Weekly Update 12/2/18

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No School Thursday, December 6th

December 6, 2018, is a Professional Development Day for the 6-12 staff and parent-teacher conferences for the elementary level.

SHS Showcase

SHS is hosting our annual SHS Showcase on December 5th from 6-8 pm. We strongly encourage current 8th graders and their families to attend this event. Students and families from all grades and from surrounding communities are also invited. Come check out our Career & Technology Programs, Early Enrollment Courses, and learn about the other great offerings at SHS!  Check out our welcome video!

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Senior Fashion Show


SHS is proud to host the annual Senior Fashion Show on Friday, December 7.  The show starts at 7 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at school for $15 or the day of show for $20.  It will sell out.  Check out the preview video from Mr. Lenore! 

SHS Traffic Update

In an effort to maintain traffic safety on campus, we are asking that anyone driving on campus adhere to the following:

  • The speed limit on campus is 10 mph.
  • Anyone picking up a student after school should park in an empty spot in the front lot – please do not park behind cars blocking them in.
  • During the afternoon pickup, if you do not arrive at the campus prior to the busses, please do not cross the double yellow lines and enter the campus through the exit.  Please line up behind the busses and enter as they leave. They pull out five minutes after the dismissal bell.

Walk Zone Memo

Please click the link for a memo regarding student walk zones and winter weather.

PSAT Results Released This Week

The October PSAT scores will be released online on 12/10.  Students will receive information on how to access their scores on Monday during their alpha advisory period.  Please review the scores with your child and reach out to their counselors if you have any questions or concerns.  This video will explain how to understand your score report.

Parent Council Adopt a Family

The SHS Parent Council is supporting the Smithfield Welfare department by participating in the Adopt-A-Family for this holiday season. Winter has already struck with some very cold days and unfortunately, there are members of our community who are struggling to make ends meet. This is a great program that offers some much needed basic necessities as well as some much-appreciated gifts to help make the holidays a bit warmer (physically and emotionally).

The welfare department has furnished us with a specific needs list. If you are interested in supporting this drive please contact Becky Carmosino directly at rcarmosino@cox.net . She will be the contact person to meet the specific needs requested while working with what our members are able to provide. All donations will be collected at our next meeting on December 12th at 6:00. Though there is a list of specific items, gift cards and monetary donations (to be put towards items requested) will be accepted as well. Becky will work with any members donating to make sure that the maximum benefit is met!  Thank you!


Message From School Nurse

Cold and Flu season is upon us. All illnesses need to be monitored and reported to the school nurse teacher and, if necessary, to the Rhode Island Department of Health.  In order to be proactive in reducing the number of students missing school time, if your child is feeling ill, please have your student check in at the health office.  This allows the school nurse teacher to keep track of health trends in the general school population.

Our Smithfield district protocol is that:  Students are NOT to use their cell phone to call/text a parent to go home ill unless they are in the Health Office and have checked in with the nurse.  Any student feeling ill or uncomfortable (needing early dismissal), should be seen by the School Nurse Teacher to be evaluated and treated according to the School Health Standing Orders. The School Nurse Teacher will then call a parent, if necessary, to send the student home or make a referral to the appropriate Health Care Provider. If your child does text or call you, please have them go to the school nurse teacher for evaluation and/ or dismissal.

We appreciate you working together with us to keep our schools a healthy environment for all of our children.


SHS was proud to host Arnaud Mentre, Consul General of France this week.  He was in Smithfield to award The Palmes Academiques to Margarita Dempsey for her service to French education and French culture.  Congratulations Madame Dempsey!

Shout out to Mr. Deslauriers and the Computer Science students for moving on to phase 2 of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.  They are one of five finalists for the state of Rhode Island!

Check Out Our Students In Action

The SHS chorus sang at the Jay Lawrence Memorial event last Sunday

Mr. Kelley spent some time cooking with Morgan and Sarah this week.  German Apple Pancakes.  Yummmmm


Mrs. Dempsey’s Spanish III students researching and interpreting art

SHS had many student groups participate in the annual Smithfield Christmas Parade this past Saturday!  The SHS Baseball and Hockey teams assisted with parking and crowd control.  The band played holiday music from a float and the chorus sang holiday music at the Green during the event.  Our Unified Teams also participated in a float.  Our very own Elizabeth Russillo was the Grand Marshall.  SHS was well represented!!!!!!  A BIG thank you to all the parents who assisted with the floats!


This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag – #SHSLegacy


Have a GREAT week!



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