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In the spring of 2020, LPS committed to a process of creating an actively anti-racist school system. The country’s struggle to respond coherently to equity issues paired with the pandemic hitting Lawrence especially hard made clear the need for a formal, comprehensive and public assessment of LPS policies and practices in relation to anti-racism, and that doing so would help ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.
An essential step in this process is an independent, district-wide equity audit featuring the voices and experiences of students, families and staff, which will be the foundation on which this work is built moving forward. Below, please see an invitation to participate from BlackPrint, our partners in this effort. We hope you will consider joining them at this important event. Note that Spanish will be the primary language used (with English interpretation), and light refreshments and limited child care will be available.

Attention, Lawrence Public Schools Families:

Please join us on Saturday, November 20 at South Lawrence East Elementary School from 3pm to 6pm for a conversation about how well LPS serves your child! We want to hear your raw and honest opinions about how staff treat your child, how effective teachers are, and how staff interact with you. This meeting will be completely confidential. All participants will remain anonymous. No LPS staff will be present. Come and let your voice be heard! RSVP here.

 

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En la primavera del 2020, las Escuelas Públicas de Lawrence ("LPS") se comprometieron a crear un sistema escolar activamente antirracista. En la lucha del país para responder de forma coherente a las cuestiones de equidad, en conjunto con la pandemia, que ha afectado a Lawrence con mayor intensidad, hace evidente que es necesario llevar a cabo una evaluación formal, exhaustiva y pública de las políticas y prácticas de LPS en relación a la lucha contra el racismo, y que hacerlo ayudaría a garantizar los mejores resultados posibles para nuestros estudiantes.

Para este proceso, un paso esencial es la ejecución de una auditoría independiente sobre la equidad a nivel de todo el distrito, en la que se incluyan las voces y experiencias de los estudiantes, las familias y el personal, la cual será la base sobre la que se construirá este trabajo en el futuro. A continuación, encontrará una invitación para participar por parte de BlackPrint, nuestros colaboradores en este esfuerzo. Por favor, considere unirse a este evento tan importante. Tenga en cuenta que se utilizará el español como idioma principal (con interpretación en inglés), además de que habrá refrigerios ligeros y cuidado de niños limitado.

Atención, familias de las Escuelas Públicas de Lawrence:

Favor de unirse a nosotros el sábado, 20 de noviembre en la escuela South Lawrence East de 3pm a 6pm para una conversación sobre la calidad de los servicios de LPS para su niño/a! Queremos escuchar sus opiniones crudas y honestas sobre cómo el personal trata a su niño/a, qué tan efectivos son los maestros y cómo el personal interactúa con usted. Esta reunión será completamente confidencial. Todos los participantes permanecerán en el anonimato. No habrá personal de LPS presente. ¡Ven y haz que se escuche tu voz! Confirme su participación aquí.

 

COVID-19 testing provides an important extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. Learn more from the letter from the Superintendent Paris (Superintendent Paris Spanish Letter here).

To participate in these free programs, you must provide consent on behalf of your student consent in one of two ways:

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact your school nurse. Thank you for helping keep our school community healthy and safe!

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Click the read more button to find suggested Summer Reading Lists to add to the recommendations provided from each school.

 

Important: Be sure to check with your child’s school as some schools may issue a mandatory summer reading list as a prerequisite for the next grade.

 

Please include reading as part of every fun summer day! Check out these books and more at the Lawrence Public Library.

Main Branch - 51 Lawrence Street

 

If you received a letter from your school regarding pooled testing and would like to provide permission for your child to participate, you may do so one of the following two ways:

Fill out this brief online consent form OR Return this complete paper Consent Form in English or Consent Form in Spanish to your child’s school


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