News and Announcements

Lessons Continue Despite School Closure for 2020

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.

Together, We Can Do Great Things

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 Letter to Massachusetts Families from DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley

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.

All Massachusetts Schools To Remain Closed Until May 4th

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.

Important Medical Information for GLCPS Families

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.

Remaining Focused in a Time of Unprecedented Circumstances

In an effort to ensure our families have the latest updates and developments as we navigate through the Coronavirus situation, we will continue to share information regarding academics, nutrition, communication and available technology. Please click on the headline to read the notices, instructions and recommendations from our principal, Mrs. Pires.

Global Gala 2020 Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Global Gala 2020. Due to the mandates set in place by Governor Baker prohibiting gatherings of 50 people or more, AND because we are complying with the practice of social distancing during the Corona virus pandemic, we will not be able to host this wonderful event this year. This could create a hardship for some of our students as the gala is a fundraiser for the Global Scholarship Fund. There is some good news, however!

Governor Baker Orders All MA Schools Closed until April 6

GLCPS is complying with Governor Charlie Baker's order requiring all schools in Massachusett remain closed until April 6th. We, too, are concerned with the health of our families, as well as the community at large, as the U.S. grapples with the task of preventing the spread of the novel Corona virus. Both GLCPS campuses will be closed but we will be checking phone messages on a regular basis. You can also contact the school through the school's general email mailbox, [email protected]

Once again, there are no known cases of Covid-19 infection in New Bedford, and subsequently, none associated with any GLCPS students or staff members.
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