2020-2021 School Year Information
Amherst Schools are committed to providing the best learning opportunities for all students with planning that is safe, flexible, and tailored to our community. The safety of our students, staff, and community is our number one priority. All school administration and staff in Amherst are committed to provide the best learning options for students during the pandemic. We must be able to balance personal choices with safety to ensure we keep our doors open for our students to learn and try to avoid further shut-downs. We remain dedicated to providing the high-quality education our families have to come to expect while minimizing and mitigating the risk of Covid-19 to our students and staff.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your questions and comments about the Amherst Restart Plan! We created this Frequently Asked Questions document as a way to address the most commonly submitted questions!
Amherst School District 2020-2021 Comprehensive Restart Plan (All building plans are below.)
Students electing to physically attend the Amherst Schools will attend school via our onCampus option. Students will attend Monday through Friday with safety precautions in place.
- Assessing Symptoms and Screenings
- Cafeteria and Nutrition Services
- Common Areas/Hallways/Lockers/Restrooms
- Daily Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Drop-off and Pick-up
- Face Coverings
- Health Services and Clinics
- Meetings and Conferences
- Social Distancing
- Washing Hands
Students electing the Amherst online program will attend school from home using our Extended Campus or eCampus option. Students will attend Monday through Friday.
- Amherst eCampus Program
- Daily Schedule
- Communication and Delivery of Instruction
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Extracurricular Activities and Athletics
- Grading and Expectations
- Internet Access
- Mental Health
- Student Devices
- Teachers and Administrators
- Technology Support
- Student Services and Special Education
Option A - onCampus Option
All Amherst students are automatically enrolled in the district's onCampus option to begin the 2020-2021 school year. If ALL the children in your family are physically attending the Amherst Schools in the onCampus Plan, then nothing further is required. ALL of your children will be assigned to their grade level building and scheduled for classes like a traditional school restart.
Please update the emergency information for all children through the Returning Student Registration process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account before the first day of school (see Step 4).