district Equity

Arab American Heritage Month

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.

April's theme is National Arab American Heritage Month. 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.

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District news

You're invited! Community Voices Event, April 26Community Voices
Arlington Public Schools invites you to the Spring Community Voices Event via Zoom on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

If you would like to participate, please click on this link to register. Once you've registered, you will be sent information about how to join the Zoom meeting on April 26. Please do not lose your confirmation email with the link!

We hope you will join us at this “Community Voices” special Zoom event. Your ideas and feedback are very important so we can continue to make Arlington Public Schools the best place to learn.

During the event, you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts regarding what is working well within our schools and district, and what areas need improving. You will join a Zoom breakout room conversation with other families, community members and school representatives.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:
• Welcome & Overview
• Introductions
• District Message
• Breakout Room Conversations
• Large Group Share-Out
• Closing

If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s office at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom April 26th!

Kindergarten registration for Arlington Public Schools now open!Kindergarten 
Kindergarten registration for families in Arlington Public Schools is now open for the 2023-24 school year. New Arlington families can register their child here. Existing Arlington families can register their kindergartner in Family Access.

To be eligible for next year’s kindergarten program, a child must be at least five years old by Aug. 31, 2023. The following documents are required to register your child for kindergarten:

Immunization records. The following are the only types of immunization documentation that may be accepted:
o A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS);
o A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider’s signature;
o A physical copy of the CIS form with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff; or
o A CIS printed from MyIR
Proof of residency (power/utility bill or the first page of a lease or purchase and sale agreement will meet the criteria of proof of residency)
Your child’s birth certificate or other official forms of documentation

The deadline to apply for early entrance to kindergarten is Monday, May 1st. Early entrance applies to students who turn five from September 1st to October 15th. The early entrance application form is available on the district website.

Please contact your child’s elementary school with any questions.

Budget Advisory Taskforce

Arlington Public Schools is beginning a proactive approach to the development of its 2023-24 budget by engaging students, staff, families and community members in the planning process. The district has been fortunate to have access to a healthy fund balance reserve over the last few years to maintain, and in some situations, enhance our support and services. The district’s current $95 million dollar budget is projected to utilize nearly $4 million in district fund balance reserves during the 2022-23 school year. This is due to enrollment being less than projected, increased costs of programs and services, and loss of one-time federal COVID funding. As we work through the budget process to address the projected shortfall, there will be difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget. Students, staff, families and community members will have multiple opportunities to be involved in the process, provide feedback and ask questions.

We have established a Budget Advisory Task Force made up of current staff, students, families and community members. If you are interested in information regarding the Budget Advisory Task Force agenda presentations, you can access them here.

Community Budget Forums
The district scheduled four community forum meetings throughout the year.

• Jan. 24 – Byrnes Performing Arts Center (Presentation)(Feedback)
• March 8 – Post Middle School (Presentation)(Feedback)
• March 28 – Eagle Creek Elementary School (Presentation)
• March 29 – Zoom (Presentation)

For questions, please contact Gina Zeutenhorst, Executive Director of Financial Services, at [email protected].

New student registration
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.

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