NEW DATTCO LOCATION BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4, 2014

DATTCO is moving to its new terminal location beginning on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  The address is:  125 Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI  02917.  Phone #: 401-349-4691; Fax #: 401-349-4693.

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 & SCHOOL COMMITTEE

  • Please forward/share with others that you believe would like to stay informed - including grandparents, relatives, neighbors, etc.
  • Don’t miss out on the many school and community activities – extracurricular, athletic, conferences, etc. - please click on District Activities Calendar to view.
  • Please visit the NSAA web site/link to stay up with great community events and happenings.
  • Please click here for "Communi-Key" from North Smithfield Prevention Coalition, Pam Shayer.

Hi Folks,

Please click here for an important message from the North Smithfield School Committee stating its support for Question 8 on the November 4th Ballot - School Buildings Portion of the Referendum Questions.


Quick Update on our Athletic Teams in Playoff Competitions

  • The seventh-seeded NSHS Boys Soccer team has a RIIL Div. II home playoff game today, Wednesday, 10/29, at 4:00PM vs. Narragansett.  The winner moves on to the quarterfinals vs. MSC –if you can make it, come support our team this afternoon.
  • The sixth-seeded NSHS Girls Soccer team is playing their RIIL Div. II playoff game this Friday, 10/31, at 3:45PM at Scituate High School - a short ride down Route 102 to support our Lady Northmen.  The winner of that game moves on to the State semifinals. 
  • NSHS Junior Harrier, Oliver Hazard, has qualified for the RI State Cross-Country meet to be held this coming Sunday, 11/2, at 1:15PM at Ponaganset High School.  Oliver may be our first open-meet qualifier in five years!
  • NSHS Girls Volleyball team will soon be headed for the RIIL playoffs – details to follow!

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  • First NSAA Skate Night of the season will be this Saturday, 11/1, from 8:30-10:00PM at the RI Sports Center rink on Route 146 in North Smithfield.  This NSAA Skate Night will be open to all grades and to all NS residents, and is only five bucks per person!  Hope to see you there!

Repeat - A Message from the Rhode Island Department of Health on Enterovirus D68
and from our School Nurses

Click here to read more


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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