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 email@example.com
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education guidelines: http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school/guidance.docx
A Letter from the Superintendent
Please read this letter to the Agawam Community from the Superintendent about recent events in the media. Click to read the Letter
Agawam S.M.I.L.E.S. Project
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community for the better? Click to find out how Agawam is making a difference and how you can join! Make someone's heart SMILE today!
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:
3/30/2020 Superintendent's Message - Read the Announcement
4/15/2020 Superintendent's Message to Families - Read the Announcement
5/11/2020 APS Newsletter - Read the May Edition
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.
Yearbooks Distribution DATES!
JHS Yearbooks distribution
Tuesday July 7th
9am to 11am - 7th grade students
11am to 1pm - 8th grade students
Please bring emailed receipt from Jostens.
At this time all extra books have been sold to those who received a confirmation email from Mrs. Ramos.
Term 4 Grading Rubric & Expectations
As we continue with Distance Learning for Term 4 we have established a grading rubric. During Term 4 teachers will move forward with new teaching and learning assignments. Please refer to the Distance Learning Assignment Schedule posted on our JHS Homepage for further information. Click here to download the PDF of our grading rubric. Please see PARENT tab for more resources.
A+ School Rewards! Fundraising
Earn cash for our school while shopping! Join the A+ School Rewards program offered by Stop & Shop. Click here for the details. Please feel free to share out with friends and family too!
See what's been happening at the Agawam Junior High! Click to download & read...
Or check out the Media Club's Online Magazine - made for students by students- for other great things happening at the Junior High!
The education at Agawam Junior High School is collaboration between the staff, student, family, and community. The learning environment will foster a sense of cohesiveness, integrity, responsibility, and individual excellence. The end result is to prepare students to meet the rigors and demands of high school, college, the workforce, and 21st Century society. Teaching and learning is best summarized by our PBIS motto:
Mr. Norm Robbins, Principal
APS Remote Learning Plan
Below is a link to view APS three Phase Plan during this Remote Learning. Please Click to read the announcement
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
Agawam Public Schools Lunch Service
Monday- Pick up for Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday-Pick up for Wednesday and Thursday
Friday-Pick up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Agawam Junior High
1305 Springfield St. Suite 2
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Phone: (413) 821-0542
District Calendar (PDF)