district Equity

Monthly Theme

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.

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride 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.

Previous Updates

District news

School board approves calendar changes for the current school year
At the April 10 school board study session, the school board approved the following calendar changes for this school year due to lost instructional hours and one day lost resulting from inclement weather throughout the year.

• The Friday early dismissal will change from one hour and 15 minutes to one hour beginning on Friday, April 14. This includes April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16.

Currently on early dismissal Fridays, middle and high school students release at 1:15 p.m. and elementary students release at 2:25 p.m. With these changes on early dismissal Fridays, middle and high school students will now release at 1:30 p.m. and elementary students will release at 2:40 p.m. for the rest of the 2022-23 school year. On early dismissal Fridays, Weston High School currently releases at 1:10 p.m. With these changes, Weston students will now release at 1:25 p.m. on early dismissal Fridays.

• Instead of the last day of school being held on Friday, June 16, the last school day will now be held on June 20, 2023. Tuesday, June 20 will be a three-hour early dismissal. School will not be held on Monday, June 19 due to the Juneteenth holiday.

The revised calendar can be found here.

This will not impact graduations. Weston High School’s graduation is scheduled for June 13 and Arlington High School’s graduation is scheduled for June 15.

State law requires that school districts provide a minimum of 180 school days (unless a waiver is approved) and a district-wide average of 1,027 instructional hours per school year. The district can only apply for a waiver if school is closed for three or more days.

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.

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