Our elementary principals are meeting to plan the opening of schools in just a month's time @SmithfieldSchls
Construction on a new athletic field & track is in full swing @SmithfieldSchls. This project will include concession stands, new bleachers, & entranceway.
Just an FYI from our school nurse, Mrs. Forte, that we are seeing an increase in diagnosed cases of strep in both students and staff. If your child complains of a sore throat and/or fever, you may want to contact your child's pediatrician. Please find attached a fact sheet from the RIDOH about strep.
5th Grade End of the Year Party
The PTA 5th Grade Committee is hosting an End of the Year Party tonight from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Portuguese-American Club at 32 Fenwood Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917. This is a drop off event AND it is being held RAIN OR SHINE! The PTA 5th Grade Committee has planned a number of fun activities, regardless of the weather, and the PA Club has graciously offered their building to host the party indoors if it's raining. Students will receive their yearbooks and some other goodies to help them make the transition to middle school!
Graduation is bittersweet for our School Community. Graduation is just a few days away. Congrats Class of 2023 @SmithfieldSchls
The GMS Art Show is tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. @SmithfieldSchls
Senior Parade - A great tradition @SmithfieldSchls. Congratulations Class of 2023!
All three elementary schools participated in a call with the Smithfield EMA
this morning and, based upon the current forecast and guidance from RI DEM, WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD WITH 5TH GRADE FIELD DAY TODAY. See the email from Mr. Barrette for details and contingency plans.
Hello 5th grade families,
As you know, the district wide 5th Grade Field Day outside at Deerfield Park is scheduled for tomorrow, June 6th. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Alert for tomorrow related to the fires in Nova Scotia. All three elementary schools are monitoring the situation and will decide together tomorrow morning whether the Field Day needs to be cancelled for the safety of students and staff.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulates, from midnight tonight to midnight EDT Tuesday night.
An Air Quality Action day means that Fine Particulates concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional information, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website at:
URI Journalism students are interning @SmithfieldSchls this summer reporting on programs & people in our school community. This week they met members of the Jaswell family & Art Teacher Kristine Straus. If you have story ideas for Lauren & Ben please contact the Supt's office.
Join the Chalk Walk this Saturday @GMS, sponsored by the Smithfield DEI Commission. All families are welcome.
Field Day tomorrow! All students should dress for WARM weather and outdoor activities. Families should assist students to apply sunscreen at home before coming to school. Teachers and staff cannot apply sunscreen for students at school. The PTA is graciously providing students with a cool treat tomorrow at the end of Field Day! Please find below the ingredients list for the freeze pops that will be served to students. If your child has an allergy or sensitivity to any of these ingredients, please let us know.
Field Day at OCRS tomorrow! All students should dress for WARM weather and outdoor activities. Families should assist students to apply sunscreen at home before coming to school. Please look for Mr. Barrette's email that includes the ingredients list of a cool treat the PTA is providing for students as part of Field Day!
Join the Smithfield DEI Chalk Walk June 3 @GMS_Smithfield
OCRS' Got Talent! is being held this Friday, May 26th at 6:00 PM in the Smithfield High School Auditorium. The exciting free event is an opportunity for OCRS students to showcase their talents and for us to have some fun as a school community!
We have 10+ student acts signed up to perform and we invite all OCRS families to join us for the show to cheer on our student performers. The show should last about 40-45 minutes and it will be hosted by a trio of our 5th graders. We hope to see you there!
Catching kids doing great things for others. Thank you Charlie, Olivia, & Sidney, Superintendent's Awards of Recognition for Going Above and Beyond.
Thank you to Smithfield Rotary for dedicating 5 Buddy Benches to our schools. A great event for families at Pleasant View on Sat. @SmithfieldSchls
The school district is offering free, at-home COVID tests to any families that would like them. The district has a number of tests in our inventory and we would like to share them with families before they expire in November 2023. If you would like to request at-home COVID tests for your family, please complete the form linked below.
We will send home two COVID tests with each student for every family that requests them. If you have multiple students at OCRS, we will send home tests for each student. To make things as simple as possible, you ONLY need to complete this form once for your OLDEST student.
Getting ready for the Buddy Bench dedication at Pleasant View on Sat., May 20 from 10-12, rain or shine @PVES. The benches were funded by the Smithfield Rotary Club & built by our students. Activities include a free omelet station & games. Our school community is welcome.