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School Engagement & Community Outreach

The School Engagement and Community Outreach team promotes the division’s priorities in our school communities and throughout the City of Alexandria. Our goal is to increase public understanding and visibility of the division while strengthening community relationships and championing ACPS students, staff and programs.

We respond to stakeholder inquiries about division-wide concerns and issues, rally community partners to help meet student needs, participate in community activities across the city and implement systems to help inform and facilitate authentic engagement with our diverse community. Our efforts include:

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Have a division-wide question, concern, or comment you want to share with ACPS leadership? Connect with our team via email ( or the Ask ACPS webform to ensure your message is routed correctly and responded to in a timely manner!



School Newsletters

We are excited to communicate and share information with extended family members, volunteers, partners and other members of our community. We invite you to sign up to receive school newsletters and other general announcements.

(Please note: parents and guardians automatically receive this information from the school at which their child is currently enrolled.)



In the Community

Our team’s calendar is filled with school-based events and a variety of community events. Find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood!






When you need to communicate with your child’s teacher or counselor, use ParentSquare to direct message staff, excuse an absence, sign-up for parent-teacher conferences and more.




Family Information Lines

Family liaisons connect ACPS families in need of assistance to relevant staff and resources through our Information Lines. During the school year, families can text or call the Helpline Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For Spanish/English, call 703-619-8055
For Amharic/English, text or call 703-927-6866



Backpack & School Supply Drive

Every summer we can't wait to help make sure that ACPS students start off the new school year on the right foot – by connecting them with essential school supplies and backpacks that community organizations all across Alexandria are collecting or distributing.