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Robert L. Frost Middle School In-Person/Remote Learning Plan (April, 2021 through June, 2021)

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Lawrence Public Schools is prioritizing the return of in-person instruction, which will result in more students resuming full-time, in-person learning.  The plan will begin April 5, 2021 for grades K-5.  Grades 6-8 will return to in-person learning April 28, 2021.  Families have the choice to send their children to school in-person or remain remote for the remainder of the 2020-’21 school year.  Learning hours for remote students will continue to count toward structured learning time. 

COVID safety measures at the Frost Middle School will include mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing of three feet, regular cleaning and disinfecting, symptom screening, and contact tracing.  Following DESE COVID health protocols, individual students may need to isolate or quarantine and therefore learn remotely if they are symptomatic, diagnosed with COVID-19, or found to be a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID.  We will continue to communicate with our families to send key messages related to our school’s operations.  Please contact FRM with questions. 

Understanding students are returning to in-person learning for the first time this school year, FRM will provide additional supports to help all students make a successful transition.  We will create a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages positive practices.  Students’ schedules for in-person and remote learning will remain consistent with the current situation.  All curriculum, assessment, and learning systems will remain the same through June.  Use of outdoor spaces on school grounds will be maximized for in-person student activity.  Students learning from home will participate in largely the same classroom activities as students learning in-person.  Families who wish to have their student switch from a remote to in-person model should be aware that the school may require a reasonable transition period to allow for the change in learning status.

The FRM school day begins at 8:00AM and ends at 1:30PM.  Please ensure your child’s plan for dismissal each day to maintain proper safety.  FRM staff will monitor student activity during meals in the classroom at 8:00AM and 1:00PM each day.  Breakfast and lunch will be served each day with six feet distancing in place.  Staff will ensure students maintain appropriate mask wearing during the academic school day, monitor anticipated but limited hallway transition, provide signage to indicate appropriate safety protocols, and manage a bathroom sign-out system.  Students will remain in self-contained classrooms and mask breaks will be afforded throughout the day.  Students are asked to bring their Chromebook to and from school each day to maximize in-school and at-home learning.  Lockers are not available at this time.  FRM’s enrichment and specialized after-school programs will remain virtual.   

Please contact the Frost Middle School at 978-722-8810 or email Principal Patterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your continued support of our collective efforts at the Frost Middle School and we look forward to seeing our students and our Frost Middle School families soon!