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    NEW ARRIVAL TIME FOR SY'2021-2022

    Please note:  the new arrival time for students is now 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students earlier than 7:30 AM.

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September 7, 2021

Dear LFDCS families,

We missed our students in school very much last year, but we are very happy that they are back this year. We would like to do everything we can in order to keep it that way.

We are starting a voluntary weekly Routine COVID-19 Testing Program to help keep our students, staff and community safe, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Regular COVID-19 testing of students and staff will help us lower the risk of the disease in our school by finding positive cases of COVID-19 quickly. The testing program will also help identify positive cases in people who do not show any symptoms. Testing will allow us to have regular in-person learning while making everyone feel safer when in-person.

We hope that you will participate by signing a consent form for your child. The more students who participate, the safer our school will be!

What is the Routine COVID-19 testing program?

  • Participating students will be tested for COVID-19 once a week.
  • The test is performed at school.
  • The COVID-19 test is quick, easy and it does not hurt. It is a nasal test that gently swabs the lower inner nostril, and most students will be able to swab themselves. We will accommodate all students’ needs to help them be comfortable during the test. Swabbing is easy as shown in this video: Learn to swab from a second grader.
  • The test is free--you do not need to pay for the test or have insurance to get the test.

How can my child participate in the program?

To participate in the testing program, you need to sign a consent form for your child. You only need to sign up once for the weekly testing. There are 2 ways to sign up:

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Darshan Thakkar, JD, PhD., Assistant Superintendent

 
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UPDATED:  August 26, 2021

 

Dear Parents of LFDCS,

 

We hope that you enjoyeyour summer and that your children are excited to be joining us on August 30, 2021 for their first day of school.

 

I know many of you are wondering what the new school year will look like and what to expect on the first day. Please click on The First Day of School and COVID Protocols for the Fall, and take the time to review this information.

  • The school year will be in person, and there is no remote learning option.
  • Students from age 5 to Grade 8 are mandated by the state to wear masks in school. Please refer to the updated COVID Protocols for the Fall document for more details.
  • Sudents under age 5 are strongly recommended to wear masks in school. Please refer to the updated COVID Protocols for the Fall document for more details.
  • Outside visitors will be required to wear masks when entering the school buildings.
  • School staff and employees are mandated by the state to wear masks in school. Please refer to the updated COVID Protocols for the Fall document for more details.
  • We will be conducting weekly pool testing for COVID-19 for staff and students. Consent forms will be sent home during the first week of school if you would like your child to participate.
  • Parent meetings--such as, parent coffees and school events will be held virtually until further notice.
  • Transportation will be offered this school year, and parents who requested transportation will receive information on whether or not they were approved soon. Students that ride the school bus are required to wear a mask at all times while on the school bus.
  • We are going to be offering the Extended DaProgram, and more information on that will be available during the first week of school.

We are verexcited to see all of our students and working with all of our families again.

 

Sincerely,

 

Yulissa Rodriguez

Student Services Coordinator

 

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Academic Program


Our program includes a dual-language model with students learning in both Spanish and English. The goal is to enable students to attain advanced levels of functional proficiency in two languages and to promote understanding of and appreciation for the cultures represented by the languages studied. The primary objective is to teach students language and literacy skills that will allow them to function effectively in both their personal and professional lives. We feel the development of literacy will foster a love of learning to read, and then the competency of reading to learn.

Leadership


We believe there is a strong link between school success and effective and consistent leadership. As a result, our Board of Trustees, is composed of parents, alumni and community stakeholders who provide valuable oversight and focus on creating and upholding policies that support our students and their families. Our administrative structure consists of a Principal and three Heads of School who manage daily operations and discipline. Leadership from the ranks of the teaching staff is also highly evident, as teachers improve curriculum and serve as mentors to novice educators.

Community Partnerships


Our goal is to work with many individuals and organizations in order to provide the resources necessary to enhance and enrich the lives of our students, both during the day and in our extended day and extended year programs. The quality and breadth of our community partnership program is unique. We work with an extensive array of local private schools, parent and community volunteers and organizations providing on-site programs.

Parent Partners


We believe that when parents are actively involved in their children’s education, students have a better chance of succeeding academically. At LFDCS parents are required to be active participants in the education of their children. Parents serve on our Board of Trustees, participate in training programs designed to help them work with their children at home, volunteer in the classroom and on field trips and assist with fundraising initiatives. All parents sign a contract that places high expectations on their participation both at school and at home.
 

 

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(K-1, K2 & Grade 1)
  10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 258-6210
LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-4)
  34 West Street, Lawrence MA 01841
  (P) 978 689-9863  (F) 978 689-8133
UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 5-8)
  400 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 738-0609   (F) 978 651-2207