Friday 5 for Nov. 4, 2022

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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.  

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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.

You can learn more about the weather codes and other important details on our website.

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3. Celebrating our APS School Psychologists

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.

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4. New Blacktop Art Encourages More Outdoor Physical Activity at Two Elementary Schools

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.

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5. Recognizing National Native American Heritage Month

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

High School Information Night Presentation

Flu/COVID-19/RSV PCR Testing from ResourcePath

2023-24 Calendar Survey Ends Tue, Nov. 8 

This Weekend: Daylight Saving Time – Fall Back 1 Hour

Next Week: National School Psychology Week