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Ancient Lakes families,
We are looking forward to seeing our students again for full time, in person learning starting on Wednesday, September 1st. We will return to our pre-pandemic schedule with a later school start time on Monday mornings. Please see the information below to help prepare your child to return to school.
Earliest time students may arrive
Monday 9:00 Tuesday-Friday 7:45
Breakfast and recess time
Monday 9:00-9:25 Tuesday-Friday 7:45-8:10
Class begins
Monday 9:30 Tuesday-Friday 8:15
Morning recess
None on Monday Tuesday -Friday 9:45-10:00
Lunch and recess
Mondays: Grades K, 2, 4 12:00-12:45
Grades 1, 3, 5 11:30-12:15
Grades K, 2, 4 12:00-12:45
Grades 1, 3, 5 11:30-12:15
School is dismissed 3:00 PM
First day of school is Wednesday, September 1st.
Students only need to bring a backpack. All other school supplies will be provided.
Parents must check their children for signs of illness daily before sending them to school. If students have any potential illness symptoms, do not send your child to school and call our school office at 787-8950 for further guidance. We will not be taking temperatures of students daily at school and no health attestation forms are required at this time.
Masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors when indoors. When outdoors for PE classes or recesses, students may remove their masks.
School meals will be provided free of charge again this year for all students. In order to provide more space between students, meals will be served outdoors on our playground blacktop area for at least the first two months of the school year while weather permits.
For before school and after school pickup and drop off of students, please use the drive up drop off lane on the C Street side of our building. If you need to come into the school, please use the parking area on the north side of the school and come into our front office on the 4th Avenue entrance.
We invite you to join us on September 9th from 5:00-7:00pm for our Open House. We look forward to seeing parents again and hope you will stop by to meet your child’s teacher and see your child’s classroom and school!
We also have a request for information from you. With so many schedule changes over the past year, we would like to confirm what your plan is for your child’s way of going home at the end of the school day. Please CLICK THE LINK BELOW to fill out a brief form letting us know whether your child will ride a bus, be picked up, or walk home from school.
Our school office is open and I encourage you to give us a call at 787-8950 if you have any questions.
Colleen Frerks
Principal, Ancient Lakes Elementary
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June 2, 2021 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The purpose of this letter is to communicate with you about an incident that happened this afternoon at Quincy Middle School.  At approximately 1:15 PM, a QMS staff member received a threatening post on their personal Instagram post.  Shortly after that the same message was sent to the QMS Instagram post.    The police were immediately called and they are in the process of contacting Instagram to identify the account user.  In an abundance of caution and while this incident is being investigated, the decision was made to go into a Secure the Building mode for QMS and also for Ancient Lakes because of our proximity to the middle school.  During this time students were kept in their classrooms and all exterior doors were secured.   

Please know that the safety of our students is our highest priority and the district has a safety and crisis plans for each of our schools.  The school administrators conduct safety/emergency drills regularly that include lockdown, fire, earthquake and emergencies in general.  We work directly with the Quincy Police Department as part of our continuing effort to keep you and your children safe.  We are very thankful for the swift response of the student reporting the incident, our school staff and the Quincy Police Department.   

It is our expectation that school will resume as normal for Ancient Lakes with in person classes continuing tomorrow, June 3rd as usual.  If that changes due to law enforcement recommendations or further developments we will let you know through a Remind announcement.  QMS will be having only remote lessons tomorrow while they continue to investigate.  

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Colleen Frerks 

Principal,  Ancient Lakes Elementary 





Junio 2, 2021 

Queridos padres y guardianes, 

El propósito de esta carta es comunicarnos con usted acerca de un incidente que sucedió esta tarde en Quincy Middle School. Aproximadamente a la 1:15 p.m., un miembro del personal de QMS recibió una publicación amenazante en su publicación personal de Instagram. Poco después, se envió el mismo mensaje a la publicación de Instagram de QMS. La policía fue llamada de inmediato y están en proceso de contactar a Instagram para identificar al usuario de la cuenta. Con mucha precaución y mientras se investigaba este incidente, se tomó la decisión de pasar al modo “Secure the Building” (Segurar el Edificio) para QMS y también para Ancient Lakes debido a nuestra proximidad a la escuela secundaria. Durante este tiempo, los estudiantes se mantuvieron en sus salones y se aseguraron todas las puertas exteriores. 

Por favor sepa que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra máxima prioridad y el distrito tiene planes de seguridad y de crisis para cada una de nuestras escuelas. Los administradores escolares realizan simulacros de seguridad / emergencia con regularidad que incluyen encierro, incendio, terremoto y emergencias en general. Trabajamos directamente con el Departamento de Policía de Quincy como parte de nuestro esfuerzo continuo para mantenerlos a usted y a sus hijos seguros. Estamos muy agradecidos por la rápida respuesta del estudiante que reportó el incidente, nuestro personal escolar y el Departamento de Policía de Quincy. 

Esperamos que la escuela se reanude normalmente para Ancient Lakes y que las clases en persona continúen mañana, 3 de junio, como de costumbre. Si eso cambia debido a recomendaciones de nuestro departamento de policia o desarrollos adicionales, se lo haremos saber a través de un anuncio Remind. QMS solo tendrá lecciones remotas mañana mientras continúan investigando. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo. 





Colleen Frerks 

Director, Primaria Ancient Lakes 





Your student will need to bring a daily wellness screening form like the one you see here.  If they do not bring it with them, they will not be allowed to class until a parent or guardian can come to the school and fill one out. Thank you!

If you missed our parent community meeting for our Fall reopening plan, you can watch a recorded version on the link below. Our school office is open so if you have any questions please feel free to call our building at 787-8950.


Si no pudo ver la junta comunitaria de padres sobre el plan de reaptertura para otono, aqui esta el enlace para ver la grabacion. Nuestra oficina esta abierta si tiene preguntas no dude en llamar al 787-8950.

Meeting your teacher will look a little different this year (its 2020 after all!) We will be having a Drive Up Meet the Teacher Night in our parent pick up area. Students will be able to pick up supplies such as books, earbuds, a Chromebook carrying case, & Chromebooks (if they need one). If you have multiple students at ALE, please note that teachers will only be there on their assigned grade level nights. However, you may pick up your materials on whichever night is most convenient for your family. 

This will take place from 5:15-7:15 PM in the parent pick up area on C Street SE.
Here are the dates:
8/31 Kindergarten, Mrs. Tevez's room, and new students who need a Chromebook
9/2 First & Second Grade
9/3 Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade


Conocer a su maestro se verá un poco diferente este año (¡es 2020 después de todo!) Tendremos una Noche de Presentarse con su Maestro/a en el área de recogida. Los estudiantes podrán recoger suministros como libros, audífonos, un estuche de transporte para Chromebook y Chromebooks (si lo necesitan). Si tiene varios estudiantes en ALE, tenga en cuenta que los maestros solo estarán allí en sus noches asignadas para su grado.

Esto se llevará a cabo de 5: 15-7: 15 PM en el área de recogida de padres en C Street SE.
Aquí están las fechas:
8/31 Kindergarten
9/2 Primer y Segundo grado
9/3 Tercer, Cuarto y Quinto grado



Ancient Lakes Elementary

417 C St SE
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: (509) 787-8950
Fax: (509) 787-8952

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Principal: Colleen Frerks

Admin Assistant: Maggie Ramirez

Attendance: Christina Morales

Parent Liaison: Amey Trujillo

Counselor: Janice Harmon

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