ARHS Dress Code

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Today I received several inquiries about our dress code.  For clarification purposes,
below is the district policy for 2018-2019. 
The language in our current handbook, completed last summer, was not updated to reflect these Guidelines and that has caused some confusion.  However, the Dress Code Guidelines below are currently in place.  All staff have been informed of the revised language that has been adopted.
We will provide opportunities for additional input for 2019-2020.
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  • Dress Code Guideline ARPS 2018-2019* These dress code guidelines encourage individuals to dress, groom, and conduct themselves so that they can participate in, benefit from and access the educational environment. These guidelines respect the rights of all and are based on Massachusetts General Laws Section 83 Dress and Appearance of Students Protected, which establishes reasonable standards regarding health, safety, and cleanliness . ● Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools state that individuals should wear clothing that allows them to participate safely in all school activities including specialized learning spaces, such as the swimming pool, gymnasium, shops, etc. Individuals should wear shoes or sandals held securely on the feet for protection when on school grounds, aboard school buses and at school events.

 

  • Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools state that individuals have the right to freedom of expression through their clothing provided that such right does not cause any disruption or disorder within the school (MASection 82) or infringe on the rights of others. Disruption, disorder and infringement of rights can include clothing that contains: words, symbols, suggestions or portrayals violence, defamation, illegal acts, illegal substance and/or unacceptable products (such as tobacco, alcohol, or drugs). *The Building Principal will make final decisions about the implementation of the dress code.
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Important MCAS Testing Information for all Families of ARHS Students

The MCAS ELA tests will be given to all 10th grade students at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, at the high school.

Students not participating in MCAS testing will have late arrival on all MCAS testing days, and should report to school as follows:

Tuesday, March 26 – 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 28 – 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 27, is an early release day for the high school and middle school.  Students will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.

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INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE PRUEBAS DEL MCAS PARA TODAS LAS FAMILIAS DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DEL ARHS:

Se darán los exámenes del MCAS de Inglés / Artes del Lenguaje para todos los estudiantes del grado 10 a las 7:45 am Martes 26 de marzo y jueves 28 de marzo en la escuela superior.

Los estudiantes que no participan en las pruebas de MCAS debe planear llegar a la escuela en los siguientes horarios en días de pruebadías de MCAS

Martes, 26 de marzo- 10:45 a.m.

Jueves, 28 de marzo – 10:45 a.m.

El miércoles, 27 de marzo, es un día de salida temprana para la escuela superior y la escuela intermedia. Los estudiantes saldrán al medio dia.

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Important Next Generation MCAS Testing Information for Families of ARHS 10TH Grade Students

On Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, all ARHS 10th Graders will take the MCAS Next Generation English Language Arts tests.  The tests will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. on both days. Students not participating in MCAS will have late arrival on those days.

This year, for the first time, the high school will be participating in the Next Generation MCAS on-line testing.  This testing app is only accessible on school owned chromebooks. Each student is responsible to bring a fully charged, school-provided chromebook and charger with them on both days of testing.   Any students who have not been assigned a chromebook (because they chose to use their personal computers) will be responsible to check-out a school device from the Writing Center (room 141) no later than the end of the school day on Friday, March 22.

A test room list will be posted on the bulletin board in the front lobby by this Friday.  Students should check this list to find out in which classroom they will be testing. It is very important that students arrive on time on testing days and report directly to their assigned room.  There will be no access to lockers during testing time, but students may bring school work or books in a subject area other than English to work on after they have completed and handed in their testing materials.  Remember: be sure your student gets a good night’s rest, and eats a healthy breakfast each morning!  We appreciate parent/guardian support of our students during this testing period.

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Según lo exige la Ley de Reforma Educativa, comenzando con la clase del 2010, los estudiantes deben aprobar los exámenes del grado 10 del Sistema de Evaluación Integral de Massachusetts (MCAS) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés (ELA), Matemáticas y Ciencia y Tecnología / Ingeniería (STE) como uno condición de elegibilidad para un diploma de Escuela Superior (además de cumplir con los requisitos locales).

Este año, por primera vez, la escuela secundaria participará en las pruebas en línea de MCAS de próxima generación. A esta aplicación de prueba solo se puede acceder en los libros de libros electrónicos propiedad del colegio. Cada estudiante es responsable de llevar un cargador de libros y cargador provisto por la escuela y completamente cargado, en ambos días de exámenes. Cualquier estudiante a quien no se le haya asignado un chromebook (porque eligieron usar sus computadoras personales) será responsable de retirar el dispositivo de la escuela del Centro de Escritura (sala 141) a más tardar al final de la jornada escolar el viernes, marzo 22.

Este viernes se publicará una lista de salas de prueba en el tablero de anuncios en el vestíbulo. Los estudiantes deben revisar esta lista para averiguar en qué clase de clase estarán examinando. Es muy importante que los estudiantes lleguen a tiempo los días de exámenes e informen directamente a su habitación asignada. No habrá acceso a los casilleros durante el tiempo de prueba, pero los estudiantes pueden traer trabajos escolares o libros en un área temática distinta del inglés para trabajar después de que hayan completado y entregado sus materiales de prueba. Recuerde: ¡asegúrese de que su estudiante descanse bien y coma un desayuno saludable cada mañana! Apreciamos el apoyo de los padres / tutores de nuestros estudiantes durante este período de prueba.

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Daily Schedules for ELA MCAS Testing Days

Tuesday, March 26 – Day 2

MCAS testing (10th graders) 3 hours

7:45 – 10:45

B  Period Lunch

10:50 First  Science, Art, Directed Study, Academic Skills, AAC, Computer and Technology Education

11:20 Second   English, Math, English Language Learning

11:50 Third   Physical, Health, Family & Consumer Education, Performing Arts, Social Studies, World Languages

B  60 min class, 30 min lunch

10:50 – 12:20

C  55 min

12:25 – 1:20

E 55 min

1:25 – 2:20

 

Wednesday, March 27 – Day 3 (ACDEFG)

Early Release Day (no MCAS testing)    B period drops, F period is lunch

Thursday, March 28 – Day 4

MCAS testing (10th graders) 3 hours

7:45 – 10:45

D Period Lunch (follow usual schedule for D lunch)

10:50 First

11:20 Second

11:50 Third

D  60 min class, 30 min lunch

10:50 – 12:20

F  55 min

12:25 – 1:20

G 55 min

1:25 – 2:20

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ARHS Parking Notice

parking-13All Vehicles parked on school grounds should have a current parking permit or risk being towed. We will be checking for parking permits starting the week of March 25th. It will cost approximately $125 to retrieve a towed vehicle.

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Important Yearbook Announcements:

yearbookReminder to PRE-ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK at arps.picaboo.com as soon as possible! Yearbooks are $45, and the deadline to order is April 19th!

Additionally, we have 24 slots for parent ads in the yearbook! Congratulate your student on another completed year or give props to a grad! $45 per slot, each ad covers the cost of a yearbook for a senior on free/reduced lunch! Submit your ad via this link and bring cash or a check to Crystal Garrity in Guidance to reserve your spot!  https://goo.gl/forms/mJENcQ1E6wwazBVr1

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Sene-Gambian Scholars Take-out Fundraiser

Three cohorts of ARHS students have traveled to West Africa as cultural ambassadors and scholars. A fourth cohort is getting ready. Please help them by ordering savory TAKE-OUT MEALS from the ARHS SENE-GAMBIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM.

Hot meals (in microwavable containers) will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, March 26, at Amherst Regional High School. Pick-up will be at the side entrance, by the athletic fields, 3-5 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Sene-Gambian Scholars Program scholarship fund, which supports students whose families cannot afford the full cost of participation in the exchange program. Please order online at tinyurl.com/WestAfricanMeals by Saturday, March 23. Questions? E-mail pennimanb@arps.org.

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