APS Updates


Check back here to stay informed the latest from APS.

Elementary school draft boundary scenario for SY2021 has been posted. See it here. Discussions are ongoing. The next school board work sessions on boundaries: Thursday, October 29. Watch here.

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 new 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.  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.

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 Neighborhood Elementary School at the Key Site and the Boundary Process

APS Phase 3 of Elementary Planning for 2021 
Review the draft boundary scenario here.
View the October 5 Presentation slides.

October 29: School Board work session on boundaries.

Use the below links to find more on the latest on the APS elementary school boundary process:
elementary schools boundaries process Phase 2/Data Review: new data as of Sept 2, 2020
elementary schools boundaries process Phase 3 from APS: timelines, work sessions schedules, dates to remember

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

Meet the Principal- Ms. Peters has set up dates and times for informal virtual chat sessions. Sign up here   with Signup Genius.

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


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.