Captain Isaac Paine School

December Principal Update

December 11, 2020

Dear CIP Families,

It’s December! As we begin this month, I want to acknowledge the fact that it will be a challenge for many of us. The “Pause”, Holidays, Covid, and everyday stress will weigh heavily on all of us this month. Nothing is the same as it was in the past but there is a glimmer of HOPE coming our way. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, stay healthy, and remember that YOU make a difference in your child's education each and every day by supporting our school's Reopening Plans. I love hearing the laughter and giggles under the children and staff masks as I visit classrooms. This is what school is all about...connection engagement, and a fun love for learning!

Thank you for your continued support, patience, feedback, and flexibility as we continue to presevere during these unprecidented time.

We got this TOGETHER!

Wishing you and your family happy holidays!


Mrs. Marcella Terranova Clark

CIP Principal

*Please contact Mrs. Soares or myself with any questions or concerns @ 647-5100 or via email @ and @


All CIP Staff and Families will receive an email with a COVID-19 screening form daily. The screening tool will have to be completed prior to your child or self arriving to school and/or boarding the bus. Parents/Guardians and staff will have to fill out the form daily. Please call the school at 647-5100 if you have any questions regarding the screening tool.

Arrival & Dismissal Reminders~

* Students, staff, and families are expected to wear masks at all times on the school campus and in the building.


Arrival & Dismissal is one of my favorite times of day where I can greet students as they enter the building and say goodbye as they exit the building. This process has been efficient and smooth and at this time there will be no changes.

CIP doors will open for student arrival at 8:55 am. Please do not drop off students prior to 8:55 am without adult supervision outside. Adult supervision and doors will remain open from 8:55-9:10 am. If your child arrives after 9:10, please report to the main entrance/office with your child. Virtual and In Person Learners will be marked tardy after 9:15 am and/or the start of morning meeting.

Please make sure your child is attending ALL Classes! Please have your child follow the schedule and be on time for all classes listed in their Google Classroom. Attendance is crucial to your child's education.

Dismissal will begin for parent pick ups at 3:15 pm; Last names: A-L: 3:15-3:20 pm and Last Names: M-Z: 3:25-3:30pm. Please remember your Picture ID!

Please wear masks and practice social distancing until you and your child are safely in your vehicle.

Bus dismissal will begin as bus transportation arrives. Hoping to have all students dismissed safely between 3:25- 3:30 pm from the building.

Please remember to send in your child's "yellow slip" for any changes in transportation.

*If you are "picking up" classroom materials please avoid arrival and dismissal times since this will interfere with safety. Materials can be "picked up" until 4:20pm daily.

All Materials will be placed in the front foyer by grade levels in bins. Please buzz the office to retrieve materials.

RI Department of Education & Health Playbook~

Updated COVID-19 Information for Families~




Attestation Form

Symptom Chart

COVID Information For Families

RI Department of Health Playbook-

This Playbook summarizes the steps that should be taken for a positive case, a probable case, asymptomatic, but not probable case, and a close contact. This is a document everyone should read so that you know your responsibilities.

K-12 Playbook

Quarantine State Lists for RI


Also, all information and copies can be located at our main entrance outside doors for families.


***Reporting Probable or Actual COVID-19 Symptoms to CIP:

If you are symptomatic, probable, confirmed, or a close contact please CALL THE HOTLINE

NUMBER: 1-401-217-5019...PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE OR TEXT and/or email @


*Please use this hotline if your child is sick. Please remember to use the hotline and/or call the office if your child is absent in person or virtually before 9:15. Phone calls will be made by office staff for all absences and tardies.

*Please try to schedule all vacations in accordance with our school calendar. Please consult with The Department of Health with quarantine and testing questions and/or protocols.

Learning Option Changes Information

Learning Choices

Please Note-*New learning choices begin on Jan. 5th NOT when trimester ends.

A Message From Our Bus Drivers~

All students need to have an adult present at their bus stop for am and pm. Students can not be boarding or exiting busses on their own since we do not have bus monitors in Foster.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Technology Issues~


*Please direct all TECHNICAL issues to Dr. Du. Please use this contact number:

(1-860-481-3797) You may text or call. Please do not call the school line.

CIP PTO Information~

Foster PTO Information~


Facebook: CIP Foster PTO-



School Year Board

President- Laurie Smith

Vice President- Rachel Rocchio

Treasurer- Stephanie Linhares

Secretary- Lisa Barrentine

Some Reminders:

Virtual Paint Night

Boon Supply Fundraiser - The Boon Supply (formerly Mixed Bags) fundraiser will run through December 31st. 40% of all purchases are returned back to the school. Use the link below to complete your online shopping and use CIP Fundraiser ID# 384178.

Next Meeting Scheduled for January 13th at 7:30 pm.

Thank you to the PTO for purchasing "recess bags" for all our CIP students. Thank you to my girls for assembling and completing the bags for our students while they worked on their community service hours requirement.

Also, Thank you PTO for buying books for each child. Books will be distributed next week.

Important Dates~

Join Zoom Meeting

  • December 14th- Trimester 1 Closes/Report Cards due by: 12/21. Report Cards sent home 12/23.

  • Learning Choice Change- Due December 7th!

  • School Spirit Days-
    12/21- Santa Hat/Festive Headwear
    12/22-PJ Day
    12/23- Festive Sweater/Ugly Sweater Day

  • No School-12/24/20-1/3/21- School Resumes on 1/4/21!

  • January 18th- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Jan. 25th Pd Day All Staff/ Distance Learning Day for all students

  • The Northwest Special Education Local Advisory Committee Meetings for the 2020-21 school year:

October 20, 2020

December 8, 2020

February 9, 2021

April 13, 2021

Sodexo Lunch Menu~

December Menu

* Breakfast/Snack Bags are available as a "grab and go" in the am and lunch is a "grab and go" in the pm. Both are FREE to ALL students until June 2021 due to grant funding.

From The Nurse~


  • Please pack younger students an extra set of clothes in case of an emergency.
  • Please dress for the weather.
  • Please wash and hand sanitize hands frequently.
  • Please wash and replace face masks daily.
  • An Attestation Form is needed from ALL students who return from an absence.

A Letter-

Dear Parents and Guardians,

If you or a family member (living in the same household) have been exposed to Covid-19 and/or symptomatic and are waiting upon test results we ask that you please keep your child/children home from school as soon as you have been notified of exposure and/or symptoms begin. Students may return to school when you receive PCR negative test results and do not exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms include one of the following, new onset cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste/smell or two of the following, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue & nasal congestion/runny nose.

It is important to remember that children may test positive even with mild symptoms. Please remain vigilant in social distancing, mask wearing, and washing hands frequently.

We thank you for your cooperation, the health and well being of our students, families and staff is always our utmost importance.


Kristen Verducci RN


School Calendar and NEW News!

School Calendar

*We are still searching for a part time art teacher. Please email Mrs. Soares @ if you are interested and or view the application on

Fire, Safety, and Lockdown Drills

Fire, Safety, and Lockdown Drills

Fire, safety, and lockdown drills are necessary for the safety of students, faculty and staff. State law requires fifteen drills per year. These drills are crucial so staff and students know where to go and how to respond if there was ever an actual threatening situation. All safety procedures are reviewed annually with staff. The school will conduct 15 drills per year following the RIDE requirements and COVID protocols as well as safety guidelines.

CIP School Improvement Team 2020-2021

Please consider joining. Please click on the link below for more information.

School Improvement Team Form

A Paine Panther ROARS!

Mission Statement: At CIP we inspire students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens in our community by providing a challenging and supportive environment!

A Paine Panther ROARS- Respect Others & Respect Self

Vision Statement: All students will become lifelong learners and demonstrate proficiency in academic based national standards. Students will be able to use a growth mindset to meet future challenges and make positive choices.

Positive Office Referrals are distributed to students every Friday by The Paine Panther!

Paine Panther!

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