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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: November 15, 2021

Office Hours with Dr. Parvey

Dr. Magda Parvey would like to extend an invitation to the community and will host office hours on Wednesday, December 1st from 6 - 7:30 p.m. There is no set agenda, other than to meet Dr. Parvey and let her know your experiences with the district, its st...

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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 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update from APS' Director of Nursing

September 21, 2021

Dear APS families and staff, 

I wanted to provide some reminders for our families and staff regarding COVID-19 protocols and recommendations  as we have seen positive COVID-19 cases throughout the district.

STAY HOME IF S...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

APS Director of Nursing Receives Community Service Award

 APS Director of Nursing Receives Community Service Award

Andover Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Health Care Professionals During Pandemic

September 17, 2021

Andover, Mass. – Andover Public Schools Director of Nursing Rita Casper, MBA RN N...

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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: September 8, 2021

COVID-19 Information & Dashboard for 2021-22 School Year

Dear APS families and staff,

I wanted to offer more detailed information with regards to COVID-19 protocols in our schools. As we have mentioned in a previous communication, the district will be implementing the Department of Elementary a...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

First Day of School: Traffic and Transportation Information

Dear APS families and staff,

Throughout the summer, Andover’s Department of Public Works has been working on improvements of water main lines throughout the town. This work has required adjustments in traffic patterns, especially on Shawsheen Road, Red Spr...

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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: July 28, 2021

Transportation and School Start Time updates for 2021-22 School Year

July 28, 2021

Dear APS families and staff,

In June, the Andover School Committee voted to change school start times, which will take effect with the upcoming 2021-22 school year for grades K-12. We recognize these changes may require a shift in your family’...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

APS Updates Mask Policy for Fall 2021-22 Opening

August 16, 2021

 

Andover Public Schools Updates Mask Policy for Fall 2021-22 Opening

 

Dear APS families and staff, 

 

Since March 2020, we have been faced with interrupted learning and challenging experiences due to the COV...

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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: June 25, 2021

APS Instructional Assistants Fail to Reach Agreement with Andover School Committee

APS Instructional Assistants Fail to Reach Agreement with Andover School Committee

Competitive, Good Faith Offers Not Accepted by Union Leadership; Mediation Continues in July

Andover, Mass.— The Andover School Committee is disappointed to announce they hav...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Andover School Committee Reaches Memorandum of Agreement with Andover Educators

Andover School Committee Reaches Memorandum of Agreement with Andover Educators

Agreement has been ratified by Committee, with Union vote next week

Andover, Mass.— Following 15 months of negotiations with Andover Education Association (AEA) Unit A leadershi...

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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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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Historic Events at the U.S. Capitol

January 15, 2021

Dear APS Community,

We have all watched the historic events unfolding at the U.S. Capitol these past few weeks, and so I am taking this opportunity to provide some thoughts as we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther...

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