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Welcome to James R. Lowell
Elementary School!

Lowell Updates Page

First Day of School is Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Line Up and Dismissal Spots

Uniforms are Light Blue Shirts and Tan or Dark Blue Pants. Beginning August 14th, Lowell Lion shirts are available for purchase for $12 each. We are adding sweatpants this year! Price forthcoming.

For more information on Back to School events, please visit the page the following website: and our NEW family resource page: Lowell Cub Keepers Page for links and information. Please bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly!

Beginning the 2023-2024 school, year, we will use Illustrative Math Curriculum. Please check the Parent Resources Page throughout the year for important updates.


School Starts at 9:00 am

9:00 am -3:39 pm

Breakfast at 8:30/ Line up in the yard at 8:55


School Begins at 9:00 am

Breakfast Begins at 8:30 am

Students are NOT allowed to arrive before 8:30 am!

Kinder Dismissal at 3:30

Grades 1-4 Dismissal is 3:39 pm

All of the grades are color-coded for signs, communication folders, and lanyards:

Kindergarten- Yellow

First Grade- Blue

Second Grade- Red

Third Grade- Green

Fourth Grade- Purple

S17, S18, S19, S21- Orange


Supply Lists 2023-2024 click here


Sign Up for the Parent Portal.  Get updates about your child, check grades, and assignments

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Right to Know Letter  ENGLISH

Right to Know Letter Spanish

Click here to read a welcome letter from Principal Barr



Kindergarten Registration

Click Here for Information

NEW Student Registration During COVID-19

Register Online: You can electronically complete student enrollment forms and upload required documents through the K-12 online registration system (OLR). The system is secure and user-friendly, which allows the District to verify all student and parent/guardian demographics and health information for the new school year. Registration may be completed using a computer/laptop or a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, iPad). The OLR system will be available in nine languages: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Albanian, French, Khmer, Russian, and Vietnamese. All applications received that indicate the student has an English Language Learning need will be handled exclusively by the Multilingual Assessment Center.

Register Over the Phone: You can contact the school directly to complete the registration process over the phone with the secretary. School secretaries will complete the online application on behalf of the parent/guardian based on the information provided.

Register In-Person: The Office of Student Enrollment and Placement will offer in-person registration services by appointment only for families unable to register online or by phone. In-person registration will be available twice a week from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Education Center.

Need to talk to the counselor?  Ms. Cheng has a website with some resources that might help.  Click here

Contact Ms. Cheng



Phone Number:  215-400-3740 Ext. 3

Click below for the latest updates from the SDP

Back to School Hub

Covid Hub

Covid Testing Consent Form

Food Benefits Program

Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more and update your address here.

Need working papers?

Limited hours and times and increased safety protocols apply

Medical Benefits Help

If your children need health insurance, either because they never had it or because your benefits have changed during the COVID crisis, our partners at PCCY can help you apply.

Covid-19 SDP Parent Guide

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