Dear North Smithfield Families and Staff,
The Governor has announced that April Vacation Week, originally scheduled for April 13-17th, is being moved to next week, March 16-20th.
The following week, March 23rd - 27th MAY become a distant learning week.
North Smithfield Public Schools has submitted extensive plans to the Rhode Island Department of Education for continuation of instruction at home in the event of a school or district closing.
As part of these plans, today students will be bringing home a mix of instructional packets, workbooks, and textbooks depending on their grade level. These materials are for use only IF the Governor, or the DOH, calls for a week of distance learning.
For our older students, again, only IF March 23-27th becomes a distant learning week, assignments will be posted to Google Classroom.
Although not ideal, North Smithfield Schools have made strategic investments in instructional technology and resources, infrastructure, curriculum, and professional development to seamlessly connect school to home. Distant Learning and Virtual Instruction is not a new concept to our faculty, our families, or our students, it is routine practice.
North Smithfield Public Schools can ensure that learning can happen anytime, anywhere, and anyplace.
We understand there will be many questions and concerns. North Smithfield Schools, along with the Rhode Island Departments of Education and Health will continue to post additional information as it becomes available.
Michael St. Jean
North Smithfield School Department
P.O. Box 72
Slatersville, RI 02876
P: (401) 769-5492 F: (401) 769-5493
Michael St. Jean, Superintendent
North Smithfield Middle School - Room 137
1850 Providence Pike
North Smithfield, RI 02896