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


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School Cancellation/Delayed Opening Procedures

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

  1. A decision will be made as early as possible, preferably between 5:00-5:30 am.

  2. All families and employees will receive a voice call and email via Blackboard Connect.

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

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

 School start times for one and two hour delayed openings are below:


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.


Other Important Reminders:

  • The Ayer Childcare Program & Shirley extended day will both be closed when the schools are closed. ACP & Extended Day follow the delayed opening schedule.
  • AM pre-school sessions are cancelled in the event of a delayed opening.


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