Announcements


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.

 

What kinds of testing are now included in the LPS COVID-19 Testing Programs?

  1. NEW At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing every week, schedule to be shared by your school (sign up here At Home Testing Opt-in Testing Form; a paper sign-up form is also available online here in English Paper Opt-in Form and here in Spanish Paper Opt-in Form, as well from your school office)
  2. Pooled testing every week, as currently scheduled by school (If you have not yet signed up, click here to sign up for COVID-19 Testing Consent for Massachusetts Schools, or English paper consent form / Spanish consent form
  3. Symptomatic Testing, as needed (If you have not yet signed up, click here to sign up for COVID-19 Testing Consent for Massachusetts Schools, or English paper consent form / Spanish consent form)
     

Overview: New At-Home Rapid Testing Program

  • About the Test: iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test.
  • Opt-In: To participate, you must opt in by completing the LPS opt in online form. By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration, report positive test results to your student’s school, and administer the tests according to LPS guidelines.
  • Weekly: Every two weeks your child will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests. Your child will administer one test each week according to the schedule shared by your school.
  • Reporting Positive Test Results: If your child tests positive on an at-home antigen test, you will inform their school of the positive result using the Positive Test Result Reporting Form. The school will keep the results confidential and will not make individual results public. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you inform your healthcare professional of the positive result.
  • Statewide program update: You can find more detailed information here about Massachusetts’ update to the statewide testing program.
     

How do students take the test?

How do I submit results?

  • Submit Results: Only positive test results must be submitted to your child’s school. You can do so with the Positive Test Result Reporting Form.
  • Confidentiality: Positive test results are shared with the district for informational purposes only. Individual results will remain confidential, and they will not be made public.

     

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

LPS parents and staff are cordially invited to participate in the Portrait of a Graduate Community Forum. Portrait of a Graduate was established in 2019 to paint a picture of the skills, knowledge and mindsets Lawrence students need to be successful in the 21st Century. It uses a community-driven approach to collect data about what students need, and where Lawrence Public Schools can implement change in the future. POG includes voices of the following stakeholders students, LPS staff, parents, alumni, and members of the higher education, non-profit, and business communities.

We are near the final stages and NEED PARENT AND STAFF INPUT.  These conversations will take place via Zoom on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm
  • Wednesday, December 8 at 6pm

Participants will receive a $20 Target Gift card. Please register for a focus group here and choose your group, date and language. The Zoom Link invitation will be sent to you after you register.

Thank you for helping shape the future of Lawrence graduates!
 

book shelves inside a library

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