District Announcements

Influenza Vaccine Required Before December 31, 2020 for All Students in Preschool - Grade 12

posted Oct 29, 2020, 2:14 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 29, 2020, 2:15 PM ]

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students.  Influenza vaccine is always important to receive to reduce the risk of getting sick with influenza, reduce the severity of disease if one does get sick (including the risk of hospitalization) due to influenza, as well as preventing the spread of influenza to others.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccine will be especially critical to reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness on the population, protect vulnerable populations from severe illness, and decrease the overall burden on the healthcare system.

Visit our Required Influenza Vaccine for All students FAQs page for more information. 

Student Meals Available for Remote Learning Days !!!

posted Sep 27, 2020, 7:04 AM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Sep 27, 2020, 7:09 AM by Anne Cantin ]

Ashland Public Schools 2020-2021 Calendar

posted Sep 24, 2020, 8:34 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 8:52 PM ]

2020-2021 Ashland Public Schools Revised School Calendar

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Class of 2020 Senior Slideshow and Graduation Ceremony

posted Aug 6, 2020, 8:27 AM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Aug 6, 2020, 8:32 AM ]

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Coronavirus - Letter from Superintendent Adams to the School Community [Feb. 27, 2020]

posted Feb 27, 2020, 5:57 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 6:02 PM ]

Please read the COVID - 19 information letter (attached below in this announcement) which was emailed out to parents and school staff by Superintendent Jim Adams.

Superintendent Newsletters

posted Nov 15, 2019, 6:44 AM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 6:46 AM ]

Stay in touch with district news!  Superintendent newsletters are online and can be found in the folder marked Newsletters located under the "Superintendent's Corner" heading on this page. 

Warren School Air Quality Study

posted Jun 14, 2019, 1:07 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 14, 2019, 1:50 PM ]

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June 14, 2019


Dear Staff, Parents and Guardians,


In response to concerns from staff members at the Henry Warren School regarding air quality and as part of a statewide initiative by the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) (the union that represents Ashland’s teachers and teachers across the Commonwealth), the Ashland Public Schools contracted with Universal Environmental Consultants, experts in the field of air quality and mold testing, in to perform Airborne Mold Testing. We are pleased to report that the testing indicated that the air quality and mold levels met safety guidelines.  No further testing was recommended.


Although Universal Environmental recommended no further testing, the Ashland Public Schools agreed to cooperate with the MTA, on behalf of the Ashland Educators Association (AEA), to allow further testing.  In April, the MTA issued a report.  Like the report from Universal Environmental, this report did not identify any issues that required restricting access to any part of the building.  It did, however, make some recommendations that may improve air quality.


In order to further explore these recommendations, a joint Warren Health and Safety Committee, consisting of APS Administrators and Warren School AEA representatives, met to review the recommendations and to discuss action items designed to improve the air quality at Warren School. As a result, a number of the recommendations have been made and have been or will be addressed, including the following:


  • Continue to remove wall-to-wall carpeting in classrooms and replace with tile flooring. 

  • Air-vents in all classrooms have been inspected to make sure they are all working properly and operating at “high” to increase air flow.

  • All air-vents and exhaust vents in the building will be cleaned over the summer of 2019.

  • Every summer the entire building, including every classroom and small group meeting room, undergoes a thorough cleaning by the Warren custodial staff.  We have also hired an outside vendor to help with this process, particularly for areas that would benefit from some additional, more intensive work.  

  • Warren staff have also been instructed to remove any items blocking air-vents and exhaust vents in their rooms, purge unused materials, and remove animals and plants from classrooms. 


    Both reports can be found here: www.ashland.k12.ma.us/facilities


    I want to emphasize that neither report found any failure to meet air quality or mold standards.  We are, however, taking advantage of the information provided to make improvements in our buildings for students and staff.    



    Be well,


    James E. Adams

    Superintendent of Schools


    87 West Union Street, Ashland Massachusetts 01721 www.ashland.k12.ma.us 


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