Dear Student and Parents/Guardians:
With sincere pleasure our Ansonia High School administration, faculty and staff, welcome you to the 2016/2017 school year! We look forward to working with you and sharing a rewarding, dynamic and successful school year.
At the end of last school year, students were given schedules in June. School Counselors will be available on Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th to resolve any scheduling concerns.
To our parents/guardians: we ask that you please review your child’s schedule, read each of the enclosed forms/policy statements, and sign where necessary. Your child should return all completed forms to homeroom on the first day of school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We will begin serving breakfast at 6:50 a.m. and students must be in their seats for homeroom at 7:15 a.m. Dismissal will be at 1:50 p.m. Last year we became very concerned about the number of students arriving late to school. Tardy arrival has a negative impact on students’ learning and we ask for your help in ensuring students arrive on time.
Please note these other important reminders:
- The first day of school will be Monday, August 29th. We ask that you review the regular bus schedule in the newspaper or on line so that your child arrives on time.
- Cafeteria prices for the 2016/2017 school year are as follows: Breakfast $2.00, Lunch $3.00, and Milk $.50.
- Cell phones have become an area of concern. We understand the need for teenagers to carry cell phones; our concern is their use during the school day. Students often send and take calls and text messages during class. This causes a disruption to the students’ learning as well as the learning of others. Therefore, cell phones are not allowed to be used during the school day. If students have them on (including silent/vibrate), they will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian.
- Dress Code: The Student Dress Code will be enforced beginning the first day of school. Copies of the order forms are available at the high school for the appropriate shirts (available at On Time Printing in Derby). Dress khaki pants, shorts, skirts and capris are available at Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Target, H & M and various other stores. Students not properly dressed the first day will be loaned proper wear or they may purchase what they are given. If the student returns again without the proper attire they will be sent home for insubordination, an offense which can lead to suspension.
We expect all of our students to take their education seriously and develop into positive and productive role models in our community. The administration, faculty, counselors and other staff are here to work in collaboration with our students and families.
If you are in need or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Terri D. Goldson