Welcome Back from the Superintendent

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  It is a “most wonderful time of the year.”

The first day for students is Thursday, August 27th.       

School times are:   

  • NSES and Halliwell
  • Student school day:  8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Parents will need to consider this when trying to pick up children at two different elementary schools.
  • Middle School and High School
  • Student school day:  7:16 am to 2:05 pm

School Bus Transportation
Please visit our webpage at http://www.northsmithfieldschools.com/fallspring-bus-routes in order to be comfortable with the school bus routes as well as important reminders about school bus transportation rules and procedures - especially note the information regarding students riding different buses.

  • Please expect the buses to run late for the first several days in both the morning and afternoon as drivers, parents and students get acclimated to routes, stops, etc.

“Activities Calendar”
Please consider making this tab on our main page your “go-to” place to stay current on all school activities.

North Smithfield School Department 2014-2015 Annual Report
Prepared by the North Smithfield Administrative Team with input from The Athletic and Music Departments

Hard copies of this report can be found in the office of each of the school buildings as well as online at http://www.northsmithfieldschools.com/sites/www.northsmithfieldschools.com/files/2014-2015%20School%20Department%20Annual%20Report_0.pdf.  It's a fairly comprehensive look back by building and department of last year's initiatives and accomplishments.  North Smithfield School District has performed remarkably well while achieving success within the focused areas of student achievement, curriculum development, athletics, music, extracurricular areas, teacher effectiveness, data analysis, professional development, and technology.

Where the district is headed for 2014-2015.

You will hear more in the coming weeks about our 15-16 initiatives as our “work” across all schools in the district continues and is based upon our mission of ‘Preparing each student to be a successful and responsible member of society.’  We can only do this as a shared responsibility with you, your children - our students, and the community.

New staff and administrators
We have had a busy summer with the hiring of new staff and teachers who will be in new assignments.  Please welcome:

  • Mr. Timothy McGee as our High School Principal.  The last several years Mr. McGee was our Assistant Principal at the High School.
  • Mr. Steven Boss as our new High School Assistant Principal.
  • Mrs. Jennifer Daigneault who is the new Halliwell Memorial School Elementary Principal.  Mrs. Daigneault previously taught Grade 2 at NSES and has been with us in North Smithfield her entire career.
  • Mrs. Diane Jolin is the new NSES Principal.  Mrs. Jolin was the Halliwell Memorial School Principal for many years.

The school buildings are clean and ready to go thanks to the efforts of our custodial and maintenance staff.  We have worked this summer to address some grounds projects at all schools but especially at Halliwell.

I wish that we all have a safe and successful school year.  Get involved at your schools, volunteer to be on the school’s “School Improvement Team,” help in classrooms, become knowledgeable about what your child is learning and how you can help.  Enjoy those special moments at classroom, school, or extracurricular events where you get to see your child in action, showcasing their growth, learning and success.

2014-2015 Annual School Department Report

The 2014-2015 Annual Report, prepared by the North Smithfield Administrative Team with input from the Athletic and Music Departments, is attached for your review.  We sincerely hope you will take the time to read through the report to discover all the wonderful accomplishments made over the past year by our staff and students with the support of our parents.  Enjoy!

2014-2015 School Department Annual Report212.19 KB

Overview - PARCC Test Design Changes

Please click on the attachment for a quick overview of the PARCC assessments changes for the 2015-2016 school year.

PARCC Test Design Changes Quick Overview137.59 KB
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