Welcome to the academic year 2016-2017, and the return of the ARHS PGO Parent News! Our newsletter will arrive in your inbox every Friday morning, packed with valuable information about events, deadlines, schedules, community events, sports news, opportunities etc…
If this is your first issue, we welcome you and hope you find the newsletter helpful. If you are the parent of a recent graduate and would like to unsubscribe, there is a link at the bottom of this email. On the other hand, if you know someone new to the community who probably isn’t on our email list, just click FORWARD at the bottom of the newsletter and send them the goodness that is The ARHS Parent News! Or just have them click here to subscribe.
Contact us anytime using the link in the right hand column if you have something you would like to submit or a question to ask. We encourage your input. Our best to everyone navigating the transition back to school, see you online!
Becky, Jennifer and Mare
Are you an ARHS parent or guardian who loves community and our high school? There’s an opportunity to be more connected to ARHS, meet and work with members of our community, and help out.
The ARHS PGO is looking for volunteers for this year! PGO members host informational coffees, run a teacher grant program, publish this newsletter, maintain a PGO website, organize the annual staff appreciation luncheon, attend district-wide PGO meetings, and more. There are many ways to help, including options to fit every schedule and any amount of time you have to give! If you are interested in becoming a PGO volunteer please email email@example.com and let us know the best way to reach you. Thanks!
The Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) First Day Celebration is just around the corner! The event will be held on the Amherst Town Common on Tuesday, August 30 (rain location ARHS Cafeteria) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact:
Carol Ross, Amherst Together
Parents and Community members have been raising money for the ARHS PGO Grants Program by registering their Stop & Shop Cards for the A+ Rewards Program. Funds raised are used to support exciting projects proposed by our students and teachers
. If you have not done so, please take a moment to register your card. Note
that You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.
The process of signing up is quick and simple:
- Click here (or visit https://stopandshop.com/aplus/register-card/)
- Enter the first three letters of your last name and your 13-digit Stop & Shop card number, and click the “Look Up” button.
- On the next page where it says “school 1,” enter “05167” (ARHS’s ID), then click “Register.”
- And finally, on the next page, click “confirm my registration.”
Once your card is registered, purchases made from all Stop & Shop stores will benefit ARHS, including purchases from stores in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island! So please encourage your family members and friends, near and far, to support our school by registering their cards!
The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 31st. As in years past, the first day of school is a late start for returning students. Start times are:
9th grade students will report directly to their advisories at 7:45 am.
New students (grades 10 – 12) will report to the library at 7:45 am.
Returning 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will arrive to school by 10:00 am (buses will make a 2nd morning run) and report directly to their advisories.
Wondering what time your child should be at the Bus Stop? Below are links to the 2016-2017 Bus Routes for the Middle and High Schools:
Morning ARMS/ ARHS Routes
Afternoon ARMS/ARHS Routes
Please note that on the first day of school (Wednesday, August 31st), the second round of morning buses will be 2 hours and 10 minutes later than normally scheduled – school begins at 10 am for returning students.
Aug 30th: ARPS First Day Celebration
Aug 31st: First Day of School, 1st-12th grade
Sept 5th: Labor Day Holiday – no school
Sept 13th: Picture Day
Sept 15th: Emergency Procedures drills
Sept 21st: Early Release Day, 1:20 pm dismissal
Sept 22nd: ARHS PGO presents An Evening with Dr. Ruth Potee
Sept 24th: Homecoming
Oct 6th: ARHS Open House
Oct 10th: No school
Oct 19th: Early Release Day, 1:20 pm dismissal
Oct 20th: ARHS PGO Community Conversation with Principal Jackson
Nov. 17th: ARHS PGO Coffee with ARHS College Counselor Myra Ross