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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Districtwide Equity Audit - Survey for APS families

APS families,

This spring, Andover Public Schools (APS) is conducting a districtwide Equity Audit. APS has contracted with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to conduct this audit. An essential component of the audit is hearing from many voices across the distr...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

APS School Security Assessment - Guidepost Solutions, LLC

Dear APS families and staff,

As part of our ongoing priority of safety at our schools, last year, the district engaged Guidepost Solutions, LLC to provide a comprehensive school safety assessment. Guidepost has reviewed our existing security systems, secur...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

A Message to APS families from the School Committee

November 17, 2023

Dear APS families,

Today ends one of the more challenging weeks in the history of Andover Public Schools. We want to close it with a note of appreciation and optimism as we move forward together, as a school community and as a town.

First, ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Tentative Agreement Reached between Andover School Committee and AEA

Andover School Committee and Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Students and Staff Return to School on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Andover School Committee and the Andover Education Association have reached a tentative agreement that boosts contractual in...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Andover School Committee Update - November 13, 2023 at 11:30 p.m.

Statement of the Andover School Committee - November 13, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. 

Negotiations between the Andover School Committee and Andover Education Association ended Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. with both sides agreeing to get back...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Andover School Committee Update - November 13, 2023

Statement of the Andover School Committee - November 13, 2023

School will be canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, 2023.  

Box breakfasts and lunches will continue to be provided for students that can be picked up at Bancroft Elementary...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

APS School Calendar: 2024-2025

Dear Andover Parents, Staff & Students: On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the Andover School Committee approved the Andover Public School calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. Please note that Districtwide Early Release Days are scheduled to be held on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Universal Free School Meals for 2023-24 School Year

On August 9, 2023, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey signed the state's FY24 budget, which includes universal free school meals for public school students across Massachusetts. This initiative was introduced during the pandemic and was federall...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Andover Public Schools Awarded Grant Funding to Improve School Security

Andover Public Schools Awarded Grant Funding to Improve School Security

West Middle School to Receive Safety Enhancements

Andover Public Schools (APS) was recently awarded over $38,000 from the Massachusetts Office of Grants and Research and the Executive ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Andover Public Schools Receives $150,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

Andover Public Schools Receives $150,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

Funding to Support Visiting Author Series and Encourage Literacy, Belonging, and Reading

Andover, Mass. – Andover Public Schools (APS) was recently awarded a $150,000 gran...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

School Committee Supports Universal Free School Meals Program

School Committee Supports Universal Free School Meals Program

At the April 6th meeting, the School Committee voted to send a letter of support for the Universal Free Meals program to Governor Maura Healey and Andover’s state delegation.

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

A Message from Dr. Parvey on Nashville violence

Dear APS families, 

I am heartbroken to be writing to you again on the news of another senseless act of violence in an elementary school in Nashville, which resulted in the loss of young children and educators. The tragedy is becoming all too comm...

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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 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: 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 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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