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. 


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

  1. A decision will be made as early as possible, preferably by 5:00-5:30am.
  2. You will receive a call and email via Blackboard Connect.
  3. School closing/delay will be aired on Channels 4, 5, 7, & Fox 25.
  4. The no school/delay announcement will be posted on Facebook, the District Website @asrsd.org, and tweeted via my twitter account, which is Mary Malone@marymalone7.
  5. The message will be recorded on the district phone system at 978-772-8600.


Other Important Reminders:

  1. The Ayer Childcare Program & Shirley extended day will both be closed when the schools are closed.
  2. AM pre-school sessions are cancelled in the event of a delayed opening.
  3. School start times for a delayed opening:


School Name

Start Time

High School


Middle School


Page Hilltop


Lura A. White



Reporting times to bus stop. There are often many questions on what time to report to the bus stop in the event of a delayed opening. The report time is 2 hours after the normal report time.

Example:Your high school student reports to the bus stop at 6:45. In the event of a delayed opening, he/she will report at 8:45, which is 2 hours later.

Please feel free to contact me at 978-772-8600 ext. 1508 or at mmalone@asrsd.org should you have any questions or concerns.



Mary E. Malone, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools


141 Washington Street | Phone: 978-772-8600
1 Hospital Rd | Phone: (978) 772-8600
115 Washington Street | Phone: (978) 772-8600
34 Lancaster Road | Phone: (978) 772-8600