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!

 

STEP 1 - Review Restart Documents

STEP 2 - Review Amherst onCampus and eCampus Plans

onCampus Plan Details

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.

Building Restart Plans

District Safety Protocols

eCampus Plan Details

Students electing the Amherst online program will attend school from home using our Extended Campus or eCampus option. Students will attend Monday through Friday.

eCampus Restart Plan

eCampus Framework

STEP 3 - Select onCampus and/or eCampus Options for 2020-2021

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).

 

Option B - eCampus Option

If a child in your family is electing to learn at home and you enrolled your child in the eCampus Plan by August 3rd, your child will be scheduled for classes with an eCampus teacher. You will receive a confirmation letter with additional information within the next few days.

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).

 
 

STEP 4 - Emergency Information (Returning Student Registration)

Emergency information for all students will be collected through the Returning Student Registration process in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. It is crucial for the safety and security of all children that we have this information updated before the first day of school. If we do not have your child's updated information by the first day of school, then your child will not be permitted to start school regardless of campus option. The process will open in your PowerSchool Parent Portal on Wednesday, August 5th.

To complete the process, please go to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, click on the Returning Student Registration link in the left menu, and follow the prompts/directions. For more information, click on the link below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child's school office or the Board Office at 440-988-4406.