SHS Spartan News
Week of February 1, 2021 Week B
Please wait to see an email, phone call, and text when/if any decision is made this week.
Scituate High Receives AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award!
Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff
Scituate Middle and High School is being provided a supply of BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Test Cards. These tests have been made available to RIDOH from the federal government to Winter Athletes and all school staff. The test is being offered until the end of the 2020/2021 school year free of charge. The district aims to offer an ongoing testing program to all student athletes and staff, although future testing may be dependent on supplies. This consent will apply for all testing sessions going forward through the end of the 2020/2021 school year. Students and families can sign up for a BINAX COVID-19 Test before 12:00 PM each Thursday. Testing will occur weekly, every Thursday, when school is in session from 1:00-3:00 PM in the middle school cafeteria. Families of a student athlete are required to sign up ahead of time and choose a timeslot. ALL middle/high school winter athletes must be tested on a weekly basis in order to participate in extracurricular athletics. Students can utilize our local BINAX tests or can supply test results from any RIDOH K-12 School testing site. Students will not be able to attend practice or competition without a negative test result. We may consider expanding testing to non-athletes as we move forward.
COVID-19 Daily Screener
Free Tutoring Opportunity Launching with Schoolhouse.world
Schoolhouse.world is a new online platform from Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, that matches students around the world with free tutors. The tutors provide small-group math and SAT prep tutoring for students in grades 6-12, building on the Khan Academy curriculum. Rhode Island is one of two state-level partnerships offering this opportunity to students across the state. Registration is now live on the All Course Network (ACN) and students can sign up here on EnrollRI. There is no deadline for students to sign up (though schools will still need to approve their enrollment via the ACN), no cost to LEAs or students, and no requirement to participate. Please help us spread the word to your students, teachers, parents, and communities! More information on the partnership can be found here.
National Honor Society News
Shortly after first semester ends, juniors whose cumulative gpa is 3.6 or higher, and seniors who meet that GPA requirement but are not already NHS members, will receive an invitation to apply for NHS membership. This invitation is not a guarantee of acceptance. Invited students will complete an application that demonstrates their traits of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Students will receive the invitation through their school email (READ YOUR EMAIL!) and will be expected to follow all application directions in a timely manner. Anyone with questions about the process may contact advisor Mrs. Stormont at email@example.com.
Senior Class Video
Class historian, Lily Pelletier will be collecting baby, senior, and any other type of senior class pictures through March 1st using the email below. Even appropriate videos are welcome.
The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Class Absence Letters
Please be aware that if your student is absent during a class period when they were marked present for the day parents/guardians will now receive an email. This email will include an attachment to a letter simply letting you know that your child/student has missed a class. If this letter is sent and you believe it was in error, the letter will state who to call or respond to. Thank you in advance for your support and help in this matter of attendance, as we know it is an important step in helping our students succeed.
2021-2022 Program of Studies
The student portal in Powerschool will be open in the coming weeks and students in grades 8-11 will begin to select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year!
Please view our approved 2021-2022 Program of Studies Website in the link below. Within that website, students and families may view our “how to” presentation.
Once students select courses, they will sit with Mrs. Testoni (grade 8) Mr. Hass (grades 9 & 10) or Mr. Casey (grade 11) to finalize the process so that we can begin to build our schedule for next year. Please reach out to our school counselors, department chairs, or high school teachers with any questions.
Email or call Mr. Hassell or Mrs. Johnson, or your friendly counselor with any questions!
HOSA Community Awareness Event
HOSA Students Present to Hope Elementary School!
From Social Studies
Senator Reed spoke of the heroics of the Capitol Police and National Guard both before and after the terror attack. He made his annual (virtual) visit to Ms. Grundt’s class and entertained their questions as he would a reporter’s. We thank him for joining us and for always reminding the students that he serves them.
Joey DelSanto asked about examples of “profiles in courage” that he has seen while serving in the Senate. Anthony Piccolo asked about what the atmosphere is like in the Senate and Dom Wiharso followed up by asking the Senator to comment on the future of the Republican Party. Makayla Cennamo was curious about his reaction to the Georgia run-off elections and Leah Tabor asked about the Game Stop stock blow up that occurred this week.
From English Language Arts
Dear SHS Community,
My name is Ashley DeLeo and I am a student teacher from Rhode Island College. I am currently majoring in English with a concentration in secondary education. From now until May I will be playing an active role in the Scituate High School community through teaching English classes under the guidance of Mrs. Maggie Stormont. I am incredibly excited and thankful to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to learning as much as I can while I am here.
Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis
From Scituate Prevention Partnership and Our Student Assistance Counselor
Mental Health Support
Youth Driven Student Meeting Monday Feb. 1st
opic: FEB 1 - YOUTH DRIVEN Student Meeting
Time: Feb 1, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 8722 9258
URI Ocean View Art Competition
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography has launched the Ocean View art competition and exhibition. Ocean View is a competition that encourages youth to interpret the ocean through visual art. Rhode Island students in grades kindergarten through high school are invited to participate. Check out this webpage for more information.
Please help spread the word about this art competition and exhibition. Here are some ideas:
- Post attached flyer to a bulletin board
- Include information about Ocean View in an upcoming newsletter
- Send flyer to parent and teacher email lists
- Share the flyer with your school art teacher
- Post information about this competition to your social media (don’t forget to tag @URIGSO!)
This competition and exhibition explores the many ways in which we are all connected to the ocean. As the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021, we want to know from students: What is your ocean story?
February Lunch Menu
From RIIL: Spectators will not be allowed at athletic events held at on campus gymnasiums with the exception of a one-time senior day event for home team parents only. Spectator policy for athletic events not held at on-campus gymnasiums (ice rinks, gymnastics facilities, pools, etc.) are at the discretion of the schools and facilities. If spectators are allowed at athletic events not held at on-campus gymnasiums, at a minimum, all State of Rhode Island and RIDOH guidance and restrictions must be strictly adhered to. For indoor track events, the City of Providence will not allow spectators at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA).
RI All State! Congrats Spartans!
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The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:
The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.