Note From Principal Jones

Pronto se proporcionará una traducción al español del siguiente correo electrónico y del documento adjunto.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that during this unprecedented time in our world that everyone in your family is safe and healthy. There have been numerous communications that have come from Dr. Morris, our Superintendent, related to the Coronavirus Covid19 Pandemic. The faculty and staff at Amherst Regional High School have been working to ensure that your child receives the most up to date level of enrichment instruction. We have received guidance from DESE and we will move from enrichment to a model of remote learning. This means continuing with new learning material which will be known in ARPS as Distance Learning 2.0.

In addition, Commissioner of Education Riley has strongly recommended that all academic content in credit bearing courses be assessed as credit/no credit; no grades will be given in ARPS Distance Learning 2.0. However, grades earned in Semester 1 will be counted in this year’s students’ grade point averages. Transcripts will reflect credits earned but the designation of Credit/No Credit will not be calculated into the overall GPA. Department Heads are working with their departments to determine what is required to earn credit in each course. Special Education and ELL teachers, along with related service providers will be providing support and services to students at this time. Families will receive outreach from these staff members in the coming days.

Seniors who were not meeting graduation requirements as of March 13, 2020, will be contacted by their counselor to discuss an individual plan for graduation within the context of ARPS Distance Learning 2.0.

The accompanying document (attached) explains some of the overall delivery of instruction that will entail the implementation of Distance Learning 2.0. Our teachers will reach out to your child through several electronic mediums most notably student email and Google Classroom. We are fully aware that this approach is not the most optimal form of delivery of instruction but we will do all that we can to help your child succeed. If internet access is a barrier for your child to access distance learning, please call 413-351-7853.

Please feel free to contact your child’s teachers, counselor, or any administrator through email anytime you have questions or concerns.


Gene T. Jones, Jr., Principal

_ARHS Distance Learning 2.0 (final).pdf


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