Important Announcements During Distance Learning
These are public announcements from the Superintendent of Agawam Public Schools on the current state and status of COVID-19. This message is meant to show transparency with the district while we work with the Governor, Commissioner of Education, CDC, and Local Health Departments.
Please Read by clicking the link below:
3/11/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community
3/12/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community
3/13/2020 High School is closed Today - Letter to the Agawam Community
3/15/2020 Massachusetts Closes All Schools Until April 6th - Read the announcement
- UPDATE: Schools Closed until May 4th. Please See Governor Baker's Announcement Below
3/17/2020 APS Distance Learning Plan - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 APS COVID-19 FAQs updated 3/25/2020 - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 Connect Ed Message - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 Information on the Student/Parent Tech Pick-up - Read the Announcement
3/24/2020 Superintendent on working with DESE - Read the Announcement
3/25/2020 Message from the Director of Special Education - Read the Announcement
3/25/2020 Governor Baker Closes Schools until May 4th – Read more details and watch the press conference here
3/30/2020 Commissioner's Update Message during COVID-19 and Resource Guide - Read the Announcement
3/30/2020 Superintendent's Message - Read the Announcement
Remote Learning Recommendations During COVID-19 School Closures
Following the Governor’s announcement that schools will not re-open before May 4, 2020, The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued additional guidance regarding district and school remote learning plans.
With the extension of this closure, we believe students, families, educators, and staff in all communities will benefit from the clarity of statewide recommendations as educators and others continue to support their students during this crisis.
Soon, I will provide you with a summary of the short set of guiding principles that were derived from the state and revised to fit the needs of the Agawam community in regards to remote learning over the next several weeks.
Remote learning cannot replace students’ experiences in school communities with their teachers, administrators, and support staff. We must all pull together – parents and caregivers, students, the community, and of course, our educators and staff – to help students continue their learning over this extended period.
As a school district, Agawam Public Schools will take the direction from the state and work to put forth more specific guidelines according to our contexts, capacities, and needs.
We will continue to issue guidance to support districts and schools in their implementation of remote learning, including specific recommendations related to students with disabilities, English learners, and high school students.
We are all working hard in this effort and appreciate your continued feedback, support and understanding.
Food Distribution Opportunities for Agawam Public School Students:
Agawam Public Schools will be providing children with grab-and-go lunches at the Agawam Junior High From 11 AM to 12 Noon every Weekday, starting Thursday, March 3/19/2020
The Lions Club will be distributing food out of the Bethany Assembly of God (580 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001) facility each Wednesday (3/25/2020) from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Details can be found on our recent Facebook post.
Event Updates during School Closure ending April 6th:
Canceled - Kindergarten Information Night scheduled for March 26th
Canceled - Kindergarten screenings at the elementary schools. You will be notified of future dates for these events as they become available.
Agawam Superintendent Search
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Corona Virus Announcement
Best practices on how to keep yourself healthy and safe during the current outbreak scare.
Corona Virus Best Practices Announcement - English
Thank you to all parents and guardians for supporting our Phelps Math/Literacy and Book Fair Night
Join us for One Book, One School as we read together "Trouble According to Humphrey".
Click below to read along with our special guest readers.
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District Reunification Training
Please read the letter from our Superintendent, Mr. Steve Lemanski, regarding the Agawam Public Schools Reunification Training for staff.
ELA MCAS- April 7th & 8th
MATH MCAS- May 4th & 5th
A Note from the Nurse
Vaping and E-Cigarettes
ALICE Training Information
School Bus Routes
Agawam Public Schools Calendar
Breakfast & Lunch
Attention Parents & Guardians
Agawam Police Department has issued a NO PARKING warning at adjacent local business parking lots during drop off & pickup times.
There is also NO PARKING along School St.
For the safety of our students please adhere to this notice. Cars will be towed.
At Phelps Elementary School, the entire school community is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for each and every student. The highly dedicated and skilled staff at Phelps are focused on providing exemplary academic instruction and social skills growth for all students. We are focused on ensuring that students leave our school, meeting or exceeding state and individual goals related to their ability to read, write, comprehend, and apply mathematical concepts and strategies.
As part of our vision, we are dedicated to the following action steps:
Students are encouraged and supported as they become increasingly confident and independent
Learning is viewed as a journey, where a growth-mindset is adopted and students are commended for their progress
High-standards of performance are set and achieved for all students
Respectful behaviors are fostered through opportunities to build relationships among all members of the Phelps community
Each of these actions steps are connected to the Phelps PBIS motto - Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible. Under this motto, which is evident throughout the Phelps experience and environment, students are able to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally as they are treated as belong to all of us.
Mrs. Karen Albano
Interim Principal, Benjamin J. Phelps Elementary School
Announcement on Food Opportunities
This is a resource dedicated to Students and Families within the area of Agawam and/or West Springfield - Read more Details
Resources for Families & Students During Distance Learning:
Agawam Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources: Click Here
To Submit an IT Support Ticket for Your Device: Click Here
Parents Guide to Google Classroom Quick Guide (Click to Open)
APS COVID-19 FAQs updated 3/25/2020 - Read the Announcement
How to Translate Documents using Google Translate - Read the Guide
Ends: 04/07/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Ends: 04/14/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Ends: 04/16/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Benjamin J. Phelps Elementary
689 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Mrs. Karen Albano, Interim Principal: 413-821-0587
Mrs. Maria DiLullo, Secretary: 413-821-0586
Mrs. Kim Ludkiewicz, Lead Teacher: 413-523-0464
8:55 am - Entrance Bell
9:05 am -Tardy Bell
3:23 pm - Walkers Dismissal
3:25 pm - Bus Dismissal
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal