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Week of December 14th Full Distant Learning

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Full Distant Learning for the Scituate School Department

It is our goal to have students in person as much as we can. Unfortunately, based on the most recent positive cases throughout the district and the result of multiple staff members needing to quarantine, we are unable to open our school, in-person at this time. All schools in Scituate will be in full distant learning from Monday, December 14th and plan to be back in person on January 4th. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher in Scituate after the New Year, please contact your Principal!

Our school re-opening task force has met and has made changes to our full distant learning plan. All high school students will follow their full bell schedule and will receive live instruction as if they were in person.

When we stop and think about the work that our teachers, students, parents, staff, and community has accomplished since last March, it is unbelievable. We have come so far in this pandemic and we are confident that we will make this temporary move without interruption to student success.

New Schedule for Full Distant Learning

There are minimal changes to the schedule. We aligned the lunch so that all students and staff have the same extended lunch/break. In addition, school will end at 2:00 PM in full DL.
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From School Counseling

Whether we are full in person or distant learning, the school counseling staff at Scituate High and Middle School is here for our students! Get to know our counseling team and reach out for support. We want you to know that you matter and we are here for you! #youmatter

Scituate High School Counseling is Here for You!
2020-2021 Scholarship List

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

Mental Health Support

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"

2021 Yearbook


Don't miss the opportunity to put an ad in for your senior this year!

Senior Parents here is the link to purchase your ad for the yearbook

click on yearbooks

then yearbook ads

Connecting Civics and Technology -"Two Codes"

Miss Matisewski and Ms. Grundt have signed on to a College Board initiative entitled “Two Codes.” The idea behind it is that AP Computer Science and AP American Government are two courses that can build on each other in a way to help connect civics and technology.

On Wednesday, December 8, there was a panel discussion held during AP Government class entitled, “Racial Justice, Social Media and Technology.”

In this panel, students heard from three CS Professors at URI whose research topics address how technology is impacting society and the role technology can play in achieving equity for all of humanity. Our students learned of connections they can make between the field of computers and interacting with social networks. Victoria Chavez, a former CS teacher at Scituate High School, who is now a professor at URI was a guest speaker.

App Builders! Want to win money??

RIDE App Design Challenge

Commissioner Infante-Green is challenging K-12 students across Rhode Island to design an app that allows Rhode Island students and families to communicate and connect with each other safely during a global pandemic we are all experiencing. There are many guidelines that we are following to keep us safe, and that means we are seeing less of each other in person, or if we are in the classroom, we are keeping socially distant. We are looking to the creativity of our students to come up with ideas to bring our community together virtually. Perhaps it is a way to share favorite music or a way to check in on friends and family.

Click here to submit ideas by Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Students may enter as individuals or teams up to 4 students. Sketches, wireframes and links are acceptable, as is any program language.

Thanks to the generosity of the Rhode Island Foundation, there are cash prices for three student winners- $150 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third place. Reach out to with any questions.

More challenges!

Attention Middle and High School students! XQ wants you to create an Original Song!

Music is a tool that educates and inspires. @XQAmerica is inviting students (ages 13-21) to enter the first #MakeASongChallenge for a chance to work with the Oakland-based quartet SOL Development. All they need to do? Create an original song about issues that are important to them. Share this challenge with a teen you know and spark their creativity: The prizes are as follows:

  • Top 5 upvoted submissions will receive home studio equipment
  • First 100 submissions will receive iTunes gift cards for $20
  • Top 20 upvoted submissions will receive special interviews, amplification, and a response video from SOL Development

Learn more about the challenge and sign up here.

From Culinary Class

Ava Farnsworth creates a Gingerbread house in her culinary class!

From Alum Cassie Clancy (2018)

My name is Cassie Clancy. I graduated Scituate High School in 2018, and have grown up in this town my whole life. I believe that Scituate High School has shaped me to be the person I am today. I am reaching out to the faculty and staff because I have grown to know the amazing teachers and mentors at Scituate Highschool and I believe that this cause is immensely important and personal to not only me, but our entire community.

This year, will be my 3rd year participating in UDance, but this year I have taken on the role of the representative of Army ROTC at the University of Delaware to raise money to fight childhood cancer in partnership with The Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation because I believe that the 46 kids who will be diagnosed with cancer today, tomorrow and the next day deserve the chance to grow up.

Often the members of UDance meet to discuss fundraising ideas, but this year has been difficult. Doing everything from class to study groups to fundraising events online via zoom or other resources has changed so much. One thing that will never change for me is my “Why”. Each week in our UDance meetings we discuss a weekly why. As a member of UDance I fight for children and families fighting cancer, I fight for families and kids who have gotten through the battle, and families whose child has lost the battle. My personal why, something that motivates me every day to encourage others to join our fight, is Ali Mink. I witnessed a friend go through the fight, and fight harder than anyone could believe. This fight affected not only Ali, but her family, her friends, and her entire community around her. Scituate as a whole, in my eyes, is resilient, we are strong, and we come together when it truly matters, but this experience has made me grow to be extremely passionate about this cause specifically. This year will be my third year participating in UDance following in my sister’s footsteps. This will be the 7th year in a row in which Ali Mink’s name is added to our “Why Do UDance” wall. Ali Mink’s name will never be forgotten, and will forever be honored in my life. Ali fought her battle and will forever be remembered for her strength.

I may just be one person, but I will fight alongside these children and alongside these families to end childhood cancer. I truly believe that every individual person can make a difference, and every dollar counts in donation to ending childhood cancer. Please consider donating to my link below to help me in my fight against childhood cancer.

To make a donation, please visit and click the donate button. There, you will complete the online form and safely use your credit card to make a donation. You will receive a receipt via email for tax purposes. Your donation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough, who’s blood type and family's motto was, and continues to be, "B+"… "Be Positive."


Cassie Clancy

Great work Girls Cross Country!

2020 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY MVP and Coach’s Award Winners presented by Coach Jim Haney:

MVP - Leah Tabor

Coach Award - Elie Amsdem

Both girls were equally important to the heart of the team and served as co-captains this season.


Football Team Gives Back!

Please consider donating a toy on behalf of our Spartan Football team!
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Scituate Athletic Boosters Brick Fundraiser Closes Dec. 31st!

The Boosters Brick Fundraiser is coming to an end on 12/31. Today is a perfect day to online shop for the holidays! If you’d like a custom Gift of Purchase Certificate, simply DM us. They would make an excellent stocking stuffer! Order here:


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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.