SHS Weekly News September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

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Thank You!

We would like to thank the students and staff of SHS for an amazing first week back! Despite the high temperatures, students entered with smiles and it was certainly great to see so many familiar faces back in the building. Thank you to our student mentors who were able to help freshmen and new students find classrooms and review schedules.

Thank you to the students and staff at Scituate for welcoming 21 new students to Scituate High School this year! Some of these students are transfers from other schools and 8 are new to our career and technical education programs. Welcome to our community!

Underclassmen School Picture Day is Friday, Sept. 7th

School Photographs: Underclassmen will have the opportunity to have their picture taken during the school day on September 7th. Underclassmen who are absent on September 15th.

Please note that seniors are encouraged to contact H&I Photography at 401-949-8184 in order to arrange a studio session before school begins OR seniors will have the opportunity to be photographed on October 25th

School Attendance Matters!

Help Your Teen Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!


• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help students catch up.

Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

School Counseling Dept.

If there are any questions regarding access to schedules or Powerschool please contact our guidance department at 647-4108 and a school counselor will return your call or email. Click your school counselor's name below to send them an email. Students and their families are reminded that elective courses should not be changed at this time.

Any core academic subject change (level change) must have permission from a school guidance counselor, parent, dept. chair and Mr. Hassell.

School Counselor Grade Levels:

Dan Casey: Grades 9 and 10

John Haas: Grades 8 and 11

Kaitlin Hitchings: Grade 12 and Guidance Director

United States Service Academies

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Reminders and Due Dates!

Student Email Domain

Last year we rolled out student email addressees for Microsoft 365 and Google ( This next step in technology was great for both teachers and students as instructional tool such as Google Classroom have proven to be extremely beneficial and aid in student success.

The issue however, was that 30% of high school families were unable to turn in their permission slip and therefore, did not have access to their school email account. Please make it a priority this year to either turn your permission slip in with a hard copy or email a digital copy of the slip to Mr. Caparco in Ms. Hart’s office by Friday, September 14th.

If you prefer, digital copies will be accepted through email in PDF form to A free app named, Adobe Scan can be easily downloaded on any device to capture a PDF or students can simply take a picture.


A hard copy will also be given to each student on Tuesday, August 28th

From Our School Nurse: Mrs. Grossguth

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 examanation 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 service basis. Students are encouraged to visit Mrs. Caparco in Ms. Hart's office during the first week of school for a parking permit. Students should bring a copy of their registration and their licence.

Late Buses and Department Nights will Begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4th

Late buses run daily Monday through Thursday beginning at 3:40 PM

Please contact the high school office if you are not sure which late bus to take!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please contact the high school office with any free and reduced lunch application questions. A reminder that if students received free or reduced lunch last year, they still need to complete the application and bring it to the high school office. Hard copies are available at the school!

Mark Your Calendars

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Scituate School Committee Meeting September 4th 7:00 PM Clayville Elementary School

Life of An Athlete Mandatory Event **NEW DATE**

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 6:30pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

All student athletes and their families should attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 30th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the auditorium. Contact the high school main office with any questions or concerns.

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Scituate High School Open House

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 6pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

Spirit Week and Homecoming

Monday, Sep. 17th, 8am to Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 11pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

Mark your calendars: Spirit Week is 9/17-9/21 with Homecoming on 9/22. More details to follow soon! Contact Mrs. Charon ,

Suicide Prevention Walk Scituate Team

Ms. Pace and our National honor Society students are forming a team for a Suicide Prevention Walk in Warwick. Please click below for more details or to join our team!

Computer Science in Scituate


Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in CS&IT. ISACA, a non-profit information security advocacy group, predicts there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019 [here]. Would you like to learn how to secure computers, protect networks from cyber attacks, and get a head start on a career with an average salary of $116,000? If so, please email or stop by Rm213 to learn more about our CyberPatriot Club, now in its third year!


Calling all tech entrepreneurs, innovators, and aspiring app developers! We are currently forming diverse teams of creative students, many with little or no coding experience, to enter the (a) Congressional App Challenge [here] and Technovation Challenge [here]. Please email or stop by Rm213 to learn more about these exciting competitions—and prizes!

Creating Apps!

Our AP @MobileCSP class created a raffle app to give away a @dunkindonuts gift card -- congrats to our winner, Kristin D!

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Foundations of Comp. Sci. & Engineering

How far can you transport a plastic zombie on a fishing wire with only a small set of supplies? This was the task Scituate CTE students tackled during their first week of school. Called the “Cable Car Challenge”, this task exposes students to the engineering design process in Dr. McCarthy’s Foundations of Engineering and Computer Science class. Students designed their own “cable cars”, tested their ability to transport a zombie, and then refined their design to increase the distance transported. Next week, students will learn the formalisms of the engineering design process while armed with a real-life experience.

From Scituate Organizations

Scituate Connected

Calling all 6-12 graders

Scituate Connected will holding their next student meeting on Wednesday September 5th 2018 at 6pm at the Howland Barn in Hope. While the students are meeting there will also be a separate meeting for any parents/adults interested in being a part of Scituate Connected or would like to volunteer for our Scavenger Hunt event. If anyone is unable to attend September 5th but would like to volunteer please email Kerri Santilli

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What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

From Mr. Gelsomino:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. All sports have started and all teams have been practicing for at least one week.

All athletes need to be registered with our athletic website. Click on the link below to register.

Please be reminded that Sept. 19th is a mandatory meeting for all athletes and a parent / guardian. We will have a guest speaker and the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 in the auditorium.

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Join the Football Team! There is still time!

The football team is hosting an "open walk on" Tuesday after school for ANY freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior interested in playing football. Please join us at practice at 2:30 or see coach Reed with questions. Go Spartans!

Download the Activity Scheduler to your device to see up-to-date Scituate Athletic Info

Follow @SpartanPrideRI on Social Media

Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

Follow the instructions below to receive Scituate High School reminders and updates through text messages on your phone!
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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 SY for students entering grades 9 and 10.


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.