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.

COVID-19 Safety

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

Students and Room List

Only students with a school account can view

Spring Vacation Travel

A reminder that if families choose to travel to a state with a COVID positivity rate of 5% or greater, (ie: Florida) those students must quarantine and distant learn for ten days. The Scituate School Department is not allowing a negative test to come back to school at this point.
Things to know if you're traveling during April Vacation

End of Quarter Three

The end of quarter three is Monday, April 12th. Please make sure that students are trying their best, communicating with teachers, and staying for department nights if needed.

Report cards will be emailed on Monday, April 26th

SHS Changing Learning Model

Seniors who chose full in person will begin on Monday, April 26th

Students in grades 9, 10, & 11 who chose full in person will begin on May 3rd

In-Person Reminders

  • 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

As we enter one whole year since we left the school and started distant learning, we certainly have come a long way. With that said, we are seeing so many hopeful steps including vaccinations throughout the state.

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

The NEED Environmental Club enjoyed a perfect sunny day for making the Scituate High and Middle School campus even more beautiful on Saturday. This year’s Earth Day effort lead by freshman Daniel Wulf was very successful in collecting several bags of recyclable litter, almost two hundred plastic shopping bags and planting a new evergreen on school grounds.

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.


Congratulations to all teams from the high school who participated in the first ever Rhode Island HOSA Anatomage Tournament. A special congratulations goes to Riley Benedict-Smith, Julia Taylor, Brynn Stewart, Autumn Robitaille and Isabella Rotondo who placed third in the tournament. The tournament allowed students to demonstrate their knowledge of medical anatomy while using virtual cadavers.

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!

Top Ten Breakfast NEW DATE

Family members of our top ten students from the class of 2021 will celebrate with us on May 14th at 9:30 AM at Scituate High!

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 The cost of the fundraiser is $20.

Class of 2021

Prom Update May 21st: A prom guide and digital sign up form was shared with all seniors and their families. If seniors plan to attend prom, they must complete all forms by May 7th

Thank you Village Gas!

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Senior Awards Night May 18th 6:00 PM

If you have received an award or honor, please let us know by completing the form below so we can regogixe you at our awards night!

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!

From Biology

Dominick and James conducting water testing for the entire class. The class is investigating concepts in ecology.

Yearbook Last Chance May 1st

Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff

COVID-19 Testing for students athletes and SHS staff will continue. Please see the updated parent/student letter and the new link to signup for a timeslot. Thank you!

Full DL to Full In-Person

Students in grades 9, 10, & 11 who are moving from full distant learning to full in person on May 3rd should plan to email a consent form and signup for a BINAX test on Thursday, April 29th. Students should enter outside of the middle school cafeteria near Caito Field.
BINAX Consent Form (Winter Athletes Only)

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

From School Counseling

2020-2021 Scholarship List

Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis

Scituate Prevention Partnership

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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 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

Spartan Athletics

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 as soon as possible.

As always feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.

Sal Gelsomino
Athletic Director Scituate High School
(401) 226-1359

Congrats Rachel and Ben!

Congrats to Ben DeAngelis and Rachel Oster for being nominated for Student Athletes of the Year!
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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).

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

We Need Students

Please register for your spring sports as soon as possible. The link is 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.

Girls Volleyball Playoff Game Tuesday 5:00 PM

Come out and support our girls volleyball team in their playoff game on Tuesday (April 27th) at 5:00 PM at Scituate High

Scituate Community

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.

Erin Pannone

Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB)


Attention Senior Cheerleaders

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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: No experience needed, come join for the fun!

From our Athletic Booster Club

CALLING ALL STUDENTS WHO NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS! The Boosters concession stand can use your help from 10:30-12:30! We provide all PPE and abide by all RIDOH COVID regulations.

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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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: 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.