Office of Communications
Promoting parental and community support and involvement
The Office of Communications contributes to increased student achievement by providing information that promotes parental and community support and involvement. Information is provided through a variety of media and languages, as appropriate for the community and parent populations of Alexandria.
Resources for ACPS Families
ACPS Express is the family and community eNewsletter. ACPS Express goes out as an email on Monday mornings at 5 a.m. ET or at other times when there is important information to disseminate to our families and community. Sign up for ACPS Express. Read the latest articles from ACPS Express.
Follow ACPS and our schools on our official social media accounts.
Watch School Board meetings and work sessions on ACPS-TV online.
For emergency information check out the ACPS emergency communication protocols.
You will automatically be signed up to receive eNewsletters from the school where your child is registered. If you are not an ACPS family and would like to receive a school newsletter, you can sign up to receive them.
If you would like to talk to someone regarding community engagement email email@example.com or call 703-619-8003.
If you would like to distribute fliers to one or more schools or post your flier on ACPS Express please follow the protocols set out by the superintendent. All fliers need to be submitted electronically before they can be considered for distribution as a paper flier in schools.
The Office of Communications oversees K policies regarding the media, the distribution of information and visitors to schools. View a full list of K policies.
School PR Liaison Program
The Office of Communications oversees School PR Liaisons. All schools have at least one School PR Liaison, who is responsible for communicating good news via social media. This is an annual stipend position selected by the principal.
The Office of Communications oversees the implementation of AV services for events, drama productions, concerts, sporting events, and presentations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with AV services requests.
Text Alerts in Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic
Alerts are provided to parents based on their "Preferred Language of Communication" provided to schools at the beginning of the school year. Parents may contact their school registrar to indicate their preferred language of communication.
Resources for ACPS Staff
Empower, Coach, Train
The Office of Communications provides ACPS staff with support and training to make school and division communications more efficient and timely.
Empower: Giving district staff the permission and access to communicate directly to their audiences.
- Train: Providing staff with training on communications tools, an overview of district policies to follow, and guidelines and standards for communicating effectively and consistently.
- Coach: Offering continuing support for improving communications, including technical tips and content ideas
ACPS Insider is a weekly newsletter for teachers and staff. All staff automatically receive this once a week unless they unsubscribe.
Communications Resources on Canvas (requires login)
The communications resources on Canvas include the ACPS logo, style guide, PowerPoint template, letterhead, and other resources.