Special Note from Mr. Jackson:
I want to clarify the misinformation regarding the scheduled protest at UMass today. The protest is not a school-sponsored event, and, as a result, the school will not provide supervision for the event. For students to participate they must have a signed note from a parent or guardian. This is no different than any other dismissal from school. Students leaving without a signed note will be considered to have cut class and will be consequenced accordingly.
Thank you, Mark Jackson, Principal
Kente Stole Ceremony: Seniors who will attend the 3rd Annual African American Achievement Night on Friday, May 2 must sign up for kente stoles by April 11. See details about the Senior Stole Ceremony.
Incident Reporting: We have established an electronic form for anonymous reporting of any incident that potentially harms the community or members of the community. The Deans of Students are the immediate recipients of information submitted by the form and have the responsibility to pursue leads and involve the Amherst Police Department, as necessary. To clarify, the deans will not know the identity of those who provide information via the electronic form.
Reports can also be sent to email@example.com. Reports sent to this address are not anonymous.
March 26 Lockdown: See information about the incident at ARMS which prompted a lockdown at ARHS.
Racist Graffiti Incident: See the March 20 letter from Principal Mark Jackson regarding the targeting of a teacher of color at ARHS. See also the information presented to faculty on March 21 about this incident and Mark Jackson's letter to the editor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Graduation 2014: Seniors will graduate Friday, June 6 at the Mullins Center.
See detailed information about graduation for the class of 2014.
Last Day of School: All the snow days have pushed the last day of school, as of now, to Thursday, June 26. Given that there is still a month of winter to go, this date is subject to change.
As a result, we want to remind the ARHS community that end of the year exams cannot be taken before their scheduled time period. Please see p.11 of the Student & Family Handbook for details.
As families begin to think about their summer plans, please keep this in mind.
Your child's counselor is able to answer specific questions.
Course Registration: Online course registration for 2014-2015 has closed. If you did not register for classes, see your guidance counselor.
Please see the communications from Principal Mark Jackson about the school closing on Monday, January 27:
The school system has implemented a restriction on nuts and nut products. Find out more about this new Allergy Aware policy.
Yesterday, during our lock down at the end of the
school day, the ARHS community received updates about the situation from
the superintendent's office. I've included the final communication
below. My intent here, therefore, is not to recap the situation.
Instead, I want to make a couple of larger points about the security
procedures and the high school.
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