SHS Spartan News
Week of March 8, 2021 Week B
Senior Class Video April 1st Deadline
Class historian, Lily Pelletier will be collecting baby, senior, and any other type of senior class pictures through April 1st using the email below.
The email is email@example.com
No videos will be collected after April 1st- (no joking)
Class of 2021
We love our seniors! Hang in there!
Important AP Exam Update
Please remind Students that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is no longer a policy at the Scituate School Department. With the accelerated implementation of 1:1 devices (due to COVID-19) Students should not be using any BYOD’s for any school work on the HS/MS Campus. This includes Phones, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile Hotspots (individual or via cell phones) unless they are a part of a specifically approved accommodation for that student. The Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that Students access to potentially harmful websites be filtered which we cannot do on personal devices.
Students need to be encouraged to utilize their SSD supplied devices for all school work as there are many school approved Apps and Extensions that are loaded and managed by the Tech Department. These controls help to prevent 3rd party Apps and extensions not approved from interfering with things like Google Meets and other programs like the newly implemented GoGaurdian. These tools are intended to help Staff with supporting teaching and learning especially in the Distance Learning environment we find ourselves in. They also allow the Tech department to better assist students with remote support when needed.
Thank you all for your attention in this matter
Director of Technology
Scituate School Department
Broadcasting Room Up and Running!
We need your feedback!
April State Assessments
In order to successfully prepare for this please review the info below:
- 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 asynchronous (no live teaching) distant learning day.
We had extremely successful in person sessions in October and January with our PSAT's and SAT's and will continue to adhere to all COVID safety protocols to ensure safety on these days!
Advance Placement Update
Attention AP Students and Families:
Announcement from College Board: Remind students—especially seniors—that they need to indicate through My AP the college, university, or scholarship program they'd like to receive their free score report. Students indicate this information only through My AP. They no longer provide this information on their answer sheets. The deadline to indicate or change their free score report recipient through My AP is June 20.
Only a few weeks left! Please help us by taking this survey
Scituate COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Daily Screener
National Honor Society News (Updated 3-8-21)
From National Honor Society
NHS Invitations were sent last week.
Invitations to eligible juniors and seniors (cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher) were sent out last week. Those students eligible to apply to National Honor Society should follow the directions in the email they received. All application materials are due by March 12.
A reminder that an invitation is not a guarantee of membership.
If you did not get an invitation and think you should have, contact advisor Mrs. Stormont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current NHS members are reminded that they must check messages in the NHS Google classroom and respond in a timely manner.
Free Tutoring Opportunity Launching with Schoolhouse.world
Schoolhouse.world is a new online platform from Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, that matches students around the world with free tutors. The tutors provide small-group math and SAT prep tutoring for students in grades 6-12, building on the Khan Academy curriculum. Rhode Island is one of two state-level partnerships offering this opportunity to students across the state. Registration is now live on the All Course Network (ACN) and students can sign up here on EnrollRI. There is no deadline for students to sign up (though schools will still need to approve their enrollment via the ACN), no cost to LEAs or students, and no requirement to participate. Please help us spread the word to your students, teachers, parents, and communities! More information on the partnership can be found here.
2021-2022 Program of Studies Portal Now Open for Students
The student portal in Powerschool will be open in the coming weeks and students in grades 8-11 will begin to select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year!
Please view our approved 2021-2022 Program of Studies Website in the link below. Within that website, students and families may view our “how to” presentation.
Once students select courses, they will sit with Mrs. Testoni (grade 8) Mr. Hass (grades 9 & 10) or Mr. Casey (grade 11) to finalize the process so that we can begin to build our schedule for next year. Please reach out to our school counselors, department chairs, or high school teachers with any questions.
Email or call Mr. Hassell or Mrs. Johnson, or your friendly counselor with any questions!
How do you select courses? Click below!
From Our Student Council
Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis
Scituate Scholarships Now Open!
The Scituate Scholarship Fund, formerly the Scituate Scholarship Foundation, has opened the application period for the 2021 Scituate Scholarships.
To be eligible an applicant must be:
1. A student in good standing, graduating from Scituate (RI) High School in 2021, or a resident of Scituate, RI who is graduating from another high school program in 2021.
2. Planning to attend a post-secondary program as a full-time student (with the exception of the Lions Hayden Trade/Tech Scholarship).
In 2020, the Scituate Scholarship Fund made over 30 awards amounting to over $70,000 to graduating Scituate seniors.
To apply, contact the Guidance Department at Scituate High School and begin the process. The application period closes April 3, 2021. For additional information please contact Mr. William Lenox by email at email@example.com
Prepare RI PAID Interships!
Mental Health Support
Class Rings and Gear Extended
SPRING SALE EXTENDED!!! TIME TO ORDER YOUR CLASS RINGS!!!
It is that exciting time of year when you order your Class Ring…and Balfour has made everything so easy for you!!!
Attached you will find a Flyer with all of the necessary information to purchase your Official Class Ring. You may scan the QR Code or Click on the link provided on the Flyer and either one will bring you right to the school’s website on Balfour.com.
Also on the Flyer is a link to the Balfour brochure so that you may look through it beforehand to see all of the different options Balfour has to offer.
Balfour has also provided you with a Finger Sizer. Please print it out and follow the instructions on how to size your finger. You can always stop by a local jewelry store to get your finger-sized as well.
For a limited time, Balfour is offering $35.00 off select Celestrium Rings as well as a FREE gift with purchase on select rings! Place your order during the weeks designated on the Flyer to receive this exclusive offer.
*Also on the Balfour website, there is a lot of great merchandise Hoodies, T-Shirts, Sweatpants, etc. Stock up on some great Class Gear!!!
All students athletes should choose a time slot for Thursday by Wednesday at noon. The link to choose a time is in the newsletter above.
Girl's volleyball can begin scheduling a test before they resume practices again.
All season 3 athletes MUST register prior to their first meeting on the following link: https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Thank you all for your patience. This has been a hectic, fluid schedule and is still subject to some minor changes based on RIIL and RIDOH.
As always feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.
Athletic Director Scituate High School
190 spectators will be allowed into football games at Caito field with athlete families given first preference. Families MUST stay 6 feet apart and wear an appropriate mask.
Students needing community service hours, please contact the Scituate Athletic Booster Club. They need your help at the concession stand from 10:30-12:30.
Visit our Athletic Website
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.