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Summer Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Summer Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for summer 2023. Find out when the Alexandria City Public Schools Community Outreach team will be in your neighborhood!

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Mon., June 19

All ACPS schools and offices are closed.

Hello High School

Wed., June 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wed., June 28, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sat., July 8, 12 - 1 p.m.
Alexandria City High School (ACHS) Minnie Howard Campus (3801 W. Braddock Road)

Families interested in learning more about attending ninth grade in ACPS are invited to participate in a guided tour of ACHS Minnie Howard Campus. Tours will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program

Mon., June 26 - Thurs., July 20

All ACPS students and children under 18 can receive free meals this summer, Monday - Thursday, when they visit one of five ACPS sites. The program runs June 26 through July 20. Site details and schedules are available online.

ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions

Thur., July 13, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

Thur., July 20, 4 - 6 p.m.
Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road)

Sat., July 29, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth 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 ID is required.

Independence Day

Tue., July 4

All ACPS schools and offices are closed.

USA/Alexandria Birthday

Sat., July 8, 6 - 9:45 p.m.
100 Madison Street

The City of Alexandria celebrates its 274th birthday and the USA’s 247th birthday on Sat., July 8, with a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and a grand finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy the big birthday experience including cupcakes, local vendors and live music.

Samuel Tucker Elementary — First Day of School

Tue., July 25

National Night Out

Tue., Aug. 1

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Nearly three dozen Alexandria communities will host activities. Exact times and events vary by neighborhood. Stay tuned to the Alexandria Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information.

Step Up to Kindergarten

Fri., Aug. 18

ACPS will host a half-day of orientation for incoming kindergarten students. This introduction to the school experience before the official start of the school year helps incoming kindergarten students become familiar with their schools, classrooms and teachers so they can feel more comfortable on the first day of school.

ACPS — First Day of School

Mon., Aug. 21

Upcoming School Board Meetings

Thu., July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The School Board’s organizational meeting will take place.

Thu., Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The next 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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