Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Toddler Class (Peeps) 8:00 AM -2:41 PM (all other classes). All classes dismiss at 12:26 PM on Wednesdays.
School Year Calendar
As an APS program, we follow the elementary school calendar for the year. A copy of the calendar is available on the APS website at www.apsva.us and a copy of the calendar will be sent home with first day packet information at the beginning of the school year.
Registration: We follow the APS registration guidelines. They are listed below. All additional forms are available at www.apsva.us and can be found under “Registration.”
Documentation Needed to Register Your Child
• Proof of the child's age and legal name--an original or certified copy of birth certificate
• Proof that the parent or legal guardian of the student lives in Arlington County--a copy of a current lease signed by lessor and lessee or tenant and landlord to show that the parent/guardian resides in Arlington County; or a copy of a mortgage agreement showing that the parent/guardian owns a home and resides in Arlington County
• Social Security Number or a Social Security Status Form
• Official school records from another school system or country, if applicable and available
• Medical information that includes immunization records as well as a physical examination and a tuberculosis screening done within the 12 months prior to starting school (See Health Requirements below.)
1. The student’s medical information (examination, immunizations and tuberculosis screening) must be submitted on a Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form (PDF).
2. The immunization record should list the month, day and year of immunization for the minimum requirements for entry to school.
3. Documentation of tuberculosis screening(PDF) done within the 12 months prior to school entry is required. This documentation must be signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or local health department official. The documentation must include verification of a negative risk assessment or the results of a tuberculin skin test (TST) done within the prior 12 months. The original documentation must be submitted to the child's school.
5. For students who plan to participate in high school sports, the VHSL physical form for high school athletic eligibility(PDF) must be completed.
6. If your child will need medications, you will need the Authorization for Medication Release form.
7. If your child will need medications or special procedures during school, you may visit the Arlington County School Health Webpage for additional forms, including a Severe Allergy Care Plan at: http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/HumanServices/PublicHealth/SchoolHealth/page58378.aspx
Questions can be answered by the nurse at each Arlington school or by the school health office at 703-228-1626 or 1653.
You will receive some form of daily written communication from your child’s teacher. It is important that you read this information and communicate with us any important information about your child’s afternoon and evening ahead of the next day of school. We are also available by email and phone. Please see the staff directory for contact information. You will also receive periodic emails from our main office as well as backpack mail from time to time.
We also encourage you to sign up for APS SchoolTalk at www.apsva.us so that information can be sent to you on your telephone or through email. Information about events, emergency closings/delays, and general information is shared using this service.
Our school meals are provided by a private catering company, The Good Foods Company through The Children’s School. You will be billed monthly for the meals. Free or reduced meals are available for APS eligible families. If your child requires a special diet at school or has allergies, please let us know so that we can make accommodations and send you any necessary paperwork.
You will be receiving this information mid August. Three special needs buses serve our school; each with a driver and attendant. Integrated star seats are available for students. If a wheelchair lift is needed for students, this will be arranged. School staff meet the school buses each morning and escort the students from steps of the school bus into the school building. In the afternoon, we escort students to the steps of the school bus until they are with the driver and attendant in their seats. The school bus is a very important part of our students’ day and our students’ really enjoy this experience.
You will get a list of supplies from your child’s teacher during the last weeks of August. Generally all classes ask that a backpack that can be managed by your child be sent to and from school. Each child will be asked to have 2 changes of seasonally appropriate clothes (please label first and last name) at school and diapering supplies as needed. For the backpacks, our Swans, Puffins, Cranes and Flamingos use a communication binder that goes back and forth to school. The binder is generally about 10x13. Robins classroom uses a journal about 9x12 in size and the Peeps have a folder that goes back and forth to school that is about 9x12 in size.