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Helping ACPS Families Get Ready for the New School Year

Helping ACPS Families Get Ready for the New School Year
 
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is here to help our families easily access the information needed for a strong start to the 2022-23 school year. The following information includes vital resources as well as opportunities to connect with ACPS.
 
Families can subscribe to ACPS Express for the latest information on what is happening in the school division. Articles feature ACPS partnerships and achievements focusing on our students, programs and staff, as well as “news you can use,” reminders and updates.
 

Student Code of Conduct

All families are advised to review the ACPS Student Code of Conduct and encourage students to engage in behaviors that promote learning while keeping our school environments safe. Helping students build the social, emotional and academic skills needed to succeed is an important part of the learning process in our school community.

Family Liaisons Bridge School and Home

Family liaisons, formerly called parent liaisons, help to develop relationships within the school division. Fostering trust between families and our schools, our liaisons work to provide families with needed information and support to ensure their student’s academic and social emotional success in school and beyond. ACPS has eight school-based liaisons and four divisionwide bilingual liaisons.
 

Communicate with ACPS

There are many ways that families can communicate with the school division:

  • Ask ACPS helps families who have questions about division-wide issues. Sharing questions, comments or concerns through ask@acps.k12.va.us puts you in touch with our community engagement team for assistance. We ask that you refrain from including confidential information and contact school administrators for school-specific issues.
  • The ACPS Multilingual Helpline connects families who are in need of assistance from the school division. Text or call the helpline Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
    • For English, text or call 703-844-1763
    • For Spanish, text or call 703-844-3424
    • For Amharic, text or call 703-927-6866
    • For Arabic, text or call 703-927-7095
  • You can access live interpreters who speak Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Farsi and Pashto while on the phone with your student’s school. Dial ACPS’ toll-free number 1-833-611-1667 and enter the school’s assigned language code.

Alexandria PTA Council

Alexandria PTA Council (PTAC) is the advocacy voice for all ACPS students and families, and serves as a great network for exchanging ideas and staying involved in our school community. For more information on meeting schedules and more, visit Alexandria Council of PTAs.

Newsletters Within ACPS

Our school division has specialized resources and newsletters for stakeholders looking for specific information:

  • Anne R. Lipnick Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC) serves the diverse families of children with disabilities in the City of Alexandria, providing families with the information they need to advocate for their child’s education. Simultaneous interpretation is available for their events. The PRC newsletter updates families on events, including webinars, workshops, research studies and special events and activities.
  • The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) newsletter keeps the community informed about current ACPS capital planning projects. Sign up to receive the newsletter which comes out the first Monday of every month.
  • 2022-23
  • Alexandria City High School
  • Alexandria PTA Council
  • Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School
  • George Washington Middle School
  • James K. Polk Elementary School
  • John Adams Elementary School
  • mount vernon community school
  • Office of Capital Programs, Planning and Design
  • Office of Specialized Instruction
  • Patrick Henry K-8 School
  • Student Code of Conduct