Friday 5 for Jan. 28, 2022

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1. Crosswalks Video Highlights Barrett Runners This week’s “Crosswalks” video showcases the Barrett Runners program. Barrett Runners began 10 years ago to motivate students to get out and get active, build community and develop lifelong healthy habits. Watch this week’s video to learn more.

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2. Virtual Learning During
Inclement Weather

Read our guide for what to expect and how to prepare for the transition to virtual learning during inclement weather closures as conditions allow. Virtual instruction will follow the normal school day schedules and will include a combination of live instruction via Teams and independent (asynchronous) work.

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3. WATCH: Kindergarten Information Night Mon, Jan. 31
Do you have a rising kindergarten student? Join us virtually on Mon, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Kindergarten Information Night. Learn about neighborhood schools, option schools, student registration, Extended Day, and the application process for the 2022-23 school year. Following Kindergarten Information Night, there will be a special presentation on the Extended Day program. Additional details are available online.

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4. Vaccine Verification as Test-to-Stay Program Launch Nears

APS will begin to collect voluntary student vaccine information in anticipation of launching the Test-to-Stay program, to reduce disruption to students’ learning. Families are encouraged to complete student vaccine verification by uploading their documentation and completing the online questionnaire. Access the portal here. Please ensure you enter an “S” before your student’s ID number to ensure that their record is updated appropriately. Families who need support can contact the APS COVID Response Team at

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5. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week is Feb. 7-11

Arlington Public Schools’ 2022 Crossing Guard Appreciation celebration will take place during the week of February 7-11. During Crossing Guard Appreciation Week—and every other week of the school year—APS depends on the Arlington County Police Department’s Crossing Guard Unit to help students get to school safely. To honor our hard-working Crossing Guards as part of Crossing Guard Appreciation Week 2022, APS elementary and middle school students, families and staff are encouraged to find a way to celebrate your school crossing guards this February, from creating cards to writing thank you notes. Read the entire release.

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