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Week of January 11th Back to Hybrid Week A

Scituate High Back to Hybrid Model Jan. 11th

Scituate High School will return to our in-person hybrid model on Monday, January 11th beginning with Group A.

When we return to our hybrid plan on January 11th we are asking that students and families continue to make responsible decisions during this pandemic. Students are reminded to wear appropriate face masks, stay six feet apart, and stay home and get tested if you are experiencing any symptoms. In-person students should have a parent/guardian complete an attestation form each day when students are going into the building.

We are hopeful that with 2021 comes a chance to bring some normalcy back to the halls of Scituate High School, our students, families, as well as with our staff. Students, we know this school year is tough to say the least. We need you to commit to your learning and finish the second half of this year stronger than ever. All we can ask is that everyone tries their best.

Thank you all for everything that you do to support student learning, growth, and safety!

Quarter 2 and Semester 1 Ends Feb. 3rd

Considering that Scituate High School has been in full distant learning since December 7th, our leadership team here at the high school has decided to cancel our scheduled midterm exam week. Students will follow their regular schedule and quarter 2 and semester 1 will close on February 3rd.

Wiharso Wins National Award

Congratulations to Scituate High School Senior, Dominic Wiharso who earned third-place for the National 2021 National YoungArts Foundation in photography. Dominic continues to make our school and community proud!
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8th Grade Move-Up Night and Open House.

This event is open to all current Scituate 8th graders or out of district 8th or 9th grade students. Please help Spread the word!

Be more. Be Inspired. And become a Spartan at 8th Grade Move-Up Night and Open House.

January 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Scituate High School | Online

Dear future Scituate High School students and your families,

We hope that you are all doing well during these unprecedented times!

As you start thinking about starting high school next year, remember, there’s more to Scituate High School than you think. That’s why I’m inviting you to attend our live virtual 8th Grade “Move-Up Night” Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. Move-Up Night is the perfect time to learn more about your high school, with virtual school tours, opportunities to meet teachers and current students, and take part in interactive activities from every high school course, all online.

Our goal at the high school is to prepare our students to be successful, and to become contributing members of an ever-changing world. Our teachers, curriculum, programs, and activities are among the very best at helping students achieve their full potential. As one of the very best high schools in the state, we offer many opportunities for students, including:

  • Early Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and honors courses so students can take their learning to the next level

  • RIDE-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in biomedical science, computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship that can help students get a head start in both college and career pathways

  • A wide variety of innovative arts, athletics, and clubs that encourage a positive social life and provide creative and competitive opportunities, including our newest interscholastic “esports” team

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th, at 6:30 p.m. and learn about all of the great opportunities that await you at Scituate High School. We’ll inspire you while we help you prepare for your future. And you’ll learn what it really means to be a part of the Scituate Spartan family.

We’ll see you there!

Best regards,

Michael Hassell, ’01

Principal of Scituate High School

Scituate School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 7pm


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:

  • All grade 9 students were able to take the PSAT 9 last October
  • All grade 12 students were able to take the SAT last October
  • All grade 11 students will have the option to take the PSAT on January 26th. Scituate HS has decided to purchase this assessment for our juniors knowing that this group of students has never taken a college board assessment in school. Parents of grade 11 students should complete the form below if they wish not to take the PSAT on Jan. 26th

State Accountability School Day Tests

  • 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 distant learning day.

We had an extremely successful in person session in October and will continue to adhere to all COVID safety protocols to ensure safety on these days!

Much more info coming soon!

Jan. 26th PSAT Opt Out Form for Junior Parents

Please complete this form by Friday, Jan. 15th if you do not want your junior taking the PSAT on Jan. 26th

School Pictures Update Thursday, Jan. 21st and Wednesday, Jan. 27th

Notes from Gene Hutnak: Picture retakes or missed picture days:

Gene will ask that the underclass come down first for makeups/retakes and then the seniors that are in that week to come down last. There are approximately 99 underclass we didn't catch first time around and 43 seniors.

The seniors will be sent home a proof sheet so that they can view and order.

Thursday, January 21st for Group B and Wednesday January 27th for Group A. We will be ready for 8 am and will go until approximately 11 am in the cafeteria.

Students can pick up a picture form in the HS office if they wish to order.

There is still a stack of photos in the HS office from students who have not yet picked them up.

Congratulations SHS Music Department

Congratulations to Mrs. Vantine, Mr. Rivard, Ms. Tirocchi and our high school musicians! Please take the time to listen to their digital Holiday Concert linked below. Bravo! See our musicians this Tuesday at the school committee meeting!

From School Counseling

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"

Spartans Give Back

The Izzy Foundation for Hasbro children's hospital is looking for donations of cases of water. They go through 30-40 bottles a day. IF you can donate there will be a sign in the lobby to leave them. All help is appreciated. Thank you

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

SENIOR parents only a few days left to put an ad in for your senior. The deadline is January 24th.

Anyone that wants to order a personalized cover for your yearbook the deadline is also January 24th.

Spartan Athletics

Students, Parents, Guardians, Winter Sports are scheduled to begin for Scituate High School on Monday January 11th 2021. Girls basketball tryouts will begin in the main gym from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Boys basketball tryouts will be from 6pm until 8pm in the main gym. Indoor Track will meet at 2:30pm in room 216. All students MUST be registered with the school activity registration site at Any student not pre registered will be unable to participate in tryouts. Also all student athletes must have a current physical uploaded to the site or handed into their coach prior to the start of try outs. Teams will be following the appropriate Covid guidelines set forth by RIIL and RIDOH. We ask that no athletes be left at the gym to "hang out" as all school facilities will be closed outside of the practice schedule. Thank You for your cooperation in this matter Sal Gelsomino AD Scituate High School 401 226-1359

Thank you Spartan Football Team!

The Spartans Football Team is happy to report that we were able to donate close to fifty toys to deserving children this Christmas.

We want to send out most sincere gratitude to the Spartan families who donated these wonderful toys. We would also like to thank our partners Granite Farm Restaurant & Pizza, Charming Treasures Gift Shop, and Brigido’s Fresh Market.

Given the environment this Christmas season, we consider this a huge success and our student-athletes were so proud to be part of this annual event for the kids.

We donated three huge boxes of toys to be added to the collection at Cardi’s Furniture for the US Marines’ Toys for Tots national toy drive.

Thank you again to our SHS families for your selfless gifts and for helping make this event a rewarding experience for all students involved this year.

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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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.