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September 28, 2023

Upcoming Dates

10/5: 2nd Grade Field Trip

10/6: Fall Classroom Parties

10/13: Prairie Dog Dash

10/16-19: Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

10/20: No School (Fall Break)

10/23: No School (Professional Learning Day)

10/25: Community Restaurant Night @ Chicken Coop, 5-9pm

10/27: Monster Mash Bash @ PT Parking Lot, 6-8pm

September 21, 2023

Fall Party

Our Fall Class Party is coming up on Friday, October 6th! In order to volunteer, you must:
1. complete all volunteer requirements as listed on the ACSD volunteer portal:…/48bb9455-72f6-4445-a4bd…
2. sign up for the party you will attend in Better Impact (or on the MyImpact app):…
3. have your ID scanned at the school office (prior to the party or on party day)
To sign up for the party, go to the “opportunities” tab in your Better Impact portal, find your student’s teacher(s), and sign up under that event. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, October 4th.
Party times are as follows:
K – 1:05 – 2:00
1st – 2:00 – 2:50
2nd – 1:00 – 1:45
3rd – 1:00 – 1:45
4th – 2:00 – 2:50
5th – 2:00 – 2:45
Please remember that siblings are not permitted to attend the party. If you plan to take your child home before 2:55pm, please check out in the office. Thank you for your involvement and commitment to Ankeny Community School District; we look forward to seeing you at the party!
***If you are unable to see the signup, you are missing part of your volunteer qualifications. You can check your status by signing in to your Better Impact account, selecting My Profile, selecting Qualifications, and then selecting the school name.***
September 7, 2023

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:

  1. Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.
  2. Select your child’s profile.
  3. Navigate to the Absence Request section.
  4. Fill in the required information, including the date and reason for the absence.
  5. 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.

August 15, 2023

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.

March 23, 2022

New E-mail Address to Report Absences and Transportation Changes

Prairie Trail is moving to a shared e-mail address to report absences, early pick-ups and transportation changes to the office.  Please use the email, to communicate this information to the office. This change will provide consistency for both parents and the office staff.  Thank you!!