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
EWG School Committee Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting, August 19, 2019 -- https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/Common/DownloadMeetingFiles?FilePath=\Notices\7039\2019\340418.pdf
Metcalf Elementary School Water Testing Results -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zWbU0Csc6C6CE5bBNejjAoyHciqwOzv7/view?usp=sharing
Dear EWG Families, This message is intended to keep you informed about the status of field trips in EWG. As you may know, a recent decision by the Commissioner of Education eliminates our option (going forward) of charging students/families for costs associated with school-sponsored field trips. This has caused much confusion and concern among teachers, school leaders, and parents. Our primary immediate goal was to address the issue for the remainder of the current school year. At this point, we have plans in place at each school to ensure that our students enjoy the end-of-year trips that they are all looking forward to. For subsequent years, our plans are not yet fully developed. There are questions that remain and we are working closely with our professional organizations and the Department of Education to develop state-wide guidelines and procedures to address the financial impact of school-sponsored field trips. When we are clear on those guidelines, each of our schools will share relevant information with families. What we do know is that no family will be obligated to contribute for the cost of any school-sponsored trips. Fundraising and general donations are allowed. Our biggest concern relates to major trips like exchange programs, music trips, and other opportunities that we have offered to our students in the past. Under current parameters, we may not be able to continue with these experiences. As more information becomes available, I will share updates with the school community. This is something that we will continue to work on at the local and state levels. For now, enjoy the remainder of the school year and our upcoming summer break. Respectfully, James Erinakes Superintendent of Schools
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
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District 2019 - 2020 Nonpublic School Textbooks Loan Program Residents who have children attending nonpublic schools may borrow math, science, foreign language, English and history textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year. Book Returns and Book Order forms may be DROPPED OFF to the Lineham School, 859 Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI, from Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 27, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. All textbooks needed should be circled on your school’s textbook list. Please indicate the student’s name, address, and home phone number, along with a parent’s cell phone number and email address on your school textbook list. Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District will supply books that appear on the state book list. Textbook orders will be available for pick up at Lineham School on Tuesday, August 20 through Thursday, August 22, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. To ensure that textbook orders arrive by the beginning of the school year, all requests must be in by June 27, 2019. THE EWG SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REQUESTS MADE AFTER THE INDICATED DATE.
April 8, 2019 All-Day Referendum Voting Results -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/16R8hn1Ac0rY3UUpp6b_sYKFDxwuwNyIY/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to kindergarten teacher Chris Petrarca - Golden Apple Recipient! - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A_zNM3-9vjvvIIDHeixEZ7a0eivUyb56/view?usp=sharing
Join the EWG Amateur Radio Club for the School Club Roundup at Metcalf School this week. Open to students, parents, staff and community members, no amateur radio license required. Wednesday from 5-7, Thursday & Friday from 3:15-5. http://ewgarc.myewg.org
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
The 2018-2019 Bus Routes are available in the Documents section. http://www.ewgrsd.org/o/ewgrsd/browse/38289
Through the generosity of a community donor, EWG will offer FREE summer enrichment in reading and mathematics to selected elementary students who may benefit from ongoing practice to maintain skills, continue on their current growth trajectory, and avoid the summer slide. If your child was invited to attend, consider his/her participation!
If you're interested in Amateur Radio there's a local opportunity to find out what it's all about and get on the air. The Coventry EMA radio club is activating for Field Day 2018 on June 23 - 24 at the Coventry EOC, 1675 Flat River Road. The event runs from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday. For more information feel free to contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org