Reopening of Massachusetts Schools

Below is a link to the guidelines being provided by DESE on the reopening of Public Schools in Massachusetts. If you have any questions, please send an email to


Department of Elementary & Secondary Education guidelines:

A Letter from the Superintendent

Good Evening,

Please read this letter to the Agawam Community from the Superintendent about recent events in the media.  Click to read the Letter


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Roberta Doering Middle School Virtual Tour

Do you want to see what the Middle School looks like?
Watch the video below to find out!

Library Books

Thank you to all the students that returned their library books!

If you have not returned your books. you may still drop them off at the school between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm.

Any fines for lost books can also be paid in September.

Thank you and have a great summer!

If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Chase at



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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.



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.

NO CELL PHONE USE once the car line starts moving and students start walking to their cars.

Thank you

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

Carline Dismissal Note

Please use this form for Carline Dismissal.

Carline Dismissal Note

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!


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. 

Announcements During Distance Learning

All announcements can be found in the Archived Announcements section



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: 413-821-0576

Lead Teacher
Mr. Mitchell Taylor: 413-523-0381

Mrs. Alyssa Fortier: 413-821-0571

2020-2021 District School Year Calendar

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.

ID Check

When you are coming into the school to pick up your child, please make sure you have your ID ready to be checked.

This is to ensure the safety of all our students.

Thank you,
Mrs. Russell