Deerfield Elementary School


OSTP Registration for Fall 2021


RVDC Summer Camp Update

RVDC LogoUPDATE as of 5/24/2021:    RVDC IS FULL and no longer accepting registrations.


 Registration is now closed.  

We are planning to run River Valley Day Camp for summer 2021.  Camp will be different this year, but we have great plans for a safe and fun summer. 

We are working with the Deerfield Board of Health and waiting on further guidance from the CDC about restrictions and regulations for summer camps in Massachusetts before we can finalize our Camp 2021 plans and registration.

We hope to have camp registration open as soon as we can! 

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Workshop

We recognize that this year has been so different for our rising kindergarteners. To help support families and children with this important transition, we have created a "road map" workshop series to provide a little extra guidance as we look forward to a brighter, 2021-2022 school year. Aimee Smith-Zeoli, U38 Early Childhood Director, will lead a 3-evening, virtual event to address transition highlights (meeting children where they are!) and to talk about resilience in our young learners.  Click here for the flyer!

Culturally Responsive Education Culturally Responsive

The Frontier Regional and Union #38 School District Educators are committed to the work of anti-racism and providing our students with a culturally responsive education. Our new website provides additional information about our journey.


COVID-19 Health Information

Frontier Regional Union #38 COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and requirements for a safe in-person learning at our schools can be found on this site.  Click here for the website.

6th Grade Parent Night Meeting RECORDING

This meeting occurred February 25th 6pm was for parents of children entering Frontier Middle School Fall 21. To inform what to expect for the fall.

Meeting Recording 


Kindergarten Registration

It's time to register your child for Kindergarten.  Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021.  Click here for more information.

Grade Level Standards for Families

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts sets standards for what students will learn in school each year.

Phase 3

On December 14th, DES will move to phase 3 of our reopening plan. On this date, Hybrid learners will attend school in-person four days a week and remote learning classrooms will be launched. We ask all families to complete the Learning Model Selection Form to confirm your child(ren)’s learning model by Wednesday, November 25th.

"Snow Days"

Dear Frontier and Union #38 Families,

        With the cold weather fast approaching and a hint of snow in the air, I am writing to let you know what our plan for “snow days” is this year. (In fact, they are forecasting snow for Friday!)

The approach to winter weather closures has changed due to our ability to have remote learning. Under new rules from the Department of Education, our district(s) will have remote learning days in place of weather delays and snow days.  Teachers will use a combination of their normal remote learning platform and a-synchronous learning activities/assignments on these days. 

In the case of extreme weather conditions that may include massive power outages, and a community shut down, we may cancel school. 

As a reminder, any canceled day of school will be made up at the end of the school year in June (remote days will not). For example, the “wind day” on October 8th that caused disruption of power and internet failure, and that ultimately resulted in a canceled school day that was added to the end of the school year—making our last day now June 10.  

As a kid, I loved the “magic” of a snow day. Given all mother nature has given us recently, I don’t think we will get through winter without the need to have a snow day or two!   

Stay Safe, Frontier & Union #38 families, and remember following COVID rules keeps our community safe and our schools open. 


Darius Modestow, Superintendent


The FRSU38 Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a parent run organization that supports caregivers who either have concerns about their child’s development, behavior, mental health or receive special education services. We help parents connect with other supportive parents, find local resources, attend workshops and learn about special education services. The SEPAC also advises the district on the education and safety of students with disabilities.  We hold monthly meetings, please click HERE for the 2020-2021 meeting dates.

Do you need to request support from a school counselor? Guidance Den

Did you know?  You can check-in or request school counselor support remotely from home!

Just click on the 'Family Resources' tab above to access the DES Guidance Den webpage, then use the check-in link provided! 

You will also find the new DES Counseling Clickable Classroom and additional family resources there as well. Come check-in with us to check-it-out!

COVID Companion Handbook

Click here to see the COVID Companion to the DES Student Handbook.

Family Tech Center tech38

Introducing Family Tech Center
This is a public website where students and families will find information, demonstration videos, and guidance on technology we use in the district.

Click here to submit a tech ticket if you need technology help

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Contact Information

Deerfield Elementary School

21 Pleasant Street
South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373

Main Office: 413-665-1131 Nurse's Office: 413-665-3740

FAX: 413-665-2747

Principal: Tina Gemme

Assistant Principal: Elaine Mount

Principal's Secretary: Cathy Eckert
School Secretary: Jennifer Shumway

The Frontier Regional and Union #38 School Districts do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion or sexual orientation.  The Title IX Coordinator for the Frontier Regional and Union #38 School Districts is Karen Ferrandino, Office C101 113 North Main Street, Phone: (413) 665-1155 ext.710.  The Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Coordinator for Deerfield Elementary School is Carolyn Eddy, 21 Pleasant Street, South Deerfield, MA, 01373, Phone (413)-665-1131.



    DEERFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | 21 Pleasant Street | South Deerfield, MA 01373