Dear ACSD Community,
We are saddened to announce that we will be transitioning to online Continuous Learning for the next two weeks because of current positivity rates in Jones County. The Jones County Public Health Department has made this recommendation due to Anamosa’s 19.9% positivity rate and Jones County’s 17.2% positivity rate. The Iowa Department of Education recommends transitioning to continuous learning when rates exceed 15%. Additionally, all athletics and extracurricular activities will be canceled during this time starting after school today, Monday, November 2nd.
Continuous Learning will take place from Tuesday, November 3rd – Monday, November 16th. Each building will be sending out additional information today regarding specific information for your student’s learning over the next two weeks.
Breakfast and lunch pick-up will be available at Anamosa Middle School on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00. Please sign up here. You only need to sign up once. Pick up will be available tomorrow, but please sign up by Wednesday at 6PM so we may have an accurate count for the remainder of the time we are out. Once we return back to school we will return to our hybrid model with lunches in school and our pick-up program for online families.
Attendance/participation for students will be required throughout the two weeks of continuous learning sessions. If your student is sick and unable to participate in the learning, please call in an absence as you would normally.
We are sorry we are at this point, and we understand the extra burden this puts on our families; however, given the current conditions of our city and county wide positivity rate of COVID-19 we are forced to make these very difficult decisions.
Superintendent Larry Hunt
School Board President Carl Chalstrom