September 25, 2020

Homecoming Dress-Up Days

September 28-Oct 2 is Homecoming Week for AHS!   Dress up for school or at HOME  and show us your SPIRIT! 

show  us your spirit–put your pictures in the folder: tinyurl.com/pvspirit

Monday: Hat’s off to Homecoming week!   Wear your favorite hat! 

Tuesday: Grade Color Day    6th Graders RED    7th Graders BLUE 

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday!    Crazy Hair! Crazy Socks! Crazy Shirts! 

Thursday: Sports Team Spirit Day    Wear your jerseys, team shirts, hats, masks, and gear!

Friday: Ankeny Spirit day   Wear Ankeny Hawks Gear 

September 16, 2020

Welcome Interim Superintendent Dr. Azinger

Azinger

The Ankeny Board of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Al Azinger was unanimously appointed as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Ankeny Community School District. Dr. Azinger has significant experience as a secondary and university administrator. He will step in as Interim Superintendent on September 16, 2020 when current Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jen Lindaman will assume her permanent role as Chief Officer of Academic Services for Ankeny Community School District.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Azinger has agreed to serve as the Ankeny Interim Superintendent, his expertise in growing leaders, and his dedication to public education make him the perfect leader for our school district,” stated Dr. Lindaman. “The Ankeny Community Schools values of community, challenge, leadership, excellence and inspiration were exemplified in Dr. Azinger’s responses to our interview teams giving us the utmost confidence in his ability to support our mission: Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.”

“The Ankeny School Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Al Azinger for the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate the experience and depth of knowledge he brings to that role and we look forward to working with him. We are also grateful to Dr. Jen Lindaman for her leadership as she stepped in to temporarily fill that role,” said Lori Lovstad, President, Ankeny Board of Education.

Prior to joining the Ankeny Administrative Team, he served as Dean of the College of Education for Illinois State University. Throughout his years as an educator, he has served as Superintendent of Schools in Lawrence, Kansas and Associate Superintendent in Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Azinger received his Bachelor of Arts from Northeast Missouri State. He also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University; and a Doctorate of Education from University of Iowa.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” stated Dr. Azinger. “I’m looking forward to working to maintain the high quality of education represented in Ankeny Schools during this transition.”

Dr. Azinger has strong ties to Ankeny and the school district. His daughter’s family calls Ankeny home and his three grandchildren are currently attending Ankeny schools.

August 28, 2020

Attendance and a Special Video!

Attendance will be recorded each school day for each student at Parkview.  On days when students are physically in the school building, the teachers will take attendance.  On days when students are learning from home, students will need to check in through Infinite Campus. Please watch this video for instructions on how to check in for attendance on remote or asynchronous days.

Note: Students do not need to check in during the scheduled time for each class. Instead, they can check in at any time during the attendance day.

Please check out this video!  It was made especially for our kids and families by some of our very own students.  https://youtu.be/ND7zhm0X_7E​  Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

Sincerely,
Jeff Schumacher
Principal
Parkview Middle School

August 26, 2020

A Message from Our School Nurse

As you know, the 2020-21 school year will be different than previous school years and we will be redefining what a “normal” school day looks like. Returning to school in the fall of 2020 poses many new challenges for Ankeny students, staff, and families.

We realize families may need to make difficult decisions this year between sending students to school vs. keeping them home/parent missing work. In order to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible we ask that you consider these things before sending your child to school.

  • If your child complains of any 1 of the following symptoms, please keep them home and contact your health care provider: new cough, shortness of breath, fever of 100.4 or higher, new loss of taste or smell.
  • If your child complains of 2 or more of the following symptoms, please keep them home from school: fever, headache, muscle/body aches, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Due to the wide range of signs and symptoms of Covid-19, and for the safety of all, students will need to be sent home if they display these symptoms.
  • If your child exhibits these symptoms at school, your child will be taken to the isolation room. Isolation rooms have been established to take students and/or staff when Covid-19 related symptoms are exhibited to ensure safety from other students who would use the nurses office for non-Covid related concerns.
  • If you are notified by a health office staff that your student is ill at school, please plan to pick your student as soon as possible. We would ask that you also have a back-up plan so that ill students can be picked up as quickly as possible if you are not available.
  • We ask that you contact your Primary Health Care provider for more guidance on how to proceed with your student’s health needs prior to returning if your student is sent home. We will provide instructions for proper home isolation and quarantine if warranted.

As said many times, this is a fluid and flexible situation that can change at any point. We will continue to work closely with the Polk County Health Department.

If you have a student with known health concerns and have questions, please contact your building’s health office staff to discuss.

Stay safe and be well!

Anne Larson RN, BSN

anne.larson@ankenyschools.org