Update Center: Our Response to COVID-19
All ACPS schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year in response to COVID-19
Fortunately, our team has been preparing for this eventuality. Our staff is confident we can provide a continuity of learning for all students in ACPS.
ACPS has partnered with the Alexandria City Health Department and local first responders to form a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force Planning Committee. We are coordinating with the Virginia Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation. We will provide regular updates through ACPS Express as we respond to the latest information.
Our Strategic Response to School Closures
The evolving COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures demanded a need to rapidly and strategically pivot as an organization. Change management requires a myriad of strategies across organizational areas. Paramount within the change process are: the need to set a clear goal for all to work towards, explicitly identify how the organization will reach this goal, and build a formative measurement system to continuously gauge progress allowing continuous learning and organizational improvement. To ensure ACPS is meeting these requirements staff have collaboratively developed a working theory of action and an accompanying system of measurement to align the work of the organization and best allow rapid learning and continuous improvements.