New! Absence Request Feature on Infinite Campus
We are excited to introduce a convenient new way to report student absences to your school! The Absence Request tool in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal allows you to report your student’s absence online with just a few clicks. This can be done using your desktop computer or the Parent Portal app on your mobile device.
Entering an absence request is quick and easy. Follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.
- Select your child’s profile.
- Navigate to the Absence Request section.
- Fill in the required information, including the date and reason for the absence.
- Submit your request.
Visit this Absence Request Guide for detailed information on how to report absences.
Per the student handbook, students who know they will be absent for a reason other than a school-sponsored trip or school-sponsored activity must have a parent notify the school’s office in advance of the absence. This notification can be provided using the Absence Request tool outlined above, or by phone call, e-mail, or written note.
NEW! Security Practices – Please Read
One of the great things about Ankeny Schools is the community’s support of our athletics and activities. These events bring thousands of people together to celebrate the achievement of students. Because security is of utmost importance, the district continues to review its practices and identify areas of improvement at such events. As a result, we will be implementing some new security measures this Fall for our activities and events.
Security practices that will continue:
- Grades 6-12 must wear school ID while at the game
- Footballs are not allowed
- No baby powder, confetti, signs, noisemakers
- No weapons (real or look-alike)
- The North gate will remain secured at all times unless a team, band, or emergency personnel need access to the stadium
New security practices:
- Families will be encouraged to ensure that students in grades K-5 be accompanied by an adult
- Entrance to the stadium before an event will not be allowed
- There will be no re-entry after leaving the stadium
- Spectators will not be allowed to bring backpacks and large handbags into the stadium; Diaper bags or medical bags are allowed, but are subject to search
- No outside food or drink
- No access without a ticket or pass, including after halftime
These recommendations are the result of numerous conversations with security experts and a review of our current practices. Security can often be at odds with convenience. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our students and spectators. We look forward to cheering on the Hawks and Jaguars with you this Fall.
Kindergarten Jumpstart in Early August
If you have a child preparing to start kindergarten in the fall remember to sign up for Kindergarten Jumpstart, an early August program designed to prepare new kindergartners for the upcoming school year. The program offers incoming students the chance to explore their school, tour their new classroom, and get excited to start learning. If you haven’t already signed up your child for Kindergarten Jumpstart, now is the time to do so!
Parkview Science Bowl team takes 4th!
Parkview’s Science Bowl team placed fourth in the regional competition this past weekend (out of 21 middle school teams)! Please join us in congratulating them!
Amazon Wish Lists
Over the course of this year, we’ve had many families reach out to ask how they can support our staff, so we asked our teachers to identify items for a wish list. During this month, you can show your love for our staff and their efforts by clicking this link to their wish lists and selecting your child’s team in the left column.
Parkview Students Win Congressional App Challenge
Parkview Middle School students Lucius Ray and Carter Marovets were recently selected as winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for Iowa’s Third District.
The two seventh-grade students collaborated to create an app featuring a game to teach younger generations about the function and importance of the stock market through a built-in tutorial. The app was described as extremely creative, fun, and educational.
As winners for the Third District, the students are invited to attend the #HouseofCode Reception at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC in April, where they will showcase their app to members of Congress.
Congrats to these bright young students!
Parkview students to be featured in Celebrating Art publication
Art Contest sponsored by Celebrating Art and Blick Art Materials
Hawk Themed Gifts
As we enter the gift-giving season, we’d like to remind you of a partnership we have with QB Studios to offer the Ankeny Hawk Shop.
There are dozens of products (t-shirts, sweatshirts, winter hats, socks, etc.) and designs you can use to mix and match for all members of your family! Most of the designs are specific to our Hawk feeder (not Parkview), so students and family members can wear them for years in the future! And 20% of all proceeds are returned to Parkview for building beautification projects.