NPS Announcements

  • 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.

    Other Updates:


    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

    TMS student-athletes should contact their coach for updates on practice and game locations, you can also contact Laurie Sullivan for additional information.


    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

    ·        For Juniors - use this time to complete the PreparRI Internship Application. The deadline is a week away- check your school email or contact Ms. Clarke @ for more information.


    ·         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.


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  • 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.

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  • Congratulations to Millena Carapia, currently a 5th grader at the Frank E. Thompson Middle School! Last spring, while a 4th grade student at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School, Mellena worked with Art Supervisor Diane Sheehan on artwork to represent the State of Rhode Island for the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Millena worked on a design with the state flag, bird and state flower. Each state is represented at the annual Easter Egg Roll, and Mellena Carapia’s design was selected as the Rhode Island design! What an amazing honor!

    2018 RI Easter Egg


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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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