Amesbury Public Schools Update
From the Office of the Superintendent - November 5, 2021
Dear Amesbury Public School Families,
I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying the brisk, fall weather. At our middle and high schools, we are approaching the end of the first quarter! Truly difficult to imagine. Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner.
At the end of last week, I celebrated the one year anniversary of serving as the Superintendent of Amesbury Public Schools. It is crazy to think how much we have all experienced in the last year. Whether serving as Acting Superintendent or as your “official” Superintendent, I have sincerely enjoyed working with a broader portion of our community. The last couple of months, I have been on my “Listening, Hearing, and Counting” Tour which has afforded me the opportunity to listen to so many different groups of people. I have been blown away by the honesty, the thoughtfulness, and the passion for our schools. I am beyond impressed with the commitment to helping our schools, supporting our staff, and finding ways to get things done. As I wind down my conversations with the stakeholders of Amesbury Public Schools, there are definitely themes that are emerging from the conversations. My Leadership Team and I will use those themes to develop a Strategic Plan for our district.
During Monday’s School Committee meeting, each of the principals, from the elementary level to the high school level, will share their School Improvement Plans with you. I am referring to this year’s plans as “bridge” plans. School Improvement Plans are supposed to tie directly to the Strategic Plan, drive the budget process, and link directly with the goals of the administrators and teachers. Next year’s School Improvement Plans will have a Strategic Plan with which they can align. This year’s plans will provide the foundation or connection between where we are now and where we want to go.
I want to thank everyone for continuing to do their part in helping to keep our school community safe. As we enter the cold and flu season, it is even more important that students who are not feeling well or are displaying COVID-like symptoms stay home. If you have any questions, please reach out to your school’s nurse for assistance.
Vaccine Self Certification Survey
Consent for testing
Vaccine for 5-11 year old students
School Nurse Contact Information
Kristin Tierney, FNP Amesbury Innovation High School (978) 388- 8037
Elisabeth Shorter, RN Amesbury High School (978) 388- 4800
Nicole Brown, RN Amesbury Middle School (978) 388- 0515
Carol Greene, RN Cashman Elementary School (978) 388-4407
Nicole Quadros, RN Amesbury Elementary School (978) 388- 3659
What's Happening in the Schools?
AEFI - Autumn Evening of Giving
AEFI - Peter Gray Award - Friend of Education
State Tournament Games
Friday, Football vs. E. Boston 7 pm at Landry
Saturday, Field hockey vs. Hamilton-Wenham 4 pm at Landry
Saturday, Girls Soccer vs. Malden Catholic. 7 pm at Landry
Saturday, Boys Soccer @ Manchester-Essex 6:30 pm
To purchase a ticket for the football game, one must go to gofan.co (yes, really co and not com) and type in Amesbury. For the soccer and field hockey games, one can purchase tickets as usual.
Hope to see you all at the games!
Coffee with the Superintendent
Please use this link to join the virtual coffee: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/193557653
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