Homeschool Meet-Up 2/25/21 at 4pm-Virtual Meeting We will discuss funding and regulations regarding meeting the needs of students with disabilities, along with consultation that covers the Special Education evaluation process. We want to locate and identify the students living in Agawam who are homeschooled and Parents or Representatives who need information and tools to help children they are educating.
Due to the inclement weather tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd will be a remote learning day for all students and teaching staff.
Due to the upcoming winter storm, Agawam Schools will have an early dismissal for students on Monday, February 1, 2021. Dismissal times will be the same as half days. HS: 10:50 a.m. JHS: 11:20 a.m. Doering and Granger: 11:50 a.m. Phelps, Clark and Robinson: 12:20 p.m. ECC: 11:20 a.m. with no afternoon session.
Due to the predicted weather conditions, pick up times will be extended for remote meals, tomorrow ONLY, 7:30am -9:30am OR 1pm-2pm. Drive Safely.
Just a reminder of a free live and informative webinar available for families. The Hampden-Wilbraham Partners for Youth Coalition in partnership with the MassSupport Network and in collaboration with their local mental health support organizations, cordially invite the Agawam Community for a live webinar presentation of Parenting Now: Coping in the COVID World WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 7:00-8:15 PM. Register at: https://forms.gle/rBvvkahT2YdpAkYv8
Virtual English Learner Parent Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday, February 2nd 5-6pm https://meet.google.com/wmn-gvmk-jqk
Remote Meals Pick Up January 27, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians of English Learners, All students identified as an English Learner and are currently receiving English as a Second Language services, will take an English language test, WIDA ACCESS, between January 25, 2021 and May 20, 2021. Agawam Public Schools is required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to test all English Learners in person. DESE does not allow this test to be administered remotely. Your child does not need to study for the assessment. The test is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking ability in English. The results will help schools and parents to determine whether students have lost or gained English language proficiency during the pandemic so appropriate resources can be provided to assist them. Please email Ashley Martins at email@example.com if you have any questions. Stay well! Ashley Martins, M.Ed. Director of English Language Education Agawam Public Schools
FOOD SERVICE REMINDERS: Below is an updated January Lunch Menu for all schools with students learning in person. Remote meals will be available on Wednesday (1/20) and Friday (1/22) from 7:30am-8:30 OR 1pm-2pm at the Junior High or the Middle School for all students learning in the remote model this week.
Remote Meals Pick Up Schedule
Reminder for Families and Students - Tomorrow Friday, January 15th is a full day of remote schooling for students. A previous school calendar had stated it was only a half day.
Remote Meal Pick Up January 11-15, 2021
We are excited to share with you the inception of the district’s new Family Resource Center. Providing guidance for students and their families within our schools, as well as getting connected to outside resources through our community partnerships for overall family wellness is the top goal. Please click below to learn more. https://sites.google.com/view/agawamfamilyresourcecenter
Students in the Agawam Public School District will participate in remote learning through January 8th. We will continue to monitor data and plan to return to our hybrid model of learning (with Kindergarten and 1st grade full in person) on January 11th.
Remote Meals Pick Up: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
In the last 48 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases in our school community has increased from 9 to 20. It has been decided that ALL students in the Agawam Public School District will participate in REMOTE LEARNING beginning on January 4th. We will continue to monitor data daily and provide you with updated information on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 5th.
Hybrid model of learning as of 1/4/21. All Kindergartners and 1st graders are full in, 4 1/2 days.
This holiday season will look a bit different for most of us, as we do our best to stay healthy and safe. Changes to our normal holiday plans and children on winter break without a way to get out of the house can cause our stress to pile up. To help you and your family manage the impact, we’re sharing a few resources from our friends at Inner Explorer, our District’s Mindfulness School-Based Program, to help you stay well! ***The Inner Explorer @HOME App -This year, Inner Explorer launched an app exclusively for families based on our K-12 program used in over 5100 schools. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to practice mindfulness together at home. Visit our district portal to register for the app at: https://xp.innerexplorer.org/compass/Agawam then simply download the app and enter your 4-digit passcode to sync your account with your school. Launch the app and then select a practice and press play to experience a few moments of rest and relaxation. 5-10 minutes of mindfulness per day can greatly decrease stress and help you manage the difficulties that may arise over the holidays. ****A Gift for You: Inner Explorer would like to gift you, our student’s caretakers, a special practice to help reduce holiday stress during this hectic time of year, especially in these challenging times. Listen to the practice at https://innerexplorer.org/holiday-practice.html for a moment of much-needed self-care! Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy holiday season! 3-Minute Family Registration Video: https://youtu.be/XlVElNy20B00
Remote Meals Pick Up Reminder!
SNOW DAY! NO SCHOOL IN AGAWAM TOMORROW, DECEMBER 17TH. DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF THE INCOMING STORM, REMOTE LEARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TOMORROW. IT WILL RESUME AGAIN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.