Picture Retakes This Week
Picture retakes will take place on Monday & Tuesday this week from 12-3 each day in the auditorium. Any student who did not get a picture taken in the fall may or anyone who needs a retake should participate. Virtual student are welcome to participate as well.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Students will be called down to the auditorium by advisory.
A-K – Monday, 2/8
L-Z – Tuesday, 2/9
Virtual Student Photographs
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A-K – Monday, 2/8
L-Z – Tuesday, 2/9
Ordering Photos Help us offer SAFE, paperless and ‘contactless’ school photos! Order online and your student will not need to return any items to SHS on his/her school picture day. Please click here to order school photos!
Smithfield COVID-19 Response Update – February 5, 2021
COVID Updates From Superintendent
A couple of key updates from the Superintendent Weekly Report
Rules for Those Who Tested Positive in Last 90 Days
At the regional meeting held last week, RIDOH explained current guidance for those who have tested positive within the past 90 days. During the 90-day period, no quarantines are necessary if the person is considered a close contact, including for close contacts within the household. There is also no quarantine after travel, no negative test result needed for sports, and no asymptomatic school-based testing for these individuals.
Reminder – Travel Guidance
With February vacation around the corner, we are again sharing our new policy about travel. An executive order issued by the governor allows for three quarantine options for someone returning to RI after traveling to a US state where >5% of COVID tests are positive. The “gold standard” is to quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms. As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival. Travelers may also receive a COVID-19 test during their quarantine period in RI and get a negative result can stop quarantining but should still self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. We are now allowing members of our school community to use the testing options to reduce or eliminate the need to quarantine. We remind parents, however, that travel during school days is considered a non-excused absence, even with the availability of distance learning. Ensuring school attendance is an important parental responsibility that results in school success as well as strong work ethics in adults.
2021 USSYP Delegate Announcement
Congratulations to Victoria Richard for being selected to attend the United States Senate Youth Program on behalf of Rhode Island. USSYP is government and leadership program for students pursuing coursework in history and political science. It also comes with a $10,000 scholarship!
A & W Hiring
A&W Restaurant opens for the 2021 season on March 6th. They need kitchen workers.
Hours are Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Shifts Open from 11-9
Anyone interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CyberPatriot XIII State Results
Music Legion of Honor
Congratulations to Kathryn Mueller (Class of 1997), our 2020 Recipient of the SHS Music Legion of Honor. This morning, our Tri-M officers virtually inducted Kathryn over a Google Meet, along with special guests Robert Cleasby and Jim Parente, Kathryn’s former teachers. Kathryn’s upcoming virtual benefit concert will feature repertoire by women and people of color. https://www.kathrynmueller.com/
SHS Winter Sports Pics
RISAS – Youth Mental Health & Resilience Series
Supporting LBTBQ+ Students
The Southern Providence County (SPC) Prevention Coalition is hosting “SUPPORTING LGBTQ+ KIDS” , a discussion on how to have meaningful conversations on February 24th at 6:00pm.
NAMI-RI Offers Free Virtual Family-To-Family Course
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illnessis now accepting registration for their virtual Family-to-Family course which begins on February 24th. This is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit our website or call 401-331-3060.