Coronavirus Updates  (Last updated- April 3, 2020)

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ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED  - MARCH 16th until May 4th

Andover Public Schools continues to closely monitor and respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The Town of Andover, along with a dedicated School leadership team, are prepared and actively developing contingency plans and decisions in accordance with guidance from local, state, and global public health authorities. The safety of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority. 

button at home Opens in new windowAPS has also created the At Home Learning Activities page to help families while schools are closed, we will periodically update the site with new activities. We encourage you to click the image on the left  to see what is new and to help us keep learning alive.

A Message from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sheldon Berman

Informational resources are available and updated regularly:

District Updates and Communications:

Read communications sent to the Andover Schools community (ordered chronologically beginning with the most recent) with information and resources regarding the outbreak. 

APS- Andover Food Services Update - April 3, 2020

APS- At-Home Learning Plan for APS Students and Families - April 3, 2020

APS- Video Permission Forms for APS Families - April 1, 2020

APS Heroes - March 28, 2020

APS- Message to APS Families from Dr. Berman - March 27, 2020

APS- Message to APS Families and Staff from Dr. Berman - March 25, 2020

APS- Message to APS Families from Dr. Berman- March 23, 2020

APS - COVID-19 Prevention Updates - March 21,2020

APS- At-Home Learning- Coronavirus Update- March 20, 2020

APS - Video Message from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Berman - March 20, 2020

APS- At-Home Learning Activities for Families- March 18, 2020

APS- School Committee Update to Families- March 17, 2020

APS- Coronavirus Update to Families - March 16, 2020

APS - Coronavirus Update - School Closure Extended to April 6th - (posted March 15, 2020)

APS- Coronavirus Update-- APS Food Services to Provide Meals to Students - March 14, 2020

APS- Coronavirus Update - SCHOOL CLOSURE - March 13, 2020

APS- Coronavirus Update - March 12, 2020

APS- Coronavirus Update - March 11, 2020

NRT Bus Sanitation Update, March 9, 2020

APS- Faculty - Staff Coronavirus Update - March 5, 2020

APS- Families - Coronavirus Update - March 4, 2020

NRT Bus Transporation - Coronavirus Parent Letter - March 3, 2020

Educational Resources for Families (updated regularly on  AT HOME LEARNING)

Grades K-5, Literacy and English Language Arts Resources

Grades K-5, Math Resources

All digital resources can be accessed through student’s ClassLink dashboard - https://launchpad.classlink.com/aps1

Directions for accessing ClassLink from home

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Facility Cleaning and Support

As local and state public health experts monitor the outbreak, Andover Public Schools and the building custodians are developing and implementing a set of operational upgrades and daily cleaning plans to maintain our high-standard on routine cleaning, with the addition of enhanced daily cleaning and disinfection of high-contact surfaces like doors, railings, table tops, light switches, etc.

Total 360® Disinfectant System 

Commercial clean, sanitize and disinfect

School Travel, Events, and Gatherings

Learn more about Andover’s decisions on international and domestic student travel, national and local events and other gatherings. APS has cancelled all domestic and international school sponsored trips through September 2020. 

Letter to Families of students traveling on International School sponsored trips  - March 5, 2020

Monitoring our Health and Hygiene

Learn more about COVID-19, its symptoms, and available resources on how to keep yourself and your family healthy. 

How is COVID-19 transmitted? 

Recommendations from CDC for Prevention  

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (NASP)

Helping Children Cope  

Web-based Resources:

Get help finding information for relevant health organizations as well as other resources that will help inform you about COVID-19. 

CDC: Coronavirus- Preventing COVID-19 spread in Communities

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Mass.gov: Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

KEY CONTACT: This email address was created to help both town and schools gather and manage the variety of communications regarding the rapidly changing status of the covid-19 situation effectively. We welcome all of the questions, comments, and concerns you might have. Please note, while each email will be read daily, you may or may not receive a direct reply. If you have an emergency health situation, please call 911 or your health care provider. In order for us to maximize the efficiency of this email, please add a specific subject for your "covid-19" inquiry emails with categories like "Facilities," "Travel," "Health" and "Hygiene"

email:  COVID-19@andoverma.us

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