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Welcome to the Parent Information Center

The Parent Information 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 Parent Information 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 that should be brought when registering children for school.

Registration information for the 2017-2018 School year can be found under the Registration Information tab.

Our Department Information

Parent Info Center Information
Phone (781) 592-8796
Fax (781) 598-3160
Address 100 Bennett Street, Lynn MA 01905
Parent Info Center Personnel
David Hegan (781) 592-8796 ext. 3179
Director of Equity and Chapter 636 and Transportation Manager
Sonia Valentin (781) 592-8796 ext. 3224
Parent Coordinator
Tracey Scherrer (781) 592-8796 ext.3207
Homeless Liaison
Mary Walsh (781) 592-8796 ext.3136
Computer Operator
McKinney-Vento Contact Information
Tracey Scherrer (781) 592-8796 ext.3207 (781) 598-3160
Homeless Liaison    

School Year Opening Schedule and School Street Directory | 2017-2017

2017 September 6
September 7
September 8
September 11
GRADES 1-5 PRE-K and
7, 8 and 9
7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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  LPS School Calendar For The 2017-2018 School Year
  Find Your School - LPS School and Street Directory

Registration Information | School Year 2018-2019

The coming School year, 2018-2019, will begin in September 2018. Early Registration for Kindergarten through Grade 12 will start by appointment only, on Monday March 5, 2018. Calendar Beginning on January 29, 2018, you may call (781) 592-8796 to set up an appointment. Also beginning on March 19, 2018 Waiting List Requests for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted, if eligible.

List Registration | By Appointment Only
  Please call the Parent Information Center for an appointment to register your child.
  Regular Appointment Hours (Last appointment is 30 minutes prior to closing)
  Monday to Thursday
7:45 AM - 3:45 PM
7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
7:45 AM - 7:45 PM (March to September)

School Vacation Hours (Last appointment is 30 minutes prior to closing)

  Monday to Thursday

7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
7:45 AM - 12:45 PM

List Call For An Appointment

(781) 592-8796
(781) 598-3160
Lynn Public Schools, Parent Information Center
100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905

List Birthdates | School Year 2018 - 2019
  Pre-K Program - 4 Years Old | September 1, 2013 - September 1, 2014
Kindergarten - 5 Years Old | September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2013
Grade One - 6 Years Old | September 1, 2011 - September 1, 2012

Information Required to Register Your Child In The Lynn Public Schools
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  Registration Newsletter | 2018 (Updated: December 2017)
  English Arabic Creole Khmer Spanish
  Registration Check List (Updated: December 2015)
  English Arabic Creole Khmer Spanish
  Immunization Requirements For School Entry (Updated: December 2015
  English Arabic Creole Khmer Spanish

Immunization Requirements For School Entry

Please submit a copy of updated immunizations and a current physical to the nurse at the Parent Information Center before your child’s first day of school. Students cannot start school until information is provided.

Hepatitis B | 3 doses
DTaP/DTP/DT | 4 doses
Polio | 3 doses
Hib | 1-4 doses
MMR | 1 dose
Varicella | 1 dose
Hepatitis B | 3 doses
DTaP/DTP/DT | 5 doses
Polio | 4 doses
MMR | 2 doses
Varicella | 2 doses
Lead Screening (One time only)
Vision Screening (Within the previous 12 months)
GRADES 7 Through 12
Hepatitis B | 3 doses
TDAP | 1 dose
Polio | 4 doses
MMR | 2 doses
Varicella | 2 doses

Student Assignment Policy

According to the Lynn Public Schools Voluntary Plan for School Improvement and the Elimination of Minority Isolation, approved by the Lynn School Committee and the Massachusetts State Board of Education in February, 1988, amended in September, 1989, February, 1990, and November, 1999......all students may attend their district school...requests for out of district placements are determined by racial balance and class size of the out of district school...

Out of district placements are not guaranteed. District students can displace an out of district student if class sizes reach capacity seating (30 students). Out of district students will be required to move to their district school or another school of choice.


Any Pre-Kindergarten student currently enrolled in the Lynn Public Schools will automatically be placed in their Lynn Public School district school for Kindergarten for September 2016. To be eligible to attend Kindergarten, these students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011. Parents wishing to be put on a waitlist for a school other than their district, must submit a Waiting List Request on or after March 14, 2016.

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  Appeal Process Brochure | Updated December 2015
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | English
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Spanish
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Arabic
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Creole
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Khmer
  Request An Appeal Form | Updated December 2015
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | English
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Spanish
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Arabic
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Creole
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Khmer

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 Parent Information Center’s Director and staff.

I. Designation of a Homeless Education Liaison
The Lynn Public Schools’ Parent Information 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 who is also a Registered Nurse 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.

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