APS will hold Kindergarten Registration on March 6th from 9:00-12:00. Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old prior to August. 1, 2019, to be eligible to enroll.
Parents are asked to bring the following items to Kindergarten Registration:
Proof of residency (utility bill- water or electric)
Child’s birth certificate
If this is the first enrollment from the family into Anchorage School, parents are also asked to bring a copy of a property deed or lease as proof of residency. Families will receive an enrollment packet to complete and return to school.
During the registration parents will be asked to sign up for a Kindergarten Screening time. The first screening will be held in April and the second screening in August.
Families who are unable to attend the March Kindergarten Registration, are asked to pick up a registration packet from Emily Beal as soon as possible after March 6th. If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration please contact Emily Beal at email@example.com.
Special education Attorney, Pete Wright from Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy, will host a full day conference on Friday, March 22nd. Early Bird Registrants receive a discount and free PDFs of two of his books!! Register for this exciting opportunity with this link>> http://ky.dyslexiaida.org/events/?event_id1=23&event_id2=23
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for login credentials.
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!
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.
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.
Winter weather conditions sometimes prompt Anchorage Public School to cancel school, delay school or dismiss early. Therefore it’s a good idea to decide in advance how best to keep up with the changes, what child-care arrangements are needed, and how to adjust to a different schedule. Also, please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.
Getting the word out
Announcements are made as early as possible on Louisville news channels (WDRB, WHAS, WLKY & WAVE) and the APS website. Families can register to receive a phone-call, and/or text-message, and/or email through our REACH Alert system. We do not follow Jefferson County’s decision on school closings.
Students’ safety is a top priority, so on wintry days, district employees begin assessing conditions as early as 3:30 a.m. These leaders consider roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, precipitation, outdoor temperatures, wind chills, current conditions and the weather forecast, with a goal of announcing a decision by 6:00 a.m.
Whenever travel is unsafe, APS has three choices:
IF SCHOOL IS CANCELED: Afternoon and evening school sponsored student activities are canceled for elementary and middle school. School Council meetings are also canceled. APTA meetings, Board meetings, and community sponsored activities held at school may continue at the superintendent and chairperson’s discretion.
IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED: School starts either one or two hours later than normal. School dismissal times remain the same, and afternoon and evening activities continue as usual unless evening weather warrants a cancellation which would be communicated through REACH Alert and team coaches/club sponsors.
IF SCHOOL DISMISSES EARLY: The decision will be made as early as possible to allow families time to make arrangements and all student after-school and evening activities are all canceled. Elementary school families are asked to email their child’s teacher or call the school with instructions about how they want their child to go home if they want to alter procedures. If families don’t make contact, the school will try to reach them. Students will be supervised until the last child is picked up.
Canceling or dismissing school early on a Friday does not cancel weekend activities. All school activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to cancellation under the following conditions:
Student activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to being placed on hold under the following conditions:
If student activities are canceled or placed on hold, the club sponsor will contact the parents of student participants. In the event that a large number of students are impacted a message will be sent via our REACH Alert system.
State law requires school districts to ensure at least 170 days and 1,062 hours of teaching and learning. Cancellations and/or delays can result in days or hours added into the school calendar. APS announces an adjusted calendar at the end of the winter snow season.
Registering for REACH Alert Notices
One way the Anchorage Independent Board of Education supports school/parent communication is through the purchase of REACH Alert, which is an emergency parent notification system. In the case of severe weather, unexpected closings, delays, dismissals or emergencies the superintendent 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:
If you opted to receive text alerts, REACH Alert will send a text message to your cell phone immediately upon completion of your registration. Please enter the 4-digit number on the registration screen and then click the word VALIDATE. If you do not receive this message, please call REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313 for assistance. After you have completed the registration process, you may add other phone numbers and email addresses. From your dashboard page, click on the second tab at the top of the page – CONTACT INFO. From this page you will see where you can add and delete numbers and addresses.
If you already have registered for REACH Alert through the City of Anchorage, your place of employment, child care center, another school, or any other organization you can skip the registration process and simply go to www.reachalert.com and login to your current account and click on JOIN NETWORK on the right side of your dashboard page. Enter Anchorage School and click on our name in the dropdown list and follow the prompts.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
Have you recently checked to make sure the school has the latest contact information for you and your emergency contacts? Phone numbers and email addresses change a lot, and the district makes every effort to keep its databases accurate. You can help by sending changes to email@example.com or, if your students are in 3rd-8th grade, by updating your information using Infinite Campus.
For 3rd-8th grade parents, instructions for checking and updating contact information is below.
From your computer (not the mobile app), log in to Infinite Campus. On the left side of the screen, click “Family,” to display the names and contact information for parents and siblings. Please review the phone numbers and email addresses. If a change is needed, click the Update button and edit the appropriate information. Remember to click “Send Update” when finished. If you have questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us stay in touch!