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Welcome! School Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898 Absence Notification Line: (413) 362-1198 Principal: Micki Darling School Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:10 AM-2:40 PM *If you find any issues with our site (broken links or empty pages) please contact Sasha Figueroa at FigueroaS@arps.org. Thank you for your help!

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...

Bus Routes

Bus routes have been updated for the 2012-2013 school year. To search for a bus stop for elementary school students or secondary school students, go to http://arps.org/hss/BusRoutes.jsp.  To find what elementary school your child is attending, use the Boundary Viewer provided by the Town of Amherst. Pelham Elementary School Bus...

Transportation

Peter CrouseTransportation Coordinator(413) 362-1852CrouseP@arps.org Office Staff: Sally Jones, Administrative Assistant 362-1854 General Information The transportation department operates and maintains a fleet of nineschool buses and fourteen school vans. Both the buses and vans are usedon a daily basis to transport students to and from school both inAmherst and to outside placements. The department also providestransportation to athletic and cultural events both locally andout-of-state. We are not obligated by law to provide transportation for studentswho are not resident members of our...

Student 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 Schools Student Services Office 170 Chestnut Street Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 You can also call or fax the office at: Telephone: (413) 362-1833 or (413) 362-1834 Fax: (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...

Kindergarten

Teachers: William Lawrie, Sage Scott I have been in education for 10 years. I worked as a paraprofessional for some years and found a true passion for Early Education when I was hired as a preschool teacher in Wisconsin. I have been teaching for three years at Pelham as the Kindergarten teacher and have had a wonderful time getting to know my colleagues and students. Teaching kindergartners to sing and love music is one of my favorite things to do. It allows me to be creative when teaching ELA and Math and it also allows kids to see that learning is an experience and not just using a...

Nurse’s Office

School Nurse: Cathleen (Katy) Guisti Email: guistic@arps.org Phone: (413) 362-1103 Health Policies Emergency Cards An emergency information card is sent home with each student at the start of the school year. Families are requested to complete and return the card to school as soon as possible. This card is used to collect information to contact families in the event of an accident, illness or emergency at school. It also asks for information on medical conditions that the school should be aware of. Please contact the school nurse office at any time during the school year if your address,...

Principal

Leigh Whiting-Jones was appointed Principal of Pelham Elementary School in 2020.  Before joining the Pelham community, Leigh worked as Assistant Principal at Blanchard Memorial School in the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. Before becoming a school leader, she taught first and fifth grades in the Newton and Winchester Public Schools, respectively. Leigh worked for a variety of social justice organizations before entering the classroom, and a commitment to equity and inclusion shapes her practices as an educator and leader. She is an advocate of outdoor learning and is known to...