At ACPS, we are thankful for things big and small. This heartwarming video includes our students and staff reflecting on what they are thankful for as well as a special message to all ACPS families and staff from Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Shortened Student Quarantine Period with Negative PCR Test
With the support of the School Board, ACPS is shortening the length of quarantine for close contacts to seven days after the date of last exposure if families provide documentation to the school of a negative COVID PCR test that is administered on day five, six, or seven.
ACPS Introduces New Electric Buses to Transportation Fleet
ACPS is celebrating the rollout of five new electric school buses to join its 118-vehicle fleet. The electric buses were purchased by ACPS with the assistance of the Dominion Energy Electric School Bus Program. ACPS purchased five of the 50 buses that were part of this program.
Meet the ACPS Parent Liaisons
The school division is fortunate to have 10 school-based parent liaisons and three division-wide parent liaisons, specializing in Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.
National Substitute Educators Day
ACPS salutes our substitute teachers as we celebrate National Substitute Educators Day today (Nov. 19). Substitute teachers continue to provide quality education to students in the temporary absence of their classroom teacher. They are flexible, resilient and dedicated as they provide continuation in a child’s education.
ACPS Chief of School and Community Relations Recognized as Communications Front-Runner
ACPS is proud to announce that Chief of School and Community Relations Julia Burgos has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) as a Front-Runner who embodies leadership, innovation and excellence.
More Stories of the Week
•Grammy Music Educators Workshop •Virginia Accepting Entries for Annual Kids Safe Online Poster Contest
Superintendent Proposes Capital Improvement Program Budget Focused on Addressing Capacity Needs and Supporting Instructional Excellence
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has proposed a fiscally responsible Capital Improvement Program budget (CIP) of $495,004,800 for the next 10 years that focuses on addressing the division’s capacity needs and supporting instructional excellence in our schools.
Family Engagement Month: Language Line Direct Response Offers Personalized Interpretation
ACPS’ newest Language Line resource offers families easier access to interpretation services when they call their student’s school. Language Line Direct Response allows families who speak Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi and Pashto to contact ACPS with a qualified interpreter already on the phone line.
ACPS Announces First VIP Award Winners
ACPS is proud to announce the first recipients of the VIP Award for employees who stand out for their Vision, Integrity and Passion. The winners were selected from the October nomination category focusing on Transportation, Nutrition Services and Building Engineers.
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Unveils Mural on Veterans Day
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School unveiled a tapestry depicting its namesake, five-star U.S. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur in honor of Veterans Day.
Welcome Fredericka Smith, New Administrator of the High School Satellite Campus
ACPS is pleased to welcome Fredericka Smith as the next campus administrator for the Satellite Campus of Alexandria City High School (ACHS).
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
On Nov. 17, ACPS is celebrating the brave action of one historical figure during the first national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day. Students across the country will walk to honor the young student who played a part in the advancement of civil rights.
New Multi-use Court Opens at Francis C. Hammond Middle School
A new multi-use/futsal court opened at Francis C. Hammond Middle School that will be used in physical education and after school programs. The court’s multi-use approach will increase teaching and activity space. The court will also be available to the community after school hours.
In the “Supe’s Spotlight” video message, ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. shares information, thoughts and reflections with the ACPS community. This monthly feature highlights what is happening in our school division, while also addressing issues of importance to ACPS students, staff and families.