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  • Updated Thursday, September 15th, Fall 2016 morning and afternoon bus schedules have been posted at and can be viewed online, or downloaded.

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  • The School Committee approved the following start times for the 2016-17 School Year.

         RHS     8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

         TMS    7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

         PES     8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

    The times for Pell Annex will be 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Latest Newport Public Schools News

  • September is Attendance Awareness Month!

    September is Attendance Awareness Month! Chronic absence is defined as missing 10% or more of the school year (i.e., 18 days or more). Students who are absent from school miss critical opportunities to learn and develop positive relationships within the school community and are at risk of disengagement from school, academic failure, and dropping out. In Rhode Island, during the 2014-2015 school year, 14% of students in kindergarten through third grade were chronically absent with 18% of Rhode Island kindergarten students, 14% of first graders, 12% of second graders, and 11% of third graders chronically absent. Reducing chronic absence in the early grades is a key strategy for improving third-grade reading proficiency and an important goal of the Rhode Island Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide recognition of the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Everybody plays a role in ensuring children attend school regularly - click here for suggestions on how to improve attendance and reduce chronic absence! You can also follow and join the conversation on social media all month long by using the hashtag #schooleveryday - and see some great resources here!

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  • Newport Grade-Level Reading Campaign Launch

    2016 Newport Data in Your Backyard Presentation and Launch of the Newport Grade-Level Reading Campaign on Tuesday, October 4th The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Data in Your Backyard series presents community-level child well-being data from the Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook in communities across the state. These presentations are followed by a community discussion. Local leaders, educators, service providers, and other interested community members are encouraged to attend. This year, this event will conclude with the formal launch of the Newport Grade-Level Reading Campaign, a community-wide effort to ensure that all Newport children are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade. Superintendent Colleen Jermain and other community members will discuss the key elements of the Campaign and how you can get involved. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Data in Your Backyard presentation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Newport Grade-Level Reading Campaign Launch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.) Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI REGISTER (Space is Limited) Sponsored by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and Newport Partnership for Families

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  • NACTC Kitchen Expecting Busy Weekend

    This is a big weekend for the culinary arts program. Starting this Friday and all through the weekend, chefs from Boston, New York and Newport will be working side by side in our NACTC culinary kitchen with our culinary students as they prepare their signature dishes for the Newport Mansion Food & Wine Festival.

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  •  Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain

    Welcome Back to School!

    On behalf of the Newport School Committee, its administration and faculty and staff, welcome to the Newport Public Schools 2016-2017 academic year. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning for all our students. Our dedicated principals, teachers, and staff are here to serve you and your family.

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    RIBA School Closing Text Alerts

    The Rhode Island Broadcasting Association has the quickest and easiest way for the public to find out about statewide school closings with its text alert web page, allowing computer and mobile phone users to sign up for text message and email alerts. Click the link above and click through to the signup page.

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  • Sign Up For CODE RED

    With the potential for our area to be impacted by the effects Hurricane Joaquin the City of Newport would like to take this opportunity to inform or remind residents of their ability to enroll in the City’s Mass Notification System, Code Red. This tool is used for both Emergency and Non-Emergency situations and allows the City to contact residents with important messages.

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    Newport, RI (August 3, 2016) – Newport is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), a nationwide movement to increase early reading proficiency.

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  • RHS Radio Club to Activate Touro Historical Site For National Parks Centennial Year/ARRL Event

    The Rogers High School amateur radio club W1VRC will operate at Touro Synagogue's Patriot Park on Sunday, Aug. 7. This activity is part of a national program to promote national parks and historic sites during the National Park Service's Centennial Year [2016] activities.

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  • Fall Brings New School Starting Times

    The Newport School Committee has approved the following starting times for the 2016-2017 school year: TMS 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p..m.; RHS 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.; PES 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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  • Summer Food Service Program

    Free Lunches and Fun Activities All Summer!

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