district Equity

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.

May's theme is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a commemoration of the culture, traditions and history of Asian American and Pacific Islander people in the United States. In 1978, Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution to pay tribute to Asian Pacific American Heritage Week during the first week of May and in 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Please click this link to find resources for this month’s theme.


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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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Last day of school will be Friday, June 17
Due to a snow day we had in late February, the last day of school will be on Friday, June 17 instead of Thursday, June 16. June 16 will be a full day of instruction whereas Friday, June 17 will be an early release day. This will be a three-hour early dismissal. Elementary students will release at 12:40 p.m. and middle and high school students will release at 11:30 a.m.

The Arlington High School graduation will still be held on June 16. The Weston High School graduation will be held on June 14.

2022 Annual Family and Community Survey
Arlington Public Schools values your opinion and we are asking you to Surveyprovide us with feedback about your impressions of the district and our schools. Below you will see a link to our 2022 Family and Community Survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. If you have more than one child in our district, please complete a survey for each child.

2022 Family and Community Survey

Results from the 2022 Family and Community Survey will be used in developing District and School Improvement Plans and to help schools and the district improve communications with families and community members.

In addition to our annual survey questions, we’re also asking questions about educational equity in order to identify and remove barriers and increase access to learning. Answers from these questions will help us design and implement better ways to support each and every student.

The survey will be available through Friday, June 10.

Key Dates approved for the next two years

At its meeting on March 28, the Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approved the following key dates for the 2022-23 calendar:

• First Day of School: Sept. 7, 2022
• Winter Break: Dec. 19, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023
• Spring Break: April 3-7, 2023
• Last Day of School (Tentative): June 16, 2023

In addition, the board approved the key dates for the 2023-24 calendar:

• First Day of School: Sept. 6, 2023
• Winter Break: Dec. 22, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024
• Spring Break: April 1-5, 2024
• Last Day of School (Tentative): June 14, 2024

The board will approve the full calendar at a later date.

State of the District publication now available!
The winter edition of the Our SchoolsOur Schools community newsletter is now available. The newsletter provides in-depth information about the State of the District for the previous year. Download a copy of the newsletter 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