Family Communicator

Issue #3 (September 19-22, 2022)

The Week Ahead

Monday, September 19, 2022


Tuesday, September 20, 2021


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

  • Kone Ice Cream Truck (5:00-6:30)

Thursday, September 22, 2022


Friday, September 23, 2022

SAVE THE DATE

Back-To-School Kona Ice

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 5-6:30pm

795 Wilder Street

Lowell, MA

Our annual Back-To-School social event will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, from 5:00-6:30 pm. Free Kona Ice for families.


Grades PK-1 - Please come between 5:00-5:45

Grades 2-4 - Please come between 5:45-6:30



We hope to see you there! Please do not park in front of driveways. Please only bring members of your immediate household.

After School Program

Our after-school program begins in October. Please apply here using this link.


After-School Program Link

Bus 49 and Bus 50

Due to driver shortages, bus 49 and bus 50 have been combined on many days in the afternoon. We will email you as soon as we find out. The emails are quicker to get out, so please check your email daily for updates.

Bus Transportation

How can I register for transportation?

Families can register online for transportation by going to www.lowell.k12.ma.us/transportation. For questions related to transportation, please call (978) 674-4333.

How do I know if I qualify for transportation?

School bus transportation is provided to students in grades K-4, who live greater than 3/4 miles* from their residence or alternate address to their assigned school. *The distance between home and school is calculated as a radius around the school, not in a linear point A to B way.

COVID Tests

If you need an extra box of COVID tests, please reach out to me. I have many boxes left. Please be aware the boxes are set to expire on September 29, 2022.

Open House Slideshow

In case you missed the Open House presentation on day one, here is the slideshow.


Slideshow

Washington School Staff

Grade 4 - Mrs. Avelino - Room 212

Grade 4 - Ms. Trull - Room 211

Grade 3 - Mrs. Parisi - Room 201

Grade 3 - Mrs. Hogan - Room 202

Grade 2 Mrs. Burns - Room 106

Grade 2 - Ms. Hill - Room 102

Grade 1 - Mrs. Brady - Room 112

Grade 1 - Ms. Bonin - Room 111

Kindergarten - Mrs. Desheneaux - Room 108

Kindergarten - Mrs. Cahill - Room 101

Pre-Kindergarten - Mrs. Quirbach - Room 114

Special Education

Allied Arts Team

General Information

How can I update my contact information (phone number/email/address)?

Go online to the Family Resource Webpage (https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/UpdateContactInfo) and fill out the “contact us” form. Families who don’t have access to the internet can fill out the form in person at the Family Resource Center. If an address change is related to economic factors or housing instability (family moves in with relatives, eviction, hotel/motel, fire or unsheltered, please contact the McKinney Vento Office located at the Family Resource Center in person (151 Merrimack Street), by phone (978-674-4321) or go to the webpage at https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/HomelessAssistance.


How do I update my emergency contacts?

If you were in the school last year we will send a verification sheet out. if you are new we will send home an emergency form to fill out on the first day of school.


What should I do if my child needs a Chromebook or if my child’s Chromebook needs repairs?

Families should contact their school to coordinate the issuing of a new Chromebook or to schedule repairs. After the school year begins, the district will resume its “tech tent” services and will inform families via email, text, and phone once the services resume.


How do I register my child for the new school year?

All school registrations are completed online using a computer or laptop. You can access the online application by going to https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/SchoolRegistration. If you only have a mobile device and don’t have access to a computer or laptop, you can register in person at the Family Resource Center (151 Merrimack Street). Please call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions (978-674-4321).


What should I do if I need to register my child(ren) and I don’t speak English?

The Lowell Public Schools is committed to providing translation and interpretation services for families who require assistance in a language other than English. The online registration application and website is translated in Spanish and Portuguese and can be accessed by going to https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/SchoolRegistration. For all other languages, please call Vannak Khin at (978) 328-6782 to arrange services. In-person language interpretation support for registration can be accessed by visiting the Lowell Public Schools at 151 Merrimack Street. Families can also call the Family Resource Center at (978) 674-4321 to make an appointment with a Bilingual Family Liaison.


How old does my child need to be to enroll in preschool or kindergarten?

A child must turn 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021, in order to apply for preschool and 5 by September 1 to apply for kindergarten. A family can apply for preschool by going to https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/PreschoolRegistration to fill out an online application or https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/KindergartenRegistration for kindergarten. For registration questions, please call (978) 674-4321.


How do I apply for a transfer for my child to change schools in the new year?

Per the 2021-22 School Assignment Policy, all students have the option to request one school transfer per year. Families can apply online by going to https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/SchoolTransfer or can come to the Family Resource Center in-person to complete the application. Transfers are assigned on a space availability basis.