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Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools

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413-362-1810

Address

170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

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Welcome to ARPS!

The Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) are located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The area is rich in cultural, recreational and academic activities and opportunities. Our mission is the academic achievement of every student learning in a system dedicated to social justice and multiculturalism.

The school system educates a diverse population of approximately 2790 students, including native speakers of more than 38 languages. Three elementary schools are located in the town of Amherst and one in the town of Pelham. Our middle school and high school are located in the town of Amherst, and draw students from the towns of Amherst and Pelham, as well as Leverett and Shutesbury. (Click to view the demographic and other data of our Amherst Students, Pelham Students, and Amherst-Pelham Regional Students)

The district has implemented allergy aware guidelines that include a number of specific points designed to provide a higher degree of safety for all of our students.The guidelines also outline specific responsibilities for all of us to help achieve this goal. For more information, please refer to the district Allergy Awareness Guidelines.

Policy AC: Commitment to Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity

The Amherst-Pelham Regional District, the Amherst Public Schools, and the Pelham Elementary School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, homelessness, political party, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment by its programs and activities.

Interim Superintendent: Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Weather Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

*If you find any issues with our site (broken links or empty pages) please contact Sasha Figueroa at FigueroaS@arps.org. Thank you for your help!

REPORTING FORMS

Name and Gender Identity Change Form

If a student’s chosen name, pronouns, and/or gender identity have changed since they were initially registered in the District, please complete this form so we can update the information in our student database. Please note that legal name changes cannot be processed using this form. Click on this box to complete the form.

Complaint Procedures

District Contact for Complaints: Dr. Marta Guevara, Director of Student & Family Engagement

Email: GuevaraM@arps.org Telephone: (413) 362-1871

DISTRICT INITIATIVES & PROJECTS

Amherst Elementary School Building Project

We’re pleased to announce the Amherst Elementary School Building Project website is now available.

Our Interim Superintendent Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Doug Slaughter has worked in the Amherst, Pelham and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School districts since 2007, first as Assistant Director and Data Analyst for the Information Systems department. In 2020, Dr. Slaughter was appointed as Director of Finance for the three districts. He began serving the Districts as Interim Superintendent in September 2023.

Dr. Slaughter holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri and a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He holds multiple licenses from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent and School Business Administrator.

Dr. Slaughter lives in Amherst with his family.

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Our News & Announcements

ARMS Site Council Agenda 4/3

ARMS SSC AGENDA 4/3/24   Welcome Review notes from the 3/6/24 meeting Vote to approve nots Elect a Co-Chair Focus Updates: Review the suggestions members have made for updating the Student & Family Handbook  Review School Improvement suggestions for the...

ARHS School Site Council (3/22/2024)

The first ARHS School Site Council meeting is this Friday (3/22) from 4:00-5:00 in Talib Sadiq's ARHS office. Thank you to the students, teachers, and ARHS family members who have agreed to be on the ARHS SSC. ARHS SSC AGENDA 3/22/24   Getting to Know You...