Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

COVID-19 Staff Communications

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As the district continues to monitor the new regarding COVID-19, we will update staff and families on any updates we receive. This page will allow you to answer many of your questions. Please feel free to contact the Superintendent’s Office at with any additional questions or concerns you may have. We are all here to support each other. 

For additional supports regarding instruction and distance learning, please see the district’s webpage and search under Resources and Distance Learning. 
ARPS Teacher Tutorial Website Training
DESE Supplemental Educational Resources
Distance Learning 2.0
Emergency Staff Medical Leave Policy
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy
Staff Travel Restriction Protocols
Staff Tutorials and Distance Learning

The school libraries have posted their training schedule on their newly consolidated ARPS Libraries website:

Trainings include the three Wednesday morning sessions and information on how to book appointments on each with the librarians.

Dear ARPS Faculty and Staff:

The last few days have seen a huge number of unprecedented events in our community, and we are all navigating them together.  I have received a number of questions from staff members about a variety of things, so I recorded a brief (4 min) video to answer them.  As you’ll note, it’s a rough cut (Lester Holt I am not!) but please view by clicking THIS LINK.

Thank you for all you are doing for ARPS students and families during this unusual time!


Weekly Video

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Video #11 (May 22, 2020)
Video #12 (May 29, 2020)
Video #13 (June 5, 2020) (Video from Fall 2020 Planning)
Video #14 (June 12, 2020)
Video #15 (June 18, 2020)