Fall is here with another opportunity to share reminders about keeping our schools safe and our students and staff healthy this school year. There are a few simple precautions that we can all put in place which will be an incredible help to keeping our schools open and safe and students in their classes. These precautions include:

Stay Home When Sick
We have had several cases of symptomatic students coming to school and, consequently, many close contacts who have had to quarantine who would not have been exposed had the symptomatic student stayed home and received a Covid-19 test. Please keep your child home and get a Covid-19 PCR test when he/she is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms which can be found on slide 8 HERE.

Get Vaccinated
The Covid-19 vaccination not only reduces risk of infection and severe illness, but also reduces or eliminates the need to miss class or athletics if exposed to a positive case. If your eligible child has not yet been vaccinated, you may schedule a vaccination appointment at www.vaccinateri.org. Students should provide proof of vaccination status to the school nurse teacher assigned to their respective building. Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in the individual being considered unvaccinated for the purposes of contact tracing or other public health requirements.

Wear a Mask
Per the Governor’s order, masks are required in schools. The CDC also encourages wearing a mask in other settings where Covid-19 could be spread. Please see their information linked HERE.

Participate in Covid-19 Testing
The best possible way to reduce infection and quarantines is to have as many people as possible participate in Covid-19 PCR screening tests. These are conducted in our nurses’ offices and we receive the results usually within a day. All staff are required to have weekly Covid-19 screening tests. If more students participate, we will have fewer infections spread through our community either through asymptomatic spread or through inattention to symptoms.

To read the full update distributed by Superintendent Cummings and to reference our website with additional guidance from the CDC and State of Rhode Island, please click the buttons below.
Bus Drivers and Monitors Needed!

The Narragansett School System is currently looking for School Bus Drivers and Monitors to join the team.

Bus Driver Positions offer:
  • Paid Personal and Sick Days, & Holidays.
  • Health and Dental
  • Town Pension
  • Save on Childcare (Bring 1+ Yr Old With You)

To be considered you must Pass Background Check Drivers must have a CDL and White Card

Monitors must be able to:
  • Get on and off bus at each stop
  • Assist Driver in maintaining order & safety
  • Assist students in crossing and boarding
Upcoming Flu Vaccine Clinic

Our district is hosting a FREE flu vaccine clinic for all to attend.

When: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Narragansett Pier Middle School Cafeteria | 235 South Pier Road, Narragansett, RI
Participants: Community Clinics – ages 3 and older

Here’s some important information about the FREE flu vaccine clinic:
  • Register online at schoolflu.com to schedule an appointment, which is preferred to ensure the availability of the vaccine. Walk-ins will be limited
  • Online registration closes at noon the day before the clinic
  • Staff are trained on health and safety measures
  • All Covid-19 safety precautions will be observed
  • Masks, social distancing and Covid-19 symptom screening required
  • Insurance info will be collected, but the vaccine is FREE whether you have insurance or not

The flu is a serious, highly contagious, and sometimes deadly disease. Catching the flu means missing days of work and school. Don’t take the risk — the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
If you have any questions, call the RIDOH information line at 401-222-5960. You can also learn more at health.ri.gov/flu/.
REMINDER: Free Breakfast and Lunch

We are pleased to share that thanks to state aid, all students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

For more information or any questions, please contact your respective school's main office.
A Note from Narragansett Prevention Partnership

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope the new school year is off to a smooth start for your families!

As you settle into October, NPP has 2 important announcements to share with you for the safety of your kids.

  • 10/23/21 | 10am-2pm: The Narragansett Police Department is participating in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Simply clean out any unused or expired medication from your medicine cabinet and drop it in medication drop box in the Department's lobby to prevent unused medication from becoming misused. (Unused medication can also be dropped off at CVS Pharmacy any day – no questions asked.)

  • 10/23/21 | 10:00am-1:00pm: Parents and teens are invited to attend the virtual Youth Driven’s “Traffic Safety and Wellness Workshop” The workshop is free, but registration is required due to limited space. If you have a new driver or a soon-to-be new driver in your home, this is an important tool for keeping your teen safe behind the wheel and in the passenger’s seat. Link to event can be found HERE.

Be well,
Narragansett Prevention Partnership
Upcoming School Committee Meeting

Our next scheduled regular business meeting will take place in-person on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Those who wish to attend can join the meeting in the Town Hall Chambers at 25 5th Avenue, Narragansett, R.I. on the 2nd floor.

Our Monthly School Committee Meetings Will Be Streamed on YouTube Live. To View Stream on Meeting Nights and to view past recordings, please click HERE 

As always, for meeting schedules, agendas, and School Committee related information, you can visit the dedicated webpage by clicking below.
New NHS English Curriculum Materials

Our Curriculum Team and the English Department spent time last year working with the R.I. Department of Education and Edreports on the selection of highly effective English curriculum materials for grades 9-12.

Our Team selected My Perspectives, which is a Savvas Product. MyPerspectives grades 9-12 fully meet the expectations of the criteria for all three gateways in Edreports, including alignment and usability. The materials include texts in each grade that are high-quality, build knowledge, and are accompanied by tasks and questions that provide students multiple opportunities to practice building grade-level speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills.

The materials provide cohesive planning and access to vocabulary development and differentiation supports, including digital access.
District Math Updates

We have lots to share for both NPS and NHS as it relates to math for the upcoming year and are excited to do so with our school community!

To read the full update including new materials, educators, and testing, please click below.
World Languages: French Update

This year we have added to the French program at the Pier School. There will be French 1A in 7th grade and Spanish 1A in 7th grade. Both of these continue in French 1B and Spanish 1B in 8th grade.

Computer Science
A new course has been added at Narragansett High School which covers the remaining three units of Code.org’s CS Discoveries program. All students at the Narragansett Pier School complete Unit 1: Problem Solving, Unit 2: Web Development and Unit 3: Animations and Games. Now, students have the opportunity to complete this course at the High School, exploring Unit 4: The Design Process, Unit 5: Data and Society and Unit 6: Physical Computing. We believe that this course will help students who are interested in enrolling in the CISCO or URI Computer Science tracks be better prepared for success.
October 11: NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 12: Family Code Night (6pm)
October 27: Community Flu Clinic at NPS (4-7pm)
October 28: Pumpkin Carving (Details to Come)
October 30: Illumination Walk (Details to Come)
November 11: NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
Successful Sundaes on Sunday Event!

On September 26th from 2-4pm, NES PTO hosted one of the school's signature fundraisers, Sundaes on Sunday.

From 2-4pm, guest scoopers dished out delicious flavors to attendees in this drive-by style event.

The event raised $1200 for the Narragansett Elementary School!

Thanks to all who came out and to our PTO for creating fun ways to support our school community.
Pumpkin Carving & Illumination Walk

Thanks to our PTO, we’re excited to share this upcoming event!

Join us for Pumpkin Carving on October 28th and our Illumination Walk on October 30th.

Stay tuned as details will follow!
Important Reminders

Please remember to send notes to school with your child if there is going to be a change in their afternoon pick up. 

Please do not make bus arrangements for your child to travel on a different bus as we are still holding to Covid restrictions with the number of students on a bus and assigned seating. Only assigned bus students can ride their assigned bus 

If you are planning to have a different person pick up your child please provide us with the car placard number so we can assist your child at the end of the day.
NES Snack Reminder

This is a time for kids to have a quick bite either mid morning or later afternoon depending on when lunch falls during your child’s day. 

It is brief and should be for only one item and one drink. For the younger kids, we encourage labeling what they should eat for a snack so it is easy for them to identify.

We prefer healthy options as always and candy is never allowed. 
October 6: NPS Lifetouch Picture Day
October 7: NPS Virtual Open House (6pm)
October 11: NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 12: Family Code Night (6pm)
October 20: PSAT (8th Grade)
October 27: Community Flu Clinic at NPS (4-7pm)
November 11: NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
A Message From Mrs. Mezzanotte about National Junior Honor Society

Dear Parents/Guardians of 7th and 8th Grade Students,

I hope that everyone is settling into a good routine. The beginning of every school year is an exciting time for students to set goals for themselves for the year. Whether it’s focusing on improving a particular academic skill or trying something new, I encourage all students to reflect on their previous school year and think about what they would like to accomplish this year.

In light of setting new goals, I emailed all 7th & 8th grade students to remind them that they have the opportunity to apply to the Narragansett Pier School’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). I am also in the process of visiting each of the 7th and 8th grade SOAR groups so that I can deliver this information to students in person as well. Applicants must demonstrate strong qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship and service. As a result, applicants must have a cumulative average of 90 for the first three quarters of the school year to qualify and must also complete a minimum of 12 hours of community service to meet the requirements for scholarship and service. Of equal importance, the NJHS Selection Committee will also review the attendance and discipline records for each applicant to ensure that students are held to a high standard for character, leadership and citizenship.

Although completed applications are not due until March 31st, 2022, I thought that it would be timely to share this information with you as parents/guardians so that you can discuss this opportunity with your child/children. I instructed students to email or see me if they are interested in applying to NJHS this year and if so, I will provide them with the code to join the NJHS Google Classroom Page which stores the NJHS application (including all forms needed) and is where students submit their applications online. Please feel free to view the NJHS Informational Flyer that was shared with all students as well.

Note: Students inducted last year as 7th grade students still need to reapply this year if interested.  

Thank you,
Mrs. Mezzanotte 
NPS Fall Sports Updates

Fall Sports are over the halfway mark with all 4 teams enjoying the great outdoors.

Our teams are looking forward to Divisional and State meets.

Both Soccer teams are hitting it hard on the fields around the Southern Division with 3 games a week. All should be wrapped up by late October.

NPS Winter Sports Reminders

NPS Winter Sports will be played back indoors. Teams will start on November 15, 2021. A new Sports calendar and links will be available soon for NPS athletes this season.

Our team will start things off with an Informational Meeting on Thursday, November 4th at 5pm in the NPS Gym. Wrestling is a Co-ed Sport with no cuts and lots of learning and personal goals. No better way to get in shape for spring sports if you are just looking for something new and challenging. Practice schedule and details will be discussed as will all questions parents and students may have.

Basketball tryouts will begin Monday, November 15th in the NPS Gym. Tryouts will last 3 to 5 days during the first week. Girls tryouts from 2:45pm-4:15 and Boys tryouts from 4:30-6:15pm. More details on Boys tryout by grade will sent to those who signed up.

Cheerleading should start the week of November 15th with information to be emailed to all those signed
up. Details for all teams will be emailed to those signed up on Family ID by 11/11/21.


All Student Athletes must complete and agree to the following:
  1. Sign up on FamilyID.com
  2. Have a current school physical on file with the school nurse
  3. Must have notarized RIPCOA Risk Form on file with the AD (one form is sufficient for all 3 years)
  4. Have agreed to weekly testing at the school on FamilyID.com.

Signup on Family ID must be done by 5pm Monday November 8.
NES and NPS Family Code Night

We're excited to announce our Fall Family Code Night for Narragansett Elementary and Pier Middle School!

This is a free, fun and valuable experience for you and your K-5 children. No sign up or coding experience needed. Just join the live stream on event night!

When: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | 6:00pm

Live Stream link: HERE

View the flyer below to learn more about Family Code Night!
October 11: NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 13: SAT/PSAT for all grades
October 23: Homecoming Game (NHS vs Tollgate- 1pm)
October 27: Community Flu Clinic at NPS (4-7pm)
November 10: NHS Open House (6-8pm)
November 11: NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
NHS Spirit Week Coming Up!

Spirit Week is back and we have lots planned for our students and staff at Narragansett High School!

When: October 18th through October 22nd

Complete details will be shared in full once all events and plans are finalized. We can't wait to see what our school community comes up with and look forward to celebrating 2021 in style!
NHS Fall Open House 2021

Registration is now open for our in-person fall Open House at Narragansett High School.

When: Wednesday, November 10th | 6pm-8pm
Where: NHS, 245 S. Pier Rd., Narragansett

Join us and explore our school, meet our dedicated educators and learn about our current programs and CTE offerings. We hope to see you there!
September Athletes of the Month

The Athlete of the Month campaign highlights NHS students who exemplifies sportsmanship, dedication, and standout participation in any sports offered at the school.

Recipients receive a certificate as well as their picture featured on the wall in athletics for the entire month.

Congratulations to our current athletes of the month!

Olivia Waranis, Senior, Volleyball
Senior Olivia Waranis and her team are dominating their division with an 8-0 start in the month of September. Livy, a team captain, leads the offensive stats, combining for 45 kills, 11 Aces and 9 Blocks.

Aidan Hayes, Junior, Boys Soccer
Junior Aidan Hayes and the defending 2020 State Champions are off to a 4-1 start overall. Aidan is leading the Mariners offensively with 6 goals and 3 assists.
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