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State Testing for English Learners Begins January 3.

All students identified as English Learners (ELs) will take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test at their schools between January 3 and February 8. The test is administered every year to help monitor the English language development of students identified as English Learners. Learn more about ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 here.  Please contact your child’s school with any questions.




This notice is provided to announce that Lawrence Public Schools will submit an application on behalf of Arlington Middle School, Guilmette Elementary School, and Parthum Elementary School for consideration as a Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) - Exemplary Practitioner Program, following six years of successful implementation of Expanded Learning Time. This program is supported with federal funds. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to expand and enhance a statewide network of high quality 21CCLC programs to serve as mentors and resources to new and existing schools. For additional information please contact, Dr. Mary A. Toomey, Assistant Superintendent and/or visit Department of Education Grants Page.

The Family Resource Center will be open for registration:


By Appointment Only

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

 8:30 AM -2:00 PM


Walk-in by order of arrival


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



12:00 - 6:30 PM


Excludes Monday. August 26th 

The FRC will be open 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM to address opening day questions only.

The Department of Public Health has elevated the City’s risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) from "" to "high".



Dress in long sleeves and pants. This will help protect your skin from mosquito bites. Don’t forget the socks!


Drain or dump standing water. The most common mosquito breeding grounds are water in flowerpots, gutters, pet bowls, inflatable pools, and birdbaths. Keep pools clean and chlorinated.


Choose a mosquito repellent that has registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registered products have been reviewed, approved and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions. Repair holes in screens.


Avoid or adjust outdoor activities from dust ‘til dawn, around standing water, or in other mosquito friendly environments!


Lawrence City Mosquito Notice Education Public Announcement

Get More Information About Triple E

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Information and Prevention by Jackie Aguilar RN BSN PHN

  • Residents Urged to Use Caution and Limit Outdoor Activities after Sunset
  • What is EEE? A viral infection spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
    In MA the virus is identified in mosquitoes found in and around fresh water, swamps
    For more information, please go to MDPH website at