SHS Spartan News

Week of March 15, 2021 Week A

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Monday, March 15th is a state PD Day for teachers

Monday, March 15th will be a professional development day for all teachers. Students will have an asynchronous school day from home. Students should work independently and there will be no live google meets.

From Mr. Reed

Opening Weekend Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by the the Scituate PE/Health Dept & the Adventure Club

Weekend of April 10th and 11th

Please join us in our first ever virtual Scituate Student/Staff fishing tournament

Send your info to

Submit entry by monday april 12


Name, age, grade, school, picture of you with your fish,

Optional: length and weight

Must be a Scituate student or staff member to participate

Don't forget to hold that fish out for the camera!

Remember fish only in legal fishing waters

If you are 15 or older you must have a freshwater fishing licence.

For more information about obtaining a fishing licence see:

“The prizes are small but the experience is priceless!”-Mr Reed

Last Chance to Order your 2021 Yearbook! Act now!

Last chance to order your yearbook-

Please be sure to select Scituate RI and not MA

From National Honor Society

Thank you to everyone who participated in the National Honor Society sock drive. You brought in 753 pairs of socks that will help homeless people in RI. Congratulations to our winning team, Nora Runner, Mia Lucci, and Alyssa Davidson, who donated the most socks. The director of Help the Homeless RI sends her appreciation to you all. Well done, Spartans!

pictured: NHS members Anthony and Grace with just a few of the socks.

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Draft SHS End of Year Events

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to all!

Senior Class Video April 1st Deadline

Class historian, Lily Pelletier will be collecting baby, senior, and any other type of senior class pictures through April 1st using the email below.

The email is

No videos will be collected after April 1st- (no joking)

Class of 2021

As you can see in our draft events list, we are moving forward with several events for the class of 2021. There has been a workgroup meeting every Thursday which includes, Mr. Hassell, Mrs. Johnston, Superintendent Andries, class of 2021 student officers, and parents. We are hopeful that this senior class can have as many in-person events as possible. Our admin team continues to meet with colleagues throughout the state and work with RIDE and RIDOH to ensure we are planning safley. A senior packet of information will be released in the coming weeks.

We love our seniors! Hang in there!

Technology Reminder

Please remind Students that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is no longer a policy at the Scituate School Department. With the accelerated implementation of 1:1 devices (due to COVID-19) Students should not be using any BYOD’s for any school work on the HS/MS Campus. This includes Phones, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile Hotspots (individual or via cell phones) unless they are a part of a specifically approved accommodation for that student. The Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that Students access to potentially harmful websites be filtered which we cannot do on personal devices.

Students need to be encouraged to utilize their SSD supplied devices for all school work as there are many school approved Apps and Extensions that are loaded and managed by the Tech Department. These controls help to prevent 3rd party Apps and extensions not approved from interfering with things like Google Meets and other programs like the newly implemented GoGaurdian. These tools are intended to help Staff with supporting teaching and learning especially in the Distance Learning environment we find ourselves in. They also allow the Tech department to better assist students with remote support when needed.

Thank you all for your attention in this matter

Tom Rambacher

Director of Technology

Scituate School Department

Student Google Support!

Click below to learn how to use Google Calendar as a to-do list!
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April State Assessments

RI Department of Education waived our state testing last year because of the pandemic. It is clear that the state WILL expect schools to participate in state testing this spring. What that means for Scituate High School is the PSAT's for grade 10, the SAT's for grade 11 and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Assessment) for grade 11. These assessments will be in person.

In order to successfully prepare for this please review the info below:

  • April 13th All 11th Grade Students will take the SAT
  • April 14th All 10th Grade Students will take the PSAT
  • April 28th All 11th grade students will take the NGSS

All students NOT taking a test on a given day will stay home for a asynchronous (no live teaching) distant learning day.

We had extremely successful in person sessions in October and January with our PSAT's and SAT's and will continue to adhere to all COVID safety protocols to ensure safety on these days!

Advance Placement Update

Attention AP Students and Families:
Announcement from College Board: Remind students—especially seniors—that they need to indicate through My AP the college, university, or scholarship program they'd like to receive their free score report. Students indicate this information only through My AP. They no longer provide this information on their answer sheets. The deadline to indicate or change their free score report recipient through My AP is June 20.

My AP Link

Only a few weeks left! Please help us by taking this survey

Dear Scituate Spartan Community, While we understand that we are in no way under normal circumstances this year due to the global pandemic, we acknowledge the fact that reflection is a large part of improvement. At Scituate High School we strive for excellence and your voice is important! We need to know all of the amazing areas that we are doing well in and where we need to improve. Each year, the RI Department of Education asks families and students to complete an anonymous survey. The data from this survey will be reported on our yearly school accountability rating for all to see. This year, we hope to get as close to 100% as possible! Let's show the state that the Scituate Spartans are the best! The SurveyWorks Stakeholder Survey Initiative is an effort to gather information that will help improve the quality of schools across Rhode Island. The surveys capture and assess information that helps educators understand and act upon what students, teachers, support professionals, administrators, and parents say about the climate, culture, and learning environments in their schools. The survey window will close on March 31, 2021. (Click links below) Thank you for your support, partnership, and commitment to Scituate High School! Student Survey: access code: 30104student612
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Student Survey Click Here

access code: 30104student612

Scituate COVID-19 Updates

Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff

COVID-19 Testing for students athletes and SHS staff will continue on Thursday, March 4th. Please see the updated parent/student letter and the new link to signup for a timeslot. Thank you!

BINAX Consent Form (Winter Athletes Only)

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

Free Tutoring!

Free Tutoring Opportunity Launching with 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.

2021-2022 Program of Studies Portal Now Open for Students

The student portal is now open for students in grades eight, nine, ten, and eleven. Students will have this week to review the 2021-2022 program of studies, have conversations with family members, and begin to choose courses in Powerschool. Linked below is a comprehensive website with our program of studies. We also have a link to a Powerpoint that takes students through every step in how to select courses.

Finally, Mr. Haas, Mr. Casey, and Mrs. Testoni will begin to meet with every student next week to answer questions and provide some help.

Please reach out to your friendly school counselor with questions.

How do you select courses? Click below!

From Our Student Council

The Student Council is excited to announce Scituate High School's first Virtual Spartan Showcase on March 26th. This is your chance to show your talent and interests. Show us what makes you unique. Do you sing, act, play an instrument, ride a horse, crochet, knit, do make up, fish, paint, bake, ride a dirt bike, play a sport? Send us pictures or videos of your hobbies through the Google Form. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes and are being collected now through March 19th. Have a hobby not listed? Don't be afraid to submit that too! The Google Form is available at the link in the Student Council Instagram bio. All students and staff are encouraged to participate!

Scituate Prevention Partnership

Please find the attached Spring edition of Our Raising Healthy Kids Newsletter and feel free to share widely!

From School Counseling

2020-2021 Scholarship List

Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis

Scituate Scholarships Now Open!

The Scituate Scholarship Fund, formerly the Scituate Scholarship Foundation, has opened the application period for the 2021 Scituate Scholarships.

To be eligible an applicant must be:

1. A student in good standing, graduating from Scituate (RI) High School in 2021, or a resident of Scituate, RI who is graduating from another high school program in 2021.

2. Planning to attend a post-secondary program as a full-time student (with the exception of the Lions Hayden Trade/Tech Scholarship).

In 2020, the Scituate Scholarship Fund made over 30 awards amounting to over $70,000 to graduating Scituate seniors.

To apply, contact the Guidance Department at Scituate High School and begin the process. The application period closes April 3, 2021. For additional information please contact Mr. William Lenox by email at

Mental Health Support

Spartan Athletics

This week, all Football players, cheerleaders, and girls volleyball should register for our weekly BiNax Covid testing before Wednesday. All student athletes should print a parent permission slip (above in this newsletter) and email a picture to the nurse's office.

All students athletes should choose a time slot for Thursday by Wednesday at noon. The link to choose a time is in the newsletter above.

All season 3 athletes MUST register prior to their first meeting on the following link:

Thank you all for your patience. This has been a hectic, fluid schedule and is still subject to some minor changes based on RIIL and RIDOH.

As always feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.

Sal Gelsomino
Athletic Director Scituate High School
(401) 226-1359

Girls Basketball MVP Award

Introducing the 2021 Girls Basketball MVP and Coach’s Award recipients, presented by Coach Frank Kiser!

Way to go Rachel Oster and Armani Rivera and congratulations on a superb season!

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Scituate Foster Little League

From our Athletic Booster Club

CALLING ALL STUDENTS WHO NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS! The Boosters concession stand can use your help from 10:30-12:30! We provide all PPE and abide by all RIDOH COVID regulations.

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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Visit our Athletic Website


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: 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: 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.