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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

June 4 - June 9
Elementary Virtual Field Day
Elementary Virtual Field Day
Date: Jun 4 - Jun 9
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June 24
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
Sugarbush Elementary
Board of Education Meeting
Date: Jun 24
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Sugarbush Elementary
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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
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September 1 - September 2
Professional Development Days – No Students in Attendance
Professional Development Days – No Students in Attendance
Date: Sep 1 - Sep 2
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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
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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
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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
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District Information

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
 

  • Meals are FREE to any child under the age of 18 and students with disabilities ages 18-26 with an active individual education plan (IEP).
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be packed in a "to go bag" for parents/guardians to pick up.
  • Students do not need to be present, meals can be picked up for all children in the household at one location. 
  • Meals should be consumed right away or properly refrigerated to maintain food safety.
  • Please know that our buses have been sanitized and disinfected and the process will be repeated each day. 

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-1 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Anchor Bay High School 
  • Anchor Bay Middle School North 
  • Anchor Bay Middle School South 
  • Lottie Schmidt Elementary 
  • Sugarbush Elementary 
  • The Shores of Anchor Bay Clubhouse
  • Americana Clubhouse 

We will provide two days' worth of breakfast and lunch at the pick-up locations.  For those families who are signed up for the Feed the Bay program, please know that your weekend supply will also be available on Friday. 

Please call your school office and leave a message if you have any questions.  Staff will be monitoring voice mail daily. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and flexibility as we navigate through this process.  

North Central Association Accredited Through accreditation and related services, NCA CASI continuously improves the quality of education and challenges education entities to prepare each and every learner for success. All Anchor Bay Schools are NCA Accredited.
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Celebrating our 2019 Accomplishments

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As we enter into 2020, it is time to reflect on all the great things the Anchor Bay School District accomplished in 2019. Click to see some of the amazing accomplishments! 

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ABHS Instrumental Music Accolades

Congratulations to the eight ABHS students selected to the MSBOA District 16 Honors Band and four students selected for the Honors Jazz Ensemble! The District 16 Honors Bands performed a concert in December and the Jazz Ensemble will perform in March.

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K-12 Initiative Focuses on Digital Citizenship

 Blue and green neptune navigate logo    Anchor Bay School District launched a new K-12 initiative to help all students become better Digital Citizens.

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Moon Beams for Sweet Dreams Showcases District Generosity

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A special THANK YOU to everyone that participated in "Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams" dinner and bus trip to Beaumont Children's Hospital on December 19th.

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