Attention Parents and Guardians: Do you have a child who will be entering Prekindergarten or Kindergarten in the Fall? Please take a moment and fill out a registration/screening form below. Please return by mail or drop off to the main office. We are excited for you to join the ACS family! For Prekindergarten click here: https://5il.co/prdq for Kindergarten click here: https://5il.co/prdr
Please find the questions and answers from last nights parent meeting here: https://5il.co/rsx3 Again, we want to THANK YOU all for your support throughout this past year! Let's finish Panther strong!
Attention Parents and Guardians: Our SOAR After School Program has been updated to accommodate our new reopening plan! Please find the new spring schedule here: https://5il.co/rre1 If you would like to enroll your child(ren) please use this fillable form: https://5il.co/r309 This new SOAR schedule will start April 26th!
As a reminder, the Community Schools Parent University Series continues and will offer the session "Resilient Families," this Thursday on 4/22 from 6-7pm. This session will provide parents and caregivers with a basic understanding of trauma & the brain, and how both impact development and learning. In addition, we will learn about ‘protective factors’ and how specific strategies can help to build resilience in your child(ren). Zoom ID: 937 8268 8069 Passcode: PARENTEDU
Attention Parents & Guardians: We are excited to announce that under the new CDC and NYS guidance we are able to bring back ALL students ALL DAY EVERYDAY! We will have a parent Q & A zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 20th @ 5pm. You will find more details as well as the zoom meeting information in the attached letter here: https://5il.co/ro6o Thank you for all your support throughout this challenging time.
Spring Sports are here! Practices will begin this Monday, April 19th. . Please fill out the Consent form in order for your student to participate: https://forms.gle/25UTZ8mmthS7QzAa8 Practice Times Monday-Friday: Tennis-3:15-4:45 Modified Baseball and Modified Softball- 4:15-5:30 Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball- 5:30-7:00
Check out the Drama Club's first ever Virtual Play Production, "A Mystery Murdered." They did an amazing job. https://5il.co/rjg0 Great job everyone!
Attention ACS Families: Please review the following as we prepare for our return from Spring Recess next week: https://5il.co/remd Have a great weekend!
American Red Cross Babysitting Course - May 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Andover Firehall. Bring your lunch. Register with Kim Fanton at email@example.com. Must be at least 10 years old.
Teen Night from 3:00-9:00 PM on April 16 for ACS Students in Grades 6th-12th at the Andover Fire Hall. Please RSVP to Kim Fanton at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. MUST WEAR A MASK!
Extra Extra Read All About it! SOAR After School Program is set to start April 12th! Please see the attached schedule to find out when and what times certain grade levels can attend (click here): https://5il.co/r30e Here is our school enrollment letter: https://5il.co/r306 In order to participate, everyone must fill out a fillable enrollment form and email it back to Kim Fanton at email@example.com, click here for the enrollment form: https://5il.co/r309 Transportation will be determined by need based off of the enrollment forms. Lastly, if you have any questions please contact Miss Kim Fanton.
Attention ACS Students in Grades K-12: Join the Spring Step Challenge beginning April 19 through May 21, 2021. You could win a Fitbit Inspire and many other prizes! If you are interested, please email Miss Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all of you who attended our parent Q & A session on March 23rd. Your continued support is greatly appreciated! Please find the attached questions and answers from the meeting here: https://5il.co/qx8v
Andover CSD presents Cupcake Decorating - April 7, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 PM at the Andover Firehall. Please RSVP with Kim Fanton at email@example.com and list your preferred time slot. Time slots are 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Everything will be provided for you.
The ACS Drama Club will be presenting a virtual production which you will find on the ACS website April 15 - 18, 2021. For more details, please click the following link: https://5il.co/qso0
Attention Parents and Guardians: We will be having a Parent Information Night on our updated expanded reopening plan on Tuesday, March 23th at 6:00pm via Zoom . We hope to answer any questions you may still have after receiving Superintendent, Mr. Spangenburg's letter yesterday. Please use the below zoom information: https://caboces-org.zoom.us/j/93050677062 Meeting ID: 930 5067 7062 Passcode: 694875
Please click on the link below for a letter from Superintendent Lawrence E. Spangenburg regarding the Andover Central School District's Updated Reopening Plan: https://5il.co/qppn Please forward any questions to Mr. Jon Morris or Mrs. Kathryn Slavinski. Thank you!
Andover CSD presents ROLLING SKATING from 4:00-7:00 PM on April 8, 2021 at Funland in Wellsville. Each Andover family will get an hour and a half of FREE skate time. Food is not included. RSVP to Kim Fanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021-2022 School Calendar was approved Monday, March 8, 2021 by the Board of Education. Here is the link to the approved calendar: https://5il.co/qeqq
With the upcoming February and April breaks, we would like to remind families that if you travel to a State that does not border NYS, you are required to comply with NYS Health Department guidelines for testing and quarantine. For more information, see https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. In addition, if you are traveling, please notify Beth Klein at email@example.com or by calling 607-478-8491 as it may impact your child’s in-person attendance upon your return. We need to work together to continue to keep our school safe. Please contact us with any questions.
In order for us to safely conduct our basketball games, we will not be allowing spectators for our home contests. All of our games will be available live and on-demand on https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/andover-senior-high-school-andover-ny In order to watch live or recorded games, you will be required to create a FREE account.
Our Winter Sports Schedules are now available: https://www.sectionvny.org/public/genie/783/school/5960/
Our winter sports season will begin on Monday, February 1st, pending Allegany County Department of Health approval. To be prepared, please use this link to fill out our online sport consent form. For multiple student/athletes, only one form is required. https://forms.gle/Yf33t7s95dUfDW458
Please find the results of the most recent water lead testing at the following link on the Andover Central School website: https://www.andovercsd.org/o/andovercsd/browse/188940 Please direct any questions to Michael Hulse at (607) 478-8491, extension 232.
ACS Families: Consistent with updated guidance from our local health officials, if a member of your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, your child cannot report for in-person instruction until the symptomatic individual is tested. If negative, your child can return to in-person instruction. If positive, further instruction will be provided by the Department of Health. The Daily Health Screening has been updated to include certification that there are not any household members experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact Beth Klein with any questions. Have a great evening, everyone!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Kate Slavinski at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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