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Superintendent’s update from Sept. 10

I want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our incredible clerical staff across the district for the amazing work they do everyday, but particularly over these past months of the pandemic.  It was the clerical staff who kept … Continue reading

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School pictures

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 28th. The forms will be distributed during Advisory on September 23rd. You can prepay for pictures at http://www.grynnternet.com. Enter code 3A7W5P4 and click login. If you pay online there is no need to submit anything … Continue reading

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Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application

All students are encouraged to fill out a Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application. While lunch is free of cost to all students this year, this application provides access to other benefits such as Test Waivers, Sport Fee Waivers, etc. The … Continue reading

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For Seniors: Week of Sept 20 college planning events

Week of September 20th Tuesday 1st Lunch – Lunching Life After ARHS – Essay Wednesday 2nd Lunch – Lunching on Life After ARHS – Building Your List Thursday 3rd Lunch – Lunching on Life After ARHS – Common Application Brainstorming … Continue reading

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Donate used clothing/textiles and raise money for the PGO

Doing some fall cleaning? Your used clothing and linens can be recycled AND generate some money for the PGO. Bay State Textiles collects used clothing and other textiles through drop boxes outside our schools. They accept items in good condition as … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Sept 18: Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters FundraiserSept 21: Amherst School Committee MeetingSept 23: Regional School Committee MeetingSept 25: West African takeout food fundraiser for ARHS SGSOct 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)Oct 16: PSAT for 10th and 11th graders

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Free Wifi Hotspots available from your local library

Both the Munson and the North Amherst Libraries have free hotspots for families that can be checked out for a month at a time and are good for up to 10 devices. The hotspots provide free, unlimited internet access; there … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s Update from Sept. 3

It has been a wonderful start to the new school year!  I have been able to visit every school–many on the first day students returned–and have seen so much excitement and energy.  On Thursday we finally had all students back … Continue reading

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AEF-supported STEM Virtual Tutoring Center

Later this month we will be launching our first ever STEM virtual tutoring center.  Right now we need help recruiting volunteers as well as identifying students who would like to take advantage of evening tutoring sessions in math, science, computer … Continue reading

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Support Group for Parents/Guardians/Caregivers of 9th + 10th graders

Raising Teens in Times of Change September 21st through October 26thTuesday mornings 8:30-9:30amVirtual group, meeting on Zoom Raising a teenager is hard! Raising Teens in Times of Change is a 6-week support group for Caregivers and Parents of ARHS 9th … Continue reading

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Reminders from Morning Announcements

Free breakfast is available to ALL students each day from 8:45-9:00 am If your student still needs a Chromebook, they should email Ms. Rodriguez at rodriguezl@arps.org or stop by the main office to be added to the list of students still in need of a … Continue reading

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PSAT Information for 10th and 11th graders

PSAT’s will be offered at ARHS on Saturday, October 16th. Pre-registration starts on Wednesday, September 8th during lunch. The cost is $20, and there will be a box set up in the cafeteria to drop off the payment. The PSAT Sign-up Form  was … Continue reading

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College and Career Advising Reminders for Seniors

From Ms. Cuffee-Gray: Office Hours: Outside the Cafeteria on SHINE DAYS – Just Outside the Cafeteria on RAIN DAYS. Come join me or I’ll be sitting all by my lonesome. Sign Up or Walk Up AND TALK! – Here’s the LINKTuesdays 1st … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Sene-Gambian Scholars Program

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Amherst Hurricanes Booster Fundraiser

On Sept. 18 the Hurricanes Boosters are hosting a golf tournament, cocktail party and raffle to socialize and support our student athletes.  Whether you are a golfer or just want to come enjoy some the social party, there’s something for … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar

Sept 16: Early releaseSept 18: Amherst Hurricanes Athletics Boosters FundraiserSept 23: Regional School Committee MeetingSept 25: West African takeout food fundraiser for ARHS SGSOct 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)Oct 16: PSAT for 10th and 11th graders

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Amherst Community Theater

Amherst Community Theater (formerly ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences to fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January. This year, we’ll be presenting Disney’s The Little … Continue reading

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Message from Principal Sadiq

Hello everybody, The first week of school is off to a good start. The energy in the building is great, and day by day things are running more smoothly. The bus pick-ups and drop-offs have been getting better, students have … Continue reading

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Superintendent’s ARPS Update 8/27

Note that these updates normally come out Friday afternoon, so the newsletter will carry the previous week’s update It’s finally here–Monday we will welcome all students in grades one through 12 back to school for in-person learning for the first … Continue reading

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Post-ARHS Planning for Seniors

From an email sent by Miss Garrity on 9/2, a few important reminders: In Advisory on Friday 9/3, you will receive our famous Lime Green Form! This form is absolutely required for us to send your transcripts ANYWHERE this year. … Continue reading

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Sept. 8 School Committee Meeting

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee will meet virtually at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be livestreamed on Amherst Media (Channel 15). The agenda can be found here.

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Fundraiser for ARHS Sene-Gambian Scholars: West African takeout food!

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Sept 3: SEPAC meetingSept 3: Last day to submit course change requests to your guidance counselorSept 6: No school, Labor DaySept 8: Regional School Committee MeetingSept 16: Early releaseSept 25: West African takeout food fundraiser for ARHS SGS

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Free concert on the Jones Library Lawn

As we resume fall activities and welcome back students to  our community, join us for a free outdoor concert on the front lawn of the Jones Library on Thursday, September 9th at 5:30 pm. This event features Gaia Roots, who bring … Continue reading

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Welcome to new ARHS families

While this is the second newsletter of Fall 2021, we know that many families of students new to the school were just added to our email list. Welcome to all of you! For a brief introduction to the PGO newsletter, … Continue reading

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First Day Information from Principal Sadiq

Hello everyone, The big day is almost here! We are so excited to welcome all of your children back to school. I wanted to share our schedule for the 1st day with you so you can have a sense of … Continue reading

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School bus information

School bus stops and times, along with the bus conduct guidelines, for all of our schools are now available on the district website.  Many of the routes and times have changed over the past few years, so please check the lists … Continue reading

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Does your student need to make a schedule change?

Counselors will be taking course change requests until September 3rd. Students can fill out the form connected to their counselor to request a change. PLEASE NOTE: Many electives are full at this time. We ask that students be flexible in exploring … Continue reading

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SEPAC meeting (attend virtually) Sept. 3

The Amherst Regional Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets on Friday, Sept. 3 from 9-9:45 am. Interested families can join the virtual meeting via Google meet. Click here for the agenda and information on accessing the meeting.

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For seniors: information on post-ARHS planning

Since the August Futurist workshops had to be postponed, Ms. Cuffee-Gray provided the links below from recordings of the June Workshops; you might also find useful resources at – The College Essay Guy.  You can use her virtual office for resources, and scheduling … Continue reading

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Hurricane Boosters fundraiser

The Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters are a 501(c)(3) organization that supports all the ARPS Athletic programs governed by the athletic department (varsity, JV, Freshman, Club teams, and middle school teams).  Our purpose is to provide equitable support to all teams … Continue reading

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Aug 30: First Day of School; Half Day Sept 3: SEPAC meeting

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Free community COVID testing and vaccinations at UMass

UMass will continue this fall to offer free COVID tests for asymptomatic Individuals ages 4 and up. If your family used this service previously, please note that the format has changed a bit. You now pick up a testing kit … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2021-22 PGO Newsletter!

Welcome to the academic year 2021-2022, 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… Our … Continue reading

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School opening info from Principal Sadiq

Hello, I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the summer. The first day of school for students, Monday, August 30th, is rapidly approaching. As that day gets closer, my excitement about the new school year and everyone … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year from Superintendent Morris

Dear ARPS Families: I hope the summer has been enjoyable and restorative for all of you since there were more opportunities for travel and gathering with family and friends over the past few weeks. This has been a particularly well-earned … Continue reading

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2021-22 School Year Health and Safety Guidelines from Superintendent Morris

Dear ARPS Community: We are excited to welcome back ALL of our students and staff for full-time, in-person learning in a few weeks! This will be our first in-person year with the new school start times approved by the School … Continue reading

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Chromebook/schedule pickup and tours for new students

First, a reminder that the school needs your help figuring out who still has a school issued Chromebook and who will need one when school reopens. If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to fill out this … Continue reading

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Fall sports registration deadline is TODAY (Friday, 8/20)

Go to this link to access registration. Game SchedulePractice ScheduleAthletic Webpage

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Backpack Project: Last day is TODAY, 8/20

The Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, Amherst Public Schools, and Pelham Public School are pleased to announce the annual Backpack Project event for the 2021-2022 school year.  The second and final day of this year’s event will be held outside the side … Continue reading

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Congratulations to spring athletes

Some postseason sports news came in after our final spring newsletter. Congratulations to Boys’ Tennis on winning the Western Mass Championship! Congratulations also to the Track and Field athletes who competed at the All-State meet: Bevin Montgomery-Behrt, Savior Robinson, Maddie … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars

Aug. 20: Fall Sports Registration Deadline Aug 20: Football & Golf Begin Aug 23: Remaining Fall Sports Begin Aug 24: Fall Sports Payment Deadline Aug 24 · Futurist Series – College Essay 3–4:30pm Aug 25 ·Futurist Series – Financial Aid/ … Continue reading

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Kendrick Park Playground Ribbon Cutting

Join us for the ribbon cutting on your brand new Kendrick Park Playground! All are welcome. Remarks will be made by Amherst Town Council President Lynn Griesemer and Town Manager Paul Bockelman. Date and Time: Tuesday, August 24th at 10:30 AM … Continue reading

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