2018-2019 Bus Route Schedules

Please click HERE to view the routes.


webpage icon.png Many of our teachers were busy over the summer creating their classroom websites! Go to the Classroom section of our website to see which teachers have websites.


Kindergarten Orientation: Sept. 10 & 11


Please meet in the cafeteria for the start of orientation at 9:30 a.m.

A letter will be sent home with the date and time of your child's orientation.

If you do not receive a letter, please call the school office at 821-0571.



Back to School Night: Sept. 20th

Please join us for our Back to School Night from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  This program is strictly for PARENTS. Children are NOT TO ATTEND this evening event. 

All parents will report to classrooms where the teacher will give a presentation.  This is an important meeting that will help you understand your child's program.  At 7:00 pm, the teachers will give the exact same presentation that was given at 6:30 pm; this should assist if you have two children in different classrooms. 

Back to School Night is not a conference night, but you will be informed about upcoming activities and events.  I look forward to speaking to some of you throughout the evening.  I will be in the office from 6:30 pm until the close of the program at 7:30 pm.

We look forward to your presence on Thursday, September 20th.

Thank You,
Shelley Russell, Principal


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.



education express.pngDo you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or even neighbors? You can support OUR school by signing up for Education Express.

Please click HERE to visit the Big Y Education Express website.



Flu Guidelines for Parents

Click HERE to view the information for district guidelines


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

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 3
Labor Day
Starts: 09/03/2018
Sep 4
Teachers Convocation / No School
Starts: 09/04/2018
Sep 5
District PD / No School
Starts: 09/05/2018
Sep 6
First Day of School (No Kindergarten)
Starts: 09/06/2018
Sep 1011
Kindergarten & PreSchool Orientation
Starts: 09/10/2018
Ends: 09/11/2018

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


District School Year Calendar