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Important Update re School Closure

March 15, 2020 Dear ARPS Families: This evening, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that all schools in Massachusetts will be closed for a three-week period, with the earliest possible opening of school on Tuesday, April 7. This is one of many steps he outlined in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing.  Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley will be providing Superintendents with more information this week, and we will keep the ARPS community updated continuously as information becomes available.  Sincerely, Michael Morris,...

Information Hotline

Dear ARPS Community: We understand that learning of a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in someone connected with Amherst Regional High School has resulted in a high level of concern and questions from some in the ARPS community.  The Town is setting up a hotline that will be staffed by ARPS and Amherst Town staff with Public Health guidance.  Staff will be able to answer questions about the situation, within the boundaries of privacy restrictions.  The hotline, which will be staffed with English and Spanish speakers, will be in operation this afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. and...

COVID-19 Communication & Resources

The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount, therefore, we are continuously monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19 and regular updates will continue to be provided to the ARPS community and posted on this page. Any District plans or responses will be developed in accordance with the latest guidance from the Town of Amherst, MA Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  We recognize that reports of the impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the world can be very troubling. Resources and support are available for...

Coronavirus Update: March 6, 2020

Dear ARPS Community: We understand that many families have questions regarding the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and how it may impact our local community. While this outbreak is a public health concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to report that the immediate risk to the general public remains low as of this date. Both the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) are providing daily updates and recommendations, which we are following closely.  Jill Conselino, ARPS Nurse Manager, is also in daily communication with our local health department and is...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Dear ARPS Community: The Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has been much in the news for the past few weeks, and we want to share information about how ARPS is responding. We want to assure our community that there have not been any cases, or suspected cases, of COVID-19 in the Amherst, Pelham or Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools. In fact, as of this writing, Massachusetts has only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the entire state, in the Boston area, and the risk to our residents remains low according to the Massachusetts Department of Health. They note, “While person-to-person spread among...

Opportunities for Bilingual Students

We are excited to announce some new opportunities for bilingual students. Secondary Biliteracy Clubs for all language, Spanish Parent/ Child Reading Club, Latino American Cultural Cafe all provided to celebrate and support students in growing their bilingualism as they work towards the MA Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards that will be offered for the first time this year! As a district we value the linguistic diversity of our community and through this initiative we will be able to celebrate the assets of multilingualism and to promote sustained English language, native language,...

Crocker Farm Celebrates MLK Day!

Crocker Farm celebrated Martin Luther King Day with an all school breakfast, special performances and a fantastic assembly in the afternoon. It was a day to remind all of us of the message of Martin Luther King of peace and tolerance.  

Eversource Press Release

 Eversorce is going to pay 55K to replace lights at Crocker Farm. You can access the full Press Release with THIS LINK, as well as the MassLive article regarding this press release HERE.

Amherst Schools Building Project Website

The Amherst Schools Building Project Website is now available. You can access the link under "District Initiative" that is located beneath the small news articles on the main page. You can also access it HERE by clicking "Read More". 

Last Day of School

There have been four snow days for the Amherst and Pelham Elementary Schools and five snow days for the Regional Schools.  That means the current last day of school for the year is Friday, June 19, 2020 for the Amherst and Pelham Elementary Schools and Monday, June 22, 2020 for Amherst Regional Middle School and Amherst Regional High School.  If there are any additional school closings, these dates will be updated.