School Committee Meeting, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:PM -- Agenda: https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/Common/DownloadMeetingFiles?FilePath=\Notices\4067\2020\361773.pdf Meeting Held Virtually the link is: https://youtu.be/H3MTr6mnP7g Dial in access for the public will be 401-397-6894 password 1#
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District has been approved as a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) this means: FREE breakfast and lunch! Open to all children and teens ages 1 to 18 - No registration or identification is required. PICK-UP - Breakfast and lunch is available for pick-up at the Metcalf School, 30 Nooseneck Hill Road Exeter, RI 02822 between 8am and 10am Monday thru Friday. DELIVERY - For delivery please contact Robert Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 397-5125 x 22. Your email or voice message should include quantity of meals to be delivered, address, town, and phone number. On April 9, 10 and 17, there will be no SFSP operating due to Holidays.
The April 13, 2020 All-Day Referendum has been postponed to a date to be determined.
FIELD TRIP UPDATE - A message from the Superintendent At the last School Committee meeting, the field trip policy amendment (#8604) was presented and passed to reflect changes to the interpretation of the law regarding funding and charging families. Our policy maintains maximum flexibility in securing funds to offer as many meaningful, curriculum-based field trips as possible. Fundraising, grants, donations from community members/parents, or sponsorship from organizations such as PTO are all acceptable ways to fund trips, within the parameters of the amended policy. School principals and field trip organizers can answer specific questions about individual trips. We will continue to monitor implementation of this policy, as well as activity at the state level, to determine if any adjustments need to be made to our current plan.
Metcalf Elementary School Water Testing Results -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zWbU0Csc6C6CE5bBNejjAoyHciqwOzv7/view?usp=sharing
The EWG XQ+RI design team seeks answers to the question, "If you could build a high school that was specifically designed for how children learn, what would it look like, sound like, and feel like?" Parents and community members are invited to respond at https://bit.ly/30z116K
Congratulations to kindergarten teacher Chris Petrarca - Golden Apple Recipient! - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_zNM3-9vjvvIIDHeixEZ7a0eivUyb56/view?usp=sharing
RI BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION ALERT MESSAGING PROGRAM The best way to be informed about school closings, delays, and early dismissals is through the RIBA Alert Messaging Program. Visit your favorite radio or television website now to register for ALERT MESSAGING to your cell phone. Be notified immediately when there is a cancellation, delay or emergency message relating to your child's school. ALERT MESSAGING registration for the RI Broadcasters Association cancellation system can be found on radio and television stations home page or under the weather tab. Here is the link for WPRI: https://www.wpri.com/news/enews-alerts#text
Parents of Wawaloam students may have heard from their child that we have been doing coding in their library class with Mrs. Ganger and myself, Mr. Fish, Mrs. Fish and/or Mr. Pancaro. Wawaloam participated in the Hour of Code over the past two weeks. You can read more about the hour of code on their website. https://hourofcode.com/us
We are so proud of School Nurse and Teacher Dawn Seitz who was awarded the Golden Apple for saving the life of a student. https://turnto10.com/station/golden-apple/ri-school-nurse-saves-students-life