NPS Elementary School Visiting Days
January 16, 2018 through March 9, 2018
Visiting days are designed for those interested in learning more about our curriculum, programs, and services. In order to maintain an effective and consistent classroom atmosphere, we invite prospective parents to visit classes only during Visiting Days. These days are designed for current parents, parents of next year’s students and those considering Open Enrollment (internal school choice between our four elementary schools), families new to Northampton, and those interested in our School Choice Program.
We welcome parents to be quiet observers in our active classrooms! Visiting days will be held one day a week at each of our elementary schools from January 16 through March 9, 2018. Please call the school you’d like to visit and make an appointment. ALL visitors must check in at the front office (photo identification may be requested) upon arrival and wear a visitors badge while in the building and on school grounds.
Bridge Street School: Visiting Day will be Wednesday; by appointment (413) 587-1460 TIME: 9:00 -11:00 am
Jackson Street School: Visiting Day will be Wednesday; drop-ins welcome (413) 587-1510 TIME: 9:30-11:00 am
Leeds Elementary: Visiting Day will be Tuesday; call for an appointment (413) 587-1530 TIME: 9:00-11:00 am
RK Finn Ryan Road School: Visiting Day will be Thursday; call for an appointment (413) 587-1550 TIME: 9:00-10:30 am
If you miss the visiting days, you may still be able to visit the schools on a limited basis by calling directly to the School’s Main Office. Please note that times may be limited or not available later in the school year due to MCAS testing and other school activities, especially towards the end of the school year. If you find that you have questions after making a visit to our schools, please contact the main office to schedule a private meeting with the teacher or Principal to have your individual questions answered. For students who enroll in the spring and summer for a fall start, there will be lots of opportunities to visit the school including playground playdates, new student orientation, and other school specific events like families picnics, etc.
Middle School Visiting Days
JFK Spotlight Event: March 1, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Students/Families/Parents/Guardians) The Spotlight event is hosted by the JFK School Council and is an informal event for parents and students (including those interested in School Choice). Please join us to view student work, visit our classrooms, review curriculum highlights, find out about clubs and activities, visit our bake sale and see student performances!
Informational Meeting (Parents/Guardians Only) – TBD for 2018 Parents/guardians of prospective JFK Students who will be in grades 6, 7 or 8 in September are encouraged to attend. Presentations by the Principal and Guidance will provide information about scheduling, curriculum, the middle school model, and support services. A tour of the building will be included. Students will have additional opportunities to visit JFK. A Spanish interpreter will be present.
Please contact the Guidance department for additional information sessions and move-up days which are planned each year to assist students and their parents new to the middle school. Additionally, there are activities and a move-up day for 8th grade students moving on to Northampton High School. Please visit our guidance department website for specific information, dates and whom to contact with questions.
Northampton High School Tours will be available every Wednesday in March & April 2017. Please meet at the guidance office at 1:45 pm where a member of our guidance team will provide an overview and answer questions and then a student guide will complete a tour of the building. No appointment is necessary and parents and students are welcome. Private tours will not be available at other times.
The bus loop and areas directly nearest the school are tow zones.
We are not able to allow (unenrolled) students to shadow or to visit the school during school hours. For any new students starting with us in the fall, there will be ample opportunities to visit the school including meeting with guidance, attending orientation, etc.
For specific information about our high school curriculum and/or services, please call the Guidance Department at (413) 587-1353). Click here for NHS Clubs &
Activities and follow this link for the Course Catalog and this link for the Athletics Department.
We encourage all area families to attend our many spring events including drama performances, chorus and band concerts, etc.