SHS Weekly News January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Remind App Announcement
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A Message From Remind: We’re sorry to write with disappointing news. Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.
As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.
How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.
Eighth Grade Move Up Night and Out-of District Open House Feb. 5th
We hope to host any current middle school or ninth grade families who are living in surrounding communities join us to learn more! Help spread the word!
Computer Science at Scituate High School
Our very own Josie Miner was just selected as a National Honorable Mention for the 2019 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award!
Josie is the only RI student to to receive national recognition this year, an incredible honor considering that there were over 4,300 applicants.
School Counseling Department
Please consider Attending a College Planning Workshop at Scituate HS
Thinking Green at SHS!
Physical Education Department
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Spartan Speed and Agility Training
Six week FREE program STARTS Jan 11th!
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Despite playing well and working tough to close a 20 point lead, the Varsity Lady Spartans lost to Ponaganset High School tonight. Shout out to all of the parents, families & friends who came to cheer on the team! #SpartanPride
Join us Feb 1st at West Warwick High School
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