Friday 5 for Nov. 12, 2021

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1. APS Celebrates Our School Psychologists

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.

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2. Help us Plan the Future of the Friday Five!

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!

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3. Drew Students and Staff Show Their Pride

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.

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4. APS & ACPD Memorandum of Understanding Available for Public Comment

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.

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5. Vaccinations for 5-11-Year-Old Students Now Available

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 (, 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 regularly to see updated appointment availability and make an appointment for your child’s free vaccine as soon as possible.

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