Family Link January 2023
January is Mental Wellness Month
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to think about you and your family's mental wellness, and evaluate how you can integrate mental and physical health.
The AACPS Wellness Council "values wellness for its students, employees, and community and believes that their well-being will ultimately enhance the learning process for all."
Visit the Wellness Toolkit to see how AACPS, in following the CDC's Healthy Schools initiative, focuses on 10 areas of Wellness to improve learning and health.
Dr. Bedell's Listening and Learning Tour Sessions Continue
All sessions (except Tyler Heights) run 6 to 8pm, with Dr. Bedell's remarks starting at 6:30pm
- Tuesday, January 3: Crofton High School
- Thursday, January 5: Severna Park High School
- Monday, January 9: South River High School
- Tuesday, January 10: Southern High School
- Wednesday, January 11: Arundel High School
*Anyone requiring interpretation services, please call the bilingual facilitator at your student’s school to make arrangements.
Two More Sessions Conducted in Spanish
These sessions begins at 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 4: Tyler Heights Elementary School
- Thursday, January 19: Brock Bridge Elementary School
Compilation of Feedback
After all sessions have been held, visit aacps.org/listeningtour for a compilation of feedback and a link to provide additional comment.
Dates to Remember
National Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is designated as a National Day of Service.
Americans are encouraged to:
- Reflect on principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change.
- Volunteer to improve their communities.
Talk to your kids about how they can be of service in their own family, school, and community.
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
The Board of Education approved the 23-24 school year calendar. Record the dates in your own calendar to be ready for next school year!
Emergency Closing Announcements & Weather Notifications
See Emergency/Weather Closing Announcements, read definitions of types of closings, and learn about all the ways AACPS notifies staff and families on https://www.aacps.org/weather.
Why is regular attendance important for all grade levels?
- Students are more likely to succeed when they attend school regularly.
Patterns start early: regular attendance in the early grades creates a habit of attending school throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
Regular attendance contributes to success in reading proficiency and other subjects.
Middle school attendance and grades are indicators of how a student will perform in high school.
If your child is experiencing academic difficulties due to poor attendance, regular attendance can help them improve in school and change the pattern of missing school.
Reach out to your School Counselor for help with attendance concerns.
Free Virtual Homework Help and Tutoring
For Middle and High School Students
- World Languages
- Social Studies
For more information, visit https://www.aacps.org/tutoring
OverDrive/Libby for Kids & Teens @ Your Library
Kids and Teens can read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks through Maryland's Digital Library. Available online with your Anne Arundel County Public Library card.
- Listening to an audiobook while reading along is a great way to build comprehension and fluency!
- Listen and read on your phone with the Libby app.
So You Think You Can Teach?
Join one of our last two virtual workshops for Career Changers.
Saturday, January 7, 2023 9:00am to 10:30am
Monday, January 9, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm