Dear Collegiate Charter School of Lowell Families,
Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year! I am thrilled to welcome you back to school. It is truly an honor for me to serve as Collegiate’s School Director. I am privileged to work with an outstanding staff to make it a smooth transition for our students during this uncertain time. We are excited to work closely with you to ensure the success and well-being of all of our students.
We have been working hard all summer to plan for a safe opening of school and to implement best practices to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mask breaks, hand washing, and opportunities to access outdoor learning spaces. A stronger emphasis will be placed on social emotional learning as we welcome back our students, both onsite and online.
Collegiate Charter School of Lowell is a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful school and have high expectations for each student. Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our mission is to provide a top-quality education to a highly diverse student body. We will prepare students for success in college, equip them with the ability and desire for lifelong learning, and strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values. As a result, we will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment. Whether we are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.
Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic. We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our website for information regarding our reopening plans and for updates throughout the school year.
Dr. Laurie Hodgdon