Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002


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ARHS Misses You

HERE is a video of staff from the ARHS wishing you good health and to say that we miss you! We're in this together!


VELA SCHOLARS Parents & Guardians, I hope that you are well, happy and healthy! This letter is to inform you that the VELA Scholars Program has been working hard to create some online activities & offer free tutoring for your students. These activities are available to ALL ARMS students. We will be utilizing Google Meet as well as social media (instagram= @VELA_Scholars) to easily keep in touch and send reminders about activities being offered. We ask that parents also let students know about these activities. We are trying to keep them as active & interactive as possible. We think it is...

Video on Emotional Health and Your Children

Please see this insightful session we had with our school counselors in a discussion on managing with the current situation, emotional health and well-being, and your children. We would like to share our thanks and gratitude to our counselors for sharing their expertise and for their willingness to set this up! You can see the video by clicking READ MORE and clicking this link:

Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines

Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines on Tuesday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.   Register HERE: or copy and paste into your browser   Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines is a presentation for parents focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our young people. This forum will:  Address the teen/tween brain  Explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group Identify the process of loss (prom and graduation, friend time, and due to illness)  Discuss issues related to independence, autonomy, and privacy Offer suggestions parents can implement immediately.  Participants will...

A Thank You to Food Service

We have 14 distribution sites providing food, that now also includes Pelham. This would not be possible without the amazing work our food service staff, under the direction of Mike Gallo O’Connell, have done. We are grateful to our drivers, custodians and volunteers who have given their time and energy to making sure our students get the food they need. SEE THE FLYER HERE  

MIAA Spring Sports Update

The Board of Directors met on March 30th to determine that the Spring season will begin no earlier than May 4th and will be completed by June 27th, with consideration of June 28th for weather and/or facility needs. For additional pertinent information regarding the spring sports please see the highlights HERE (by selecting "Read More")

Fort River Wave Parade

Get excited and get the details by clicking "Read More" to access THIS LINK Emociónese y obtenga los detalles seleccionando "Read More" para acceder a ESTE ENLACE  

Employee Open Enrollment

Please visit the Town of Amherst's website for details regarding open enrollment. All forms/changes should be sent to Human Resources no later than April 15, 2020. You can send the forms/changes or any questions to Human Resources at Also, given the current crisis, forms will be accepted without signature for those who are not able to sign. You can visit the website on the Town of Amherst directly by selecting "Read More" to get to THIS LINK.  ...

Extended School Closure

Please see the attached letter for more information regarding the extended closure based on Governor Baker's announcement on March 25, 2020. Schools will remain closed until May 4th. Updates will continue to be provided to the ARPS community as well as any resources needed on the COVID-19 site that can be found HERE.  Por favor, vea la carta adjunta para más información sobre la prórroga de la clausura basada en el anuncio del Gobernador Baker del 25 de marzo de 2020. Las escuelas permanecerán cerradas hasta el 4 de mayo. Las actualizaciones continuarán siendo proporcionadas a la...

Meal Services

During the COVID-19 school closure, meal services will be delivered to 13 locations in a “Grab and Go” variety to our Amherst students. Beginning next Monday, March 23, UMass will be partnering with the District to deliver to the highlighted sites with their Baby Berk Food Truck.  We want to thank them for helping the District to ensure that all of our students have access to nutritious breakfast and lunch options throughout the school closure. Please note that the distribution times have changed at the sites where UMass is delivering.  Please see the link Durante el cierre de la escuela...