APS Updates

Check this page to stay informed on the latest from APS.


RETURN DATES ANNOUNCED for Phases 2 & 3 Click here for details.

Next School Board Meeting Thursday, February 25 at 7pm.  Superintendent to present FY2022 Budget Proposal

Instructional Programs and Pathways     Community Engagement Timeline 

IPP Community Questionnaire 


School Year 2020-21 and Return to School Planning

APS School Year 2020-21 Welcome Page

APS Return to School (RtS) Planning Updates can be found here.  

Read about the APS Covid-19 Dashboard for updates, indicators, and progress on RtS and stages into the Hybrid Learning Model.

On September 8, 2020, all Arlington Schools returned on a full-time distance learning model.  As of November 2, 2020, the Superintendent has paused Level 2 Hybrid plans through 2020. On November 4, APS  proceeded with Return to School for Level 1 students.  

The APS Parent Academy is now offering videos to help parents support their students during distance learning.

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

News on the New Neighborhood Elementary School at the Key Site

On December 3, the Arlington County School Board approved boundaries for the new school at the Key site. See the approved map here.  
Use the APS Boundary Locator to confirm your planning unit.

Naming the New School: Click here for information on the process, timeline, and committee members.

Claire Peters named Principal of the new elementary school at the Key site.  Click here to read more about Ms. Peters.

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

Review the Latest

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

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.