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Updated April 3, 2020 at 10:10AM

CPS Schools Closed until May 4

  • On March 25th, Governor Baker announced school closures state-wide. This news means that the CPS school closure will be extended until May 4th. Read more >>
  • All school and administrative buildings are also closed to the general public. 
  • The official last day of school will be June 23 for CPS. Read on >>
  • CPS will maintain the April holiday and vacation schedule. Read on >>
Important Virtual Meetings
Virtual School Committee Meetings: Cambridge School Committee will hold virtual meetings during the emergency school closures. Meetings are always streamed live via our website.

CPS Budget Process: The Superintendent’s Budget Presentation is available online (video and slides). On Tuesday, April 7 at 6PM: Virtual Public Hearing on the FY21 Budget. Instructions for making public comment will be posted soon on the School Committee Meetings site.

Emergency Meals Program: Breakfast & Lunch Every Weekday

  • Eating LunchAny Cambridge family facing food challenges is welcome to pick up one bag per child, regardless of Free/Reduced Price Lunch status.
  • Tables with bags containing 1 breakfast and 1 lunch will be set at the following locations:
    • Haggerty School - Cushing Street main entrance
    • Peabody School - Rindge Avenue main entrance
    • King Open School - Cambridge Street main entrance
    • Morse School - Granite Street main entrance
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School - Magee Street Entrance
    • Fletcher Maynard Academy - Harvard Avenue
    • Near 35 Cambridge Park Drive - look for a parked yellow school bus
    • 362-364 Rindge Avenue: Look for the yellow school bus
  • See more details for specific pick-up times here.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing
Social distancing generally means avoiding group settings and large gatherings, and maintaining physical distance from others. This applies to all settings including playgrounds. 

Students and their families, as well as school staff, stay home as much as possible. If you leave your home, it is essential to strictly follow social distancing guidelines by avoiding crowds, canceling social gatherings, and maintaining a safe separation of at least 6 feet from others. 


CPS @ Home: Computer Internet & Access

  • Cambridge Public Schools educators and administrators are working hard to provide support to all families, to support continued learning and engagement during this time of extended closure. Check out Distance Learning resources on our CPS @ Home Page >>

  • If you have a home computer that you feel provides your child with adequate and safe access to online school work, you do not need to pick up a CPS-issued Chromebook.

  • Families without internet access should contact their schools.
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