SHS Spartan News

Week of April 5th, 2021 Week B

Happy Easter and Passover to those who celebrate! We hope that families are able to gather and take time to reconnect in a safe way!

End of Quarter Three

The end of quarter three is April 12th (less than 2 weeks) Please make sure that students are trying their best, communicating with teachers, and staying for department nights if needed.

SHS Changing Learning Model

Please know that this change will give us about six weeks of "full in-person learning" before the end of the year

All families are asked to complete a very important form (linked below) by Friday, April 9th

Based on the low number of positive cases in our community and school, and in part because most Scituate employees will be fully vaccinated, Scituate High School will move from our hybrid "A/B" model to a full in person model. We are asking that all Scituate High School families commit to one of two options from the end of April through the end of our school year.

Option 1: Scituate High School students may choose to be full in person (attending every day with no distant learning from home).


Option 2: Scituate High School students may choose full distant learning

There will no longer be an A or B week option for students

We ask that one parent/guardian complete this form for each student, regardless of their current/intended attendance plan.

All seniors who choose full in person learning will begin on Monday, April 26th.

All students in grades 9, 10, & 11 who choose full in person learning will begin on Monday, May 3rd.

Please note that choosing full in person may result in students being closer than six feet at times but no closer than three feet per CDC and RIDOH recommendations.

We are asking for your partnership and your commitment to option 1 or 2 for the final few months here at Scituate High School. Together, we have come so far and we are committed to the social and emotional and academic success of our students.

Q and A Learning Model Change

Q: Will DL and in person students still be in hybrid classrooms together and therefore on their Chromebooks most of the day?

A: The same model of live google meets will continue for the remainder of the year. With more students in person, we are hoping there is less screen time for in person students. The model has gotten MUCH better since the fall.

Q: Option 1 says there will be no distance learning from home, but if they have a symptom or need to quarantine will they still be able to distance learn on those days?

A: That is correct- Students can still have the option to distance learn (and are encouraged to do so) if they have symptoms or are under quarantine.

Q: Will students still be at least 6 feet apart during lunches (and any time when masks are off)?

A: Our lunch setup has always been 6 feet side to side and four feet right to left. All students will have an option to eat outside dependent on weather.

Q: How is the school determining the number of students per classroom capacity for air quality besides the 3-6 feet apart rule (such as stores who are allowed so many people per a specified square footage)?

A: Our class cap is 25 (though most classes are much smaller) and we have been told (RIDOH and CDC) that with the HEPA air filters, masks, and windows, this is appropriate and safe.

Q: Will windows again be opened & fans used in classrooms weather permitting or are you relying on the HVAC system?

A: Fans are back in classrooms for use on warmers days and HEPA filters are still in place

Q: If I choose DL, will my child get the same education as in person?

A: We are committed to giving students the best education possible. We are continuing the same digital model that we have used all year. Teachers have been creative with including students from home in lessons. If there is an in person lesson that can't take place from home, some teachers have allowed DL students to come to school with a negative Binax test from our clinic.


Students Displaying any Symptoms

As we enter one whole year since we left the school and started distant learning, we certainly have come a long way. With that said, we are seeing so many hopeful steps including vaccinations throughout the state.

Unfortunately, we are not at the end of the pandemic yet. We are asking that students and parents continue to pay close attention to any symptoms before attending school or a practice/game.

If any student is experiencing symptoms, they should err on the side of caution and stay home. If you are on one of our teams and there is a positive COVID-19 case, the entire team will be under quarantine. Please stay home and get tested if needed. If a student tests positive and was in school, we ask that parents contact the school so that we can get a "head start" on any contact tracing.

Thank you for your anticipated partnership

Scituate High Looking for a Student Leaders!

Please fill out this form IF you are interested along with a short description on why you are interested. Once the deadline has past, your names and descriptions will be shared with the HS student body to vote on one representative! Good luck!

Any questions, please email

As members of the Student Advisory Council, students will have an opportunity to meet monthly (or more often if they so choose) with other students from across the state representing most of the high schools in RI. These monthly meetings are typically held on Mondays (unless there is a holiday) from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and students discuss educational topics that are of importance to them. We often invite Department of Education staff to come in and present on topics such as State Assessments, PrepareRI, Budget, Legislation, etc. Every other month the group meets with Commissioner Infante-Green.

Scituate Alum Give Back

Thank you DiFilippo Construction and

Scituate Athletic Booster Club for repairing and renovating our concession stand at Manning Field! We are grateful for such an amazing community!! Go Spartans!

From National Honor Society

Our Induction Ceremony date has changed and will now occur on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM. This new date will give us two full weeks after spring break.

All senior National Honor Society students should make sure their slide and Senior NHS Ceremony quote form are complete ASAP.

All new junior inductees should visit the google classroom and complete their slideshow and the Juniors Ceremony Info form ASAP.

from Rhode Island Honor Society

Congratulations to our seniors who have earned membership in RIHS, an honor awarded to seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Emails notifying those seniors were sent this past week. Seniors wishing to be included in the RIHS slideshow must follow the directions in that email and complete their slide in the google classroom ASAP.

The school is currently in the planning stages for an induction ceremony. NHS and RIHS members will get information about that ceremony through the google classroom.

From Mrs. Barton

Students in Mrs. Barton's class planted their own garden’s. They are learning about how to plant, grow and harvest different vegetables and herbs!

Mr. McCarthy's Engineering class created 3d printed masks!

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From our Academy of Biomedical Science HOSA Winners!

Bronze Medals

Kaden Fratus - Human Growth and Development

Emilee Peckham - Sports Medicine

Megan Malouin and Maggie Collins - EMT

Ginny Illingworth, Olivia Pitocchi, Skyler Rivera - Community Awareness

Tori Demers and Hailey Horne - Health Career Display

Isabella Rotondo, Julia Taylor, Brynn Stewart - Health Education

Mia Lucci and Grace Luchka - Medical Innovation

Silver Medals

Charlotte Illingworth - Medical Reading

Katie Lancellotti - Veterinary Science

Abigail Chatelle and Maura Pendergast - EMT

Amanda Parker, Julienne Racine, Celina Pimentel - Community Awareness

Grace Vinacco, Izzy Sousa, Grace Detri, Sophia Ranone - Health Education

Gold Medals

Madison Morin and Emma Diko - EMT

Shekinah Mittra - Healthy Lifestyle

Elysia Fortunati - Prepared Speaking

Madison Geisser, Sophie Pedro, Julia Olson and Hannah Ward - Community Awareness

Abby Diko and Blake Liptrot - Health Career Display

Aria Kriticos and Rachael Pietrantozzi - Health Education

Autumn Robitaille and Riley Benedict Smith - Medical Innovation

Appointed as State Officers

Sophie Pedro - Secretary

Julia Olson - Co Vice President

Julienne Racine - Co Vice President

Medalists have the opportunity to move on to the Virtual International Leadership Conference held on June 23-26.

Senior Project Virtual Judges Needed

Attention Scituate Community: You can volunteer to be a Virtual Senior Project Judge. Our seniors have worked so hard all year and they would love to see some of the members of their community as judges during their presentation! Please read the information flyer and complete the volunteer form to volunteer to be a Virtual Senior Project Judge. For more information, please contact the Senior Project Coordinator, Jill Morton (

Request for Virtual Senior Project Judges- Community (Google Doc)

Request for Virtual Senior Project Judges- Community (PDF)

Senior Project Virtual Community Judges Information Flyer

Senior Project Virtual Community Judges Volunteer Form

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

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!

Class of 2021

Prom Update May 21st: A group of parent volunteers have met with class officers and Mr. Hassell. We will officially be holding our 2021 senior Prom at the Quidnessett Country Club (the originally selected venue from last year). The prom will be held outdoors in a tent and sit down table service will be provided! More info coming soon!
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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!

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.

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


All Course Network (ACN) RFP for Summer 2021 and School year 2021-2022 Courses now LIVE

The ACN is a RIDE initiative that allows students to take advantage of supplemental coursework outside of the traditional school day at no cost to a district or student. There are different types of courses available on the ACN: Enrichment, Work-based learning, Dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, and Career Credential courses. All students (K-12) in Rhode Island can participate in these opportunities. RIDE is currently seeking provider proposals to offer courses on the ACN for Summer 2021 and school year 2021-2022. The RFP and application are now live on RIDE’s website and will be due by 5 P.M. on April 7th. An additional technical assistance (TA) session will be offered on April 1 from 3 to 4 P.M. Additional information about the RFP process and Zoom details for the TA sessions can be found online and questions about the ACN can be directed to

Mental Health Support

April Lunch Menu

Spartan Athletics

Students, Parents/Guardians, Registration for Spring Season 2 sports is now open. These sports include Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Lax, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Track, Boys Volleyball, and Golf. We are still waiting for word on wrestling and Competitive cheer. If your child is interested in participating in any of these sports please register at as soon as possible.

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

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


Contact Mr. Gelsomino if students are interested in signing up!
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Volleyball Spectator Rules

Football Spectator Rules

Scituate Community

From Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB) and Scituate Recreation

SYB need lots of helpful kids!!! Service hours for, Scituate Foster Little League. Students would be getting stuff ready for our season. Also helping coaches prep/line fields, and concession and more

The rec dept.also needs students for summer camp counselors (paid) and lifeguards. Scituate rec will pay students to get trained. Please feel free to call or text anytime.

Thanks for your help.

Erin Pannone

Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB)


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.