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School Board Meeting Summary

At its meeting on Dec. 16, the School Board addressed the following topics:

  • Formation of New Advisory Committee for the Spanish, Amharic and Arabic-Speaking Communities
  • Equity Audit Policy Revisions: Student Discipline and Conduct
  • 2022-2024 Academic Calendars
  • Draft 2022-2023 School Board Meeting Calendar
  • Mount Vernon Kitchen Contingency Contract
  • Adoption of FY 2023-2032 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget
  • Douglas MacArthur Project Update
  • 2020-2021 Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) End of Year Report

For School Board meeting agendas and documents, visit Electronic School Board. You can also visit the School Board meeting web page for information on how to view meetings live and participate.

Sign Up to Volunteer: 2022 Alexandria City High School Science Fair

ACPS invites members of our staff and community to volunteer at the 2022 Alexandria City Science Fair, held on Thurs., Jan. 20, 2022 at Alexandria City High School (ACHS). The science fair provides the opportunity to see a diverse group of young people in grades 7-12 showcase their work. This includes students who are novice researchers as well as those who are experienced science fair participants. Students have often said their interaction with the judges is the most memorable and inspiring part of the science fair process. 

The schedule of events begins at 5 p.m. with judges’ registration, dinner and orientation before projects are judged between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; then, a work session for judges and award recommendations take place on a rolling basis as judges finish between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

If you are available to serve as a judge, please register online.

With the science fair being an in-person event, the following COVID-19 protocols will be in place:

  • Masks must be worn at all times by all students and adults; please bring your own mask.
  • Judges will be asked to complete the online health screener the day of the event. An email will be sent to you the morning of the fair requiring you to complete a quick google form. You cannot enter the building without the completion of this form.
  • All judges must enter the building through doors 35 and 36 where their temperature will be taken.
  • Judges are asked to bring their own device (smartphone, tablet, iPhone, etc) to connect to our Wifi and complete the judging documents.
  • The fair will occur over a larger portion of the building so students and judges can spread out. We will provide color-coded maps to all judges and there will be volunteers at the fair to help point you in the right direction. Judges will meet in the library for a quick dinner and orientation before judging begins.

Technology Helps to Reduce Local Spread

The Alexandria Health Department (AHD), along with hundreds of other local health departments uses a tool called Sara Alert™ designed in early 2020 to support contact tracing. 

This system enrolls individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19, which helps AHD to provide guidance about when it is safe to discontinue isolation or quarantine. Once enrolled, individuals enter their symptoms daily via email, text or phone call, providing public health professionals real-time insights into disease spread and allowing AHD staff to quickly follow up with Alexandrians to ensure that they have all of the needed resources. 

Neither the Sara Alert system nor AHD contact tracers will ever ask individuals for social security numbers, bank account or credit card information, passwords or answers to security questions. Sara Alert will only contact enrolled individuals from 844-957-2721 or AHD encourages residents to always verify phone numbers and email addresses to confirm that a message is from Sara Alert before responding.