This week, APS celebrated National School Psychology Week! APS thanks all our hard-working, talented and caring school psychologists who have devoted themselves to helping students throughout the pandemic. This week, APS highlighted our school psychologists on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Instagram and Twitter.
As part of our effort to continue to refine and streamline communications, we want to hear your thoughts on how you’d like to receive the Friday Five. Please consider taking this 10-second poll to help us plan for the future of the Friday Five. Your feedback is invaluable to us and we appreciate your time!
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary students and staff held their Quarter 1 Project-Based Learning Showcase last week. A parade through the Green Valley community highlighted student work that had been completed throughout the first quarter, showing students’ understanding of the school-wide driving question: How can I use (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) PBIS character traits to show Drew pride? Read more about the event and see the photo gallery on our website.
APS is currently reviewing and updating the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Arlington County Police Department. The purpose of the MOU Development Process is to redefine and reimagine the relationship between APS and ACPD. The MOU is currently available online for public comment until Tuesday, November 23. Visit the APS website to view the MOU and to provide feedback.
Every student age 5 or older is now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine! Appointments can be made at nearby pharmacies and clinics by visiting Vaccines.gov (www.vacunas.gov), or by checking with your pediatrician’s office. Additionally, Arlington County Public Health is holding clinics specifically for 5-11-year-old children this weekend, Nov. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., by appointment only. Make your appointment online by visiting VAMS and clicking the “Schedule a Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointment” icon or by calling the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999. Check Vaccines.gov regularly to see updated appointment availability and make an appointment for your child’s free vaccine as soon as possible.
Other News & Notes:
- Military Family Awareness Month
- APS Students Named to State-Wide Music Groups
- Reminder: School Board meeting on Tue, Nov. 16
- Report Card – How to Access
- School Board Chair Barbara Kanninen to Host Virtual Open Office Hours on Tue, Nov. 16
- November Student Services Newsletter