SHS Spartan News
Week of April 26th, 2021 Week B
SAT & PSAT MakeUps Wed. April 28th
Students who missed the PSAT/SAT and are healthy and out of quarantine, are expected to arrive to school on Wednesday. April 28th to take the SAT (grade 11) or the PSAT (grade 10)
April 28th will be a DL day for all non test takers and students WILL join live meets from home.
For everyone’s safety, students will follow all in person safety procedures. All students will wear a mask and will be in an assigned seat, six feet apart from anyone. Each proctor room will maintain Group A, Group B, and Distant Learning students. Students with symptoms or who are under quarantine should not come to school and should have a parent call 647-4120
Arrival: Students in grade 11 should arrive at school no later than 7:45 AM.
Families that are distant learning and are unable to arrange transportation should contact FirstStudent at 275-0256 to arrange a bus to and/or from school.
Dismissal: If a student needs a ride, they are able to take the bus at 2:00 PM and can wait in the HS cafeteria or have permission to drive home or be picked up.
Lunch and Snacks
The College Board builds in scheduled snack and lunch breaks. Students will be provided with snacks and lunch and will be scheduled to go to the cafe during that time. Students may also bring their own water or snacks if they prefer
Below are some important reminders for testing
All testers should bring a fully charged chromebook and a charger
All students should bring a set of headphones/earbuds. We have headphones for students who may not have them. Bluetooth headsets are not allowed
Students should arrive at school on time, well-rested, and should also eat a good breakfast
Students will be given short breaks throughout the day however, the test will take about four hours to complete
Students should not bring backpacks, cell phones, personal electronic devices, or smart watches into the testing classroom
Makeup SAT-PSAT Student List - Click Below
Spring Vacation Travel
- Families must complete the daily attestation form which will be text messaged each morning and is found on our school website
- Mute video when on a meet in the building
- Follow one way hallways
- Sanitize any shared objects such as desks
- Sit six feet apart when possible or three feet when needed
- Sit in a seat as directed by the teacher each class
- When at lunch and only 2 at a picnic table
- All in-person students must complete the lunch survey for contact tracing
- Doors open no sooner than 7:35 AM and class begins at 7:45 AM
- If you need a break, drink, ect. Just ask your teacher to go into the hall
- If you are not feeling well or need to quarantine, you need to tell the school! Call 647-4120 and your teachers will be notified that you will temporarily distant learn.
Students Displaying any Symptoms
Unfortunately, we are not at the end of the pandemic yet. We are asking that students and parents continue to pay close attention to any symptoms before attending school or a practice/game.
If any student is experiencing symptoms, they should err on the side of caution and stay home. If you are on one of our teams and there is a positive COVID-19 case, the entire team will be under quarantine. Please stay home and get tested if needed. If a student tests positive and was in school, we ask that parents contact the school so that we can get a "head start" on any contact tracing.
Thank you for your anticipated partnership
COVID-19 or Allergies?
Earth Day Scituate 2021
Long time NEED Advisor and STEAM Coordinator Shannon Donovan and Biology teacher Amanda Donahue were pivotal in engineering this year’s observation as a first step to making this an annual event and to increasing the NEED Club student membership.
Daniel, and his younger sister Cynthia, were motivated to clean up litter and collect plastic bags. He said that over 100,000 marine animals die every year because they ingest or get caught in the hundreds of millions of plastic shopping bags that end up in the oceans.
Although this year’s Earth Day was a small first step in growing the NEED Club, there are plans to hold several other environmental activities in the coming months.
Thank you to Director of School Facilities Bob Corrente, and Counselor John Haas for helping organize and allowing this Earth Day 2021 observation to be possible.
From National Honor Society
Our Induction Ceremony date has changed and will now occur on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM. This new date will give us two full weeks after spring break.
All senior National Honor Society students should make sure their slide and Senior NHS Ceremony quote form are complete ASAP.
All new junior inductees should visit the google classroom and complete their slideshow and the Juniors Ceremony Info form ASAP.
from Rhode Island Honor Society
Congratulations to our seniors who have earned membership in RIHS, an honor awarded to seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Emails notifying those seniors were sent this past week. Seniors wishing to be included in the RIHS slideshow must follow the directions in that email and complete their slide in the google classroom ASAP.
The school is currently in the planning stages for an induction ceremony. NHS and RIHS members will get information about that ceremony through the google classroom.
Coach Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament
Craig Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for May 16th. Please feel free to share!
From the Class of 2022
The Junior class will be holding a cycling class fundraiser at Cyclebar in Smithfield on Saturday, May 1st from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To secure a spot in the class, please send Ms. Matisewski an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the fundraiser is $20.
Thank you Village Gas!
Senior Awards Night May 18th 6:00 PM
Class of 2021 Fundraiser
Dear Community Business Member:
The Scituate High School senior class of 2021 are inviting you to become a sponsor to support them as they approach their prom and graduation.
Sponsorship funds generated will support the senior class of 2021 to help offset the cost of the prom tickets and provide complimentary tickets to students applicable. In this challenging year, we would like to show our seniors special appreciation for their hard work and commitment to learning.
Your company/business name will be included in the 2021 Scituate High School Graduation Program which will be distributed to graduates and their guests on graduation day, June 11.
Attached is a form for your review. If you would like to participate, please return the completed form with payment or if you prefer, you may mail it to the school directly.
This sponsorship opportunity is a great way to advertise while supporting the Scituate High School class of 2021 students!
Yearbook Last Chance May 1st
Full DL to Full In-Person
COVID-19 Daily Screener
Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis
Scituate Prevention Partnership
Screen Agers Next Chapter April 28th 7:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity from United Way
We are excited to announce that United Way of Rhode Island’s Annual Children’s Book Drive is on the calendar for May this year! Running a contactless book drive may be the perfect service project for High School Students looking to fulfill graduation or National Honor Society requirements. As a parent of a Scituate High School Senior, I know how helpful this opportunity was to my daughter recently.
The book drive, in its 9th year, is a partnership with Women United and Books Are Wings. Collecting gently used and new children’s books, we have put over 216,000 books in the hands of children across the state, to prevent summer learning slide, build home libraries and promote literacy.
Volunteer Role: Students may organize and run a mini drive, collecting gently used and new children’s books for pre-school to middle school. Students can mobilize friends and families to donate books they aren’t using or have outgrown. Attached you will find a “How to Run a Book Drive” informational sheet, a daily tracker for volunteer hours, and a colorful poster. If you have a student who would like to hold a book drive, they can email (me) Lori DiMatteo at email@example.com to sign up. Once they have signed up, I will email them to provide the attachments and offer my assistance throughout the process including donation drop off.
Students may obtain a community service letter from United Way upon completion by submitting their signed daily tracker documenting hours spent on the service project. It is recommended that an adult sponsor also sign the form. This could be their guidance counselor, parent or guardian.
Feel free to forward this special community service volunteer project to your students. It’s been a challenging year and Books Are Wings needs to replenish their supplies so they can distribute more books to youth statewide.
If you would like more information you may reply to this email or call me at 401-444-0714
Students, Parents/Guardians, Registration for Spring Season 2 sports is now open. These sports include Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Lax, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Track, Boys Volleyball, and Golf. We are still waiting for word on wrestling and Competitive cheer. If your child is interested in participating in any of these sports please register at https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com/ as soon as possible.
As always feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.
Athletic Director Scituate High School
Spectator Rules Lifted from RIIL
- Starting April 26th, Governor McKee announced that sports that are “higher risk” and played indoors, such as wrestling and competitive cheer, will be allowed to resume practices and competitions. Schools that choose to offer wrestling may begin practice on Monday and the RIIL will be sending a survey to schools regarding Competitive Cheer and will consider offering a State Cheer Competition later this spring if enough schools are interested in participating.
- Also, starting Monday the 26th , the restriction on who can attend youth sports (including high schools) will be removed. This means that spectators for youth sports will no longer be limited to just the athlete’s parents and siblings. If facility capacity limits can be met with proper social distancing (currently, 500 outdoor and 250 indoor), this will allow for family, friends, and members of the community to show their support at youth sporting events. While this is great news for grandparents, students and others, facility capacity limits with proper social distancing at all venues must be observed (currently 500 outdoor, and 250 indoor).
- RIIL Member School Covid 19 Safety Guidance for Spring Sports can be found on the RIIL website and more specific information regarding wrestling will be sent to schools in a separate communication.
From Girls LaCrosse
Attention Girls Lacrosse Players! Girls Lacrosse tryouts will begin on Monday, April 26th after school on Caito Field. Please arrive at Caito Field between 2:30 and 2:45. Bring your lacrosse stick, your face mask, and mouthguard. If you have any questions, please send Ms. Matisewski an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Need Students
Please register for your spring sports as soon as possible. The link is https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com/. If we do not have an influx of registrations the following sports are in jeopardy of not being played this season: Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Boys Lacrosse and Boys Track.
Decisions on Scituate participation in those sports will happen in the early part of next week. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
From Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB) and Scituate Recreation
SYB need lots of helpful kids!!! Service hours for, Scituate Foster Little League. Students would be getting stuff ready for our season. Also helping coaches prep/line fields, and concession and more
The rec dept.also needs students for summer camp counselors (paid) and lifeguards. Scituate rec will pay students to get trained. Please feel free to call or text anytime.
Thanks for your help.
Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB)
Attention Senior Cheerleaders
Consider Unified Basketball!
Join Scituate's Unified Basketball team for a great experience! Practices are after school on Monday's and games on Wednesday's. The first practice will be Monday, April 26th.
The site to register is: https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com/. No experience needed, come join for the fun!
From our Athletic Booster Club
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.