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Virtual Learning

3/18/2020 From Jane Daly:

Dear Chariho Families,

Per the Governor’s announcement today, school buildings will be closed to students for the next two weeks (March 23, 2020 – April 3, 2020). In place of attending school in each physical school building, the expectation is that all staff and students attend virtual or distance learning during these ten days, as they will count as ten school days. Family support will be essential to assist with continuing learning. Learning provides a structure and focus for our children during these uncertain times.

All district-sponsored extra-curricular activities and non-essential meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Virtual or distance learning is new to all of us. We have taught our students to be self-directed learners and quality producers. As we embark on this virtual journey, we will monitor and assess implementation and make adjustments as needed. We anticipate there may be bumps in the road, but know that the Chariho community has a growth mindset, and we will all figure it out by collaborating together.

Essentially our plan involves full virtual instruction for students in Grades 3-12. Paper packets for students in Grade PreK-1 will be provided for daily work beginning Tuesday, March 24. Students in Grade 2 will be provided with a hybrid approach of some virtual instruction, and daily work packets. More information to families will be forthcoming on how to access these packets, and about our PreK-12 virtual instruction plan.

In order to be sure that students will have a device (especially in Grades 2-4, which is not 1:1) and the internet access that they need, please complete the survey(s) below (thank you to the over 75% of families who have already responded!)

Chariho Elementary Link to Survey

Middle School/High School Survey

We will post information ASAP on our website related to technology support, including information for appointment sign-ups for our Chromebook Loaner Program, to begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

The CHARIHO Regional School District will continue to offer free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch to CHARIHO students, 18 and under, on Monday-Friday during this time. CHARIHO families can pick up meals at the front entrance of CHARIHO Regional High School, 453 Switch Road, Wood River Junction, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Chartwells staff will be available to pass out the packaged breakfast and lunch to each student. Students must be present to collect a meal.

We will continue to post updates regarding COVID-19, in addition to sharing information with our parents and staff via email and the district website.

While the doors to our buildings remain closed, the Chariho Regional School District will continue to support “All Kids….All of the Time”. As we suspend face-to-face instruction and pivot to virtual learning…..we have always stressed, our schools are much more than bricks and mortar, schools are about relationships, learning, and inspiration so all can thrive…. and it takes a village to raise a child. Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community to support our students, your child, and each other……

A continued thank you to all, your notes of support, caring, and willingness to help out have been much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jane L. Daly
Interim Superintendent of Schools



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Closure

Per Governor Gina M. Raimondo, all public schools in Rhode Island will close for at least next week.

Richmond Elementary School will be closed all of next week (March 16-20). This will be considered April break and will not increase days at the end of the school year. We will notify you if this closure is extended.



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Marty Kelley, Author

Author and illustrator, Marty Kelley, is coming to RES for the end of reading week! If you would like to order a book, please print the attached order form and send form and money into class with your child! Checks can be made payable to RES PTO.

You can read all about Marty’s book selections through this link: martykelley.com.



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EnRichmond Classes Coming Soon!

Are you ready for another fun & exciting year of EnRichmond?! Registration for EnRichmond will be open from February 10-16 on communitypass.net (login and enter Richmond Elementary School PTO,RI to access registration). To start, each child can sign up for one class.

EnRichmond is an after-school program that gives your child the opportunity to learn new skills, talents and interests from wonderful volunteers. Each class is held once a week on Tuesday or Wednesday for 4 weeks. Classes are held at RES from dismissal until 4:30pm. The cost is $30 for 4 weeks of classes (Scholarships are available. Please reach out to Mrs Martin if needed). This year’s schedule is packed full of new and exciting classes!

See the attached flier for more information! Reach out to Julie McGovern [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in volunteering during the program.

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URI Basketball Family Night

Have you registered for the RES family night with URI basketball??! Don’t miss this fun experience! The game is Saturday, February 15th!!! Doors open at 11am.

Tickets are $15 per person. Registration will be open until February 7th! Visit http://register.communitypass.net/ to register for your tickets.

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Winter Tubing Event

Just a reminder: The winter tubing event has being rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb 4th and Wednesday Feb 5th!!

Registration will remain open until February 2nd!

If you have registered for Tuesday, the 21st, you are now registered for Tuesday, Feb. 4th. If you registered for Wednesday, the 22nd, you are now registered for Wednesday, Feb. 5th.

If you need to change your date or time slot, please email Jen Taylor at [email protected]

Register at https://register.communitypass.net to register.

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Early Release tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 9th RES will have early release at 1:55pm!

 

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Yawgoo Tubing Winter Event

Our annual tubing event is coming up on January 21/22! Registration will open up on January 13th!!
You have two nights to choose from and 3 different time slots per night. Each person is $7.50. All RES families welcome.
On January 13th, visit https://register.communitypass.net to register your family!
Each person will need to sign a waiver to participate. Click on link to print waiver: Yawgoo Waiver
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Superintendent Ricci

We are thinking of the Ricci family as we mourn the loss of our Superintendent, Barry Ricci. As we start a new year, we will remember Mr. Ricci for all that he did for the Chariho School District. He will be very missed.

On Friday, January 3rd, please have your child wear green and white or anything Chariho related in celebration of Mr. Ricci’s contribution to Chariho.

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RES Winter Vendor & Craft Fair

Our Winter Vendor & Craft Fair is coming up this weekend on Sunday, November 17th – 10am to 4pm!! Are you ready to shop?Over 70 great vendors and food trucks too! Bring your appetite! Matthew’s Wish RI will also be accepting new, unwrapped toys to fill a truck for our community!! Come and support RES and our community!

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Early Release Tomorrow (Thursday)

Just a reminder, RES has early release tomorrow (Thursday, November 14th) at 1:55pm.

Also, don’t forget to send in your Box Tops!

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Snowflakes!!

We Are All As Unique As Snowflakes!

Please help us decorate our school!
Students should have brought home a snowflake to decorate last week. Decorate your snowflakes as you wish, and return them to school by this Friday, the 15th of November.

We have provided this sheet if you would like to print extras for siblings/family members that do not attend the school and would like to have a snowflake on display. Please send in snowflakes with your students and their teachers will get them to us accordingly.

All snowflakes will be displayed on the windows of the school hallways for the winter season and as decoration for our Richmond Elementary School Winter Vendor & Craft Fair on November 17th.

Make sure to come join us for the Fair and find your snowflake!

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Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is almost here! Bins have been set up by the front door and west entrance at RES. We will be collecting candy for our troops starting on Friday, November 1st through Tuesday, November 5th.

As you trick or treat this evening, plan to set aside some candy to donate! Send all donations to school with your child. They can be dropped in either bin.

Please DO NOT send in loose candy (candy corn), Halloween toys (plastic rings, charms, fake teeth) or loose sugar candy (pixie sticks).

Please visit their link for more information: https://www.operationgratitude.com/express…/halloween-candy/

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Square 1 Art Fundraiser

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!! PLEASE SEND IN YOUR PAPER ORDER FORMS WITH YOUR CHILD TOMORROW (FRIDAY)

Remember to order your child’s Square 1 Art artwork on a school tile to be placed outside their current classroom. The students love to look back at their artwork over the years and it makes our hallways look beautiful! The tiles are available for $11 either online or via the catalog.

Deadline for order submission is TOMORROW. 🎁🎁🔖🔖
Orders can also be placed online at www.square1art.com

THANK YOU
A huge thank you to all of the teachers, faculty and volunteers for their help in creating this meaningful fundraiser.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Karishma Atkisson at [email protected]

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School Cancelled

SCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY.

Chariho Regional School District:
Many roads are impassable this morning- power lines and trees down in all three towns-All Chariho schools closed today.

 

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Bus Transportation

Our bus transportation team is doing their best to make sure all of the new students are on the correct bus and are safe! The pick up and drop off times may be slightly later this week as they get used to new routes and new students. Thank you for your patience!

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Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Have you registered your Stop & Shop card for A+ School Rewards? The program starts September 6th. Please visit www.stopandshop.comto register or sign in for existing supporters. This is an easy way to support RES financially each year!!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b_gZfpHlTxvFSTro4DKZ5J3ekMnPH0_J

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Ice Cream Social

Save the date and plan to attend our back to school Ice Cream Social! Flyers will be coming home this week! 🍦🍨

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Grounds Clean Up

Sign up to help with RES grounds clean up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1863649770552906/

Saturday, August 24th from 3pm to 6pm

Tuesday, August 27th from 6pm to 8pm

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Ice Cream Social