EPSD Family Newsletter
EPSD Spotlight on Students: Health Occupations
The Health Occupations Program CNA Clinical Experience began on Wednesday 9/27 for our 15 Senior students in the Pre-Nursing II Course. This was the first of 7 trips that Pre-Nursing students will take to Tockwotten on the Waterfront to learn in a Clinical setting while caring for residents in the Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. Under the guidance of their instructors, Ms. Kristina Martin and Mrs. Nicole Lakin, the 40 hours of clinical experience combined with hands-on training in our state of the art Nursing Lab will prepare our students to take their Certified Nurses Assistant exam this winter and qualify for employment as a CNA before they even graduate from high school.
The majority of our Pre-Nursing II students will not stop at this certification. While they have the training to go directly to the workforce after graduation, most plan to continue their training at the postsecondary to become RN's, Physical Therapists, Physicians' Assistants, and even Medical Doctors.
EPSD Spotlight on Staff:
Joe Barroso- CTC Teacher of the Year
Kristyn-Anne Pinheiro - EP District Teacher of the Year
Aimee Couto - STATE Teacher of the Year
Emily Rendine Glynn - Milken Educator
These four outstanding educators were honored in a rainy ceremony at Waterfire on Saturday night. They represent all of the amazing work taking place across the district and we couldn’t be prouder of them.
We are thankful for our partnership with East Providence HEZ and our Family Navigators, Naomi and Kassie, for working with us to support families and students in the district! Our family navigators are in 5 schools, Orlo, Silver Spring, Whiteknact, Oldham PreK and Hennessey. If you need more information on the Family Navigators, you can contact 401-270-8097.
In the News…..First 10 Case Study
Great things are happening in the East Providence School District! Check out this nationally published article on the First 10 work that has been done in the district. https://www.edc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/edc-case-study-first10.pdf
Social Emotional Screening
The East Providence School Department will continue to use Satchel Pulse for the 23-24 school year to help us monitor and improve the Social Emotional Learning of our students.
Please see the document attached for additional information:
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
Families must now fill out the Household Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals in order to qualify for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches for the upcoming school year. This is very important and we encourage all families to complete and return the application to see if they qualify. If no form is completed students will pay the full price for lunch.
Applying is fast, easy, and confidential. Sign up for reduced or free breakfasts and lunches by visiting this website https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
In addition, you may also consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. The application for SNAP is available now and more important information can found at https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/HIXWebI3/DisplayHomePage
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Chase, Administrative Assistant for Purchasing and School Lunch at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT ESL/GED Classes
This year we will be partnering with RIRAL (RI Regional Adult Learning) to provide Adult ESL classes to our families.
Classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM-8PM at Martin Middle School starting on October 17th.
Here is the flyer to for more information and to register. (Click "LINK" to fill out your registration)
Showing Up Together
Did you know that missing 2 days each month leads to being chronically absent from school? Missing a day of school here and there may not seem like much but absences add up quickly. Increasing our attendance is a major priority for all of us in the district. Let’s work together to SHOW UP this school year!!!
2023-2024 EPSD School Calendars
Calendar of Events – East Providence School District
Please check the calendar for school-based Welcome Back event details!
ALL Parents/Guardians must complete the Residency Verification Form each year according to school district policy. Proof of residency (such as a current utility or cable bill, lease, or mortgage statement) should be supplied to the school no later than September 15th.
Project AWARE is a district initiative that helps to connect students and families with resources and services. Reach out to our Project AWARE Coordinator who is here to help!!!
Student Chrombebooks & Technology Use
The East Providence Schools Acceptable Use Policy is also attached below for your review.
For any questions, please reach out to your school principal.