LPS is providing interested LPS families with one free technology device to support online access and learning during the school closure. If you would like one of these devices for your students, please follow these steps:

  1. One representative for the family should visit the LPS school closest to them, using the schedule below, to pick up one device to be shared in the family.  For crowd control, we ask that do not bring additional family members. 
  2. Device distribution will take place from 8:00am to 2:00pm the dates below, using this queuing system: 
    • A-G: Tuesday, March 24
    • H-O: Wednesday, March 25
    • P-Z: Thursday, March 26
  3. Please help us uphold social distancing during this process by the queuing system, staying six feet apart, and only sending one family member to collect your device. 

The device we share with you is pre-used and is yours to keep. A handout on how to care for it, along with instructions on how to access learning resources will be provided at the time of distribution.

1. Check your student's backpack for the invitation and directions;

2.Stop in the school's office and request a paper copy; or

3.Use this link to acess the survey:


You may take the survey once per student, and please remember to identify the student's school where indicated.

Survey results will help schools plan future partnership strategies. 


Survey ends March 8th


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On February 27, the Lawrence community is welcome to join the Leahy community design meeting taking place at the Leahy school at 8:30 am and another at 4pm. Participants at this meeting will learn about the priorities put forth by the school administrators, teachers, and students. There will also be an opportunity for participants to put forth their own ideas for the facility as well! 

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April 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00PM
Berkshire Community College
Paterson Field House
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA


Monday, April 13, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UMass Amherst
Campus Center Auditorium
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept.
Hampden County Pre-Release Center
627 Randall Road
Ludlow, MA


Thursday, April 16, 2020

11:00 AM - 3:00PM
Quinsigamond Community College
Harrington Learning Ctr., Rooms 109 AB
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA


Saturday, April 18, 2020

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Salem State University
O’Keefe Sports Complex, Twohig Gymnasium
225 Canal Street
Salem, MA


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

11:00 AM - 3:00PM
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor
Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Boston, MA


Friday, April 24, 2020

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
McCormack State Office Building
One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor
Boston, MA


Saturday, April 25, 2020

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mass Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA


Monday, April 27, 2020

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wrentham Developmental Center
Graves Auditorium
7 Littlefield Road
Wrentham, MA


If you require disability-related accommodations, contact the GIC’s ADA Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the fair you wish to attend: 617.727.2310; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Return Completed forms to your GIC Coordinator no later than Friday, May 1, 2020

Dear Lawrence Public Schools families,

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving to celebrate family, friends, and time spent together. Among the things I remain most thankful for in 2019 is the opportunity to serve the Lawrence Public Schools community every day, and you will all be in my thoughts.

Thanksgiving is also when everyone’s focus truly turns to the change of seasons and upcoming holidays, when hats, coats, gloves and mittens are reluctantly pulled from storage and students begin to daydream about the first full school vacation awaiting next month. So let me also offer a reminder that this year’s holiday break is slightly extended. School gets out Friday, December 20th and resumes Monday, January 6th. All of us at LPS hope you are able to enjoy a restful, rewarding two weeks with loved ones, and we will be ready and excited to welcome students back for a successful 2020.

Again, we hope you have the happiest of Thanksgivings, and thank you for everything you do to support LPS and your child’s education.

Warm wishes,
Cynthia Paris
Superintendent of Schools

See Superintendent Thanksgiving Letter