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Coming Up in February 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Coming Up in February 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for February. Find out when the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Community Outreach team will be in your neighborhood!

2024 Equity Climate Survey

Fri., Feb. 2 through Sun., Feb. 25

All families, staff and students in grades 6-12 are asked to complete this survey by Feb. 25, 2024. We are excited to hear from the many perspectives in our community about ACPS school climate and learning environments as we work to advance our five-year strategic plan, Equity for All 2025.


Free Teen Skate Night

Fri., Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m.

Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Avenue)

Each first Friday of the month, Alexandria teens can skate for free at a designated recreation center. Learn about a variety of programs for youth ages 11-17 offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.


English as a second language (ESL) II — Conversation Club for Intermediate ESL Speakers

Mondays and Wednesdays in January (Feb. 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28, 31), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library (5005 Duke Street)

The Alexandria Library builds community by providing opportunities to learn, explore, create and connect. Its ESL II Conversation Club is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence. No registration is required.


All-City Fifth Grade Choral Festival Performance

Fri., Feb. 9,  5 p.m.

William Ramsay Elementary School (5700 Sanger Avenue)

Select fifth grade students from each elementary school will take the stage to make music together as part of our All-City Fifth Grade Choral Festival. Please join ACPS for this first-of-its-kind performance in our division.


ACHS Titans vs. West Springfield (Senior Night)

Fri, Feb. 9, 7:45 p.m.

Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street)

The ACHS Titans is excited to host its final home girls’ varsity game of the regular basketball season and celebrate senior athletes. View the schedule of additional Alexandria City Titans athletic events at


African American Heritage Trail Ribbon Cutting

Sat. Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Founders Park (351 N. Union Street)

The African American Heritage Trail Committee invites the public to join in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of new signs along Alexandria’s historic waterfront that illuminate the history of the African American community in Alexandria. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the new Fishtown sign on the river side of Founders Park. A reception following the ribbon cutting will be held in the Overlook Room (#325) on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union Street.


Galentine (Y.A.M. Mentoring Program)

Sat., Feb. 10, 4-7 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)

Join us for an evening of celebrating sisterhood, laughter and unforgettable moments. Young and Mannered (Y.A.M.) Mentorship Program has another great event coming up at Charles Houston Recreation Center. For additional questions please contact


The High School Project Community Meeting: Understanding Academic Advisement

Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Virtual - Join via Zoom

The High School Project Team continues to plan for the educational experience of students at Alexandria City High School with core values and drivers of instructional excellence, equity, student achievement and growth, and multiple pathways that prepare students for college, career and life. Join us for a virtual community meeting on understanding the academic advisement process.

Early Release Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences (All schools except for Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School)

Thurs., Feb. 15
Fri., Feb. 16

Parent-teacher conferences are an important opportunity for families and teachers to discuss students’ social, emotional and academic learning progress. In February, when school conferences are being held on “early release” days, students will be dismissed from school two hours earlier than usual. Each teacher will communicate with their students, staff and families regarding sign-ups for conferences.


Fri., Feb. 16, 1:45-5 p.m.
Alexandria City High School - King Street Campus (3330 King Street)

High school, undergraduate students, families and teachers are invited to join the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus to learn about dozens of career paths. Connect with professionals in a range of fields. Register online at

Presidents Day

Mon., Feb. 19

All ACPS schools and offices are closed in observance of Presidents Day.


ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions

Thurs., Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m.

Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road)

Sat., Feb. 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Avenue)

William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

ALIVE! is a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. ALIVE! will distribute bags of food to Alexandria City residents. No identification (ID) is required. Make sure to check out the ALIVE website for more information about the Food Hubs.


Your Future Today: Mentoring Event

Sat., Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Alexandria City High School - King Street Campus (3330 King Street)

In keeping with the “Equity for All'' focus of the ACPS Strategic Plan, “Your Future Today” is a mentoring event centered on recognizing the unique needs of Black male youth in grades 6-12. Join us to discuss decision-making, money matters and career exploration. This event is free of charge and open to all. To register, fill out the online form. More details will be provided to students and families via multiple communications channels.

Cultural Observance Days

On weekdays, these are regular school days. However, these days should not have assessments, sporting events and other school-sponsored special activities. Any missed assignments due to student absences on these days can be made up without penalty.

  • Sat., Feb. 10 – Lunar New Year


Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • Thurs., Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will take place.

School Board meetings are held in person in the School Board Meeting Room at 1340 Braddock Place unless noted otherwise. Members of the public may attend in person or via Zoom. Please visit the School Board webpage for any updates to the meeting schedule.

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