District Office Summer Hours:
     Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Schools will be closed for the summer.
Check their school website for dates/hrs.

Aug 17:   New Student Registration begins
Sept. 5:   Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 7:   First Day of School
Sept. 23: Inservice-No School


kindergarten schedule - important dates

  • August 22 (Monday), 2016 Assessment Day/Exit Interview (All Day)
  • September 7 (Wednesday), 2016 Family Conferences *
  • September 8 (Thursday), 2016 Family Conferences *
  • September 9 (Friday), 2016 Kindergarten Jump Start **
  • *During your Exit Interview on August 22nd, you will choose a preferred day and either am or pm time to meet with your child's teacher for Family Conferences.  Family Conferences last approximately 20-30 minutes.  When class lists are created, you will be notified of your exact Family Conference time.
  • ** During your exit interview, you will also choose a preferred day for Jump Start.  Half of your child's class will attend school for the ENTIRE school day on September 9th and the other half will attend school for the ENTIRE school day on September 12th.  When class lists are created, you will be notified of which Jump Start day your child will be attending.


School Supplies:
Arlington Public Schools recognizes that purchasing school supplies has been an increasing demand for our families and a financial hardship for some. Because we ask for community support for our schools through levies and other fundraising activities, the schools will now provide most of the needed school supplies (including supplies to complete class projects at home). 
Read what will and will not be covered.

Welcome new families! Parents/guardians of new students should register their students at their neighborhood school after August 17 when schools reopen. Please bring a copy of your child's state-issued birth certificate, proof of residency, immunizations and information regarding their previous school when you register.

Transportation routes are now available on the website. They will also be included in the Family Handbook being mailed out to families in August.

Family Handbook:
The 2016-2017 Family Handbook will be sent to families in early August. This includes the district calendar, back to school activities for each school, district contact information, bus routes, free/reduced meal applications and our legal notices. 

District news

Welcome New Administrators! 

In addition to hiring our new Superintendent Dr. Chrys Sweeting, we have some other administrative changes occurring in the 2016-2017 school year.

Ms. Kathy Ehman is joining us from Puyallup School District as our new Assistant Superintendent, replacing Ms. Diane Kirchner-Scott.

Mr. Heinz was hired by Pullman High School as their new principal. Ms. Andrea Hundredmark is replacing Mr. Eric Heinz as the Assistant Principal for Arlington High School. She comes to us from North Carolina.

Mr. McKellar will be leaving Presidents Elementary to become the Special Education Director at the district office. The new principal for Presidents is Mr. Larsen and replacing Mr. Larsen as assistant principal is Ms. Miller.

Ms. Barborinas is going back to teaching in the classroom to allow for her to spend more time with her young children. Ms. Schroeder will be replacing Ms. Barborinas as assistant principal.

Ms. Darragh is leaving Post Middle to become an elementary school principal in Sedro Woolley. The newly hired assistant principal for Post is Mr. Dobberfuhl. Read a bit about our new administrators!

2016-2017 Free/Reduced Meal Application Forms are Now Available

The forms must be submitted each year to our Child Nutrition Services Department. You can also use Family Access to process the form. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeanne Daily in the Child Nutrition Services Dept. at


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