Coronavirus Updates (Last updated- June 4, 2020)
ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH JUNE 2020
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.
On May 4, 2020, the district launched phase 3 of the APS At-Home Learning Plan for elementary students, middle school students and AHS students. APS has also created the APS At-Home website to help families while schools are closed. We encourage you to click the image on the right to see what is new and to help us keep learning alive.
Also, please visit our FAQ page for district updates. APS Food Services continues to provide meals for our students during this time. For more information, see APS Food Services FAQs on the left side of this webpage or click here.
An interview with Dr. Berman on how APS is helping families during the closure - May 2020
Governor Baker and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley will announce initial guidance for districts to re-open schools for the 2020-21 school year. DESE’s Initial Fall School Reopening Memo can be found here. Read On...
In the Andover Public Schools, recent episodes of racial violence have left us shaken to the core and searching for meaningful ways to confront racism and foster social justice to make our world a better place for all. Read On...
The School Committee is disappointed we were unable to reach agreement on a one-year “bridge” contract with the Andover Education Association (AEA), representing APS teachers. The current contract with the AEA is set to expire on August 31, 2020. Read On...
District Updates and Communications
Read communications sent to the Andover Schools community (ordered chronologically beginning with the most recent) with district information and resources regarding the outbreak.
APS- Food Services Update- May 18, 2020
APS- Upcoming Virtual Events- Celebrations of Learning - May 15, 2020
APS- April 2020 Community Survey Results - May 1, 2020
APS- Governor Baker extends school builds closure; At-Home Learning to continue - April 21, 2020
APS- Heroes - April 17, 2020
APS- Spring recess message from Dr. Berman- April 10, 2020
APS- At-Home Learning Plan for APS Families- phase 2- April 6, 2020
APS- Andover Food Services Update - April 3, 2020
APS- At-Home Learning Plan for APS Students and Families - April 3, 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 - 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
Educational Resources for Families
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ANDOVER AT-HOME LEARNING WEBSITE Educational Resources for Families Educational Resources for Families Educational Resources for Families Educational Resources for Families Educational Resources for Families
Most digital resources can be accessed through student’s ClassLink dashboard - https://launchpad.classlink.com/aps1
Directions for accessing ClassLink from home
Facility Cleaning and Support
As local and state public health experts monitor the outbreak, Andover Public Schools and the building custodians have implemented 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.
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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.
Monitoring our Health and Hygiene
Learn more about COVID-19, its symptoms, and available resources on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Get help finding information for relevant health organizations as well as other resources that will help inform you about COVID-19.