GLCPS To Follow DESE Commissioner's Mandate for In-Person Learning

The schedule will  be as follows: 

  • Beginning April 5, all 5th and 6th grade students will return to in-person learning for a regular five-day week
  • Beginning April 12, all 7th and 8th grade students will return to in-person learning for a regular five-day week, joining grades 5 and 6
  • Beginning April 26, grades 9-12 will return to in-person learning for a regular five day week

"It was exactly one year ago that the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to close the school and transition to remote learning, noted GLCPS Executive Director Stephen Furtado. "We have done everything we can to ensure that your children are educated, healthy and safe. As of this date, New Bedford is no longer in the red zone with Covid cases considerably decreasing.  In addition, over 80% of our staff has been vaccinated.  These two factors will contribute to our continued attention to the health and safety of our students and staff."

Commissioner Riley’s mandate has resulted in changes to the school's original plan to transition to in-school learning. The school is seeking input from families and will hold several meetings in the coming days to hear from parents. 

            March 16     Town Hall Meeting  5:45 pm - 6:45 pm in English

            March 18      Town Hall Meeting Follow-up 5:45 - 6:45 PM English/Spanish/Portuguese                                                   

            March 19        ZOOM Meeting with Principal Pires 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (A link to the                                                                 meeting will be provided)


"Thank you for your patience and support over the past year as we have continued to deliver quality education throughout this challenging time," added Dr. Furtado. We know the rest of this school year will be different as we maintain the CDC guidelines to have everyone wear masks, maintain social distancing, and continue regular hand washing.  It will be great to have students and staff back in the building. We look forward to the next school year and a return to normal."