1. APS Launches Equity Profile Dashboard
The APS Equity Profile Dashboard is now available online. The Equity Profile was developed to provide data related to student opportunity, access, and achievement. There are six categories reflected, based on community input: Student Demographics, Student Success, College & Career Readiness, Student Well-Being, School Climate and Engaged Workforce. APS is continuing to develop the Profile and will use it to ensure resources are shared equitably based on student needs. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a series of community conversations in the fall to share more about the Equity Profile, key takeaways and how it will be used.
2. Out of this World! NASA Astronauts Visit ASFS Students
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and astronauts who recently completed a long stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS) visited Arlington Science Focus School (ASFS) this morning to tour the school and engage with students. Students got a glimpse of what it is like to be an astronaut and asked the astronauts questions about what life in space is like. The astronauts toured the school’s space lab, complete with a mock spaceship! Congressman Don Beyer was in attendance and facilitated the question-and-answer session with students.
3. Wakefield Student is First at APS to Pass Driver’s Learners Permit Test at School
Wakefield student Aidan Kroon is the first APS student to pass the driver’s learners permit test at the remote testing site at Wakefield High School. Wakefield’s remote testing program is a partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Education that helps students get their licenses. Students can access the DMV knowledge test in a proctored setting at Wakefield, instead of having a parent take them to a DMV office. APS hopes to expand the remote learners permit testing to other high schools next year. Congratulations, Aidan, and remember to buckle up and drive safely! Learn more about remote testing.
4. Preparing for Summer School
Summer School is just a few short weeks away, beginning on July 5. Welcome letters will be sent home via mail the week of June 27 to families who have students enrolled in Summer School. Student schedules and transportation information will be posted on ParentVUE by the end of the day on July 1. Further communication will be provided closer to that date. Learn more about Summer School.
5. Happy Graduation Week! End-of-Year Reminders
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 and all students who are transitioning to their next chapter in APS! View the High School Graduation and Middle School Promotion schedule online. You can view the high school graduations live online if you are unable to join in person. Here are reminders for the end of the school year:
- June 15 – Last Day of High School / Early Release + Elementary Early Release
- June 16 – Last Day of Middle School / Early Release
- June 17 – Last Day of Elementary School / Early Release / Last Day for 10-Month Staff
- June 20 – Juneteenth Holiday for 12-month staff
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