The Anchorage Independent School Board will meet in the APS Library for their monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021. Visitors are welcome to attend. Please enter through the library stairwell door in the rear of the school.
If you would like to sign-up to speak at the meeting, please complete the form at the following link:
To help school districts across the nation rebuild after the pandemic the federal government established several rounds of stimulus funding. The first two rounds of funding provided resources to the Anchorage Independent School District that assisted with preventing COVID-19 transmission and with providing the resources and staffing needed during the pandemic to provide quality virtual instruction and when possible, safe in-person instruction. The next round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, following the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is by far the largest, and will provide up to $212,923 to Anchorage Independent School District.
As we plan for expending available ARP ESSER funding in a manner that will make the needed impact for students we need stakeholder input from our staff, parents, students and community members! To collect that input we are providing three opportunities as follows:
The School Board will consider approval of a plan at their July 26, 2021 regular meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. Community members are welcome to attend. If you would like to sign-up to speak at the meeting, please complete the form at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aaad2babfc1-board.
To help inform your input, we have assembled the following “Fast Facts” that pertain to ARP ESSER allowable expenditures and timelines:
The eventual narrative that our school district submits along with a budget to KDE to support our plans for expenditure of ARP ESSER funds must address the following areas:
We appreciate your time to study this information and to provide meaningful input to inform our planning efforts. If you have related questions, please email Superintendent Kelley Ransdell, with subject line “APS ESSER Planning” at email@example.com.
Renew your Buzz Book app subscription for school year 2021-22 now!
For just $10, you will have access to two downloads. If you need more downloads, you of course may purchase more. In order to gather family information, please complete the form on Cheddar Up by clicking here. You may purchase your downloads at the same time you complete your registration allowing your family to be published. Don’t want the download? That’s ok – you do not need to purchase, but we do need you to complete the registration form by Friday, July 30, 2021. If you currently are a Buzz Book user, your username and email will not change and you will have no disruption of service in your current app. For new users, information on how to download will be sent out at the start of school in August.
Below are some important dates for the 2021-2022 school year.
|Class Assignments Communicated|
Once the Required Tasks (sent in early May) have been completed, parents will receive Class Assignment and Back to School Information from their teacher via email.
Back to School Night
Parents/Guardians & Students
Monday, August 9
5:00 – 7:00
To ensure parking availability, please arrive within the assigned time frame.
Last Name Last Name Last Name Last Name
A – F G – L M – R S – Z
5 – 5:30 5:30 – 6 6 – 6:30 6:30 – 7
What to Expect:
Meet teacher See classroom Drop off supplies
Pick up chromebook (6th – 8th Grades)
Open House Parents/Guardians Only
|Wednesday, August 25|
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
6:00 – 8:00
|Wednesday, September 1|
Elementary School (Grades K – 5)
6:00 – 7:00
|What to Expect:|
Teacher Informational Presentations
|What to Expect: |
Teacher Informational Presentation
The 2021 Cultural Pass offers families in Greater Louisville with children ages 0-21 access to participate in arts and cultural activities provided by 51 venues, free of charge, from June 1 through August 8, 2021. To read more about how to register, click here.
It’s hard to believe the summer sun is upon us. Soon our Anchors will be trading in their backpacks for beach towels and diving into all that summer has to offer them. As you are busy planning summer trips and activities, we wanted to put Summer Reading on your short list, as well. Is there anything better than a sunny space, warm breeze, and a good book to get lost in as you forget the time, the day, and even the ground beneath you? This document will be available in the information included in report card packets that will be collected by parents, or can be downloaded here.
APS teachers’ supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year are now available online! Support your APTA and save tons of time by ordering school supplies (Grades K-8) at www.schooltoolbox.com! Just a few clicks and supplies will be boxed and delivered directly to your doorstep. All orders can still be customized to remove any items you don’t need! Complete your online order by July 26 to ensure your supplies arrive before school starts.
Important Supply Reminders and Updates
In an effort to prepare for the 2021-22 school year and help parents check a summer “to-do” item off their list early, we are requesting that you complete an enrollment form online and submit it by Thursday, July 15.
The document is conveniently located on the school website at https://anchorage-school.org/welcome/school-forms/ and is titled, “Enrollment Form.” If you have any issues locating the form please email Misty and she will make sure you get one.
You may submit this form by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email Misty Killinder, RN/Registrar at Misty.email@example.com
We appreciate your efforts in facilitating a smooth enrollment process for the 2021/22 school year.
During the 2021-22 fall season, APSAP is offering K-8 Girls Cheer, K-4 Coed Cross Country, 5-8 Coed Cross Country, 5-8 Girls Field Hockey and 5-8 Coed Soccer. The participation fee is $125.00 for all APSAP sports during the 2021-22 fall season. Coaches will be in touch with families with further information on parent meetings and practice schedules over the summer. Team practices may begin in early August.
Please use this link to register and pay your child’s participation fees by July 30: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/267482
*Note that athletes will not be added to a team’s roster until all six pages of a current athletic physical are on file in Athletic Director’s office. There is a place to upload your child’s physical within the registration site. A blank physical form can be accessed from the school website at this link: https://anchorageschool.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/sports-physical.pdf
If you are interested in coaching, assisting or have questions about the APSAP fall season, please contact Andrew Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the student calendar for the upcoming school year as approved by the Board. The calendar mirrors the calendar recommended by the Calendar Committee, with the exception of the inclusion of a non-flex staff professional development day on Friday, March 11, 2022. The insertion of the day will reduce student learning days from 174 to 173 and will increase the opportunity for staff to engage in professional development to support their work. The conversion of the day from an instructional day to a professional development day is in keeping with our Board’s commitment to investing in our staff. Should any school days be missed, they will be made up at the end of the school year, as there are now additional days built in the calendar.
The Kentucky Department of Health has adopted new CDC guidelines related to quarantine requirements for regarding someone who has had sustained close proximity contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. Those guidelines are below.
You can find a summary of the new guidance at the following link: https://dnks20yxl1c2u.cloudfront.net/381d0fbb43b611527a8f1c329301ef51fd555fcf/New%20CDC%20Quarantine%20Guidelines%20in%20Plain%20Language.pdf
After stopping quarantine, you should:
Please contact Nurse Killinder with any questions or concerns: email@example.com
A huge thank you to all of our Buzz Book sponsors. Please make sure to check out all of the wonderful services they have to offer.
Our Platinum Sponsors are:
Centerline Wealth Advisors
Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald PLLC
Heiskell Home Team of Keller Williams International Luxury
Jason E Walters, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Julie Pogue Properties
Melanie Galloway, Sotheby’s Realty
Rip Phillips, Broker EXP Realty
Suntime Pools West
Tammy Young Photography
Tracy Blair Haus State Farm Insurance
Whet Your Palette
502 Direct Primary Care
Our Silver Sponsors are:
Anchorage Presbyterian Church
ScrapOnTap Etsy Shop
The Wright Psychology and Learning Center
Yard Cards Louisville
If your child plans to purchase lunch when we return to school, and you have not created a lunch account or added funds to an exisiting one, please get that taken care of now. Go online to add money to your child’s lunch account at MySchoolBucks. If you are new to Anchorage School and do not yet have a MySchoolBucks account, or have not yet utilized the online payment option, to sign-up for MySchoolBucks please click here for the parent letter, which includes instructions. Upon signing up you will be able to make payments and see up to 90 days of transaction history, all from one site. It’s a great way to monitor your child’s cafeteria purchases.
In the case of severe weather, emergency status or unexpected closings, delays and dismissals we will enable the REACH Alert System that sends school alerts via text messages, phone calls (cell or landline) and/or emails.
To register for REACH Alert, simply follow the following steps: