Friday, June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

Good afternoon and happy Friday-

Please see the attached information regarding returning school property to AHS. We look forward to seeing everyone as you turn in your AHS property. We ask that all material, except for Chromebooks being used by 9-11th grade students, be returned on Monday, June 15. This includes textbooks, library books, athletic and music uniforms, instruments, parking passes, etc. 

Any materials that were not picked up from student lockers will be staged in the outdoor classroom next to the library. You can check for your student's personal property at this time as well.

Chromebook return:
The Ashland IT Department will be collecting the Distance Learning Chromebook loaners AND chargers on Thursday, June 18th, from
1-4PM at the Ashland Middle School.  It is very important that we get these systems back quickly so we can repair and update them for use again when school resumes after the summer break.  
If you have had any issues with the chromebook, please attach a note explaining the nature of the problem.

Dropoff Procedure:
1.  Enter the AMS driveway.
2.  Drive to the Rotary in front of the school.  There will be no need to leave your vehicle.
3.  A member of the IT staff will greet you at your vehicle to receive the chromebook AND charger.

We thank you for your cooperation in returning these devices in a timely manner.  Enjoy your summer!

Tonight WACA-TV will stream our Senior Scholarships & Awards. Thank you to Cory McGann, counseling liaison, WACA, and all of the donors for pulling this together. Congratulations to our Class of 2020 recipients!!!

We are also excited to share our Academic Awards for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank to the department liaisons and other faculty as well as Brian Cote, Dean, for pulling this together. We cannot be prouder of our students during this crazy time.

Despite the uncertainty of what 2020-2021 will look like our counselors are hard at work getting the schedule ready for next year. We are lucky to have Erin Lachapelle, Dean, who did an amazing amount of work behind the scenes to build the master schedule. It is important to note that classes that are a part of the master schedule can vary from year to year. This is based on enrollment. I have received some parent and student questions about how we choose which courses run. Courses are not running if we did not have sufficient students interested in taking them (typically this number is at least 15 students). We have many singleton upper level courses that are not running for the 2020-2021 school year  that have been questioned, such as AP World, Spanish, and French. It's important to note these classes are not running because students did not sign up for them, not for any other reason.

Important end of school year reminders from the Ashland Nurses:

PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATIONS: Massachusetts mandated health requirements include physical exams and up to date immunizations for grades K, 4, 7, 10, and incoming new students. For these grades, a physical exam must have been done after September 1, 2019.  Please forward any physical exam and immunization documentation to your school nurse.

MEDICATION ORDER:  All medication orders expire at the end of the school year.  If you are visiting your child’s healthcare provider over the summer, please consider requesting a new medication order for your child.  All medication, prescription or over-the-counter, requires a physician order.
Available online are the following : 
Medication administration information (including doctor’s order/parent consent form), Life threatening allergy policy, and chronic illness policy. 

Medications for the upcoming school year must be accompanied by a new physician's order, parent permission to administer, prescription bottle/package with the child's name on it.  

Have a safe, fun, and healthy summer!

The Ashland Nurses

News from Student Council:
The first Student Council meeting of the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at noon, through Zoom.  Attendance is required for all newly elected officers, but this is open to anyone, and we will discuss how to become an "Open Enrollment Member" of the Student Council.  If your child is interested in joining the meeting (as is not already on the Student Council mailing list), have them email Mr. Wiczer at, and he will make sure they get the Zoom invitation.

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