Toddler Program - Please contact Alexandra Marcaccio if you are interested in being the Toddler Class Parent!

Beginning this week, any students or staff who develop symptoms of covid 19, or are told they have been exposed to a person who tested positive, will be able to schedule a free test, often the same day. The testing site in Newport is at CCRI on John Chaffee Boulevard, open Mon - Sat, 9 - 5 pm. Testing on Sundays is available at The Convention Center. Appointments must be made for all testing by calling 844-857-1814, seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Here is a link to the state site for more information: RIDOH pre-K to 12 Testing

If symptoms arise at school, our school nurse will contact you with information and instructions for scheduling. If your child(ren) becomes symptomatic over the weekend, please use the number above to schedule testing and report the symptoms and day of the test to the school nurse (results as well when they become available).

Reminder: Our school is a Nut Free Zone. Thank you for not bringing foods onto campus that contain nuts of any kind. (IF you do not have an allergy, it is ok to bring packaged foods made on shared equipment etc., but no actual nuts in the ingredients list.) Please remind your children there is no sharing of snack or lunch foods at school. Thank you for your attention to the safety of our whole community.
Records Request: New Students in Grades 1 - 8
If you haven't done so already, please be sure to request official records from your child's previous school using this official Records Release Form

Financial Assistance Taxes Reminder
If your family is a recipient of financial assistance and hasn't done so already, please be sure to upload your 2019 taxes to SSS as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Sandy Merten, Director of Enrollment Management, at

Whether you are "a lifer", or are a brand new family, we would like every family to log into your PowerSchool account and check to see if your information is accurate. Also, now more than ever, we are requesting that your emergency contact information is updated to include a person who is immediately available to pick up their child, within 30 minutes of our call, if the parent/guardian is not available.
Log into your account, and click on PowerSchool Registration (the bottom link in the right hand column - see picture)
If you need assistance with your PowerSchool account, please contact Jeff Day, Director of Technology 401-849-5970 x390
New Front Office is the little window in front of the Early Childhood Main Entrance in the Van Beuren Building.
Our extended day program runs until 5:30 each school day and is offered at no extra charge. You can find more information about ESD in our Reopening Manual at this link: 
Registration for ESD is required for this year and will occur in increments of 2 weeks. You can register using the below links:
Please Note: We ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice and notify Deborah Perez at if your after care needs change. 
SMS Flu Clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 30th from 3 - 5:30. Students and faculty/staff who do not have a medical reason to not receive the flu shot, are required to submit proof of flu vaccination this year. Family members of our students and staff are also permitted to sign up for flu immunization at our clinic. As soon as the online sign up information is made available it will be shared with you. There will be no walk-ins this year. 

Stay tuned! Information will be shared as it is made available.

Please make sure to keep your child's masks clean; ideally they should wear one to school, bring a spare and then wash the used one (or two if the spare is used) each day.  

If your child has long hair, bangs or fringe, please consider having the hair styled up or cut short enough to not get in their eyes. Keeping hands away from eyes and faces helps to reduce the risk of illness, due to covid or colds and flu too!

Thank you for reinforcing proper mask wearing (cover both the nose and under the chin), hand washing, and distancing - 6 feet as often as possible!  
This years handbook + directory will be a "live" document and will be available with all updates in every weekly. No binders this year, so please let us know if you do not have a printer and we can send a copy home with your child. Please sign the form to acknowledge you have read and understand the policies and procedures for the '20-'21 school year.
New arrivals coming soon!
September 30th
Flu Clinic

October 1st
Back to School Night - Virtual

October 2nd
Picture Day

October 12th
Columbus Day - No School

October 23rd
1st Quarter Ends

October 28th
State of the School - Virtual

October 30th
Parent Conferences - No School

November 4th
State of the School Q + A - Virtual

November 10th
Professional Development Day - Noon Dismissal

November 11th
Veterans Day - No School

November 25th-27th
Thanksgiving Break - No School