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Virtual Coffee with the Principal- New Date

The ARHS PGO’s Virtual Coffee with the Principal has been rescheduled to Wednesday 10/28/20 at 6:30pm. Principal Talib Sadiq will update the ARHS Community on his thoughts and priorities about the year ahead as well as answer questions from the … Continue reading

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ARPS SEPAC- Basic Rights in Special Education- Understanding the IEP

Wednesday, October 28th  7pm – 9pm via Zoom Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP will be held on October 28, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. To receive the online access link, please email sepac@arps.org This free workshop for parents/guardians … Continue reading

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ARHS PGO Virtual Coffee with the Principal

Principal Talib Sadiq will host a virtual Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30PM.  He will be updating the ARHS Community on his thoughts and priorities about the year ahead as well as answer questions from the … Continue reading

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Attn Seniors: Info Galore!

Seniors considering Early Decision and/or Early Action, consider attending this brief overview of the process. This is information for seniors who are applying for an early decision or early action, and even considering it. We’ll review Common Application, teacher recommendations, … Continue reading

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2021 Yearbook Information

ALL HANDS ON DECK! It’s time to get creative! The yearbook is getting started! We need everyone to participate in this year’s yearbook. Show us what learning, clubs, events, sports, and social activities look like for you in this strange … Continue reading

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Weekly Athletics Update

Since last week’s update we only had a couple of competitions. However, our teams are continuing to improve during practices.  Field hockey went 0 and 2 against Minnechaug improving the score differential from the previous week against Longmeadow. Please continue … Continue reading

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Register Now for AP Exams

The time to register for AP Exams is here! Click here for information about how to register and submit payment for AP Exams this year.  The final deadline, without incurring a $40 late registration fee from the College Board, is Thursday, November 12.  The full … Continue reading

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Morning Announcements

If you want an even more information and updates about what’s happening at ARHS, visit the Morning Announcements website at: http://arhsmorningannouncements.blogspot.com/

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ARHS Student Voter Information Sessions – October 19-23rd

The 2020 Election is underway! With early voting beginning this weekend, deadlines for voter registration fast approaching on 10/24, and mail-in ballot requests due by 10/20, now is the time to make sure you have a plan to vote. Next week, the ARHS … Continue reading

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No Cost Ways to Support the ARHS PGO

  1. Do You Bank at Florence Bank? Do you or someone in your family bank at Florence Bank? If so, you can help support the ARPS PGO through their Customers’ Choice Community Grants program. We can win up to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 16  Early Action/ Early Decision Q & A- 11:50am Oct 19: Voter Registration Info Session 12-12:30 and 12:30 – 1PM Oct 20: Different Ways to Vote and How to do it  Info Session 12-12:30 and 12:30 – 1PM Oct … Continue reading

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AEF Virtual Trivia Bee 10/29/20

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a pandemic will stop the Trivia Bee. Join us for our 26th Annual Trivia Bee, virtual style! It will be a fun night for you to gather around the laptop and play some trivia with … Continue reading

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Multi-Arts Presents Project Earth

Come, Come!! Be part of our story: Multi-Arts invites you to our virtual presentation of “Project Earth”, a humorous and entertaining story full of imagination about what our world will be in the year 3,000. There is hope! With doable … Continue reading

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UMass Language Acquisition Lab Study- Call for Participants

What do you see when you look at this picture?  What do you think that your child could say about the mushroom groupings? Did you notice that the mushrooms on top are big and the ones on the bottom are … Continue reading

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Update on Covid Cases and Phase 1 Return to In-Person Learning

Dear ARPS Community: The Amherst Health Department has notified the District that the total active cases of Covid-19 have increased from 35 to 51 since we notified you yesterday that the Phase 1 return to in-person learning would be delayed.  … Continue reading

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ARHS After School Club Fair

ARHS after school opportunities for students will be virtual this year.  Attached is the  links to our after school activities fair.  It will take place on Wednesday October 7, from 12:20-12:50 PM https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RKYbKlz9YMAk-fXODQjw5_Sc1y4eIKG6_6QriYNKggM/edit?usp=sharing

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Letter from Dr Morris

Dear ARPS Community: We are writing to inform you that a staff member in the Fort River School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Our first responsibility is to keep our students and staff safe, so we have been planning … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine Required for all Massachusetts School Students

State public health officials announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important … Continue reading

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College Admissions Rep Virtual Visits

Class of 2021 and 2022 “Half the Game is Showing Up!” List colleges you are even remotely interested in in Naviance, and attend admissions rep visits. It makes a difference as they get to know you, and you demonstrate your … Continue reading

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ATTN: Seniors “Life After ARHS Meetings”

You are be able to schedule your fall “Life After ARHS” meetings. Schedule your “Life After ARHS” Meetings with me! These are 45 minute meetings. A portion of the meeting will be “student led,” meaning I’ll provide you with 3-4 … Continue reading

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Phase 1 School Reopening Delayed

September 30, 2020  Dear ARPS Community,   The district has been eagerly planning for in-person schooling to start tomorrow for many  months. However, I was informed this morning by the Amherst Health Department that a total of 14  new cases of … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School) Election Day  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break Dec 16: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 secondary/1:20 elementary)  Dec 21-Jan 1 : … Continue reading

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Town of Amherst COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program

The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund announce the availability of Round Two for short-term emergency rental assistance available for Amherst renters experiencing a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19. Rental assistance is … Continue reading

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Jones Library Teen German Comic Buchclub

Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Know some German and want a fun space to practice? Join our German Comic Buchclub! A collaboration with the UMass German Department, this weekly meeting is a fun way … Continue reading

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Welcome from the ARHS PGO

The Amherst Regional High School Parent/Guardian Organization (ARHS PGO) welcomes you to the 2020-2021 Academic Year. We are a volunteer group of parents and guardians, and invite you to join us! The mission of the ARHS PGO is to: promote … Continue reading

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ARHS Theater Company Meeting

The ARHS Theater Company’s Fall Season is Here!  Pandemic or no, there are still ways to safely make theater at ARHS, and we are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students alike into our three-show season this fall.  Interested … Continue reading

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Chromebook & School Materials Pick ups

All students who still need to pick up their ChromeBook, Textbook, or other school materials for their 1st Semester or 1st Quarter classes, someone will be at the school for you to do that between 3:00pm-5:00pm, Monday (9/21) – Friday … Continue reading

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Fall Sports Tryout Information

Tryout dates and times:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q00Zi8SCQFtQv6Ir6qFZAQEMwRrSo-6G4sN13TsMmKM/edit?usp=sharing This schedule can change! Please register to receive updates from the coaches. Remember to wear a mask!  SPORT TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES MS= Middle School otherwise all practices are at the high school PRACTICE DAYS & TIMESMS= … Continue reading

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Need help with your student’s Chromebook?

If you have any issues with your ChromeBook, please go to the Student Help Desk: https://forms.gle/3PEQmDn7i2e7febf8 and fill out the form. 

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Are you a new ARHS Family? Do you shop at Stop & Shop?

If so, every time you shop at any Stop & Shop using your rewards card or phone # you will earn A+ Points. These become cash for our school —  at no cost to you! There are two easy ways to participate:* … Continue reading

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Food delivery schedules

ARPS is continuing to provide breakfast and lunch for pick up at various locations throught town. All meals are free for anyone 18 and younger through 12/31/2020. Deliveries will be made 9/16-9/30 on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays and continue to … Continue reading

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SEPAC Meet and Greet 9/24

September 24th, 7:00 – 8:00pm For families in the district with students on an IEP or 504 The event is hosted by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) and is open to all in the community.  Dr. Faye Brady, … Continue reading

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ARPS Distance Learning Agreement

As part of the distance learning model, ARPS will offer educational opportunities via a virtual platform such as Google Hangouts/Meets.  Many of these platforms have the capability to capture video and sound within range of your child’s computer camera and/or … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 18- Fall Sports Start Date Sept 24- SEPAC Meet and Greet- 7PM Sept 28- Yom Kippur- Early Release Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School)  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No … Continue reading

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LSSE Real World Math

We are offering a Real World Math Class for middle school and high school age students. Class Description: Basics of everyday real world math.. Learn the basics of starting and running a profitable business with fun real world class exercises … Continue reading

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Local Library Curbside Pickup

Jones Library System The Jones Library is offering contactless outdoor pickup of library materials 6 days a week while our buildings remain closed. To borrow library materials, first place holds through the online catalog by visiting Joneslibrary.org and logging into … Continue reading

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ARHS Opening of School Information and Protocols

General Information for Back to School at ARHS 20-21 Hello ARHS community. We want to provide you with more information about the week leading up to the opening of school. We know there is not consensus in our community about … Continue reading

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Fall Sports Registartion is now Open

Fall sports registration is now open! Please click on links below to register. Please note, some sports and or levels (JV and middle school) competition is limited, if no competition is available practices and inter-school competition will occur. It’s also important to … Continue reading

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Caregiver Technology Training This Friday Morning

Dear Caregivers, Welcome Back!  We wanted to give you some information about the technology platforms the Amherst Regional School district will be using this year and upcoming trainings on them.  We will be using Google Meet as our communication platform … Continue reading

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Call For School Book To Be Returned

Dear students and families! We are reaching out to help facilitate a REALLY STRONG collection of: English books, library books, textbooks, art supplies and other borrowed school supplies to kick off the school year.  When school closed on March 13, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 14- Seniors: Diversity on College Campuses Workshop-  12:00 – 1:00pm Sept 14- Seniors- Common Application Workshop  3:30 – 5:00pm  Sept 16- First day of distance learning for students in grades 1-12 (half-day) Sept 18- Fall Sports Start Date Sept … Continue reading

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Summit View Learning Math Instruction Grants

Thanks to a kind donation, Summit View Learning is able to offer free high quality math instruction to 5-10 motivated ARPS students whose families qualify for free/reduced lunch. Sessions are 1 hour long, take place virtually, and will be scheduled … Continue reading

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Welcome Letter from Principal Sadiq

Hello Amherst Regional High School families! For those of you who do not already know, my name is Talib Sadiq and I am the Interim Principal at ARHS this year. I am honored and excited to be in this position. … Continue reading

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Fall Sports Update

At the Regional School Committee Meeting on 9/2/20, ARPS Athletic Director Victoria Stewart make the following presentation outlining the Reintegration of Athletics into school: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QV5AhKv25180Az2eJEGpDpRuisYOJsl4c61K5HfFYUM/edit?usp=sharing Massachusetts is requiring a vote of the School Committee to authorize Fall Sports in instances … Continue reading

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Welcome Letter from SEPAC

Note: A SEPAC is a Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Every public school district in Massachusetts is required to establish a SEPAC. Massachusetts state law assigns both an advisory and participatory function to SEPACs. SEPAC is open to all parents … Continue reading

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John Bechtold Receives Reba R. Robertson Award

The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America recently named ARHS Performing Arts Director John Bechtold the 2020 Robertson Award Recipient. The Reba R. Robertson Award for an Outstanding American High School Drama Teacher is presented in memory of Reba R. Robertson, who … Continue reading

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Seniors -college planning workshops coming up!

BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS!!!  Senior College Planning Workshops With You Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor A number of college planning workshops to get you going before the school year picks up. Use the link to register (note that some of … Continue reading

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ARPS Distance Learning Training and Resources

ARPS recently shared an informative website developed for parents/guardians by the District’s  Distance Learning Support Specialists.  You will find lots of resources, including information about the distance learning platforms we will be using:  Seesaw (grades K-2), Google Classroom (grades 3-12) … Continue reading

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Letter from Student Services Director

Please click on the link below for a letter from Dr. Faye Brady, Director of Student Services 8.31.20 SE Letter to families .pdf

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept 14- Seniors: Diversity on College Campuses Workshop-  12:00 – 1:00pm Sept 14- Seniors- Common Application Workshop  3:30 – 5:00pm  Sept 16- First day of distance learning for students in grades 1-12 (half-day) Sept 18- Fall Sports Start Date Sept … Continue reading

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