Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Will be Hosted by Wild Health At APS On May 19

With children between the ages of 12 and 15 now being eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, we are partnering with Wild Health to make the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine available to all Anchorage Schools students age 12 and older, their families, and school and City of Anchorage employees.  The vaccine has been shown to be 95 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 illness.

Wild Health will be on campus, in the large gym, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which is administered as a shot in the arm as a series of two doses, approximately three weeks apart. Wild Health will return to Anchorage School the morning of Friday, June 11, 2021 to provide the second dose vaccination. There is no cost. 

Individuals are invited to sign up at the Wild Health website to receive their first dose COVID-19 vaccination.  During the appointment, individuals will also be receiving a Binax-NOW Rapid COVID-19 Test and a RT-PCR COVID-19 Test.  The COVID-19 testing will allow Wild Health to provide COVID-19 results to all individuals receiving the vaccine.

Through the Wild Health website, individuals are asked to sign up for vaccination time slots in accordance with the following windows of time:

  • 5th/6th grade students that are age 12 or older:  11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 7th grade students:  1:00-1:45 p.m.
  • 8th grade students:  1:45-2:30 p.m.
  • Adults:  anytime from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Anchorage community children age 12 or older not currently enrolled at APS:  anytime from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The online form for all Anchorage students must be completed by the child’s legal parent or guardian.  Only parents or guardians can give consent online for students 12 years and older to receive the vaccine.  Parents will also need to download and complete the form found here, to verify consent for your child. These forms should be turned in before May 19 in the district office or the school’s front desk with Adrienn Carman. Adults receiving the vaccine are welcome to bring their completed form with them at the time of their vaccination. If students experience anxiety and refuse the vaccine, they will be allowed to return to class and parents will be notified.

For questions, please call the Wild Health Help Desk at (859) 217-4679.  You can also find answers to frequently asked questions HERE.  

We will have a limited number of reserved parking spots in our gym parking lot for parents and city employees arriving to receive the vaccine.  Adults signing up for a vaccination should bring their driver’s license or other official ID and enter through the reception area that will be setup at our gym lobby entrance.

Spirit Day Friday, May 21 – Commitment –Sponsored By The Class Of 2021

We can’t wait to see all of the students dressed up!

Library Book Update – Last Day To Check Out Books May 14 – All Books Need To Be Returned By May 21

The last day to check out library books is Friday, May 14.  All student library books are due back into the library no later than Friday, May 21.  All homerooms with all student library books returned by the end of the day on May 21 will enjoy a “Morning Muffin Madness” celebration! If your student has a lost or damaged book, we will gladly email the replacement cost to you. To be included in the Morning Muffin Madness celebration, all students with lost and damaged books must turn in payment by May 21.

Graduation “Watch Party” For Siblings Of Graduates on May 28

The library media center will host a “watch party” during graduation for any siblings of the graduates who would like to view the APS livestream. If you would like to sign up a K-7 sibling, please do so by clicking here. Students will be excused from their class during graduation time. They will be allowed to join families outside for the reception if parents would like them to join, and then will return to class for the remainder of the half-day of school.

APTA Spring General Meeting May 18

The last APTA general meeting for this year is next Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30 pm via zoom. We will vote on the new board nominees and Mr. Terry will give a brief update on school news.

Topic: APTA Spring General Meeting

Date and Time: May 18, 2021, 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89142767696?pwd=TGFtWUFPc0tOd2JvOVZBaTRUcHUxZz09

Meeting ID: 891 4276 7696
Passcode: 877238

Lost And Found – Please Claim Any Items Before June 1

If you see an item of yours that you recognize, please pick up from the Board Office between 7:30 and 3:30. The items will be out until Tuesday, June 1. Any unclaimed items after that date will be donated.

Click here to see items

Parent Survey Regarding Safety At APS Due May 28

The safety of students at Anchorage Public School is important.  It would be greatly appreciated if parents would complete this annual School Safety Survey to inform improvement efforts and drive strategic plan decisions. This survey will be available through Friday, May 28. Thank you in advance for your time.

Enrollment Forms Due By May 28

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 Friday, May 28, 2021.  

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 enroll@anchorage.kyschools.us

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email Misty Killinder, RN/Registrar at Misty.killinder@anchorage.kyschools.us

We appreciate your efforts in facilitating a smooth enrollment process for the 2021/22 school year.

Reception For APS Retirees May 28

You are invited to a reception to celebrate our 2021 Retirees for their many years of dedicated service to the Anchorage School Community.

Friday, May 28th, 2021
1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Anchorage School Front Lawn

Anchorage Independent School Board Meeting Monday, May 24, 2021

The Anchorage Independent School Board will meet in the APS Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend. Please enter through the cafeteria door in the back. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with Kentucky’s Healthy at Work requirements, which include room capacity restrictions, facial coverings and attendee temperature/health checks.

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

Parent Volunteers Needed For Lunch

Have you missed volunteering at Anchorage School? We have the perfect opportunity for you. Now through the end of the school year we are looking for parent volunteers during school lunch hours. We need two to three volunteers each day to be at the school from 10:30 to approximately 1:05. When you arrive at the school, you will be helping either in the cafeteria or small gym during the lunch hours.  There will be one staff member working alongside volunteers during each shift.

Requirements to volunteer are as follows:

  • Complete lunch volunteer training, which includes reading through PowerPoint slides, watching informational videos, and completing a volunteer form (approximately 20 minutes)
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (required since this is INDOORS and students are unmasked for the majority of their lunch period)
  • Follow all COVID-19 safety protocols for adults while on school property
  • Adhere to school confidentiality guidelines for volunteers
  • Current Cabinet for Families & Children Central Registry Check and Youth Leader Request on file with the school  

APS prefers that volunteers be able to cover an entire day’s shift, 10:30 a.m. until 1:05 p.m.

Interested parents can sign-up at the following link : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49A5A62BA46-school

Crusade for Children Collection May 20 and 21

The Crusade for Children collection drive at APS is BACK! Please have your voluntary donations handy in morning carpool Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21. Our collection team will gladly collect your money!

Watch the collection crew on Saturday, June 5 during the WHAS Crusade for Children telethon donate all the money collected!

8th Grade Leadership WaterStep Project

Over the next few weeks, we will be collecting shoes in the boxes that are found outside the gym, in the middle school hallway, and in the main hallway of the school.  WaterStep is an organization that takes the shoes, sells them to an exporter, and uses the money to design and manufacture water purification systems for people in need of clean water worldwide.  We challenge each student in each class to bring at least one pair of used shoes – men’s women’s or child’s.  Let’s show our generosity and care for those who are in need of clean water. Thank you!  

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, May 25, with a rain date of Wednesday, May 26, will be a modified field day for K-5 students. The APTA will need some volunteers to help with this socially-distanced field day. Please sign up to help by clicking here.

APSAP 2021-22 Fall Sports Registration (Grades K-8) Now Open

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 May 28https://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 andrew.terry@anchorage.kyschools.us.