Family Resources

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School Hours

  • MPS Preschool: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM; Fridays 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Kindergarten through Grade 12: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

2023-2024 Academic Calendars:

Family Engagement Workshop

TLCPA will host the workshop. Click here for different languages. 

2023-2024 Student/Caregiver Handbooks:

Handbook in ASL
*Summary of sections; please refer to our print files below for complete content 

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Skyward Database: Family Access

Check out this introductory video about Family Access within our student database program. Additional tutorials, and a support ticket form, can be found below:


Family School Partnership Initiative

TLC enthusiastically applied for and was chosen in October 2022 to participate in an opportunity to receive training, coaching and strategic planning support to strengthen our family and school partnership. We recognize the need to strengthen our partnership with families so that we are supporting the development of the whole child, which includes academics, social emotional well being, and extracurricular activities.

We are eager to partner with this team, and the entire TLC Community, to work together to build an organization where there is not only trust and transparent communication, but joy in the ways in which we work, live and interact with one another.

FSPI On the Road!

The Family School Partnership Team is coming to a location near you! Join us for dinner and learn more about the TLC community and the importance of developing a strong partnership with your child's school community. Our first stop will be in Lawrence, Massachusetts; Families from all surrounding towns are welcome to attend!

Meet our FSPI team, as well as Glennis Matthews, Superintendent; Sarah Glenn Smith, CEO and Karen Bishop, COO. 

 Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 5:30 -7:00 PM
MPS Early Childhood Center (lower level)
248 Central Street, Framingham,  MA 01507

Click here to RSVP!

Additional dates/locations will be scheduled throughout the year!

FSPI Part 1: An Introduction

For transcript, click here

FSPI Part 2

 Our teams acknowledged that we have work to do in rebuilding relationships with our families. Based on the focus groups that occurred during the school year these priorities became clear.

For Transcript, click here


Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (2023-2025)

The Learning Center for the Deaf is dedicated to fostering a respectful school culture, free from harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, and retaliation of any kind. Community members are expected to treat each other with respect, fully aware that acts of bullying, harassment, cyber-bullying, and retaliation are prohibited on school grounds, in school buildings, or in any school related activities.

The following Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (BPIP) is a comprehensive approach to address and prevent issues of violence within our school. This Plan establishes a common approach to prevent, intervene, and respond to incidents of bullying, cyber-bullying, and retaliation should they occur.

In addition, the links below offer two different documents that can be used to formally report a bullying incident at MPS or WS. These forms are available for any student, parent/caregiver, or staff to fill out on behalf of a student.

BPIP - English

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Reporting Forms:

Version 1 | Version 2

Dinner Table Syndrome

What is DTS? How can we all work together to be inclusive of everyone - including Deaf children and adults - at holiday gatherings, family dinner tables and other social events? Some great tips and information in this video!

2023-2024 Student Meals

the Massachusetts Legislature approved what is called a permanent legislative measure to put in the state budget statewide school lunches for all students. This means all students can get free breakfast and lunches, including here at TLC! 

As in previous years, any families that wish to get benefits such as SNAP, WIC, must fill out an application based on income. If you want to apply for benefits, fill out the application and send it back.

Student Support Services

Our schools are designed to support our students with highly individualized support services, including Audiology. PT, OT and SLP. Here is a brief overview of the services your child receives at TLC.

Inclement Weather/School Closures

School closures are announced no later than 6:00 AM across the following platforms:

For more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions (en español | português)

SORA Online Library

The Learning Center for the Deaf is now participating in the Massachusetts Library System’s Commonwealth eBook Collection. By becoming a member we join with over 250 schools and districts and have access to the Overdrive K-12 Shared Sora Collection. This is a collection of over 20,000 ebooks and audiobooks across all grade levels and interest areas, only shared among participating schools. Watch the Video to learn more or view the PDF instructions.

Financial Assistance for Household Internet Connectivity

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. 

Click here to check if you qualify and fill out an application

Affordable Housing and Resources for Unhoused

McKinney-Vento Act: designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.  State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youths.

Read more

SEB Housing: An Affordable Housing Consulting group that works with developers and management teams and applicants. SEB Housing’s participation ensures that affordable units are offered to qualified tenants and buyers through a fair and impartial selection process so that developers and management companies avoid many of the perils and challenges associated with the affordable unit lease-up and/or sell-out that is part of the final phase of the development process.

Available Apartments/Housing

Contact: Email  | Phone: 617-782-2300

Childhood Nutrition Outreach Program

The Childhood Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) provides school districts with support and resources to increase student participation in school breakfast, as well as technical assistance regarding the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), SNAP/P-EBT, and Universal Free Meals.

Project Bread Child Nutrition Outreach 

Free School Meals Flyer (2023)