Face-To-Face Instruction Has Been Suspended Through May 3, 2020

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Wellness Wednesday

On Wellness Wednesday, Daily Learning Plans will not be provided to students, but teachers will maintain Office Hours (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) to be available for one-to-one check-ins and responding to email/phone messages.

Students are encouraged to use this day to catch their breath and engage in non-academic activities. For students who are behind in work or need that extra push to finish the year off strong, this is a great day to use in getting caught up. Although not required, if students are thirsty for MORE, they are encouraged to engage in any of the following tasks:

  • Attend an Essential Art teacher’s Google Meet (meeting times will be published by 5 pm Tuesday.)
  • Choose an activity from the Choice Board 
    • Located on the web page as Wellness Wednesday Choice Board
  • Complete class assignments or projects assigned previously
  • Check-in with teachers during Office Hours

Core Essentials: April – Humility

The monthly value for April is Humility: Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. The first test of a truly great man is his humility.” — John Ruskin

A core component of this program is family involvement; we greatly appreciate your continued support of the monthly value word outside of the school day. Be sure to check out the great family resources for the month of April on our NTI page: https://anchorage-school.org/nti-core-essentials/ .

Athletic Field and Playground Remain Closed to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

As shared on Friday, March 20, 2020, all face-to-face instruction and extracurricular activities are cancelled through April 19, 2020.  At present, whether we will be reopening school for face-to-face instruction on April 20, 2020, is still uncertain. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Mayor Fischer extended the state of emergency in Louisville to May 10, 2020.  He announced that while parks will remain open to walkers, runners, and cyclists with some restrictions, Louisville is closing all playgrounds and ballfields.  

Please be advised that the Anchorage School athletic field and playground are also closed and that those cycling or walking through our campus are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing.  We love to shout a “hello” when we see children out biking on our grounds, however not all are practicing safe social distancing and we have needed to provide direction to children sometimes stopping to congregate and talk in close proximity to each other. 

We only take these measures because the safety of our school community during this state emergency is our top priority. It is our hope that by continuing to promote the recommendations by our community government and health partners that we can limit exposure to COVID-19 for our school community.  For the latest information on COVID-19 in Kentucky, please visit: www.kycovid19.ky.gov

 Remember, to help stay healthy, the Centers for Disease Control recommends:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use

alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, wash hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched object and surfaces

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, guidance can be found at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.  

If you have COVID-19 questions or concerns, you can also visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov to

access information from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Governor Beshear’s office.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and will continue to provide updates.  Families with concerns should contact Superintendent Kelley Ransdell at kelley.ransdell@anchorage.kyschools.us or (502) 245-8927.

Pull Tab Cancellation

Hello!  I hope this finds all of our families doing well and adjusting to this temporary new way of life!  Due to school closure at this time, our pull tab collection will need to be cancelled for this year.  Hopefully, we will be able to resume this next year.

Take care and stay safe!

DeeDee Mitchell

My Moon Wish Video

My Moon Wish, by author Jane Brown, now has a video based on the book. The song Moon Rabbit was written by Anchorage alumnus and community member Matt Trentham. It was recorded by the APS 4th grade students, with help from a few 5th grade students, accompanied on the piano by our very own Lauren Morris. You may view the video at
https://vimeo.com/395208525/13354df093.

Core Essentials: March – Forgiveness

The monthly value for March is Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”–Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi

A core component of this program is family involvement; we greatly appreciate your continued support of the monthly value word outside of the school day.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

At their November meeting, the School Board approved the 2020-2021 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee.  A link to the 2020-2021 School Calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at www.anchorage-school.org under the parent tab.

KHSAA Sports Physical Forms Needed

Visit a doctor with your child to get their KHSAA Sports Physical Form completed. Don’t forget, any student participating in an Anchorage School summer sports camp or school year sport must have an updated KHSAA Sports Physical turned into the school prior to the first day of camp/tryouts in order to participate. The Sports Physical form can be found here or picked up at the front office. KHSAA Physicals expire exactly 12 months after the date the most recent physical was performed. Please be certain that all required areas of the 4 page form are complete with signatures.

Every year we have students sidelined due to expired sports physicals, so please schedule your appointment today to keep your child in the game.

Add Money to Your Child’s Lunch Account

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.

APTA on Facebook

Stay connected to your Anchorage School friends and informed of school events by “liking” the PTA’s fan page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anchorage-PTA/107209339336069