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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 […]

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/        

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 […]

School Meal Sites – 21 Locations

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/meal-services/ School Meal Sites When APS resumes meal distribution on Sept. 8, there will be 21 locations to better serve families. The locations include: Abingdon Elementary School, 3035 South Abingdon St. Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr. Arlington Traditional School, 855 N. Edison Street Ashlawn Elementary School, 5950 8th Rd. N. *Barcroft Elementary […]

Learn More About Distance Learning

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/ Due to the pandemic, Arlington Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year in Full-Time Distance Learning, which begins on Tuesday, September 8. We are committed to providing students a quality educational experience, regardless of instructional model, and will work to meet the needs of each and every student. APS leaders will continue to […]

New Directions’ Vision and Mission!

Vision: Creating productive citizens one child at a time. Mission: In collaboration with community resources, we will provide support for responsible decision making and on-time graduation.