Friday 5 for Oct. 14, 2022

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1. Extra! Extra! Read about the Volunteers and Partners that are Making a Difference for APS!

We are pleased to share the first Volunteer and Partnership Newsletter of the school year. This monthly newsletter highlights school volunteers and partners who are making important contributions to student success, both inside and outside of the classroom. This month, we feature the numerous organizations that contributed school supplies, profile new partners and look at a few parent-volunteer groups that are making a difference.  

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2. Virtual High School Information Night Set for Nov. 1

Attention 8th-grade families! The Virtual High School Information Night will take place on Tue, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Join in to learn about the transition to high school, core classes and electives, option schools/programs, neighborhood transfers, and the option/transfer application and lottery process. Families can watch the event online (the link will be posted before the event). Between November and January, each high school will host an information session for families to meet staff, learn about the school, and ask questions. Dates and times for these information sessions will be announced during the Virtual High School Information Night.

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3. VIDEO: Every Student Counts: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Fleet Elementary

October is Disabilities Awareness Month, and this week’s Every Student Counts video focuses on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Alice West Fleet Elementary, one example of Special Education services offered in APS. In addition, the APS Parent Resource Center will host An Introduction to Special Education on Oct. 18, to explain everything parents need to know about the process and available supports. Sessions are offered in person at 10 a.m. and virtually at 7 p.m. Register and learn more 

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4. School Board Honors Student and Staff Leaders for Hispanic Heritage Month

Congratulations to the outstanding Latino high school students, as well as APS administrators, honored for their leadership at the School Board’s Hispanic Heritage Month recognition. Read more about the eight student honorees, selected for their character and leadership. This was a great way to conclude Hispanic Heritage Month festivities focused on inclusivity and celebrating the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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5. GALLERY: Students Walk & Roll to School

This week, students from across the country and here in Arlington walked or rolled to school as part of the annual Walk & Roll to School Day. View the gallery to see students in action walking and rolling to school. Learn more about Walk & Roll to School Day.

Other News & Notes

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School Board Member Cristina Diaz-Torres to Host Virtual Open Office Hours on Mon, Oct. 17

Updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now available for 5-11-year-olds. Find a location to get your boosters at