BWRSD Community Update 3/5/21

Message from Jonathan Brice, Superintendent of Schools

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Contents of This Update

1. Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 Now Open

2. Vaccines for educators and Thinking about a possible Spring/Fall return to in person school.

1. Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 Now Open

The Bristol Warren Regional School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for age-eligible children. According to Rhode Island State law, all children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021 to be eligible to register for our full day kindergarten.

The 3-week online registration window is now open until 3/26/2021. During this time please complete the following steps:

  • Visit our website

  • On the Homepage, scroll down to “Important Information and Updates”. Go to the 2021/2022 Kindergarten Registration Now Open section. Select the “CLICK HERE” link.

  • Fill out our Kindergarten Pre-Registration Survey (completion time approximately 5 minutes). At the end of the survey you will be given a link to Registration Gateway, the online registration program (completion time approximately 15-20 minutes)

  • Log in or create an account on the “New Student Registration Screen”

  • Follow the directions to register your child.

If you are unable to access our Online Registration, a kiosk is available to you at the District Administration Building located at 151 State St. Bristol, RI.

Questions regarding kindergarten registration should be directed to Lori Miele at 253-4000 ext. 5127.

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2. Vaccines for educators and Thinking about a possible Spring/Fall return to in person school.

Educators across the state of Rhode Island have been prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on availability. In addition, the diligence of students and staff in mask wearing and social distancing, the installation of filtration systems in classrooms, and the availability for weekly Binax Testing has resulted in lower positivity rates within schools. These factors and social distancing have helped us to navigate the last six months of school. Our journey has not been without challenges, and we need to prepare for the next challenge with COVID-19, increasing the number of students that may be able to return to school in the Spring and Fall. We do not know if the social distancing requirement will be lowered which would increase capacity in classrooms, hallways, and busses.

Next week, BWRSD will issue a survey asking parents whether they want their children to return to in person school. This information will be used to plan a graduated return for more students sometime this Spring. Please start thinking about your decision and complete the survey when we distribute it next week.

COVID Testing and Case Update Infographics

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BWRSD Back To School

Please visit our Back to School 2020-21 web page for important updates and links to our reopening plan and resources.