APS Updates


Check back here to stay informed and engaged about the latest happenings affecting our school and community.

Return to School Planning

As of July 16, 2020, all Arlington Schools will return in the fall on a full-time distance learning model.  The first day of school will be September 8, 2020.  APS will re-evaluate school site openings at the end of the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. The first quarter ends on November 2, 2020.

APS Return to School Planning Updates can be found here. 

APS answers to FAQs on the Return-to-School Planning process: Click here.

APS will continue to provide Grab-n-Go meal service at designated school sites. Click here for more information.

Click here for details of the current elementary school daily schedule on the distance learning model.

Check here for more of the latest on APS Return to School updates.

News on the Neighborhood Elementary School at the Key Site

Claire Peters named Principal.  Click here to read more about Ms. Peters.

The next APS work session on boundaries will be October 13, 2020.

Watch School Board meetings live.  Click here for more information.


Family Support Resources

The Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI) recently held a mental health panel that included several APS staff and partners. Among the materials provided were the following documents, which include information on local support groups and organizations that are available to assist families with mental, physical, and emotional health concerns.

Arlington Partnership for Youth and Families

Parent Resource Center

Local Parent Support Groups


Stay Engaged

To stay engaged and informed of relevant APS initiatives, we encourage all parents to:

APS Ambassadors Program

APS Ambassadors is a new program established by Arlington Public Schools. ASFS has two representatives appointed by our ASFS Principal, Mary Begley, whose role is to communicate relevant information from APS to our school community as well as collect any feedback from ASFS parents, teachers, and staff to take back to APS. Please feel free to contact ASFS's two representatives with any questions or feedback related to APS:

See the complete List of APS Ambassadors by school, and visit the APS Ambassadors page for more information.


Please feel free to reach out to Leigh O'Guynn Rex (VP External Affairs) with any questions.