Washington Update

Family Communicator - Issue #22 - February 22-26, 2021

The Week Ahead

Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Three Classes Return to In-Person Learning (Mr. Donovan, Ms. Morehouse, Mr. Cruz)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • School Site Council - 6 pm
  • Pooled Testing Begins

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Thursday, February 25, 2021


Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Asynchronous Lessons starting at 12:00pm for (Mrs. Quirbach, Ms.Cahill, Mrs. Descheneaux, Ms.Burns, Ms. Hillbrunner, Mrs. Avelino) - This allows us to have an in-school staff meeting to review protocols for return on March 1st). Thank you for understanding.

On-Track

The tentative district plan is:


February 22, 2021 - CSA Students Return

March 2021 - The original in-person students return.

April 2021 - We expand and bring additional students back.

Surveys

The district needs information and will be surveying families. Here are the survey types.


All Family Survey: This district will survey all families about district and school satisfaction. Please fill this out! We need input. All families that complete this survey will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Market Basket Gift Card if completed by February 17th. The district will give me names of families that completed the survey, but not the results. This allows you to maintain anonymity but qualify for the gift card. Please use these links in your preferred language.

COVID Pooled Testing - Completely Voluntary

Detailed information on pooled testing is available through this additional SMORE in several languages. This is completely voluntary. We do not require this. Lowell Public Schools will be participating in "pooled testing" for COVID. Once we return, students and staff can voluntarily participate in weekly free COVID testing in school. The testing is completed using a short nasal swab and will be done by the nurse or principal. Results will come back within 72 hours. Students in grades 2 and above will do the nasal swab themselves with supervision. We do not have the complete details yet, but interested families will need to fill out a consent form. Here are more details on pooled testing.https://www.smore.com/32nqp


I find this video sums it up quite well! Sometimes you need a second grader to help explain!

P-EBT Cards

The new upload occurred this week, and money should appear on the P-EBT cards around January 25th. Please check the balance by calling the number on the back and entering the PIN if you have a card. If you need to get additional information, please call1-877-382-2363 - Press 6 to get support.


If you have never received a card, please check your mail.


Things to Remember:


  1. Don't ever throw out your card. It gets reloaded each month.
  2. Remember your Pin # and store it in a safe place.
  3. Everyone is considered remote, so the balance each month should be $117.40 per student in Lowell Public Schools.
  4. When your child returns to school, the balance will be reduced to $58.60 per student.
  5. This is funded month-to-month, so please do not rely on this grocery money long-term.
  6. More information is below.
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Address Update

Please use this link to update your address.



https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/Page/4240

Remote Meal Schedule

Free breakfast and lunch locations for our remote students can be found at the following link.


Remote Free Meal Schedule

How Does My Child Access His/Her Work?

In order to get work the next few days, please have your kids find his/her teacher below and click on the link. This will take them to the remote work assignments.

Work for the Week is Listed Below. Find the teacher. Click on the Link

Classroom Teachers

Grade 4 - Mrs. Avelino - Room 212

Please use the following link to access remote Learning for Mrs. Avelino's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtongrade4/home


mavelino@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 4 - Mrs. Parisi - Room 211

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Parisi's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtongrade4/home


eparisi@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 3 - Mrs. Hogan - Room 202

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Hogan's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-grade3/home


bhogan@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 3 - Ms. Hilbrunner - Room 201

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Ms. Ulery's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-grade3/home


ehilbrunner@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 2 Mrs. Burns - Room 106

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Ms. Burns.

https://sites.google.com/view/ms-burns-second-grade/home-first-2-days?authuser=2


kburns@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 2 - Mrs. McCoy - Room 102

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. McCoy's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/mrsmccoy/20202021-917-918


smccoy@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 1 - Mrs. Desheneaux - Room 108

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Descheneaux's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtonwolfpack-kand1/home


emdescheneaux@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 1 - Mrs. Brady - Room 112

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Brady's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtonwolfpack-kand1/home


ashleybrady@lowell.k12.ma.us

Kindergarten - Ms. Bonin - Room 111

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Ms. Bonin's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtonwolfpack-kand1/home


kbonin@lowell.k12.ma.us

Kindergarten - Mrs. Cahill - Room 101

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Cahill.

https://sites.google.com/view/washingtonwolfpack-kand1/home


dcahill@lowell.k12.ma.us

Special Education

Allied Arts Team

Hot Spots

If you do not have Internet, please contact me for a possible Hot Spot! jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us

How to contact us best!

Here is the best way to contact us going forward.



  1. If it is related to learning or technology, please contact the teacher first, then Jason McCrevan, principal, at jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us.
  2. If it is a food issue, please contact our Social Worker, Krista Kubick, at kkubick@lowell.k12.ma.us
  3. Everything else goes to Jason McCrevan, principal, at jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us or text 978-710-8109.
  4. Our main phone line is 978-937-7635.