• LMACS will remain fully remote.
    No in-person classes until further notice.

    From the Executive
Director January 22, 2021

    Dear LMACS families and staff:

    We hope all are well and coping. We look forward to things “getting back to normal” as soon as possible. With that goal in mind, we are working hard to return to a hybrid model with two (2) in-person days per week starting on February 22, 2021. Although there is no guarantee that the we will be able to SAFELY re-open in person the 22nd, that will be our goal as we continue to monitor rate of infection in the area, status of testing and vaccinations. Administrators, medical staff, and teachers will begin planning for a return to in-person school. OUR DECISION WILL BE MADE THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2021.

    Please continue to closely monitor your child for any of the following symptoms:

    * Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
    * Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
    * Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    * New loss of taste or smell
    * Sore throat
    * Headache when in combination with other symptoms
    * Muscle aches or body aches
    * Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    * Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
    * Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
    As you know, we have been fully remote for several weeks and when we were in a hybrid model with in-person classes, our students and staff were closely adhering to our safety protocols of mask wearing, hand washing/sanitizing and physical distancing. We greatly appreciate your continued cooperation of keeping your child home and calling their primary doctor at the first sign of the above-referenced symptoms.

    All of our health and safety protocols are guided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Lowell Health Department and our school physician. Our entire school community of staff and families will continue to work together to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Amy Hendl, RN, 978-656-3461 or me, 978-656-3165 with any questions or concerns.

    Academically, all our students have devices and are able to log into classes from home. Please encourage your students to participate actively in classes. The teachers are working so hard to make the remote classes interesting and challenging.

    A REMINDER: We have lunches and meal kits available for students to pick up on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 and on Wednesdays from 8:30 to noon.

    On a fun note, teachers have been planning “whole school” ethical value meetings online. Although most students keep their cameras off, at least we can hear their voices. We miss our students so much.

    Sincerely,

    Margaret McDevitt, Ed.D.
    Director

    Anne Monoxelos, LICSW
    Assistant Director

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