Posted on 03/13/2020

What we are about to experience is unprecedented in our district.  Through its many challenges, we’ll succeed with what we need to do that is in the best interest of our students and their families, while balancing the needs of our staff.

We have some talented people at APS, as you know, and many are working nearly around the clock to put these plans together. 

These plans will now include the closure of all buildings Monday, March 16.  This is in addition to the time off the governor ordered yesterday that began Tuesday, March 17.  

I encourage you to be as patient as possible as we make our way through this process; more importantly, please continue to be vigilant with your own hygiene and that of your family.  Our website has everything you need in the way of information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Our home page has news and a special tab devoted to COVID-19.

During this extended closure, student meals will be available beginning Tuesday, March 17, at all of our neighborhood schools.*  Pickup for food will be Monday through Thursday, at the main entrance from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Students will receive “To Go” bags for breakfast and lunch every day and on Thursdays they will be given extra meals to cover Friday.


*No meals will be served at Ott, Essex, Stewart, Early College, NIHF STEM, STEM HS, I Promise, or Miller-South.  These students may come to any other neighborhood school and receive meals.


Please note:  Meals are available to all children ages 1-18, regardless of the school they attend.

Thank you, and stay well.


David W. James, Ed.D.



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