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2020-21 Term 4 “In-Person Learning with Choice”

AMSA Charter School will be returning to a full-time (5 full days per week) in-person learning program on Wednesday, April 28th for grades 6th - 12th.  We are calling the program “In-Person Learning with Choice”.  Parents and students can choose to attend classes at the school with in-person learning from our teachers OR continue with remote learning.  The choice between the two programs is 100% yours, but your decision is final and will be effective from April 28th until June 16th.    

Students who would rather participate in remote learning from home are welcome to continue to do so.  Please be aware that the online option may look different than what it has been all year once teachers and students return to the buildings.  

Please complete one In-Person Program Choice Survey for each of your AMSA students. Responses must be received by Thursday, March 18th at 11:59pm. More information about the In-person Program is available within the survey.  If you do not complete the survey, we will register your child for the remote learning option. 

Please see your email dated 3/11/2021 for the survey link. 

We are offering a “brown bag lunch program” which will consist of a sandwich, a bag of chips, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water.  The cost of lunch is $4.75 per day. A separate email will be sent with more information about the lunch program in the coming weeks. 

If you require financial assistance please fill out the Free and Reduced lunch forms and mail them to Eileen Hebert, Lunch Program Supervisor, Advanced Math and Science Academy 201 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA  01752.

All students from Marlborough will have access to free bus transportation to and from school as in past years. We will also be offering limited free regional busing to our core towns of Clinton, Hudson, and Maynard and an additional stop in Shrewsbury.  For those regional families that paid to hold seats at the beginning of the school year, you will be refunded and will receive preferential seating.  All other interested families from Clinton, Hudson, Maynard, and Shrewsbury will have an opportunity to register for regional transportation on a first come first serve basis.  For more information on the updated (2/11/2021) Department of Elementary and Secondary Education transportation guidance, please visit: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop.html

We are committed to bringing all students back to school in the fall; this is the first step in that direction.

HVAC Update: With our newly purchased UV air purification units, the buildings are in full compliance in all classrooms and office spaces.  We have also purchased three (3) large tents, so students can enjoy lunch outside in the open air at each of the three buildings. The HVAC units for the upper school cafeterias have been adjusted and cleaned.  We also purchased a very large air scrubber for the lower school cafeteria so we are now in full compliance in both cafeterias.

This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for all of us.  We continue to deeply appreciate your patience as we have moved through the year, learning as we go. We are excited to continue to educate your children this year regardless if that learning is taking place in the school buildings or through zoom.  We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and are very excited about getting back to school fully in the fall!  

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