Friday 5 for September 3, 2021

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student on first day of school
1. Thank You for a Great First Week Back!

Thank you to everyone – staff, students and families – for helping to make this a great first week of school. Many of you sent us great photos of the first day and you can view them all on our website’s First Day Gallery. Stay tuned for a first day video capturing many touching moments. As a reminder, schools and offices are closed Sept. 3, 6 and 7 and classes resume Wed, Sept. 8.

Virtual Screener
2. Remember to Complete Your Health Screener

Thank you to all the families that consistently completed the Qualtrics symptom screener on the honor system this week—we had a great response rate on the first two days of school. We kept the tool in place with a daily reminder to reinforce the importance of checking your student’s health and keeping students who are ill at home. There are symptoms to look for posted on our website.

3. Review Your Info in ParentVUE – Fill out the AOVP

Have you reviewed your information in ParentVUE as part of the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP)? We need every family to verify the information we have is accurate and current. This requires you to log into ParentVUE. More information about the process, including videos and letters in English and Spanish, is available online. Contact your school for help accessing ParentVUE if you need it.

COVID-19 vaccine viles
4. Volunteering at APS

Thank you to everyone who volunteers in our schools. As part of our vaccination requirement for staff, COVID-19 vaccinations are now also required for those who want to volunteer in our schools. For those who were already approved to volunteer, you should have received a notice via email to renew your application and provide verification of your vaccination status. You can fill out the application online and find additional information regarding volunteering on the APS website.

Happy Weekend
5. Enjoy the Long Weekend!

Remember that school is closed tomorrow through next Tuesday in observance of Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah. See you back at school on Wed, September 8!

Other News & Notes
Superintendent’s Weekly Message
School Year Calendar
Special Education Records Destruction Notice