Amesbury Public Schools Update
From the Office of the Superintendent - October 15, 2021
Dear Amesbury Public School Families!
It is incredibly difficult to believe that we are halfway through the month of October already. The leaves are beautiful and the air crisp and clean. Fall is definitely a great time of year.
I have really enjoyed my time in each of the schools so far. The interactions between staff, students and curriculum is wonderful to see. As I mention below, a good portion of my first few months as an “officially” new Superintendent is spent “listening, hearing and counting.” To that end, I am meeting with different groups of stakeholders in the district to gather as much information as I am able to about our district. I am thrilled to share that I have learned so much already as I have met with groups of teachers and administrators in the district as well as some of our School Committee members. In these conversations, I have begun to dig into what teaching and learning looks like in our district --- and, more importantly, what we want to see happen within the next five years. Happily, I am already seeing some consistent themes emerge. These overarching concepts will be used to develop our next Strategic Plan for the District. During both the fact finding time (now) and the development of the Strategic Plan (March-August), I will need participation from stakeholders. On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 6-7:30 pm in the AHS Library, I will meet with any Amesbury Public School Parents/Guardians and community members who wish to attend. After I present my Report of Findings(February), I will create a timeline for the Strategic Plan feedback/input sessions.
As always, thank you for your support! I hope to “listen” to many of you on the 27th!
Self Certification of Vaccination Status
If you have not completed this form, with proof of vaccination, please do so at this time. If you have a child at AMS or AIHS and would like to complete the form for them IF THEY HAVE BEEN VACCINATED, please feel free to do so.
What's Happening in the Schools?
Superintendent's Entry Plan Community Meeting
Coffee with the Superintendent
Friday, October 29th (in-person)
Friday, November 19th (virtual)
Friday, December 17th (in-person)
The in-person meetings will take place in the Superintendent's Office located in the high school. Should I be lucky enough to get a large number of guests, we may locate to a different venue. As superintendent, I am looking forward to continuing one of my favorite traditions as principal. I hope that you are able to join me for one or all of these events.
Future Freshman Night!
PRT and Professional Development Day
Tuesday, November 2nd is ELECTION DAY! Amesbury High School is happy to host elections! Students truly love this day as they do NOT have school. However, staff has a full day of professional development.
Please make sure that you get out to vote - we love seeing you and "hearing your voice". Every vote matters!
Thank you very much for your patience and flexibility as we work with Salter to resolve these issues.
For those families who have not yet registered to ride the bus, please follow this link and register. Once we receive your registration, your child will receive their pass from their school secretary.