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Communication builds trust with our Anoka-Hennepin communities, confidence in our district and schools, and support for providing a high quality education for all students.
As a public institution, Anoka-Hennepin is accountable to its parents/guardians and other citizens, informing them about their investment in public education and seeking their insight on helping the school district deliver high quality educational programs that meet the needs of its students and communities.
Stay tuned to the following outlets for news and information:
- Backpack Online e-newsletter
- Focus newsletter, which includes a Grad Spotlight feature
- Action of the School Board
- Parent Engage 360 podcast
- Above & Beyond Awards podcast
- Links to school communications (e-newsletters, social media pages)
Do you have a news tip to share? Contact the communication and public relations department.
(04/20/2021) We recognize the impact and strong emotion that can follow the announcement of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, and the numerous other issues impacting our communities over the past year.
(04/16/2021) At Anoka Middle School for the Arts, students of all abilities learn to tell stories through movement as part of a residency with professional dancer and choreographer, Darrius Strong of STRONGmovement.
(04/16/2021) A leadership group of students in grades 9-12, called Cardinal Student Leaders, are leading the charge on the discussion of equity at Coon Rapids High School - Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (CRHS).
(04/16/2021) Students with a mastery of multiple languages can choose from several upcoming testing dates to prove their proficiency and earn a Bilingual Seal.
Choose your preferred communication methods with AHlert
Anoka-Hennepin families now have the ability to choose their preferred communication method(s) for receiving automated messages. The service is being provided through a program called AHlert and will share items such as principal updates, lunch account balances and winter weather closings.
Families can choose whether they’d like to receive phone calls, text messages, email, or a combination of the three. Follow these step-by-step directions in the AHlert program to get started:
- Login to A-HConnect and select the AHlert icon.
- Once you’ve reached the AHlert screen, select the “calling preferences” link on the right-hand side.
- Check or un-check the “active” box to enable or disable delivery devices.
- Click the “save changes” button on the bottom left.
Note: If there is not a cell phone number listed in the system for you or the phone number or email shown is incorrect, please contact your child/children’s school(s).
Families will still be able to receive winter weather-related school closing and other emergency information through the venues they’re familiar with (website, e-news, social media); this service is simply an addition to these regular communications.
If you signed up to receive text notifications sometime in the last two years (called Weather Alert in 2013-14, AHlert in 2014-15), you’ll need to re-subscribe using the directions above.
As always, call 763-506-HELP (4357) with questions.