Superintendent Update 4/29/2020: May/June Planning
Dear North Smithfield Families, Staff, and Students,
Please review below updates and plans for May/June. Please keep in mind that situations and guidance may change and we may update or modify a few items along the way.
May/June Statewide School Calendar
May 06, Wednesday Planning Day for Teachers
May 15, Friday Vacation Day
May 20, Wednesday Planning Day for Teachers
May 25, Monday Memorial Day
June 01, Monday Planning Day for Teachers
June 16, Tuesday Last Day of School
Student pickup of personal items
Each school will be bagging up the contents of student desks and lockers, labeling the bags, and releasing a time/date schedule for curbside pickup of student personal contents.
Student return of textbooks, chromebooks, and instruments
Students in grades K-11 can hold for the summer any textbooks, workbooks, chromebooks, musical instruments, or any school-owned property currently at home and bring it back on the first day of school in the fall. Graduating Seniors will be given a separate opportunity and time to return school-owned property. Families who move out of North Smithfield during the summer or plan to attend a school out of district, please call your child’s school and arrange for a return.
Grading and Exams
Due to the interruption of standard classes for extended Distance Learning, report card grades for K-8 students will be issued as Pass/Fail during the last semester/trimester.
The report card grading for students in grades 9-12 will remain unchanged as their grades are connected with School and State graduation requirements, grade point averages, college admissions, and other considerations.
For middle and high school students, there will be no scheduled final exams at the end of the school year. While teachers may give some form of assessment at the end of this semester, there will be no comprehensive final exams.
Graduation and end of year activities and events
I would like to send a special thank you to everyone who sent in their ideas and offers of help to celebrate our graduating seniors. The School Committee has pledged its full support and we are still holding onto the original graduation date of Friday, June 5th and are currently working on multiple plans and options to align with the Governor’s and DOH’s guidance. We all want to do something special and memorable for our graduating seniors.
Our principals will send specific information to let you know how we will be handling events such as kindergarten registration, honors, graduation, etc.
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