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Anderson County Schools invites our community to inspect the following 2020-2021 School Year Assessment Update information.  It's no secret, the past couple of school years have proven to bring extraordinary challenges for students, families, and staff.  Anderson County Schools is utilizing the information gained from our 2020-2021 assessments as an important “temperature check” that allows us to better track and address student recovery. The results will be used to help direct COVID-related recovery efforts supported by state and federal relief funds. We owe it to our students to use every piece of information we have to help them succeed.  Thank you for your time and partnership as we continue to strengthen our education system together.
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Posted Thursday, September 30, 2021

Parents and Guardians, you may have heard of the recent TikTok “Devious Licks” challenge in September encouraging students to vandalize school property. Please be aware that news sources are reporting that the trend is continuing, on a month to month basis, with new concerning challenges emerging. Parents, guardians and families can help prevent incidents by being aware of their student's access to social media accounts as well as reminding students through conversations at home about being respectful to others, their property and making good decisions.  Reminding students of the consequences that may come from inappropriate actions if participating in destruction challenges also provides the same clear message at home that they are receiving at school.  We appreciate all of the support that we receive from our parents and guardians. 

I was recently asked several questions by The Anderson News concerning the TikTok challenge and how it has affected us. Follow the link above to see those questions answered as well as links to resources to help parents/guardians with social media questions. 

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Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Read below to see a letter from Superintendent Mitchell concerning the updated masking plan for Anderson County Schools.

Anderson County Students, Parents and Staff,
     I would like to thank each of you for your help keeping our schools safe and open during this challenging time.  The last several weeks have proven to be difficult with the increased number of Covid positive cases and quarantines within our community.
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Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Read below to see Superintendent Sheila Mitchell's response to follow-up/revised questions regarding KDE documents "Racial Trauma Guidance" and "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Schools," from editor Ben Carlson of the Anderson News. Links to a copy of the questions along with all referenced documents are included. 

This letter is in response to your revised letter to me, Sheila Mitchell, Superintendent of Anderson County Schools dated Friday, September 3, 2021 received via email at 2:23pm regarding the letter Christian Marnon, hand delivered to me at 11:45am on Thursday, August 26th that was dated August 19, 2021.  You indicate in your letter that you provided no reference to critical race theory or social emotional learning because the questions were from KDE documents.  You also indicated that you prefer a yes or no response instead of a holistic response. The response to both are provided within this letter as well as answers to the questions you provided in your revised letter.

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Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021
Below is Superintendent Mitchells response to questions received from the Anderson News on August 26, 2021, and printed in the September 1, 2021 edition of the newspaper. Both the questions and documents referenced are available below the response.

This letter is in response to the three page letter from Ben Carlson and Christian Marnon to Anderson County Superintendent, School Board Members and All members of the each Site Based Decision Making council, dated August 19, 2021 and hand delivered on August 26, 2021 regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Our School guidance document provided by the Kentucky Department of Education to all Kentucky public school superintendents in a regularly scheduled meeting dated January 28, 2021.
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Posted Thursday, September 2, 2021

Due to Governor Beshear’s Executive Order mandating face masks in schools, Anderson County Schools must now require all students and staff without a valid exemption to wear a mask while indoors on school property. We have updated our Safe to Return to In-Person Instruction Plan to reflect the changes mandated in the Governor Beshear’s Executive Order.

The order, which took effect at 4 p.m. ET today (Aug. 10, 2021), is for a period of 30 days and is subject to renewal.

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Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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