• Carpool, Walking, Biking
    The day starts by arriving at school as early as 7:30 a.m. in the morning. There aren't buses, so students either walk, ride bikes, or carpool with family and friends. If you show up late, your parents or another adult will need to sign you in at the front office. Staff will give you a tardy slip to take to class.

    Where to Go after Arriving

    • Kindergartners, first graders and second graders always enter through the doors by the flagpole.

    • Third through eighth-graders enter through the gym lobby.

    • If you arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m., please go to your homeroom or first-period class.

    • If you get to school before 7:45 a.m., come through the same doors you normally use in the morning, but you'll need to go to your assigned grade level area. Your homeroom teacher will tell you where this is, but it's probably in the hallway outside your homeroom.

    • You can also meet with a teacher in the morning before classes if you've worked that out with them the day before, or if you're returning from an absence.

    • If you show up late, your parents or another adult will need to sign you in at the front office with the School Secretary. She'll give you a tardy slip to take to class.

    If it's okay with your parents, you can buy breakfast in the cafeteria, but arrive before 7:50 a.m. so you won't be late for class. You also need to go to your homeroom teacher first (or the person assigned to your arrival area) and ask permission to go have breakfast. The cafeteria can tell you all about what's available.

    Morning Classes
    The day starts with engaging classroom instruction, including breaks. Then, it's off to lunch and more classes.

    Lunch is delicious and nutritious, and every Wednesday is pizza day! The cafeteria is a fun place to gather.

    Afternoon Classes
    Learning continues in the afternoon, and school is over on Monday-Thursday at 3:00 p.m. We get off early on Fridays at 1:50 p.m.!

    How the Day Ends
    The teachers will dismiss you from your last class.

    • If you're in kindergarten, first, or second grade, you'll be picked up at the front of the school. If you have an older sister or brother you walk or bike home with, they will come to get you and wait with you by the ramp.

    • Third through eighth graders get picked up at the gym entrance unless you have a kindergarten or first-grade sibling. If you have a K/1 sibling, you should meet them in their classroom and then wait with them at the ramp.

    Essential Arts Classes
    Music, art, physical education, Spanish, technology & STEM, library, and guidance -- we have it all at Anchorage! You'll have at least one of these classes every day!

    Students enjoy recess every day at Anchorage. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!

    After-School Programming & Homework Help
    There are many after-school teams, clubs, and programs to participate in daily. Click here for the complete list. Homework Help is also offered Monday - Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Electronic Devices

    • Please don't bring electronic games or laser pens.

    • Cell phones are okay but have to stay in your locker during the school day. Keep them turned off. Sometimes, teachers may give you permission to use them in class for special projects.

    • Tech you can wear and other personal gear is treated the same as all personal technology and you have to follow the same rules as if it belonged to the school. Leave it in your locker unless the principal says you don't have to.

    • Fitness trackers are okay to wear as long as they don't have cameras or microphones.