Superintendent's Message

We are united against this health threat

We Love YouDear Arlington Community,

During the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to sail through uncharted waters. The winds have been strong and unpredictable. We have been confronted with many unknowns and at times, we even feel like we are being knocked off course. Yet, our creative energy and spirit is not stifled. Together, we are rising to meet the challenges of this global health crisis. Arlington Public Schools implemented specific responses to take care of our students, families and each other. Some of these include:

• Health Screening and Safety Protocols -to protect staff who are coming on site to perform essential duties
• Meal Distributions – to support the daily nutritional needs of our students
• FREE Childcare- for school-age children of first responders, healthcare providers, pharmacy workers and grocery workers
• Distance Learning – to provide for and support continuous learning

Even though the physical classroom doors are closed, our goals to increase learning, provide for a safe and caring environment, allocate our resources wisely, and engage our families and community in this important work still continue.

Addressing and responding to these needs during this time require a joint effort and would not be possible without our amazing students, staff, parents and community partners. I am so proud to be sailing through these uncharted waters together!

We will stay strong, stay well, and stay united against this health threat.

Hope is alive and well in Arlington!

Thank you!

Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools