2020/21 School Year
First Day of School
September 1, 2020
Note: There will not be school Sept 4-7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday



Complete the 2020 Family and Community Survey today!
Arlington Public Schools seeks feedback via a survey from families and community members about the district and its schools. Results from the 2020 Family and Community Survey will be used by schools in developing School Improvement Plans and help schools and the district improve communication with families and community members. The survey is available on the front page of the district website and here:

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. Families with more than one child in the district should complete a survey for each child. The survey will be available through June 8.

Kindergarten Registrations
Please print the K-8 registration (complete zip file), complete the packet, and scan and email it to
Registration Drop Off Times:
Mondays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Note: Until 6:00 pm on May 21st)

You can also email Lynn at the above email if you have any questions.

Grade Level Learning Menus
Preschool Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Kindergarten Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons 
1st Grade Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons
2nd Grade Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons
3rd Grade Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons
4th Grade Menu May 26- Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons
5th Grade Menu May 26 - Jun 5
Social/Emotional Activities and Lessons


Updated May 20th, 2020

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe it’s been ten weeks since we were in our building at Presidents Elementary with over 600 staff, students and volunteers interacting and working hard to serve students. Fast forward two months and it’s wonderful to see how well our teacher/family partnerships have engaged students in the important work of distance learning. Together, we can navigate these last four-plus weeks of school and finish this unprecedented year on a positive note before summer break. 

The next round of Learning Menus and printed packets will be distributed on Tuesday, May 26th between 9 and noon and May 28th between 1 and 3We will also be collecting completed packets, library books and classroom materials at this time. Learning Menus can also be accessed beginning Thursday evening on our websiteThis will cover learning activities from May 26th to June 5th.  

Due to the Covid-19 school shut down and the extension of the school year, Friday, May 22nd, and Tuesday, May 26th will be non-distance learning school days, per Arlington Public Schools. Therefore, there will be no Zoom meetings on Friday or next Tuesday. These non-school days are in place for all Arlington Public Schools.  

Messages below are from previous letters to families. I’m including them as ongoing reminders, however there is one update in the "Food for Students" paragraph.

Office Hours Reminder: For the remainder of the school year, Presidents Elementary will have office hours on Mondays from 9-noon and Thursdays from 1-3 pm.  You can stop by Presidents during any office hours window. Please enter the west parking lot and park curbside in front of the library. We will have staff members stationed there to assist visitors. You can request learning packets, exchange Chromebooks or return completed student learning packets during any of our Monday/Thursday office hours. When returning completed packets, please put your child’s name along with their teacher’s name on the front page of the packet.

Food for Students Reminder:  Meals are available from 10:30 to 12:30 at Presidents Elementary.  For the holiday weekend, meals will be distributed on the 22nd and 26th but not on May 25th in observance of Memorial DayPresidents and the Arlington High School are the only two locations in the district serving hot lunches each day. Be sure to get a breakfast and hot lunch!

Paper Packets, Student Supplies & Food Pick-up Reminder: Presidents Elementary is already a distribution site for breakfast and lunches. In order to provide for both food pickup and Paper packet distribution simultaneously, the east parking lot by the elementary playground will be designated for food pickup, while the west parking lot (regular parent pickup parking lot) will distribute paper packets, student supplies and exchange Chromebook, if necessary.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Stay healthy and connected, and take care of one another!


Derek Larsen, Principal