By Catherine Barber-Graves, Interim Superintendent

   As we exit 2022 and welcome 2023, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  As we enter this new year, it is once again getting close to that time of year for planning for the 2023-2024 school year.  That said, in an effort to determine our census for next year, if you are an Andes resident and have a child who will be turning 4-years old by December 1, 2023 and is eligible for Pre-Kindergarten; or who will be turning 5-years old by December 1, 2023, and eligible for Kindergarten, please call the school and give us your child’s information.  We will be sending out additional information in the coming month.

I would like to remind parents that the temperatures are getting colder and we have snow on the ground.  Please remember to dress your children warmly with snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. because they will be going outside for recess as long as temperatures allow.

The ACS Ski Clubs have been gearing up to get our children out on the slopes.  We have partnered with Ski Plattekill to bring such a wonderful opportunity to our students and we will begin going up to the slopes every Friday for the next few weeks.

Lastly, please know that the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2023-24 as we plan for the May 16, 2023 annual meeting and budget vote.~