SELAC Meet & Greet Scheduled

North Smithfield School Department's Special Education Local Advisory Committee’s (SELAC) Meet and Greet will be held on November 5th at 6:30 PM at the Kendall Dean School Administrative Building.  Members of the community are invited to join representatives from North Smithfield Schools’ Pupil Personnel Services Department and Special Education staff as we work together to support our youth.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

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  • Please click here for "Communi-Key" from North Smithfield Prevention Coalition, Pam Shayer.
     

Hi Folks,
 

The 2014-2015 school year is in full swing.  I hope you enjoy reading about the accomplishments of our students and staff.

My next edition will feature our Social Studies Teacher of the Year and North Smithfield's selection for Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year.

More Information on School Portion of Impending November 4th Referendum

On a personal as well as professional note, exclusive of the lack of eligibility for reimbursement to the project at this time and simply based on educational/facility needs, we would hope that these renovations and changes, which are long overdue, could happen.  Again, my recommendations to the School Committee do not address or deal with the lack of eligibility for reimbursement at this time.

Please see below for further information including the School Committee's letter to the Town Council as well as the Press Release from the School Committee Chair on behalf of the School Committee.

  • Click here for School Committee Letter to Town Council
  • Click here for Press Release - Bond Referendum 10-13-14

NSHS SAT Scores
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North Smithfield High School’s National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
Congratulations to Kaley O’Connor
!
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Middle School Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Battle That Inspired Our National Anthem
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Grade Six Students Start the Year Off With a Smile
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Halliwell School: Grade 3 Written Expression
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Middle School Technology Students Visit the Big E
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Halliwell School: Music Leaders
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Repeated by Request - A Must Read – View!
Students Participate in Virtual Choir “What If”…
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Repeat from last week - A Message from the Rhode Island Department of Health on Enterovirus D68
and from our School Nurses

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School District Sponsored Community Flu Clinics

Thursday, 11/13/14 - N. Smithfield Middle School Gymnasium; 4:00pm to 6:30pm.  Students in Grades K-8, Parents/Siblings/ Staff/Faculty.  Cost:  No out of pocket expense.  If you have insurance, bring your card.  No money will be collected.

WEBSITE registration recommended at www.thewellcomp.com/schoolSelect:  Register Now ; Select:  North Smithfield Middle School;  Parent/Guardian completes online registration and your consent form (s) will be ready when you arrive at the clinic.



 

REVISION TO STUDENT ATHLETE PARENT INFORMATION - Supplemental Student Accident Insurance for Athletes

The RI Association of School Business Officials has negotiated a lower rate for Supplemental Student Accident Insurance with our current carrier for Interscholastic Football Coverage.  

The rate for Supplemental Student Accident Insurance for Interscholastic Football Coverage has been reduced from $200 to $50 for the school year 2014-2015.

The School Committee has waived the Policy that requires Student Accident Insurance for all student athletes for the school year 2014-2015.  Athletes that are not covered by another plan are still required to enroll in Supplemental Student Accident Insurance through Lefebvre Insurance, LLC.
 

  • If you previously enrolled in Interscholastic Football Coverage through Lefebvre Insurance for the school year 2014-2015 and paid the $200 fee, you will receive a refund from Lefebvre Insurance LLC in the amount of $150.
  • If you have not enrolled in Supplemental Student Accident Insurance and wish to, enrollment forms are attached and are available at the Athletics Department Office located at North Smithfield High School.

Click here for REVISED Brochure and enrollment forms

Click here for Waiver Form

North Smithfield High School Accreditation

Please click on the link below to review a copy of Mr. Mezzanotte's memo to Mr. Lindberg, which was presented at the August School Committee meeting.  The memo includes specific details about "warning" status as well as a description of next steps and potential consequences for the district.

Warning Status Update to SC by Mr. Mezzanotte [8-19-14]


Following years of intense preparation which included a comprehensive self-study on the part of the NSHS staff and administration, North Smithfield High School has received official word from the NEASC Commission on Public Secondary Schools.

Based upon the Commission’s review of their North Smithfield report, the accreditation status of North Smithfield High School is  - "Warning" status for concerns identified in two major categories -  "School Resources for Learning" and "Community Resources for Learning" [see NEASC Accreditation Letter below.]

The entire report from New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) [NEASC - Final Report North Smithfield High School] can be found below.

  • The primary objective of the 16-member NEASC Visiting Committee was to assess the quality of the educational program at NSHS as measured by the NEASC Standards of Accreditation. The report provided evidence supporting our current standing, as well as commendations and recommendations in the seven NEASC Standard areas.
  • We were pleased to have received favorable feedback in the Standards of "Instruction", "Assessment of and for Learning" and "School Culture and Leadership."
  • The High School will immediately begin working with school district leaders and the School Committee to address the current conditions that threaten North Smithfield High School’s ongoing NEASC accreditation.

NEASC Accreditation Letter
NEASC - Final Report North Smithfield High School

Town Commissioned Audit

Below is the audit commissioned by the town.  Please note that one section - the 5 year budget to actuals - is not included due to the document size.  We will attempt to put this online as soon as possible.

Budget Review Prepared by B&E Consulting LLC

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