Frequently Asked Questions for School Year 2019-2020

First Days of School

  • Will school lunch be served starting day 1?
    • Yes, our cafeteria will be open to serve students as soon as the building is open.
  • Will the fire station be a distraction for student learning?
    • The emergency vehicles will not put on their sirens until they have reached Wilson Blvd or Lee Highway.

Parking

  • Where do I park?
    • Parking spots on both Quinn Street and Wilson Boulevard, directly in front of the school, will be reserved for APS’ use and designated for short term parking.
  • I am coming to the building for a meeting with a teacher. I will be there for about an hour to an hour and a half. Where do I park?
    • Park in the garage located at 1530 Wilson Boulevard. Take a ticket from the machine at the entrance and bring it with you into the building. Enter the school at the East entrance, which is where the main office is located. Office staff will be able to direct you on parking validation procedures. Your parking will not cost you money.
  • I am coming to the building as an official visitor, substitute teacher, or volunteer. Where do I park?
    • Park in the garage located at 1530 Wilson Boulevard. Take a ticket from the machine at the entrance and bring it with you into the building. Enter the school at the Quin St. rear entrance, which is where Shriver’s main office is located. Office staff will be able to direct you on parking validation procedures. Your parking will not cost you money.
  • Is the new building accessible by public transportation?
    • Why, yes! We are less than a half-mile from both the Rosslyn and Court House Metro stations, and there are multiple ART and Metro bus stops within one block of The Heights building. There are also Capital Bike Share docks nearby and bike racks outside the building.

Security and Privileges

  • Which door is the main office located near?
    • The Shriver Program main office is located directly inside the northwest entrance on the ground floor, closest to the temporary fire station.
  • Are the doors locked?
    • Yes, all external doors will be locked from the outside. Staff will be able to buzz you in at the main office.
  • Will there be an orientation for families before school starts?
    • Because our staff will not be in the building until the week before students return, we will be unable to provide tours before school starts. During the first weeks of school, we will have ample opportunities for students, staff, and families to get to know the building.