In addition to ACPS Express and ACPS Insider newsletters, numerous information resources for families and staff are available on the ACPS website and elsewhere.
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Fall Growth Assessment
New growth assessments for students in grades 3-8, developed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), will be administered for the first time in the fall of 2021. Find out more.
Welcome to New Minnie Howard Campus Administrator Alexander Duncan
ACPS is pleased to welcome Alexander Duncan III as the next campus administrator for the Minnie Howard campus of Alexandria City High School.
Congratulations to Our National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to the four Alexandria City High School students who are among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program: Virginia Arnold, Zachary Bosland, Delia Hughes and Tucker Stone.
School Board Meeting Summary
See a summary of the agenda from the Thursday, Sept. 9 School Board Meeting, including passed motions to require vaccination documentation for ACPS staff and for students participating in Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter and spring sports.
City Council Votes to Approve Funding for New Building for ACPS
The Alexandria City Council has voted to approve the funding to purchase the 1703 N. Beauregard Street building for use by ACPS.
More Stories from the Week
Renovated Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium Opens • ACPS Athletes Inducted into Hall of Fame • School Board Candidate Events • ACPS K-2 Family Literacy Night Webinar • Constitution Day Celebration
Learning in Quarantine and Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test Result
ACPS has health and safety mitigation measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the school division. It also has a plan for any students who need to isolate as they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as students who need to quarantine as they have been identified as close contacts of someone with COVID-19.
Have a Question or Comment? Ask ACPS!
Asking questions and sharing feedback are signs of engaged families and staff and great schools! Find out the variety of ways you can connect with ACPS to share your comments, get information or ask a question.
Virtual Town Hall on Health & Safety
Join our Sept. 20 virtual town hall to hear about health and safety mitigation measures in schools, COVID-19 contact tracing, learning in quarantine, and return to school guidance. Also see recordings and slides from the Sept. 16 town hall.
DASH Bus Rides are Now Free for All, Including Students and Staff
DASH buses are now fare-free. This means all ACPS students and staff can use DASH to get around town and ride for free, every day.
School Board Meeting Agenda
The next School Board meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. See the meeting agenda and find out how to participate.
Volunteer Crossing Guards Needed!
Volunteer crossing guards are a vital part of the ACPS family, and we are currently in need of a few good community members willing to volunteer their time to serve several schools at several locations.
ACPS Educators in the News
The spotlight is on Jefferson-Houston Assistant Principals Dustin Barnes and Tiffany Young, and Alexandria City High School Teacher Christine Stafford. Find out why.
More Stories from the Week
Alexandria Soccer Association After School Leagues • Back to School Forms Due • Hispanic Heritage Month • K-2 Family Literacy Night Webinar • Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium Opens • Vaccine Clinics • School Board Candidate Events • Celebrating the Parker-Gray School