WELCOME!

The Doering School staff and administration welcomes you and your families to the Roberta G. Doering Middle School.  This is a big transition year for both parents and children.  There are a lot of new experiences in store for your children.  In an effort to help you all make a smooth transition to middle school, we have put together the following information:

General Information

  • Student Start Time:   8:20AM/  End Time:  2:50PM

  • Contacting Teachers and Staff – In addition to calling the school directly (413-789-1400), Agawam Public Schools provides the email naming conventions for all staff rather than direct email links.    Teacher websites can be accessed through your child's or your Edline account.   All Agawam Public Schools Staff - (First Initial & Last Name)@agawamed.org.  Example:  jdoe@agawamed.org

  • Construction – Doering School will be undergoing construction associated with the drainage project.  Although more updates will be forthcoming, the student drop off and pick up routine will be revised as needed.  More information will be posted to the NEWS section as it becomes available.  

  • Student Drop Off Procedure - To ensure the safety of students, in conjunction with the police department, 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 Procedure - 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.  Students will exit the rear of the school on the Town Hall side when they will walk to cars for dismissal.  Walkers will be dismissed after buses are called.  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. 

  • Bus Information - The 2018-2019 bus routes are available on the school’s web site under News as well as the Back to School Edition of the Agawam Advertiser.

  • Late Bus Information – Typically, the late bus begins about two weeks after school starts.  Students who stay after the regular school hours for activities are dismissed at 3:40PM.  There are 2 late buses, one that goes to AGAWAM and one that goes to FEEDING HILLS.  When the students get on the late bus, they need to inform the bus driver of their home address.  The bus driver will do their very best to drop off the students closest to their home or existing bus stop. We will notify you of the date late buses begin.

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