School Start - 7:30 am
School End - 1:52 pm
On behalf of the faculty and staff it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Narragansett High School. Whether you are returning for another year or joining our high school community for the first time, we hope you achieve the goals set forth by you and your parents.
Narragansett High School offers an array of excellent academic and co -curricular activities, and we encourage all students to get involved with the exciting and rewarding things happening on campus. It is our hope that Narragansett High School continues its fine reputation not only for our academics, but for our athletic programs and many other quality student clubs and activities as well. Student participation is the foundation on which good schools are built. This is why Narragansett High School remains one of Rhode Islands premier high schools. The involvement and contributions of our students, parents, and community makes this possible.
Good luck to each of you as another school year begins--may you face your challenges and accomplishments with the integrity and veracity worthy of a Narragansett Mariner.
Enjoy your time at Narragansett High School!

Daniel F. Warner
AUGUST 29TH - Freshman/New Student Orientation - 9:00 am - 11:30am
SEPTEMBER 4TH - "A" day schedule
SEPTEMBER 19TH- Picture Day!
SEPTEMBER 19TH - Senior & Freshman Parent Information Night 7:30Auditorium
OCTOBER 3RD - Back to School Night 6:45-8:30 PM

Dear Freshman and New Students:
I hope this letter finds you enjoying your summer and preparing yourself for the start of your high school experience. The faculty, staff and upper-class students eagerly await your arrival to NHS.
The reason for this letter is to invite you to this year’s freshman and new student orientation.
The Orientation Program will run from
9:00AM-11:30AM on Thursday, August 29th. It will begin in the auditorium. The goal of the program is to familiarize you with “Life at Narragansett High School.” During this time you will participate in activities planned to encourage personal communication and community building with high school administrators, guidance counselors, class members, and students involved in extracurricular activities. Senior class members and your faculty advisor will meet with you to conduct team-building activities, distribute schedules, and conduct a tour of the school. A pizza lunch will be provided at the end of the program. If you have any dietary allergies, please let us know. It is hoped that you will leave with a safe and comfortable feeling about our school and your peers.
A bus will pick up students in the South End of town at 8:30AM from St. Mary’s Church.
A bus will pick up students in the North End of town at 8:30AM from St. Veronica’s Church.
Once again, on behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to Narragansett High School, and wish you all the best for a productive and rewarding high school experience. Enjoy the remainder of the summer. We look forward to meeting you on August 29th, and we will make every effort to ascertain that the next four years are the “best years of your life”. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the high school at 792-9400.
 Toby W. Gibbons
Assistant Principal

This year brings a few new additions to our NHS family!
We are excited to welcome Ashley Lourenco to our
English Department, and Arthur Lee to our Special Education Department.
  1. Student Information Sheet (Yellow)
  2. Laptop Insurance form with the $30 fee
  3. Responsible Use Form
  4. Expectations of Care
  5. Medical Form
  6. Photo/Digital Agreement
Our school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 1:52 pm. Students will be considered tardy after 7:30 am. Students are allowed 3 unexcused tardies to first period each semester. On the fourth unexcused tardy and all following unexcused tardies, the student will be assigned to one hour administrative detention.
If your child will be late to school, please make sure to send in a note from the doctor. Your help is much appreciated!
If you are planning on parking at NHS, student parking is located at the back of the building only . If you have not registered your car, please see
Ms. Sweeney in the Office.
Returning students interested in playing a sport MUST have ALL detentions completed before playing.

The late bus will begin on Monday September 16th . Late bus passes will ONLY be handed out by after school teachers, NOT by the office.
Visitor Sign In

All of our schools have launched a 
School Visitor Management System in an effort to keep security a priority with our students and staff. 

This system now requires anyone visiting or needing to get into the school to present a driver's license which will be scanned at our new check-in kiosk in the front office. You will also be asked to share information such as your name, date, time of check-in, reason for visit, and where you're going. Once all of the information is entered, a screen is completed before a temporary badge is then printed out for you to wear for the duration of your visit.

If you do not have a driver's license on hand at the time of your visit, another form of photo identification will be required. 

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this as we continue to evolve our security measures to ensure the safety of you and your child in our school community. If you have any questions, please reach out to our main office.

To order pictures online, click on the button below
Joining a club is a great way for students to be a part of our wonderful Mariner community! Click on the link to find out more on NHS clubs and activities!
Visits are scheduled at 8:45-9:30 am on the following days:

September 11th - Assumption College
September 13th - University of Rhode Island
September 16th - Western New England
September 20th - Catholic University
September 27th - University of Hartford
September 29th - Providence College

Below is some information to help your child get off to a healthy start as we begin a new school year! Please put this on your calendar!

Important Reminder for Students Entering Grade 12…
New Regulations from the RI Department of Health now require all students entering Grade 12 to receive a second dose of the Meningitis Vaccine (one given after the age of 16) as well as an updated Physical Exam from their Healthcare Provider.   The Physical Exam Form can be found at: .   Please feel free to call Ms. Manzi, RN if you have any questions or concerns about these new requirements.

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About the Flu!
For NHS Students only...
The Vaccinate Before you Graduate (VBYG) Program will be offering all NHS students an opportunity to get the flu vaccine at school during the school day!  This Flu Clinic for NHS students will be held in the morning on Friday, October 18th . A signed consent form will be needed if you want your child to receive the flu vaccine at school. More information will be provided to you in September.
And for everyone in the Narragansett Community……
The Narragansett School System Community Flu Clinic will also be held on Thursday,November 7th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Narragansett Pier School.   More information will be available soon!
For all other vaccinations for NHS Students…….
There will be opportunities for all NHS students to receive seasonal flu vaccine  as well as other necessary vaccinations  (such as Hepatitis A & B, meningitis, varicella, HPV, etc.) through the  Vaccinate Before You Graduate Program  during the school day on certain dates throughout the school year - at no cost to you. More information will be sent to you this fall or you can visit  or call  401-461-0662  for more information. Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases!
Tips for a Healthy School Year….    
Physical Exams:  The teenage years are a time of great change - physical, emotional, social, etc., which makes it so important that your child see a healthcare provider every year for a physical exam.  Studies show the strong connection between health and academic achievement, so it is important to confirm that your child is healthy and ready to learn! If your child will be participating in an organized sport a physical examination is required. Physical Exam forms for sports participation are available from the Athletic Director, the nurse, or on the NHS website.
Vision Exams:  It is recommended that all students receive a vision exam by an eye care professional. To be in compliance with RI School Health Regulations, students in Grade 9 receive a vision screening from the School Nurse each year. 
Dental Exams:  The connection between dental health and overall physical health has been in the news recently. Dental Forms will be sent home with Grade 9 students in the fall. To be in compliance with RI School Health Regulations, students in Grade 9 that do not provide documentation of having had a dental exam within the past year will receive a non-invasive screening by our school dentist in the spring. Please contact the school nurse if you would like information about services from the Thundermist Dental Program for students at NHS. Information about this program will be available in the fall. 
Emergency Contact Information:  Please complete and return the Emergency Contact Information form that your child will bring home during the first week of school. This form also includes permission to administer Acetaminophen (generic Tylenol), throat lozenges and/or Tums if needed during the school day. If contact information or health information changes during the school year, please inform the school nurse as soon as possible.
Immunizations:  As you know, the RI Department of Health requires certain vaccinations for school attendance. I will notify you if your child is missing any of the required immunizations. If this is the case, you can see your child’s health care provider or take advantage of the VBYG Program at NHS to assure your child has all of the required vaccines. Colleges have vaccine requirements as well, so especially for graduating seniors this is the time to confirm that your child has all required vaccines. If your child receives immunizations, please send a copy of the immunization record to the school nurse so your child’s health record can be updated.
Health Concerns:  Please keep the school nurse up to date regarding any physical or mental health issue affecting your child.   If your child has a chronic condition such as diabetes, asthma, etc. that could have an impact on his/her education, please speak with the school nurse about a setting up a health care plan to help NHS staff meet your child’s needs during the school day. Please notify the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a potentially contagious illness (such as the flu, strep throat, etc.). Just a reminder - frequent handwashing with soap & water is the best way for us to keep these contagious illnesses from getting into our bodies and making us ill!
Medications: Please remember: Students are not allowed to carry any medication – Prescription or OTC – without prior authorization, which must be renewed each school year. Please call the school nurse or refer to the Student Handbook for more information.  There is a Medication Form (available from the nurse or on the NHS website) that must be completed by your child’s physician before any medication can be taken or be administered by the school nurse. Some medications, including inhalers and Epi-Pens, may be self-carried and self-administered by a student, but the medication form must still be completed by the physician, who must indicate that the medication may be self-carried and self-administered. The Medication Form (or another one the physician may have that includes the necessary information) can be faxed to the nurse at 792-9410. Please note that students cannot, under any circumstances, self-carry or self-administer controlled substances (such as Ritalin). These must be stored in the Health Office and administered by the school nurse. If you give permission on the Emergency Contact Information Form, the school nurse can administer Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol), cough drops/throat lozenges and/or Tums to your child if needed on an occasional basis without a Medication Form. All other medications, including ibuprophen (generic Advil), require the completion of a Medication Form by a physician.  All medications brought to school must be in their original labeled container. Please call the school nurse for any questions or concerns regarding medications.  
I look forward to another great school year at NHS! Again, please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions/concerns.
Yours for a safe and healthy school year,
Marianne Manzi, MED, BSN, RN, CSNT
Narragansett High School
245 S Pier Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 792-9400
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