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Dual Language Program Update

This page contains information regarding the exploration of a possible Dual Language Program. The Enrollment Working Group will use this page to update with research results, presentations, helpful links and other information relevant to the Program. For questions regarding the exploration or the Working Group, please contact Debbie Westmoreland. See the Amherst Media's "Window into ARPS: Dual Language Program Presentation."  For more information please see some of these helpful links:    On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Amherst School Committee voted to approve a Dual Language Program in...

Instructional Technology

Technology Integration Specialist: Justin Bard Internet Safety Resources As parents and teachers, we are charged with the increasingly difficult task of monitoring our children's use of the Internet. The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center is "Providing research, education, services and programs  to Education, Law Enforcement, and Human Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Our ongoing efforts this year will focus on anti-bullying policies and procedures which will include cyberbullying. MARC's website We have provided some of their pamphlets below. Attachment Size...

Teachers and Grades

Kindergarten Ms. McCloskey Amy Coulthard First Grade Ms. Donoghue Ms. Pratt Second Grade Ms. Brown Ms. Bartolini Third Grade Ms. Grabowski Ms. Woods Mr. Sheehan Fourth Grade Mr. Lefebvre Ms. Moriarty Fifth Grade Ms. Conklin Mr. Prather Kristen Roeder Sixth Grade Mattone Mr. Hughes Specialist Art: Cindy Ferrer, Annette Gates Library: Waleska Santiago P.E.: Dustin James Technology:  Justin Bard Music: Eleanor...

Preschool

General Information / Información General The Early Education Center at Crocker Farm School offers 5 morning preschool classes for up to 85 three and four year old children living n Amherst and Pelham. The program services both children with special education needs and general education needs in integrated settings.There is a maximum of fifteen children in each class. General education students are selected to balance boys and girls as well as three and four year old children. Each class is staffed by a teacher, para-educators, part time speech/language pathologist and other adults as...

Academics

If you have questions about daily instruction in the classrooms, please reach out to your child's lead teacher directly.  A list of lead teacher emails can be found by clicking here.

Contact Us

Address: 280 West Street     Amherst, MA 01002 Main Office: (413) 362-1600 School Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898 Absence Notification Line: (413) 362-1659 Principal: Derek Shea - SheaD@arps.org Assistant Principal: Jennifer Smith  - smithjl@arps.org                                  School day: 8:10 am - 2:40 pm

Food Services

The Student Services Office is located at the Amherst Regional Middle School. If sending information via USPS please send to: Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional SchoolsStudent Services Office170 Chestnut StreetAmherst, Massachusetts 01002You can also call or fax the office at:Telephone: (413) 362-1833 or (413) 362-1834Fax: (413) 549-9834  Dr. Faye Brady Director of Student Services / Special EducationBradyF@arps.org JoAnn Smith Student Services Administrator Preschool through Middle School SmithJo@arps.org Kristen Hulvey, Out of District Placement Coordinator Wendy Bloomenthal,...

School Council

The School Governance Council is a representative, building-basedcommittee composed of parents, teachers, community members, and theprincipal. Specifically, the council will assist the principal in:1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent withlocal educational policies and statewide student performance standards2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school3. Reviewing the annual school building budget4. Formulating a school improvement plan

Student Support Services

The Student Services Office is located at the Amherst Regional Middle School. If sending information via USPS please send to: Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional SchoolsStudent Services Office170 Chestnut StreetAmherst, Massachusetts 01002You can also call or fax the office at:Telephone: (413) 362-1833 or (413) 362-1834Fax: (413) 549-9834  Dr. Faye Brady Director of Student Services / Special EducationBradyF@arps.org JoAnn Smith Student Services Administrator Preschool through Middle School SmithJo@arps.org Kristen Hulvey, Out of District Placement Coordinator Wendy Bloomenthal,...