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Annual Ski & Winter Gear Tent Sale – October 31, 9am – 2pm

Saturday at 9 AM EDT – 2 PM Hosted by Amherst History Museum 5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale, returns on October 31, 2020, from 9 am – 2 pm, under the tent at 67 Amity Street, with deals and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Nov 3 is Election Day!

Amherst: The Town of Amherst is divided into ten Precincts, now organized in to five Districts. See below table to view your Precinct and polling location as well as your corresponding District.  Hours The polling hours for all elections and … Continue reading

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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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Distance Learning Survey for Parents & Caregivers

REMINDER: THE SURVEY BELOW CLOSES AT NOON TODAY (FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23).  YOU MAY COMPLETE THE SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE FOR MULTIPLE CHILDREN. The District is surveying parents/caregivers to gather input on how they feel distance learning is progressing at this … 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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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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Amherst Hurricanes Weekly Recap

10/19/20 Volleyball home vs. Westfield 10/20/20 Field Hockey @ East Longmeadow Since last week’s update we only had two competitions, volleyball and field hockey. Although volleyball lost, the team competed, losing the last set 24 to 26. Field hockey also … 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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Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting October 27, 7-8pm

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Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors

This is a reminder that any student planning to apply to ANY school after high school (4 year college, community college, technical school, military schools, etc.), Ms. Garrity absolutely MUST have this Lime Green Release Form with a parent or … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

Missed the Early Decision/Early Action Q&A? Go to Ms. Cuffee-Gray’s virtual office for the slide show (link) and a list of ED/EA/RD admissions rates for many, many schools (link). Who can forget the lovely College Essay Guy – link for … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School) Election Day  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov 12: Last Day to Register for AP Exams (without late fee) Nov 15: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Nov 18: PreK-12 Early Release (12:00 … Continue reading

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Annual Ski & Winter Gear Tent Sale – October 31, 9am – 2pm

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Town of Amherst Seeks Public Input on Block Grant Priorities

Amherst will be making its annual application to receive federal funds administered by the state in the  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)program. These funds are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Amherst’s low and … 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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LSSE Presents: Trick or Treat My Ride

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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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IEP Virtual Workshop for Parents

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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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The Attendance Policy Update

Families should call the Absence Notification Line (413-362-1718) or email arhsoffice@arps.org to report absences, tardies, power outages, and other things that cause their child to be late, or that prevents them from attending class. Those calls and emails will excuse … Continue reading

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ARPS Update on Last Week’s Covid-Positive Test

Dear ARPS Community: Last Thursday, October 1, we notified the community that a staff member at Fort River school had tested positive for Covid.  Two subsequent tests of the staff member have returned negative results, and other employees who were … 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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Upcoming Workshops for ARHS Students

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Amherst Hurricanes Weekly Sports Recap!

Amherst Field Hockey had their first two contests against Longmeadow, the reigning western MA champions. Although both games ended with a loss it was a great experience for our team. Girls Soccer had their first competitive away game last Monday … Continue reading

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SAT at ARHS

ARHS will not be offering the SAT during the fall and winter of 2020-2021. Please note that most colleges and universities are test optional, and some are test blind (meaning if you submit scores, admissions will not review in the … Continue reading

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Attention Seniors

College Essay Support on Mondays!  3:00-3:30pm – Here’s the link to drop in – see you soon! NEW! Office Hours with Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Advisor Mondays 11:50-12:20 & Wednesday 9:00-9:30am – Here’s the link (small groups) Skills … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 12: Indigenous Peoples Day (No School) Oct 13: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Oct 22: College Planning Roundtable Oct 29: NEACAC and GoToCollegeFairs Nov 3: All Teachers Curriculum/Work Day (No School) Election Day  Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (No School)  Nov … Continue reading

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5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale – October 31, 9 am – 2 pm

Under the tent on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum (67 Amity Street – next to the Jones Library), with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a … 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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