SHS Spartan News

Week of May 24th, 2021

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Student Council Spirit Week

Surprise! The Student Council is excited to be hosting a Spirit Week this week, May 24th-28th. All in person and Distance Learning Students are encouraged to participate. The week will begin with Band T-Shirt Day on Monday, Beach Day on Tuesday, Class Color Day on Wednesday, Blue and White Day on Thursday and Movie Day on Friday. All Spirit Week outfits must be school appropriate.


Students participating in Class Color Day MUST follow all school rules and act in a respectful, safe and appropriate manner. There will be no spray paint or tagging allowed. Unsafe or inappropriate behavior puts participation in other events and reintroduction of this spirit day in future years at risk.


Class Colors are as follows: Freshman are Yellow, Sophomores are Green, Juniors are Red and Seniors are Black.


We look forward to celebrating this year with you in a safe and fun week!


Thank you,


Joey Del Santo

Scituate High School '21
Student Council President

Scituate Schools Seeking Bus Drivers

2021-2022 Approved School Calendar

Distant Learning June 2nd

We will hold our "round 2" senior project presentations on June 2nd.

In addition, any student who is in a career and technical education course will arrive at school to take their end of course exam as required by project lead the way (PLTW) Your teacher will give you more information this week.


All other students in grades 9-12 will have a distant learning day and will not join live meets

Gardening Club

Our SHS gardening club partnered with Roots2Empower, one of 5 nonprofits we donated plants to from this year.


Below is a video of a pepper plant being plated in a community garden in Pawtucket. The plants were donated form our plant sale

Unified Basketball - Go Spartans!

The Unified basketball team had a busy two days!


Wednesday, we played an awesome game against Hendricken. We lost 52 to 40. However, with that being said, our team battled mightily and continued the unified spirit!


Thursday, we played one heck of a game against Toll Gate High School wherein we were victorious in our efforts winning 54 to 38.


At each game, every single one of our athletes scored points, kept the game moving forward and our rebounding is improving. Morgan Barone played three quarters in Thursday's game and scored twice. Libby scored the last shot at Thursday's game as well. Toll Gate's coach added "you've got some serious shooters on your team"

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Many Opportunities through the ACN!

Okay RI Parents! Get on this!!! Deadline to register June 11. This is for FREE classes and camps.
For this summer
Fall semester,
AND
spring 2022 semester.
For ENRICHMENT
and
CREDIT AND CREDENTIAL BEARING CLASSES!!!
DO NOT miss this opportunity!!!!!!!!
SO many topics!!!!!!
Oh, to be young again!!!


https://enrollri.org/acn

More summer ACN

To help accelerate learning, RIDE is following a top priority from the Learning, Equity, & Accelerated Pathways (LEAP) Task Force to expand access to enriching summer learning experiences. Today we announced that registration is officially open for hundreds of free classes, work-based learning programs, college credit courses, and other learning opportunities on our one-stop-shop: EnrollRI.org.

Over 350 new courses are available with 6,250 seats. Offerings span:

· Summer enrichment;

· Work-based learning;

· Career credential;

· Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses;

· And financial literacy opportunities

Hands On Summer Programs About Energy

HOSA Club New Officers!

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Important COVID-19 Updates From Scituate Schools

2021 Final Exams Canceled

Our admin team, teachers, department chairs, and select students met and we have decided to cancel this year's final exams for all students. Based student current grades, we feel that the formal exam process may bring down more student's final grades rather than help.


Below is a plan for the remainder of the school year.

SHS Learning Plan June 2021

Summer Credit Recovery Survey

AP Calculus

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




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

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!
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Graduation 2021

We are looking forward to our 2021 Commencement Ceremony! A graduation plan and sign up form will has been emailed to all seniors and their parents last week. The plan is to hold the graduation ceremony on Caito Football field on June 11th with a rain date of June 12th


Each graduating senior may bring up to six guests

Senior Lawn Sign

The School District has purchased Scituate 2021 lawn signs for each graduating senior. Please come to the school during normal school hours to pick yours up if you have not done so already!

Congratulations Emily Torrey!

We have terrific news! Scituate High School has a student, Emily Torrey - Class of 2023, who is being recognized for community service both as a National Award earner and as an inspiration for other students to get involved in their community. Our 4th Annual National Community Service Awards connect student service activity to the UN Global Goals. This year we have additional recognition for students working toward a world of Zero Hunger and Zero Waste.


You can see Emily featured here along with other National Student Awardees from 427 schools here: https://innerview.org/award/members

This award program has been designed to elevate and expand the awareness of youth leaders contributing time and talent to drive positive progress toward global issues. We want to share our appreciation for you and your team who have made the choice to include community service as part of the educational experience at Scituate High School.

From the Scituate Chapter of NHS

Congratulations to our recently inducted NHS members. All new members must visit the NHS google classroom and respond to the question about Officer positions.


Not in NHS yet?

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors not currently inducted, and their guardians are invited to an informational google meet with advisor Mrs. Stormont. Save the date of Thursday, June 17, 7 pm. Mrs. Stormont will review NHS requirements and the process of becoming a member. We'll post instructions about how to join the meet as we get closer to that date.

Student Athlete COVID Testing Change

In speaking with our Superintendent, Athletic Director, and Principals, we have decided on the following change.


Beginning next week (May 20th) Scituate middle and high school will no longer require BINAX weekly testing for our student athletes. This change is in alignment with the new season four guidelines from the RIIL and youth sports playbook. We will continue to hold our weekly covid testing clinic in the middle school cafeteria each Thursday however, testing will be encouraged but optional.

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"

Spartan Athletics

RIIL Teen Survey

The Rhode Island interscholastic League is endorsing a study being conducted by the University of Wisconsin Health Research Team titled The Impact of Restarting High School Sports on The Health of Adolescent Athletes.”

The objective of this study is to document the effect that participation in organized sports has on the physical activity, quality of life and mental health of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. A previous study conducted by UW Health indicated that the cancelation of school sports in spring 2020 was associated with significant decreases in physical activity, quality of life and mental health (see their studies here, here and here).”

The research team is surveying athletes this year to evaluate the positive impacts of restarting sport participation. Please note that this research has been approved by the University of Wisconsin Institutional Review Board and is funded by a grant from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

High school athletes and adolescent club sport athletes aged 13-18 are asked to complete this short, anonymous online survey: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5EPmtGzgpoGokJ

Dr. Timothy McGuine and Dr. Andrew Watson have noted that once all of the data has been collected, they will produce a national summary report and share it with the state associations. If a minimum of 100 participants from Rhode Island complete the survey, they will also produce a state level summary report for us. Any questions can be directed to Dr. McGuine at: McGuine@ortho.wisc.edu

BINAX Testing Change for Athletes

In speaking with our Superintendent, Athletic Director, and Principals, we have decided on the following change.


Beginning next week (May 20th) Scituate middle and high school will no longer require BINAX weekly testing for our student athletes. This change is in alignment with the new season four guidelines from the RIIL and youth sports playbook. We will continue to hold our weekly covid testing clinic in the middle school cafeteria each Thursday however, testing will be encouraged but optional.

Girls Lacrosse

Congratulations to the Girls Lacrosse team! They beat Cranston East 13-10 last week!
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Baseball

Congratulations to the Baseball team for their exciting win over Burrillville! SHOUT OUT to Ben DeAngelis for hitting the amazing home run with 3 men on base, that gave our Spartans the win!
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Boys Tennis

Congratulations to the boys tennis team for their win over East Providence!

Softball

Congratulations to the softball team for beating Lincoln 3-0!

Summer Athletic Camps

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Attention Senior Cheerleaders

No cheerleaders have applied to date!!
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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.