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Upcoming Events and Information:

  • Please read this letter from Principal Boggan (English and Espanol) and please read through this (English/Espanol) for some additional resources and information during the closure.
  • APS schools are closed through April 13, 2020. Further decisions may be made at that time regarding operations. Instructional materials and tools are being provided to all students. Check with your child’s teacher or visit our Coronavirus Updates page for basic info. Free grab-n-go lunch/breakfast will be provided to kids 2-18 yrs old, Monday through Friday 11am-1pm, at Kenmore (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd) and Drew (3500 S. 23rd St) during the closure. Only authorized staff who are required to work will be allowed into APS buildings. More info: Coronavirus Updates
  • Are you looking for resources? Do you have questions about services, housing, or food assistance? Please contact our school social worker with any questions you have, and she can help:
  • Don’t forget to wash your hand for 20 seconds! Spanish  Amharic  Arabic  Mongolian
  • Other Food Options: Real Food for Kids Partners with Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery to Make Plant-Based Meals for Kids and their Families during Arlington County School Closure Arlington County chef and small business owner, David Guas, of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, is partnering with Real Food for Kids to serve free lunches to needy Arlington County children and their families during the closure of the school district. Fruitful Planet will be participating in providing a variety of fruits for the meals to go. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Guas and Real Food for Kids will be cooking up vegetarian meals for grab-and-go distribution at his Arlington restaurant, Bayou Bakery, located one block from the Courthouse metro. The nourishing New Orleans favorite, Red Beans and Rice, will be served on Tuesday, and each subsequent meal in the initial week of the program will also be a plant-based dish rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In order to be compatible with a broad range of dietary and religious restrictions, only vegetarian options will be served during this first week of school closure. After March 17, we will provide meals each weekday until schools reopen. We will post updates on our Facebook page if we are unable to serve meals due to changing circumstances. Bayou Bakery is taking all the steps recommended by the CDC, as well as precautionary measures beyond its normally strict health and sanitation practices to give families in need a nutritious meal, made with love —a definite bright spot in anyone’s day. Needy Arlington children and families can come to Bayou Bakery to pick up a meal, no questions asked. Bayou Bakery is located at 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201, 703.243.2410. For more information, please email contact@realfoodforkids.orgClick here to donate to support this effort. This offering is meant to complement emergency meal distribution by Arlington Public Schools. For information on APS meal distribution visit https://www.apsva.us/coronavirus-covid-19-updates.
  • Parents – don’t forget to create your ParentVue Account! For assistance creating your account, please contact the main office 703-228-5900 or see our tutorial here!
  • Home WiFi Connection Directions for Global Protect Issues (Must Be Done At School):   
  1. Login to HUB
  2. Press the home button to open the Settings app.
  3. VPN should say “Not Connected” or toggled off – it should be gray and NOT green
  4. Find “General” on the left, then “VPN” on the right – click on “Not Connected >”
  5. Click on the blue circle with the little “i” to the right of GlobalProtect 5.0 (aw gui)
  6. Find “Connect on Demand” and toggle off – should NOT be green.
  7. Press the Home button and open GlobalProtect
  8. Press “Tap to Connect”
  9. If you are not prompted for the password go back into settings and make sure VPN is toggled off
  10. Go back to GlobalProtect and try “Tap to Connect” again
  11. It should prompt you for the password – enter the password and click “Sign in”
  12. Go back into settings and toggle “Connect on Demand” back ON

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