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Coming Up in January 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Coming Up in January 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for January 2024. Find out when the ACPS Community Outreach team will be in your neighborhood!

Schools Reopen and Classes Resume

Tues., Jan. 2

All ACPS schools resume classes after winter break.

College Planning and Preparation for Students with Disabilities

Tues., Jan. 9, 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
Via Zoom

Students with disabilities and their families are invited to join the ACPS Anne R. Lipnick Special Education Parent Resource Center to learn practical strategies for preparing for college, including finding the best option, locating supports at college and preparing to navigate college life.

2024 Academic Orientation and Curriculum Night (Current Grade 8-11 families)

Tues., Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street)

Families are invited to meet with dozens of teachers and visit tables with information about core and elective classes, learn about expectations for next year at grade-level meetings and attend information sessions on advanced courses and our academies. Learn more. 

Middle School Elective Fairs and Curriculum Nights

  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School: Thurs., Jan. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.

  • George Washington Middle School: Wed., Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m.

Families of students currently in grades 5-7 are invited to join our middle school staff to gain insight into the curriculum covered in grade-level content classes and preview electives.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mon., Jan. 15

All ACPS schools and offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Last Day of Second Quarter

Fri., Jan. 19

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair

Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)

Join Charles Houston Recreation Center and Project Discovery for an HBCU College Fair. Participants will be able to talk to college admissions counselors and ask any questions they might have. Bring your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores for on-the-spot admission. For more information, call Charles Houston Recreation Center at 703-746-5552.

Teacher Work Day

Mon., Jan. 22

There will be no school for students (except Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School).

Alexandria City Science Fair

Thurs., Jan. 25

Alexandria City High School - King Street Campus Cafeteria (3330 King Street)

Join us for the Alexandria City Science Fair, an annual showcase of more than 200 of our best and brightest in science, technology, engineering and math. 

ESL II — Conversation Club for Intermediate ESL Speakers

Mondays and Wednesdays in January, 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.

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., Jan. 6: Three Kings Day/Epiphany
  • Sun., Jan. 7: Orthodox Christmas
  • Fri., Jan. 19: Orthodox Epiphany

Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • Thurs., Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will take place twice in January. 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.

  • 2023-24
  • Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders