What's Happening
Coronavirus – COVID-19 Updates:

In order to provide social-emotional connections and enrichment for our students while school is not in session, the district has created Elementary Distance Learning Plans with optional activities that take advantage of the home environment and are mindful of the balance between screen time and non-screen time. This provides access for all students to some of the activities.

Our goal is to provide enriching resources to help structure students’ days at home by suggesting a list of engaging activities. None of this work will be a part of an assessment of students’ understanding and no new content is introduced through the activities.  Families: If you are experiencing technical issues while accessing our online learning tools, please feel free to use the new Distance Learning Technology Helpdesk!

For more information checkout the New Distance Learning Website


Link to District COVID-19 News

MCAS Spring 2020: New Law Suspends MCAS  Tests for Current School Year: (article | law)

School Building Project Update 

Please review the AB District  2019-2020 calendar

School Supplies Information:

Families do not need to purchase student school supplies this year except for a student backpack. water bottle, and lunch bag (if bringing lunch from home).  The following classroom donations are still appreciated:  facial tissue, sanitizer, wipes, and extra healthy snacks.  Check with your child’s teacher first before you purchase any donations as it may vary by teacher and grade level.

School Day Information:
School day for Grades K-6 is 8:50am - 3:20pm.
School day for Morning Kindergarten is 

8:50am - 11:50pm. Thursday dismissal is at 12:50pm. 

Students may be dropped off between 8:35am and 8:50am. 

Please note: Students may not arrive at school any more than 15 minutes before the official beginning of the school day, as we do not
allow unsupervised children in the building. There is no supervision provided for a child prior to this time unless parents have previously arranged for their child to attend after-school or extended day programs
. (AB Elementary Handbook pg. 5)

Musical Programs Information:
Gates Elementary Musical Instrument Progr
ams: Grades 5 & 6 Band; Grades 4, 5, & 6 Strings. Please click here for more information about the program and how to register.



Online Forms with Descriptions

Safe Arrival
It is important for the school to know if your child will be absent or be late to school. Please complete the electronic form or call 978-263-7425

One-Day Pick Up Form
Please complete the following online form when picking up your child either during or at the end of the school day.
  This online form should be completed by 1pm otherwise, please call the office. Parents enter on side of building and pick up in 6th grade pod when picking up at dismissal time. 

One-Day Bus Pass Form: (NOTE:Will be available starting September 16th.) 
Please use this form if your child needs to bus pass. Requests MUST be submitted by 2:00PM the day before the bus pass is required. Approval for this bus pass is determined by the Transportation Department. 

Permanent Pick Up
Please use this form if you plan to pick up your student at dismissal time on a regular basis (each day, every Monday, etc).  Parents enter on side of building and pick up in 6th grade pod when picking up at dismissal time. 

One Day Permission to Walk
Please use this form to give to your son/daughter to walk at dismissal time for a specific day.

Permanent Permission to Walk
Please use this form to give to your son/daughter to walk at dismissal time on a regular basis. Please specify which day(s) student may walk. 


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