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National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Barrett Staff Gives You #PermissionToDance

Song: Permission to Dance Performed by: BTS Edited by Mrs. Thiel Dance Videos by the staff and students of Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is […]

Lunch Plan at Barrett

APS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students throughout the entire school day. This includes during lunch, when students will not be able to wear masks while actively eating or drinking. We have developed a plan to protect student health and safety during meals, in accordance with CDC and VDH guidelines for schools.

COVID-19 Testing for In-School Students and Staff

This fall, APS will provide free COVID-19 testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic) in-school for students, with parent/guardian consent, and staff. Walk-up testing will also be available after school hours.

All testing is free with no out-of-pocket charges, regardless of whether or not you are insured.

Arlington Public Schools Registration and Annual Online Verification Assistance Day Set for Aug. 25

Families and Students Can Receive Free COVID-19 Vaccination at the Welcome Center

Arlington Public Schools (APS) will host Registration & AOVP Assistance Day on Wed., Aug. 25 at all APS schools from 12-4 p.m. Staff will also be available at the APS Welcome Center (2110 Washington Blvd.) from 4:30-8 p.m. to assist families with registering students. During Registration & AOVP Assistance Day, families will be able to register students new to APS in person and receive assistance from staff with the registration process.

Health & Safety Information

To ensure a safe start to the school year, layered prevention strategies will be in place in all schools, including wearing a mask while indoors. APS encourages everyone to get vaccinated when eligible. APS will continue to review and adjust our policies in accordance with guidance from the CDC, VDH and VDOE.

How to Wear A Face Mask

Our favorite family blog, The Kid Should See This recently shared this video on How to Wear a Mask. As we prepare to return to school on August 30th, we hope you watch this with your children. The Kid Should See This also included other helpful links in their post and we encouraged you to […]

A Message to our Students and Families From Mrs. Han

Dear K.W. Barrett Elementary School Students and Families, It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Barrett Elementary School. I feel very fortunate to be returning to the Barrett school community to support students and families as the instructional leader. I am honored to […]