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  • The One Newport subgroup of the Newport Strategic Plan subcommittee has created the above video which helps to explain the One Newport concept.  The video below, is an example of what can happen when community agencies and organizations partner with Newport Public Schools.  The occasion of the video below, was a surprise presentation prepared by Glenn Lewis from the Island Moving Company, who regularly works with a group of Pell students teaching them dance at the company's studio on Charles Street every Tuesday afternoon.  The Island Moving Company, celebrating 35 years of service to the Newport community, was being recognized by the Newport Public Education Foundation, a local charitable foundation whose mission is to enhance the learning of the students of Newport Public Schools. The foundation annually recognizes a local business with the Noreen Stonor Drexel Partner in Education award, and this year, the Island Moving Company was being recognized by the Newport Public Education Foundation.

Pell Students Perform at An Evening For Education


NPS Announcements

  • Due to expected heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Jose, The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced on Monday that they will delay the start date of the roadway deck repair project on the Newport Pell Bridge.
    The project was planned to start on Tuesday, September, 19th, however, with the expected forecast, it will now start on Thursday, September 21st. After the morning rush hour crews will begin to work. Traffic will be most significantly impacted during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday, September 21st.

    The project is a continuation of the work done in May and June; it consists of partial removal and replacement of the Bridge deck. Due to the delay, beginning September 21, single travel lanes in each direction will be in place. Overwide vehicles with a width exceeding 8 feet 6 inches will be prohibited from crossing the bridge and overweight vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds are also prohibited from crossing.

    For more information on this project and to access real-time traffic updates visit


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  • School Facilities Condition Assessment Report Released

    School Facilities Report Page

    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses Report, a year-long assessment commissioned by the School Building Authority (SBA) and completed by Jacobs Engineering, forecasts $627.6 million in high-priority construction and repairs needed to keep students and teachers warm, safe, and dry in their classrooms. The statewide cost to bring all school buildings into ideal condition is estimated at $2.2 billion.

    Commissioner Ken Wagner will be speaking at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School, 6:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, September 18, 2017.


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  • The Newport Local Advisory Committee for Special education SEEKS nominees for PATRICIA BEEDE Memorial Award for ADVOCATES.  This parent committee is seeking your nomination of a colleague, student, or parent who is a powerful advocate.

    We seek nominations of 300 words or less explaining why the nominee is an exemplary advocate for students with disabilities.  Please be as descriptive as possible.

    As an educator, you see and work with fellow advocates every day.  Please consider nominating a colleague, student, or parent for this prestigious award.

    You nomination should be emailed to by September 25, 2017.


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  • City of Newport Code Red

    Hurricane season is now upon us.  We encourage everyone to sign up for the Code Red Emergency Notification System. Code Red is designed to give alerts in regards to severe weather conditions, roads closures, parking bans and other emergency types of alerts. To sign up, you can visit the City of Newport’s web site at and click on the Code Red Icon. Thank you for your participation.


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  • The 2017-2018 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals (both in English and Spanish) have been posted online at  They are also available in the Parent Folder of the Resource Folder under District on the One Newport app.


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  • School Hours Changing

    Safety of students is of the utmost importance at Claiborne Pell Elementary School. To help support bus arrival and dismissal we will be changing the Pell school start time to 9:00 am and dismissal will be promptly at 3:30 pm.  We will begin serving breakfast at 8:30 in the cafeteria.  Parent drop off time will begin at 8:45 am and pickup line will begin at 3:25 pm.  The Pell Annex, located at the John F. Kennedy School, will adhere to the same schedule and times.   We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause your family. We are looking forward to a great school year! Thanks for all you do to support our students!


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  • Jared Vance
    Mr. Jared Vance, Principal of Kickemuit Middle School was appointed principal of Rogers High School today. Mr. Vance comes to the district with leadership experience at both the middle and high school level.  Please welcome him to Rogers High School and the Newport Public Schools.
    Please be on the lookout for a "Meet the New Principal" event in the near future.

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  • The School Committee approved the following start times for the 2017-18 School Year.

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

         TMS    7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

         PES     9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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


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  • This is a reminder that school-based listservs will no longer be in service as of January 1, 2017.   Our new e-mail communication tool will be through the following Community Groups. To continue receiving group e-mails, announcements, and communications, please join the appropriate group by clicking on the link(s) provided below:

    To join multiple groups, complete the process for each school group you wish to join.


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