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 4thRead 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:

Lunch:

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

Dinner:

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.

 

News  

 

Agawam Superintendent Search

Search for Agawam Public Schools Superintendent has been Suspended for the Time Being


picture of Phelps staff at Math/Literacy Night

 

Thank you to all parents and guardians for supporting our Phelps Math/Literacy and Book Fair Night

front cover of The Trouble with Humphrey

 

 

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.

2021-2022 Redistricting

For questions or concerns regarding redistricting please email redistrict@agawamed.org

District Reunification Training

Please read the letter from our Superintendent, Mr. Steve Lemanski, regarding the Agawam Public Schools Reunification Training for staff.

Reunification Letter

Reunification Letter: Albanian
Reunification Letter: Russian
Reunification Letter: Spanish
Reunification Letter: Turkish
Reunification Letter: Ukranian
Reunification Letter: Urdu

 



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ELA MCAS- April 7th & 8th


MATH MCAS- May 4th & 5th

PBIS logo- positive behavioral interventions and supports

March Events

  • March 13th Dress as your favorite book character (10 cool coupons)
  • March 17th Wear Green Day (free)  

                            Student of the Month February

Student of the Month January


School Bus Routes

2019-2020 Bus Routes

Agawam Public Schools Calendar

2019-2020 District School Calendar


No parking sign

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.

 




Principal's Message

picture of Mrs. Albano, Interim Principal

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

 

Calendar

Apr 7
PTO Meeting
School Calendar
Starts: 04/07/2020 @ 6:30 pm
Ends: 04/07/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Phelps Cafeteria
Apr 10
Good Friday / No School
Starts: 04/10/2020
Apr 14
School Committee Meeting
Starts: 04/14/2020 @ 7:00 pm
Ends: 04/14/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Agawam Junior High School Auditorium
Apr 16
K-4 Elementary Evening Parent Conferences
Starts: 04/16/2020 @ 6:00 pm
Ends: 04/16/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Apr 2024
Spring Vacation / No School
Starts: 04/20/2020
Ends: 04/24/2020

School Info

Benjamin J. Phelps Elementary
689 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: 413-821-0586  
Fax: 413-786-0497

Mrs. Karen Albano, Interim Principal: 413-821-0587

Mrs. Maria DiLullo, Secretary: 413-821-0586
mdilullo@agawamed.org

 

Mrs. Kim Ludkiewicz, Lead Teacher: 413-523-0464

School Hours

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

 

2019-2020 District School Calendar

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