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Snow Days: Inclement Weather Update

EMERGENCY ALERTS: https://www.apsva.us/emergency-alerts/   In general, APS will only post/send messages if there is a change in normal operating status. For situations where everything is open/operating on a normal schedule, we will not send or post notifications.

Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds

https://www.apsva.us/post/arlington-offering-free-covid-19-vaccines-for-5-11-year-olds Arlington County Public Health will begin offering free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment to children ages 5-11 years old at Walter Reed Community Center and Arlington Mill Community Center.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE WITH PARENT CONSENT

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2021-22/health-safety-information/covid-19-testing/ Consent is required before testing: Parents/guardians or staff must complete the Intake and Consent form for EACH individual tested. You will only have to fill out the intake and consent form once no matter how many times you get tested. All information on the form is protected under HIPAA.   Flyers about the COVID testing […]

SCHOOL LUNCH PLANS AT NEW DIRECTIONS

APS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students throughout the entire school day. This includes during lunch, when students will not be able to wear masks while actively eating or drinking. We have developed a plan to protect student health and safety during meals, in accordance with CDC and […]

Health & Safety Information

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2021-22/health-safety-information/ To ensure a safe start to the school year, layered prevention strategies will be in place in all schools, including wearing a mask while indoors. APS encourages everyone to get vaccinated when eligible. APS will continue to review and adjust our policies in accordance with guidance from the CDC, VDH and VDOE.

Equity, Race, Diversity Resources

A Great Place to Start: https://www.apsva.us/equity-and-excellence/ BOOKS FOR ADULTS: WHITE FRAGILITY – https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=white+fragility&qid=1591035176&sr=8-1 HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST- https://www.amazon.com/sk=how+to+be+an+antiracist&crid=322LDM1PRA2TY&sprefix=HOW+TO+BE+AN+ANTIRAC%2Caps%2C329&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_20 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE – https://www.amazon.com/s?crid=1TIJMCD3I3BDH&i=aps&k=so%20you%20want%20to%20talk%20about%20race&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_6&sprefix=SO%20YOU%2Caps%2C166&url=search-alias%3Daps WHITE KIDS: GROWING UP WITH PRIVILEGE IN A RACIALLY DIVIDED AMERICA – https://www.amazon.com/s?i=aps&k=WHITE%20KIDS&ref=nb_sb_noss_2&url=search-alias%3Daps WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA? – https://www.amazon.com/s?crid=3IMUMLAWI3NK3&i=aps&k=why%20are%20all%20the%20black%20kids%20sitting%20together&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_28&sprefix=WHY%20ARE%20ALL%20THE%20BLACK%20KIDS%20S%2Caps%2C153&url=search-alias%3Daps RESOURCES FOR ADULTS TEACHING TOLERANCE […]

APS Return to School Plan

  APS RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN: https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/transition-to-hybrid-in-person-model/        

Parent Academy – Resources to Support Development of Children

https://parentacademy.apsva.us/   The APS Parent Academy offers parents and guardians of children attending schools in Arlington learning opportunities on a wide variety of subjects to support the academic, social and emotional development of children, such as: Child development Student achievement Wellness and mental health Parent advocacy Educational programs Internet safety Personal or family growth Supports and […]

HOW TO LOG IN TO ACCESS VIRTUAL CLASSES!

VIRTUAL LEARNING DEVICE: EVERY STUDENT SHOULD HAVE A MACBOOK AIR. IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER, SEND AN EMAIL TO darrell.johnson@apsva.us   PLATFORMS: APS IS USING TWO PLATFORMS FOR DAILY LEARNING- CANVAS – WHERE LESSONS AND SCHOOL WORK ARE STORED MICROSOFT TEAMS – WHERE YOU VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH TEACHERS AND STAFF   HOW […]