Friday 5 for May 6, 2022

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1. Gallery: Teacher Appreciation Week
We would like to thank everyone who helped show our teachers how much we appreciate them, both in our schools and online using #ThankAPSTeachers. Our staff, PTAs, partners, families and students found many ways to say thank you to the teachers who make Arlington Public Schools a great place to learn. View this collection of social media posts that recaps how teachers were celebrated all week long

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2. Arlington Career Center TV Production Students Win State Awards
A team of Arlington Career Center students earned top honors at the 57th annual State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in April. SkillsUSA is a national organization that focuses on leadership skills for high school students. Students are given the opportunity to compete against their peers at the local, state, and national levels, and are judged by industry experts. Congratulations to the student winners.

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3. Change in COVID Protocols for Students
APS has moved to a 5-day isolation period for students who test positive for COVID-19. Previously, isolation for students was for a period of 10 days. This change aligns with the recommendations of the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. Students may return to in-person instruction on day six, if on day five the student has no symptoms (or symptoms are improving), AND has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, AND is able to wear a well-fitting mask for days 6-10. Read more on our website.

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4. APS Recognizes School Lunch Hero Day
Today is School Lunch Hero Day! Between preparing healthy meals for APS students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. Please take a moment to thank our school lunch personnel for their hard work and dedication to APS. Follow along on social media using #SchoolLunchHeroDay. View the photo gallery on our website.

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5. View Highlights from the 2022 Celebration of Excellence
The Annual Celebration of Excellence took place on Wednesday evening at Washington-Liberty High School. The event recognized the Principal of the Year, Teachers of the Year and Support Employees of the Year for the school division. Watch videos highlighting the winners and how they make a difference for students, and view a photo gallery on our website.

Other News & Notes

  • Happy Mother’s Day!