1. A Look Ahead at November
As we enter November, here are some key dates to keep in mind.– Mon, Nov. 7 – End of 1st quarter – Tue, Nov. 8 – No School for Students (Grade Prep Day)– Fri. Nov. 11 – No School, Veterans Day Holiday– Wed-Fri, Nov. 23-25 – No School, Thanksgiving Break You can view the full calendar online.
2. Preparing for Inclement Weather
With winter approaching, APS wants to remind families to review our inclement weather procedures and have a plan in place in the event of a change in operations:
– The first seven inclement weather days will be treated as traditional “snow days.” If the allotted days are used, APS will revert to full distance learning (virtual) days.
– NEW: Extended Day and Check-In programs will now close at the same time schools close in the event of an Early Release due to weather conditions (previously Extended Day remained open until 4 p.m.).
– Decisions impacting the following day will be announced by 6 p.m. Morning decisions will be announced by 5 a.m., as needed, based on conditions overnight.
National School Psychology Week is next week with the theme Together We Shine. At APS, school psychologists bring high levels of expertise in supporting the holistic needs of students, individualized to each specific context and situation. They support school teams in problem-solving learning challenges, behaviors, or social-emotional needs. Please use #SchoolPsychWeek on social media to join in the conversation and look for stories shared across our digital platforms.
Healthy Community Action Team (HCAT) Arlington received funding from Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) and Arlington Foundation for Families and Youth (ArlFFY) to paint blacktop murals at Randolph and Carlin Springs Elementary Schools. Students and staff at Randolph Elementary School held a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the new educational blacktop art that encourages more physical activity and outdoor play.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. APS recognizes the contributions and cultures of the Indigenous peoples across the North American continent, including those right here in Virginia. Learn more about National American Indian Heritage Month and check out these books recommended by the Arlington Public Library from Native American Voices.
Other News & Notes
Flu/COVID-19/RSV PCR Testing from ResourcePath
This Weekend: Daylight Saving Time – Fall Back 1 Hour
Next Week: National School Psychology Week