Community Engagement Opportunities

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]

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