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NPS Elementary School Visiting Days

January 7, 2019 through February 15, 2019 

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 7th through February 15, 2019. 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 Thursdays; by appointment (413) 587-1460 TIME: 9:00 -11:00 am
Jackson Street School: Visiting Day will be Wednesdays; drop-ins welcome (413) 587-1510 TIME: 9:30-11:00 am
Leeds Elementary: Visiting Day will be Thursdays; by appointment (413) 587-1530 TIME: 9:00-11:00 am
RK Finn Ryan Road School: Visiting Day will be Tuesdays*; call for an appointment (413) 587-1550 TIME: 9:00-10:30 am (misprinted as Thursdays in the yellow brochure mailed to families)

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: Thursday February 28, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 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) – March 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  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. This event is for parent/guardians only (not students),

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.

High School Visiting Days

Northampton High School Tours will be available weekly throughout the spring.

Dates for 2019 are:

  • March 13, 20, 27
  • April 2, 10, 24
  • May 1, 8 

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.

Important Notes
  • 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, or other public events.
  • For specific information about our high school curriculum and/or services, please call the Guidance Department at (413) 587-1353 or go to the Guidance Department page.  


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