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2018-19 District Budget Extension
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Form F-200 is the official document used to increase the District's annual budget. The draft Form F-200 has been prepared by the District and is available for public review. The 2018-19 General Fund Budget Extension will come to the board for a public hearing and consideration for adoption at the March 25, 2019 regular board meeting.

2018-19 Draft F-200 General Fund Budget Extension

Attendance is directly linked to achievement
Research shows that a high percentage of high school dropouts had poor attendance records. Helping your child get to school on time every day is an important way you can promote your child’s academic success. Help your child make good attendance a habit by following these tips:Attendance
• Enforce a regular bedtime and wake up time for your child
• Complete homework and reading in the evening
• Make sure your child is organized and leaves each morning with the needed supplies
• Remember that everything you add to a schedule means something must be taken away.
If you add lots of before and after school activities, you take away time for your child to read, play and study. If your child’s extra-curricular activities leave your child too tired to do homework or to get up in the morning, it is time to re-evaluate the benefit. Learn more here.

Arlington Public Schools accepting K-11 Highly Capable referrals March 1-29

Highly CapableArlington Public Schools is accepting Highly Capable Program referrals for kindergarten through 11th-grade students from Friday, March 1 through Friday, March 29. Students will be considered for evaluation for possible program participation for the 2019-20 school year. Learn more here.

2019-20 Student Calendar has been approved!

The Arlington School Board approved the 2019-20 Student Calendar at its board meeting on Feb. 19. The calendar lists the first and last days of school along with any breaks and early release days. You can view the calendar here.

Kindergarten registration now open!
Kindergarten registration for Arlington Public Schools families opened on Feb. 19. Parents may go to the office of their neighborhood school to complete a registration packet. Each elementary school will hold a kindergarten orientation night in May.
To be eligible for next year’s kindergarten program, a child must be at least five years old by Aug. 31, 2019. The following documents are required to register your child for kindergarten:

• Immunization records
• Proof of residency (Power 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

Registration forms can be picked up from elementary school offices or from the district website at this link.

Winter weather is here! Receive school closure information through FlashAlert
Arlington Public Schools, through the Puget Sound Educational Serv
ice District, uses FlashAlert Newswire to communicate school closure information due to bad weather, hazardous road conditions or other emergencies to local media sources. Parents, students, staff and community membersFlash Alert can register up to three email and/or cell phone text addresses in a single account and receive information at the same time as the news media. A free iPhone/Android app, FlashAlert Messenger, is also available and allows families and the public to receive emergency messages much faster and more reliable than text messages. As a subscriber you can also view all local emergency items and news releases on FlashAlertNewsire.net. Sign up today!

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    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