SHS Spartan News

First Week Back! September 14th

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From Mr. Hassell and MS. Hart

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our students, parents, and teachers for their help, guidance, flexibility, and patience as we re-open our school during this unprecedented time. Please know that safety is at the forefront of our decisions.


We ask that students and their families carefully review this newsletter, the student/guardian guidebook (below) and be sure to login to Powerschool Sunday night to view their schedule as some changes may have occurred in the past few days.


We promise to take it slow and allow our students, teachers, and families to have time to figure this all out!


We are happy to be partners with such an amazing school and community and we can't wait to welcome our teachers and staff back to learning in whatever form that looks like! Go Spartans!


Mr. Hassell and Ms. Hart

IMPORTANT Video for Day One!

Please review the important video from Mr. Hassell below regarding the student-parent school guide before Monday.
SHS Back to School Update Sept. 13th

SHS Student-Parent School Opening Guide Updated Sept. 13th Please review!

Please take time to review the Scituate High School Student-Parent Guide which includes all up-to-date information regarding the opening of schools. This guide will be updated frequently with new additions and shared weekly.

Very Important for Monday, Sept. 14th: Group A in Person

Students should arrive to school at 7:35 AM prepared with:


  • Headphones or earbuds
  • A fully charged chromebook
  • A parent/guardian must complete the COVID-19 form before 7:30 AM
  • A proper mask

Week of Sept. 14th

  • Group A will arrive in person by 7:45 (period one)
  • Group B and distant learning students will login to their period one google classroom and join the google meet by 7:45 AM

If students are told to quarantine by the RIDOH, parents should contact our school nurse and those students will distant learn for 10 school days


All questions regarding COVID-19, and the RIDOH should go to Mrs Grossguth yvette.grossguth@scituateschoolsri.net

Slightly Modified Schedule for Monday

Please click the link below to view Monday's schedule. Students are encouraged to make a copy of the document and type their Monday classes with room number. Students could choose to print for Monday morning.

Schedules

Students should log into Powerschool on Sunday afternoon/night and view their schedule in case there were any changes. Students are encouraged to take a screenshot, download, or print their schedule for Monday.


If a student has a schedule but needs to work with a counselor for a potential change, we ask that students report to their period one class and visit our guidance department later in the day.


For students learning from home, we ask that they join the google meet from their period one teacher and email Mrs. Testoni or Mr. Casey with concerns later in the day.


Mrs. Erickson can also make an appointment for any student (in person or at home) by emailing erin.erickson@scituateschoolsri.net


Mr. Haas will be spending the first two weeks of school at home with his new baby!


Grades 9 and 10 should contact Mrs. Testoni christine.testoni@scituateschoolsri.net

Grades 11 and 12 should contact Mr. Casey daniel.casey@scituateschoolsri.net

Welcome Back Teachers

Thank you to our amazing teachers! We welcomed staff back last week for a teacher Orientation Day followed by four professional development days. We worked with our teachers and provided the support that they need in order to welcome our students back on September 14th!

From our District School Nurses

Please read a letter from our School Nurses by clicking below

Free Lunch and Breakfast For All!

Click the link below to find out how all SHS students can receive free cold lunch and breakfast this year!

2020-2021 Bus Stop Info

Please click the link below to review all SHS bus stops

A personal message from one of our bus drivers

As I am sitting here thinking about this new school year, I would like to say to my parents I am just as scared as you are but I am so excited to get back to work.I WILL MAKE A PROMISE TO YOU AND MY CHILDREN I WILL DO EVERYTHING TO KEEP YOU SAFE AS WELL AS MY MONITOR AND MY SELF!!! I am very happy with a brand new and clean bus I will make sure it is cleaned between runs and after ...Lets all have a positive and safe year.!

School Owned Materials 19-20

Thank you to the students and families who returned their school items last June! We are still missing several items such as textbooks, chromebooks, tablets, calculators, uniforms, ect.


During the first days of school we are asking that students return those items to the high school office with their name clearly marked somewhere on it

Did you miss the Freshmen Zoom Webinar? Watch Below!

2020 Scituate High School Freshman Orientation

A Virtual Walk-through with Principal Hassell

We are getting closer to the reopening of schools for students on Sept. 14th. Please watch the virtual walkthrough with Principal Hassell showcasing the many changes and safety protocols that have been put into place.
Scituate High School Walkthrough September 2020

Senior Project 2020-2021

Click below to view this year's senior project schedule

Scituate School Calendar

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Scituate Athletics and RIIL Press Release

The following sports have been approved by the Governor for team competition this fall with safety modifications:

Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Sideline Cheer, Boys

Soccer, Girls Soccer. The Rhode Island Interscholastic League


In accordance with the Governor’s guidelines for high school sports, Football, Girls Volleyball and Unified Volleyball have not been approved for team competition this fall.

RIIL will be adopting a four-season model and those three sports not approved to start in September will be moved to Season 3, which will be held between the winter and spring seasons at a start date to be determined.

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch

Please consider applying for free and reduced lunch for the upcoming year. Families who qualified last year must complete a new application each year. All forms and applications are confidential and are processed through our central office. Please call 647-4100 with any questions. Click the button below to view all forms and applications

Or... visit our District Website

From our School Nurse

According to RIGL 16-38-2 every person entering any public or private school must provide proof of immunization. It is important to keep up to date with your child’s immunizations. Don’t forget to obtain an updated copy for your personal records as well as for the school. Consult with your pediatrician’s office with any questions or concerns about their current protocols for office visits and make your appointments as soon as possible.


The RI Department of Health requires that all students entering the 12th grade provide documentation of the following:


  • 1 booster dose of meningitis vaccine - received on or after their 16th birthday.
  • Physical health examination completed after the students 16th birthday.
If you have not already submitted the above state requirements please do so by the first day of school.

Student Parking

Juniors and Seniors will have priory for a parking spot at SHS on a first come first serve basis. Students are encouraged to continue to check their school emails for a parking permit google form during the first week of school.

Teen Mental Health Resources

RI Kids Link

Kids’ Link RI is a behavioral health triage service and referral network. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers.


Call 1-855-543-5465 if your child is:

*feeling excessive anger or sadness

*Lashing out at siblings, friends and adults

*Having behavior problems at school

*Hurting himself/herself or others

*Having severe worries

*Free, confidential phone line connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician

RI School Reopening Resources

Career and Technical Education Update

Career and Technical Education: Scituate High School is proud of the work that has taken place to develop and implement four career and technical education academies (pathways). Students are still able to apply for these amazing courses and are continuing to accomplish career and industry standards to prepare them for the next level of education.



Please help spread the word to surrounding towns. Students in grades 9 or 10 can still apply to come to Scituate through October of this year and we can provide busing to surrounding towns and communities!


Students from out-of-district in grades 9 or 10 can still apply to come to Scituate through October of this year. Please spread the word to surrounding communities!


Contact Ms Donovan (STEAM/CTE Coordinator) with any questions shannon.donovan@scituateschoolsri.net

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Visit our Athletic Website

Non-Discrimination

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: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. 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: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. 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.