APS Return to School 2020
There is no question that the 2020-21 school year will look different than anything we have previously encountered. Our goal remains to continue to provide engaging, high quality education and related services for all. There are many issues to take into consideration including class schedules, remote or in-class instruction, transportation, extracurricular activities, social-distancing, and the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff to name just a few.
The Governor, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will provide directives for the safe reopening of all districts in Massachusetts. A list of updated communications from DESE is listed below.
The Governor continues to release updated information on the phases of reopening and DESE provided initial re-opening guidance in June, with further information directives anticipated in July. The mandates from these officials must also align with the directives from our local departments of Public Safety and Andover’s Health Division.
All districts are awaiting further direction from MA DESE on the reopening of schools. Our plans will not only address health and safety, but also how we can learn from the experiences of the past months and enhance our remote instructional approaches.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Communications
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be providing all districts in Massachusetts with requirements and recommendations for re-opening for the 2020-21 school year. The links below provide documents released by DESE. We anticipate this will be updated frequently, please check back often.
- DESE’s Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance - June 25, 2020
- DESE’s Message about Summer 2020 Special Education Services - June 7, 2020
- DESE’s Required Safety Supplies for Re-Opening Schools- June 5, 2020
- DESE’s Initial Guidance on Summer School - June 4, 2020
How to Contact Us
The district distributed a survey to all APS families on June 10, 2020 for families to provide feedback. This survey closed on June 19th and we will share the results with the community when they become available.
To provide additional feedback, please email the COVID-19 group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous communications from the 2019-2020 school year regarding COVID-19 can be found by clicking the image to the right.
|Lauren Annarelli||Scott Armstrong||Matthew Bach||Jennifer Black||Cindy Button||Sara Calleja|
|Nicole Campbell||Rita Casper||Dr. Kenny Chan||Gina Chaves||Steve Chinosi||Allyson Croswell|
|Linda Croteau||Kathy Crowley||Scott Darlington||Aixa De Kelley||Julie Diehl||Dan Donovan|
|Caitlin Dotolo||Stephanie Driscoll||Heather Eigen||Ryan Fielding||Krista Galligani||Julian DiGloria|
|Carol Green||Matthew Hall||Jennifer Hunt||Susan Hunter -Jones||Melissa Jacobo||Jamie Kaplan|
|Jennifer Kolar||Gail Koutroubas||Chris Krueger||Mysha Kuhlmann||AHS Student||Bill Martin|
|Lisa McDonough||Paul Murphy||Steve Nembirkow||John Norton||Rebecca Perry||Kayley Pettoruto|
|Jackie Pitts||Wayne Puglisi||Elizabeth Raponi||Donna Ruseckas||Suzanne Saindon||Jennifer Sands|
|Amy Schramek||Betsy Spiegel||Jennifer Srivastava||Claire Stahley||Renee Theodorou||Karen Torres|
|Sean Walsh||Mary Lu Walsh||Karen Waters||Tamara Wheeler||Joseph Yarid||AHS Student|