TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
2240 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, Rhode Island 02911 SCHOOL COMMITTEE
(401) 233-1100 - FAX (401) 233-1106 - TDD (800) 745-6575 Anthony R. Marciano, Sr., Esq., Chair
Gina M. Picard, M.Ed., Vice Chair
Robert O’Brien, Interim Superintendent Steven M. Andreozzi, Clerk
Louise K. Seitsinger, M.Ed., Assistant Superintendent Donald J. Cataldi
Dina Dutremble, Interim Director of Finance Roderick E. DaSilva
Christopher B. Jones, M.Ed., Director of Special Education Ronald Iannetta, M. Ed. Dennis Sidoti, Director of Human Resources Stephen D. Palmieri
Dear Parents and Community Members,
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Robert O’Brien and I am the new interim superintendent of North Providence Schools. I am a lifelong resident of North Providence, my children attended school in town, and now my grandchildren attend school here. My background includes working as a teacher, school principal, assistant superintendent, and a district superintendent. I worked in North Providence as a principal at the Dr. Ricci School when it was a K-8 school. Most recently I served as a superintendent in Smithfield for 15 years until my retirement.
I look forward to working with you and our community to ensure that your children receive the highest quality education possible in a safe healthy environment.
I know the faith in North Providence Schools has been shaken by recent events and there is work to do to restore trust and confidence. However, I strongly believe that we have an opportunity to come together as a community on behalf of what matters most: our students. As your interim superintendent, I will be working to ensure that our primary focus remains on the quality of day-to- day teaching and learning in our classrooms.
Our teachers and support staff are excited about the work they do to help your children learn and grow every day! Our schools are lucky to have this talented staff and we are also lucky to have a strong community and supportive parents. Together, we all care deeply about the success of our children – and our schools care deeply about our community and its success as well!
This is an exciting time in North Providence with the school construction and renovations to the schools. I will keep you updated on the progress throughout the year.
Thank you for entrusting us with your children. We promise that all members of the school community will give you our very best.
For North Providence High School please see our Summer 2018 Math Packets through our links below. Please submit work upon beginning the new school year in late August. We look forward to seeing you and reviewing your great Math work soon! If you have any questions please e-mail our NPHS Math Department Chair Mrs. Maria Branco firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited to announce our first annual Summer Reading Initiative for all of our students in Grades K -12. All students will be asked to participate in our Reading Initiative with great text selections, choices of related activities, and awesome incentives upon their return to school in late August/early September!
Special thanks to all of our District Summer Reading Committees for coordinating such wonderful activities to support literacy! Thank you to all of our families for your support of your children's continued reading success during the summer. It will make a huge difference in their success in the new school year.
In addition, students will have access to Math and Reading IXL practice through www.ixl.com Students will receive their log on and password information from their teachers. Students will also be receiving Math packets at the elementary level and as needed at the middle school levels. They may return their completed Math packets upon their return to school in late August, early September for our new Kindergarten students.
Please contact your child's school principal if you have any questions regarding this information. Enjoy the summer with your families!! We look forward to seeing all of you for the new 2018 - 2019 school year!
SCHOOL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Being prepared for emergencies is not only a state requirement, it is also taken very seriously by everyone in the North Providence School Department.
The Rhode Island Department of Education requires every school and district to have emergency response plans. These plans are reviewed and revised annually and after each emergency. Emergency plans address fires, bomb threats, suicide intervention, tornadic/severe weather, intruder-on-campus/lockdown, student endangerment, child abuse, accident/serious illness, student runaway/abduction and atmospheric chemical release.
How does NPSD respond in the event of an emergency?
1. Dismissal Plan: Students return to their homes as quickly and safely as possible. Each school maintains information for emergency contacts for each child. It is very important that parents and legal guardians advise the school office staff every time emergency contact information changes.
2. Shelter-in-Place Plan: Keeps students in their buildings when it is safer to stay inside than to go outside. Typically, inside sheltering is considered a short-term solution. Specific areas of each building are identified as safety zones.
Part of the shelter plan may be a partial or complete lock down of the school. In this instance, all students remain in their current classroom until otherwise notified. Students in school buildings who are not in classrooms will be escorted by staff to a supervised area and remain there until otherwise notified. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the school for any reason.