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building community"

SY'2024-2025 LFDCS Scholarship Renewal Applications Now Available



Attention all alumni who receive LFDCS Scholarships! 

SY'2024-2025 LFDCS Scholarship Renewal Applications are now available and due to the Opening Doors department no later than June 1, 2024 in order to renew scholarships for next school year.

If you have any questions, please contact openingdoors@lfdcs.org .

SY'2024-2025 K-1 to Gr. 4 Lottery Applications

SY' 2024-2025 Lottery Applications for K-1 to Grade 4 are now available until Friday, February 23 at 4pm. Paper copies are available at 10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. K-2 to Grade 4 applicants will be put on a waitlist. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 4pm at the LFDCS Upper School Gymnasium, 400 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.

For more information, please contact Yulissa Rodriguez.

MCAS - a burden or investment?

MCAS graduation requirement is not punitive, it's a lifeline for highest-need students. 

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Lawrence Family Development Charter School Offers another Year of Meals at No Cost for Students

Lawrence Family Development Charter School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, all LFDCS schools will offer healthy meals every school day. The Massachusetts legislature has provided funding to make meals available at no cost to all students during school year 2023-2024, regardless of household income. However, families should still complete a Meal Benefit Application as this provides data for key funding for academic resources and may also connect families to additional benefits. This data will also support the additional funds provided by the Commonwealth for this pilot. Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household's gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2023-2024

Maximum Household Income Eligible for Free Meals

Maximum Household Income Eligible for Reduced Price Meals

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$18,954

$1,580

$365

$26,973

$2,248

$519

2

25,636

2,137

493

36,482

3,041

702

3

32,318

2,694

622

45,991

3,833

885

4

39,000

3,250

750

55,500

4,625

1,068

5

45,682

3,807

879

65,009

5,418

1,251

6

52,364

4,364

1,007

74,518

6,210

1,434

7

59,046

4,921

1,136

84,027

7,003

1,616

8

65,728

5,478

1,264

93,536

7,795

1,799

Each additional person:

+6,682

+557

+129

+9,509

+793

+183

Community Eligibility Provision

Lawrence Family Development Charter School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, LFDCS schools will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for school year 2023-2024. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

High School Fair

The LFDCS High School Fair on October 4 was a huge hit. In addition to our 8th graders, 55 students from outside attended the fair. This year 22 high schools were represented. 

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Stanford University Study Finds Charter Schools Top Traditional Public Schools

A new national study from Stanford University of nearly 2 million charter public school students affirms charter students outperform peers at traditional public schools (TPS). Click on the Superintendent's "Memo" under my picture to download the entire document.

Un nuevo estudio nacional de la Universidad de Stanford de casi 2 millones de estudiantes de escuelas públicas charter afirma que los estudiantes charter superan a sus pares en las escuelas públicas tradicionales (TPS). Haga clic en el "Memo" del Superintendente debajo de mi imagen para descargar el documento completo.

Sickness Protocol / Protocolo De Enfermedad

Keeping our little ones healthy and happy is our top priority! To ensure your children's well-being, let's work together to promote good hygiene habits. Please read our sickness protocol in English.

¡Mantener a nuestros pequeños sanos y felices es nuestra principal prioridad! Para garantizar el bienestar de tus hijos, trabajemos juntos para promover buenos hábitos de higiene. Por favor lea nuestro protocolo de enfermedad en español.

LFDCS alumni in the news!

UNH Tech Camp. 

Baseball camp / campamento de béisbol

Dear parents of LFDCS,

I hope you are having a great summer. I am attaching a flyer with information about a baseball camp available to your children. If you have any questions feel free to contact Luis Vargas at 978-919-0066 or at luisvargasm09@gmail.com

Thank you

Estimados padres de LFDCS,

Espero que estés teniendo un gran verano. Adjunto encuentraras información sobre un campamento de béisbol disponible para sus hijos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con Luis Vargas al 978-919-0066 o al luisvargasm09@gmail.com

Gracias