Superintendent's Message

Summer 2022

Arlington Grateful & Proud!
There is so much to be grateful for, and so much to be proud of.

We started the year returning to in-person instruction full time, which had not happened for most students since March of 2020.

We started the year with required facial coverings, and finished the year with facial coverings being optional.

We started the year with all board meetings only on Zoom, and finished the year returning to in-person board meetings, continuing the Zoom and live streaming options, which increases greater access to board meetings.

We started the year with increased academic, social emotional and behavioral needs, and finished the year with increased resources and supports to address these needs. Learning opportunities to address these ongoing needs will continue next year, and some will be available during the summer. One summer example is credit retrieval and credit advancement options at no cost for high school students. Another is the “COOL BUS,” that will provide math and reading opportunities on Wednesdays, between June 29 and Aug. 3, in various locations in the community.

We finished the 2021-22 school year with celebrations of many accomplishments and achievements. One of these was the selection of the student for my Superintendent Servant Leadership Scholarship. This is the sixth year of this special award. This year, Laura Meno, from Arlington High School, was selected. She is a perfect role model for being involved, working hard and being kind. She has been involved in so many activities at her school, as well as in the community. She serves on the Arlington Youth Council and Rotary Club of Arlington, volunteers for Kids’ Kloset, and is a coach and mentor to younger athletes at Post Middle School. Well done, Laura!

Other year-end celebration activities include concerts, drama/music productions, award assemblies, sports achievements, field days, Mars Days, kindness challenge, senior award night, eighth grade celebrations, and of course, our high school graduations.

We started and finished the year committed to meeting all the challenges TOGETHER. This has been joint work between home, school and the community. Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support and partnership!

TOGETHER, we are so grateful and proud!

Have a wonderful summer, and we will see you in the fall!

Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools