Assistance with Utilities:
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
Utilities Flyer
Two individuals in our Drury High School community have tested positive for COVID-19 as reported to the district on Sunday, March 21, 2021. These individuals were tested outside of the pooled testing program and identified for an exposure through contact tracing. These new cases impact Drury High School and require all students and staff to move to remote learning for this week beginning on Monday, March 22, 2021 through Friday, March 26, 2021 for quarantine. Students and staff can return to the hybrid instructional model on Monday, March 29, 2021. The three elementary schools do not have any reported cases at this time and will remain in the hybrid model with regular transportation and food service. Remote students will be able to obtain a “grab and go” meal service at Brayton and Colegrove Park Elementary Schools on Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 to noon. There will NOT be a food service site for remote students at Greylock Apartments or Mohawk Forest for this week.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
COVID-19 Update
Please see the detailed COVID-19 data report for March 18, 2021.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
COVID-19 detailed data 3/18/2021
Upcoming MA 4-H Event on 4/7/2021
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
4-H event 4/7/21
North Adams Mobile Food Bank on Friday morning, March 19th, from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Brien Center parking lot. All are welcome!
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
3/19 Food Bank at Brien Center
Dear Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians, I am writing to inform you that an individual in our Drury High School Off Campus Programs community has tested positive for COVID-19 as reported to the district on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This new case impacts the Drury Off Campus programs located at the Armory and requires all students and staff assigned to those programs (formerly E3 Academy and NBA) to move to remote learning for the remainder of this week and Monday, March 22, 2021 for quarantine. Students enrolled in the off campus programs at the Armory can return to the hybrid instructional model on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. All other students at Drury High School are able to remain in the hybrid instructional model. Our first responsibility is to keep our students and staff safe. We have been planning for this scenario as part of our COVID-19 surveillance testing program and have a comprehensive plan in place to sanitize the facilities at the Armory, inform staff and families whose students were at risk of exposure or in close contact, and support the affected family as they navigate this stressful experience. Though we cannot provide specific information about the individual who tested positive, North Adams Public Schools has implemented our protocols for notification, disinfection, and quarantine for staff and students who may have been exposed. Staff and students identified through contact tracing were notified by School Nurse Leader Lauren Gage regarding testing. Parents of students who were in close contact with the individual were notified privately. We are also following all Department of Health protocols, including collaborating with our local board of health to complete contact tracing. Additionally, we are asking those parents whose students are tested for COVID-19 at their health care provider’s office or at the Stop the Spread Center located at 97 Church Street, North Adams to please report the results to the school nurse. The pooled testing program assists us in determining if there is potential of community transmission of COVID-19. If you would like your student to be tested please complete a consent form. To complete a Pooled Testing Consent Form, go to: https://www.napsk12.org/page/pooledcovid19testing. Testing takes about 5-10 minutes, and testing times would be before school at 7:15AM, and at lunch at 11:00 AM. If you have any questions about the pooled testing program, please email the school nurse Lauren Gage at lgage@napsk12.org. We will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all of the protocols that have been put in place in an effort to continue in person learning. We are also providing remote learning for all students required to quarantine at home to continue to provide instruction, structure, and an emotional connection to the classroom during a time that we know will be challenging. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing#where-can-get-a-test?-. Please contact us immediately should you or someone in your home begin to show symptoms. We are committed to continuous communication with and support of our families. If there is additional transmission as a result of this case or a separate case, we will send out another message immediately. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Barbara Malkas, Ed.D. Superintendent of North Adams Public Schools
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
COVID-19 Update
Reminder: All North Adams Public Schools parents/guardians of students in grades PreK through 12, must complete the on-line enrollment commitment form by March 19th at 5:00 pm to indicate your student(s) commitment to full in-person or full remote learning. Thank you.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
March 19 deadline
Trust the facts, get the vax! https://youtu.be/S5yG3ICC3qI
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
Explore and discover spring with our Curriculum Materials Center! Link with more information: https://sites.google.com/napsk12.org/explore-and-discover
about 1 year ago, Emily Schiavoni
Explore and Discover Spring 1
Explore and Discover Spring 2
Explore and Discover Spring 3
Family Center Events
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
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Family Center Events
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
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Please see the detailed COVID-19 data as of March 11, 2021.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
Detailed COVID-19 data as of 3/11/2021
Upcoming virtual College Planning Webinar.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
College Planning Webinar
Upcoming programming by Roots Teen Center.
about 1 year ago, Emily Schiavoni
Snowshoeing Program
Auto Bio Comic Program
March 17th MA 4-H CES Event.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
3.17 4-H
Please see the March 4, 2021 COVID-19 Detailed Data Report.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
3.4.21 Detailed Data Report
North Adams Mobile Food Bank on Friday, 3/5, from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Brien Center--all are welcome!
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
3.5 food bank 1
3.5 food bank 2
Elms College at BCC
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
Elms College at BCC
Dear Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians, I am writing to inform you that an individual in our Drury High School community has tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming symptomatic. Our first responsibility is to keep our students and staff safe. We have been planning for this scenario during our reopening planning process and have a comprehensive plan in place to sanitize the school, inform staff and families whose students were at risk of exposure or in close contact, and support the affected family as they navigate this stressful experience. Our student body and staff have been closely adhering to the safety protocols including mask wearing, hand washing, and physical distancing. We are grateful to our families for their continued efforts to keep students home at the first sign of symptoms. These measures, taken in combination, greatly reduce the risk of additional transmission. Though we cannot provide specific information about the individual who tested positive, North Adams Public Schools will be implementing our protocols for notification, disinfection, and quarantine for staff and students who may have been exposed. For this reason, the 7th and 8th Grade Academy classes will be remote for Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5, 2021. School is expected to resume in the hybrid model for 7th and 8th Grade Academy on Monday, March 8th, 2021. Staff and students identified through contact tracing will be notified by School Nurse Leader Lauren Gage regarding testing, including using the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid results test. All other 7th and 8th Grade Academy staff are to report to Drury High School for remote instruction from their classrooms. Parents of students who were in close contact with the individual will be notified privately. All close contacts should be tested. We are also following all Department of Health protocols, including collaborating with our local board of health to complete contact tracing. Additionally, we are asking those parents whose students are tested for COVID-19 at their health care provider’s office or at the Stop the Spread Center located at 97 Church Street, North Adams to please report the results to the school nurse. For those students in 7th and 8th Grade Academy that have not been notified of a potential exposure, pool testing is still available to you this week. If you would like your student to be tested, and have completed a Pool Testing Consent Form, please email the school nurse Lauren Gage at lgage@napsk12.org and she will schedule you for testing. Testing takes about 5-10 minutes, and testing times would be before school at 7:15AM, and at lunch at 11:00 AM. In your email, please include your student's name, grade and preferred testing time. To complete a Pooled Testing Consent Form, go to: https://www.napsk12.org/page/pooledcovid19testing To further prevent transmission of the virus to other staff and students, we have sanitized the school with a focus on those areas frequented by the individual that tested positive. We will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all of the protocols that have been put in place in an effort to continue in person learning in the hybrid model. We are also providing remote learning for all students required to quarantine at home to continue to provide instruction, structure, and an emotional connection to the classroom during a time that we know will be challenging. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing#where-can-get-a-test?-. Please contact us immediately should you or someone in your home begin to show symptoms. We are committed to continuous communication with and support of our families. If there is additional transmission as a result of this case or a separate case, we will send out another message immediately. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Barbara Malkas, Ed.D.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office
COVID-19 Update
Trust the facts. Get the vax! https://youtu.be/ieT9k83bDaA
about 1 year ago, Superintendent's Office