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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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A message from Superintendent Sweeting
Following the sad events the past several days, I wanted to reach out to you.

The value of equity and safety is anchored in every aspect of our Strategic Plan.

Each of us has a responsibility to foster equity and safety for every person in our community. We are committed to continuing our efforts to increase culturally responsive practices and promote anti-racism and social justice in our schools.

We want to ensure everyone is safe and healthy especially during these uncertain times.

We live, learn and work in an AMAZING community. Let’s continue to move forward with compassion and kindness.

Take care and stay well.

Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools

Request for Proposals for IP Video Surveillance System (IPVS), Electronic Access Control System (ACS), Lockdown Alert System (LAS), Classroom Locks

The Arlington School District #16 is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to include all aspects and disciplines of this RFP within a single bid and contract. The interested bidders must be able to provide, install, program, and service all of the electronic systems in this RFP without the requirement of subcontractors (single source). Bidders are allowed to utilize subcontractors for the physical door lock hardware aspects of this project, line voltage requirements (120VAC), intercom paging integration with lockdown system, and alarm system vendor for lockdown integration (Sonitrol). Bidders must clearly state each subcontractor within their proposal along with the scope of work they will provide. The school district is procuring this project under RCW 39.04.270. Firms selected for an interview and subsequent award will be based upon the following criteria categories and other criteria as identified in the RFP: 1) Relevant experience 2) Previous performance 3) Qualifications of key personnel 4) Ability to provide preferred specified products 5) Price. Firms desiring consideration shall contact Brian Lewis, Executive Director of Operations, Arlington School District #16 at for information and request for qualification documents. The deadline to submit qualifications is June16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Meal Pick-Up

Meal distribution form for June 1-5
The June 1-5 meal distribution form for our 23 meal distribution sites has been updated and is available here:

Meal Distribution Form

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

On Fridays, the Arlington Community Food Bank will be providing weekend meals for all students at all sites as part of their “Meals ‘til Monday” Program.

Check out the spring edition of the Our Schools community newsletter!
The ArlingSpring 2020 Our Schoolston Public Schools community newsletter Our Schools is now available. The newsletter includes topics about distance learning, meal distribution and other efforts the district is taking to address the COVID-19 closures. Learn more by clicking here!

2019-20 Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extensions
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Form F-200 is the official document used to increase the District's Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle Fund Budgets. The Draft Form F-200 has been prepared for each of these funds, and is available for public review.

An increase in the Capital Projects Fund budget is requested to accommodate projects approved by the recently passed Capital Levy, and planned for this summer. An increase in the Transportation Vehicle fund budget is requested to support the purchase of additional buses.

The 2019-20 Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extensions will come to the board for a public hearing and consideration for adoption at the June 8, 2020 regular board meeting.

Due to the current State of Emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the Washington State Governor's recent proclamations, the meeting and public hearing on June 8, 2020 may be held only by remote attendance through telephonic access and, as available, internet access. Access numbers/links will be available on June 5, 2020 and will be posted on the District's website. Please call Julie Davis, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at 360.618.6202 or, if you have questions regarding attending the meeting remotely.

Take the 2020 Family and Community Survey today!

SurveyArlington Public Schools values your opinion and we are asking you to provide us with feedback about your impressions of the district and our schools. Here is a link to our 2020 Family and Community Survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. If you have more than one child in our district, please complete a survey for each child.

The results will be used by schools in developing School Improvement Plans and will help schools and the school district improve communications with parents and community members. The survey will be available through June 8.

Additional information is available on Arlington Public Schools' Coronavirus (COVID-19) page at this link.
    Please use the "Contact the District" quick link to contact the webmaster with questions and feedback.


    Strategic Plan
    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

    Strategic Plan