Work Permits During School Closure - COVID 19

  • Directions for Barnstable Public School Students; Private School Students; and Student Summer Residents: 

    1. Employment Permit Application forms (promise of employment forms) can be downloaded at

      Read, print, and complete the entire application (14-15 year olds must have proof of a physical within the last 12 months of the date of application).  A Doctor’s signature is required but during this pandemic, a copy of the most recent physical must be submitted with the application. 

    2. Email Kathryn Lopes ( with the following student information:
      • Student name, hair color, eye color
      • Employer name, complete address and job title
      • School name and grade of student
      • Scanned copy of the completed 2 page application with signatures
      • Scanned copy of birth certificate and school picture ID card 

    3. Kathryn Lopes will email available appointment date and time.  Beginning on 7/6/2020, Work Permits will be signed by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8:00-2:30, at half-hour intervals to follow CDC protocols for safety. Face masks will be used at all times.

    4. On the Wednesday of the appointment, at the appropriate time, the student and parent will drive up to the front door of the high school, park, and remain in their vehicle.  Do not exit the vehicle. Kathryn Lopes will come to the vehicle with two original work permits ready for the student to sign.  Upon review of the application, the student will sign both permits. The student will receive one of the original permits to deliver to the employer, the student’s application and other original work permit will be kept by Kathryn Lopes for the school records.