Community Engagement Opportunities – Jan 2023

Dear Friends of APS:
Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Tu. Jan. 10          School Board Action on Middle and High School Programs of Studies; School Board Work Session and Work Session #2 with the Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning (ACTL)
6:30-8:30 p.m.   Watch Work Sessions Live here or at Syphax Education Center, Rooms 254-258

Th. Jan. 19          School Board Meeting: Recognition of Bethany Zecher Sutton, new School Board member, & MLK Contest Winners; School and Community Relations’ Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Update
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41 or at Syphax Education Center 2nd FL School Board Room

Th. Jan. 26           School Board Work Session on Gifted Services (Moved from Jan. 24)
6:30-8:30 p.m.   Watch Work Sessions Live here or at Syphax Education Center, Rooms 254-258

Mon. Jan. 30      Welcome to Kindergarten! Video presentation for parents on what to expect and how to prepare your rising Kindergartner.
Available online here.

Calendar update:
The School Board approved a calendar change for the current school year to designate Fri, April 21, 2023, as a holiday for Eid al-Fitr. Because of this change, all schools and offices will be closed on Fri, April 21, 2023.

Share Your Feedback on School Board Policies Available for Public Comment
Review and comment on draft APS policies that are available for public comment on the School Board Policies for Revision and Amendment webpage.

APS COVID GuidanceAPS made a few adjustments to COVID protocols based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Overall, most COVID-19 protocols have not changed. Primary changes are related to contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation procedures. View the updated COVID-19 Protocols and FAQ online.For the flu vaccine: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccine each year.

  • To find flu vaccines near you, go to and type in your zip code and select your vaccine option.
  • The Arlington County Public Health Division also has vaccine clinics each week. Click here for more information about appointment times, locations, and costs.

Visit School Board calendar and Arlington County’s Engage calendar to learn more about engagement opportunities.

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Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS