On July 1st, the following letter was mailed to all families in the Anamosa School District. Our initial plans for returning to school in the fall are included at the bottom.
First and foremost, we want to say thank you for your continued support of your own students as well as our district as a whole. With the unique situation we continue to find ourselves in, we are providing information on three major changes: school registration, school supplies, and our return-to-learn plans.
Due to the on-going challenges with COVID-19 Anamosa Community School District will NOT be hosting an in-person registration day this year; families will need to register students online. Additional information will be sent out on July 21; online registration and fee payment will be available from July 21 – August 7. Fee payments may be mailed to the building of attendance if you do not wish to utilize the online payment option. Please call the central office with any questions about registration at 319-462-4321.
In an attempt to simplify back-to-school purchases, ACSD is working with community partners to provide most of the usual school supplies we ask families to provide for all PreK-12 students. However, each student will need a family-provided backpack; there will be minimal additional supplies for families to provide and this information will be sent out along with registration information on July 21.
As required by the Department of Education and the state of Iowa, based on the current global pandemic, all schools are required to develop three models of education (Traditional – as normal at school, Hybrid – combination of at school and at home, and Continuous Learning – at home). We anticipate we will need to move fluidly between these models throughout the year and are encouraging families to have a plan in place for all three options. Enclosed are brief outlines of our plans – please read through them and consider the implications they may have for your family. Early next week, a survey will be sent out via text and email in order to collect your input on the three plans. Please take time to complete this survey so we get the best information possible to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.
We anticipate being able to communicate a decision about how we will begin the school year by August 10. However, please realize this is a very fluid situation and this timeline may change based on the information we have at that time.
Anamosa Community School District Administration