Per state guidance, LPS is currently working on three plans for a return to school this fall:

  1. Returning as many students as possible back to classrooms full time
  2. Keeping students on a remote learning model
  3. A hybrid model that includes some classroom time and some remote learning from home

Our plans will be based on Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidance, with important input from our families and schools about their needs and ideas for a safe return. 

Below is a schedule of communication, which will be updated regularly. 

  • July 9: Phone Poll with LPS Families (also posted on our website through July 10)
  • July 16: Family and Staff surveys (online and at meal locations, 7/16-7/24)
  • Early August: Communication about our path forward
  • August: Virtual Coffee Hour with Superintendent Paris

Student Report Cards will be made available through the Power School Parent Portal on Monday, June 22, 2020. Please review this quick-guide video to create your account from the LPS Website.  Your access code and access password were recently emailed to you. If you did not receive the email, please contact your child’s school.

Powerschool For Parents English (Spanish)

Are there any camps?

Family Fun at Home / Diversión en familia y en casa
WGBH has produced a 12-week, bilingual activity challenge for Massachusetts’ families with children, birth-age 8. There is also  to the Family Fun at Home/Diversión en familia y en casa activity guide.  By completing as few as four activities per week, from either the print activity guide, the website, or a combination of both, families may enter the raffle each of the 12 weeks for a chance to receive a $25 gift card.
The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has launched, a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun. The site provides four hours per day of a combination of online and live activities.
Check out We Are Lawrence for local opportunities. Many summer programs are available, even though some have moved to online formats. 

Q. Are there other recommendations for staying active while we are mostly homebound? 

A. Check out these ideas for keeping young minds and bodies active:

Lawrence Public Library Summer Reading Lists for Pre-K through 8th Grade

A. The Lawrence Public Library (LPL) just released its summer reading lists for Pre-K through 8th Grade. All lists are available by clicking the links below or by visiting the LPL website ( and going to the Books & More page.

You can also request a library card by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or messaging LPL via their Facebook page.

The library also subscribes to, which can be found at: under our Online Resources page.  Live tutoring available for all subjects.

Children’s e-books:

Adult and kids e-books and more:

First, you have to select Merrimack Valley patrons. Then, you enter your library card number, which is the barcode behind your library card.

A. This is a good time to: 

  • Read books for pleasure
  • Revisit board games
  • Cook together 
  • Do arts and crafts 
  • Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby 

If you are in a mood for exploring, there are also many free virtual field trip sites to museums, zoos, and historical landmarks. See the list below for some ideas:

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Support the Lancer Class of 2020! Choose your “Congratulations Class of 2020 Lancers" sign here, then print and display for our seniors to see. Help put the Lancer Blue and White in every car, home and business window in Lawrence this week, and don’t be shy about sharing your pride with a photo of it on social media, using #LancerStrong2020.

On Friday, June 5, be sure to make some noise for the city-wide Rolling Rally, led by Lawrence Police and Fire from 11-1, and then watch the LHS graduation presentation that evening at 6 p.m. on YouTube, Comcast 99 and Verizon 41. See you then!

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LPS wants to learn more about the remote learning experience of our families. Please take five minutes to complete our bilingual survey, which you can access with this link: Remote Learning Experience Survey, or this QR Code.  This is the same survey schools are sending out, so please only complete it once. Survey closes June 12.