In a letter to Massachusetts school leaders, Commissioner of Education Jeff Riley reported that many families who received P-EBT cards in the mail beginning on May 31st are having trouble activating their cards because of problems with the process. The Department of Transitional Assistance is encouraging families to call DTA's Assistance Line at (877) 382-2363 and press 6. Their staff can help families to get the correct information.
Thanks to numerous generous donors, GLCPS has set up a fund to help families of GLCPS students cover the cost of groceries. Families who are in need of this extra support are asked to complete a simple application.
Governor Baker has announced that school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the school year in the best interest of the health and safety of our communities. We will continue to work with ALL our families through emergency remote learning. This includes online learning, phone calls, and direct messages to our school community. We stand with Governor Baker and Education Commissioner Riley that teaching and learning must continue. We will continue to follow our schedules, learn our lessons, and stay connected. In the coming days, we will assess the current situation and make any necessary adjustments, just as we have been doing since this situation began on March 13th. We all have lots of questions and expect to receive further guidance from Commissioner Riley as we move forward. We miss you all terribly and don’t like this situation. But we know it is necessary to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We promise that we will do our very best for you. Together we will get through this.
Recognizing that this is a difficult time for many families affected by work and school closures as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, here is a list of resources available to families.