Special Edition Back To School Newsletter
Back to school 2019/2020
All Schools Open on Tuesday, September 3rd!

The first day of school is around the corner and we want to make it even easier to prepare you for the big day. In this newsletter, you will be able to find information, forms, schedules and helpful reminders to make note of as we embark on the first day of school.
We look forward to seeing you all and making this year a successful and enriching one.

Start and Dismissal Times:
Pre-K - Please Click Here for important Pre-K information on start times and schedules
NES : 9:00 am - 3:30pm (Grades 1-4)
NPS : 8:05am-2:35pm
NHS : 7:30am - 1:52pm
District Updates
A Back to School Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, 

Below you will find a link to a letter from the Narragansett School System Superintendent, Dr. Peter Cummings. We invite you to read through this valuable information to keep in mind as we enter the new school year. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Staffing Update from The Superintendent

We would like to inform you of an upcoming leadership change in our Student Services office. Leslie Brow, our Director, recently accepted a position as the Executive Director of Educational Programs for the Sargent Center of Rhode Island.

This is an incredible opportunity for Leslie, and I hope you join me in wishing her all the best. Leslie has been a wonderful leader for our Special Education program in Narragansett over the past eight years, and this new position is a chance to lead her own schools and programs in conjunction with a clinical care organization. Leslie will transition to her new position in mid-October. We will begin the search for a new director immediately, and hope to have someone in place as soon as possible. 

Dr. Peter Cummings, Narragansett Schools Superintendent
2019/2020 District Calendars

DISTRICT CALENDAR: As the new school year nears, below are updated calendars to make note of. These can also be found on our website, which is updated regularly.

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHT SHEET: We have also created an easy way for you to stay up to date on district-wide events, dates, and notables on one easy sheet. Please click below to view and print your NSS calendar sheet. ( Please note to check with your respective schools on year round testing and events that are school specific .)
Special Education Parent Meeting

Our first meeting for our Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is scheduled. If you would like to attend, please see below for information.

When: Tuesday, September 10th | 6:00 pm
Where: Narragansett Pier School

This committee is open to parents of students receiving Special Education Services as well as teachers, administrators, and supporters. Contact our chairperson, Cindy Duckworth at fvcindylou@cox.net for more info.
Visitor Sign In Reminder

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 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 your respective school's main office.
Apply Now for Free and Reduced Lunch

We are now accepting applications for Free and Reduced Lunch for the new school year.

The application remains the same as past years.

As a reminder to those in our district who benefit from this program, if your student was participating in the program last year, a new application will need to be submitted to renew their place in the program and verify eligibility. 

You can view, download and print the application online by clicking the button below. There are several ways you can submit your completed application. You can drop off or mail to the below address.

Narragansett School System
Attn: Alyssa Paglia
25 5th Avenue
3rd Floor
Narragansett, RI 02882

You can also email your completed application to Alyssa Paglia at Apaglia @nssk12.org .

If you have any questions about our Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please reach out to Alyssa Paglia at 401-792-9450 ext.5024 or Apaglia @nssk12.org .
Welcome New Teachers!

On August 26 and 27, a New Teacher Orientation took place at Narragansett High School to welcome all our new educators for 2019. Please welcome to the team:

April Potter - NES Preschool Teacher
Patricia Carosotto - NES Preschool Teacher
Kristin Marsella - NES Preschool Teacher
Kayla Tobin - NES Resource
Kristin Gerard - NES Kindergarten   (not pictured)
Stefanie Mezzanotte - NPS Guidance
Emily Buonanno - NPS Long Term Sub. - Grade 5 ELA  (not pictured)
Doreen Pistacchio - NPS Current Events & Research - Grade 8 1/2 year  (not pictured)
Ashley Lourenco - NHS English

Terrance (TJ) Lynch - NPS  
Cynthia Day - NES
Michaela Skerry - NES
Jennifer Yee - NES
Andrianna Falcone - NPS  (not pictured)
Katie Sullivan - NES   (not pictured)
Narragansett Elementary School
Important NES Dates!

August 28: Kindergarten Parent Night
August 29: 4th Grade Parent Night
September 12: Grade 3 and Grade 2 Parent Night
September 19: Grade 1 Parent Night
October 3: Pre- K Parent Night
A Note from Principal Wilson

This year, we welcome Lisa Wilson as the new Principal of Narragansett Elementary School. Please click below for a reminder from the Principal on important dates as well as pick-up guidelines as we start the new school year.
2019/2020 School Supply List

As a reminder, you can find this year's suggested school supply list by clicking on your respective grade below.

Pre-K students will receive their suggested supply lists during the pre-K orientation on the first day.
NES PTO Updates

Be sure to check out the NES PTO web page to stay updated on meeting times, event listings, and ways so show your support throughout the year!
Narragansett Pier Middle School
Important Pier School Dates!

September 24: First PTO Meeting at Catarina's (7pm)
September 26:  NPS Open House
September 27: NPS Tailgate Party
October 9:  School Pictures
2019/2020 NPS School Supply List

Please click below for the latest suggested school supply list for the upcoming school year.
Back to School Notes from the NPS Nurse

Welcome Back to School!

If your child has had a recent physical, please send a copy to the clinic. It will be recorded into his/her health file. It can be accessed for Sports (provided it is within one year of the try out date) and for the 7 th  grade state requirement.

7 th  grade students will also need proof of the following:
  • A booster dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccine,-if it has been 5yrs or more since the last dose of diphtheria-tetanus containing vaccine.
  • Two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine or MD notation that your child has a history of chickenpox disease
  • One dose of Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis) vaccine.
  • One dose of HPV ( Human Papillomavirus Vaccine)

Thank you,
Peg Fair, R.N.,C.S.N.T.
NPS PTO Updates and Reminders

As we start the new school year, be sure to stay updated on volunteer opportunities and creative ways to get involved in the PTO.

For easy viewing, click below to be directed to the PTO website as it is updated throughout the entire school year and hosts great information on how to stay involved!
Narragansett High School 
Important High School Dates!

August 29: Freshman/New Student Orientation
September 3: First Day of School
September 19: Picture Day
September 18: Senior and Freshman parent information night 7:30pm
October 3: Back to School night 6:45pm-8:30pm
A Welcome From Principal Dan Warner

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 a Rhode Islands Premier High School. The Involvement and contributions of our students, parents, faculty, and community makes this possible.
Good luck to each of you as another school year begin and 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
New Student and Freshman orientation is scheduled for this week and we look forward to welcoming you into our school community!

When : Thursday August 29th | 9 - 11:30 am.
Where : NHS Auditorium
What to expect: Students will meet their guidance counselor and take a tour of the high school. A pizza lunch will be served following the tour.
Important NHS Form Reminders!


  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
School Times and Tardiness

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!
2019 College Visits

As our 2019 Senior class continues their college exploration, we invite you to save the date for these upcoming college visits. Each visit takes place in the NHS guidance office and are scheduled from 8:45am-9:30 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
First Day Schedule Available

By clicking below, you can view the first day of school schedule for Narragansett High School starting at 7:30am.

Stay tuned for additional schedule information in future newsletters for the months ahead.
NHS PTO Updates

Be sure to check out the NHS PTO web page to stay updated on meeting times, event listings, and ways so show your support throughout the year!
Student Parking Reminder!

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.
NHS Music Updates

With a new school year comes new opportunities to make beautiful music! Below are some important dates and news to keep in mind so you're prepared for all things music come September.

Mark your Calendars for the below Fine Arts performances!

September 17- Big E Festival Field Trip (All-Day)
September 22- Parade (1pm)
September 28- Drum Line Performance at WaterFire Providence
October 24- Halloween Concert
October 30- Fall Concert
December 11 Winter Concert 
 Narragansett Elementary School
55 Mumford Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 792-9420

Narragansett Pier Middle School
235 S Pier Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 792-9430
Narragansett High School
245 S Pier Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 792-9400
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