district Equity


Each month, the Equity Department lists equity observances that focus the equity work for our district. The goal of the monthly observance is to provide resources and supports for teachers in order to bring awareness and appreciation to the diverse population of students in our district.

This month's theme is National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the achievements, contributions, culture, and history of Hispanic and Latin American people. The month-long celebration begins on September 15 commemorating the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

According to the 2019 Census, almost 19 percent of the U.S. population identified as Hispanic. That’s over 60 million people. The contributions of Americans of Hispanic and/or Latino heritage should be recognized and celebrated all year long—their history is our shared American history. However, during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th) we have the opportunity to go deeper. We can encourage our students to learn about the rich cultures and history of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Please click this link to find resources for this month’s theme.


Bargaining updates

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Sept. 1, 2021
Members of the Arlington Education Association voted on Aug. 31 to approve a three-year contract with Arlington Public Schools.

Previous Updates

District news

2022-23 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook Now Available!
The 2022-23 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook is now available! A copy of theCalendar calendar was mailed to every family in the district. If you didn’t receive your copy, please contact the Public Information office (360-618-6217, [email protected]). You can also view the calendar by going to this link.

Elementary semester grading for 2022-23 School Year

Beginning this school year, all Arlington elementary schools will be operating on a semester grading system. This means that report cards will be distributed two times: at the middle of the school year and at the end of the school year.

Conference schedules will remain as they have been in the past: during the last week of October and the week before spring break.

Rest assured that communications will remain as strong as ever, and that your child’s teacher is available to answer questions and provide support.

If you have questions about this change, please call Kari Henderson-Burke at 360-618-6220 or email at [email protected].

New student registration

Do you need to register your child for the 2022-23 school year? The new student registration packet is available at this link. Information for kindergarten registration is available at this link. If your child is already enrolled in our district and moving up to the next grade level, no action is required.

2022-23 District Budget Approved
The 2022-23 F195 Budget and F195F Four-Year Budget Summary were approved by the board of directors at the Aug. 8, 2022 regular board meeting after a public hearing. The documents have been reviewed and approved by the Northwest Educational Service District and submitted to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

2022-23 Adopted F195 Budget
2022-23 Adopted F195F Four-Year Budget Summary

Check out the summer edition of the Our Schools community newsletter
Our SchoolsThe Arlington Public Schools community newsletter 
Our Schools is now available. The newsletter celebrates our 2022 graduates and includes a review of the construction projects taking place in our district. Learn more by clicking here!

The Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan has been posted!
Check out the Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-being Recovery plan here.

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