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April 2020
Working together with the leadership of AEA and PSE, we have negotiated how to address the working condition impacts of COVID-19. For AEA, a Memo of Understanding has been approved and for PSE, Frequently Asked Questions have been developed. Given the evolving nature of the current health situation, monitoring the impacts is an ongoing process. Thank you to everyone for remaining patient and flexible during these unprecedented times.

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Arlington Public Schools accepting applications for vacant school Logoboard position
The Arlington School Board is accepting applications to replace the position of Arlington Public Schools Director District #2, serving the areas of High Cover Park, Cemetery Road, and parts of old town Arlington. State law requires that the remaining school board members appoint a replacement within 90 days. The appointed board member will serve until the next regularly scheduled school board election in fall 2021.

Applications are being accepted from now through Monday, Aug, 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Application packets are available here.

Meal distribution form for Aug. 10-14Meals

The Aug. 10-14 meal distribution form has been updated and is available here:

Meal Distribution Form

Completing the form helps us identify how many meals to prepare for each location

We are providing five days of breakfasts and lunches once a week at sites throughout the district. Prepared foods will be provided frozen. A total of up to four bags of food will be provided including prepared foods, milk and juice, perishable foods, fruits and vegetables. Our staff will ask for the names of children receiving meals.

Also, APS will distribute “Meals ‘til Monday” bags on behalf of the Arlington Community Food Bank at the locations and times listed below. Meals ‘til Monday bags contain two days’ worth of meals.

Meals can be picked up at the following six sites:

• Arlington Boys and Girls Club
(Pick up on Mondays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

• Presidents Elementary School
(Pick up on Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

• The Rivercrest neighborhood (intersection of 208th ST NE/61st AV NE)
(Pick up on Mondays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

• The Jordan River Trails neighborhood (at the community clubhouse)
(Pick up on Mondays 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

• Bryant Community Grange (on State Route 9 north of Arlington)
(Pick up on Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

• Trafton Store (on State Route 530 east of Arlington)
(Pick up on Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

2020-21 District Budget DRAFT
The 2020-21 DRAFT F195 Budget and DRAFT F195F Four-Year Budget Summary has been prepared and is available for public review. The DRAFTS will be shared with the board during the July 13, 2020 regular board meeting and have been submitted to the Northwest ESD for review. This is the first step in the budget process. Edits and adjustments will be made and the 2020-21 Budget will come to the board for a public hearing and consideration of adoption at the August 10, 2020 regular board meeting.

2020-07-13 DRAFT F195 Budget 2020-21

2020-07-13 DRAFT F195F Multi Year Budget 2020-24

Bookmobile and Mathmobile
Great news! The Bookmobile and Mathmobile will be running again this summer with a few modifications based on the state requirements for COVID-19. Please read through our new processes prior to visiting so that you are able to help our teams keep everyone safe and healthy!

Bookmobile, Wednesdays, June 24 – August 19
Books will be prepackaged in sets of 3 by level. When families arrive at the Bookmobile location, you will need to line up by a cone to ensure social distancing. When you reach the front of the line, you will let the staff know what book level(s) you would like (1 book package per child). The staff member will place your book package(s) on a table so that you can step forward and take it. As soon as you have picked up your books, please return to your car and depart.

To return books, please keep them together as a set in the same plastic bag. When you arrive at the Bookmobile location, please make sure the bag is sealed and then place it in the bin marked for returns. Books will be stored in the original plastic bag in the sealed bin until the following week. Families may then join the line to request a new set of books.

Mathmobile, Mondays, June 29 – August 10

Math games and activities will be packaged by grade level and each family will receive a supplies bag at their first visit. When families arrive at the Mathmobile location, you will need to line up by a cone to ensure social distancing. When you reach the front of the line, you will let the staff know what level(s) of math materials you would like. The staff member will place the materials on the table so that you can step forward and take it. As soon as you have picked up your materials, please return to your car and depart.

On your last visit, please return all unused supplies in the original supply bag. When you arrive at the Mathmobile location, place the supply bag in the bin marked for returns.

Bookmobile and Mathmobile Locations and Schedule:
9:30–10:00 Presidents Elementary
10:15–10:45 Eagle Creek Elementary
11:15–11:45 Bryant Grange
12:45–1:15 Timbers Apartments
1:30–2:00 Crown Ridge
2:30–3:00 Mobile Estate

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The Strategic Plan states our mission and outlines goals in four goal areas: Student Learning and Achievement; Safe and Caring Environment; Resource Stewardship; and Parent and Community Partnerships. Each goal identifies actions and metrics for measuring progress.

Mission: Arlington Public Schools educates all students, preparing and inspiring them to graduate and seek their full potential as lifelong learners.

Motto: Educate - Prepare - Inspire

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