AMS Weekly News

August 5, 2022

Principal's Note

Dear AMS Families,

Welcome to the first edition of the AMS Weekly News for the 2022-2023 school year. You will receive an email with a link to our newsletter on Friday each week. This is a great place to find information highlighting upcoming events at Amherst Middle School. In the coming months, we will be reaching out to find out more information about your communication preferences in an effort to develop and strengthen home-school connections.

If you read my letter earlier this week, you know how hard everyone here is working to prepare for our students to arrive on August 30th. Below, you will find information about the new school year. We will be adding to this information over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I would like to invite families to join myself, Mr. Schuttinger, and Mrs. Scionti next Friday for Principals & Popsicles. This is a great opportunity for all AMS students and their families to stop by and meet us before the new school year begins. I hope to see you there!

Be well,


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August 12 (Fri): Principals and Popsicles, AMS Front Lawn, 3:00-4:00PM

August 29 (Mon): Fall sports begin

August 30 (Tues): First Day of School

September 1 (Thurs): Picture Day

September 2 (Fri): NO School Labor Day Weekend

September 5 (Mon): NO School, Labor Day Weekend

September 6 (Tues): 5th & 6th Grade Open House 6:00PM

September 7 (Wed): 7th & 8th Grade Open House 6:00PM

September 12-14 (Mon-Wed): Rescheduled (6th) Ecology School Trip (select 7th graders)

September 13 (Tues) LATE Start, School begins at 10:30am

September 19-23: 8th Grade Team at The Ecology School

September 26-30: 8th Grade Team at The Ecology School

Link to District Calendar for 22-23 School Year

First Day of School

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 30th. It will be a full school day, with the school starting at 8:30am and dismissal at 3:24pm.

School Supply Lists

You can check our website for school supply lists, organized by grade and/or course. Students should bring supplies with them on the first day of school.

Fall Sports Information

See our website for more information about fall sports. You will find coach contact information, practice schedules, and important paperwork needed to participate. GO EAGLES!

Annual Registration

You will be receiving information from the SAU regarding our annual registration process through the Power School Parent Portal. Please complete this process as soon as you are able so that we have the most recent updated information about your student.

Class Placement

August is always an exciting time of year, when students learn who their teachers will be for the upcoming school year. While we do not publish class lists, this information will be available to individuals in the Power School Parent Portal on August 17th.

Amherst PTA Newsletter

Here is our summer PTA Newsletter.

School Nutrition Services

Breakfast and Lunch Fees

Lunch and breakfast are no longer free of charge to all students. We offer a daily menu selection as well as A La Carte items such as ice cream, soft pretzels, chips, etc.

Amherst Middle School Meal Prices 2022-2023

Breakfast: $1.50

Lunch: $3.10

SAU #39 School District’s Food Service Department offers a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. We are asking all parents whose students will be purchasing lunch at school to open an online MySchoolBucks account. This secure online prepayment service allows parents to deposit money into their child’s school meal account at any time. You can set up an account on your computer or phone here (

With this account:

  • You can pay via debit, credit or echeck.

  • Your student will be able to make a purchase immediately after funds are added.

  • You can receive low balance emails.

  • You will have the ability to print a copy of your child’s eating history report.

  • Balances from last year are carried over from school to school.

For questions, email

Free & Reduced Meals

Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. If you believe your student qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch we ask that you complete the appropriate paperwork so that we can access federal funds for other school services based on that data. This information affects our funding for federal grants, including our Title 1 summer programs and Special Education.

2022/23 Free & Reduced Meals Application

(Print or Download Fillable Form and email to Krystal Gendreau -

2022/23 Free & Reduced Meals Application Instructions

Dietary Restriction Form

If your student has dietary restrictions and requires school meal modifications, please print this form and have your physician complete it prior to submitting it to AMS.