The Husky Herald

Week of January 17th

Message from Mr. Carabatsos

Dear Sullivan Families,


A reminder there is no school on Monday, January 17th in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we celebrate Character and Kindness this month at school, this is a great opportunity to remember Dr. King for embodying these characteristics through his words and actions.


We will begin ACCESS testing for all of our English Language learners on Tuesday and Thursday this week. To accommodate testing for a large number of our students, we will run a modified schedule which will include assessment work for all students. Please reach out to your child's teacher(s) with any questions.


Our afterschool program will resume on Tuesday, January 18th. Program descriptions and registration was sent home to students last week. Our basketball games scheduled for this week have been cancelled. We hope the season can begin the following week. Details to follow.


As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. We continue to move forward during these challenging times by maintaining our focus on teaching and learning as well as the social / emotional needs of all students and adults in our community. We thank you for entrusting us with your children.


Please join us on Social Media: Facebook (@lpsdsullivan); Twitter @SullivanLPS. See links below.

Calendar


  • No School - Monday 1/17 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Afterschool program Resumes - Tuesday 1/18
  • ACCESS Testing Begins - Tuesday 18 / Thursday 1/20 ( modified schedule)
  • Basketball Begins Tuesday 1/25 ( @Daley); games on 1/18 & 1/20 are cancelled.

21CCLC Extended Day Prgram

The winter session of the afterschool program will start on January 18th and end on March 10th, from 2:15 to 4:45. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation at this time. Students will need to be picked up at 4:45.



Students MUST sign up for a minimum of 2 days per week, but can sign up all 4 days! Click the link below to sign up. Registration closes Friday, January 14th!


Arts in the Afternoon (LHS) - Students who are part of LHS Afternoon in the Arts and stay at the Sullivan to take the LHS MUST sign up for the afterschool program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Girls / Boys Basketball Schedule

Girls' Games - 4:00 - 4:45; Boys' Games 5:15 - 6:15


1/18 @ Robinson (cancelled)

1/20 Home ( cancelled)

1/25 @ Daley

1/27 Home

2/1 Home

2/8 @Wang

2/10 Home

2/16 @Barlett

Health & Safety Updates

The mask mandate in schools is still in effect. All students and adults within the school buildings must continue to wear a protective mask ( above their mouth and nose) to ensure the safety of others and mitigate the spread of this still present virus. As parents, please continue to encourage your children to wear their masks throughout the school day. In addition, please submit all student vaccination information to Nurse McGrath.


Below please find updated protocols for monitoring and responding to positive COVID cases and close contact situations. It is imperative we all follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in and out of school.


In addition to our regular focus on hygiene and social distancing, families will have the opportunity to consent to weekly COVID testing to assist in our preventive efforts. For now, these are the only restrictions and modifications we will face in light of the threat of this new variant. We will ensure we provide regular updates as we continue to fight this virus. Please find the consent for testing below. Full details can also be found in the LPS COVID Dashboard linked below. Finally, please refer to the Can I Go to School - Health Protocols to assist families in determining the necessary steps to follow when a child is sick or showing symptoms.


https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=Lowell

Health Protocols - Going to School

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Husky Apparel

PTO has placed an order for long sleeve shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and winter beanies. There will be another opportunity to order apparel in the Spring.

Kids Who Code Coding After School Program for students DISTRICT WIDE Grades 5-8 on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 beginning the week of 2/7/22 on ZOOM

January Middle School Lunch Menu