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Posted on: July 12, 2022

9th Grade Orientation

July 12, 2022

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9th Grade Orientation

Wednesday August 24th 

Start Time 6:00pm

To the Andover High School Class of 2026 and their families, 

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Updates to the APS Single Sign-On (SSO) Initiative

Updates to the APS Single Sign-On (SSO) Initiative

Visit the FAQs Document for more information

August 4, 2022

Attention Students and Families

The APS Ed-Tech Team has a number of important announcements to share:

  • Staff and student email acco...
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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Technology enhancements for fall 2022

To:                    Existing 6th-11th grade students and families

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Return of Chromebook Chargers

To:                    Existing 2nd-5th grade families

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Updates in Middle School Chromebook management policy

To:                    Existing 6th/7th grade families

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Technology Information for families transitioning to high school this fall

To:                     Exiting 8th grade/rising 9th grade families

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Families of students participating in the rental program

To:                    Families of students participating in the rental program

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Return of School-owned loaner devices

To:                    Families of students who have been assigned “loaner” devices

 

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Technology Information for families transitioning to middle school this fall

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Updates to the APS Single Sign-On (SSO) Initiative

Updates to the APS Single Sign-On (SSO) Initiative

Visit the FAQs Document for more information

August 4, 2022

Attention Students and Families

The APS Ed-Tech Team has a number of important announcements to share:

  • Staff and student email acco...
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Posted on: August 3, 2022

APS Announces Adoption of New Math Curriculum, Eureka Math

APS Announces Adoption of New Math Curriculum, Eureka Math2

Andover Public Schools is pleased to announce that following a full-year curriculum review cycle, the district has selected Eureka Math2 as the new math curriculum for students i...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

School Meals free to all APS Students for 2022-23 School Year

July 28, 2022

On July 28th, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s FY23 budget, which includes access for free school meals for public school students across Massachusetts. I am pleased to inform our families that meals will be f...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

APS Job Fair Open House - August 12, 2022

Andover Public Schools Open House/Job Fair

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Information on Work Permits

PROCESS FOR ISSUING WORK PERMITS:

If your child is a student at Andover High School, they may come during school hours to obtain their work permit. If your child does not attend Andover High School, you must make an appointment to come into the building wi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

A message from Dr. Parvey on Uvalde, TX violence

May 25, 2022

Dear APS families and staff, 

It was a little over a week ago when I wrote to the community about the mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA. Sadly, my message to you this morning is of a similar magnitude, another senseles...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

AHS Environmental Club Students Bring First Electric Vehicle Charger to AHS

Andover High School Environmental Club Students Collaborate with Town Officials to Establish First Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Andover High School

(Andover, Mass.) – In an effort to help reduce fossil fuel use and the l...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

All Andover High School Seniors Advance as Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Principal Caitlin Brown is pleased to announce that all five Andover High School students have advanced as finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Owen Chanthaboun, Owen Chen, Larry Liu, Jade Nair, Jennie Wang received semifinal...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

APS Mask Mandate lifted - March 4, 2022

Dear APS families and staff,

At last night’s School Committee meeting, the Committee voted to revise the mask policy (EBCFA) to lift the mask mandate in Andover Public School buildings and on school transportation. Beginning today, Friday, March ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

School Committee's statement on IA Negotiations - Fact Finder's Report

The School Committee has reviewed the Fact Finder’s report of February 18, 2022. While the report is non-binding, the Committee is pleased the Fact Finder advised adopting the majority of the Committee’s proposals, including enabling t...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

APS Mask Mandate recommendation

February 18, 2022

Dear APS families & staff, 

On Thursday, February 17th, Andover’s Director of Public Health Tom Carbone, APS Director of Nursing Rita Casper and I presented recent COVID-19 data and provided a recommendation to revise the APS ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

DESE At-Home COVID-19 testing program

February 3, 2022

Dear APS families, 

Andover Public Schools has now received test kits for those students who have opted in to DESE’s At Home testing program.  Kits will be distributed at school buildings and you should expect to see kits ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

DESE At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests for APS students & staff

January 24, 2022

Dear APS families,

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley recently announced new at-home COVID-19 testing options.

Andover Public Schools will be participat...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Consent Forms for COVID Test & Stay and Symptomatic Testing programs

Consent forms for Test & Stay and Symptomatic Testing for COVID-19 can be found here. For more information on both programs; please visit our APS Return to School Guidelines webpage.

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Posted on: December 31, 2021

Return from Winter Break- COVID-19 information

Dear APS families & staff,

We hope you are all enjoying the vacation break. We wanted to share a number of recent COVID-19 developments that have occurred over the past week. 

As anticipated, there have been reports of an increase in positive C...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Health Information & Contact Tracing Updates from APS Director of Nursing

Dear APS families, 

As we begin the winter recess, I want to share a few COVID-19 updates with our families. We anticipate you may be attending many events throughout the week and encourage you to be mindful of health and safety protocols. During ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

COVID-19 Update from APS' Director of Nursing

November 30, 2021

Dear APS families and staff,

As we anticipated last week, we have seen an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the community. This has resulted in higher number of COVID-19 cases in our schools as we return from Thanksgiving recess.

As of...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Message from Andover's Director of Public Health and APS Director of Nursing

November 23, 2021

Dear APS families and staff, 

The coming weeks will bring us the chance to spend time with our family and friends. As we look forward to the holiday season – we hope that you take the necessary steps to keep your families safe. &a...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

APS COVID-19 mask mandate

October 27, 2021

Dear APS families and staff, 

Last week, APS Director of Nursing Rita Casper provided an update on the district’s mask mandate during the October 21st School Committee meeting, noting that masks in all school buildings have been a ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

APS Director of Nursing Receives Community Service Award

September 17, 2021

Andover, Mass. – Andover Public Schools Director of Nursing Rita Casper, MBA RN NCSN is a recipient of the 2021 Community Service Award from the Andover Chamber of Commerce (ACC). The celebration took place this morning at the ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

School Transportation update- September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

 

Dear APS families and staff, 

 

I would like to begin by thanking our families, students, and staff for a great start to the school year. It has been a wonderful experience to see our students back in our school...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Welcome message from Dr. Parvey

August 25, 2021

Dear APS families,

I hope you are enjoying the waning days of summer with your families. The past year has been a challenge for many of us and I know we all anticipate hearing that first bell ring and welcoming your children back into our sc...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

COVID-19 Information for 2021-22 School Year

August 27, 2021

Dear APS families and staff, 

 

As we prepare to welcome our students back to class next week, I wanted to provide our families and staff with some COVID-19 guidance for the start of the school year. I know there have been m...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Technology Update for the 2021-22 School Year

Dear Andover Public School Families: 

As we approach the start of the new school year for our students, I wanted to share updates to the guidelines for how students engage learning through devices like iPad and Chromebook. Since March 2020 we have...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

APS COVID-19 Dashboard

APS has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will inform families and staff of confirmed cased in our district. The information will be updated weekly and includes data from all schools within the district. APS COVID-19 dashboard

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

APS Health & Safety Protocols - Video

We have created a back-to-school health and safety protocols video for you to view with your children at this link. This training will provide helpful information on what you and your child should to expect when starting the school year.

APS Director of Nu...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

APS Face Coverings Policy

The Andover Public Schools District is committed to providing a safe environment as schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to public health experts, one of the best ways to stop the spread of coronavirus and to keep members of our school c...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Schoology- APS' Learning Management System

More information on Schoology, including a video tutorial and log-on information, can be explored on our website

Why Did APS Choose Schoology?

For the District: Transform Education Past Its Brick-and-Mortar Roots

  • Creating a hub for learning that a...
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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Return to School Update from Dr. Berman - September 14, 2020

Dear APS Parents and Guardians,

When we announced the district’s closure in March, no one knew the course this pandemic would take.  As we approach the beginning of the new school year, the hard-won experience of last spring has left us ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Statement from the Andover School Committee regarding DLR decision

Andover School Committee Prevails at Department of Labor Relations

Commonwealth Employment Relations Board finds AEA Engaged in Unlawful Strike

Andover, Mass.—On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Commonwea...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Return to School Updates- September 1

September 1, 2020

Dear APS families, faculty and staff,

Over the past several weeks, our administrative team has worked hard to launch the start of the school year. As a result of this work, I have good news to share regarding food services, school start ti...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

School Committee votes to authorize petition to the Mass. Department of Labor Relations

At its Monday, August 31st meeting, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to authorize the districts’ legal counsel to petition the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations (DLR), as required under Massachusetts General Laws 150E, sect...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement from the Andover School Committee

August 28, 2020

We are aware educators across Massachusetts have opposed the return to school plans developed under state mandates and set forth by their districts and school committees, specifically any plan that calls for a return to in- person work.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Message from School Committee Chairperson Shannon Scully on the safe return to school buildings

August 28, 2020

To the APS Community,  

I would like to address some questions the School Committee is hearing from families regarding return to school for APS employees and provide you with information about the start of the school year. We are aw...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Return to School Update- August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Dear APS families,

With the summer coming to a close, I know you are all waiting to learn about the next steps in our return to school process. Our principals, assistant principals and program coordinators are working to ensure that each stu...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Updated information regarding school building HVAC analyses

Status of School HVAC Analyses

In preparation of the opening of the school year, the district asked the highly qualified HVAC experts employed by the Town of Andover Facilities Department to evaluate the ventilation systems in each schoolhouse.[1] They pro...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

APS final submission to Return to School

August 14, 2020

Dear APS families and staff,

Today, the district submitted its comprehensive final plan to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for our return to school plan for the 2020-21 school year. We have posted this information...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Andover School Committee votes for APS to begin in Hybrid Learning Model

August 10, 2020

Dear APS families and staff,

At tonight’s meeting, the School Committee approved submission of the Andover 2020/21 school year reopening plan required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and voted to beg...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Return to School updates- August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Dear APS families and staff,

I know our families and educators are waiting to hear how our students will return to school in September. I wanted to provide an update on the start of the 2020-21 school year.   

At last night&a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Recent DESE Guidance regarding return to school

July 27, 2020

Dear APS families, faculty and staff,

I hope you are having a good summer. As you hear more about fall school opening issues on the news, I know you are interested in learning more about the district’s planning and the guidance we ar...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Return to School Update- July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

Dear APS staff and families,

I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy and enjoying the summer. I hope we can feel some relief that the efforts taken by the state and by our community over the closing months of the school ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Anti-Racism Activism within APS

June 2020

Anti-Racist Activism within the Andover Public Schools

Recent episodes of racial violence—particularly those committed by persons in authority—have left us shaken to the core and searching for meaningful ways to confront racism...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

June 2020 Community Survey Results

Feedback from June Panorama Surveys

The district released three surveys to families, staff, and students in May and June 2020. The family survey was open from June 10 to June 19, 2020 and 1,394 responses were received by Panorama Education. The staff surve...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

AEA Bargaining Status Update from the Andover School Committee

June 12, 2020

AEA Bargaining Status Update from the Andover School Committee

The School Committee is disappointed we were unable to reach agreement on a one-year “bridge” contract with the Andover Education Association (AEA), representin...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

DESE Commissioner provides Initial Fall School Reopening Memo

June 25, 2020

Dear APS families, faculty and staff,

Today at 12 p.m., Governor Baker and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley will announce initial guidance for districts across Massachusetts to re-open schools ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

APS Community Survey- June 2020

Many of our families recall that in April 2020, we distributed a survey to APS families. At that time, we were only a few weeks into our remote learning.

We would like to hear from our parents and guardians again. The survey provides us with valuable insig...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

2020- 21 APS Kindergarten Information and Timeline

On-Line registration to enroll in Kindergarten will open on Feb. 10, 2020. Children must turn 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2020 to register. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, all eligible students will attend full-day kindergarten tuition-free. The distric...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Andover Public Schools Welcomes New Hires and Announces Promotions

Andover Public Schools Welcomes New Hires and Announces Promotions 

Superintendent Appoints New AHS and South Elementary Principals

Andover, Mass.—Dr. Sheldon Berman, superintendent of Andover Public Schools announced promotions and new h...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

APS Return to School Task Force

June 4, 2020

Dear APS families,

I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. Yesterday, the district released information regarding the district’s Return to School task force. I appreciate how many of you reached out immediately...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Andover School Committee responds to recent incidents across the U.S. and Andover

June 1, 2020

Dear APS families, faculty and staff, 

We, the members of the Andover School Committee, express our unqualified support of the recent statements by Superintendent Berman and AHS Principal Conrad condemning the murder of George Floyd in...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Response to current events across the U.S. and in Andover

Dear APS families, 

The tensions and circumstances that continue to unfold in Minneapolis and across the United States this week are painful and difficult to watch. The death of George Floyd is a travesty and reveals that the pain and suffering cr...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

April 2020- APS Community Survey Results

May 1st, 2020

Dear APS families,

I hope you had some time over April break to rest and adjust to Governor Baker’s announcement that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. 

It deeply saddened me to know that I would ...

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