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Life’s most persistent question is,
“What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to realizing the dream of freedom, equality, peace, and economic and social justice. We are committed to advancing that dream by ensuring equitable access to education for all of our students.  We are grateful for the collective effort, in the schools and in the community, to achieve this goal.

Dr. King once said, Life’s most persistent question is, what are you doing for others?”

Acknowledging that participating in a day of service while in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic is extremely challenging. What we would suggest however is to take this day to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and plan ways you can do for others, whether it be now or in the future when the pandemic comes to an end. Check in with family, neighbors, or local church and community organizations to offer support or donations that may be needed. In this way, you can serve your community and do for others while keeping you and your family safe.

On Monday January 18th, reflect, connect safely, or check-in.  Do something to move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community.

In solidarity,
LPS Team

Talking To Children About Violence

LPS families, in light of recent events at the US capitol building, the attached graphic is a resource you can use in talking about it with your student.

In the wake of unspeakable violence and an assault on our democracy, let this be an event that calls us to be better together.

Additional Information and Resources: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers


January 2, 2021

Dear LPS Families,

Happy New Year!  I cannot recall a time in my life when that celebratory greeting, Happy New Year, has been more meaningful than now.  We move into each new calendar year with plans, new commitments, and hope for a better year than the previous one.  This year is no different, although there is undoubtedly a deeper longing for better times ahead.  I remain deeply optimistic about better times ahead and I look forward to our continued partnership.

Although we launched the school year in full remote learning and continue to provide services in that manner, I want to make you aware of state-mandated assessments that must be administered in person between the months of January and June.  The state-mandated assessments are as follows:

  • All students who qualify as an English Learner (EL) are required to take the ACCESS test to assess progress toward English language proficiency. 
  • Students in grades 3-10 are required to take MCAS assessments in ELA and Math.  5th, 8th, and 9th will also take an MCAS Science assessment.
  • High school students beyond grade 10 who have not earned a passing score on the high school English and Math sections in previous years are required to take MCAS assessments in English and Math.

Both assessments (ACCESS and MCAS) are used to make decisions about instruction and the high school MCAS remains a graduation requirement. Neither assessment can be administered remotely.
Safety continues to be our foremost priority.  Since the summer of 2020, we have dedicated careful thought to safely accommodating students on site.  In recent months, we focused our attention specifically on safe, in-person administration of the state-mandated assessments.  In addition to full compliance with all Center for Disease Control and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidance, we have added additional safety precautions which include but are not limited to:

  • Small groups of students on site at any given time
  • Limited time on site
  • No more than 10 students in a classroom
  • Ability keep students physically distant at a degree  of 6 feet or more
  • Desktop plexiglass shields

If your student is expected to take the MCAS and/or ACCESS assessment this year, you can expect to hear directly from your student’s building principal with specific information on dates, times, and protocols.  Further we welcome and are prepared to respond to any questions or concerns.

Yours in partnership,

Patrick Tutwiler, PhD



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.

How much will I get?
- Students in a fully remote learning situation will get $117.20 per month.
- Students in a hybrid learning situation will get $58.60 per month.
- Students attending school either half-day or fully in person are not eligible for P-EBT.

How will I get P-EBT funds in 2021?
- I got P-EBT in the past on a P-EBT card: Starting in January, check your P-EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

- I got P-EBT in the past on my DTA EBT card: Starting in January, check your EBT card for funds on the 25th of each month for the rest of the school year.

- If you are new to P-EBT:
- If you get SNAP and/or TAFDC, check your DTA EBT card for funds.
- If you do NOT get SNAP and/or TAFDC, you will get a letter in the mail from the DTA. You will also get a P-EBT card in the mail in a different envelope. KEEP THE LETTER UNTIL YOU HAVE GOTTEN AND PINNED THE CARD. The letter has your students’ case number that you need to PIN the card.

Each month, funds will be added to your card on the 25th of each month for the month before. Example: your February P-EBT funds will be based on your students’ learning situation in January.

No longer have your P-EBT card?
Request a replacement card at If you need a new EBT card, call DTA at 1-877-382-2363.

IMPORTANT: Using P-EBT does not impact you or your student’s immigration status. The public charge rule does not apply to this program.

Need more food help?
- If you are eligible for P-EBT you are likely eligible for SNAP, ongoing monthly food funds.
Check your eligibility and apply at

- You may also continue to access FREE grab and go school meals at any school.
Please follow this link for more information.

Get help: visit

Patrick Tutwiler, PhD


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Lynn Public Schools Winter Sing-A-Long 2020!
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Lynn Public Schools Holiday Art Exhibit 2020!
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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.


LPS FY21 Proposed School Budget

The Lynn School Committee will hold a virtual Public Hearing on the FY 21 Budget on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM. A regular virtual School Committee Meeting will follow immediately after the close of the virtual Public Hearing.

In order to speak at the virtual public hearing please call the Business Office during normal business hours at (781) 477 7220, ext. 3232 to register, you need to register 48 hours before the meeting. The Budget is also available (see below) on the Lynn Public Schools website, or can be viewed at the Business Office, Room 224, during normal business hours.

Kevin J. McHugh
School Business Administrator

Download Dr. Tutwiler's Budget Summary, the FY21 Budget and Notice of Public Hearing (Updated)
Next School Committee Meeting - School_Committee_Jan_28_2021_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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To enable effective communication with Limited English Proficient parents and guardians, interpretation and translation services are available at no cost to parents and guardians. A parent or guardian does not have to be of limited English proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending English to be eligible for interpretations or translation, but rather, it is only necessary that a parent or guardian be limited in at least one of these areas to receive services.

To request an interpreter of a spoken language or translation of a school department document, please contact the main office at your child’s school. You may also contact Family Engagement and Translation Services at (781) 477-7220 Extension 3360.
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