REACH Alerts: Severe Weather/Emergency Status/School Closing

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:

  • Go to ​reachalert.com and click on MY ACCOUNT ​and then select CREATE ACCOUNT ​to establish your initial account.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • When prompted for Network Name, enter Anchorage School and click on the school name when it appears in the dropdown list.
  • When prompted for a role, select parent.
  • Be sure to select to receive “alerts”.  Individuals only registering to receive “Reminders” will not receive school closing information.
  • Upon joining the school network you may also want to click on​ JOIN ​and select the​ City of Anchorage ​network.

Core Essentials For August – Anchored In The BIG 3

This program is based on a monthly value word and definition and involves everyone in the school. This will equip students, staff, and families alike to Say It, Know It, See It and Be It each month. The focus for the month of August is “The Big Three” – Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, and Maximize Your Potential.

Each month you will receive information about the new value word, which points back to one of “The Big Three.” 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.

If You See Something, Say Something! A Reminder About The S.T.O.P Tipline

The Safety Tipline – Online Prevention, or S.T.O.P! Tipline, is designed for use as an online reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (bullying, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc.), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using this basic email format.

What is it? This Tipline in no way replaces the face-to-face open communication and relationships built at our school. The S.T.O.P. Tipline is one more tool available for use by students or parents to report suspicious activity and unsafe situations at school. One unique attribute of an online tipline is its availability. Students, parents or community members can submit information day or night. Some students may feel more comfortable utilizing an online format to report a situation instead of a face to face meeting with school officials. A benefit of the Tipline is to add another layer of accessibility between students and trusted school personnel. This Tipline is not for immediate response. If anyone needs immediate assistance, they should dial 911.

How does it work? Students, parents or community members click the Tipline link on the Anchorage School website and choose whether they want to submit a tip about 1) Bullying, 2) Violence or 3) Other risky behaviors (i.e. alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sexual abuse or theft, etc…). Next, they fill-in the check boxes and provide an explanation of the behavior and click submit. Tips may also be called in to the Tipline at 866-393-6659 if that method is preferred. Anchorage administrators will be contacted by The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to investigate tips in a timely manner and take the appropriate next steps.

Stay Informed With All Of The Latest Anchorage Public School News

Email
Email is the most efficient way for the school to contact parents. If you know someone who has not been receiving messages, either from a classroom teacher or from the Anchorage Webmaster, please ask that person to contact the Communications Coordinator, Karen Steltenpohl, at karen.steltenpohl@anchorage.kyschools.us to let her know so that we can get all families up-to-date on our email system. If your email address changes during the school year, please let Karen or the front office know.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Infinite Campus offers two Portal Apps, Parent and Student, to help you manage everything with 24/7 access to real-time information. The Portals display what is currently happening in the classroom so students and parents can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process. They allow users to stay up-to-date on grades, assignments (both due and missing), attendance, announcements, schedules and more. Mid-term report cards will not be sent home, but are available on IC. Both apps are available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

If you have not yet set up your IC Portal and need help doing so, please contact Communications Coordinator, Karen Steltenpohl, at karen.steltenpohl@anchorage.kyschools.us. She will assist you in setting up your portal account.

Anchorage Public School Website
Our website, https://anchorage-school.org/, is the hub of information pertaining to the school. News articles, links to teacher webpages, staff email address links, sports schedules, lunch menu, School Board and Council news – this is the center of communications. If you want to receive notices as items are posted to the website, then you may subscribe to the website by clicking “Follow” at the bottom right of the homepage. Don’t want to have to go to the internet to access the website all the time? Don’t worry – we have an app for that!

Anchorage Public School App
Download our free school app by searching Anchorage Public School in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app, created by two Anchorage Alumni, 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.

Instagram and Twitter
Follow us on Instagram and or Twitter to see snapshots of things going on in the classrooms or at APS in general.

Instagram – AnchorageAnchors
Twitter – @APSAnchors

REACH Alerts:  Severe Weather/Emergency Status/School Closing

In the case of severe weather, emergency status or unexpected closings, delays and dismissals 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:

  • Go to ​reachalert.com and click on MY ACCOUNT ​and then select CREATE ACCOUNT ​to establish your initial account.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • When prompted for Network Name, enter Anchorage School and click on the school name when it appears in the dropdown list.
  • When prompted for a role, select parent.
  • Be sure to select to receive “alerts”.  Individuals only registering to receive “Reminders” will not receive school closing information.
  • Upon joining the school network you may also want to click on​ JOIN ​and select the​ City of Anchorage ​network.

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.

Official announcements for school closing may also be heard over WHAS radio and local TV stations. Listen for Anchorage Public School information. It is important to remember that Anchorage School does not follow Jefferson County’s decisions on school closings.

On Monday, September 16, 2019, APS will send out a “test” message via REACH Alert in order that parents will know if they have registered correctly to receive APS alerts.  If you believe you are registered and do not receive the test message on September 16 please email anchorage.webmaster@anchorage.kyschools.us for assistance.

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.

School Calendar On Your Devices

The school calendar can be added to many mobile devices and personal computers. To add the calendar click the following link and follow any prompts. Some devices make the addition without any prompts, but may require a restart of the device. The best way to know if your device in compatible is to try the link on the device and see what happens.

https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/anchorage-school.org_t16nd3040fobtj0cofs0kivqj4%40group.calendar.google.com/private-9e04ec71b6a7925a4d1d9c7f68a2eae9/basic.ics

Calendar events that are added to the school website (www.anchorage-school.org) will then automatically sync to your device.

Tip: If you haven’t restarted your device lately, take a moment to reboot. Phones sometimes fail to detect updates to the calendar, and this is the easiest way to resolve this issue, keeping you up-to-date with events at Anchorage School.

 

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