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Welcome to the LPS Welcome Center

On-Line Pre-Registration

Online Pre-registration click here - Pre-inscripción en línea haga click acá 

For additional Information about registration go to the <strong>Registration Information tab on the left.

As the first place of interaction parents/caregivers, and children have with Lynn Public Schools, we promise consistent standards for culturally responsive practices so all families that interact with the Welcome Center are immersed in a supportive environment where families feel valued, respected, and understood, so children learn to thrive, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Welcome Center is located at 100 Bennett Street in Lynn. All students entering the Lynn Public Schools for the first time, all students reentering the Lynn Public Schools due to a break in their enrollment status and all students requesting transfers from one school to another within the Lynn Public School system must sign-up at the Welcome Center.

Parents and guardians are asked to please use the links to the left to navigate the site and find contact information, department hours and required documentation when registering children for school.

The latest Registration information for the School year can be found under the Registration Information tab.

Use the Tabs on the left to link to parent resources and information

Our Department Information

Welcome Center Information
Direct Phone Number
(781) 592-8796 - (English/Español)
LPS Main Phone Number (781) 477-7220
Fax (781) 598-3160
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn MA 01905
Office Hours

Regular office hours are:
- Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
- Friday 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Summer/vacations office hours are:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
- Tuesday extended hours 7:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. (April to September)
- Friday 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Welcome Center Personnel
Director Email Phone Extension
Iveth Alexandra Martinez martinezi@lynnschools.org Ext. 3205
Staff Email  
Johanny Castillo castilloj@lynnschools.org Ext. 3166
Yahaira Rijo rijoy@lynnschools.org Ext. 3133
Yenifer Cruz cruzy@lynnschools.org Ext. 3135
Mary Walsh mwalsh@lynnschools.org Ext. 3136
Deb Guidi guidid@lynnschools.org Ext. 3247
McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison and DCF Point of Contact
Amy Chruniak

ChruniakA@lynnschools.org

(781) 477-7220
Ext. 3207
 

Early Pre-Registration For All Grades Is Now Available Online

Online Pre-registration click here - Pre-inscripción en línea haga click acá 

 
Early Pre-Registration
For all new students and students being re-admitted, select one of the following:
1. Registration Online - Click Here
2. Inscripción o matrícula en linea (haga click acá) 
3. Paper Registration Form
(download below and mail in or drop it in our Welcome Center office mailbox)
4. Inscripción en Pape l(baje las formas haciendo click aca y envíelas por correo o déjelas en nuestro buzon en las oficinas del Centro de Bienvenida.
Paper Applicants: All forms must be filled out completely and submitted along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate, 1 proof of Lynn residency, the child’s immunization record, and a copy of the parent/guardian’s photo ID.
No registration will be processed without ALL required documents.
 
Virtual Orientation Sessions
Virtual Orientation Sessions are held on the first and last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. (First Tuesday in English and Last Tuesday in Spanish) 
Join Zoom Meeting With This Link
Meeting ID: 863 3245 5600
Passcode: 957954
One Tap Mobile +13017158592,,86332455600#
 
Entrance Age Requirements
Kindergarten Program (Five Year-Olds)
Born between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016
Grade One (Six Year-Olds)
Born between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015
 
Pre-K Lottery Information
Please find the application process online on the LPS Early Childhood Department webpage or you may call (781) 477-7220 ext. 3211. The deadline is April 2nd 2021.
Any Pre-Kindergarten student currently enrolled in the Lynn Public Schools that will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in September 2021.  The child does not have to be registered again and will be placed in the school assigned to address.
 
Student Computer Laptops Information
For grades 1 to 12 please call the Technology Department at (781) 477-7342 to receive your computer. Leave a message with student name, date of birth, phone number. 

Kindergarten students' IPad tablet will be given and kept in school.

Para grados de 1 al 12 favor llamar al departamento de tecnología para recibir su computador: (781) 477-7342. Dejar un mensaje con su información si no le contestan. 

Las Ipads para estudiantes de Kindergarten seran entregadas, usadas y mantenidas en la escuela. 
Registration Documents
Registration Form
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Document Checklist
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Early Childhood Survey
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Medical Consent Form
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Home Language Survey
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Race Survey
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Affidavit of Residency
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Student Records Request
English Arabic Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese Spanish
Additional Resources For Families
English Spanish        
           
Lynn Public Schools Street Directory
Find Your School - LPS School and Street Directory
           

Immunization Requirements For School Entry

Please submit a copy of updated immunizations and a current physical to the Welcome Center at the time of registration. Students cannot start school until information is provided.

Lynn Public Schools require compliance with current Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommended immunization schedules for school entry and attendance. Students who are not in compliance with these regulations will be excluded until the necessary immunizations are obtained and documentation is provided unless there is a medical/religious exemption, or a student is homeless.

PDF Icon Immunization Requirements - Full List Updated June 10, 2021
  Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2021-2022
  Code of Massachusetts Regulations # 105 CMR 220.000

                    

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act - 2014

The goal of McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is to ensure that each homeless child or youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including preschool education, as provided to other children and youth.

The Lynn Public Schools ensures the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act regarding identification, enrollment, attendance and success in school of homeless children and unaccompanied youth in grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12.  The responsibility to ensure the implementation has been assigned to Welcome Center’s Director and staff.

I. Designation of a Homeless Education Liaison
The Lynn Public Schools’ Welcome Center is the central registration office for all admissions and within system transfers of students.  The Lynn Public Schools’ Homeless Education Liaison interviews parents/guardians of homeless children and unaccompanied youth at the time of registration.  After identification of a homeless student or unaccompanied youth, the Homeless Education Liaison provides the following:

  • Assists with immediate school enrollment
  • Contacts last school placement to secure school records and immunization records
  • Administers immunizations as needed
  • Arranges transportation
  • Arranges for free breakfast and lunch
  • Contacts social workers or agencies involved with the family
  • Ensures the correct educational placement by coordinating services through the Language Support and Special Education Office
  • Ensures student integration in the regular education setting
  • Facilitates resolution in disputes and assists with appeals process when requested  
  • Works directly with school staff to identify students who become homeless during the school year and assists in students’ academic success
  • Coordinates with shelters, motels, and state agencies to ensure access to all available benefits
  • Provides information to parents regarding after school and night school programs.
  • Collaborates with local service providers and refers homeless families to these agencies for the purpose of providing assistance and support
  • Provides information, education and training around issues homelessness for school personnel
  • Coordinates crisis intervention, advocacy and clinical services for homeless students and families

II. Definition of Homelessness
Lynn Public Schools recognizes that homeless students are those lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This definition shall include children and youth who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Are  abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings
  • Unaccompanied youth- a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian
  • Migratory youth living in conditions described in the previous examples

III. School Selection
Parents, guardians or unaccompanied youth may choose to stay at their school of origin or transfer to the school where they are temporarily residing according to that district’s placement policy.  To the extent feasible, homeless students will continue to be enrolled in their school of origin while they remain homeless or until the end of the academic year in which they obtain permanent housing. 

IV. Enrollment
Once the enrollment decision is made, Lynn Public Schools will remove barriers and shall immediately enroll the student to the extent feasible, even if they do not have the documents usually required for enrollment.  Homeless students’ placement in grades and classes should be handled according to district policy.  The Homeless Education Liaison will assist homeless students who arrive without records by contacting the previously attended school system to obtain the required records.  Lynn Public Schools reserves the right to do random address checks on those unable to provide proof of residency.

V. Transportation
Homeless students are entitled to transportation to and from their school of origin at the request of the parent, guardian or unaccompanied youth.  Transportation will be provided if:

  • The school of origin is in Lynn but the homeless student is temporarily living in a different district, and the distance does not exceed one hour for those in Grades 1-12 or 45 minutes for those in Kindergarten
  • The school of origin is in a different district but the homeless student is temporarily living in Lynn,  and the distance does not exceed one hour for Grades 1-12 or 45 minutes for Kindergarten
  • The homeless student is temporarily residing within the district and per the Lynn Public Schools’ eligibility guidelines for transportation

The cost for transportation will be shared for students temporarily residing in one district and attending the school of origin in another district. 

VI. School Nutrition Program
Homeless students will be immediately enrolled in the free breakfast and lunch program.

VII. Support Services
To the extent practical and as required by law, the Lynn Public Schools will work with homeless students and their families to provide stability in school attendance and other services.  Special attention will be given to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless students not currently attending school.  Homeless students will be provided district services for which they are eligible, including Head Start and comparable preschool programs, Title I, similar state programs, special education, bilingual education, vocational/technical education programs, and gifted and talented programs. 

VIII. Dispute Resolution
If there is an enrollment dispute, the homeless student shall be immediately enrolled in the school in which the enrollment is sought, pending resolution of the dispute.  Parents, guardians or unaccompanied youth shall be informed of the district’s decision and their right to appeal in writing.  The Homeless Education Liaison will facilitate the dispute resolution and appeal process.  The final decision in such a situation resides with the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education.

For more information, you may wish to contact http://www.doe.mass.edu/mv/ and www.mahomeless.org

 

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