Social Media Alert Letter: MoMo Challenge

Please read the attached letter regarding the social media phenomenom "The MoMo Challenge."

Vaping and E-Cigarettes

Important information on the dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes is located on the Parents & Guardians page of our District Website.

Please click HERE to read more.



The James Clark School Library has closed for the school year.

Books should be returned by Friday, June 7th

If your child has not returned his/her library books, or the books are lost/damaged, your child will not receive the yearbook you ordered until their library account is cleared.

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Chase at 786-8203.

Thank you.



Kindergarten Orientation: Sept. 9th & 10th

Kindergarten children and their parents will be scheduled to attend a modified day involving an orientation by the Principal, the Nurse, a PTO member and the Classroom Teachers.

Children will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their teacher, classroom, routines, bus safety and fire drill procedures. A school tour will be provided as well.

NO transportation will be provided on these two day.

The children will particpate in a brief bus ride in the Clark School vacinity during the hours of their scheduled oritentation.

Please report to the cafeteris upon arrival.

A letter will be sent home informing you of the day and time of your child's orientation.




 Mrs. Howard's Haven Dedication.

 Please click HERE to read more and view the photo gallery.

webpage icon Teacher Classroom Websites

 Go to the Classrooms section to see which teachers have websites.


Lunch Menus and Bus Routes

Please go to Quick Links at the top of the page to view


PBIS Activities

Click HERE for the schedule


Flu Guidelines for Parents

Click HERE to view the information for district guidelines

Cold Weather Recess Policy

warm dressed kids.jpgWe will continue to have outdoor recess, weather permitting, during the winter months.

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside recess: winter coat, hat, mittens/gloves, scarf and boots will help to keep your child warm while outside getting some fresh air.

Thank you!



cartag.jpgMORNING STUDENT DROP-OFF: Front of school in the semi-circle drop off area.

AFTERNOON STUDENT PICK-UP: Students will be picked up at the back of the school in the REAR PARKING LOT. 

Stop lines have been added as well as new number signs. Please pull your car up to the stop line when directed by the staff on duty.

There is a "No Car" area just outside the grassy area. Please do not drive in this area as this is the waiting area for the students.

Please wait for all cars in the line to load and then follow the line to exit the area. Please DO NOT pull out of the carline UNLESS you have been directed to do so by staff.

Thank you!

CLICK HERE to read the notice and see the map showing the traffic flow pattern.


Parent PlusPortal is now active

The Parents PlusPortal is active.  Parents will receive an email with log-in information and minor instructions.

If you do not have a log-in please call the school office. 

Principal's Message

Photo of principal Shelley Russell

James Clark School has a highly dedicated staff of teachers, paraprofessionals and specialists. Through collaborative work, the staff works to provide a standard of instruction with the latest research-based practices and curriculum standards that will promote higher order thinking skills and independence in learning, technological competencies to be competitive in society, and an enthusiasm to be life-long learners. The staff is here to help every student reach their fullest potential and to be mutually respectful, accepting, responsible and self-confident adults.


Sep 2
Labor Day / No School
Starts: 09/02/2019
Sep 4
District PD / No School
Starts: 09/04/2019
Sep 5
First Day of School (No Kindergarten)
Starts: 09/05/2019
Sep 910
Kindergarten & Preschool Orientation
Starts: 09/09/2019
Ends: 09/10/2019

School Info

James Clark School
65 Oxford Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: 413-821-0571
Fax: 413-821-0594

School Hours
8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Mrs. Shelley Russell


2018-2019 District School Year Calendar

2019-2020 District School Year Calendar


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