Newport Public Schools update: All Newport public schools will be open on Monday

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January 26th at 4:30 pm

Frank E. Thompson Middle School is up and running.  All Newport Public Schools will be open on Monday. Hopefully, National Grid progress will continue and all families will be back in their homes soon. Buses will begin running their regularly scheduled routes on Monday morning.    See you on Monday!
We also understand and realize this has been a very challenging time for many of our students and families and there may be some delays for families and staff to return to their homes in time for our Monday opening. Please know we look forward to your return to school when you are able based on when your heat is restored. If your child is going to be absent, please do let us know at school so we can continue to offer any support you may need.  


Good Evening Newport Families (Friday, January 25, 2019 Evening Call)

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In our efforts to keep our families informed, here are some updates for Friday, January 25.

Newport Public Schools is pleased to share that the restorations of Pell Elementary School, Rogers High School and Newport Area Career and Tech Center are complete and these schools will be reopening on Monday, January 28, along with our pre-K Pell Annex at JFK school. Buses will begin running their regularly scheduled routes on Monday morning.

Thompson Middle School at the time of this announcement is still being addressed and we are hoping we will have good news by Sunday about the potential reopening on Monday.  We will have an update over the weekend on Thompson Middle School so please stay tuned for more information that is forthcoming.

We also understand and realize this has been a very challenging time for many of our students and families and there may be some delays for families and staff to return to their homes in time for our Monday opening. Please know we look forward to your return to school when you are able based on when your heat is restored. If your child is going to be absent, please do let us know at school so we can continue to offer any support you may need.

We want to thank National Grid, our State and City officials, the Governor, Mayor Bova, Fire Chief Brian Dugan along with City Manager Joe Nicholson, our police and fire personnel, and the Rhode Island Department of Education for keeping our schools a priority during this situation and getting us back into the classrooms as quickly as possible. We also want to thank our community partners NFCOZ, Newport Community School, the Boys & Girls Club and the Housing Authority at FGC for all their help and support during this week.

As always, if you are in need of resources or assistance, please do not hesitate to call 211.

Please listen for further announcements and updates regarding Thompson Middle School as we hope the progress continues for all of us here in Newport. Have a safe and warm weekend.

Updates for the Weekend:

  • Chartwells our food provider will continue to serve breakfast from 9:00-10:30 am and lunch from 11:30-1pm  at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St, Newport through Sunday January 27th.
  • Florence Gray Center Programs – Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Florence Gray Center will be open for families and children ages 10 and up. Open gym, xbox, boxing intro!
  • Boys & Girls Club shuttles will be available for those interested in Club activities from Hampton Inn and Suites and Mainstay! Meet staff in the lobby at 9:15 a.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club staff will be delivering box lunches to Marriott Hampton Inn and Mainstay at 11:00 a.m.!

TMS SPECIFIC

  • On Saturday: TMS students are invited to the Newport Marriott (25 America’s Cup Ave) tomorrow from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for an Activity Day on the third floor of the Newport Marriott in the Freedom Room. Students, please enter through the Long Wharf Entrance. There will be pizza, chips, and salsa donated from Tito’s and activities for the kids.
  • On Sunday Night: There will also be an Activity Night from 5pm-7pm also at the Newport Marriott in the same location. TMS students are invited to join Ms. Raffa and Mr. Vieira for these two fun events designed to get kids out of the house for some fun! Please email Mr. Vieira (davidvieira@npsi.net) with any questions. Thank you to Tito’s in Middletown, the Newport Community School, and the Newport Marriott for making this event possible!

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Buenas noches familias de Newport (viernes 25 de enero de 2019 por la noche)
En nuestros esfuerzos por mantener a nuestras familias informadas, aquí hay algunas informes para el viernes 25 de enero.
Las Escuelas Públicas de Newport se complacen en compartir que las restauraciones de la Escuela Primaria Pell, la Escuela Secundaria Rogers y el Centro Tecnológico y de Carreras de Newport están completas y estas escuelas estarán abiendo el lunes 28 de enero, junto con nuestro Pell Annexo P-K en la escuela JFK . Los autobuses comenzarán a operar sus rutas programadas regularmente el lunes por la mañana.La Escuela Intermedia Thompson en el momento de este anuncio aún está siendo abordada y esperamos tener buenas noticias para el domingo sobre la posible de abrir en lunes. Tendremos mas informes durante el fin de semana sobre la Escuela Intermedia Thompson, así que permanezca atento a los informes.
También comprendemos y nos damos cuenta de que este ha sido un momento muy desafiante para muchos de nuestros estudiantes y familias y puede haber algunos retrasos para que las familias y el personal regresen a sus hogares a tiempo para nuestra apertura del lunes. Tenga en cuenta que esperamos su regreso a la escuela cuando pueda en función de cuándo se restaure su calefacción. Si su hijo va a estar ausente, háganoslo saber en la escuela para que podamos continuar ofreciendo cualquier apoyo que pueda necesitar.
Queremos agradecer a National Grid, a nuestros funcionarios estatales y municipales, al gobernador, al alcalde Bova, al jefe de bomberos Brian Dugan junto con el gerente municipal Joe Nicholson, a nuestra policía y personal de bomberos, y al Departamento de Educación de Rhode Island por mantener a nuestras escuelas una prioridad durante esta situación y nos lleva de vuelta a las aulas lo más rápido posible. También queremos agradecer a nuestros socios comunitarios NFCOZ, Newport Community School, el Club de Niños y Niñas y la Autoridad de Vivienda en FGC por toda su ayuda y apoyo durante esta semana.
Como siempre, si necesita recursos o asistencia, no dude en llamar al 211.Chartwells, nuestro proveedor de alimentos continuará sirviendo el desayuno de 9: 00-10: 30 am y el almuerzo de 11: 30-1pm en el Florence Gray Center, 1 york st, newport hasta el domingo 27 de enero. Todos estan bienvenidos. Escuche más anuncios y informes sobre Thompson Middle School ya que esperamos que el progreso continúe para todos nosotros aquí en Newport. Tener un fin de semana seguro y cálido.


Academic Update January 25, 2019

Rogers High School Students:

  • Students should continue to review their notes and provided materials in order to prepare for their upcoming mid-term exams
  • Once schools have reopened we will be having Mid-Term Exams. In regards to Mid-term Exams, once we return to school, we are running our regular 6-day schedule once we return to school. We will not be holding our typical exams sessions. Classroom teachers will have the ability to deliver abbreviated exams which will fit into our traditional class time (46 Minutes), as well as, the ability to forego a mid-term exam altogether. We understand the need to resume teaching, as well as, the impact of the lost classroom time. Our guidance when giving exams is to limit the number of exams in a school day. With that being said, considering a day 1 Schedule, on Wednesday only exams for period 1 and 2, on Thursday only period 3 and 4, on Friday 5, 6 and 7.
  • For Juniors – use this time to complete the PreparRI Internship Application. The deadline is a week away- check your school email or contact Ms. Clarke @ kerryclarke@npsri.net for more information.

NACTC:

  • Students who are on the Summit Platform can continue to work on the Summit platform while out of school. Part-time students should continue to study for midterms and research summer jobs and internships.

Thompson Middle School:

  • Students should be reading daily.  
  • Students can practice skills through any of the online programs that you use regularly, such as Achieve 3000.
  • Students should check Google Classroom, Remind, and/or Aspen and complete any lessons that may be there. Many teachers have added work for students to complete.  
  • Any assignments that were due this week should be ready to be handed in on the day we return to school.

Pell Elementary School:

  • Students should be reading daily
  • Students may access their login codes and passwords for Reflex. Squiggle Park, Lexia, Prodigy, and Spelling City- all online systems that help with reading
  • Students can keep a journal to share with the class what they did over the days off
  • Students can access the School Library Catalog on the Quick Links on the Pell Home page
  • Students can log onto their Google Classroom accounts and complete playlists and assignments
  • Grade 4 students can be working on their Author Study and their Google Play List
  • Students in Mrs. Lague’s classroom can research The Artist Matisse for Youth Art Month
  • Students can write letters to friends to be delivered by Pell Post when school reopens
  • For Science, students are encouraged to create a project in Scratch using their video tutorials
  • For Pell Chorus Students- This includes the songs with the Lyrics https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1T1km1Y2w2lft0ymMGahj_BaHuqnIyCHy?usp=sharing
  • Watching Movies that support our Social Emotional Learning at Pell-A Bug’s Life

Babe, Cars, Charlotte’s  Web, Finding Nemo, Mulan,Toy Story Ice Age

Preschool Academic Home Support

Social-Emotional Apps

  • Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame  Sesame Street

Websites

Books:

  • Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
  • My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart
  • When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Literacy Apps

  • Letter ID- ABC Alphabet Phonics – Preschool Game for Kids
  • Letter Quiz, Alphabet & ABC Tracing app for kids

Websites

Fine motor development Websites

Apps

  • Heyduda! Dot to Dot

Math Websites

Apps

  • Preschool Math App – First Numbers and Counting Games

Update – January 24 at 6:04 pm;

“Good Evening Newport Families (Thursday, January 24, 2019 Evening Call)

In our efforts to keep our families informed, here are some updates for Thursday, January 24.

National Grid is making progress. Of the 6400 customers that need their gas turned off. unofficially almost all houses have been completed, less than 100 are left.  We are hoping National Grid will continue on a positive trend and that students will be back in class as early as Monday if all goes well. Please watch our messaging in the coming days for school openings for next week.  

  • On Friday, January 25th in an effort to support our working families, The NFCOZ will provide a free child activity center from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Hampton Inn and Suites at 317 West Main Road, Middletown. They can accommodate up to 50 students from grade k-4 and will consist of enrichment activities including lego center, ipads, stories, and arts and crafts. In addition, Chartwells Food Service will provide lunch on-site at the Hampton Inn. Childcare and lunch will be on a strict first come first serve basis. ID will be required at child pick up. For more information please call 318-1427 on Friday morning. Food backpacks will also be disbursed at the hotel.    
  • Tomorrow Friday, Pell School staff will distribute food backpacks at 2 locations. From 8-11 am at Pell school and from 9-5 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 317 West Main Rd. These food bags are available to ANY family regardless of the school your child attends.   Families that came today are also welcome to pick up another food backpack tomorrow.
  • Chartwells our food provider will continue to serve breakfast from  7:30-9:00 am and lunch from 11:30-1pm  at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St, Newport through Friday, January 25. Snacks will be available during the non-serving hours from BGC.  All students and their families – as well as our neighbors that are impacted by this situation, are welcome.
  • The Boys and Girls Club will continue to offer activities for students age 10-17 from 9-2 at the Florence Gray Community Center. The B&G after-school program, usually held at the Church Street location, is now being held at the Florence Gray Community Center. All children that are already registered in the program may attend. If your child is being registered in the program please come sign your child up. Forms are available at the FGC. 
  • RIPTA is now offering free bus transportation to all Aquidneck Island customers. 
  • RIPTA Flex Bus is also available and will pick up people for free door to door. Please call 877-906-3539

Academics:

  • Please be sure to check the district website for updated academic support. Our teachers have made a list of some great suggestions to help support your children’s academics while school is out and is updated each day.

Athletics:

  • High school students should contact their coach or Mr. Cawley for updates. Middle school students should contact Coach Kacie Gallo or Principal Sullivan.


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Buenas noches, familias de Newport (miércoles January 24, 2019)

En nuestros esfuerzos por mantener a nuestras familias informadas, les llamo con algunas informes nuevos por el Jueves, 24 de enero.

National Grid está progresando. De los 6400 clientes que necesitan su gas apagado. extraoficialmente faltan solo 100. Esperamos que National Grid continúe con una tendencia positiva y que los estudiantes regresen a clases tan pronto como el lunes si todo va bien. Por favor, manténganse al tanto de nuestros mensajes en los próximos días para las vacantes escolares para la próxima semana.

  • Mañana viernes, el personal de la Escuela Pell distribuirá mochilas de comida en 2 ubicaciones. De 8 a 11 am en la escuela Pell y de 9 a 5 en el Hampton Inn and Suites, ubicado en 317 West Main Rd. Estas bolsas de alimentos están disponibles para CUALQUIER familia, independientemente de la escuela a la que asiste su hijo. Las familias que vinieron hoy también pueden recoger otra mochila de comida mañana.     
  • Chartwells, nuestro proveedor de alimentos continuará sirviendo el desayuno de 7: 30-9: 00 am y el almuerzo de 11: 30-1pm en el Florence Grey Center, 1 york st, newport hasta el viernes 25 de enero. -bocadillos estáran disponibles todo el dia gracias al BGC. Todos los estudiantes y sus familias, así como los vecinos afectados por esta situación, son bienvenidos.
  • El boys & girls club sigue ofreciendo actividades para estudiantes de 10 a 17 años de 9 a 2 en el FGC. El programa extracurricular de B&G, que generalmente se lleva a cabo en la ubicación de Church Street, ahora se lleva a cabo en el FGC de 2 a 5:30. Pueden asistir todos los niños que ya están registrados en el programa. Si su hijo no está inscrito en el programa, estan bienvenidos a inscríbase y Los formularios están disponibles en el FGC.
  • Si tiene algún problema y necesita asistencia, llame al 211 y ellos lo dirigirán a los recursos apropiado.  
  • RIPTA buses ahora ofrece transporte gratuito en autobús a todos los clientes de Aquidneck Island.
  • Y el RIPTA flexbus esta disponible para recoger personas y llevarles de puerta a puerta. Para este servicio llame al 877-906-3539

Académica:

  • Por favor, asegúrese de revisar el sitio web del distrito para obtener apoyo académico actualizado. Nuestros maestros han hecho una lista de algunas sugerencias excelentes para ayudar a apoyar los estudios académicos de sus hijos mientras la escuela está fuera.

Deportes:

  • Los estudiantes de secundaria deben comunicarse con su entrenador o con el Sr. Cawley para recibir informes. Los estudiantes de secundaria deben comunicarse con la entrenadora Kacie Gallo o la directora Sullivan.”

Newport Public Schools provided the following academic updates on Wednesday afternoon;

Rogers High School Students:

  • Once schools have reopened we will be having Mid-Term Exams
  • Students should continue to review their notes and provided materials in order to prepare for their upcoming mid-term exams
  • For Juniors – use this time to complete the PreparRI Internship Application. The deadline is a week away- check your school email or contact Ms. Clarke @ kerryclarke@npsri.net for more information.

NACTC:

  • Students who are on the Summit Platform can continue to work on the Summit platform while out of school. Part time students should continue to study for midterms and research summer jobs and internships.

Thompson Middle School:

  • Students should be reading daily.  
  • Students can practice skills through any of the online programs that you use regularly, such as Achieve 3000.
  • Students should check Google Classroom, Remind, and/or Aspen and complete any lessons that may be there. Many teachers have added work for students to complete.  
  • Any assignments that were due this week should be ready to be handed in on the day we return to school.

Pell Elementary School:

  • Students should be reading daily
  • Students may access their log in codes and passwords for Reflex. Squiggle Park, Lexia, Prodigy, and Spelling City- all online systems that help with reading
  • Students can keep a journal to share with the class what they did over the days off
  • Students can access the School Library Catalog on the Quick Links on the Pell Home page
  • Students can log onto their Google Classroom accounts and complete playlists and assignments
  • Grade 4 students can be working on their Author Study and their Google Play List
  • Students in Mrs. Lague’s classroom can research The Artist Matisse for Youth Art Month
  • Students can write letters to friends to be delivered by Pell Post when school reopens
  • For Science, students are encouraged to create a project in Scratch using their video tutorials
  • For Pell Chorus Students- This includes the songs with the Lyrics https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1T1km1Y2w2lft0ymMGahj_BaHuqnIyCHy?usp=sharing
  • Watching Movies that support our Social Emotional Learning at Pell-A Bug’s Life

Babe, Cars, Charlotte’s  Web, Finding Nemo, Mulan,Toy Story Ice Age

Preschool Academic Home Support

Social-Emotional Apps

  • Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame  Sesame Street

Websites

Books:

  • Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
  • My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart
  • When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Literacy Apps

  • Letter ID- ABC Alphabet Phonics – Preschool Game for Kids
  • Letter Quiz, Alphabet & ABC Tracing app for kids

Websites

Fine motor development Websites

Apps

  • Heyduda! Dot to Dot

Math Websites

Apps

  • Preschool Math App – First Numbers and Counting Games

Newport Public Schools made the following clarification regarding the Florence Gray Center on Wednesday morning.

“Starting today, Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25, meals for Newport Public School students and families will be served by Chartwells, our food service provider, at the Florence Gray Center, breakfast from 7:30-9:00 am and lunch from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. There are no daycare services available and all children should be accompanied by an adult or guardian”.


Newport Public Schools made the following announcement at approximately 7 pm this evening regarding Newport Public School activities;

Due to the National Grid situation Newport Schools and Pell Pre-school will be closed for the remainder of the week.

We want to update you on a few supports to assist you during this situation.

Starting tomorrow Chartwells our food provider will be serving breakfast at the Florence Gray Center from 7:30-9:00 am and Lunch from 11:30 am -1:00 pm Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25.

Also, tomorrow on Wednesday, January 23rd, Pell School staff will distribute food backpacks to all participants that are already enrolled in the backpack program at the Pell elementary school lobby from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. For those already participating in the program please come to Pell to get your backpack.

At 2:30 pm tomorrow we will have additional food for any additional families in need of assistance. Families may come at 2:30 pm and food will be distributed on a first come first served basis until 3:30 pm.

We also want to remind families that there are warming centers around the city and Gaudet is still set up as a warming center for families in need of shelter at Gaudet Middle School on Aquidneck Ave. Vouchers for rooms may be picked up at the Gaudet Middle School. As of tonight, (January 22, 2019), Gaudet Middle School is the only location to get vouchers for rooms. People who have the funds or credit cards may go to any hotel and get a reimbursement form online or at National Grid’s Center at Gurney’s to get refunded.   Please take advantage of the services such as hotel rooms, warming centers, and transportation (call 211) to keep your families safe and warm.

Other Updates:

Sports:

RHS student-athletes will still have practices and games and students need to be in contact with their coaches for locations and times. You can also contact Jim Cawley at his email jcawleyjr@npsri.net.

TMS student-athletes should contact their coach Kaciegallo@npsri.net for updates on practice and game locations, you can also contact Laurie Sullivan  lsullivan@npsri.net for additional information.

Academics:

All schools will be posting activities and updates for students to stay current in their studies. Please check in daily on your school website.

Parents, we are asking that all students continue to work on school projects, studying for exams, and interacting with their reading assignments. The following information is from each Principal:

Rogers High School Students:

·        Once schools have re-opened we will be having Mid-Term Exams

·        Students should continue to review their notes and provided materials in order to prepare for their upcoming mid-term exams

·        For Juniors – use this time to complete the PreparRI Internship Application. The deadline is a week away- check your school email or contact Ms. Clarke @ kerryclarke@npsri.net for more information.

NACTC:

·         Students who are on the Summit Platform can continue to work on the Summit platform while out of school. Part-time students should continue to study for midterms and research summer jobs and internships.

Thompson Middle School:

·        Students should be reading daily.  

·        Students can practice skills through any of the online programs that you use regularly.

·        Students should check Google Classroom and/or Aspen and complete any lessons that may still be outstanding.

·        Any assignments that were due this week should be ready to be handed in on the day we return to school.

Pell Elementary School:

·        Students should be reading daily

·        Students may access their login codes and passwords for Reflex. Squiggle Park, Lexia and Spelling City to help with their reading and phonics

·        Students can keep a journal to share with the class what they did over the days off

We will continue to update you through social media and phone calls.

This message will be posted on our district website and on the One Newport app.


Newport Public Schools announced at approximately 2 pm on Tuesday that Newport Public Schools will be closed for the rest of the week, due to the ongoing gas emergency and the lack of heat at public schools

“Due to the National Grid situation, the Newport Public Schools will be closed for the rest of this week, January 23-25, 2019. Services for our backpack programs for our Pell Elementary families as well as a place to provide food services beginning tomorrow morning for those families impacted by this is being coordinated and an update on times and locations will be provided as plans are finalized” Marcin G. Rembisz, Communications Coordinator/Secretary for Newport Public Schools wrote .

“We urge all families to find a safe warm place to stay and to take advantage of the hotel rooms, warming centers, and transportation services available by calling 211. We will send a further update out before 6:00 pm today with more information to help support families impacted by this situation”.

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