School Board Update
January 11, 2022
January Schedule of Board Meetings, Work Sessions, and Advisory Council and Committee Meetings
School Board Approves 2022-23 School Year Calendar
Public Comment at School Board Meetings
Public Comment on Agenda and Non-Agenda items will be heard at the beginning of the meeting and will be limited to 1 hour.
At each meeting, the Board will hear from a maximum of 30 speakers and each speaker will have up to 2 minutes to comment. All speakers must sign up in advance and indicate whether they want to speak in person or to call into the meeting. A lottery process will continue to be used to select speakers if more requests than available slots are received.
Additional information will be posted at https://www.apsva.us/school-board-meetings/sign-up-to-speak/
School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations
School Board Liaison Assignments for 2021-2022 (Revised Jan. 2022)
School and Program liaison assignments: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/C-4-Revised-School-Board-Member-Liaison-Assignments-2021-2022.pdf
Civic Association liaison assignments: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-22-Civic-Association-Liaison-Assignments-Jan.-June-2022.pdf
Apply Now to be a Substitute
KN95s and Test Kits ordered for All Students and Staff
Nominations are OPEN for Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guard of 2021
Every February as part of Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, the Virginia Department of Transportation/Safe Routes to School honors Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guards of the year.
Nominations are now open for this year’s award.
Read more by clicking on the link: https://www.apsva.us/post/nominations-are-open-for-virginias-most-outstanding-crossing-guard-of-2021/
School Board Open Office Hours
For the 2021-2022 school year, the School Board will hold Open Office Hours twice a month on Monday evenings or, due to holidays, Tuesday mornings. Open Office Hours is a forum for Board members to listen to comments and concerns, and to discuss various topics with community members. Each Board member will share what they heard during Open Office Hours with the entire Board and the Superintendent.
Board members will meet individually with participants to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to share their opinions. To participate, individuals must sign up ahead of time using the SignUpGenius link that will be posted on the APS homepage and at https://www.apsva.us/contact-the-school-board/open-office-hours/.
Volunteering at APS
Arlington County Public Health Division COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Scheduling
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering free walk ins and scheduled appointments to individuals 12 and up. View schedule at https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccines/registration/
Please note: Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive their free COVID-19 vaccine.
How to Contact APS
- NEW Family Information Line (703-228-8000) – APS now has a central Family Information Line to assist families with questions concerning transportation, Virtual Learning Program, registration, Extended Day food services, technology, or general questions. This line is open on school days from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Transportation will take calls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you call and are sent to voicemail, leave a message and someone will respond to you within 24 hours.
- Engage with APS – email@example.com remains the contact for providing input on current APS initiatives.
- Contact Your School – For specific school-based issues or concerns regarding students, families are encouraged to contact their child’s school directly so the issue can be quickly resolved.
For more information on who to contact, please visit the Contact APS webpage.