Amesbury Public Schools Update
From the Office of the Superintendent - June 17, 2021
Hello Amesbury Public School Families!
WE MADE IT! Congratulations to your child/ren and to all of the people in your support network. For this year in particular, it is no small accomplishment to have arrived at the last day of school! I want to thank all of you for your patience and support throughout this year. It has been a learning experience for all of us. But I am proud of how we managed this incredible challenge. The last couple of months, where students were back full in-person, were absolutely wonderful! I am confident that all of us can find something positive that we can take from our respective pandemic experiences. I am looking forward to building on those positive experiences as we move forward and emerge from the COVID world.
Yesterday, I participated in a Zoom meeting with the Commissioner of Education, Jeff Riley, during which he told us that, at this time, he fully expects to have a “regular’ school year next year. That means no masks, no social distancing, and even a return to chorus and band classes being taught in the “normal” way. He did caution us that he will be working with medical professionals throughout the summer to ensure that this is still our trajectory. Commissioner Riley also shared that we will receive guidance at the end of July or beginning of August. I anticipate taking a brief hiatus from this newsletter until early August when I can provide important information about our return to school for the 2021-2022 school year.
I sincerely hope that all of us, students, staff, families and even administrators can find time to relax and take care of ourselves. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, restful, and safe summer! Looking forward to working with all of you again next year!
Peter B. Hoyt Citizenship Award Winners
Congratulations to Liliana DeMello and Bryce Bender who were recognized for their good citizenship and exemplification of SKR at CES. Way to go!
CES 4th Grade Parade
CES 4th Grade Parade
Summer Program and Summer Support
If your elementary or middle school child is not on an IEP OR does NOT have ESY on their IEP, the program described above is not for them. Instead, this summer, we are able to offer an Summer Support Program in August. Students were selected based on information in this year's MAP data. This is not a required program. The contact for this program is Lyn Jacques at (978) 388-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the high school levels, each principal has designed a range of opportunities for students. If you have a child at the high school level, please contact that school's principal if you have any questions.
School Year 2021-2022
I have included a link to the 2021-2022 School Calendar.
Fall Sports at AHS
Start Dates for all sports (times and locations will be provided by coaches):
August 20th - Football and Golf
August 23rd - Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey and Soccer
Registration takes place through Family ID. Please use this link to register your child.