Newsletters 2019-20 Focus: Back to school - Page 4
School supply lists
School supply lists are on
school websites, and available at
Registration for fall athletic programs be-
gins as early as Aug. 1.
Students must have a sports
qualifying physical (valid for three
years from the date of the exam) on
file to participate in middle school
athletic programs or may be picked
up at your school’s community
education or health office.
Game and practice schedules
Anoka-Hennepin screens children for possible vision
and hearing concerns every two years through seventh
grade and notify parents of those needing follow up
with private providers.
More detailed information about screenings is available
in the Anoka-Hennepin School Handbook.
State law requires proof your
student has been immunized
The Minnesota School Immunization Law (MS 121A.11) requires all
students to provide proof of vaccine preventable disease immunizations
to enroll or remain enrolled in school. Please note that seventh grade
students are required to have a vaccination for meningitis.
Specific activity schedules are
available to view on any middle and
high school athletics and activities
calendars. There are exceptions to the immunization rules. The state law does allow a
process for parents/guardians to file a legal exemption to immunizations for
medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs. The conscientious objection
must be notarized and turned in to the student’s Health Service office at
his/her school. The form is available on the district website or from the
health service office at your student’s school.
screenings available More detailed information about immunizations is available in the
Anoka-Hennepin School Handbook.
In Minnesota, all children are
required to complete an Early Child-
hood Screening before they enter
kindergarten. Ideally, the screening
should be completed as soon as a
child turns three years old and must
be completed before the child attends
public kindergarten. Screening is a
free, simple check of a young child’s
health and development. It does not
determine kindergarten readiness.
3 Double check start/dismissal times and
The school district reorganized start/dismissal times and attendance
areas for schools across the district for the 2019-20 school year. Check for
the time school starts and ends at ahschools.us/bts. To confirm schools of
attendance for your student(s) go to ahschools.us/schoolfinder.
Parents or guardians may decline
screening due to conscientiously
held beliefs. A signed statement
must be submitted to the screening
supervisor if this decision is made.
If your child requires medication
at school, be sure to talk with the
More back-to-school information
There's only so much room in this printed publication, and while we
hope we included what parents and guardians need to start the school
year, you may have other questions. Head to ahschools.us/BtsNewsBits
for additional information and mandated notifications.