These resources are designed to assist families during the COVID-19 school closure event, to help keep you informed and support the skill, practice, continuation of learning at home. These resources are not a replacement for the high level of instruction that students receive from their professional teachers in their classrooms. APS does not endorse these activities as instruction that replaces what would be happening in the classroom. These resources are meant to reinforce learning that has already occurred.
- Thursday, April 16th, 2020: Yorktown Administrators hosted a virtual Town Hall with each grade level. Recordings of these Town Halls can be found here:
- Monday, March 30th, 2020: Dr. Clark has been sending home regular School Talk messages to the entire Yorktown community. A copy of those messages can be found here.
- Friday, March 13th, 2020: When your student came home on Friday, March 13, your student should have had all of the things they need for Home Study, including APS Issued MacBook Air, Charger, usernames and passwords for the various resources listed below.
Health and Public Safety Information
- For the latest information from Arlington Public Schools regarding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus), please visit the APS COVID-19 updates page.
- For the latest information from the Commonwealth of Virginia regarding COVID-19, please visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 updates page.
- Please help ensure the transmission of accurate information in our community by fact-checking and confirming information with a reliable, reputable source before posting it on social media.
- The Centers for Disease Control has provided a helpful article for families who would like to learn effective ways to discuss COVID-19 with children.
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science interviewed a Yale physician and social scientist to discuss the medical facts behind school closures in health emergencies, and published the article in the magazine Science, which you may read online.
Virtual Office Hours
APS has asked all schools to post teachers’ “office hours,” during which they will be able to take telephone calls and respond to family emails.
Yorktown Office hours will be organized by the schedule below so that there are no conflicts between students’ classes. This schedule is based on the requirement that teachers hold at least one office hour weekly with each department having two possible time slots. While teachers may offer synchronous class meetings during their regularly scheduled 8-period class schedule, office hours will take precedence over any synchronous class meetings. See below for the schedule.
Scheduled for Office Hours (At least one per week)
|9:25 – 10:10||Counseling||Counseling||Meetings (CLT, Special Ed)|
|10:15 – 11:00||Math||English||Science||Meetings (CLT, Special Ed)||World Languages|
|11:05 – 11:50||Art/Film/Photo||Music||Social Studies||Meetings (CLT, Special Ed)||Theater|
|11:50 – 12:05|
|12:05 – 12:50||Engineering/Comp Sci/Business||FACS||Dept Meetings||Health/PE||Music|
|12:50 – 1:35||Social Studies||Inst. Studies||Theater||Engineering/Comp Sci/Business||Inst. Studies|
|1:35 – 2:20||Health/PE||EL||Math||FACS||Social Skills|
|2:20 – 3:05||Science||World Languages||Art/Film/Photo||English||EL|
|3:05 – 3:50||Library||Library/Clubs||Library/Clubs||Social Skills|
Continuous Learning (All Grades)
- On Friday, April 10, 2020, the APS Department of Teaching and Learning released the APS Continuous Learning Plan for Secondary, 6-12 grade (PDF).
- Choice boards for all grade levels are available on the APS Secondary Schedule for Continuous Learning.
- Additional resources are available on the APS Resources for Families page.
Signing In to Resources
Students must use their student’s credentials to access many APS resources, including materials hosted in Google and Microsoft. We cannot grant access to your personal account. So first please be sure to sign out of all personal accounts including Google, Microsoft, and any other non-APS Accounts.
- If you do not have your student credentials, please you may contact our Yorktown Technology Support for help by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To sign in to most APS resources students should access their account via the APS single sign-on system called MyAccess, https://myaccess.apsva.us . This site is linked from our Yorktown Webpage as well as most APS webpages.
- To sign into MyAccess, use your student ID and password. Do not use @apsva.us on this screen. See the graphic below.
- This will provide you access to all your major APS Resources, including: Canvas, Destiny Discover, Discovery Education, Google@APS, MackinVia, Naviance, Office 365, and StudentVUE. For login information to other classroom or program-specific applications and resources please see your teacher or the Yorktown staff member who supports that program or resource.
- To sign into specific sites or resources like Google or Microsoft you will need to use email@example.com. For example, if your student’s ID number is 0123456, use firstname.lastname@example.org. See the graphic below.
Digital Citizenship & Online Safety
- Students at any grade level may access the “Be Internet Awesome” digital citizenship curriculum online. There is a weblink on student iPads, or you can visit the Be Internet Awesome page to explore “Interland.” This all-age-appropriate curriculum can help prompt meaningful conversations with your students about how to utilize online resources responsibly. This may be of heightened importance during the COVID-19 crisis, with access to technology resources at home.
Census 2020: Everybody Counts
- The United States Census Bureau has provided activities for all grade levels around the decennial census. If you have any questions, please contact Discovery’s census liaison, Angelique Coulouris.
- All Arlington Public Schools email systems should continue to function throughout the COVID-19 situation.
- You may email staff directly as you normally would.
- For technical support during this period, please contact Yorktown Technology support by emailing email@example.com. This email address is updated and maintained by our Yorktown Instructional Technology Coordinator, Samuel Wightman.