ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT – 1062 Pleasant Street, Athol, MA 01331
ARRSD Leadership Changes
Superchi and Williams in New Roles
ARRSD is pleased to announce that Molly Superchi has been appointed to the position of Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and Jan Williams has been appointed to take over as the principal of the Royalston Community School.
Ms. Superchi is entering her third year at ARRSD, having spent the last two as the principal at the Royalston Community School. She will be stepping into the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction position. She will be located at ACES and her position is funded by the School Redesign Grant. Throughout the hiring process it became clear that Ms. Superchi’s background in literacy, her experience with our current professional development, and her understanding of what work needs to be done with our elementary curriculum makes her a perfect fit for the position.
Jan Williams is entering her fourth year at ARRSD. She has been the principal of Riverbend/Sanders St. for the past three years, and she has been a successful principal in her previous district and in Athol. Her experience in the role of principal and her commitment and desire to support all students will be a valuable asset in Royalston. Jan will also remain the District’s Title I Director and Kindergarten Coordinator.
Both of these leadership moves were made with the best interest of students in mind. These moves allow the District to continue to move forward by not only utilizing staff who are familiar with our current status, but also by putting them in positions in which they are most likely to succeed.
Federation for Children in collaboration with the Athol-Royalston AR-PAC will host a Basic Rights night August 30th from 6-8 at the Athol Public Library. Click on link for more information! Right’s Flyer
*** Pre-K Waiting list ***
The demand for Pre-K has been so great that a waiting list has been created for applications received after June 1st, students not yet turning three and incomplete applications that did not meet the August 12th deadline. As of Aug 30th over 20 students are on our waiting list. If any openings occur after the start of the school year, families will be contacted.
Pre-K “Red Readers” orientation on Sept. 8th & 9th — First day of Pre-K is Sept. 12th
*** Some letters for Friday Sept 9th 11 – 12 and 1230-130 orientation erroneously stated Thursday Sept 9th – we apologize for any confusion! ***
Each student will be assigned to one of four orientation times based on the program they are attending. A letter with specifics was sent to your home August 1st. Orientation times are: Sept 8th 11-12 OR 1230-130, Sept 9th 11-12 OR 1230-130.
All students who registered prior to the June 1st deadline were placed in one of the following programs:
Full day- 4 1/2 day 830-305 with Wed ending at 1115
AM – 5 day 830-1115 M, T, W, Th, F
PM – 4 day 1220-305 (no Wed) M, T, Th, F
2 day AM T, Th or 3 day AM M, W, F
Registrations for children not yet three will be reviewed the month before their third birthday and placed based on available seats (waiting list of 20 students exists as of Aug. 26th). There is no tuition charge for Pre-K. Transportation is not provided unless required by an IEP. Any questions call Joyce or Rose at ACES 978-249-2406.
Books to Read With Your Children
The Athol-Royalston Regional School District serves over 1700 students in the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. We are committed to providing a challenging educational experience that inspires students to acquire the knowledge and skills to become responsible citizens in the global community.
The Athol-Royalston Regional School District in partnership with the community provides a safe, innovative, and vibrant learning environment for all students. We foster academic excellence by implementing best practices, improving facilities, appreciating diversity, and requiring accountability. Our graduates are life-long learners and discerning users of technology who exercise social and civic responsibility and adapt to an ever-changing world.