At last night’s school committee meeting, the committee considered changing the school starting times this fall. The action was delayed until the May 8th, 2018 school committee meeting to allow ample notice be given to the community about the proposed changes. The proposed change would bring the school start time to what they were originally, prior to the change in RHS starting time, and the school days being considered are:
Rogers High School 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thompson Middle School 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pell Elementary School 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
These changes will be considered for approval at the May 8th, 2018 school committee meeting. If you have concerns or questions about the new school starting times, please reach out to your school committee members or the Superintendent of Schools.
Due to the National Grid situation Newport Schools and Pell Pre-school will be closed for the remainder of the week.
We want to update you on a few supports to assist you during this situation.
Starting tomorrow Chartwells our food provider will be serving breakfast at the Florence Gray Center from 7:30-9:00 am and Lunch from 11:30 am -1:00 pm Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25.
Also, tomorrow on Wednesday, January 23rd, Pell School staff will distribute food backpacks to all participants that are already enrolled in the backpack program at the Pell elementary school lobby from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. For those already participating in the program please come to Pell to get your backpack.
At 2:30 pm tomorrow we will have additional food for any additional families in need of assistance. Families may come at 2:30 pm and food will be distributed on a first come first served basis until 3:30 pm.
We also want to remind families that there are warming centers around the city and Gaudet is still set up as a warming center for families in need of shelter at Gaudet Middle School on Aquidneck Ave. Vouchers for rooms may be picked up at the Gaudet Middle School. As of tonight, (January 22, 2019), Gaudet Middle School is the only location to get vouchers for rooms. People who have the funds or credit cards may go to any hotel and get a reimbursement form online or at National Grid’s Center at Gurney's to get refunded. Please take advantage of the services such as hotel rooms, warming centers, and transportation (call 211) to keep your families safe and warm.
RHS student-athletes will still have practices and games and students need to be in contact with their coaches for locations and times. You can also contact Jim Cawley at his email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All schools will be posting activities and updates for students to stay current in their studies. Please check in daily on your school website.
Parents, we are asking that all students continue to work on school projects, studying for exams, and interacting with their reading assignments. The following information is from each Principal:
Rogers High School Students:
· Once schools have re-opened we will be having Mid-Term Exams
· Students should continue to review their notes and provided materials in order to prepare for their upcoming mid-term exams
· Students who are on the Summit Platform can continue to work on the Summit platform while out of school. Part-time students should continue to study for midterms and research summer jobs and internships.
Thompson Middle School:
· Students should be reading daily.
· Students can practice skills through any of the online programs that you use regularly.
· Students should check Google Classroom and/or Aspen and complete any lessons that may still be outstanding.
· Any assignments that were due this week should be ready to be handed in on the day we return to school.
Pell Elementary School:
· Students should be reading daily
· Students may access their login codes and passwords for Reflex. Squiggle Park, Lexia and Spelling City to help with their reading and phonics
· Students can keep a journal to share with the class what they did over the days off
We will continue to update you through social media and phone calls.
This message will be posted on our district website and on the One Newport app.
Due to the National Grid situation, the Newport Public Schools will be closed for the rest of this week, January 23-25, 2019. Services for our backpack programs for our Pell Elementary families as well as a place to provide food services beginning tomorrow morning for those families impacted by this is being coordinated and an update on times and locations will be provided as plans are finalized. We urge all families to find a safe warm place to stay and to take advantage of the hotel rooms, warming centers, and transportation services available by calling 211.We will send a further update out before 6:00 pm today with more information to help support families impacted by this situation.
Newport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, due to the heating situation the buildings are experiencing due to the National Grid natural gas situation on Aquidneck Island. We understand many homes are without heat this evening and want everyone to know there is a warming center open at Gaudet Middle School on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. The school department will keep families updated as best as possible on Tuesday regarding any future school closures.
PrepareRI Internship Application (Juniors)
The PrepareRI Internship application for this summer is currently open to JUNIORS through February 1. This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to participate in a PAID summer learning experience that provides high quality training, professional skills and 4 free college credits at Rhode Island College. Click on the highlight reel to hear from last year’s participants (featuring RHS senior Ezra Monteiro), for a program flyer or for the APPLICATION. Contact Ms. Clarke for help or stop by an upcoming lunch session:
January 17 (Thu)
January 18 (Fri)
January 22 (Tue)