August 17, 2018
Dear Narragansett Families,
On behalf of the Narragansett School faculty, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are fully committed to "growing hearts, as well as "growing minds." As such, our staff will consistently engage students in an educational environment that fosters our core beliefs: compassion, courage, responsibility, respect and honesty. Recognizing that YOU have been your child's primary "teacher" for many years, we welcome your partnership in the educational development of your child.
The 2018-2019 school calendar will continue to run on a five day color rotation in the following order: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE. Your child will have a different “Special” (Art, Music, PE, Library, Guidance / Technology) each day of school, according to the color in the rotation. In a full five-day week, your child will have all five specials, one per day (i.e PE on Red, Guidance on Orange, Art on Yellow, Music on Green and Library on Blue). Due to the rotating schedule, if your child has PE class on RED days, PE may fall on any day of the week (Mon. - Friday).
We have created a color-coded calendar for the entire year for your reference. (Please click here.) The colored days will remain unchanged all year long, even if there is a snow day. For example, if we have a snow day on an orange day, we will skip that day and return to the next day of school (which would be a yellow day).
Our staff will be focused on three broad areas of professional growth this year.
We recognize that students thrive when there is a three-way partnership between students, families and school personnel. As such, we welcome your ideas for innovation, suggestions for improvement, and ongoing involvement in our school community. I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year!
September is Attendance Awareness month!