Wakefield News

Back to School Edition-August 31, 2020

Dates to Remember

Monday, August 31-1:00 pm Governor Raimondo's press conference- re-entry announcement

Thursday, September 3-WES Parent meeting 5:00 pm via Zoom (see details and link below)

Monday, September 7-Labor Day

Tuesday, September 8 Primary Election Day-No school

August 31-September 11 8:00 am-1:00 pm SKSD Tech Support Desk open (see details below)

September 8-11 Professional Development Days

Monday, September 14-First day of school

Monday, September 28-Yom Kippur-no school

Welcoming Staff to Wakefield

It is my pleasure to share with you the some new additions and staff changes here at school.

Here in our office we welcome Patti Ponti from Peace Dale Elementary as our administrative specialist. As many of you know Regina transitioned to the high school at the end of the school year. Laura Iverson will be transitioning to second grade this year and we welcome Jennifer Rollins to our fourth grade team. For our special education instruction and support, we welcome Francesca Shiels and Maria Gobis.


With the addition of our district preschool-SKIP, we welcome their entire staff, many of whom I have had the pleasure of working with here in South Kingstown.


  • Bonnie Cecil-classroom teacher (previously with us at WES for our 2/3 split classroom)
  • Bonnie MacQueen-classroom teacher, new to South Kingstown
  • Kate Boundy-classroom teacher, previously at Peace Dale Elementary
  • Sally Cole Major-Speech Pathologist
  • Kathleen Takata-Occupational Therapist
  • Michelle Schmitt-School Psychologist
  • Patty McLeod-Teaching Assistant
  • Jaime Moore-Teaching Assistant
  • TBD-Teaching Assistant


I am looking forward to the collaboration and new learning opportunities that will come with having our youngest learners join our school, as well as the new additions for our elementary students.

SKSD Technology Support Desk

The Repair Desk opened at CCMS for drop-ins August 31st - September 11 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, no appointments necessary.


Not Open Labor Day Monday, Septemeber 7th


Please be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask.

Wakefield Re-entry Meetings

I recently hosted a second re-entry meeting with the PTO on August 14th so that I could share updates and discuss with you our planning and guidance from RIDE and RIDOH. In case you were not able to join us, I have included the link below:

Meeting Link for Friday, August 14th Password: 0C1=?EEd


This Thursday, September 3 at 5:00 pm I will host an additional meeting for parents to share recent updates and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions. I hope that you can join us but, understand if you are not available. Please know I will record this meeting as well and share the link with you so that you view it at a later time.


September 3rd-Join Zoom Meeting
https://skschools.zoom.us/j/95717043509


If you have questions you would like to share ahead of time, please add them to this document HERE to help streamline our conversation.

RIDE Links

There has been a tremendous amount of information sent out this summer from both the state and from the district to help keep you informed of the re-entry planning and guidance. Our full district plan is available on our website skschools.net for your review.


Based on the questions I have received most frequently from parents, I wanted to share the RIDE the Outbreak Response Playbook and RIDE's Reopening Frequently Asked Questions links:


https://health.ri.gov/publications/presentations/Outbreak-Response-Protocols-PreK-12.pdf


https://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/COVID19/ReopeningFAQs.pdf?ver=2020-07-31-095926-290



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