IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

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Hi Folks,

This edition is brief while focusing on more immediate needs/issues.


A message from the Rhode Island Department of Health and Our School Nurses
on Enterovirus D68

Click here to read more

School District Sponsored Community Flu Clinics

  • To date, 141 individuals received the Flu immunization at our first clinic on October 1st.
  • Wednesday, 10/8/14 – Kendall Dean Auditorium, 9:00am to 12:00pm.  All town residents ages 6 months of age and older were offered the opportunity; 64 people thus far.
  • 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.

Recent School Threats
With the recent threats to schools, I just wanted to let you know that as a District we are as prepared as we can be.  Administratively, all Building Principals and our Facilities Manager have met to review our procedures and plans from our recently revised and adopted “Emergency Response Plan.”  We reviewed procedures and plans related to this specific situation as well as others.

It seems an appropriate time to also inform you that each building has its own individual “School Building Crisis Team” as well as its school-developed Emergency Response Plan.  These teams meet and plan regularly and review the plans, procedures, and scenarios with the faculty.  Also, we are mandated to practice specific drills/procedures throughout the year with all students.

All building and district staff have been and will be alerted appropriately.  We have wonderful cooperation and support from the Police and Fire Departments.

Although we can plan and prepare, let’s all hope that we will not have to experience such threats.

Status of School Portion of Impending November 4th Referendum – School Committee Vote
Click here for School Committee Letter to Town Council

North Smithfield High School 2014 Opening
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Students Participate in Virtual Choir “What If”…
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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

2014 North Smithfield School District Seasonal Flu Clinics

DATE
ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATELOCATIONTIME 

WEBSITE Registration Recommended

Wed. 10/1/2014

Students in Grades 9 -12

Staff/Faculty/ Family members

Cost: No out of pocket expense. If you have insurance, bring your card. No money will be collected.

N. Smithfield High School Library   

8:00am to 10:00am

6:45am to 10:00am

www.thewellcomp.com/school

Select:    Register Now

Select:    North Smithfield High School 

Parent/Guardian completes online registration and the consent form will be ready when your child is called to the clinic.

Wed.
10/8/2014

All Town residents ages 6 months of age and older

Cost: No charge for BCBS, MedicarePart B, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts, or Tufts/Carelink.

Bring your insurance card.

Different or no  insurance, -$25.00 fee  

Kendall-Dean
School
Auditorium

9:00am to 12:00pm

www.thewellcomp.com

Select:     Register Now
Select:     Flu-Community   Events
Select:     State  RI
Select:     Slatersville
Select:     Register

Thurs. 11/13/2014

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. 

N. Smithfield Middle School Gymnasium

4:00pm to 6:30pm

www.thewellcomp.com/school

Select:    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.

 

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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