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Family Access Outage, April 23
We have been notified that WSIPC, our Skyward/Family Access vendor, suffered a major system outage on Friday, April 20. The outage aff
Skywardects all access to Skyward/Family Access information systems throughout the state of Washington. This includes the Skyward/Family Access system in Arlington Public Schools. WSIPC has noted it is working to correct the issue and has indicated the downtime could be at least a week. As a result of this outage:

• Users will not be able to access Skyward/Family Access to report attendance during the downtime. If your child will be absent this week, please contact your school attendance office directly by phone or email.

• Electronic payments made through RevTrack to student accounts may not process into Skyward/Family Access during the downtime.

• Students, families and staff will not have access to Skyward/Family Access (schedules, grading, assignments, etc.) during the downtime.

WSIPC has indicated they will keep districts informed as they continue to resolve the issue. As soon as the issue is corrected, we will let our families know.

Thank you for your understanding.

Washington School Improvement Framework results released
Washington’s new accountability system has launched, and schools are being identified under the new Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF), as called for in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). But what is the Framework, and what does it mean for Arlington schools?

The WSIF is the framework for accountability in Washington state. Each school is measur
ESSAed on the Framework, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has identified schools for additional supports, called Comprehensive and Targeted supports.

The goal of the ESSA Plan, developed after the passage of the law in 2015 and which underlies the WSIF, is equity and flexibility. Every student deserves the opportunity to finish school ready for post-secondary aspirations, career, and life. New guidance under Washington’s ESSA Plan allows districts to shift the paradigm, and break down funding silos to develop programs that will help our students finish school prepared for our changing world.

What makes up the WSIF scores? There are nine measures in total. Growth and proficiency still make up a big part of the scores, for both English language arts and mathematics. Also important are graduation rate and English learner progress. Additionally, there are three new school quality and student success (SQSS) measures meant to help parents and families, as well as school districts, understand the overall school climate, which goes beyond academics. These measures are regular attendance, 9th graders on track to graduation, and dual credit or advanced course-taking opportunities.

Link to Arlington Public Schools' scores

School attendance should be a priority every day
School is well underway and we want to see your child each day! Attending school r
Attendance campaignegularly helps children feel better about school – and themselves. This habit should be started at a young age so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and work. Learn more about our attendance campaign.

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    During the 2016-17 school year, the district's Strategic Plan was reviewed and updated. The district's logo was also updated.

    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

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