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Take the 2018 Family and Community Survey today!
Arlington Public Schools values your opinion and we are asking you to provide us
wSurveyith feedback about your impressions of the district and our schools. Below you will see a link to our 2018 Family and Community Survey. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. If you have more than one child in our district, please complete a survey for each child.

2018 Family and Community Survey

The results will be used by schools in developing School Improvement Plans and will help schools and the school district improve communication with families and community members. The survey will be available until July 31.

Washington School Improvement Framework results released
Washington’s new accountability system has launched, and schools are being identified under the new Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF), as called for in the federal
ESSAEvery Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). But what is the Framework, and what does it mean for Arlington schools?

The WSIF is the framework for accountability in Washington state. Each school is measur
ed on the Framework, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has identified schools for additional supports, called Comprehensive and Targeted supports.

The goal of the ESSA Plan, developed after the passage of the law in 2015 and which underlies the WSIF, is equity and flexibility. Every student deserves the opportunity to finish school ready for post-secondary aspirations, career, and life. New guidance under Washington’s ESSA Plan allows districts to shift the paradigm, and break down funding silos to develop programs that will help our students finish school prepared for our changing world.

What makes up the WSIF scores? There are nine measures in total. Growth and proficiency still make up a big part of the scores, for both English language arts and mathematics. Also important are graduation rate and English learner progress. Additionally, there are three new school quality and student success (SQSS) measures meant to help parents and families, as well as school districts, understand the overall school climate, which goes beyond academics. These measures are regular attendance, 9th graders on track to graduation, and dual credit or advanced course-taking opportunities.

Link to Arlington Public Schools' scores

School attendance should be a priority every dayAttendance campaign
School is well underway and we want to see your child each day! Attending school r
egularly helps children feel better about school – and themselves. This habit should be started at a young age so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and work. Learn more about our attendance campaign.

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    If you hear or have concerns about something in our school district, share this with a teacher, staff member or administrator or you can make tips anonymously using the Safe Schools Tipline.

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    Updated Strategic Plan
    During the 2016-17 school year, the district's Strategic Plan was reviewed and updated. The district's logo was also updated.

    Mission: Arlington Public Schools educates all students, preparing and inspiring them to graduate and seek their full potential as lifelong learners.

    Motto: Educate - Prepare - Inspire

    Strategic Plan