Welcome Somerville Families
We Moved Locations!
The SFLC and Enrollment Office have moved to the Edgerly Building at 8 Bonair Street, Somerville, MA 02145. Please contact us at: 617-629-5670.
More resources and information can be found on the July 2021 Resources for Somerville Families.
- CLOTHING DRIVE The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) has an Amazon wish list and a Target wish list to make donations to local families in need.
- Free meals and other food resources: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ReliefForFamilies.
- Read our Social Stories for Young Children and their Caregivers all about feelings that can arise during the current health crisis. Find them at the top of our Talking About Coronavirus page. Available in several languages.
- Please email the Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Nomi Davidson with any urgent basic needs questions.
Coming Soon: Download the May/June SFLC Calendar
SFLC Parent/Guardian Support Groups
- Somerville Dads Together (All Ages) Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
- In This Together (All Ages) Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Year-Round
- Vamos a Crecer Juntos Spanish-Language Support Group (Expectant - 15 mos.) Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10
- New Parents Group (Expectant - 15 mos.) Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Year-Round
- Sleep Strategies for Families (Birth - 5 years) Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Summer 2021 Camps and Activities: Programs and Partners!
Visit somerville.k12.ma.us/Summer for information about engaging, fun summer activities for any age student. The Somerville Public Schools, City of Somerville, and partner organizations offer summer program opportunities and both fee-based and free programs for targeted populations. Please contact programs directly with questions.
TRANSITION TO IN-PERSON LEARNING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Did you know that you can find information about the Somerville Public Schools return to In-Person Learning all in one place? Visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/transition for the latest district updates and videos about welcoming students back to school, daily wellness checks at home for students, and COVID-19 testing at school. The site also includes helpful information for families opting to continue remote learning, contact information for all school nurses, and a COVID-19 data dashboard with information about Somerville Public Schools buildings and classrooms, community health metrics charting new COVID cases by day in the larger community, and school-based testing and tracing data charting student and staff cases identified through the SPS COVID Testing Program.
• English Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3251
• Portuguese Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3253
• Nepali Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3255
• Spanish Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3252
• Haitian Creole Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3254
FOOD RESOURCES FOR SOMERVILLE FAMILIES Monday, April 26, Grab-and-Go Meals will be available for pick up at the main entrance of the new Somerville High School from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. No ID is required for Grab-and-Go Meals, and families are encouraged to take as many as they need. All breakfast and lunch meals served at school continue to be free. For Somerville families eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds, if a child has transitioned to a hybrid schedule and then to fully in person, please expect a decrease in P-EBT funds for the months of May and June. The federal government has extended P-EBT funds through the summer months. Stay tuned for more details about summer P-EBT or visit www.map-ebt.org. For information about community food resources, please visit www.somervillefoodsecurity.org.
English Contact: Rachel Wilensky 617-981-4382
Spanish Contact: Flor Apolaya 617-549-3455
Portuguese Contact: Maria Holz 617-549-1690
SFLC COMMUNITY CLOTHING CLOSET The SFLC Community Clothing Closet, free clothing for families in need, is operating remotely and at a limited capacity. If you have concerns about a Somerville family’s need for clothing, please contact your school-based SFLC Family and Community Liaisons or Francia Reyes.
SOMERVILLE SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (SSEPAC) The Somerville SEPAC works to support a network of families of children who have special learning needs, to advise the school district, and to provide a forum for families to share information. Join SSEPAC to help make positive change with the special education community. For more information, connect with SSEPAC Leadership, Co-Chairs Michele Lippens and Luciane DeToledo and Secretary Lianor Hillerstrom by email email@example.com, at Somerville Sepac on Facebook, or visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ssepac.
SERVE AND INSPIRE: VOLUNTEER Expand and enrich student learning and support Somerville families. Volunteers new to SPS can get started by visiting www.somerville.k12.ma.us/volunteer for current opportunities (most are remote), and contact Jen Capuano, SPS/SFLC Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Educators and staff interested in volunteer support may reach out to their School-Based Volunteer Coordinator or school Principal.
Learn about the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (sflc)
What We Do
The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) is the department of family and community engagement of the Somerville Public Schools. As a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant recipient, the Somerville Public Schools partners with the Department of Early Education and Care to provide a variety of resources, support services, and programs to help meet the needs of Somerville families in supporting their children's learning and well-being, birth to adulthood. SFLC By the Numbers. Take a look at this snapshot of the families and people we reached in 2018-2019 through SFLC programming. This report demonstrates the critical role of the SFLC team in supporting families between March and June 2020 during Covid-19. SFLC's role will continue to be central to supporting families throughout the pandemic. You can also read an overview of SFLC's work: SFLC Overview or watch a video overview of the SFLC and its services: https://vimeo.com/266775329