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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.

Our Department Information

List Parent Information Center
  Phone
Fax
TTY
Address
(781) 592-8796
(781) 598-3160
(339) 883-1420
Lynn Public Schools, Parent Information Center
100 Bennett Street, Lynn MA 01905
  Contact
Phone
E-mail

David Hegan | Acting Director of Equity
#3179
heganda@lynnschools.org

  Contact
Phone
E-mail
Sonia Valentin | Parent Coordinator
x 3224
valentins@lynnschools.org
  Contact

Phone
TTY
E-mail
Deborah L. Tanzer, R.N., M.Ed.
Homeless Liaison/Nurse
x 3207
(339) 883-1419
tanzerd@lynnschools.org
  Contact
Phone
E-mail

Mary Walsh | Computer Operator
x 3136
walshm@lynnschools.org

List McKinney-Vento Contract Information
  Contact

Phone
Fax
E-mail
Deborah L. Tanzer, R.N., M.Ed.
Homeless Liaison/Nurse
(781) 477-7220 X 3207
(339) 883-1419
tanzerd@lynnschools.org

Registration Information (English)

The coming School year, 2014-2015, will begin in September 2014. Early Registration for Kindergarten through Grade 12 will start by appointment only, on Monday March 3, 2014. Calendar Beginning on February 3, 2014, you may call (781) 592-8796 to set up an appointment. Also beginning on March 17, 2014 Waiting List Requests for the 2014-2015 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
  Monday to Thursday
Friday

7:45 AM - 3:15 PM
7:45 AM - 2:15 PM

  Extended Hours | Please Note: Extended Tuesday hours for Kindergarten Pre-Registration will begin on March 4, 2014 and end on September 30, 2014.
  Tuesdays 7:45 AM - 7:15 PM
  Winter/Spring and Summer School Vacation Appointment Hours
  Monday to Thursday
Friday

7:45 AM - 2:15 PM
7:45 AM - 12:15 PM

List Call For An Appointment
  Phone
Fax
E-mail
Address

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

     
List Birthdates | School Year 2014 - 2015
  Pre-K Program | 4 Year Olds
September 1, 2009 - September 1, 2010
  Kindergarten | 5 Year Olds
September 1, 2008 - September 1, 2009
  Grade One | 6 Year Olds
September 1, 2007 - September 1, 2008

Information Required to Register Your Child

New Item Document Download (PDF)
  Registration Check List (Updated: December 2013)
  Registration Document Check List | English
  Registration Document Check List | French
  Registration Document Check List | Haitian
  Registration Document Check List | Khmer
  Registration Document Check List | Spanish
   
  Registration Newsletter (Updated: December 2013)
  2014 Registration Information Newsletter | English
  2014 Registration Information Newsletter | French
  2014 Registration Information Newsletter | Creole
  2014 Registration Information Newsletter | Khmer
  2014 Registration Information Newsletter | Spanish

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.

IMPORTANT

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 2014. To be eligible to attend Kindergarten, these students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014. 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 17, 2014.

New Item Document Download (PDF)
  Appeal Process Brochure
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | English
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Spanish
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Khmer
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | French
  Assignment Policy Appeal Process Brochure | Creole
   
  Request An Appeal Form
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | English
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Spanish
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Khmer
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | French
  Student Assignment Policy Appeal Form | Creole
   

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

Lynn Public Schools Policy for Homeless Children and Unaccompanied Minors

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.

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 Liaison interviews all parents to identify homeless children and unaccompanied youth. School placement is immediate regardless if the families do not have all required documents. After identification of a homeless child(ren) or unaccompanied youth, the homeless liaison who is also a registered nurse provides the following assistance:

1) Contacts social workers or agencies involved with the family.
2) Contacts last school placement to secure school records and immunization records.
3) Administers immunizations as needed.
4) Arranges transportation.
5) Arranges for free breakfast and lunch.
6) Ensures the correct educational placement by coordinating services through the Language Support and Special Needs Office.
7) Ensures student integration in the regular education setting.
8) Researches and resolves appeals and disputes requested by parents.
9) Works directly with schools to identify student who become homeless during the current school year.
10) Coordinates with shelters, motels, and state agencies to ensure access to all available benefits.
11) Provides information to parents regarding after school and night school programs.
12) Schedules visits to shelter, motels and residences as requested by school staff and for the purpose of assisting homeless families.
13) Provides information, education and training around issues homelessness for school personnel.
14) Coordinates crisis intervention, advocacy and clinical services for homeless students and families.
15) Arranges counseling services at the motels and shelters by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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

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