Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Del Ray Mail Carrier Needs Community Support

Help Reggie with Funeral Costs

One of Del Ray's favorite and most loved friends  suffered the most unthinkable loss.  On March 9th, Reggie's daughter and 2 year old grandson died in a tragic automobile accident.  

As a community, we have grown to love Reggie as a member of our family.  While we are heartbroken for him, we want him to know that he is not alone in his grieving  and that we will be there for him during these extremely hard days ahead.  We hope you will consider joining the Del Ray community and his friends to help raise funds to cover funeral costs & upcoming expenses.

Monday, March 6, 2017

All ACPS schools closed for students this Wednesday, March 8

SPECIAL EDITION – Calendar Update
It has come to our attention that as of today, more than 300 staff members have requested leave this Wednesday, March 8. Given the unusually high number of requests, this may be attributed to the observance of International Women’s Day. This day has also been deemed A Day Without Women. Consequently, ACPS has decided to close schools for students for the day. This day will be a teacher work day for ACPS staff. This is in addition to the teacher work day that is on Friday, March 10.
This is not a decision that was made lightly. We have been closely monitoring requests for leave on March 8, including communicating with school leaders and our education association. The decision is based solely on our ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all our classrooms, and the impact of high staff absenteeism on student safety and delivery of instruction. It is not based on a political stance or position.
Students will not be required to make up this instructional day. As this winter has not seen the usual snow accumulation across the region, we have sufficient days in the calendar to close on Wednesday without adversely affecting the number of teaching days required by the State.
We understand that when schools close there is an impact on families, who may have to find unanticipated childcare. We apologize for this unforeseen burden on parents and thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • All Campagna Center Early Childhood Programs (Head Start, Early Head Start) and Campagna Kids After School programs will operate on the normal schedule. Campagna Kids Before School Program will be closed (Samuel Tucker and Polk Elementary School sites).
  • All Rec programs at schools will continue to operate as usual.
  • All ACPS scheduled after-school activities for March 8 will continue as planned.
ACPS will provide breakfast at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at:
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School
  • Jefferson-Houston School
  • Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology
  • William Ramsay Elementary School
  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School
  • T.C. Williams High School
These programs are open to ALL students whether they attend that school or not. If you have questions regarding this decision please email the Office of Communications at
Thank you again for your patience and understanding while we work this through.
Yours sincerely,
Alvin L. Crawley, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools