Cold and flu season upon us
The Cold and Flu season is among us! Please remember to practice precautions by using good hygiene, and by washing hands diligently after sneezing, coughing and before all meals. A reminder to all parents that cadets who are ill should remain home until they are fever free without medication, diarrhea free without medication and vomit free without medication for 24 hours from the last episode. Preventing the spread of colds and viruses will help keep our cadets healthier as a whole. Also, please remember to be diligent in checking your cadet’s head on a routine basis for head lice. Proper checks and quick treatment is the ultimate way to prevent an infestation and spreading of lice to other cadets. Thank you for all of your cooperation!! Healthy Holidays. The Federal Government has released information about the flu season. This information is designed to help families deal with the flu. Read the information here.
APA’s response to state data
As Commandant of the Anderson Preparatory Academy I would like to reveal the accurate and correct data of student performance of our corporation. The proof that our students are receiving a tremendous educational opportunity is in the attached data. We cannot control the confusion at state levels. We can work to control our success. The data included is evident of the academic student performance success of APA.
IU Mobile Dental Lab at APA
Parents and guardians: Indiana University School of Dentistry’s mobile dental sealant program will be at our schools offering dental care to those in need.
What they offer: dental examinations, personal oral hygiene instruction, sealants and fluoride varnish treatments, x-rays and or temporary fillings.
Who is eligible: Any cadet that does not have a regular dentist, is not receiving regular care, or if dental sealants are not available through your dentist
When they will be at your cadets school:
Pre-Academy & Academy ( Pre-Academy focus ) December 12, 2013
Upper Elementary ( 3-5 ): January 15, 2014
Lower Elementary ( K-2 ): February 13, 2014
Please look for consents to be sent home with your cadets in the future, nearing the scheduled dates.
Weather Make-up days announced
APA has set the following dates as proposed weather make-up days for the current school year. If needed, the following days will be used to make up any missed days due to the weather.
Monday – February 17, 2014
Thursday – May 22, 2014
Friday – May 23, 2014
Tuesday – May 27, 2014
Wednesday – May 28, 2014
Thursday – May 29, 2014
Friday – May 30, 2014
Graduation will still take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 am.
APA brothers recognized
Terrell and Tyler Barnes are featured in the Indiana Athletes’ Magazine Vype. You can ready the whole article here.
Handicapped parking spots
APA has several spots designated as handicapped parking spots along Meridian Street by our northeast entrance. Those are to be used only by parents of our handicapped students for picking up or dropping off their students. Violators may be ticketed.
APA releases student medication policy
APA has released its student medicaiton policy for the 2013-2014 school year. You can get more information about the policy here.
APA implements new student protection policy
APA has passed a new policy intended to protect the students entrusted to our care; we passed this policy due to our school being so large that we no longer know every single parent/guardian/relative of our students. Therefore, if you plan to come to school during the school day and have access to a student, you must show a state-issued ID and have your name on the student’s file in order to have access to that student. Again, this is not intended to inconvenience you but to protect a student from a person who should not have access to that student.
APA goes paperless
APA will no longer be printing out hard copies of reports cards for grades 6-12. Report cards will be available on Skyward within 1 week after close of the grading period. Students/parents may go to Skyward to view and print report cards if they wish (See below how to obtain Skyward login if you do not have one.) If parents want a paper copy of the report card and do not have internet access, they need to send Capt. Thompson (email@example.com) in writing their request stating why they need a copy and we will print and send one home with their child.
Grade access is now available If you wish to access your child’s grades, discipline, lunch/fee balance, etc., please do the following. We will process the information as quickly as possible and get back with you.
We must verify your information before you will receive your logins. Please email Capt. Thompson the following information for each child:
1. Child’s name and grade
2. Your relationship to child
3. Child’s home address
4. Main phone contact
Only those officially entered into our system as guardians will be allowed access.