Captain Isaac Paine School

May Principal Update

May 21, 2021

Dear CIP Families,

It's May and we are on the homestretch! This has been a school year like no other!

Let's finish strong and TOGETHER! We are almost there.

Mrs. Marcella Terranova Clark


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

NEW News~

K Registration- Information For 2021-2022

*Update on Learning Choices at CIP:

Currently we have 202 students in person 5 days a week.

We have 7 hybrid students.

We have 13 students virtual.

Please contact the office if you would like to discuss your child's learning choice option for the rest of the year with the Principal.

*Update on RICAS:

Students at CIP have completed The ELA Assessments in Grades 3-5 as well as the Math Assessments. Makeups are underway and should be completed by the end of next week.

Thank you to all our virtual/hybrid families in assisting in this endeavor.

Great job grades 3, 4, 5! We are Rockin' RICAS at CIP!

* The RI Next Generation Science Assessment (Grade 5 Only) is scheduled for 5/20 and 5/21. All grade 5 students are expected to participate in person for the assessment.

i-READY-Spring Diagnostic will be administered to all K-5 students on:

May17-21 Grades K-2 Reading

May 24 -28 Grades K-2 Math Grades 3-5 Reading

June 1 -4 Grades K-2 makeups Grades 3-5 Math

June 11-14 Grades 3-5 makeups

i-Ready Winter Diagnostic Results K-5-

Tier 1 is the goal for Reading and Math for All CIP students!


Tier 3-6%

Tier 2-42%

Tier1- 52%


Tier 3-4%

Tier 2-50%

Tier 1-45%

I can't wait to see our GROWTH as a school!


All CIP Staff and Families will receive an email with a COVID-19 screening form daily. The screening tool should 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. Visitors to the building will complete a screen prior to entering the building in the main foyer.

Mrs. Verducci, our school nurse will be monitoring the screening tool. All students and staff will be assessed verbally and temperatures will also be taken in regards to the screening tool not being completed prior to the arrival of school. Please continue to FILL OUT the screening tool daily. This tool is in place for everyone's safety. Please call the school at 647-5100 if you have any questions regarding the screening tool.

RI Department of Education & Health~

Updated COVID-19 Information for Families~

Continue to Report and Communicate!

COVID Information:

  • Please complete the daily COVID Screen prior to entering the school!

  • ***Reporting Probable or Actual COVID-19 Symptoms

  • If you are symptomatic, probable, confirmed, or a close contact please CALL THE NEW HOTLINE: NUMBER:

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


  • DOH Hotline-K-12

  • *All Staff & Students please see the school nurse with your Attestation Form prior to entering the classroom when returning from an illness. Thank you! Attestation Form

  • *If you are planning on traveling please meet with the Principal/Nurse to discuss protocols and quarantine information.

  • *Updated -Outbreak Response Protocols: Pre-k-12 Playbook -4/14/21

  • This version includes updated quarantine guidance, recommended testing for all close contacts, and clarification on travel guidance.

***CIP will NOT be testing asymptomatic students at this time. Asymptomatic Staff will have the option to be tested voluntarily once a week. If our data supports students being tested at any given time, then a revised plan will be submitted and communicated with the priority.



*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 9:10. 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 and/or our school nurse with quarantine and testing questions and/or protocols.

*Attendance counts and still counts towards our star rating from the state. Students this year have the option to attend virtually if they can not be in person this year. Virtual schooling is being present. The main office needs to be notified.

Attendance Matters!

Attendance Letters are sent home monthly to CIP families if their child has 10 or more unexcused absences, tardies, and/or early dismissals.

At CIP we inspire students to become life long learners and responsible citizens in our community by providing a challenging and supportive environment. One of our goals at CIP is to prepare our students for success. Attendance Matters! Please continue to have your child attend school in person and/or virtually based on your child's learning choice chosen for trimester 3.

According to RI General Law 16-18-1 every child is required to attend public school during all the days and hours that the public schools are in session in the city or town the child resides. Students are therefore expected to be present each day of the school year unless officially excused. This includes times such as these when distance learning has been fully or partially implemented, and attendance and engagement in continuous educational learning matters the most.

If your child is ill and cannot attend school in person and/or virtually please call the office at 647-5100 and/or email, or use the COVID Hotline 217-5019. to report your child's absent and/or symptoms. Mrs. Verducci, our school nurse is available at

Please call the office at 647-5100 at any time if you are need of support or guidance at home. Our school social worker and school psychologist are also available to help and can be reached at and angela.

*Please keep in mind that EXCUSED Absences, Tardies, and Early Dismissals require a Drs. Note or an excusal from the school nurse. Please reference The CIP Student Handbook.

Arrival & Dismissal Updates This Month~

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 8:55-9:10am.

Arrival will begin for parent drop offs at 8:55 am. It is requested that Last Names:A-L arrive between: 8:55- 9:02 am and Last Names M-Z: arrive between 9:04-9:10 am. The change is due to the traffic congestion with vehicles and buses as well as the safety of our students. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in advance. We have more families dropping off and more students returning to CIP and this is exciting but we need to add some additional safety measures in place at this time.

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 9:14 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 and is reported to RIDE for accountability.

Dismissal will begin for parent pick ups at 3:19pm; Last names: A-L: 3:19-3:24 pm and Last Names: M-Z: 3:24-3:31pm. Please remember your Photo ID!

Please wear masks and practice social distancing until you and your child are safely in your vehicle. Please NO PETS outside any vehicles.

Bus dismissal will begin as bus transportation arrives. Hoping to have all students dismissed safely between 3:26- 3:31 pm from the building.

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

*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 4:15pm daily.

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


We are excited to have more students back in person at CIP! I am happy to report that none of our classrooms are less than 4 feet apart for distancing measures at this time. Three feet is the guidance. With that being said, more students means more vehicles. Drop off in the am will run smoother if parents try not to leave their vehicles. We understand that our little ones might need some help getting out of the car. Please use the parking spaces that are designated or consider dropping your child off closer to 9:05 and/or later if they require assistance. This will help with the traffic flow on 94.

I appreciate your cooperation and attention to this matter.

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. Also, please have your child dress for the weather. Masks need to be worn on the bus at all times.

No Cell Phones/Computers on the bus! Please refer to The CIP Handbook and Cell Phone Policy.

*Please inform your bus driver if your child will not be riding the bus due to illness or quarantine.

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.

Please contact Dr. Du with any Wifi issues, Zoom concerns, digital program issues and/or chrome book issues.

WIFI Information

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

*CIP PTO Meeting-May/June In Person Meeting TBD at a later date.

Important Dates~

  • May 21st- All School Virtual Assembly- Keith Munslow- Sponsored by CIP's PTO. Thank you!

  • CIP Spirit Day! Come to school showing your school spirit!

    5/28- Spirit Day at CIP- Wear Red, White, Blue or Camo

  • May 31- Memorial Day- No School For All Staff and Students

  • 6/1- Mr. Porrazzo visits Grade 5 Classrooms at CIP- PMS Transition

  • Field Day at CIP-No Spectators this year. Mr. Vuono will be sending out details at a later date.

    Here are the dates;

    Pre-K: Morning of June 4th

    Kindergarten: June 1, rain date June 2.

    Grade 1: June 3, rain date June 4.

    Grade 5: June 14th, rain date June 15th.

    Grade 4: June 16th, rain date June 17th.

    Grade 3: June 17th, rain date June 18th.

    Grade 2: June 21st, rain date June 22nd.

  • Grade 5 Ceremony/Celebration will be held on June 23rd. Rain date is June 24th.

    Limited to Grade 5 with details from The Principal.

  • 6/25- Last day of School- CIP Spirit Day! Wear your favorite hat and shades!

Sodexo Lunch Menu~

May Lunch Menu

* Breakfast/Snack Bags are available as a "grab and go" in the am and lunch is a "grab and go" in the pm. All 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 have students dress for the weather. No flip-flops please!
  • Please send hand lotion to school with your child if needed.
  • Please remind students to wash and hand sanitize hands frequently.
  • Please remind students to wash and replace face masks daily.
  • Please keep your child home if they are ill.
  • An Attestation Form is needed from ALL students who return from an absence.
  • Please email Mrs. Verducci @ or call 401-647-5100 with any questions.

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.

* In an event of a fire or potential safety concern families will be notified as soon as possible with an update and instructions if needed. Please avoid contacting and arriving at the school. Our focus first and foremost, is the safety of all the students and staff in the building. Visitors will NOT be allowed in the building during an emergency situation. We have safety procedures and protocols in place to ensure our CIP students and staff are safe. We thank you in advance with your patience and cooperation regarding this matter.

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!



Resources For Families~

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Paine Panther!

Positive Office Referrals! Paine Panther Visits Every Friday!

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