Community Newsletter Week of March 1st
Message from Mr. Carabatsos
Dear Reilly Families,
As we welcome additional students back to in person learning on Monday (25%) we continue to plan for the next expansion on April 1st. Please connect with your child's teacher to inform them of your intentions to have your child return to school in person. As we continue to collect this data, please keep in mind there are still a number of variables and uncertainties including transportation, the number of students we can safely accommodate within the current classroom and school setting and the structure of this learning upon students' return. Please join us on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:00 for further information ( link below).
For those students joining us in person on Monday, please follow the drop off / pick up procedures outlined in the Fall. Students offered bus transportation should be receiving updates this weekend or early next week.
In addition, consenting staff and students will be tested weekly adding to our protocols for managing the virus in an attempt to keep everyone safe. Below please find a letter with additional information as well as an electronic consent form.
Next week we will celebrate Read Across America as well as our 100th day on Monday for Grades 1-4 and Wednesday for Pre K and Kindergarten. The primary focus of our celebration will be our March Madness (outlined in your child's Clever page and in links below). Traditionally, we have celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday in conjunction with this week and offered themes each day. I would encourage us as a community to please continue to celebrate reading, including works from Dr. Seuss. However, our celebrations should focus on the inclusivity of the works provided through March Madness and not Dr. Seuss exclusively.
Finally, please join our School Site Council as we finalize our Quality School Improvement Plan (QIP) at our meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 4:00. ( link below).
Please continue to reach out with questions and concerns as we navigate these unprecedented times.
March Early Release, Distribution & Scholars' Days
Wednesday, March 10th - Early Release
Friday, March 12th - Distribution Day
LPS Meal Services
We are offering grab and go meal service at a total of 10 sites for Lowell Public Schools students taking part in remote learning.
The following sites will be offering daily meal service for our remote learning students:
- STEM Academy: 11am - 1pm
- Morey: 11am - 12pm
- Robinson: 11:30am - 12:30pm
- Butler: 12pm - 1pm
- Wang: 12pm - 1pm
Students will receive a breakfast and a lunch at each daily meal site.
The following sites will be offering meal service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for our remote learning students:
- LHS: 8am - 9am
- Murkland: 12:30pm - 1pm
- Lincoln: 1pm - 1:30pm
- Greenhalge: 2:30pm - 3pm
- Stoklosa: 3:15pm - 4pm
Tech Tents & IT Help Desk
The Lowell Public Schools Technology Help Desk will be setting up a service tent this week at the following times and locations.
- Monday, March 1 from 3-5:30pm at the Lincoln Elementary School (300 Chelmsford St. - next to the main entrance)
- Tuesday, March 2 from 9-11am at the Pawtucketville Elementary School (425 West Meadow Rd. - next to the main entrance)
- Wednesday, March 3 from 3-5:30pm at the Stoklosa Middle School (560 Broadway St. - side door facing parking lot)
- Thursday, March 4 from 9-11am at the Reilly Elementary School (115 Douglas Rd. - rear door facing rear parking lot)
- Friday, March 5 from 1-3pm at the Robinson Middle School (110 June St. - side door across from main entrance)
This service is available for any students or staff needing help with a device issued by the Lowell Public Schools. You do not need to make an appointment. All visitors must wear a mask and bring the device charger.
HelpDesk contact info:
HelpDesk Ticket System: http://helpdesk.lowell.k12.ma.us (Use your network username and password or the student's username and password to login)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (This MUST be from an @lowell.k12.ma.us or @student.lowell.k12.ma.us email address)
If your child is interested, they can submit a video of themselves doing the Pledge of Allegiance and the Reilly School Pledge! The video will be shared with the whole school during morning meeting!
Lowell's March Book Madness Begins March 1st
March Madness Read Alouds
Voting Begins March 1st!