Before & After School Program Inclement Weather or Emergencies
The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority of the Ankeny Community School District B/ASP. In the event of severe weather or weather-related emergencies, the following procedures are in effect:
The B/ASP will also be delayed and open at 7:30 a.m. in an effort to allow the Ankeny Schools Maintenance Department to clear parking lots and walkways, as well as allow employees to travel safely to work. No breakfast is served.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday Delayed Start: B/ASP will operate at regular sites, beginning at 7:30 a.m., for students currently registered under the AM Only or AM + PM contract. No other contracts are eligible to attend.
Wednesday Delayed Start: B/ASP will operate at regular sites, beginning at 7:30 a.m., for students currently registered under the following contracts: AM Only; AM + PM; Wednesday AM Only; or Wednesday AM Only + PM. PM Only contracts are not eligible to attend.
School Early Dismissal
If school is dismissed early due to:
Inclement weather: B/ASP will operate at regular sites immediately following dismissal until 4:30 p.m. for students currently registered under the following contracts: AM + PM; Wednesday AM Only + PM; and PM Only. No other contracts are eligible to attend. Late pick up fees will apply beginning at 4:36 p.m. An afternoon snack is provided.
Non-Weather Related Emergency: B/ASP will be closed or adjusted depending on the emergency
The B/ASP will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Northeast Elementary School only for students currently registered under the following contracts: AM Only; AM + PM; Wednesday AM Only + PM; and PM Only. Wednesday AM Only contracts are not eligible to attend. Enrollment is limited and dependent upon the number of employees who can safely report to work.
Students must bring a sack lunch. A morning and afternoon snack is provided.
There is a difference between school being cancelled and the district being closed. While the television stations may refer to either of these as "school closed," the district website and emails from the district will specifically note that school is either cancelled or the district is closed. When the district is closed, the Before and After-School Program, like all other district offices, is also closed.
Should inclement weather or any other emergency situation affect program services, parents will be notified using the same methods as the regular day. The district’s parent notification system will use the contact information on file in Infinite Campus to send communication. Announcements are typically available beginning at 6:00 a.m.
Please Note: at this time, the Before & After School Program does not offer any kind of "inclement weather insurance" to cover days that are not already included with your regular registration.
Cold Weather Gear
Students are expected to wear a coat when the temperature is at or below 50-degrees. When the temperature is 51-degrees or higher, students will make their own choice regarding a coat unless the student's parent notifies the site leader otherwise.