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:
3/11/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community
3/12/2020 Letter to the Agawam Community
3/13/2020 High School is closed Today - Letter to the Agawam Community
3/15/2020 Massachusetts Closes All Schools Until April 6th - Read the announcement
- UPDATE: Schools Closed until May 4th. Please See Governor Baker's Announcement Below
3/17/2020 APS Distance Learning Plan - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 APS COVID-19 FAQs updated 3/25/2020 - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 Connect Ed Message - Read the Announcement
3/18/2020 Information on the Student/Parent Tech Pick-up - Read the Announcement
3/24/2020 Superintendent on working with DESE - Read the Announcement
3/25/2020 Message from the Director of Special Education - Read the Announcement
3/25/2020 Governor Baker Closes Schools until May 4th – Read more details and watch the press conference here
3/30/2020 Commissioner's Update Message during COVID-19 and Resource Guide - Read the Announcement
3/30/2020 Superintendent's Message - Read the Announcement
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.
We currently have a limited supply of devices still available for students to use at home. At this time, we only have enough for one device per household. Please contact the main office of your child's school or email Mrs. Federico at email@example.com. Principals will arrange device pick ups by appointment until our inventory is exhausted.
Communication from Doering Principal Federico
3/20/2020 Information about Family Outreach.
3/24/2020 Communication about Device Availability.
Agawam Search for Superintendent
Search for Agawam Public Schools Superintendent has been Suspended for the Time Being
Corona Virus Announcement
Best practices on how to keep yourself healthy and safe during the current outbreak scare.
Corona Virus Best Practices Announcement - English
Ordering deadline is March 31, 2020.
The students at the Roberta G. Doering School have been extremely fortunate to have a kind, caring, dedicated Student Support Service Staff over the past several years.
The Student Support Service Staff have provided the backbone to a staff that has worked diligently to establish an outstanding school culture. Our motto of Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible has been embraced by students, staff, parents and administration.
Counselors have adopted the Massachusetts Model for School Counseling Programs which helps prepare students to work toward the goals of being college and career ready when they graduate from High School.
Roberta G. Doering School
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP AT ROBERTA G DOERING SCHOOL
To ensure the safety of students, in conjunction with the police department, the town engineering department, school department and bus company, the Roberta G. Doering School has instituted a comprehensive student drop off and pick up plan. Starting on the first day of school, all buses will access school grounds through the Town Hall parking lot and stage in the drive on the Town Hall side of the school in the morning and afternoon. The front parking lot will be closed off to all traffic for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Student drop off will take place by driving down the left hand side drive off Main Street, around the back of the school, then down the Town Hall side drive to the front door where students will exit cars and enter the building. There will be a brief wait on the rear parking lot at 8:19 when buses will enter the Town Hall side drive alongside the school, in 2 phases, to let students off. After buses leave the grounds, student drop off will continue at the Town Hall side front door. Student pick up will occur in the rear of the building on the parking lot. Parents will be able to enter the left hand side drive beginning at 2:30 p.m. and stage in lines designated by cones on the rear paved lot. After buses are loaded and leave the school grounds, students will exit the rear of the school on the Town Hall side when they will walk to cars for dismissal. Walkers will also be dismissed after buses leave. Please note that auto traffic should not enter or leave through Town Hall nor should they park at Towne Insurance Agency at the corner of Reed Street. There will be ongoing bridge construction in this area beginning after the Big E. Your cooperation in instituting this plan will be appreciated as we work to ensure the safety of students, staff and parents.
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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
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
Ends: 04/14/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Ends: 04/16/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Ends: 04/28/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Roberta G. Doering School
68 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT STEVEN LEMANSKI REGARDING DISTRICT-WIDE REUNIFICATION.
Doering School Band Web Site