Salutary address by Victoria Richard, co-valedictory addresses by Maximilian Chelminski snd Cameron Kasbarian provided inspiration to those gathered at the 2021 SHS graduation
Smithfield Class of 2021 graduation is like no other. Congratulations graduates!
The Smithfield Anti-Hate Coalition welcomes anyone (students, staff, residents) from the community who would like to gather on Thursday, June 17th @ 6PM in front of town hall for a photo and in support of our Smithfield LGBTQIA+ community. Celebrating Smithfield PRIDE!
On June 19th, RIPIN (RI Parent Information Network) is hosting a car-based vaccine clinic for families and children with special needs (12+). A vaccine education webinar will precede this clinic on Wednesday, June 9th See link: ( https://conta.cc/3fIalyz [conta.cc] ) .
Last night's School Committee meeting included the naming of Smithfield's Support Professional of the Year. Old County Road School's custodian, Gary Regniere, was recognized for this honor due to his dedication to his job and his care for the children of OCRS. This morning, students celebrated "Mr. Gary" and his award by lining the hallways and cheering for him as he walked through.
Congratulations to Eileen Crudele, who was named Special Education Administrator of the Year by ARISE. She will officially receive the award in the fall but was surprised today by friends, family, and colleagues as she was notified about this prestigious award.
Thanks Mr. Manni and the Town of Smithfield for the use of the cooling station! Our students enjoyed it as much as the custodians setting it up! In addition to cooling stations, students sat on cool floors and fans circulated the air.
The All Course Network (ACN) is a statewide course catalog that lets K-12 students take FREE courses at colleges, schools, non-profit organizations, or online. The deadline to preregister for summer classes is Friday, June 11th at 5:00 P.M. Register at https://enrollri.org/acn
As promised, we are staying on top of any new guidance and are adjusting our procedures accordingly. As of tomorrow, June 2, 2021, the following guidance applies: Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will not generally need to wear masks outdoors in Rhode Island. This includes during playing youth sports, outdoor graduations or proms, recess, or while attending outdoor summer camps. A host establishment or organization may ask all people, vaccinated and not, to wear masks at their discretion. Exceptions are for areas with substantial or high transmission when in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period with other people who are not fully vaccinated. PRINCIPALS WILL MAKE DETERMINATIONS FOR MASK WEARING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS AND WILL CONSIDER THE LEVEL OF TRANSMISSION AT THE TIME. An area of substantial transmission would be any community where there are 50-99 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period. An area of high transmission is any community that can be characterized by having more than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period. I provide the case counts each week in my weekly report and right now, Smithfield is at the low edge of "substantial transmission" at 11 cases out of 21,650 people (=50 out of 100,000). We need to remain diligent! At this time, there are no changes to indoor masking guidance, including school settings and school bus settings.
It’s never dull at LaPerche Elementary School. I helped catch a parakeet found outside. If anyone knows who owns this pretty white bird, email email@example.com or reply to Facebook post.
The District's June newsletter is now available. Keep up with all that's happening in Smithfield schools. https://bit.ly/3fgLNN9
The Town Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Smithfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Those interested should submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 along with an application form, found on the link, below. A letter of interest may contain your interest or experience in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. https://www.smithfieldri.com/dei-task-force/
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner visited McCabe Elementary School to see the progress of our construction project. Channel 12 covered the visit and quoted Magaziner as saying, “They are one of the first out of the gate modernizing and consolidating their elementary schools. It’s just incredible,” The article and news clip can be found here: https://bit.ly/2RkStQW
May 14th is National No Place for Hate Day where we acknowledge the hard work of students, educators, parents and the entire community by taking over social media with #noplaceforhate. Show how you support Smithfield having no place for hate by posting a social media post (on any platform) that answers the following question: "This past year, how were you an ally in your school or community? Include #noplaceforhate in your caption. For Instagram stories, we've created a No Place for Hate sticker - just search NPFH! @anti.defamation.league
ACN is hosting its first Virtual Provider Showcase tonight from 6-7:30 PM! Course providers will talk about Summer 2021 course offerings. Students and families can meet course providers and learn more about these free summer programs. May 12, 2021 6:00-7:30pm Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85643367223?pwd=K2M5c0Jrbis1SVVRbEE3YkxYdm9sUT09
The SHS Fashion-a-Thon is Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. This live streamed event will be held as a fundraiser for the Senior Class of Smithfield High School. Many students of the Class of 2021 have worked very hard to create this streaming telethon to replace the in-person fundraiser held every year to benefit the Senior Class and prom activities. The whole community is encouraged to watch and donate...please visit the following links: To donate today or during the program, visit http://bit.ly/SHSdonate21 To watch the live stream on Saturday night, tune in at 7 p.m. to http://bit.ly/SHSFashion21
Smithfield's 2021 Teacher of the Year is..... Michael Deslauriers! Mr. Deslauriers is a computer science teacher at Smithfield High School who has gone above and beyond to develop an inclusive computer science program. Read all about it: https://tinyurl.com/p8edpkrw
Fresh, Rhode Island fish tacos was on the menu today at Smithfield High School. Our efforts to buy local, buy fresh are supported through our USDA Farm to School grant, which also allowed us to purchase two cooking demonstration carts. These carts come equipped with a refrigerator, convection oven, stovetop, and camera/monitor that can be used to show how food is prepared.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks for all you do! From your (fully vaccinated) central office staff
The RIMEA All State virtual concert premiered on Youtube, featuring over 600 RI student musicians. It was fantastic and included cameo videos from the composers as well as some RI celebrities, including our own SHS alumn, Peter Boyer. Here's the link for the concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=577ZcrAKZHk