Community Engagement Opportunities – July 2021

Dear Friends of APS:
On July 1, the Arlington School Board held its annual organizational meeting for the 2021-22 school year and elected Dr. Barbara Kanninen as Chair and Reid Goldstein as Vice Chair. Their terms will continue until June 30, 2022.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:
Th. July 15        School Board Meeting: Personnel actions and appointments to advisory councils.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41Th.

July 29        School Board Meeting: Information on proposed revisions to School Board Policy I- Extracurricular & Co-Curricular Activities and Policy I- Addition of New Sports Teams
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

W. Aug. 11        Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán hosts Community Town Hall to provide back-to-school updates for students and families. Simultaneous interpretation to be provided.
6 – 7:00 p.m.     Virtual Meeting (in-person attendance tentative)

Mie, 11 agosto   Reunión Comunitaria en español para proporcionar información sobre el regreso a la escuela para estudiantes y familias
7:30-8:30 p.m.   Reunión Virtual (asistencia en persona tentativa)

Arlington Community Events:
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics to individuals ages 12+, no appointment required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. These clinics are for first dose only. The full schedule is available online.

Arlington County offers free, virtual U.S. Citizenship Classes and a scholarship for the USCIS application fee for eligible residents, based on household income. Learn more here or contact Susan at 703-228-1198.

Fri. July 9         Arlington LGBTQ Youth (ALY) Youth, families, and allies are invited to second Friday virtual meeting. ALY is a monthly safe-space hangout for youth ages 12-19 and their allies.
7 – 8:00 p.m.    Register in advance.

Now –                Korean War: Worldwide Photo Essay & Video Contest, hosted by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation. $10,000 in awards.
Due July 17      Visit for more information.

Tu, July 27        Arlington Cares: Virtual celebration of volunteerism by Volunteer Arlington5:30-6:30 p.m.   Register here.

Note:To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, visit and use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.

Visit for more community engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar. We hope you are having a great summer.Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations