GLCPS is offering both course completion and student support classes this summer through its first-ever Summer Virtual Academic and Enrichment Program. GLCPS students who seek to fulfill course requirements are welcome to participate.
News and Announcements
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.
We could not be more proud of our students, our staff, and our community for the way everyone has responded and pulled together during the Covid19 pandemic. We know how important it is to stay connected and to stay focused. We recently shared information with GLCPS students about schedules, assignments and more. Principal Pires reiterates in this letter to families, the steps we are taking to ensure their students can continue their studies.
A Summary of Expectations for Our Students, Teachers and Parents During Covid-19 School Closure Period
The GLCPS community - students, staff and families - will continue to place education as a top priority during this period. We have adopted a set of expectations to guide us as we embrace remote learning.
The Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has issued a letter to parents and guardians of ALL K-12 students in Massachusetts. The letter provides important information and resources for families as schools shift to remote learning while schools are closed due to the novel Covid-19 virus. You can read the commissioner's letter in the links shared on our website.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has mandated that all Massachusetts schools and non-essential daycare centers will remain closed until at least May 4th, 2020. In his announcement, the governor continued to stress the importance of practicing social distancing during this time to help stop the spread of the Corona virus.
Due to the Covid-virus and subsequent school closure, GLCPS nurses are making arrangements for pickup of medication such as epipens and inhalers needed at home for the upcoming week. The pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2 PM.