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Kindergarten Information Night

Kindergarten Information Night. January 28, 2019 ( Snow Date: February 4, 2019) 7:00 p.m. Washington-Lee High School Families will learn about the registration process and about their neighborhood and option schools for the 2019-20 school year. Join APS for the Sounds of the Season.

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Kindergarten Information Night

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  1. Kindergarten Information Night January 28, 2019 (Snow Date: February 4, 2019) 7:00 p.m. Washington-Lee High School Families will learn about the registration process and about their neighborhood and option schools for the 2019-20 school year.

  2. Join APS for the Sounds of the Season • 30+ performances in December • APS Senior Citizens Cards available and provide free admission to all APS events. • Call 703-228-6005 to request a card. • For all dates, times and locations, see the Arts Education Calendar atwww.apsva.us/artscalendar

  3. Winter Weather Reminders • Review today’s APS School Talk message • Make child care plans in advance • Delays or closings are announced by 5am • New This Year: If AM storm time is uncertain, new 2-Phase announcements: 6p.m. Delay + 6a.m. Update • Early dismissals announced by about 11am • 1st Updates on APS website & Social Media • Also check APS School Talk email/text, social media, and local TV channels • APS Hotline (Eng./Sp.) at 703-228-4277

  4. Upcoming APS Events & Dates Dec. 24 – Jan. 4 – Winter Break Jan. 10 – Availability of MS or HS transfers announced Jan. 18 – Deadline to apply for an MS/HS transfer or option program/school Department of School & Community Relations

  5. Capital Projects Update Stay up to date with the APS capital projects. Visit our page to learn more: https://www.apsva.us/design-and-construction/

  6. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan Operational Planning New Policies & Policy Revisions • Review, update and/or adopt policies on: • Inclusion (students learn in shared environment) • School Board Policies (Section A, formerly Section 10) • Acceptable Use (staff & social media) • Transgender • Equity • Pre-K Programs • Options & Transfers Follow-up • Other policies scheduled for revisions • Adopt 2018-24 Strategic Plan – Performance Objectives • Monitor PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways • Adopt the FY 2020 Budget • Review the 1 to 1 Study Findings • Approve School Naming Recommendations • Monitor and approve plans to strengthen Safety & Security Capital Initiatives New Schools & Program Moves (2019) • Approve Schematic Design for Education Center Reuse Project • Receive and review the Career Center Working Group’s • report and plan for next steps Additional Focus in Support of the 2018-24 Strategic Plan Goals • Monitor to ensure that all students make equitable progress • Emphasize system-wide consistency in the delivery of instruction and student supports • Ensure that all schools develop and strengthen plans to support the “whole child” • Ensure continued emphasis on recruiting, hiring and nurturing diverse staff • Monitor allocation of resources and assets to address enrollment growth • Monitor plans to identify community opportunities to help students become “life ready”

  7. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan New Policies & Policy Revisions • Review, update and/or adopt policies on: • E-6 Food and Nutrition Services • I-7.5 Adult Education • G-2.14 Employment • J-15.8 Acceptance of Electronic Signatures & Records • Upcoming policy revisions include: • D-12.3 Financial Management – Travel Reimbursement • E-3.30 Building and Grounds Management • G-1.2 Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use – Staff • I-11.6.30 Graduation • I-11.6.31 Promotion • I-11.6.32 Retention • M-14 Support • I-10.32 Pupil Services • I-7.2.3.32 Addition or Deletion of Courses • D-10.1 and D-10.2 Purchasing and Purchasing Construction Contracts

  8. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan Operational Planning • 2018-24 Strategic Plan • –Monitor Progress atwww.apsva.us/strategic-plan/ • School Naming Recommendations • Sept. 6: Committees appointed • Dec. 6: Information Item for Naming Three Schools • Dec. 20 Action Item for Naming Three Schools • All information will be available online under “Engage with APS” as work progresses (www.apsva.us/engage) Inclusion*Excellence*Innovation

  9. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan New Schools & Program Moves (2019) • Fall 2018 Elementary School Boundary Process • Early 2019: Informing families about boundary adjustments and grandfathering • Jan. 28, 2019: Kindergarten Information Night, 7 p.m., W-L High School

  10. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan Capital Initiatives • Education Center Reuse Project • September 18: Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting • October 30: Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting • November 28: Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting • December 5: Community Meeting • December 19: Joint BLPC/PFRC Meeting • Career Center • Sept. 5: Career Center Working Group (CCWG) issued report • Oct. 4: CCWG Chair to present report to School Board • Oct. 24: CCWG Chair to present report to County Board • Summer 2019: Internal modifications to add seats to Arlington Tech

  11. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan • 2018 Fall Ten-Year Enrollment Projections • Monitoring Report at the January 24 School Board Meeting • Annual Enrollment Projections Report will be released in January and will reflect the new elementary school boundaries adopted on Dec. 6, 2018 • The report will also include the updated methodology for the 2019-28 projections • The enrollment projections include input from multiple stakeholders, including: • APS departments and principals • Arlington County staff • Consultant on projections approach • School Board Advisory Committees

  12. 2018-19 School Board Action Plan For More Information www.apsva.us/engage

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