New Parent Guide

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Nancy Nassr
Nancy NassrHead of School
Please reach out to Nancy at any time with questions or comments about Ancona. Her virtual door is always open!
Patricia Erington
Patricia EringtonBusiness Manager
Patricia can answer questions about, and provide help with, Smart Tuition accounts and other financial matters.
Elaine Wackerly
Elaine WackerlyDirector of External Affairs
Elaine is your go-to person for everything about the Ancona community, and can answer questions about events, volunteering, and other ways to give at Ancona.
Jon Stoper
Jon StoperDirector of Technology
Jon can help with all questions about My Ancona accounts, and anything else related to technology at Ancona
Kira Dault
Kira DaultDirector of Marketing and Communication
Not getting your weekly newsletter or other school-wide communications? Please reach out to Kira.

Looking for someone else? Here is the complete list of Ancona Faculty and Administrators

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Medical Forms and Deadlines
A physical exam and immunization records are both required before your child may begin at Ancona. If your student is starting in September, health forms are due July 15. If starting mid-year, please be sure to submit medical forms as soon as possible upon signing your contract.

Get Social
Follow the Ancona School on Facebook and Instagram!

Tune your inbox settings

Be sure to add the following emails to your address book or email contacts to ensure that they are not blocked by your email system (spaces are added to the addresses as displayed here to prevent spam – be sure to remove spaces when adding to your address book).

registrar @ anconaschool.org

info @ anconaschool.org

anconaschool @ myschoolapp.com

anconaschool @ myschoolemails.com

All of your child’s teachers email addresses, which (in the fall) can be found by visiting your student’s “progress” page (click “Children” or your child’s name at the top left portion of My Ancona), then scroll down to view classes and teacher emails.

Opt into Notifications from My Ancona
Teachers will often share information about what’s happening in their classroom by posting it to the “News” or “What’s happening” portion of their classroom bulletin board. To get an email when these posts are made, you must opt-in by following these directions. 

Note that teachers also have a way of emailing all parents for their class, and will use this method for communications that are important for all parents to read.

What to Expect from Ancona
You can expect to receive the following items and invitations over the next few months. If for some reason you don’t receive any of these items, please contact us.

• Over the summer (or if starting mid-year, shortly after you’ve signed your contract), forms for “New Student Profile,” “Allergies and Conditions,” and “Emergency Contacts” will appear on the forms page of My Ancona. Please be sure to review the My Ancona FAQ‘s Getting Started section for more detailed information on how to adjust privacy settings, subscribe to classroom communications, and adjust your profile and contact information.

• Weekly email newsletters starting in the fall. 

• Other emails from the Ancona School regarding community-wide events, updates, and other initiatives.

• A welcome letter from your child(ren)’s teacher over the summer.

• An introductory email from your child(ren)’s room parent(s). Room parents are a critical resource to many new families. They support the classroom teacher with announcements, activities, and overall community engagement.

• Emails from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) directed toward the parents in their class(es)

• Information regarding options for prepared lunches from The Grill Catering service.

IMPORTANT LINKS

My Ancona
My Ancona also houses our password-protected, teacher-maintained classroom websites that connect to your child’s learning experience. View photos, units of study, homework assignments, and more. You should already have the necessary log-in information since it’s the same as what you used to go through the admissions process. Once you have an enrolled student, you’ll have access to the Parent Resource Board, which is designed to be a portal to access information useful for Ancona parents.

Calendar
In addition to the public-facing calendar found on this website, a personalized My Ancona calendar also shows your child(ren)’s schedule and classroom-specific events. Please visit the My Ancona FAQ for details about how you can subscribe the calendar feeds.

Newsletters
It doesn’t take long after you are enrolled to begin receiving our newsletter, sent weekly via email throughout the school year and every other week over the summer. Some of these updates are also available on our blog and in your My Ancona newsfeed. 

Supplemental Learning Resources
As a benefit to Ancona families, subscription sites such as World Book Encyclopedia are available to Ancona families, and can be found on the Online Student Resources page of My Ancona.

After School
Find out about our After School offerings and how to sign up.

Drop Off and Pick Up
Make sure to review this handy guide to drop off, pick up, and the dismissal process. 

Athletics
Visit the athletics page to learn more about sports and athletics at Ancona.

Volunteering
We can’t do it without your help! Find out how you can get involved on our Volunteer page.

Family Directory
The family directory is searchable by parent name, student name, grade level, or homeroom.  Each July, new students become visible in the family directory, so it’s a good idea to check to make sure everything is showing up as it should. By default only student names, grade levels, homerooms, and their parental contact info is shared with other parents. You can fine-tune what information you’d like to share about yourself and your child by adjusting your privacy settings in My Ancona

Online Giving
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