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Orange Shirt

Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day.

Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day where we honor the victims lost to the residential and boarding schools and uphold the legacy of our survivors.

Orange Shirt Day was started in 2013 by Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor. For over a century thousands of indigenous children were removed from their communities and placed in residential schools where they were shamed and abused for their identities and heritage. The last boarding school was only closed in 1996 and the generational trauma experienced is still affecting our communities to this day.

Orange Shirt Day is a day of remembrance and a day to raise awareness around residential boarding schools.

It is a day to recognize the importance of remembering the Native American children who died in the boarding school system and to honor the survivors and their descendants.  

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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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Fall Community Voices Event on Zoom
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
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 Oct. 27. 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, Oct. 27th!

Thank you so much!


Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools

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Russian Version of Invitation

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