Friday 5 for March 3, 2023

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1. Summer School Registration is Open

The 2023 Summer School Program will provide in-person strengthening math and language arts support, credit recovery and Extended School Year services for students meeting specific eligibility criteria.

  • Eligibility is based on critical needs in literacy, math, or both.
  • Eligibility will be communicated during upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Registration closes May 1 for elementary and June 2 for middle and high school students.

Additional summer learning opportunities for grade-eligible students include New Work for Credit (virtual, fee-based) open to all rising 9th – 12th graders, and Boost Courses (virtual, free) for rising 6th – 12th graders.  Learn about programs offered, eligibility, and more at

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2. It’s Arts in the Schools Month!

APS invites the community to join us for our annual celebration of the arts in APS. Throughout March, APS will hold student concerts, arts festivals, exhibitions, workshops, recitals, plays and special performances in the schools. The Arts in the School Month brochure shows a complete list of events and activities, including:

  • March 8: Hoffman-Boston, A Musical Feast – 8th Annual All School Show, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • March 15: Kaleidoscope Day at Cardinal Elementary, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • March 22: Washington-Liberty IB Visual Art Exhibition

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @APSArts and join the conversation with #APSArtsInspires.

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3. APS Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and our schools are highlighting the many accomplishments and contributions women have made to history, culture, our schools and community. APS will celebrate women in Arlington and across APS who tell stories through the arts, education and other forms of communication. Their stories will be featured on APS social media platforms. Join the conversation using #APSWomensHistory

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4. Author Visits and Reads to Gunston Students

Gunston Middle School hosted author Kelly Yang this week for an author visit. As part of the Talk About Books (TAB) book club, Gunston students attended an author presentation and received a copy of Yang’s latest book, Finally Seen. Yang signed copies of the books after the event. TAB is a partnership between the school and the public library, with public librarians joining school librarians at least once a month to discuss the books students are reading. This is one of many special readings and other events held this week for Read Across America.

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5. Every Student Counts
: How APS Social Workers Support Student Success

Next week is National School Social Work Week and a time to acknowledge and thank APS social workers for their role in student well-being and success. Watch this video featuring APS school social workers as they work with students and discuss how they build partnerships between families, schools and community. Our social workers help identify potential barriers to individual student success, connect students to resources, provide social-emotional support and teach life skills.

Other News & Notes

Provide Your Feedback on the Five-Year English Learner Strategic Action Plan by March 7

Nominate an Honored Citizen by March 13

March Schedule of Board Meetings, Work Sessions, and Advisory Council and Committee Meetings

Reminder: Attendance is Important – View APS Resources

School Board Member David Priddy to Host virtual Open Office Hours on March 6

Secondary Interim Report Cards are available in ParentVUE