Family&Community

Family Engagement at Akron Public Schools (click for Family Engagement Program flier)

APS's Family Engagement Program builds school and community-based networks to engage families to support their children's learning.

We believe in:

  • creating safe, welcoming, learning environments at school and at home.
  • developing and strengthening school connections with families.
  • educating, engaging and empowering students and families beyond academics.
  • setting a foundation for life-long learning.
  • working with community partners to assist families and create opportunities for student success.


APS Parent and Family Involvement Policy (click for APS Parent and Family Involvement Policy file)


Click here for the Safe Return to School and Continuity of Services Plan.

School-Based COVID-19 Testing Program

Akron Public Schools and Akron Children’s Hospital are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. It is our hope that added health safety measures put into place in our schools will keep students healthy and learning in school. We are extremely grateful to our committed families and staff who continue to show great flexibility and resilience as we work together to contain the spread of this virus.  

Two no-cost testing options are available to families and staff showing COVID-19 symptoms: 

1) rapid home test kits 

2) in-school rapid tests administered by the Akron Children's Hospital nursing staff in our schools. Click here to read the family letter about in-school testing. Click here for the in-school testing registration form.  Click here for the in-school testing consent form.

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