June Menus have been posted to each schools website. Please note that each school has their own lunch menu this month and there are some variations.
3 months ago, Elizabeth Moulton
Today was character day at RPS. Here is Ms. Barnett and Ms. Schibi dressed as characters from the book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”
3 months ago, Collen DeGeorge
 “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”
​Hello Homeschool Parents. Please join us for our May Homeschool Meetup. This virtual meeting is being held to help any parent or representative of a child living in Agawam, Ma who is homeschooled and need information and tools to help the children they are educating. Homeschool Meet-Up May 31, 2022 4pm-5pm Virtual Meeting meet.google.com/pma-xwtp-kmw
3 months ago, Special Education Department
Homeschool Meetup Flyer
COVID PROTOCOLS IN OUR SCHOOLS There have been a lot of questions regarding COVID protocols in schools as of late. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health updated their joint guidance for schools on March 3, 2022. The guidance can be found here https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/protocols/protocols.pdf. Please note, Agawam is using the NEW version of Protocol B, as we are no longer maintaining contact tracing in schools or Test and Stay in our schools. If you have any questions, you can contact your school nurse or Central Office.
3 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
Agawam’s Family Resource Center Presents: The Power of Community Webinar Series: RESILIENCY FOR THE LONG HAUL Register at: https://forms.gle/Bh6XrGBd7dZkcpg56
4 months ago, Marlene DeJesus
#APSpowerofcommunity
Agawam School District offers MINDFULNESS TOOLS AVAILABLE TO YOUR FAMILY! Download the Inner Explorer HOME NOW! https://innerexplorer.org/homeapp/
4 months ago, Marlene DeJesus
#APS2getherwethrive
Starting Monday, February 28th, masks are optional for individuals in Agawam Public Schools and on school buses.
6 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
Congratulations to our First Year Winner - Michael Costello.
6 months ago, Collen DeGeorge
Michael Costello, his mom and Administrators
Congratulations to Sable Johnson, Jahnna Kazak, Jillian Despard, Caitlyn Powers and Michael Costello who have been selected by Agawam Public Schools as the 2022 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners. They will be honored on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Sable Johnson is an English Teacher at Agawam High School. Sable always puts students first in everything that she does. She challenges them academically and supports them in their social emotional well-being. Jahnna Kazak is an English Teacher at Agawam Junior High School. She is an amazing, hardworking teacher. She creates engaging lessons for her students. Jillian Despard is a Special Education Teacher in the Connections Program at the Robert G. Doering Middle School. Jillian pursued this teaching position due to her belief in, and commitment to, social-emotional learning. Caitlyn Powers is a Kindergarten Teacher at Granger Elementary School. She is an amazing colleague and friend. She continuously goes above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly in all Kindergarten Classrooms at Granger School. Michael Costello is a Science Teacher at the Agawam Junior High School. He is our First Year Teacher Winner. His easy-going and relaxed, yet highly competent and professional demeanor is both rare and admirable.
6 months ago, Collen DeGeorge
Sable Johnson and her family
Jahnna Kazak with Administrators
Jillian Despard with a huge Congratulations hug
Caitlyn Powers and her Kindergarten team
Effective Monday, February 28, the DESE mask requirement will be lifted in schools statewide. After consultation with the Agawam Health Department and AEA leadership. Agawam Public Schools will continue to follow the DESE-DPH Guidance and Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios. Therefore, as of February 28th, face masks in school buildings will be optional, with a few exceptions. Masking will continue to be required on all school buses, per federal order. Masking in Health offices is still required. Students and Staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 wishing to return to school after the 5 days of home isolation must be masked on days 6-10. As always, any individual who wishes to continue to mask, including those who face higher risk from COVID-19, will be supported in that choice. We are hopeful that all of our school community members- staff, students, and parents will respect individual choices so that our schools are supportive environments for everyone.
6 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
March Menus are now posted on each school's website. March 7-11 is National School Breakfast week. Watch for updates on how students can help us celebrate!
6 months ago, Elizabeth Moulton
National School Breakfast Week
Elementary Lunch Menu
Kindergarten Snack Menu
Join the Family Resource Center for The Growing Gratitude and Generosity Program! Open to 3rd and 4th graders and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Register at https://forms.gle/qoQpcx2LY2XRD61A8
6 months ago, Marlene DeJesus
#APSpowerofcommunity
National School Counseling Week 2022
6 months ago, Marlene DeJesus
#APS2getherwethrive
​The Agawam Parent Advisory Council invites you to attend its 2022 Virtual Basic Rights Workshop on March 9, 2022 at 6:30pm. This workshop, presented by Educational Advocate, Karen Mowry, is open to all parents, caregivers, transitional age students, friends, and family members. For more information contact PAC President, Kerri O'Connor @ 413-575-3582. Registration Link​: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lduqqqz4tGNZqtDtGEooQ0lbtHOJm2LHN
6 months ago, Special Education Department
PAC Basic Rights Workshop
Due to the weather forecast, Agawam Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 4th.
6 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
Please join the Agawam Public Schools Department of Special Services for our Homeschool Meet-Up. Any Parent or Representative of a child living in Agawam who is homeschooled is welcomed to join us on February 15, 2022 between 4pm-5pm for a Virtual Meeting. Use this link: meet.google.com/ixv-ubkz-hyc For more information please call the Special Services office at 413-821-0540.
7 months ago, Special Education Department
Homeschool  Meet-Up Flyer
Still room for TONIGHT's free live virtual event! The Power of Community Event offered through the Agawam Public Schools Family Resource Center: How To Talk to Your Kids and Survive! Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. In large part, that is because times have changed. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day. Our kids are part of the iGen generation. The generation born with smartphones and tablets. Let’s talk about how we can talk to our kids and Survive. Join us on Monday, January 31st from 6:30 to 7:30 for a free live virtual event with Monica Generoso, from Effective School Solutions, who will discuss How To Talk to Your Kids and Survive! Open to all parents/caregivers. Limited to 20 participants- so sign up soon! Registrar with this link: https://forms.gle/fAHGPk4AiwipUZkw5
7 months ago, Marlene DeJesus
New COVID Testing Options-Parent Fact Sheet https://5il.co/14x5q
7 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
Updated COVID Testing in Our Schools https://5il.co/14saa
7 months ago, Sheila Hoffman
The Power of Community: How To Talk to Your Kids and Survive! Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever have -- and one of the toughest. In large part, that is because times have changed. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day. Our kids are part of the iGen generation. The generation born with smartphones and tablets. Let’s talk about how we can talk to our kids and Survive. Join us on Monday, January 31st from 6:30 to 7:30 for a free live virtual event with Monica Generoso, from Effective School Solutions, who will discuss How To Talk to Your Kids and Survive! Open to all parents/caregivers. Limited to 20 participants- so sign up soon! Registrar with link below: https://forms.gle/fAHGPk4AiwipUZkw5
7 months ago, Marlene DeJesus