Hello OCRS families, I can't believe that I'm typing this, but we're going into the final week of school before April Break! All OCRS students, teachers, and staff have...
The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), is pleased to announce that we are now offering...
Hello OCRS Families, I hope that you were able to take some time to enjoy this long weekend together. If your family celebrates Easter, I hope that you are having a safe...
We wanted to let OCRS families know that the Smithfield Food Service program will be offering fruit parfaits and smoothies as part of the breakfast and lunch program at OCRS. Parfaits will be offered on Tuesdays and smoothies will be offered on Thursdays. In partnership with the Food Service program, we wanted to share the recipes of these easy to make parfaits and smoothies with OCRS families. This will allow families to see the ingredients of all of the new items in case your child has a food allergy, as well as give families a chance to make them at home if your child tells you that they are enjoying the parfaits and smoothies at school. Our school nurse, Mrs. Forte, has also reviewed the ingredients of each of the recipes. You can find the recipes at https://5il.co/q8pt. We hope that our students enjoy the healthy and fun new items! Mr. Barrette view image
It's the 100th Day of School and the OCRS teachers and students are celebrating in a variety of ways! Two OCRS siblings created a 100th Day Rainbow at home to share with their teachers and the 4th grade is really getting into the spirit with Ms. Aceto and Ms. Votta mysteriously aging overnight! #OCRSRocks view image
Just a reminder that we're inviting all students to wear any combination of red, pink, and/or white this Friday 2/12 to celebrate Valentine's Day as a school and show our collective OCRS school spirit. Families do not need to go out and purchase anything special for your child to wear! Anything that students already own that is red, pink, and/or white will be perfect. #OCRSrocks view image
All four elementary schools sent our students home this afternoon with their Chromebooks JUST IN CASE there is no in-person school tomorrow due to weather conditions. As of right now, no decision has been made by the district as to whether or not in-person school will need to be cancelled due to the forecasted snow. If in-person school is cancelled, that decision will be announced by the school district using the regular communications channels (e.g. automated phone calls and email messages to families, posts on social media, and posts on the local news). Students may have also come home with paper packets (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students came home with RICAS practice packets). Those packets can stay at home and will be used if there ever is a day when students are home due to weather conditions without their Chromebooks or there is a loss of internet access. Students do not need to work on those packets independently and the packets are not homework. Thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate this very different school year. We will do our best to continue to communicate with all families as things change. view image
Just a quick reminder that we have a PTA meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. As with other meetings, this meeting will be held virtually and we welcome and encourage all families to join us! The information to join the Google Meet is: Join from an internet connected device: https://meet.google.com/ksu-oart-xcy Call in from any phone: 980-285-2358 PIN: 374 993 894# Hope to see you tonight! Mr. Barrette view image