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    The mission of the Abington Public Schools is to provide all students with relevant, challenging educational experiences to prepare them to be engaged, responsible citizens and members of the global community.

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Upcoming Events
1. Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - SEPAC Meeting, AHS/AMS Library, 6:30 PM
2. Thursday, January 23, 2020 - AEEP Preschool Registration, 9 AM to 1:30 PM
3. Thursday, January 23, 2020 -  AHS Drama Club Presents "Almost, Maine", 7:30, AHS Auditorium
4. Friday, January 24, 2020 -  AHS Drama Club Presents "Almost, Maine", 7:30, AHS Auditorium
5. Saturday, January 25, 2020 - AHS Boys Basketball Team Plays at TD Garden to Benefit the Andrew Lawson Fund...
6. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 School Committee Meeting, AHS/AMS Library, 7 PM
7. Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Early Release/Professional Development Day (District Wide)
8. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - AEEP Preschool Registration, 4 PM to 7 PM
9. Friday, February 7, 2020 - AEEP Preschool Registration, 9 AM to 1:30 PM
10. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - School Committee Meeting, AHS/AMS Library, 7 PM
11. March 3 - March 24, 2020 - BBES Art Exhibit, Abington Public Library
12. Thursday, March 12, 2020 - BBES Family/Community Art Exhibit Reception, 3 PM to 7 PM, Abington Public Library
13. Monday, through Thursday, March 9 through March 12, 2020 -Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 at BBES - Click here for more information
14. March 24 - April 14, 2020 - Woodsdale Art Exhibit, Abington Public Library
15. Thursday, April 2. 2020 - Woodsdale Family/Community Art Exhibit Reception, 3 PM to 7 PM, Abington Public Library
16. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - Celebrate the Arts Festival,AHS/AMS, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Followed by AHS Spring Concert
Cold and Flu Season
In an effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible this cold and flu season, we thought we’d ask for your help in reinforcing the information we are providing in school to our students. One of the most important actions to avoid getting sick and spreading germs is to cough and sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands frequently with soap and water.  Please help us and encourage your student/s to do both. 
The following link provides more information on the importance of hand washing: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing
The following link provides more information on coughing and sneezing etiquette:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html
School Committee Meeting
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Abington School Committee will be Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Abington High/Middle School library. 
Things Worth Knowing please click here for the latest APS district news...
School Cancellation Announcements

School Cancellations
School may be canceled because of inclement weather. As always, parents are reminded to use discretion in sending their children to school during inclement weather.

NO SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT
Radio - All Schools
WBET, WJDA, WHDH, WBZ, WPLM, WRKO, WATD, WMSX, WBUR,
6:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Delayed Opening
School opening may be delayed by two (2) hours when weather conditions may cause traveling delays (notification by radio, the same as no school announcements). AM Pre-school sessions will not be conducted when openings are delayed.

* Please do not call the Police, Fire, or School Department officials unless absolutely necessary.
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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Abington Community,

I do love the snow.  However, it closes schools, delays openings and maybe even causes early dismissals. Although our students are better served by being in school, our top priority is their safety.  I know the decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a major impact on families.  If it is absolutely clear we are going to be the snow jackpot, as the media calls it, schools can be cancelled the night before.  If there is a chance we might be able to have school the next day, the final decision has to wait until the morning.  As much as I hate waiting, it is the most responsible way to make the decision. 

HOW IS THE DECISION MADE?
The decision to open or close the schools in bad weather based on any available information.

  • Status of road conditions from the Abington Department of Public Works and Police Department. Careful consideration to the most dangerous roads in the district. Even if your street looks clear, travel elsewhere in the district may be dangerous. In addition, we must consider that many high school students drive to school.
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated.
  • Whether precipitation is continuing.
  • Building conditions (such as whether we have electricity and heat).
  • Driveway and parking lot conditions.  The ability of the Abington Department of Public Works to clear school driveways and parking lots and maintenance and custodial staff members to clear and treat school sidewalks and doorways during storms.
  • Weather predictions. We prefer to not make our decision based on weather predictions, which are not always accurate. However, sometimes this is unavoidable.
  • What other school districts are doing. We also share information with other local districts and check whether they are opening or closing.  However, these conditions can vary greatly depending on the town even if they are our next door neighbor.

WHO MAKES THE DECISION?
I am responsible for the final decision, based on the above factors and recommendations.

HOW IS THE PUBLIC NOTIFIED?
I will use Twitter @AbingtonSupt and an automated phone call system.  Please be sure that your telephone contact information, submitted to your child's school, is correct.  All local media outlets are also notified and publish the information. 

Please click here for the complete snow letter....