WEEK AHEAD: Class assignments out; school info links; special town meeting to be called;

It’s a big day for many Abington parents of school-age children. It’s the day homeroom placements are released for Grades 1-12 on Aspen.

(Note: Teacher assigments for kindergarten students and new 1st and 2nd grade students will be mailed today.)

Students can log into Aspen using the same username and password that they used last year. Parents can go to the Abington Public Schools website: http://www.abingtonps.org. Select “Staff and Parent Portal logon” under Technology Resources. Enter your student’s username (Login ID) and password. Click on the ‘My Info’ tab at the top left of the screen after you are logged in. 

With the start of the 2022-23 school year just 10 days away, it’s time to start getting calendars planned and planners organized. Here’s some information about each school, including a link to the welcome letter each principal has sent out:

BEAVER BROOK ELEMENTARY

Letter from Interim Principal Julie Thompson

Beaver Brook Elementary School hours are 9 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Car dropoff takes place in the loop adjacent to the playground from 8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Dismissal by car is at 3:05 a.m. Parents should first park their car and then walk over to the asphalt playground area to wait for their child.

Buses arrive between 8:45 a.m. and 9:05 a.m., and depart between 3:05 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

WOODSDALE ELEMENTARY

Letter from Principal Jennifer Barresi is available here

Woodsdale Elementary School hours are 8:40 a.m., to 2:45 p.m.

Families may drop students off at the front entrance beginning at 8:20 a.m. Parents are asked to use the car loop at the front of the school, pulling forward toward the end of the front walkway/curb. Students will
exit the passenger side of the vehicle and enter the building through the main entrance.

Breakfast is available at 8:10 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Dismissal will begin at 2:45 p.m., with students exiting the main doors to the front entrance of the school. Parents should park their vehicles, meet their child at the curb, and walk them back to the vehicle.

Class supply list is available here

Upcoming Events

ABINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Letter from Principal Matthew MacCurtain

Abington Middle School hours are 7:50 a.m., to 2:22 p.m.

Morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups happen at Door 10, which is located across from the tennis courts. Door 10 will open at 7:20 a.m., and will remain open until 7:50 a.m..

Students will be dismissed at 2:22 p.m. School staff members will be present at Door 10 during arrival and dismissal to assist. 

Students who walk home will leave the building through the Middle School main entrance.  

Supply lists for Grades 5 and 6 can be accessed through the Middle School tab on the www.abingtonps.org website. Students in Grades 7 and 8 will receive information specific to their content level needs directly from their teacher.

Upcoming Events

ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

Letter from Principal Jonathan Bourne

Abington High School hours are 7:25 a.m. to 1:57 p.m.

The school doors will open at 7:00 am. Parents may line up to drop off students by the gymnasium entrance. Pull forward as far as possible so that several cars can pull up and drop-off their students in the yellow area – do not wait to drop your student off at the door.

Parents should not drop off their students in the front bus loop. Parents can drop students off along Gliniewicz Way and have their students walk across the field to the school.

Students must register with the main office in order to park in the student lot.

Upcoming Events

OPENING ON CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION

There is an open seat on the Charter Review Commission. Anyone interested should contact Town Moderator Shawn Reilly or Town Manager Scott Lambiase. Commission member Lisa Bezanson stepped down last week citing time conflicts. Abington’s Charter serves sort of like the town’s Constitution, outlining the form of government, how committees are formed, and other details. The most recent committee meeting can be found here. 

SELECTMEN MONDAY TO CALL FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Selectmen tonight are expected to call for a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., as well as consider reducing the quorum needed to 75 voters. Residents will have until Sept. 12 to submit matters for the warrant/agenda. Town Manager Scott Lambiase and Selectmen Chairman Alex Bezanson says the meeting is needed to allocate additional revenues the town has received since Town Meeting approved the budget back in April. For example, the state budget contains about $50,000 in additional aid above what Abington was expecting. That money can be spent on any town service or program. Town Meeting will also be asked to make a decision on how to spend nearly $300,000 in host community mitigation money from Bud’s Goods & Provisions, the town’s lone retail cannabis shop.

ACAM MEETINGS

Here’s a list of Municipal meetings (August 15 – 18) and links that were produced this week by the staff at Abington Community Access & Media Inc….

Board of Health (8/15)

Finance Committee (8/17) 

Zoning Board of Appeals  (8/18) 


MEETINGS

MONDAY

Board of Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a closed-door executive session to discuss collective bargaining and real estate negotiations; appointments to the Cable Advisory Committee, and Plymouth County Advisory Board; review of a host community agreement with Elevated Roots; acceptance of a donation from Alex Mazin, of Bud’s Goods; vote to call a Special Town Meeting and possibly reduce quorum to 75.

TUESDAY

Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works, 3:30 p.m., 366 Centre Ave., Rockland. Agenda includes comment from the public, and discussion about water use by certain projects, including 500 Chestnut Street and the new hockey academy in Rockland.

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes the Summer Street 40B, the 0 Hancock Street enforcement order, and projects at 402 Groveland Street and 140 Rockland Street.

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