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.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Abington School Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7 PM in the AHS/AMS Library/Media Center.
Abington Wins Sportsmanship AwardAbington High School has been named the winner of the South Shore League Clark Chatterton Sportsmanship Award for the 2019-20 school year. Each year the South Shore league recognizes one school as the overall Sportsmanship winner. Coaches of each varsity sport select the top programs based on sportsmanship using a rubric to guide them at the conclusion of each season. The results from each individual sport are then tallied to declare an overall winner. Please click the link for the complete story - Abington Wins Sportsmanship Award...
Class of 2020 Valedictorian
Abington High School announces the Class of 2020 Valedictorian - Sam Johnson! Best of luck at Clemson, Sam!
Governor Baker and the Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey Riley today released the Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance for Massachusetts. The primary goal of the guidance is to assist in planning for the safe return to in-person school settings for as many students as possible.
Key components included in the guidance:
Medical information on the safe, in-person, return to school with preventive measures in place - studies have shown the infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults
Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene practices, and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces
Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below
In conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three feet has been established
Each Massachusetts school district is required to develop three separate plans: one for return to full in-person instruction, with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning. Based upon the current medical situation in Massachusetts, the expectation today is that students will return to full, in-person instruction in September, with safety protocols in place. However, this continues to be a fluid situation.
The safe physical return to school is obviously critical to meeting academic, social and emotional needs of students. Updates, changes and additional information will continue to be provided in the coming weeks. We are reviewing the initial guidance to understand and plan on how it impacts Abington. Larger groups of stakeholders will be involved in the planning for re-opening using this guidance along with new information, as it is released.
This guidance leaves us with more questions than answers- in an ever-changing environment. This continues to cause concern, stress and be frustrating. We will be working diligently and collaboratively to come up with the plans that work the best for Abington no matter what comes our way.
We will continue to keep you updated as new information is available.