ACPS announces child care solution for upcoming virtual school year

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ACPS announces child care solution for upcoming virtual school year
The Slack children — from left, Riker (10), Adella (6) and Sebastian (8) — learning remotely in spring 2020. (Courtesy Photo)
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By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com

Alexandria City Public Schools announced this morning that it will expand its Virtual PLUS+ program to include in-person supervision during the school day for up to 350 students, according to a news release.

In partnership with the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, ACPS will provide free, full-day supervision on-site at either an ACPS school or RPCA facility with full internet access so that students can attend their virtual classes, according to the release.

The program will be limited to “vulnerable” students, whom ACPS will identify using a needs-based eligibility rubric.

“This is a service that is clearly needed for our most vulnerable families and we are grateful to the City and our Virtual PLUS+ partners for their support of this program,” Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Ed.D., said in a statement. “The Virtual PLUS+ model relies on collaboration and partnerships to be successful and this is the perfect example of this.”

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