Equity Themes


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

September's theme is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Please click this link to find resources for this month’s theme.

Bargaining updates

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June 27, 2023
The District and Public School Employees union (PSE) are currently negotiating a new contract. The current PSE contract expires on Aug. 31, 2023. Teams from the District and PSE have been meeting regularly since April 17, 2023. The bargaining sessions are centered around contract language items and compensation.

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District news

2023-24 Wall Calendar/Family Handbook Now Available!Calendar
The 2023-24 Arlington Public Schools Wall Calendar and Family Handbook is now available! A copy of the calendar was mailed to every family in the district. If you didn’t receive your calendar, please contact the district Public Information office or your child’s school.

Building Awareness: A look into substance use and our youth
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 5:15-8:30 pm at Westo
Building Awarenessn High School to attend a free event to learn about current youth substance use
 trends in our community. Several community partners are involved in this important event. Register for the event by clicking this link.

Arlington School Board approves revised 2023-24 calendar
At its Aug. 28 board meeting, the Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approved a revised 2023-24 school calendar.

Friday early dismissal is one hour instead of one hour and 15 minutes
Similar to last spring, Friday early dismissals are now a one-hour early dismissal instead of one hour and 15 minutes. By providing more instructional hours during the school year, we can hopefully prevent having to use make-up days at the end of the year due to weather-related school delays and closures.

Fridays during Elementary Conference Week
On the Fridays of elementary conferences (Nov. 3, 2023 and March 29, 2024), elementary students dismiss at 12:25 p.m. and middle school and high school students dismiss at 1:30 p.m. This earlier dismissal for elementary students allows time for our bus drivers to pick up and drop off elementary students before they have to return to pick up middle and high school students.

You can download the revised calendar at this link.

Check out the summer edition of the Our Schools communityOur Schools newsletter!
The Arlington Public Schools community newsletter Our Schools is now available. The newsletter celebrates our 2023 graduates and includes a review of the construction projects taking place in our district this summer. 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.

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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