Weekly Update 10/17

School Based COVID Testing

We will begin our district-wide, asymptomatic Covid testing shortly. There are a few key differences from last year that we would like to highlight:

  • We will be using a pooled method PCR test in place of the BinaxNOW antigen tests that were previously used. The PCR testing has a higher accuracy rate.
  • All unvaccinated athletes will be required to test weekly to maintain their eligibility to play. Vaccinated athletes can choose to voluntarily participate.
  • We will be testing all other students who wish to participate twice per month. The schedule for each school will be determined by the number of students who choose to participate.

Please see the attached information sheet for additional details. If you wish for your child to participate, please return the attached consent to your school nurse. Again, all unvaccinated athletes must participate. You can reach out to our Covid Response Team with any additional questions.
PCR Consent FAQ
SPS Covid Testing Consent

Pep Rally Pics

Apple Trails

Field Hockey Wins Senior Day Game

Congratulations to our senior field hockey players!

Weekly Update 10/10

SHS Morning Drop Off Changes

The School Department, Police Department, Town Manager, and Public Works have been working together to improve traffic congestion on Pleasant View Avenue (PVA).  We will be opening the access road that runs along the baseball field to PVA.  The access road is one-way and exit only!  When approaching PVA, all cars must make a right-hand turn onto PVA.  

Beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021, anyone dropping off a high school student will do the following:

  • Enter the high school lot at the entrance near Pleasant View Elementary School (McCabe)
  • Proceed to the parking lot and use the middle lane.  Drop off students between door #18 and door #1
  • At the end of the lot take a slight left toward the access road near the baseball field
  • Take the access road to PVA
  • Make a right-hand turn onto PVA

Reminder:

SHS opens doors at 7:00 am.  There is little traffic between 7:00 and 7:10.  Students/families are encouraged to leave earlier in the morning. We will continue to monitor the traffic and make adjustments as needed.  Thank you for your patience.

Road Closure to Impact Bus 5 and Bus 10

Whipple Avenue in Smithfield, between Fenwood Avenue and Higgins Street will be closed to thru traffic to make sewer main repairs from October 12, 2021 through October 15, 2021. This will impact Bus 5 & 10. Be prepared for delays.

  • Bus 10
    • Pick up at 38 Whipple is moved to Whipple and Higgins
  • Bus 5
    • The following pickups will be 10-15 minutes earlier.
      • Farnum Pike at Leland Mowry
      • Farnum Pike and Georgia Court
      • Farnum Pike and Wolf Hill

PSAT/NMSQT-Grade 11

All juniors will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday during school.

Community Workshop: Supporting LGBTQ+ Kids Dr. Perez

Please join us for a community workshop focused on supporting the needs of youth who identify as LGBTQ+.  The virtual workshop held on October 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM, will be facilitated by Dr. Will Giordano-Perez, Medical Director of Tri-County Community Action Agency specializing in LGBTQ+ care and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Register for the event using this link to receive a Zoom link the week of the event.  Thank you to Tri-County Community Action Agency for sponsoring this event!  

Financial Aid Night

Families are encouraged to join Stacy Crooks for a virtual Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 13 at 6 pm.
Topic: FAFSA

Time: Oct 13, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94475719915?pwd=QVFqTjRuVW9Ha1VteVl6Z0xFQitPdz09

Meeting ID: 944 7571 9915

Passcode: 02dL7f

Spirit Week

Walk for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Smithfield Youth Council Event

SHS Parent Council Meeting

The SHS Parent Council will host its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 13th in the library.

SHS Parent Council Fundraiser

Please support SHS Parent Council with a $5 donation to receive a 25% off shopping pass for their Friends Helping Friends event on October 20, 2021. All proceeds go directly to SHS Parent council. Purchase through this link and we will mail it to you. Coupons also available at School Committee Meeting, SHS front office and SHS Parent Council meeting.

Class of 2024 Class Ring Orders

Our class ring representative will be visiting lunches on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to assist students with purchasing class rings. Order forms were sent home with students last week.

Field Hockey Pink Out

The SHS field hockey team raised almost $300 for the Gloria Gemma Foundation during a recent Pink Out game. Great job ladies!

OCTOBER 2021 YOUTH DRIVEN E-NEWSLETTER

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Weekly Update 10/3

NHS Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2022 who were inducted into the National Honor Society this week!

School Counseling October Newsletter

Click here for the October newsletter.

Annual Student Information Update

Each year, parents or guardians must check and update any changed information for your student using our Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.

This process is completely electronic now except for Transportation forms and uses our Online Registration system, through a link provided in the Parent Portal. Parents have one week to update this information.

Here are the steps to take beginning Sept. 21:

  • Make sure you have an active Parent Portal account – if not, check with your School secretary to issue you your GUID number to create an account. At least one parent or guardian per student must have a Parent Portal account
  • Login to the Parent Portal
  • Follow detailed instructions located here

Community Workshop: Supporting LGBTQ+ Kids

Please join us for a community workshop focused on supporting the needs of youth who identify as LGBTQ+.  The virtual workshop held on October 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM, will be facilitated by Dr. Will Giordano-Perez, Medical Director of Tri-County Community Action Agency specializing in LGBTQ+ care and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Register for the event using this link to receive a Zoom link the week of the event.  Thank you to Tri-County Community Action Agency for sponsoring this event!  

Flu Clinic

Part Time Job Opportunity

Bryant University is looking for help in Campus dining. Click here for more information.

Weekly Update 9/26

Bus Time Changes

We continue to modify the bus schedules to assist with traffic and arrival times in the morning. Please note the following changes that begin on Monday. Thank you!

Buses back by 10 minutes are:

#11

#16

#17

#19

#22

Bus back by 5 minutes:

# 23

Families are also reminded that students must get off at their correct bus stop. If a student needs an alternative drop off it should be approved by the school prior to the trip.

National Merit Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Aleks Reilly. He is a National Merit Semi-Finalist!!!!!

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Field Hockey Fundraiser

KFC/Taco Bell Hiring

KFC/Taco Bell is hiring. Click here for more information.

Weekly Update 9/18

Annual Student Information Update

Each year, parents or guardians must check and update any changed information for your student using our Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.

This process is completely electronic now except for Transportation forms and uses our Online Registration system, through a link provided in the Parent Portal. Parents have one week to update this information.

Here are the steps to take beginning Sept. 21:

  • Make sure you have an active Parent Portal account – if not, check with your School secretary to issue you your GUID number to create an account. At least one parent or guardian per student must have a Parent Portal account
  • Login to the Parent Portal
  • Follow detailed instructions located here

School Counseling Update – Fall 2021

Please click here for the Fall Update.

Notes From The Nurse

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. So happy to see all the masked faces in the building. I do miss seeing their smiles. There is so much going on again this year with the COVID virus and now with the more contagious Delta variant, we need to be more proactive in the school to keep everyone safe and successful. A few basic reminders:


● Stay home if you are ill.. Only one symptom and we need to send you home
● Wear a mask , (Executive order 21-94)
● Frequent hand washing
● Cough and sneeze into arm
● Social distancing
● If vaccinated, please share that information with me. I need to see proof of the vaccine.
● Get vaccinated!!


Students who are vaccinated do not need to quarantine, but will still need to be tested with a PCR test, 3-5 days after exposure.

Senior students are required to have a booster Meningitis vaccine and a physical exam on or
after their 16th birthday to attend school. Please send me a copy of these documents. You can
email them to me at criley@smithfield-ps.org.


Finally, the student flu clinic will be held on October 6, 2021 from 8:00am to 10:30am at school.
Please register for this clinic at schoolflu.com. Stay Well!!!

Flu Clinic Info

Smithfield Youth Council Application

The Smithfield Youth Council is looking for new members. Application may be found here.

School Improvement Team – Applications

School Improvement Team Details

Parent Application

Student Application

Teacher Application

Smithfield Teacher of the Year Honored at Waterfire

Congratulations to Mike Deslauriers. He was honored at the recent Waterfire event for being the District Teacher of the Year. He is pictured with Eric Georgio who is the the Cumberland DTOY. Mr. Georgio did his student teaching with SHS teacher Adel Cabral.

Field Hockey Car Wash Fundraiser

SHS Girls Tennis Fundraiser

SHS Boys Soccer Highlights

Check out the boys soccer photos from last weeks win courtesy of PROJO

Heating Assistance

Families with financial challenges may want to connect with Tri Country for assistance. They administers the LiHEAP and Good Neighbor Fund programs

Free Breakfast & Lunch

Have a great week!

Weekly Update 9/12

Week One In The Books!

Our first two days went very well. I am proud of the students and teachers for making the transition back to school so smooth.

Open House – 9/15

SHS is hosting an Open House on September 15th from 6 – 8 pm. This will be an in person event. Parents should arrive for 6 pm and report to their child’s advisory class. Parents will then follow their child’s schedule and have an opportunity to meet the teachers. Parents should grab a copy of their child’s schedule prior to the event.

School Picture Day

Student picture day will take place on Thursday, September 16th. We will call students down by advisory. Parents should have received an email from Lifetouch with ordering information.

Morning Drop Off

The school department and Durham bus company continue to make changes to increase efficiency with the morning drop off. Doors open at SHS at 7 am. Parents and students are encouraged to leave early to arrive at SHS. We anticipate changes to the bus times at some time early this week. Keep an eye out on the district website and social media for updates.

Student Parking

At this time we do not have any student parking left. When construction at Pleasant View Elementary is complete we anticipate the addition of more spots.

Course Schedule Changes

Our master schedule is very tight this school year. Course changes will be limited. Please take a moment to read the procedures for changing a course.

Students choose courses and programs based on the recommendations and best judgment of teachers, guidance counselors, the student, and parents. Parent input is gathered at course request time through the completion of the ILP parent questionnaire. 

A schedule is used to arrange programs and students in some systematic order. A schedule can be most complex and a change in one area often causes changes in other areas. A student is given considerable time to choose proper courses. Schools do recognize the need for valid changes.

All requests for change will be decided on an individual basis taking into consideration all circumstances involved. Staffing and class size will be considered regarding the proposed change. Requests for a change may be initiated by a student, teacher, parent, guidance counselor, administrator, or a director of special programs.
All involved parties will be asked for their input regarding the request for change. Once the request has been processed, the counselor will approve or deny the request for change. The parent has a right to appeal to the Guidance Department Chair and then building Principal if the course request is denied. Schedule changes are allowed within the first FOUR weeks of the start of a class. They will not be recorded on the student transcript. Schedule changes allowed after the four week deadline will be recorded as withdrawals on the student transcript. Any class dropped at the semester will have the current grade posted on the transcript and it will be counted toward the semester GPA. A withdrawal will be posted for second semester and will not count toward the final GPA.

Free Breakfast & Lunch

Parent Council Meeting

Parent Council will host their September meeting on September 22nd at 7 pm. The meeting will be in person and take place in the library.

Job Opportunity

Lighthouse at Lincoln is looking for student workers.

The minimum age is 17 years of age, with parental consent on State of RI Forms. 

We have a receptionist position from 4:15 pm to 7:30 pm, weekdays.  There are also other shifts available alternating weekends either 8:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ( $12.40 per hour)

We also have a housekeeper position every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm.    ($14.00 per hour) 

You can have the students contact me directly at the phone number listed below.

Thank you.

Carmela

Carmela Falco

Business Office Director

401-333-4600 (Direct)

401-333-3655 (Fax)

Have a Great Week!

Weekly Update 6/20

Congratulations Class of 2021

Mr. Lenore’s Final Video for 2021

Summer Credit Recovery

Final grades for all underclassmen will be posted next week. Any student receiving a final grade of a 50 through 64, in a core subject area,  will qualify for the SHS Summer Credit Recovery  Program that begins on June 28th  and runs through July 15th.  All information regarding this opportunity will be posted on our school website at shsri.org.

Tutoring will continue to be available to students each afternoon from 2pm – 4pm through Monday, June 21st for those students who would like the opportunity to bring their current grade to 50 to qualify for summer school and also for students who may achieve the passing grade of 65 utilizing this tutoring.  Students can check in with their school counselor regarding this option.

French 3 Students Win Awards

Mrs. Dempsey’s French 3 students were inducted into the French Honor Society.

Braden Crough received a silver medal from the National French Exam. He scored 1st prize for the state of Rhode Island.

Students receiving their Honorable Mention certificates for the National French Contest

Paige Martin-Brown Wins RI Leadership Award

Congratulations to Paige for winning the RI Leadership Award at the State House last week!

Senior Corey Conlin Wins National Football Foundation Scholarship

Corey Conlin was recognized as one of the top 15 football players in the state of RI recently. He won a $1000 scholarship presented by the family of Al Seone. This will help him with his tuition to Curry in the Fall where he will continue to play football. Congratulations Corey!

CCRI Summer Readiness Program

Attached is the information about the CCRI Summer Readiness Program that will occur during the weeks of July 12 and July 19.  Rising junior and senior CTE students are invited to participate in this  FREE two-week summer readiness program focusing on Reading, Writing, and Math developed by the CCRI English and Math professors.

Many students are ineligible to take college-level courses because they do not meet the required ACCUPLACER scores in reading, writing, and math. This program will provide students with focused instruction in reading, writing, and math to ensure college-level readiness.

Interested students may email SummerReadiness@ccri.edu or go to the link https://www.ccri.edu/dean-bst/reg_form.html  and complete the registration form.  We will send an application to the students.

Summer Learning Information – Summer 2021

SHS Summer Learning Information.

The link above provides all of the info needed for summer reading, math & IXL requirements, and AP/EEP Summer Pre-Work.

Interested in Playing Football in the Fall?

Interested in playing football at SHS?????  Please email Coach Castiglia if interested.  Summer workouts begin soon! gcastiglia@smithfield-ps.org

Have a Great Week!

Weekly Update 6/6

Senior Oratorical

SHS hosted the annual Senior Oratorical on May 28th. This years winner was Alex Brenner. Check out the Valley Breeze article.

Summa Cum Laude Honors Breakfast

SHS celebrated the 14 students who achieved Summa Cum Laude honors from the Class of 2021. Students and parents were treated to a wonderful breakfast and received their gold cords.

SHS Spring Sports Update

Our spring athletic teams are playing well.

Golf – Division Title

Baseball – First place Division! Currently ranked 2nd in state!

Wrestling – Big win last week vs. Tolgate

Softabll – 9 game winning streak!

SHS Girls LAX Community Service

Shout out to the Girls LAX team for giving back to the community this week!

Smithfield Summer Tennis Information

RISAS Monthly Newsletter

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