Reminder: Make Your Selection by Friday, December 11

Last Friday’s Updated Reopening Timeline & Action Steps email included some important information on your options for a return to classrooms, including a link to the form you will use to select hybrid or virtual learning for your student(s) next semester.

Click here to access that message.

Click the HERE to select the 100% virtual or cohort hybrid option for your student(s). Reminder: Make your selection by Friday, December 11.

Keynotes & Updates

Updating our attendance policy for virtual learning
The ANCS Governing Board will consider an update to the school’s attendance policy at its next meeting on Monday, December 14th at 6:30pm. This revision is meant to ensure that our policy keeps up with the virtual learning environment. You can preview the proposed changes here. Remember, each board meeting begins with a public comment period for you to offer feedback/input.
 
Planning the 2021-2022 calendar
As you know, our academic calendar shifted quite a bit this year as we adjusted to the pandemic. In a normal year, we would be considering the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year right now. We are delaying that planning process, however, while we work to figure out what the next few months will look like.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is too early to know just yet what 2021-2022 will look like. This is especially true as we look for opportunities to regain instructional days that were lost over the past 8 months. Our bylaws do require us to develop a calendar by March of the preceding academic year, and we will comply with that standard.
 
Schedule for hybrid learning 
Looking ahead to our planned reopening on February 1st, here’s a bit more clarity on the school schedule.

K – 5th Grade
Arrival: 8:30am – 9:00 am
School day: 9:00am – 2:30 pm
Dismissal: 2:30pm – 3:00pm
 
6th – 8th Grade
Arrival: 9:00am – 9:30am
School day: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dismissal: 3:00pm – 3:30pm