North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2019

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elementary and high school students in the North Adams Public Schools in Grades K-8, along with Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, all students in kindergarten through Grade 12 will attend school. 

Both days are full days of school. Breakfast and lunch will be served at all schools starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and one breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge daily. Additional meals may be purchased for a fee. Contact Cory Nicholas, food service director, at 413-776-1631 or cnicholas@napsk12.org with any questions.

Lunch menus are also posted here.


Cancellations are listed on television on Channels 6, 10, and 13, and broadcast on the radio at WBEC FM 95.9, WUPE FM 100.1 and AM 1110, WNAW AM 1230, WBRK AM 1340 and FM 101.7. They are also posted on the district's website www.napsk12.org as well as on www.iberkshires.com and www.facebook.com/NAPSK12 and on Twitter at @TheNorthAdamsPS. Additionally, families are contacted via School Messenger.

The district encourages families to provide a second number for School Messenger in the event of an unscheduled early release. On early release days, elementary schools are dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and students at the high school are released at 11 a.m.

All schools will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, to conduct school business, including the registration of new students.

Make sure your child’s school has your current telephone number(s) on file as well as an e-mail address. You may contact Nancy Rauscher at nrauscher@napsk12.org or at 413-776-1458 to update information or to provide a second contact number. The school calendar is posted on the district website.

 


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