board Meeting: Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget & Budget Work Session #1.
7:00 p.m.       Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events: 

Tonight:
Tu. Feb. 2      Talking with Kids about Race and Discrimination, led by APS School Psychologists (PreK through high school)
6:30 – 8 p.m.  Register here.

Due. Feb. 5   Celebrating Extraordinary Teens. Do you know an amazing teen? Arlington Magazine is looking for candidates who excel in academics, extracurriculars and service, as well as individuals who have overcome significant life obstacles. Candidate must be a high school senior. Nominate a teen here by Feb. 5.

Tu. Feb. 9     NOVA Night: Interested in learning more about Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and/or dual enrollment?
7 – 9 p.m.      Register here or visit www.apsva.us/prc-events.

W. Feb. 10     Virus & Vaccine: What’s the Way Forward in Arlington? hosted by Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:00 p.m.  Register here for Zoom webinar

Th. Feb. 11    Monuments, Memory, and History, a virtual discussion about Confederacy generals memorialized and name change proposals, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society
7 – 8:30 p.m.  Register before Feb. 10, by clicking here.

Last call for 40 under 40 leader! Leadership Center for Excellence is looking for 40 young leaders to recognize at the 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 celebration. Applicants must be born before March 26, 1981. Applications due Feb. 8.

Arlington Community Resources: 
– No-cost COVID-19 testing. Sites do not require insurance, ID or a doctor’s referral. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.

– 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.

We hope you are enjoying the first snow of the season!

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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Community Engagement Opportunities – Jan/Feb 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

Join Arlington County and the nation tonight at 5:30p.m. in honoring the lives we have lost to COVID-19 by placing a lighted candle at a window.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities: (Virtual unless otherwise noted)

This week:

W. Jan. 20    Inauguration Day holiday (APS closed)

Th. Jan. 21   School Board Meeting: Recognition of the Dr. MLK, Jr. Contest award winners, and the APS Posse Scholars. Dr. Durán 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.

Next week: 

M. Jan. 25    Kindergarten Information Night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners
7 – 8:00 p.m. Watch the event live on Livestream

Next month:

Th. Feb. 4    School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán 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. Feb. 9   School Board Work Session on Capital Improvement Planning/Secondary Boundaries.
6:00 p.m.    Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Feb. 18  School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán 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.

Th. Feb. 25   School Board Meeting: Superintendent’s proposed FY 2022 Budget & Budget Work Session #1.
7:00 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

The School Board is Accepting Applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council (BAC)
The Arlington School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process. The School Board is currently accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (formerly Advisory Council on Instruction) and Budget Advisory Council. Information and applications can be found on the APS website.

Arlington Community events:

Tu. Jan. 19   Sesión Informativa sobre cómo pagar la matrícula de la universidad siendo un estudiante con retos debido a su estatus migratorio/DACA/TPS.
7 – 8:00 p.m.  Register here.

Th. Jan. 21    Learning Outside the Classroom, presented by the Arlington Living Schoolyard Initiative with support of APCYF and other organizations.
7 – 8:30 p.m.    Register here.

F. Jan. 22       Informational session on how to afford college as a student who faces challenges due to immigrant status/ DACA/TPS.
11-11:45 a.m. Register here.

W. Jan. 27     Food & Justice in Virginia, hosted by UVA Lifetime Learner.
2 – 3:15 p.m.  Register for Free online event here.

Know an exemplary leader under 40? Leadership Center for Excellence is looking for 40 young leaders to recognize at the 2021 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 celebration. Applicants must be born before March 26, 1981. Applications due Feb. 8.

Arlington Community Resources:

– No-cost COVID-19 testing. Sites do not require insurance, ID or a doctor’s referral. Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.). Aurora Hills Community Center and Tucker Field at Barcroft Park sites offer electronic results within 72 hours. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.

– 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.

– Arlington Office of Emergency Management announces its first Arlington CERT Basic Training in Spanish starting Feb 10. Must be 18 years of age or older to join.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

We hope you are off to a great start to 2021!

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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Community Engagement Opportunities – January 2021

Dear Friends of APS:

Welcome to 2021! We wish you and your loved ones a great new year.

The School Board is accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council. Details below.

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

This week:

Th. Jan. 7    School Board Meeting: Welcome new School Board members Cristina Díaz-Torres and David Priddy. 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.

Next week:

W. Jan. 13   The APS-School Resource Officer (SRO) Work Group invites you to a community engagement session to review APS-SRO operations.
6:00 p.m.     Virtual event

Th. Jan. 14   School Board Work Session on the Career Center After Action
6:30 p.m.      Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This month:

Th. Jan. 21   School Board Meeting: Dr. Durán 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.

M. Jan. 25    Kindergarten Information Night for parents of incoming Kindergarteners
7 – 8:00 p.m. Virtual event

Tu. Jan. 26   School Board Work Session CANCELED

Next month:

Th. Feb. 4    School Board Meeting: Superintendent Dr. Durán 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. Feb. 9   School Board Work Session on Capital Improvement Planning/Secondary Boundaries
6:00 p.m.    Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

The School Board is Accepting Applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (Formerly Advisory Council on Instruction) and Budget Advisory Council (BAC)
The Arlington School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process. That’s why the school system has established a network of volunteer advisory committees, each one focusing on a specific subject or topic area from instruction to construction. The School Board is currently accepting applications for the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning and Budget Advisory Council. Information and applications can be found on the APS website.

Arlington Community events:

Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE) Pop-Ups. Contact cpors@arlingtonva.us or 571-523-6195 to help staff pop-ups and/or participate in small interactive conversations.

Mon. Jan. 18    MLK Day of Service: Building the Beloved Community, hosted by Volunteer Arlington.
9:30 am-noon   Register here.

Arlington Community Resources:

– Free COVID test: Arlington County operates a free, walk-in clinic M-F 12-5 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St.) No doctor’s referral required. Visit web or call 703-912-7999 for information.
– 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.

We wish you a safe and healthy New Year!

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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Community Engagement Opportunities – Dec 2020

Dear Friends of APS,
We hope you had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break.

See below and reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.

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

Tonight:
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. The Superintendent’s recommendation with School Board adjustments will be presented. Public comment will be heard using a call-in service and up to 25 in-person speakers.
7:30 p.m.     Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This week:
Now-Dec 7   Level 3 Family selection for secondary students open in ParentVUE: Hybrid vs. Full-Distance models

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.

Next week:
Tu. Dec. 8     CANCELED: Joint School Board/County Board Work Session

Sat. Dec. 12    Who Will Teach Us? will explore implicit and explicit biases in hiring/recruiting practices, hosted by Delta Foundation‘s DMV DTEC-TAG Team with Danielle Miles; Panelists include Arron Gregory & Corey Dotson.
10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Register here for webinar.

This month:
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: 
Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE) Pop-Ups. Contact Claudia at cpors@arlingtonva.us or 571-523-6195 to help and/or participate in small interactive conversations.

M. Dec. 7      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
7-8:30 p.m.    Virtual program

Fri. Dec. 18   Understanding and Preventing Youth Bullying & Peer Victimization during the Pandemic. Hosted by CASEL Cares Initiative for students, parents, educators, or school leaders.
1 – 2:00 p.m.  Register here for free webinar.

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
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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

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
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

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
www.apsva.us  | www.twitter.com/APSVirginia

Community Engagement Opportunities September 2020

Dear Friends of APS,
The 2020-21 School Year will begin in one week, on Sept. 8. We are starting in full-time distance learning mode until it is safe to begin to phase our students and staff back into the classroom.

Donate Supplies to Students in Need Today 
Some of you have asked how you can help. You can purchase school supplies for families in need  by Sept. 13. Details are available on the APS  website. You can donate directly using  this link. Supply kits will be shipped directly to APS. Thank you for all the generous offers of support from our community.

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

This week:
Th. Sep. 3       Arlington Public Schools and  School Resource OfficersWork Session 
6:30 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions  live online  or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Next week:
Th. Sep. 10    School Board Meeting: The Board presents their proposed School Board 2020-21 Action Plan . Superintendent presents  Return-to-School  Status Update. Action on Revised  School Calendar.
7:00 p.m. Watch School Board meetings  live online, on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

This month:
Th. Sep. 24     School Board Meeting:  Superintendent presents  Return-to-School  Status Update. The Board will adopt their  School Board 2020-21 Action Plan.
7:00 p.m.         Watch School Board meetings  live online  or on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events:
Sep. 9     County Board / School Board Candidate Forum, hosted by  Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:30 p.m.   Register here.

Reminders:  
How to Donate  School Supplies  to Students in Need. Details are available on the APS  website  and you can donate directly  using  this link.  Supply kits will be shipped directly to APS.  Thank you for all the generous offers of support from our community.

2020 Census: It is not too late to complete your  2020 Census form online,  by 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.

Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities Aug./Sept. 2020

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

Tonight:

Tu. Aug. 18     School Board Work Session  on  The Heights / Capital Improvement Plan  (CIP) Planning
6:00 p.m.        Watch Work Sessions  live online  or on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

This week:
Th. Aug. 20     School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents Return-to-School  Status Update.  Adoption of  Equity Policy.
6:00 p.m.         Watch School Board meetings  live online  or on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Next week:
Th. Aug. 27      2020-21 School Year Planning Work Session
6:00 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions  live online  or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Next month:
Th. Sep. 3       School Board  Work Session  on Arlington Public Schools and  School Resource Officers
6:30 p.m.        Watch Work Sessions  live online  or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. Sep. 10     School Board Meeting:  Superintendent presents Return-to-School  Status Update. Action on Revised  School Calendar.
7:00 p.m.        Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Arlington Community events:
Aug. 26     Centennial of Women’s Suffrage Celebration: Virtual panel hosted by GMU.
12 – 1:15 p.m.  Details and registration.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation’s August programming (virtual & in-person outdoor):

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer as a family? Volunteer Arlington offers  opportunities for Children, Youth and Families.

Reminders:
2020 Census: It is not too late to complete your 2020 Census form online, by 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.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities August 2020

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

This week:
Wed. Aug. 5   Session #2 - Let’s Talk: How Might I Use Social Media to Fight for Social Justice?
11:30 a.m.     Students ages 12-15, Register here. 1:00 p.m.   Students ages 16-21, Register here.

Next week:
W. Aug. 12      Arlington Committee of 100  webinar features Q&A with  Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán.  Attendees can submit questions upon registration here.
7 – 8:15 p.m.    Zoom webinar

Th. Aug. 13      School Board Work Session on Return-to-School Planning
6:30 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This month:
Tu. Aug. 18      School Board Work Session on The Heights / Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Planning 6:00 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Th. Aug. 20      School Board Meeting:  Superintendent presents  Return-to-School Status Update. Adoption of  Equity Policy.
6:00 p.m.         Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Ch. 70 or Verizon Ch. 41.

Th. Aug. 27      School Board Planning Work Session
6:00 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events:

Aug. 5    El Cerebro en Desarrollo: el Impacto de las Experiencias Adversas en la Niñez
3 – 4:30 p.m.    Para registración gratuita oprima aquí

Aug. 13   US Civil War: “Colored Troops” in Arlington, virtual program hosted by the  Arlington Historical Society
7 – 8:30 p.m.    Zoom webinar. Click  HERE to register.

Aug. 26     Centennial of Women’s Suffrage Celebration: Virtual panel hosted by George Mason University.
12 – 1:15 p.m.  Details and registration.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation’s August programming (virtual and in-person outdoor):

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer as a family? Volunteer Arlington offers  opportunities for Children, Youth and Families.

Reminders:
2020 Census: It is not too late to complete your 2020 Census form online, by 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.

Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine.

Dulce

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities July/August 2020

Dear Friends of APS:

Given persistent public health concerns, the 2020-21 school year start date changed to September 8 and all students will begin classes remotely until further notice. See Superintendent Durán’s update on reopening schools. The Superintendent is providing a Return-to-School status update at all School Board meetings, now through the fall.

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

Note:     July 22  Let’s Talk sessions canceled until further notice.

Next week:

Next month:

  • Wed. Aug. 5   Session #2 – Let’s Talk: Using Social Media for Social Action: From Bystander to Ally (Students ages 12-15) Register to attend.
    11:30 a.m.      Virtual meeting
  • Wed. Aug. 5   Session #2 – Let’s Talk: Using Social Media for Social Action: From Bystander to Ally (Students ages 16-21) Register to attend.
    1:00 p.m.       Virtual meeting
  • Th. Aug. 20      School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents Return-to-School Status Update. Adoption of Equity Policy.
    7:00 p.m.       Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Arlington Community events:

  • July 20-24:  “At-Home Learning with WETA” Summer Session at weta.org.
    See Printable Schedule of educational programming and curriculum resources for children in pre-K to high school.
  • Wed, July 29  The Developing Brain: Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Connection
    3 – 4:30 p.m.     Register here.
  • Wed. Aug. 5    El Cerebro en Desarrollo: el Impacto de las Experiencias Adversas en la Niñez
    3 – 4:30 p.m.    Para registración gratuita oprima aquí

Important reminders:

Arlington Community Resources:

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Hope you are healthy and having an enjoyable summer.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities July 2020

Dear Friends of APS,

We hope you are staying safe in these most unprecedented times.

APS is working hard on return-to-school planning. The Superintendent will provide a status update at each School Board meeting through the Fall.

At its July 1 organizational meeting, the Arlington School Board selected Monique O’Grady as School Board Chair and Dr. Barbara Kanninen as Vice Chair for the 2020-21 school year.

See below a summer series for students titled Let’s Talk, a conversation about race relations in America.

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

This week:

  • Wed. July 8   Session #1 – Let’s Talk: What’s on Your Mind? For students 12-15 years old. Register to attend.
    11:30 a.m.     Virtual meeting
  • Wed. July 8   Session #1 – Let’s Talk: What’s on Your Mind? For students 16-21 years old. Register to attend.
    1:00 p.m.      Virtual meeting

Next week:

  • Tu. July 14     Superintendent Town Hall on Reopening and Selection Process
    6:30-8 p.m.    Watch live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.
  • Th. July 16     School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents Return to School Status Update
    7:00 p.m.       Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

This month:

  • Wed. July 22  Session #2 – Let’s Talk: Brown Skin & A Blue Uniform (Students ages 12-15) Register to attend.
    11:30 a.m.      Virtual meeting
  • Wed. July 22  Session #2 – Let’s Talk: Brown Skin & A Blue Uniform (Students ages 16-21) Register to attend.
    1:00 p.m.       Virtual meeting
  • Th. July 30      School Board Meeting: Superintendent presents Return to School Status Update
    7:00 p.m.       Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:

  • Wed. Aug. 5   Session #3 – Let’s Talk: Using Social Media for Social Action: From Bystander to Ally (Students ages 12-15) Register to attend.
    11:30 a.m.      Virtual meeting
  • Wed. Aug. 5   Session #3 – Let’s Talk: Using Social Media for Social Action: From Bystander to Ally (Students ages 16-21) Register to attend.
    1:00 p.m.       Virtual meeting

Arlington Community events:

  • Tu. July 14    WELL BEINGS Virtual National Town Hall at NAMIC on 2020 on Youth Mental Health
    11:00 a.m.     Livestreamed at WellBeings.org. No registration is required.
  • The Arlington Historical Society is launching two scavenger hunts: one for families, one for high schoolers and adults. The directions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/AHSsleuth. Deadline to submit answer sheets is July 15.

Important reminders:

Arlington Community Resources:

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Hope you are having an enjoyable summer.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations

Community Engagement Opportunities – June 2020

Dear Friends of APS:

We welcomed our new Superintendent, Dr. Francisco Durán with much excitement on June 1st.

You are invited to participate in one of three Community Town Hall with the new Superintendent. Details below. Email questions in advance to engage@apsva.us.

APS Announces Return-to-School Task Force Members and Next Steps in Planning

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

This week:

Next week:

This month:

  • Mon. June 22    Let’s Talk: A Conversation on Race
    7 – 8:00 p.m.      Virtual meeting
  • Tu. June 23         Joint School Board/County Board Capital Improvement Plan Work Session
    5 – 6:30 p.m.       Hosted by the County; can be viewed live on Arlington TV.
  • Tu. June 23        Virtual Community Town Hall with Superintendent, Dr. Francisco Durán. Simultaneous interpretation available in Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian, Spanish & American Sign Language (ASL)
    7:00 p.m.           LiveStream link here – Email questions in advance to engage@apsva.us.
  • Th. June 25       Last School Board Meeting of the school year. School Board action on FY 2021 Capital Improvement Plan
    7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

Next month:

Important reminders:

  • Share Feedback on Distance Learning and Return-to-School by June 15
    As we work on planning for the return to school in the fall, we would like to hear your feedback on your students’ distance learning experiences during the school closures, and gather input on possible scenarios and contingencies for our return to school. Complete the Online Survey by June 15.
  • 2020 Census: Do your part and complete your 2020 Census form online, by mail, or by phone at 1-844-330-2020 (en español 1-844-468-2020).

Arlington Community Resources:

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Hope you are staying safe and healthy through this pandemic.

Dulce Carrillo
Coordinator of Community Engagement  |  School and Community Relations