ACPS and the City of Alexandria want to hear from you about your needs for programs and services outside of the school day. We are conducting a survey to help us assess your current needs so that we can determine how to better serve you.
Programs that are offered outside of the regular school day are referred to as “out-of-school” programs. These programs provide regularly scheduled, structured and supervised activities where children can learn outside the typical school day. They serve students in kindergarten through grade 12 and may occur before school, after school, on weekends, or during seasonal and other breaks.
Alexandria’s Children and Youth Master Plan, adopted by both the Alexandria City Council and the ACPS School Board, aims to create an integrated and aligned out-of-school time system for Alexandria’s school age youth.
To address this initiative, the Joint Commission of Alexandria City Council and School Board tasked a subgroup of city, school and community representatives with developing a framework for offering out-of-school opportunities. The framework is to include academic and social enrichment opportunities and access to health, wellness, sports and fitness activities that are free or low-cost and located at neighborhood schools and recreation centers.
This is where you come in: we need to hear from you concerning your family’s needs.
Elementary school students received paper copies of the survey last week in their preferred language of English, Spanish, Arabic or Amharic. Paper copies in these languages can be provided upon request by calling 703-619-8055. The completed survey should be taken online or returned to your child’s teacher by Thursday, June 22.
By taking this quick survey, you will help the City of Alexandria and ACPS determine how to better serve your family.