Parent Communication & District Annual Notices

Every year, the District must issue several notices to families.  These notifications, distributed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, encompass:


Additional Required Annual Notices 

Communication Map

Please review our streamlined Parent Communication Map, should you need to reach out to someone in the district around a particular question or concern.

School Cancellations and Delays 

Occasionally, weather and/or environmental factors, might force a decision to release school early, delay the opening of school or cancel school altogether. Please review our procedures for school cancellations, delays and emergency release. 

school safety

Safety Planning Guide - English
Safety Planning Guide - Spanish
Safety Planning Guide - Portuguese
Safety Planning Guide - Chinese
Safety Planning Guide - Russian
Safety Planning Guide - Hindi 

  • Permission for directory information and photo/video use
  • Consent as per the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for students under 13
  • Distribution of our student handbooks, which include conduct regulations and nondiscrimination notices
  • Release of specific information to military recruiters (applicable to high school students, unless parents opt-out)

It is crucial for all families to login to the Parent Portal prior to the start of the school year.  Here, you can also update emergency contacts, demographic details, and medical permissions. 

Financial Assistance

From time to time, families may face financial difficulties, and school-related dues and fees can compound family stressors. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, you or your child can make a request for assistance following the information contained in our Financial Assistance letter. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

Financial Assistance Letter (Mandarin)
Financial Assistance Letter (Spanish)
Financial Assistance Letter (Portuguese)
Financial Assistance Letter (Russian)

School Safety and Emergency Response Planning 

The Acton-Boxborough Schools takes seriously its obligation to provide a safe learning and working environment for students, staff and families in our District. Each year, the District’s Emergency Plan is reviewed by a Safety Committee and updated to reflect best practices and guidelines.
The plan addresses a wide range of issues, from dealing with the onset of a crisis, to addressing the psychological and emotional needs of students and adults in its aftermath. 
We have created a document intended to provide families a brief description of how the school district manages an emergency and how Acton-Boxborough families can support those vital efforts. We want to make sure families have a familiarity with key terminology that might be used.  To that end, the document includes an overview of the different emergency response protocols a school might implement.  

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