February 13, 2023
Good evening. This week, there are several notable events that we hope you will join us for, including the Virtual AAC Supper Club on Wednesday from 6-7pm; Ask the Autism Specialists on Thursday from Noon to 1pm; and our session on Substance Use Prevention for Neurodiverse Kids on Thursday from 7-8:30pm. Details are in our Events section below.
DEI Community Conversations
The Arlington Public Schools (APS) Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) developed the Equity Profile Dashboard (EPD) that was launched on June 10, 2022. The dashboard provides data and transparency related to student opportunity, access, and achievement. In addition, the dashboard supports APS’ commitment to use real-time data to identify and close various gaps to ensure resources are shared equitably based on student needs.
DEI will host multiple community conversations on the dashboard to receive feedback from the community on the next ite
ration of the dashboard. The conversations will include key takeaways about student demographics, student success, and college & career readiness. The conversations will also allow the community to provide feedback on the upcoming updates to the dashboard, which includes student well-being, school climate, and engaged workforce.
The community conversations will be held virtually on the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. – Student Well-Being
- Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. – Student Discipline
- Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Student Discipline
- Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. – Engaged Workforce
If interested in attending one of the community conversations, please register online.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at 703-228-8658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has updated its website. Information for families can now be found at: https://www.doe.virginia.gov/programs-services/special-education/information-for-families
VDOE has also announced that this week is KINDNESS WEEK. The purpose of Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of kindness enable our schools, communities, and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier and more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play.
Find Resources for Virginia Kindness Week
Please visit the Parent Resource Center’s Events page at aps2016.apsva.us/prc-events for information on upcoming events.