5th Graders creating If-Then Adventure Stories Global Leaders teach about life in Tanzania, through student artwork King Arthur Bread - Baked & Delivered 49 loaves to the Senior Center Learn, Bake, Share -King Arthur Flour Lesson Singer, songwriter, storyteller - Courtney Campbell presentation Chromebooks in action! Tanzanian & Whately Student Project: What do you see out your window? Testing Raft-building Skills@ Morse Hill Reading Group in the Library Strings Performance Team Building @ Morse Hill School Gardening Program


3/25/20 - Superintendent UPDATE FRS

Dear Families,

Governor Baker announced this afternoon that public schools will be closed until Monday, May 4th. Candidly, state and federal level communication around these safety measures has been happening spontaneously and with urgency. I am sure this new closure extension raises many questions for you and your family, and our answers may take some time to develop. This Friday, I am meeting with the Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey Riley, to learn more about this decision and expectations for districts moving forward. Until then, there is no change in course; teachers and students will work together as they have done over the last two weeks. 

Updated resources for the Frontier Regional & Union #38 community.

The following link will bring you to expanded resource lists for individuals and families in our communities. Click on the link and look for the COVID-19 Updates to Resources section (you may need to refresh the page if you don't see the COVID-19 update button):  https://www.look4help.org/ 


IMPORTANT update from the FRSU38 Nursing team and our school physician at Northampton Area Pediatrics (NAP)

NAP has issued the following recommendation on play dates during this time. They are strongly recommending that children not visit other children outside the immediate family. Under current conditions, the best way for us to slow down the spread of this virus is to stay at home.


From Frontier Regional and Union 38 Nursing

The Importance of Social Distancing:

MDPH Commissioner Bharel emphasized the importance of social distancing as a strategy to blunt the spread and severity of COVID-19 in the community. 

Social Distancing is a critical action we all need to take to prevent spread of Covid-19 and to protect our friends, families, neighbors and community from illness.

Food and Meal Resources

For a listing of food and meal resources in Franklin county please click hereThis list is continually being updated by Community Action Pioneer Valley & Franklin County Hunger Task Force.


3/10/2020 Family Letter

Dear Families,

I am writing to update you on the status of our response to the coronavirus. We continue to work closely with the Department of Public Health and local health officials to mitigate any potential risks to our students and the larger community. 

While COVID-19 is a public health concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Health continue to report that the immediate risk to the general public remains low as of this date. To be prepared, the school is planning for the likelihood of a disruption in our usual routines this spring.


Darius Modestow


3/16/2020 School Update - Food for Families

Dear Families,

In our ongoing efforts to support families during this unusual time, we are offering free food to all families in the Frontier Regional Union #38 School community. 

Today we reached out to families who are part of our school foods program.  If you are part of this program and did not receive a call or message please call your child's school and we will add your child(ren)’s information to our list.

STEM Camp 2020

register nowRegistration for 2020 Summer STEM Camp is on-going through May 17th. Please join us for this fun filled week long camp being held August 3-7 from 8:30-1:30pm. For more information and the registration form please click here! Space is limited.

Updated Information Regarding COVID-19

The Superintendent of Schools recently sent home a letter to families and staff regarding COVID-19. The letter included basic precautions and other resources for families.

Students and Families:

Here are additional links that your family may find helpful. 
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus 
COVID19 Stop the Spread of Germs
BrainPop - Coronavirus
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource
Handwashing Tips - English
Handwashing Tips - Spanish



Whately Elementary Has School Choice Openings!

Thank you for your interest in Whately Elementary School!

We are very excited to begin the process of welcoming new friends!  We encourage families to come visit us to see all the wonderful thing that are happening in our school There are several ways to have a Whately Elementary School “experience”. You can call to set up a tour during the school day. If it is easier to come outside of school hours, that can be arranged. We will also have a classroom visit day so that students can spend an hour in a classroom while parents meet with me to ask any questions you may have.

We have opening in most classrooms for School Choice. Applications are available on line and can be faxed or mailed to us. If we have more applications than available slots, we will have a lottery that will be witnessed by a member of the Whately School Committee in order to ensure fairness.

We look forward to becoming your family’s choice for education.

Kristina Kirton, Principal

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Phone: (413)665-7826
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