Pay Fees Online to Avoid the Back-to-School Rush!!

Pay your child’s Anchorage School consumable materials fee online: Skip what is historically the longest line on Orientation Day by paying your child’s school fee online. The instructional supplies/ consumable materials fee provides the school receipts to cover the cost of instructional materials used in the classrooms directly for and/or by students. The receipts are used to purchase consumable items which include art supplies, supplemental books, student periodicals, science supplies and materials, consumable math manipulatives, etc. The fee is $200 for the first child, $175 for the second child and $150 for all other children. To skip the line go to the following website and select the appropriate option(s): https://19-20-student-fees.cheddarup.com

Please, note that a 45¢ processing fee and 3.5 percent convenience fee is charged on all online debit and credit card transactions, and a 45¢ processing fee is charged on all online electronic check transactions. Please be sure to include the name(s) of your children in order that we can accurately document your payment. You are also welcome to drop in the district office to make the payment early.

Immunization and Health Requirement Reminders

Now that the summer is slowly coming to an end, here are a few reminders about health requirements and the upcoming school year.

The state of Kentucky requires all K-12 students to have the Hepatitis A vaccine. This vaccine is a series of two shots, six months apart. Many younger students have already received both shots, however, since it was not a required vaccine for school entry, it was not written on the immunization certificate.

Many students have received the first Hepatitis A vaccine but may still need the booster.

All 6th grade students must have completed a Kentucky 6th Grade School Physical Exam within the year prior to 6th grade enrollment. KHSAA sports physicals are completed on a separate form and cannot be accepted as the 6th grade entry physical. Depending on your child’s age, he or she may have the Tdap and first Meningococcal vaccine required as well.

All kindergarten students are required to provide a copy of their birth certificate, be up to date on all required vaccines (a vaccine schedule can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html) and have completed a Kentucky School Physical Exam, Kentucky Eye Exam and Kentucky Dental Exam.

Due to Kentucky state law, students must meet all health requirements within two weeks after starting school.

Please contact School Nurse Emily Beal (Emily.beal@anchorage.kyschools.us) if you have any questions.

Sports Physicals Required For All K-8 Athletes – Keep Your Child In The Game

Detailed information will be shared soon regarding our K-8 Cross Country camps planned for June 3-7, 2019.  Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade, must have a Board-approved, four-page KHSAA Sports Physical Form on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. All four pages of the form must be completed in order to be considered valid.

The KHSAA Sports Physical Form is available at the school office and at the following link on our website: https://anchorage-school.org/parents/school-forms/ . Sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of examination.

If you don’t remember when your child’s last sports physical expires we have you covered.  Just check Infinite Campus (IC) from your computer or smartphone to access the expiration date.  If your child plans to attend Cross Country camp, and their sports physical has expired, please get that updated ASAP.  Every year we have students sidelined due to expired sports physicals – schedule your appointment today to keep your child in the game.

Save This Date – August 17th

SUMMER READING SPLASH BASH CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

All K-5th grade students, who complete and turn in their APS grade-level Summer Reading packets by the first day of school, are invited to bring their families and party with us at Calypso Cove to celebrate their summertime literary successes!

Anchorage Summer Program Offerings 2019

Looking for a camp this summer for your children? Check out all of the great camps being offered at Anchorage School this summer. Click here to download the camp brochure. Turn in your registration  ASAP to ensure your child gets into the program of their choice.

 

 

 

Kroger Rewards – Register or Re-Link Now to Support the APTA

Kroger donates $3 million dollars each year to community organizations in the Louisville area.  The APTA receives funds each quarter based on your purchases, following registration.  Many of us shop at Kroger every week.  Why not donate money to the APTA while you do it?  Register now!  If you are already registered, remember that you must re-link your account each year!  Please take a few moments to check and make sure that you are signed up.  You will still receive your normal points and discounts in addition to supporting the APTA.

Sign-Up is easy:

  1. Go to kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. Sign in or create an online Kroger account
  3. Select “Enroll Now” to locate and link Anchorage APTA to your card

Get your family members to register as well!  Thanks in advance!

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New IC Apps Available For Download

Two new apps are available for Infinite Campus. The “Campus Student” and “Campus Parent” apps provide secure access to individual student information in IC, Kentucky’s student information system. Both apps are available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and replace the existing Campus Portal with a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

The apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so students and parents can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

If you currently have the Infinite Campus App, then you will need to download the new app, as the old one will no longer be supported.

Have your password stored in the app and can’t remember it? Please email the webmaster at anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us with any questions or for login credentials.

Save Your Pull Tabs!

We are again, for the ninth year, collecting pull tabs for Indian Summer Camp, a special camp for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer.  The camp is run totally on donations with the recycling of pull tabs being their main fundraiser.  Since cancer can be quite expensive, there is no charge for the kids to attend the week-long camp.  No child has ever been turned away. There are doctors and nurses at the camp so they can continue their chemo and treatments, if necessary.   You may not have a lot of pull tabs but when added together, they can make a lot. Our student who collected so many each year has graduated so we need to try extra hard!

This year we are entering a contest with some small private schools in Jefferson County.   A trophy is given to the school with the most pull tabs.  This is through a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  It’s the 17th year this organization has sponsored this.

You may send in your pull tabs throughout the year or wait until the final collection on March 29 to bring them.   Your student may give them to their homeroom teacher or put them in my mailbox.  Our Community Connections group will also be helping with the collection this year.  The homeroom that collects the most will have a build-your-own ice cream sundae party! Dawne Gee from WAVE3 news has come in previous years and may come again, if possible.  She, also, volunteers with the camp and shares with our kids about the camp.  You can read about Indian Summer Camp and see pictures by going to www.kidscanceralliance.org/camp-programs.html and looking under the tab, kids and parents, then photo gallery.

Remember, with each pull tab you save, you are helping a child with cancer have a week of fun, just being a kid!

 

Thanks for your help!

DeeDee Mitchell

Sports Physicals

Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade or program, must have a KHSAA sports physical on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. The Board approved KHSAA form is available at your doctor’s office, the school office and at the following link on our website: https://anchorage-school.org/parents/school-forms/ . Sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of examination. Get those forms completed this summer for fall sports if your current form is about to expire.

Sports Physical Expiration Dates Now Available in Infinite Campus (IC)

Preventing your child from being sidelined due to an expired sports physical just became easier!  In order to access the expiration date of your child’s sports physical, just login to your Infinite Campus (IC) from your computer or phone app and navigate to the Sports Physical tab.  There you will be able to view the expiration date of the most recent sports physical on file for your child.

Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade or program, must have a KHSAA sports physical on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. The Board approved KHSAA form is available at your doctor’s office, the school office and at the following link on our website: https://anchorage-school.org/parents/school-forms/ . Sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of examination.

When viewing the sports physical information for your child please note that the “Date” field indicates the start date of school, not the date of your child’s sports physical.  The “Expiration Date” field is the last date that your child can participate in an athletic competition, activity or practice without submission of a new sports physical.  We hope that you will find being able to access this information from your computer or smartphone helpful in keeping the school record up to date.  Below is a screen shot of the sports physical information accessed from a computer.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you need assistance in logging into IC and accessing the record.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

At their December meeting the Anchorage Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee.  A link to the 2018-2019 APS calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at www.anchorage-school.org under the parent tab.

Drop Off and Pick Up Important Information

Because safety is our first priority during drop off and dismissal time at Anchorage, please follow the procedures below when your child is a car rider or golf cart rider:

  • DROP OFF

Students may be dropped off at school beginning at 7:30 a.m. Car riders will be taken to the gym or auditorium to wait until 7:55 a.m. Drop off will continue until 8:00 a.m. Any students arriving to school after 8:00 a.m. must be signed in at the Front Office by their parent.

Remember, front carpool should use Walnut as your pick-up/drop-off route. You should not turn left from Ridge Road to enter the pick-up line. Right only!

Parents/Drivers should not exit the vehicle when in the drop off lane. Should you need to get out of the car, you are asked to park in the parking lot and come into the building.

Walkers should ALWAYS use the cross walk. Please do not walk down the drive where cars are entering.

To help expedite the process, please pull all the way up to the front spot.

  • PICK UP

Parents/Drivers should not exit the vehicle when in the pick-up lane. Should you need to get out of the car, you are asked to park in the parking lot and come into the building.

Walkers should ALWAYS use the cross walk. Please do not walk down the drive where cars are entering.

Carpool runs most efficiently when you pull all the way up to the car in front of you- even though you might be tempted to stop along the driveway where your child is standing. We can load about five cars safely when everyone follows this procedure.

 

To better help the flow, please display your car rider tag with your last name.

Children are not allowed to load on the road at Bellewood. You must enter the school parking lot.

We are a CELL PHONE FREE car rider line.

Anchorage Public School App

Download our free school app from the App store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) on compatible iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets.  The app was created by two Anchorage Alumni, Logan Beaver and Nick Huls, Class of 2016.  It provides a tool for students, families, and teachers to easily access Infinite Campus as well as the school’s website, lunch menu, email, calendar of events and sports schedules.

To download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, go to the store for your device and search for “Anchorage Public School.”  We hope that you enjoy the additional means for accessing Anchorage Public School information and news!

Box Tops for Education

Collecting ‘Box Tops’ is as an easy way to earn extra money for our school!  Whenever you find this label on many common products, just cut it off and start saving them.  You or your child may drop them in the collection box located in the mail room near the front desk. We will be counting and sending them off in both November and in March, so bring in your collection soon! Each label is worth 10 cents – and that will add up fast.

The APTA thanks you for your support!