Weekly Update 9/13

SHS staff are excited to welcome back students starting on Monday, September 14th. A-K will report on Monday, 9/14 while L-K will stay at home (No work for L-K to complete). On Tuesday, 9/15, L-Z will report to SHS and A-K will stay at home (No work for A-K to complete).

Back to School 2020 – One Stop Resource For All Of Your Questions

Click the “explore” tab on the SHS website (shsri.org) and then click “back to school 2020” there is a parent page and a student page that is loaded with information to answer any of your questions for the start of school on Monday!

Class of 2024 – Freshmen Information

A special reminder to freshman to please try and enter Door 1 on the first day of school and report to the gym. This is where you will meet your advisory teacher. Be sure to check the website for all of the orientation information.

Important Information From School Nurse

The school nurses have put together an important page for parents and students to review. This document covers when students will be sent home and when they may return.

If a child stays home for a day or is sent home by the nurse, an After Illness Attestation form is required for a student to return to school. If the child does not have this form upon re entrance into the school, the child will have to sit in the isolation room and the parent will be notified to pick up the child.Attestation form can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Riley, our school nurse.

Return to School Report #13

Be sure to check out the latest reports from the Superintendent. Report #13 was released on 9/11. Below are a couple of key topics for parents to review:

** Clarification Regarding October 13th

When questions arise about state guidance, we are able to reach out to a RIDE representative to have questions answered.  Many families had questions about the governor’s order that all students be taught in person by October 13.  We wondered if our secondary (grades 7-12) program could still be run as a hybrid program.  Here’s the answer….

Yes, secondary can continue hybrid.  If a district cannot bring all students back in-person every day, they can select to bring their middle and high school students back in a rotating, hybrid schedule so that all of their students return back in-person, just not every day. On the days that students are not in-person, they will be participating in distance learning. Students in elementary school must be prioritized to be back in-person every day in the full in-person and partial in-person scenarios.

** Health Insurance Collection and Permission to Test

The State will be coordinating testing for all symptomatic public-school students and staff along with the close contacts and classmates of any student or staff who tests positive for COVID-19. To assist the State in doing this work, districts are expected to collect authorization/consent forms to test students, in accordance with RIDOH public health protocols, from all parents/guardians. Schools are also being asked to collect health insurance information from students to facilitate 3rd party payment for testing. Students/staff will not be charged any co-payments/deductibles for testing per state and federal guidance. 

Although we have been told to keep this information centrally so it can be provided to RIDOH quickly as part of testing activities, the actual form collects information and sends the information directly to the RIDOH.  

Over time, the state expects that some school nurses or other trained school staff may start obtaining specimens (swabs) for COVID-19 testing or supervise the self-collection of specimens of students and staff, as needed. AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER, NO TESTING WILL BE DONE IN OUR SCHOOLS.  

Parents and guardians are asked to complete this form (https://health.ri.gov/forms/surveys/consent/)  prior to 9/25/2020.

Updated District Calendar

Click here for updated district calendar (9/8/20).

Technology Password Support

Are you having Google password trouble?  Access our Password Prep Hours for week 1 of school.

  • Sunday- Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. – 9.p.m
  • Monday- Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

During these hours, call our Technology line at 401-231-6606, then press 5 and press 1 for assistance with password resets.  It’s been a long summer and we know you may have issues logging in.  Call with your device handy and we can reset your Google password live during these hours.

Meet Our New Staff

Know the Buzz Freshmen Edition

Excellent resource for all families.

Master Schedule

Please click the links below for the master schedule

Virtual Option Students

Visit this link for virtual option expectations for 20/21.

Free Meals For All Students

All students (in-person and virtual) may receive school breakfast and lunch for free until December 31st or until federal funding runs out. Families who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch should still complete an application for the 20/21 school year.

Parent Workshop – Social/Emotional Learning

SHS Class of 2020 Reminders

  • Be sure to copy any files from your school Google Drive by October 1st.
  • You still have time to enroll at CCRI. Click here for more info.

Membership Forms


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