Newport Public Schools
Newport Public Schools
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What’s Up Newp is passing on the following information that the City of Newport has provided;

If you’re a parent of a Newport Public Schools student, please be sure to take note of the following important information:

Meals are also being offered through Grab & Go Bags every Monday – Friday at Pell Elementary School from 12 – 1 p.m. & at the Martin Luther King Center from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Chromebooks are being distributed for students in Pell Elementary School and Thompson Middle School today and tomorrow, Friday, March 20th. Details on
which door to go to for your child’s grade level has been posted on the School Department’s mobile app.

Pell Elementary School students can pick up their laptops on: Thurs. from 12 – 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

TMS student laptops will be distributed on: Thurs. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3:30 – 6 p.m.; or Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.

For more information on the School Department’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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