Joyful! Smithfield High School's chorus & Sentinel Singers performed a rich assortment of music from around the world last night. We are so proud of our singers! @SmithfieldSchls @SmithfieldSuper
3 months ago, Dawn Bartz
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Join us for a FREE screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on March 14th at 6 PM in the SHS auditorium! The hour-long film will be followed by a panel discussion regarding social media and its impact on students. Register here: https://forms.gle/qqrbDex8UtPozdte6
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Screenagers Flyer
Congratulations to LaPerche 4th grader Arianna for winning the Smithfield Public School District's Spelling Bee! Arianna will go on to the state spelling bee competition. @SmithfieldSchls @SmithfieldSuper #spellingbee
4 months ago, Dawn Bartz
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Tuesday, Feb. 13, will be a Virtual Learning Day for Smithfield. Please follow school or teacher direction for virtual learning. The schools and district office buildings will be closed due to the intensity of the storm forecast. There will be no after school activities tomorrow.
4 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
This Wednesday, February 7th is the 100th day of school! To celebrate this fun milestone in the school year we invite students to dress up how they think an older (possibly an 100 year old) person would dress. We're excited to see what creative (and fun) ideas our students can come up with to dress up like an older person. Like all other spirit days, participation is completely voluntary. We have also invited staff to participate, although some staff already look like they are approaching 100 years old, so how they dress on Wednesday may not look very different from how they normally dress (Mr. Barrette's beard has gotten much whiter over these past 6 years)! #OCRSrocks
4 months ago, Paul Barrette
Old man
Snow is currently in the weather forecast for Sunday evening into Monday. To ensure that we are prepared for a POTENTIAL virtual learning day, we will be sending students home with Chromebooks at dismissal. Please expect your child to come home with their school Chromebook and a power adapter. You will be able to connect the Chromebook to your home Wi-Fi to allow for virtual learning IF we are not in school on Monday. Chromebooks are being sent home as a PRECAUTION in the event that schools are closed on Monday. Stay tuned for additional information from the district and school about any potential weather delays or cancellations.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
Snow
The OCRS PTA has a general membership meeting scheduled for this week on Tuesday, 1/23 at 6:00 PM in the OCRS Media Center. Look for the meeting agenda on the Old County Road School PTA Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/OCRSPTA Our superintendent, Dr. Dawn Bartz, is scheduled to join us to talk with OCRS parents about what is happening in the Smithfield schools and what we can look forward to in the future. We also have some Smithfield High School students who are coming to the meeting to supervise OCRS students while their parents attend the meeting. This is something new we're introducing to increase parent participation in our PTA! We encourage parents/guardians to attend PTA meetings in-person. However, we also understand that family schedules can be very busy and challenging to manage, so here is a link to join the meeting remotely via Google Meet: Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vji-ujyf-yio Or dial: ‪(US) +1 540-680-4326‬ PIN: ‪850 614 674‬#
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
Meeting
Due to weather conditions, Smithfield Public Schools will have a 1-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 17th. There is no AM Pre-K.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
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There is no school on Monday, 1/15 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNag04IZoM
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
MLK Day
This information was already sent out via text message, but we want to make sure to communicate in a variety of ways. Mr. Barrette has spoken with both the facilities director and the transportation company and ALL students riding Bus 12 home this afternoon will be dropped off at the bus stop at the intersection of Minoru St. and School St. This decision has been made due to ongoing flooding concerns in the Esmond and Waterman Ave area. If any families of students who ride Bus 12 would like to come to the school to pick your child up at dismissal INSTEAD of having them ride Bus 12, please call the school office at 401-231-6613 to make that change for this afternoon.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
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For families of students on Bus 12, there is currently only one bus stop accessible due to the flooding in the Waterman area. If you are able to drive your student to the intersection of Minoru and School Street, Bus 12 will be able to pick up any students who are waiting at that stop. The school just received this notification from the bus company and we apologize for the short notice.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
Due to the storm, there will be a 2-hour delayed opening to school today. That means that school starts at 10:15 AM instead of the normal 8:15 AM. School will be in-person today, no virtual learning. Buses are running and following a 2-hour delayed schedule. For example, if your child's morning bus pickup time is normally 7:55 AM, it will be 9:55 AM today. The school lunch schedule will be at normal times and dismissal will be at normal times. After school Math Camp will run following its normal schedule today. We're looking forward to seeing all OCRS students at school today, just 2 hours later than usual!
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
Delayed start
A significant storm is forecasted late Tuesday into Wednesday and it may cause dangerous flooding. Town and school officials are communicating about the possible impact of the storm, particularly with storm drains clogged with snow and ice. If the flooding is dangerous or severe, the district MAY need to have a virtual learning day on Wednesday, 1/10. No decision has been made at this point and the district will continue to communicate with town officials and keep a close eye on the forecast. To ensure that we are prepared for a possible virtual learning day, we will be sending students home with Chromebooks at the end of the day tomorrow, 1/9. Please expect your child to come home with their school Chromebook and a power adapter. You will be able to connect the Chromebook to your home Wi-Fi to allow for virtual learning IF we are not in school on Wednesday. As of now, Chromebooks are being sent home as a precaution IN THE EVENT schools are closed on Wednesday. Stay tuned for additional information from the district and school about a potential virtual learning day on Wednesday.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
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Update for the Week of January 7th podcast is posted! https://youtu.be/3KU__u1YGE8 Have trouble reading each Weekly Update email? Listen to the podcast in the background to keep up to date on the latest school information. #OCRSrocks
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
Podcast
The Smithfield Public Schools will be closed Monday out of an abundance of caution. The area is under a winter storm warning and treated roads may be icy due to the below freezing temperatures expected until noon tomorrow. Please be safe tonight and tomorrow. We're looking forward to seeing OCRS students back on Tuesday!
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
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Support the OCRS 5th grade and grab some takeout before the snowstorm hits! The PTA 5th Grade Committee is sponsoring a Chipotle Fundraiser today from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Ordering online using code 9L7AHKH or show the attached flyer in store when you order.
5 months ago, Paul Barrette
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Due to a scheduling conflict with a faculty meeting, after school Math Camp for tomorrow (Wednesday) January 3rd is cancelled. After school Math Camp will resume on Monday, January 8th for all students currently registered.
6 months ago, Paul Barrette
Math
Menus for January 2024 are posted on the school website and available in the Smithfield Public Schools app.
6 months ago, Paul Barrette
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Due to flooding, this afternoon's OCRS Math Camp is cancelled. We will follow your child's normal dismissal routine. If you need to change your child's dismissal, please call the school at 401-231-6613.
6 months ago, Paul Barrette
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Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL for students tomorrow, December 13th because of Parent-Teacher Conferences. We're looking forward to seeing parents tomorrow afternoon/evening for your conference with your child's teacher! When families come to school for conferences tomorrow, please take a walk through the lobby and check the lost and found for coats, sweatshirts, hats, etc. We would love for families to reclaim any lost items that students have forgotten about. At the end of the week we will be bagging up any items that are left and donating them, so tomorrow is a great opportunity to look for anything that has been lost!
6 months ago, Paul Barrette
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