Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers:
Anchorage School District Preschool is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality educational program during this international health crisis. In response to the COVID pandemic, ASD preschool programs will begin in a high-risk model, which will consist of supporting learning at home for your child.
ASD preschool teachers will reach out to families to schedule an individual (in-person or electronic) Family Connection Meeting for each child/family. The purpose of this meeting is to review learning, services, and supports for preschool families as well as provide time to meet teachers, ask questions, share needs, and build relationships.
Should you have immediate questions, please contact the ASD Preschool Department at 907-742-4140.
For information regarding the ASD school start and risk level processes, visit https://www.asdk12.org/2020start.
This information is subject to change based on the COVID risk level.
Enrollment/Registration: Begins July 27
Teacher’s First Day: August 13
Family Connection Meetings: August 14-24 - families will be contacted by the classroom teacher to schedule
Consider filling out the Preschool All About Me booklet prior to the Family Connection Meeting
First day of Instruction: August 25
Save the Date! Please join us as we host Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Rachel Boudreau. She will be addressing the topic Talking to your child about COVID & transitioning to school. Sessions will be held via ZOOM. Please register using the links below.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
1030am-1130am → REGISTER HERE for the 1030am Session
600pm-700pm → REGISTER HERE for the 600pm Session
Students who are new to the Anchorage School District need to enroll, including preschoolers.
**NEW** Online Enrollment (available July 27) - CLICK HERE
Parents/Guardians can enroll students in ASD at their convenience using any computer (recommended), tablet device, or mobile device (not recommended) to complete enrollment forms in Pre-Enrollment. Families that are unable to register online can call the school to schedule an appointment.
Returning students can register through Q/ParentConnection for the 2020-21 school from April 27-August 21, 2020.
Preschool will continue to foster family engagement. Family Connection Meetings and Home Visits may be done virtually this fall.
Preschool does not have a supply list, but if you would like to donate, classrooms are generally in need of:
Ziploc bags (all sizes)
Plastic pencil boxes (cases for masks)
Child-sized cloth or disposable masks
High Risk Level
This information is subject to change.
Preschool students will attend virtually.
Preschool programs will focus on strong readiness skills for children, focusing on language/literacy, math, social-emotional skills, and other developmental domains. Instruction in the high-risk COVID level will be offered to families through live ZOOM sessions, providing and modeling activities for at-home learning, parent coaching, individiual supports, and providing resources.
- Special Education Programs: Students eligible for preschool special education services will continue to receive instruction and services supporting their goals per their individual education plan (IEP). The school team will work with the family to determine how to support the child’s IEPs goals and objectives in a virtual setting.
- IEP and 504 Meetings - All IEP and 504 meetings will be held via ZOOM or telephone. Staff will reach out to families to determine the best mode of communication for these meetings.
- General Education Programs: Accepted students will receive instruction in a virtual setting. Online supports and resources will be provided to support learning at home.