Parent Communication

2021-2022 Calendar

APS Conventional Calendar for 2021-22 - English & Spanish.pdf

Please note that APS will use this calendar regardless of whether APS is back to fully in-person learning or if we remain in a remote, hybrid or cohort learning model.

Below are a few highlights for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Full-Day Professional Release: There are five full professional release days held Sept. 24, Oct. 18, Dec. 3, Jan. 3, and Feb. 18 in addition to the Jan. 28 district in-service day.

  • First Days of School: Students in grades 1-12 will have a simultaneous start on Aug. 12. As we have done in the past, preschool and Kindergarten students will start school the following week on Aug. 18.

  • Fall Break: APS will have a three-day Fall Break held Oct. 13-15, with Oct. 13 slated as a student non-contact day and teacher work day. It occurs at the end of the first quarter to ensure uninterrupted learning.

  • Thanksgiving Break: As with the current school year, APS will maintain a full week of Thanksgiving Break for students, which will be held Nov. 22-26.

  • Winter Break: APS will continue to hold Winter Break at the end of December and the beginning of January. It will be held Dec. 17-Jan. 3, with Dec. 17 and Jan. 3 slated as student non-contact days and teacher work days.

  • Spring Break: APS will hold Spring Break March 11-18, with March 11 being a student non-contact day. It occurs at the end of the third quarter to ensure uninterrupted learning.

January 15, 2021

Important Dates:

Jan 18 - No school MLK Jr. Day

Jan 19 - Cohort A In-Person Learning resumes

Jan 22 - 7:45 a.m. Virtual Village

It is so hard to believe that winter break is over and 2020 is upon us! This school year is going by so quickly and Spring Break will be here before we know it. We are excited for a new year and the sense of excitement and renewal brought with it. Once again, we are so grateful for all the students, parents, and staff that bring joy to us. We truly hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing winter vacation!

We are looking forward to seeing Cohort A students on January 19th!

November 13, 2020

Important Dates:

Thursday, 11/19 at 2:45 Tech Help with Ms. Cypher

Friday, 11/20 7:45 Virtual Village Meeting with Principal Topic: Support for remote learning

Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 27

While we know that our students and staff can thrive with more in-person learning, the sustained community spread interferes with our ability to maintain the full range of our mitigation measures across all of our grades. Thus, we will maintain our current status through Winter Break.

This means ALL students in grades PK-12 will remain in remote learning for the rest of the semester. Our students with specialized learning needs will continue in-person learning through Winter Break. This includes the following groups of students:

APS will make a decision about a possible return to in-person learning by January 4, 2021.

If you have specific questions about your child’s remote learning schedule or need access to any materials to engage in remote learning, please reach out to school staff.

Free Grab-and-Go Meals

APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 47 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

For the holiday breaks, meal service will be available at 16 sites from 10:45-11:30 a.m. and at five of our high schools from 4:15-5 p.m. The schedule for holiday weeks will be as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Break:

    • Free meals will be served on November 23-25 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, Thanksgiving meal kits will be provided along with meals for Thursday-Sunday.

  • Winter Break:

    • Free meals will be served on December 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, holiday meal kits will be provided along with meals for Thursday-Sunday.

    • Free meals will be served on December 28-30 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, meals for Thursday-Sunday will be provided.

    • The regular weekday schedule will resume on the week of Jan. 4. Free meals will be served January 4-8 (Monday-Friday). On Friday, meals for Saturday and Sunday will be provided.

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