The Governor of Iowa announced an extension of the statewide school closure for the remainder of the school year which will include all district programs and activities. Acting on this guidance, Ankeny Community School District is closed for the remainder of teh school year.
All information on the district’s COVID-19 Response Plan can be found here:www.ankenyschools.org/coronavirus. While the schools are closed to the public, we will be deep cleaning and disinfecting all of the areas students and staff utilize.
Our first priority is to make sure our students, staff, and community are safe.
If you are needing information about the coronavirus, contact the United Way of Central Iowa's Hotline. They are working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health to operate the statewide hotline for general information about the coronavirus and its impact on our state. Individuals are encouraged to call211if they have questions.
Thank you for your trust, support, and understanding as we navigate this uncharted path together.We will be sure to stay in close communication with our community as things progress.
The Iowa Department of Education is collaborating with the following agencies and organizations to provide access to educational enrichment options for students, parents, and educators during the temporary disruption of classroom learning due to COVID-19:
Their linked resources are intended for use by families, educators, and/or students to support enrichment and/or continuity of learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. These resources may or may not be aligned to a student's specific coursework. Most were created and made available through sources other than the Department. The Department does not endorse any specific curriculum or resources.
Contact EFR for Telehealth Counseling
The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic can increase feelings of anxiety and stress, which is a normal response under such circumstances. Please don’t forget to look to Employee and Family Resources (EFR) to help you navigate these feelings in the coming days and weeks. EFR is prepared to continue serving our students and families. Their phone services will not be interrupted and many of the EAP counselors have access to telehealth counseling options. Do not hesitate to reach out if you would like assistance during this difficult and uncertain time. There are three, easy ways to connect with EFR:
Phones are answered 24-hours a day and can be reached at 800.327.4692.