SHS Spartan News

Week of May 3, 2021 (Full In-Person Begins 9-12)

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

THANK YOU for ALL that our teachers do each and everyday for our students! They are truly a faculty that puts the needs of students before anything else. This is especially true during this pandemic! Our teachers have figured out how to recreate education in days and continue to get better each and everyday! Please take the time this week to celebrate and thank our teachers!
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Vaccination Clinic Offered at SHS Ages 16-18 and their families! May 7th & May 28th

Dear Scituate Public Schools Families,

The Town of Scituate, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and the Scituate School Department is pleased to announce that we offering a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic program for all Scituate High School students 16 years of age and older and their parents. This clinic will be designed for students and their parents only and we will have SHS staff verifying student/family identity on site.

The vaccine clinic will be offered on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM and will be held in the Scituate High School main gymnasium. The second Psfier vaccine will be administered on Friday, May 28th.

In order to participate in this vaccine program, you must pre-register using the link HERE and parents/guardians give your written consent the day of testing. This form is intended for SHS families only and should not be distributed to the public. High School students must have written consent if completing the vaccine without a parent/guardian. All SHS students who are transporting themselves must have a signed copy of consent form if they are not accompanied by a parent/guardian.


We would like to thank you for your support of this program and our efforts to expand our prevention, detection, and testing of COVID-19 in our state and within our schools.

AP Exams This Week!

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS & FAMILIES:

  • AP testing begins this week. All AP Students and families MUST review the AP Exam Policies before their first exam. There is also additional testing information here.
  • The College Board takes test security and cheating seriously and will cancel the exam score of any student suspected of cheating.
  • Students must report promptly to the exam location listed below or will be unable to take their exam.
  • Students must turn in cell phones and smartwatches to the exam proctor and will be returned when students are dismissed from testing.
  • Students must bring two #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed, unfortunately), two black or dark blue pens, and an approved calculator for AP Calculus).
  • Reminder, students and families should still follow the SHS early dismissal policies as outline in the student handbook.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the AP Coordinator, Ms. Monaghan via email: greer.monaghan@scituateschoolsri.net.

AP Exam Schedule

5/3 AP Government report to the library for 7:35am


5/5 AP Literature report to the library for 7:35am


5/6 AP AP CSA report to the library for 12:00pm (students should arrange for a ride home, exam should be over approximately at 3:30pm)


5/12 AP Language report to the library for 7:35am


5/17 AP CSP report to the MS Cafeteria for 7:35am (students should arrange for a ride home, exam should be over approximately at 10:30am)


5/24 AP Calculus report to the library for 7:35am

In Person Dept. Nights and Late Bus

Below is the link if students would like to participate in dept. nights and/or the late bus this year

SHS Changing Learning Model

As of May 3rd, all students who chose full in-person should attend school. Please be sure to follow all safety protocols at all times. We are excited to welcome you back!!

In-Person Reminders

  • Families must complete the daily attestation form which will be text messaged each morning and is found on our school website
  • Mute video when on a meet in the building
  • Follow one way hallways
  • Sanitize any shared objects such as desks
  • Sit six feet apart when possible or three feet when needed
  • Sit in a seat as directed by the teacher each class
  • When at lunch and only 2 at a picnic table
  • All in-person students must complete the lunch survey for contact tracing
  • Doors open no sooner than 7:35 AM and class begins at 7:45 AM
  • If you need a break, drink, ect. Just ask your teacher to go into the hall
  • If you are not feeling well or need to quarantine, you need to tell the school! Call 647-4120 and your teachers will be notified that you will temporarily distant learn.

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 School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 4th, 7pm

Zoom

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.


The NHS/RIHS IN PERSON induction ceremony will be held May 12, starting at 6 pm, in the high school auditorium.

All senior members of NHS, new junior inductees, and senior inductees of RIHS must visit the NHS/RIHS google classroom and complete the official sign up form if you want to attend the ceremony.

The form also asks you to name the 2 guests who will attend the ceremony.


All NHS and RIHS students have been asked to complete a slide in the google classroom. Any member who has not done so will not appear in the slideshow that will be published to school social media.


Please contact NHS/RIHS advisor Mrs. Stormont if you have any questions.

2021 Plant Sale

2021 Scituate Middle School & High School Plant Sale


Saturday May 8th

And

Saturday May 15th

8:30 - 12:30


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!

Academy of Biomedical Science

Students in Human Body Systems are performing a urinalysis examining synthetic urine for the presence of glucose, ketones and a number of other indicators related to the health of six patients. Students learn about samples and how they are used to identify any potential problems with kidney function.

Academy of Entrepreneurship

Congratulations to the team of Leah Tabor, Julia Olson, Sophie Pedro and Matthew Moreau for placing third in the state in the Rhode Island Personal Finance Challenge.


The same team placed second in the state in the Econ challenge as well!

SADD Club (students against destructive decisions)

SADD Nation will be hosting our first ever Virtual Prom, Saturday, May 8th, from 6-8 p.m. flyer attached. Please note, this event is for all students, and I would love to see yours represented. 2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for our teens. Major life events and rites of passage were put on hold or canceled altogether. Homecoming celebrations; junior and senior proms; graduation ceremonies – once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that passed them by, all while COVID-19 isolated them even further from their friends and communities. SADD is committed to helping teens navigate the complex landscape of adolescence and to doing everything in our power to preserve those experiences that our teens look forward to every year. SADD's Virtual Prom will be filled with activities, music, red carpet photo opportunities, raffles prizes, special guest appearances, and more to make sure our students do not miss yet another integral part of adolescence to make meaningful social connections. Please share this information with other students, teachers, clubs, social media, that may be interested.

SADD is pleased to announce we have opened applications for the 2021-2022 Student Leadership Council (SLC) and SADD National President to students currently in grades 9-11! SLC members work directly with the national staff on new and continuing projects while playing a major role in the success of SADD. The National President is awarded Student of the Year recognition and is the primary spokesperson for the organization. They will speak to the media and represent the organization at events and before elected bodies as needed. Both are incredible, resume-worthy experiences to further contribute to youth health and safety while working with our internal staff.

Diverse student perspectives and contributions are critical to the success of SADD. We encourage any member passionate about leadership and our organization to consider applying. You can read more about SLCs and National President or apply by clicking here. We are accepting applications through April 30th. Please reach out to Program Manager Aaron Medina if you have any questions or need assistance with the application at amedina@sadd.org.

Coach Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament

Craig Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for May 16th. Please feel free to share!

One week to sign up for Prom!

Prom Update May 21st: A prom guide and digital sign up form was shared with all seniors and their families. If seniors plan to attend prom, they must complete all forms by May 7th

Looking for a Prom Dress?

Excited for prom but don’t want to spend all that money on a dress? Come visit Mrs.Burmeister’s prom dress thrift shop!



Located inside her office are tons of gowns worn once or never worn at all and jewelry to match! Stop by Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays or email Mrs. Burmeister if interested! All gowns and accessories are free to Scituate students!


Prom Fundraiser!

Harmony Nutrition will donate 20% of profits made to SHS. Please consider visiting the shop for a treat and support our seniors!

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Senior Awards Night May 18th 6:00 PM

If you have received an award or honor, please let us know by completing the form below so we can regogixe you at our awards night!

Class of 2021 Fundraiser

Dear Community Business Member:

The Scituate High School senior class of 2021 are inviting you to become a sponsor to support them as they approach their prom and graduation.

Sponsorship funds generated will support the senior class of 2021 to help offset the cost of the prom tickets and provide complimentary tickets to students applicable. In this challenging year, we would like to show our seniors special appreciation for their hard work and commitment to learning.

Your company/business name will be included in the 2021 Scituate High School Graduation Program which will be distributed to graduates and their guests on graduation day, June 11.

Attached is a form for your review. If you would like to participate, please return the completed form with payment or if you prefer, you may mail it to the school directly.

This sponsorship opportunity is a great way to advertise while supporting the Scituate High School class of 2021 students!

Last Chance to Buy a 2021 Yearbook!

Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff

COVID-19 Testing for students athletes and SHS staff will continue. Please see the updated parent/student letter and the new link to signup for a timeslot. Thank you!

BINAX Consent Form

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit www.scituatehighschool.com and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

From School Counseling

2020-2021 Scholarship List

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

From Mrs. Burmeister

Mental Health Awareness: The month of May focuses on the importance of mental health! Around the school you will see flyers like this one as well as other helpful information surrounding the topic. Please feel free to stop by Mrs. Burmeister's office in the library if you want to chat more about this topic! All chats are confidential!


Prom Thrift Shop: Prom is just around the corner and if you want a gorgeous gown but don't want to break the bank check out Mrs. Burmeister's Prom Thrift Shop! Located right in her office in the library, she has gowns of all different colors and sizes as well as jewelry and accessories. All prom items are free to Scituate students!

Shifting Gears: The truth about Marijuana and Driving

State Student Advisory Council

Please help us to thank all candidates who signed up for the Student Advisory Council Representative for our school. Please also help us to congratulate Sophie Pedro for being voted our Scituate High School Representative!

Want to Join Our District Tech Committee?

The Scituate School Department is looking for members of the Community to participate on the Technology Committee. The Committee will focus on rewriting the District long range plan to utilize Technology to enhance the Teaching and Learning for all Scituate students across the District. In addition, the Committee will seek to explore ways to enhance communications between District Administration and community members.

Below is a quick overview of where the District is currently in terms of technology.

  • All Student grades K thru 12 are 1:1 with Chromebooks and using Google Workspace for Education plus

  • HS Students enrolled in specific CTE class have Windows laptops

  • All Staff (certified and non-certified) have devices Chromebooks or Windows laptops

  • The HS/MS has been completed upgraded with new Network and WiFi equipment

  • Plans are already in the work to upgrade the Elementary school's networks

  • The District Website is currently 2 years old and is due for a "refresh" this year. Superintendent Andries has asked us to look at some other possible solutions.

Just in case you are not familiar with our website please take a look Scituate Public Schools (scituateschoolsri.net)

Here is our current Technology Plan Scituate Technology Plan

Meetings will be virtual every other Thursday starting on 5/13/2021 from 3:30 - 5:00 via Zoom

If interesting please fill out this form and someone will contact you

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc38AEOH0MMhFNQLITwPPGDkxA4Nl_VkpIpLNR7AgVm0g6gmg/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions please email Technology@scituateschoolsri.net

Spartan Athletics

Student Athletes should sign up for a BINAX test on Thursday, May 6th. See consent and sign up form above in this newsletter.


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

Thanks
Sal Gelsomino
Athletic Director Scituate High School
sal.gelsomino@scituateschoolsri.net
(401) 226-1359

Congrats Rachel!

Congratulations to RACHEL OSTER for becoming a finalist in the RIIL STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD!

Winners will be announced next week!

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Volleyball and Football

Congrats to our girls volleyball and our Football teams and amazing coaches for a great season with more challenges than we have ever faced!

Golf Team Hitting the Course!

Attention Senior Cheerleaders

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Consider Unified Basketball!

Join Scituate's Unified Basketball team for a great experience! Practices are after school on Monday's and games on Wednesday's. The practice is Monday, May 3rd.

The site to register is: https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com/. No experience needed, come join for the fun!

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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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.