Friday 5 for Sept. 23, 2022

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1. VIDEO: Every Student Counts!

This week, APS is kicking off the Every Student Counts video series. The goal is to help families better understand the tiered approach APS teachers use to meet every student’s academic and social-emotional needs. Watch Episode 1 of Every Student Counts and view more information online.

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2. New Student Progress Data Now Available

APS maintains the Student Progress Dashboard and Equity Profile to monitor and assess student achievement and identify gaps. Both have been updated with 2021-22 year-end assessment results:-The Student Progress Dashboard now includes end-of-year data for DIBELS, Math Inventory (MI) and Reading Inventory (RI).  -The Equity Profile Dashboard now includes the 2021-22 Standards of Learning (SOLs) test results for Grades 3 and 8.

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3. Your Voice Matters Survey Results Available

The results for the 2022 Your Voice Matters Survey are available online. The survey’s topics included include school and community climate, health and well-being and engagement. In total, more than 19,000 survey responses were collected from students, staff, and families. The results will be used to inform work across both APS and the Arlington County Government.

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4. Amazon + Food for Neighbors Bring Food & Essentials to Schools

Amazon and Food for Neighbors launched food and essentials pantries at three APS schools and is providing snacks to one elementary school. Amazon Fresh donated $250,000 to three area organizations, two right here in Arlington. Food for Neighbors will stock supply the pantries at Arlington Community High School, Wakefield High school and the Arlington Career Center. At Abingdon Elementary School, Amazon Fresh is directly providing afternoon snack baskets to each student in the school throughout the entire academic year.

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5. Attendance Matters!

Regular school attendance is important, and APS asks for your support in ensuring students arrive prepared and on time as much as possible. Being present is essential to a student’s academic success! Please help reinforce the importance of consistent attendance and have a plan to ensure students are on time as much as possible. For more information, review Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early and Keep Your Child On Track in Middle and High School: Pay Attention to Attendance from Attendance Works.

Other News & Notes
Reminder: No School on Monday; Rosh Hashanah
Summary of the Aug. 22 School Board Meeting
Register for Next Week’s Equity Profile Community Conversations
P-EBT Phishing Scam
Social-Emotional Learning Survey for Students in Grades 3-12