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Anchor Bay School District

Vision:
Educational Excellence Together

Mission:
Empowering all students to succeed in an ever-changing world. 

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Inspiring, Challenging, & Empowering All Students to Succeed

We welcome you to Anchor Bay School District! Anchor Bay has a state of the art high school, two middle schools, seven elementary schools, two early childhood centers, and an alternative education program.

        


 

School Year Calendar

August 11
Board of Education Special Meeting
6:00 PM
Board of Education Special Meeting
Date: Aug 11
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District

Join Zoom Meeting

           https://zoom.us/j/98317913846   Meeting ID:  983 1791 3846

August 12
Open Enrollment Event
8:00 AM
Central Office - 5201 County Line Rd, Casco
Open Enrollment Event
Date: Aug 12
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Central Office - 5201 County Line Rd, Casco
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District

Schools of Choice- K-11

New Resident Enrollments!

August 19
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
ABHS
Board of Education Meeting
Date: Aug 19
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ABHS
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
September 1 - September 2
Professional Development Days – No Students in Attendance
Professional Development Days – No Students in Attendance
Date: Sep 1 - Sep 2
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
September 8
Student First Day – Half Day for all Students (PM Teacher Work Day)
Student First Day – Half Day for all Students (PM Teacher Work Day)
Date: Sep 8
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
October 15
Half Day for High School Students (Conferences) – Full Day Elementary and Middle School
Half Day for High School Students (Conferences) – Full Day Elementary and Middle School
Date: Oct 15
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District
October 22
Half Day for Middle School Students (Conferences) – Full Day Elementary and High School
Half Day for Middle School Students (Conferences) – Full Day Elementary and High School
Date: Oct 22
Calendar: Anchor Bay School District

District Information

Board of Education Special Meeting

August 11th, 2020 - 6pm - PDF DocumentNotice of Electronic Meeting

Virtual Academy Registration is Postponed

Registration for Anchor Bay Virtual Academy is postponed at this time.

8.6.2020 Letter to Parents:

Anchor Bay Families,

The Board of Education met yesterday evening (8/5) to review and determine the Fall start-up options.  During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, some parents asked the Board to consider starting the school year fully remote for all students.  The Board determined to meet again to consider this model.  Please know that the registration for the Anchor Bay Virtual Academy has been postponed at this time. The Board will meet again early next week to review plans and make a final determination. 

A lot of work has been accomplished since our last update on July 30th.  Sub-committees of teachers, support staff, and administrators are continuing to work in the areas of safety, instruction and operations.  Thank you to everyone who has written and shared your questions and concerns.  We are responding to those emails and reviewing your input. 

I will communicate the final plan once it is approved by the Board of Education. 

Sincerely,

Leonard Woodside, Ed.S.

Superintendent

Ways to Enroll for the 2020-2021 School Year 

 

Packets are available online: External LinkClick here for our enrollment page.

Can't print the packet at home, call to Central Admin at (586) 725-2861 to have an enrollment packet mailed to you along with a return envelope!  The Central Admin phone line is monitored daily. Make sure to leave a detailed message and contact information. 

Return packets by email: 

An email address has been created for parents to send their packets:  enrollment@abs.misd.net 

Return packets by fax: 

Parents can fax their packets to (586) 727-9059. 

Return packets by mail:

Anchor Bay School District
Enrollment Office
5201 County Line Rd. Suite 100
Casco, MI 48064

Call to Schedule a Drop Off Time:

Call Central Admin at (586) 725-2861 to schedule a drop off time. Again, the phone line is monitored daily for messages, please leave detailed contact information.

2020-2021 Schools of Choice Application Periods

 

  • Kindergarten - Grade 11,  Unlimited Schools of Choice
    Application Period:  February 24, 2020 – August 28, 2020
     
  • Grade 12, Limited Schools of Choice: 12 seats available
    Application Period:  May 1, 2020 – May 30, 2020       

External LinkVisit the Schools of Choice page for more information and application



Anchor Bay Offers Three Options for Kindergarten-Age Students

PDF DocumentClick here for the printable flyer.

Kindergarten

  • A full-day program option
  • Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year in which they plan on attending Kindergarten.
  • Curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten.

Half-Day Kindergarten

  • A half-day program option
  • Curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten.
  • Students continue on to Kindergarten or 1st Grade the following year based on progress.

Young Fives - PDF DocumentClick here for more information about Young Fives

  • Young Fives is a full day program.
  • Designed for children turning 5 years old between June 1st and December 1st 
  • Gives children an extra year before attending Kindergarten
  • The Young Fives curriculum is based on the Michigan Standards for Kindergarten modified to meet the foundational academic, social/emotional, and developmental needs for younger children.
  • Students will enter Kindergarten the following school year.
  • Location is determined by enrollment.

External LinkSchools of Choice is open to all of these programs.

Coronavirus Updates:

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings.   

Anchor Bay is dedicated to providing up-to-date information on the coronavirus across federal, state, county, and district levels.  There are still many details that need to be resolved. Our Administrative Team will continue working to address the remaining questions and concerns. Please visit our COVID-19 website for information and resources. 

 

Food Assistance Information


Wednesday, June 10th will be the last distribution day for meals through Anchor Bay Schools.  PDF DocumentClick here to find other distribution or food assistance information. 

Summer Meals Information

External LinkPlease click here to see information about summer meals programs.

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$14 Million “Homerun” for the Anchor Bay Community

“It’s an absolute home run for the district and an absolute home run for the taxpayers,” states Mr. Todd Rathbun, Anchor Bay Assistant Superintendent. The district was able to refund almost $96 million of bonds at a rate that will save taxpayers over $14 million.

Anchor Bay Offers Three Options for Kindergarten-Age Students
Young Fives Information