The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc., (NYSPHSAA) announces high risk sports have been authorized by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to begin practice and competition on February 1st, 2021 if permitted by the respective local health authorities. If we receive approval from the County Health Department, practices will begin on February 1st. Please be patient as we receive more information on Monday.
Can you guess how many Valentine gummies are in this jar? Send your best guess to Miss Kim at email@example.com.
ACS Families: It's time for Mrs. Richmond to begin planning for next year's breakfast and lunch menu options! Every year she surveys our students to determine their favorite foods. With this year being different, she's asking that you take a moment or two to complete the following survey with input from your child(ren). There is a space for additional suggestions as well. We all know that Mrs. Richmond works very hard to keep our students well fed with options that they like, so she greatly appreciates your input. Please complete this survey by Friday, January 22nd. As always, contact the school with any questions. Have a great weekend! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-Z9NaqZAfcD1VV-bS4Md1kdmzd1emCV0UIyuywWrZBm5_uQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
A Time For Slime FREE Event for ACS Families - 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Andover Fire Hall. Please RSVP to Kim Fanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACS Students in Grades 4th-12th - if you are interested in joining the ACS Intramural E-Sports Rocket League, please email Miss Kim at email@example.com.
ZOOM Cooking Classes for the Andover Community, Students and Families. Every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM. January 20, February 3, February 17 and March 3, 2021. Each night you attend, you will be entered for a chance to win an Instant Pot! If interested, contact Kim Fanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention ACS Families: As we continue to monitor for changes in internet accessibility throughout the District, we ask that you complete the following survey by Wednesday, January 13th. We hope that you have a great weekend. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddb5mrN08xKG6FhFNz4wxbxENvKgZeWprKwJfyFDkncDPABQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Princess Tea Party via ZOOM. January 26, 2020 - 12:30-2:00 PM. RSVP by January 20, 2021 by emailing Kim Fanton at email@example.com.
Attention Parents and Guardians: Please remember to turn in your child(ren) COVID-19 testing permission slip. If you need another one, please click here: https://5il.co/ni0p Allowing your child(ren) to be tested will assist in keeping our school open!
ACS Families: As a reminder, we will be returning to our hybrid learning schedule on Monday, January 4th. Cohort B (White) will report for in-person instruction and Cohort A (Purple) will report remotely. Meals will continue to be delivered to our remote families who have registered with Mrs. Richmond. We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
The Andover CSD SOAR Program would like to express their thanks to Kent Farms for their amazing donation of the Christmas Trees. Thank you for your support! The SOAR Program would also like to say thank you to the Andover Fire Department for letting us utilize the firehall during events and their continued support! You have really helped our program succeed this year!
Please enjoy listening to our ACS Band wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://5il.co/o27h
We are excited to announce that CA BOCES will soon begin offering parent education/support sessions in a "Parent University" series, which will run monthly, in the evening, from January through June. You will find details such as session titles, registration and times in the following two documents: Parent University Information: https://5il.co/o075 & Newsletter: https://5il.co/o07d
Since we are in remote learning, we will NOT have a snow day tomorrow. Meals will delivered to families who have signed up for meal delivery. For BOCES students and students who attend other schools, there will be no transportation until Monday, December 21. If your child has been placed in quarantine, you will need to provide documentation to the school nurse that your child is cleared to return to school.
Can you guess how many Kisses are in this jar? Send your best guess to Miss Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NYSPHSAA announced on Friday that winter sports championships have been cancelled, as well as postponing the start date for high-risk winter sports (basketball and cheerleading). We will keep you updated as we receive more information. Here is the press release: https://5il.co/nutj
For those who are registered, the free COVID-19 testing on December 15th will now take place at the Andover Central School BUS GARAGE located at 30 Water Street, Andover. Please contact the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250 with questions. You will receive notification from them as well. Have a great weekend, all!
Attention ACS! Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are still on sale! Be sure to get your “rare,” but historical copy as sales end January 6, 2021. You can order on-line at yearbookforever.com. The yearbook staff is proud to show you a sneak preview of the 2020-2021 Yearbook! Be sure to order your copy today as extras will NOT be available!
Attention ACS Families: FREE breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided during remote learning by pick-up or delivery. Drive up-pick up will take place daily from the exterior cafeteria doors in the rear of the school from 7am-8am. Families who have already signed up for meal delivery during remote instruction will continue to receive meals in the same manner. If you have not signed up for meal delivery and wish to do so, please email Carol Richmond at email@example.com.
Attention Andover Families & Students: As you heard Superintendent Spangenburg’s statement, we will be going 100% remote learning starting tomorrow, Dec. 7th and continue 100% remote learning through January 4th. Please see the attached statement for your reference https://5il.co/nmem . CTE students please check your emails for further direction. If you have any questions please contact Beth Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Slavinski at email@example.com During this holiday season we hope you stay safe and healthy!
Attention Parents and Guardians: Your child(ren) will be receiving a COVID-19 testing permission slip today. If your child(ren) attend in-person next week, they will receive it on Monday. Please fill this slip out and return it to school. Attached are the cover letter https://5il.co/ni0o and permission slip https://5il.co/ni0p for you to reference.
Attention Andover Families and Community Members ACS will be hosting an Allegany County FREE COVIOD-19 Rapid Testing Center on Dec. 15th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The location will be at the schools back parking lot near the tennis courts, entre off of Barney St. Please see the attached flyer for pre-registration details (you must have an appointment). Click here: https://5il.co/nhvz
Here are the winners of the SOAR Step Challenge: 1.) Mrs. Bannerman with over 1 million steps 2.) Mrs. Houy 3.) Mrs. Perkins 4.) Mrs. Burdick 5.) Mr. Franclemont 6.) Rogan Perkins Congratulations to our top 6 steppers and to all of you that particpated:)
MEAL DELIVERY IS HERE! Beginning Monday, November 9th we will be delivering FREE breakfast and lunch to ANY child who resides in the District and is under the age of 19. The child does NOT need to be enrolled at ACS to qualify for meal delivery. Any family who wishes to participate must register by having completed the survey sent in October or by following the instructions below. Meals will be delivered on Mondays, Tuesdays (two meals) and Thursdays (two meals). Both breakfast and lunch will be delivered at the same time. As delivery times will vary as we work through our scheduling and add new participants, it is important that you put out a cooler at the end of your driveway or on your porch for the drop off of the meals. All meals will be delivered during late morning and early afternoon, but before 12:45pm on these days. We will continue to offer meal PICKUP from the exterior doors in the rear of the school following this same schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 7:00 am and 8:00 am. ACS Students will continue to receive meals from the school during their in-person weeks. For families who have questions or who wish to participate and did not complete the last survey, please complete the attached form and return it to ACS OR email the pertinent information to Carol Richmond, Cafeteria Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meal Delivery Request Form: https://5il.co/mu30
Attention ACS Remote Families: When entering the internet with a school issued device, your child might be prompted to "Authenticate" their username and password. Please have them enter their user name and password and then click "Authenticate". This should allow access to the internet. Please complete the Technology Form at https://forms.gle/ULXyoesvFkecd9F8A if you continue to have issues. Thank you for your patience.
Good afternoon ACS Families: This is an important message regarding technology help. Please read this in its entirety: In an effort to best serve our ACS students and families, we have developed a digital Technology Questions or Concerns Form. Effective immediately, please use the following form for ALL technology related issues, questions or concerns. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4xfmMkAL8ZAQUO1radsMjK80o4H6SPdXPsVIm1J4xBJl67w/viewform?usp=sf_link This will also be pinned at the top of the Live Feed section of our website for easy future access. Please understand that while we will respond as quickly as possible, a response may not be instantaneous depending on the nature of the question/concern. Students who are unable to access remote instruction pending a response from the Tech Department will be marked “absent excused”, will have access to the recorded instruction once the issue is resolved, and will be given additional time to complete assignments. Please do not call the school for technical issues. We will continue to communicate with you regarding district wide issues using our global texting system, social media and our website. It is also important to note that ACS is only able to assist with issues relating to school issued devices. We hope that you all enjoy your weekend!
Reminder: If you would like to request FREE breakfast and lunch delivery for your children during remote instruction, please complete the following form by 12:00PM - noon today. This will provide us with the information that we need for planning. An announcement regarding a start date and delivery times will be shared once delivery requests are gathered. Thank you, and have a great day! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFmL5cHXgKpD_lZY2p3ziYpC8ZCik3SapR4czVAsFWlZGaZA/viewform?usp=sf_link
ACS Families: Coming Soon! We will be providing daily meal delivery for our remote learners. Please complete the following Meal Delivery Form to sign up. Additional details regarding a start date and delivery time will follow. If possible, please submit your form by Thursday, October 15, 2020 so that we are able implement our delivery program ASAP. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFmL5cHXgKpD_lZY2p3ziYpC8ZCik3SapR4czVAsFWlZGaZA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Meal Delivery Survey: ACS Families - please help us gauge interest in meal delivery for our students during their remote weeks of instruction by completing this short survey. Your input is important to us. Please keep in mind that ACS provides FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL enrolled students in our district. Have a great day! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgIMxoE9ptpVEuImDh6JVFaDIOqYShIxIMufJoBHazU1vbNQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
S.O.A.R. is virtual with virtual games, crafts, cooking and creative writing. Many events scheduled. Weekly Craft and STEM Bags. Send your email address so you don't miss out on the fun. Send Miss Kim an email to email@example.com, if you want your child to participate in the STEM bags (different bags for different ages). Please complete and return the S.O.A.R./21st CCLC Enrollment Form (click link): https://5il.co/l3jw
Tutoring now available for ACS students. Will be done virtually on Zoom. Student and Adult Tutors available. Please contact Kim Fanton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need tutoring services.
ACS families in need of child care: We've reached out to our community partners and shared the need for child care options in our area. Please contact Kim Fanton at email@example.com ASAP to see if she can connect you with a solution that meets your needs.
ACS District Residents: Your participation in the 2020 Census is critical to public school funding. In order to ensure that we get our fair share of federal education dollars in the years to come, it is important that you complete the 2020 Census. If you have yet to do so, please respond online at www.my2020census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020. If you misplaced or did not receive a 12-digit Census ID, don't let this stop you. You will have the option to search online or speak with a representative via phone.
Attention Parents and Guardians: If you would like your child(ren) to do full-time remote learning, please fill out the attached document and send it back by August 28th to Jon Morris, Principal. Click here: https://5il.co/ji5k
Good morning ACS Parents and Guardians! Thank you for all who completed our most recent survey regarding your preferred mode of learning, transportation, internet connectivity and daycare needs. If you have yet to complete the survey, please do so by day end so that we may publish the survey results and respond to questions. Have a great day! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6W1XMFaEYdERYZQ94YESORHkVVvMAXaXsmNX9GtlKrdv5Bw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Attention ACS Parents: If you have a child enrolled in the district for the 2020-21 school year, please help us continue to plan for reopening by completing this brief survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6W1XMFaEYdERYZQ94YESORHkVVvMAXaXsmNX9GtlKrdv5Bw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Attention Parents and Guardians: We have scheduled more future Zoom Parent Question & Answer meetings. It is our hope to accommodate you with different days and times! Please click here to see future dates and times: https://5il.co/jb29
ACS Families: We have great news! Please watch your mail for information regarding NYS P-EBT food benefits that will be issued to ALL children who were enrolled in Andover Central School during last spring's closure. SNAP and/or Temporary Assistance recipients should have received their benefit in May and June. Medicaid recipients and those who are not enrolled in public assistance or Medicaid will receive additional information in the mail during the month of August and into September. Do not mistake the mailing for junk mail or a scam. Benefits include a one time payment of $420/child.
IMPORTANT: Reopening Survey - This reopening survey will assist our District in determining the needs of our school community as we plan for school reopening in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. We value your thoughtful input. Please submit your responses by July 22, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUp4Gix0nkzOmrSHCZLOGNWmowh5looshdC4s0D3wgnEoNYg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Don't forget to check out our video from our ACS teachers and staff members! We miss you and remember you are Panther Strong! Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fC2-iewS12CyjTrYe8mBtZ9LxK5lni67/view