Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 




School Cancellation/Delayed Openings/Early Dismissals



The following procedures will be followed for a school closing/school delay/early dismissal:

  1. A decision on no school or school delay will be made as early as possible, preferably between 5:00-5:30am.

  2. Please note that a delay may be for 1 hour or 2 hours.

  3. Families will receive a call and email through Blackboard Connect.

  4. School closing/delay will be announced on Channels 4, 5, 7, & Fox 25.

  5. The no school/delay announcement will be posted on Facebook, the District Website www.asrsd.org, and tweeted via Mary Malone @marymalone7.

Other Important Reminders:

  • The Ayer Childcare Program & Shirley extended day will both be closed when the schools are closed.

  • AM pre-school sessions are cancelled in the event of a delayed opening.

  • School start times for a delayed opening:

                             2 hour delay                          1 hour delay

High School              9:19                                          8:19

Middle School           9:30                                          8:30

Page Hilltop              10:35                                        9:35

Lura A White            10:35                                         9:35

Early Dismissal:

It may become necessary to close schools early due to an emergency. In the event of an early or emergency dismissal, all after school and evening activities will be cancelled. In the event of an early or emergency dismissal, it is the responsibility of the parent to have a plan for parent pickup and/or childcare for their child.


141 Washington Street | Phone: 978-772-8600
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115 Washington Street | Phone: (978) 772-8600
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