Incoming Kindergarten Families – Virtual Meeting, April 22
Save the Date for the Parent Informational Meeting!
This year, the kindergarten parent informational meeting will be conducted virtually. This meeting will be held on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join our elementary principal team for a brief presentation.
Event number: 120 216 4140
Event password: acsdkindergarten
Nutrition Services: Try-It Thursday
Nutrition Services has started “Try-It Thursdays” – where students can sample new or less common fruits and vegetables at lunch. Students have the opportunity to explore how and where these foods are grown and the health benefits they provide. They may even find a new favorite to introduce to their families!
Stay tuned for Try-It Thursday on April, 22 with Sugar Snap Peas.
Check out last weeks featured fruit: Kumquats
Ankeny Community School District to Conduct Controlled Burns
Ankeny Community School District will conduct controlled burns at Ankeny Centennial High School, Ankeny High School, and Crocker Elementary School as weather conditions allow.
The school district’s burn permit runs from now until June 1, 2021, work will be done as site conditions allow during this time-frame. Burn times and locations will be announced via the district website, www.ankenyschools.org, Facebook, and Twitter.
Natural and native areas need periodic fires to thrive and prescribed burning is an important, cost-effective tool for maintaining and restoring native plant communities and wildlife habitat, managing invasive species, and reducing wildfire danger. Many of the plants and animals of Iowa’s woodlands, prairies, and wetlands are fire adapted.
Ankeny School District grounds crew, trained in wild land firefighting, are working with local fire rescue agencies, police, and county health department to insure safe, successful burn events.
Ankeny Hawk Summer Camp Registrations Now Open
Registrations are now open for spring and summer athletic and band camps. Visit https://www.ankenycamps.com/ for more information and to register your student. For questions, contact the high school activities department at (515)963-4335.
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins Friday, February 5. To enroll, your child must be five years old on or before September 15, 2021.
Beginning Friday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m., parents will be able to enroll their incoming kindergartener via online registration. More detailed information is available on the Enroll/Registration page.
Per Board Policy 501.15, applications will be considered late if they are received after June 1. Late registrations will not be considered until all other placements have been made.
What is Needed for Registration?
Please follow the kindergarten registration checklist, as a guide detailing the required documents. Most of the documents can be uploaded into your online application. However, if you do not have the capability to upload documents or if you need copies made, please submit documents starting February 5 to your neighborhood elementary or the registrar at the district office, 306 SW School St. The required documents are:
- Home Language Survey
- Proof of Residency
- Proof of Child’s Birth Date
Medical documentation will be collected at a later date.
Informational Meeting – Updates to Come
This year, the kindergarten parent informational meeting will be conducted virtually. This meeting will be held on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. More information regarding how to join will be shared at a later date.
Due to increased elementary enrollment and limited space, parents are encouraged to enroll their upcoming kindergartener based on the process set forth by the district.
Important Dates to Remember
Visit this document to review important dates for kindergarten families for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mask Up for Ankeny Schools
It will take our whole community pulling together to slow the spread and help keep our students in school. We’ve been hearing it for months, but now is the time to go back to mitigation basics.
- Wear Your Mask
- When Sick, Stay Home
- Wash Your Hands
- Watch Your Distance
This week, we’re launching a #MaskupforAnkeny campaign alongside the @CityofAnkeny. Partner with us by downloading an email signature and social media graphic at the link below and answer the question “What do you mask up for?” #MaskUpforAnkeny #MaskUpforAnkenySchools #SlowtheSpread