Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 23rd edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, high school programming, the roles...
Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 22nd edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, buckling down on good practices,...
Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 21st edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, a summary of new RI restrictions,...
The district's December newsletter is available on this link: https://bit.ly/2UZa5Am There is no school on Wednesday-Friday this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Best wishes for an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Weekly Return to School reports will resume on December 4th. view image
Have you noticed the scarecrows throughout Smithfield? Smithfield High School's National Honor Society's fundraising effort for the month of November is the Sentinel Scarecrow Army. There are 90 scarecrows stationed around the town of Smithfield at our schools and municipal buildings. Scarecrows have QR codes that bring you to different non-profit websites where you can make a donation or join these non-profits. A handful of locations (Town Hall, Smithfield High School, Old County Elementary School, the School Administration Building, and the police department) are accepting canned food donations that will be donated to various food banks in Smithfield. Food donations will be accepted until November 22nd. The goal of the National Honor Society is to help the less fortunate families in Smithfield celebrate Thanksgiving. Please help them achieve this goal! view image
OCRS Building Project Progress: Footings for the new elevator are in place & work to the front of the building includes new sewer pipes. Next week, compaction of the fill in the front, along with excavation for the foundation & perimeter walls of the addition will be completed. view image
New blog post: ongoing work to keep our school environments safe: Prepare * Prevent * Respond * Recover https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS UPDATE: At McCabe, foundations and slabs for the new addition have been poured, structural steel has been completed, and exterior light gauge metal framing work for the new gym is 90% complete. Crews are now beginning to work on the exterior, cold-rolled steel framing on the Northern side of the addition and on installing interior sheathing in the gym. Landscaping for this phase is completed and site improvements to the new bus loop have been finalized ahead of schedule. Work that will continue into November includes roofing and MEP enabling work for the new gym. The RI COVID task force recently performed an unannounced inspection and gave the jobsite top marks. October was a milestone month at LaPerche with structural steel being completed only 7 working days after it began. Students and staff celebrated with a “topping off” ceremony. All other steel work, including installation of the metal roof deck, was also completed this month. The completion of the steel work allowed the team to pour the slabs for the interior footprint of the building on schedule. In the existing building, the work in the gym was completed and the kids were able to use this beautiful new space starting the last week of October. Work for the month of November will focus on constructing the building envelope and getting the building weather tight. Work at Old County is primarily focused on sitework, preparing for the pouring of foundations and piers. We expect that work to take place within the new few weeks, in tandem with the structural steel work. view image