Weekly Update 2/21

Week of 2/22 – “B Week”

The week of 2/22 will be a “B Week.”

COVID Testing Resumes This Week

SHS will resume weekly COVID testing for all athletes and students who submitted a consent form.

21/22 Scheduling

Scheduling for the Class of 2022, 2023, & 2024 has begun. Course selection sheets were distributed on 2/10 & 2/11. A new scheduling website has been developed and was shared with students. Students and parents should start reviewing the Program of Studies and developing four-year plans. Students will enter course requests on 2/25 & 2/26.

Class of 2025 – We have a class meeting scheduled for Wednesday (2/24) at 8:15 am and a parent meeting scheduled for Wednesday (2/24) at 6:30 pm. Students see your Google Classroom for more information. Parents a mtg link will be shared later this week.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards 2021

Congratulations to the student recipients from Smithfield High School who will be receiving recognition this year from the RI affiliate:

  • Bailey Gaffney, Winner
  • Ashleigh Moroni, Honorable Mention
  • Lundyn Deslauriers, Rising Star
  • Cameron Pereira, Rising Star

NCWIT 2021 Rhode Island Affiliate Educator Award Winner!

Congratulations SHS Computer Science Teacher Mike Deslauriers!  He was awarded the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award from NCWIT. This award recognizes educators who have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging the computing interests of students who identify as women, genderqueer or non-binary.  Congrats Mr. D.!

Senior Athlete Videos

Mr. Lenore continues to put in a great deal of time and effort to capture SHS students. Here are his latest video creations.

Race & Equality in Smithfield

Last week the Town of Smithfield held a town forum on race and equity in our town. If you are interested in joining and/or continuing the conversation on racial equity in education, here are a few upcoming opportunities that are virtual, free, and (mostly) by local organizations: 
1. Teach Plus Massachusetts Presents Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist Work in Our Schools: A Teacher Led Discussion with Senior Teacher Leadership Fellows during sessions in February, March, and April. Click here to register.
2. The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College presents a panel on “Race, Racism, and Education: New Directions in Policy & Practice” on March 2, 2021 (4:30 – 6:30PM). Click here to register.
3. The EduLeaders of Color of Rhode Island, in partnership with Parents Leading for Educational Equity (PLEE), will hold a session on February 25, 2021 (6:00 – 7:00PM) to celebrate the Reading Across Rhode Island 2021 read, Stamped by Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds. Click here to register
4. The Rhode Island Writing Project and NEARI will hold an Antiracist Educator Panel as part of the RIWP Spring Conference Series – March 24, 2021 (4:00 – 5:30PM) Registration info to follow. Email riwritingproject@gmail.com with questions. 
5. The University of California, Irvine presents “Cultivating Genius & Joy: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy” – A 90 minute Webinar with Dr. Ghouldy Muhammad – March 17, 2021 (6:30PM EST) Click here to register.

Smithfield Prevention Coalition Initiative

The Smithfield Prevention Coalition as part of the SPC Regional Prevention Coalition is offering a free service to help you “stay in the know” by offering tips for talking with your child about mental health and substance use trends. We regularly work with SPC and serve on their coalition. Keeping up to date on these important subjects is a crucial part of helping your child navigate their way through middle and high school and we recommend signing up. To let us help you “stay in the know”, please text SMITHFIELD to 401-258-7876 to opt into this free service. The texts will be minimal in number and SPC cares about you and will not share your number for any purpose.


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