Arlington Public Schools closed for distance learning due to service outage

Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Arlington Public Schools announced it is closed for distance learning on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The school district says it is experiencing a service outage with its internet service provider.

APS tweeted Tuesday morning, saying in part, “this network outage is due to a major fiber cut which occurred late yesterday afternoon.”

Frank Bellavia, Director of Communications for Arlington Public Schools said,
“Today was suppose to be our deadline for families to select either distance learning or hybrid in person learning and because the network is down, parents aren’t able to access the platform to do that. We’ve pushed back that deadline to Friday October 23rd.”

School officials said although school was canceled teachers emailed parents and their students to provide links and ideas so they wont miss out on learning opportunities and the school system will still offer meal services and staff will still have limited access to school system network services.

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