The Agawam Parent Advisory Council on October 28, 2021 is holding a virtual meeting. Some agenda items: A new PAC president will be elected; representatives from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be present to discuss the upcoming Tiered Focused Monitoring that occurs every six-years across all Districts in the Commonwealth. Click here for more information on TFM. If you have any interest, please email Wendy Rua at email@example.com. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6pm - 8pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82976355436 Meeting ID: 829 7635 5436 One tap mobile +19292056099,,82976355436# US (New York) +13017158592,,82976355436# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 829 7635 5436 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcch4DciB2 See here for complete details about the Agawam Parent Advisory Council.
Please join the Agawam Public School, Department of Special Services tonight for our virtual Homeschool Meet-Up. Who should come: Any Parent or Representative of a child living in Agawam, MA who is homeschooled. Any Parent or Representative of a homeschooled student who is on an IEP or Section 504 Plan. You are also welcome to attend the Homeschool Meeting if you feel your child or student would benefit from a Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan. You can join via Google Meet. meet.google.com/ber-nbto-nkw Join by phone (US) +1 443-892-2890 PIN: 586 797 914#
During the week of November 15, 2021 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Language Acquisition will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Agawam Public Schools. The Office of Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s ELE program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state English learner education laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners; what programs English learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration, program plans, and evaluation and recordkeeping. In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Language Acquisition will send a survey to the parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s English learner education program. Survey results will contribute to the monitoring report. Parents and other individuals may call David Valade, Office of Language Acquisition Review Chairperson, at (413) 314-6711 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, DESE will make the necessary arrangements. Within approximately 60 business days of the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the (district or charter school) with a report with information about areas in which the (district or charter school) meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the (district or charter school) requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public at https://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/cpr/. Translated Versions of this message can be found at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1avqAezA8Va1cxNEv0225yi42DeS-H43y?usp=sharing
We are pleased to announce that the Test and Stay Program in Agawam Public Schools will begin on Tuesday, October 12th. BinaxNow antigen testing will be available to eligible individuals Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. at Robinson Park School. The Test and Stay Program is for unvaccinated, asymptomatic students and staff who have been identified as a close contact in our schools or school related activities. https://5il.co/107a6
COVID Testing Information https://5il.co/1079t
World Mental Health Day, honored annually on October 10, was created to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize support to improve the mental health of people around the world. This year’s theme, “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s make it a reality” highlights the importance of equitable access to quality mental health care for all individuals, especially with the additional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on the physical and mental health in our communities. Now more than ever, it is critical that we promote mental health awareness to reduce the stigma around the challenges we are coping with that can often prevent us from seeking help. It takes strength to acknowledge things we are struggling with, talk about mental health, support each other, and get help. Agawam Public Schools is committed to raising awareness about mental health and equitable access to quality mental health services. Agawam Public Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider: Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language Visit www.caresolace.com/agawamps and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
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FREE Adult English as a Second Language Course All classes held virtually through Google Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm Session 1: October 19th-December 23rd Email Ashley Martins at firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
APS Families: The Hampden-WIlbraham Partners 4 Youth Cordially invites parents and guardians from surrounding communities to this free virtual workshop!
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID, our schools are requiring additional and more extensive information when your child is absent. If your child is absent please notify the school with a specific reason for the absence, not just “sick”. Please be sure to speak to the school nurse if your child's absence is COVID related. Thank you.
Please take a moment to answer this survey regarding relief funding for Agawam Public Schools https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQzyF2XkLE0okktev0033mgBO0bpCux1_Y1oae20S3nGFM5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Agawam Public Schools Reopening Plan 2021-2022 https://5il.co/yhlj
A Great Resource for some! We want to share! Pass it on to those that might want to take advantage of this: Comfort Zone Camp – a nonprofit that helps kids who have experienced a death in their family – has upcoming programs in Massachusetts. All at NO COST to families. 3-Day Weekend Camp | September 17-19 Camp Burgess in Sandwich, MA Accepting children ages 7-17 https://comfortzonecamp.org/camper-parents/
Check this out parents! The American Student Assistance Engage Summer Series will from Monday, July 12 to Thursday, July 15. Free for educators and students in grades 6-12, this event will feature a series of live, virtual chats between students and industry professionals across the country. Students will have the opportunity to hear about different careers from people who are in them. This year’s event theme is Helping Careers, and all presentations will focus on the positive impact that these professionals have. Register via this link https://asa.nepris.com/app/events/asa-engage-summer-series-2021🔗
Check out our High School's Student's art work at: https://sites.google.com/view/agawamfamilyresourcecenter/social-emotional-learning-art-work-hs
Southwick Public Schools invites Agawam families to access free meals over the summer. Please see the attached flyer for registration information.
Last Remote Meals Pick Up 3pm, While Supplies Last Wednesday, June 16 Agawam Junior High School
Remote Meals Pick Up Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3pm-4pm Agawam Junior High School
Remote Meals Pick Up Wednesday, June 2 3pm-4pm Agawam Junior High School