Special thanks to the Smithfield Police Department, Durham Bus Company, Smithfield Public Works, and the Town Manager, who have been working with us to improve traffic flow during morning drop offs and afternoon dismissal. Every change has shaved off some time for traffic. Starting Monday, a change in the high school traffic flow will allow cars to exit from the access road next to the baseball field, avoiding the Pleasant View congestion. More information about this change is provided here. https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-high-school/article/556995
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Become a paraprofessional! Northern RI Collaborative is once again offering Teacher Assistant Training Classes beginning October 12, 2021. NRIC also offers ParaPro Testing on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri by appointment only (401-495-2019). Classes and ParaPro Testing will be held at NRIC's Lincoln location. Please refer to the website for more information and registration: www.nric-ri.org/Teacher-Assistant-Training
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
NRIC Northern RI Collaborative
Smithfield Rotarians share club activities that support our community with District Governor Billy Roberts. The club does much for our students, including birthday celebration bags, Thanksgiving baskets, holiday presents, and scholarships. We encourage members of our school community - families and staff - to join Rotary to continue the good work done for our families. For information on joining, contact the superintendent.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
rotary members
Tri-county needs your voice! The Tri-County Health Equity Zone invites you to breakfast, and interactive workshop focused on bettering the health and well-being of residents of Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield. Enjoy breakfast, and visit workshops to tell us how we can help to address the needs of the community in areas like healthcare, food insecurity, housing, COVID-19, support for our seniors and other areas. To register, visit https://fb.me/e/1383kuJB9 Wednesday, September 29th 7:30 am - 10:00 am The Overlook at Meehan 2 Governor Notte Parkway, Bldg #2 North Providence, RI
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Coffee Talk with Tri-County Health Equity Zone Featuring an interactive workshop for community partners and residents
A water main break in Greenville is causing delays to buses for students in that area of town.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Plant power! SHS families went home from open house with meal kits for Vegetarian Baja Bean Tacos as part of our wellness program for students and families. Thank you to our food service provider, Chartwells, for making this happen tonight!
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Parent and student with meal bag
Food services with meal bags
Bus pickup in Smithfield is still not where it should be. Although morning drop off was better, today, the last bus pulled out of Pleasant View Elementary School 40 minutes after dismissal. Bus numbers, additionally, had been changed, adding to the issue. Please know that the principals and I are meeting with Durham staff to address the problem.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
bus
Everyone is working hard to devise solutions to all first day issues. Please don't use Facebook to lodge a complaint, since we don't monitor social media as regularly as other communication means. Refer all bus issues to the bus company (Christine Mitchell, cmitchell@durhamschoolservices.com, Phone: 401-349-2770). Refer other complaints to the school principal. If complaints are not resolved at these levels, contact a district administrator (https://www.smithfield-ps.org/staff).
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
problem-solution
Breakfast and lunch meals are free again this year to all students!
5 months ago, Sara Monaco
School meals are free for all students for the entire 2021-22 school year
New Traffic Patterns Need Not Mean More Traffic! Loops in the front of each elementary school are for parent drop-off only; bus drop offs will occur at other locations. We have put new strategies in place for reducing traffic congestion, especially at Pleasant View ES, however, parents can help with these simple steps..... (1) Give your child a kiss before leaving the house! (2) Have your child gather their belongings and put their mask on prior to getting to the drop off location. (3) Follow the directions of school staff who are there to help. (4) If your child normally rides the bus, let them ride the bus, even on the first day. (5) Have patience! The process improves after a week of school.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
traffic
We're ready! All three elementary schools passed inspections and have an occupancy permit. There are many items on the punch list, however, work will be done after school hours to finish up these projects. Students will enjoy the new spaces, fresh paint, and flexible furnishings. A special thanks go to our custodial staff and their fearless leader, Angelo Mencucci, who worked through the long weekend to move boxes and furniture into buildings. Scott Barnett and his technology crew, as well, attended to every piece of hardware. Principals, whose responsibilities at the start of every school year are substantial, did double-duty to get buildings ready. Teachers, secretaries, and paraprofessionals spent many hours putting their classrooms together with creativity and care. Ahlborg, DBVW Architects, and Colliers did amazing work, which was especially concentrated these past two weeks. Our middle and high school students, as well, will see some improved spaces and new faces. THANK YOU ALL!
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
We're Ready!  Welcome Back to School!
Shanah tovah! The happiest of new years to all the Jewish members of our community.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Have a happy, sweet new year
The bus routes for 2021-22 are posted and can be found at this link https://www.smithfield-ps.org/page/transportation.
5 months ago, Sara Monaco
buses
Smithfield's September District Newsletter is hot off the press. Keep up with all the news in Smithfield Schools - https://bit.ly/3ystWZN
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
breaking news
Governor McKee issues Executive Order mandating masks in all public schools, for all students.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
COVID-19 Briefing Governor Dan McKee RIDOH
New COVID cases per week in Smithfield are rising... 12 to 18 to 31 in the last 3 weeks. Getting vaccinated is a way to protect yourself and your family and to reduce the overall spread of the virus in the community. A vaccination clinic will be held this Saturday, August 21st, from 9AM to 11AM at Smithfield High School. This is a clinic for all students, family and residents aged 12 years and older. Please pre-register for this clinic at the link below: https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/1625967890
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
graph going up
Smithfield will be having a COVID19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, August 21 from 9AM to 11AM at Smithfield High School. This is a clinic for all students, family and residents aged 12 years and older. Please pre-register for this clinic at the link below: https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/1625967890
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
vaccine needle
What's happening in Smithfield this week? Take a look at this newsletter to find out! https://www.smore.com/at8yq
5 months ago, Sara Monaco
See this link for all of the wonderful activities happening in Smithfield this week! https://www.smore.com/ndwfk
6 months ago, Sara Monaco
Dear Staff and Families, We are working on plans for the 2021-2022 school year and wish to consider your thoughts on the strengths and challenges about the last school year. Please complete this simple survey. The survey will close by the end of the day on August 10th. Survey link: https://forms.gle/nwBPUVEHVAQE2Lxg9
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci