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LPS 3rd Quarter Town Hall
All are invited to the 3rd Quarter LPS Town Hall on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6 PM. 
Please tune in for updates and information. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
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February 2021 Vacation Meal Service Update
- Regular Meal Service will resume on Monday February 22nd


January 29, 2021

Dear LPS Families,

The current school year continues to present many challenges, but thanks to your patience, flexibility, and sacrifice, we have been able to overcome obstacles. This has been a very hard school year for everyone, families and teachers. I personally deeply appreciate all that family and family partners have done to support their student’s learning at home.  I ask for your patience and cooperation as we begin the third quarter of the school year (February 8 – April 9).   Last night, the Lynn School Committee approved a proposal to continue with remote learning for most students beginning February 8th until April 9th

The proposal for learning during the third quarter includes a plan to provide in-person learning for specific groups of students:

  • high-needs special education students (programs listed below) and pre-kindergarten, beginning tentatively March 1, 2021
  • kindergarten beginning tentatively March 15, 2021

The specifics for in-person programming will be communicated directly to the families of students in these programs.

 The decision for the vast majority of students to remain in remote learning was incredibly difficult.  Our community remains dangerously high-risk for the transmission of COVID-19; therefore, at this time, we will remain in the remote learning setting for the majority of students.  A shift to an in-person, hybrid schedule for all students at this time presents serious safety concerns for students and staff. In order to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment, decisions are made in partnership with the city’s Health Director and the Lynn Public Schools Nursing Department.  This is part of our unwavering philosophy and commitment to the health and well-being of all.  The proposal for learning beginning February 8th is in keeping with that commitment.
The groups of students who are invited to begin receiving in person instruction on March 1st are those whose needs we struggle to meet the most in the remote learning format.  The selection of these groups is not intended to suggest that these are the only students for whom remote learning is difficult.  The students invited for in-person learning are those whose learning and growth needs simply cannot be met in remote learning. 

It is my sincere hope that the situation in the coming months will be safe enough to invite more students back for in-person learning or activities.

The conditions of a global pandemic are far from ideal.  It will get better. I am excited to expand in-person services for students during the third quarter. I am so proud and admire the effort and resilience our students have shown in the remote setting over the past year. Please reach out to your student’s school and they will answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. As always, I will continue to keep the lines of communication open. 

Please join me for a Virtual Town Hall for all families on February 23, 2021 at 6pm. Information for the Town Hall will be available on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Yours in partnership,
Patrick Tutwiler, PhD

Programs Scheduled for In-Person Learning in the 3rd Quarter (February 8 – April 9)
Families with students in these programs will be contacted about specifics
Effective tentatively March 1st
Intellectually Impaired (II)
Developmentally Delayed (DD)
Life Skills
Pre-Kindergarten Integrated

Effective tentatively March 15th



January 2, 2021

Dear LPS Families,

I am writing to inform you that all LPS students will get Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year to help buy food. P-EBT funds can be used to help you buy healthy food for your student and family. It’s important to stay healthy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please download this complete EBT update below.

Patrick Tutwiler, PhD



Lynn Public Schools Support for Families on How to Manage Stress
and Tips on Covid-19 Activities to Keep Our Families Safe.

We wanted to pause and acknowledge the stress and suffering that many may be experiencing during the holiday season and as the impacts of the pandemic continue to be seen. We also want to convey a message of gratitude and hope. For many, holidays may trigger past losses, difficult emotions, and reminders of painful experiences. For those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic there are additional stressors.

Many of our families are experiencing homelessness, mental health/medical challenges, food and housing insecurity, loss of income, and loss of loved ones due to COVID19. We hope this document provides meaningful information and tips for how to manage the stress many may be feeling during this difficult time.


Girl Scouts EXPLORADORAS Series - February 27th at 4 PM - Info and Registration Here!
Girls Inc Lynn - Smart Girl Stem Summit - March 22 -26th Details Here!
New 2021-2022 Preschool Applications - Available On The Early Childhood Webpage
Camp Fire Summer Camp 2021 Registration Is Now Open! - Camp Fire North Shore Info and Registration
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iReady Diagnostic Assessment & Instruction at Home Family Support
Family Engagement Webinar - SPANISH - ENGLISH
Social Emotional Learning Series - Presented By Richard Booth - February 1st and March 1st 2021
Next School Committee Meetings - February 25th at 6:15 PM and March 03, 2021 at 7 PM
Watch the Lynn School Committee Meeting Online - Please Read The Technical Requirements
New Immunization Requirements Announced August 2020 - Visit Our Health Services Page For Details On All Grades
Lynn CVS and Walgreens Flu Vaccination Information - No Appointment Required - Download The Complete List
Información sobre la vacunación contra la influenza de CVS y Walgreens: no se requiere cita - Descargue la lista completa aquí
Audio/Video Recording and Photographs of Lessons by Lynn Public Schools Staff - Details Are Here
Girls Inc. 2021 Winter Programs - Complete Details In English and Spanish Here!
TRIO Talent Search - Learn About The TRIO Programs At NSCC!
Free Online Citizenship Services For Permanent Residents
Local Area, Health and Social Emotional Learning Resources - Visit Our Resources and Learning Page Here!
Lynn Parks and Recreation - Virtual Youth Exercise Program! Details and Signup Instructions Are Here!

In Response to the Death of George Floyd

Please also consider this additional information


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District Information and Announcements
- OUR COMMITMENT TO ANTI-RACISM - School Committee & District Administration Commitment to Anti-Racism
- LPS ATTENDANCE POLICY - Updated Attendance Policy (English and Spanish)
- BROCHURES - "Excellence and Innovation in Education" and "Facts Brochure"
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