Hugh Cole Family Update

January 29, 2021

Coming up...

Tuesday, February 2nd - Virtual PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Friday, February 5th - National Wear Red Day!

Wednesday, February 10th - Spirit Day - Twin Day!

Friday, February 12th - K report cards posted on ASPEN

Monday, February 15th-Friday, February 19th - Februrary Break - No school

School Psychology News

By Laurie Heyden, M.S., School Psychologist



Emotional Self-Regulation

Step 1: Identifying Our Own Feelings

Step 2: Getting Back to Green

Self-regulation is as important to personal success as reading, writing and math. We want kids to have the skills to name their feelings. This gives them some sense of control over their feelings. Hugh Cole School is using the Zones of Regulation model to teach kids how to name their feelings and make choices to stay calm, focused and ready to learn.

Attached are two posters that parents are finding very helpful:

I would suggest printing this in color and putting it on your refrigerator. When your child seems dysregulated, ask him/her to go to the poster and identify what zone they are in. Then, have them choose an option from the Handling Negative Emotions Poster to help get them back to calm. If you do not have access to a color printer and would like me to send home a copy of these two posters, please email me at

Snow Day Schedule

In the event of school closure due to inclement weather, our schedule will be 9am-noon. Student must be logged into live meetings and completing learning activities for this time frame in order to be counted as present.

BINAX Testing

The Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) takes the health and safety of our students and their families very seriously. As such, in addition to screening protocols, and mask and social distancing requirements, we are adding a voluntary K-12 COVID-19 testing program for students and staff. This program uses BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government.

Testing will only be completed with parent/guardian (for students) or staff consent. A COVID-19 Testing Consent Form is located in Aspen under the “Tasks'' widget area (similar to the “Covid Daily Student/Staff Screening”) .

This Consent Form only needs to be completed once for parents/guardians and staff to agree to periodic testing for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

What is the test?

The BinaxNOW COVID-19 test involves using a swab placed inside the tip of the nose to collect a specimen for testing. For students under the age of 12, a trained COVID-19 test facilitator will conduct the swab test.

Students and staff will be tested once every 2 weeks beginning the first two weeks in February. PLEASE NOTE: Students or staff who have tested positive within the last 90 days of a BinaxNOW test date will not be tested.

Staff or parents/guardians will only be notified by the school nurse if there is a positive test result. Results will then be reported to the RIDOH. Students who test positive will be immediately taken to an isolation room and parents/guardians will be notified to pick up the student within the hour. Parents/guardians should contact their primary care physician, and schedule a test at K-12 Staff who test positive will immediately be sent home and should also contact their primary care physician and schedule a test at K-12

The BinaxNOW test is only for individuals who are asymptomatic (not showing symptoms). Staff or students who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 should remain home, contact their primary care physician, and schedule a test at K-12


While we realize precautions will be taken for the safety of students, please understand that neither the test facilitator nor the BWRSD, nor any of its committee members, officers, or employees are liable for any accident or injuries that may occur to your child or yourself (if you are a student age 18 or older), as a result of agreeing to the test.

If you have questions regarding the BinaxNOW testing program, please contact Denise Rochefort, nurse (, Miranda Carpenter, Principal (, or Andre Audette (

Thank you!

Survey Time!

Each year, we ask our families to complete this statewide survey about our school. We look closely at the data to guide our school improvement initiatives. We always welcome and encourage parent input, and this is a great way to let us know what we are doing well and highlight potential areas for improvement.

Access the survey at this link:

District Name: Bristol Warren

School Name: Hugh Cole School (Bristol Warren)

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and support!

Do you have a household member with possible COVID symptoms?

  • Students must stay home if a household member has any symptoms.
  • Your child may return to school upon a negative test result for the symptomatic household member.
  • Contact the school nurse.

Valentine’s Day

Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to forego distribution of Valentine’s Day cards and treats from home. Classrooms will have their own unique way of celebrating this special day of kindness and love.

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Our food drive has been extended to ensure we can provide food to our community. Thank you!

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Daily Student Attestation Form - Required Daily Before Coming to School

**Be sure to keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms and/or have been given fever reducing medicine. Thank you for working together to keep our students and staff safe!


  1. Log into the parent portal:

  2. If you require assistance logging in, please contact

  3. How To Complete the Daily Student Attestation Form in the Aspen Parent Portal directions

Masks Required for Car Drop Off and Pick Up

Please wear a mask during arrival and dismissal, especially if your window is rolled down or you open your car door or interact with staff. Thank you for helping to keep us all safe!
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