LPS parents and staff are cordially invited to participate in the Portrait of a Graduate Community Forum. Portrait of a Graduate was established in 2019 to paint a picture of the skills, knowledge and mindsets Lawrence students need to be successful in the 21st Century. It uses a community-driven approach to collect data about what students need, and where Lawrence Public Schools can implement change in the future. POG includes voices of the following stakeholders students, LPS staff, parents, alumni, and members of the higher education, non-profit, and business communities.

We are near the final stages and NEED PARENT AND STAFF INPUT.  These conversations will take place via Zoom on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm
  • Wednesday, December 8 at 6pm

Participants will receive a $20 Target Gift card. Please register for a focus group here and choose your group, date and language. The Zoom Link invitation will be sent to you after you register.

Thank you for helping shape the future of Lawrence graduates!

COVID-19 testing provides an important extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. Learn more from the letter from the Superintendent Paris (Superintendent Paris Spanish Letter here).

To participate in these free programs, you must provide consent on behalf of your student consent in one of two ways:

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact your school nurse. Thank you for helping keep our school community healthy and safe!

book shelves inside a library

Click the read more button to find suggested Summer Reading Lists to add to the recommendations provided from each school.


Important: Be sure to check with your child’s school as some schools may issue a mandatory summer reading list as a prerequisite for the next grade.


Please include reading as part of every fun summer day! Check out these books and more at the Lawrence Public Library.

Main Branch - 51 Lawrence Street


If you received a letter from your school regarding pooled testing and would like to provide permission for your child to participate, you may do so one of the following two ways:

Fill out this brief online consent form OR Return this complete paper Consent Form in English or Consent Form in Spanish to your child’s school