Helping ACPS Families Get Ready for the New School Year
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
- Tesfaye Amberber, Amharic Language (divisionwide)
- Nassiba Benghanem, Arabic Language (divisionwide)
- Adriana Olguin Alcala, Spanish Language (divisionwide)
- Karina Ramos, Spanish Language (divisionwide)
- Ana Bonilla, Alexandria City High School
- Salma Ashmawi, Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
- Diana Carvajal, Francis C. Hammond Middle School
- Marines Lares, George Washington Middle School
- Myra Matthews, James K. Polk Elementary School
- Nidia Menacho, John Adams Elementary School
- Rosa Landeros, Mount Vernon Community School
- Shanell Jones, Patrick Henry K-8 School
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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
- Office of Capital Programs, Planning and Design
- Office of Specialized Instruction
- Patrick Henry K-8 School
- Student Code of Conduct
- mount vernon community school