Community Newsletter Week of November 30th
Message from Mr. Carabatsos
As we approach the holidays, I am incredibly thankful for the care and compassion of our staff and families as we collectively support children attempting to navigate remote learning. Please take some time over the next week to take a breath, enjoy a nice meal as well as spend quality time with family and friends.
The Reilly School Virtual Book Fair is available until Monday, November 30th. Please pick up some great books for the holidays and support the Reilly School.
Please join us Tuesday, December 1st at 4:30 for our monthly School Site Council / PTO meeting. ( see link below) As a community, I would like to continue the discussion of how best to support children and families through these difficult times.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has mandated that all children attending school in grades PreK-12 must receive a current flu vaccination by December 31, 2020. This includes students enrolled in both in-person and remote learning. Proof of a flu vaccine must be given to the school nurse by the 12/31/20 deadline or a child will be excluded from school.
Tech Tip of the Week!
Logging Into the Chrome Browser on a Mac: https://youtu.be/oa1cTla7VNQ
LPSD - Improving Audio on Chromebooks: https://youtu.be/07jLoKTkHfc
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.
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!
Christmas Assistance & Support for Families
Enclosed please find an important program for any family that may need additional financial assistance during the holidays this year. This is a new opportunity within LPS partnership with community providers that is open to all students but families need to apply directly and follow instructions explicitly. Ms. Hecker is more than happy to answer questions and assist with application process but all applications need to be submitted directly by parent/legal guardian via their email. Applications will be available starting 10/26 and slots will likely go quickly.