Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002


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December 28, 2021  Dear ARPS Community: I hope you are enjoying the December break and the transition to 2022.  I would like to thank all of the staff, students, and families for making this full return to in-person school this fall as successful as it has been.  In particular, we have experienced significantly lower per capita COVID numbers in our district than state averages. Over 40% of the school year has been completed with no evidence of school-based transmission, undoubtedly due to consistent masking, distancing, ventilation, and the high vaccination rates of ARPS staff and...

Athletic Announcement

December 28, 2022 Dear ARPS Community: Given the rising COVID-19 case counts in Amherst and in our Region, the Amherst Health Department has recommended that we restrict the attendance of spectators at indoor athletic events.  As a result, a maximum of 3 family members per student-athlete will be permitted to attend indoor athletic events in our district.  No other spectators will be allowed to attend games.  This rule will apply to both home and visiting teams.  Face coverings will continue to be required and families should sit distanced from each other in the venue. This restriction...

Honor Human Rights Day

ARMS Social Studies and Art departments have teamed up for the 8th year with Amherst's Amnesty International Chapter to honor universal human rights with a student art display for the month of December, Human Rights Month. ARMS seventh graders and staff have recently finished a unit on the United Nations and Human Rights. Students created artistic representations of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year the art form is monochromatic art. Due to COVID restrictions, the art will not be on display at the library, but is viewable on the Jones Library website...

Vaccine Clinic 11/23/21

There will be a vaccine clinic for any ARPS student 5+ or staff interested in receiving one. The ARHS will be holding the clinic on Tuesday, November 23rd from 3:00-5:30 pm. Boosters will also be available for adults. Please register for your vaccine using THIS LINK. You can also follow the link here and be redirected to the site:...

Latino Heritage Celebration

Help make our district's Latino Heritage Celebration one to remember--or just come and enjoy it!: Ayude a que la Celebración de la Herencia Latina de nuestro distrito sea inolvidable, o simplemente venga a disfrutarla: : Ajude a fazer da Celebração do Património Latino do nosso distrito uma celebração para recordar - ou simplesmente venha e desfrute-a!:...

Covid Information Session

Join us for another information session with local medical professionals to discuss a variety of topics including covid-19 and the vaccine. To participate just follow THE LINK on 10/6 at 8PM Esta es una sesión informativa con profesionales médicos locales para discutir una variedad de temas incluyendo el covid-19 y la vacuna. Para participar sólo tienes que seguir el enlace el 10/6 a las 8PM. Si desea una grabación de este evento en español, por favor contacte a Sasha Figueroa en...

Agreement Extension

Please click "Read More" to access the joint statement between the APEA and Regional School Committee. The link to the document is HERE.  Haga clic en "Read More" para acceder a la declaración conjunta de la APEA y el Comité Escolar Regional. El enlace al documento está AQUÍ.

Tryout & Practice Schedule

Please click "Read More" to access the link to the Middle and High School schedule for tryout and practice sessions. LINK HERE

Health & Safety Guidance

Please see the letter from the superintendent regarding the health and safety guidance for the 2021-2022 school year HERE. (Click "Read More" to see details)

First Day of Schools!

We're excited to welcome our staff and students back to the schools this school year! On August 30th! We welcome back students from 1st - 12th grade. Kindergarten orientation will be held 8/30-9/1. The first day of school for PreK and Kindergarten students is September 2nd! As school will be in person we would also like to re-share the letter from the superintendent regarding the guidelines for health and safety HERE.