Superintendent’s Communication – 12.22.23

Superintendent’s Communication – 12.22.23

December 22, 2023   Dear Students, Staff, and Families, Season’s Greetings! On behalf of the Central Office Administration Team, I would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and tranquility. The holiday season is a special time of year...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Community School – Closed October 11, 2023

Good evening, Community Elementary School will remain closed on Wednesday, October 11th. This closure is a result of an issue arising from our construction company's application of a paint product on the courtyard pavement area at Community School.  It has been...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Community School is CLOSED TODAY – October 10, 2023

Due to an extreme smell in the building, Community School will be closed today. Alphabest and Hoops students need to be picked up as soon as possible. Buses will NOT be running. Please do not drop students off.  NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. More information to...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 7.21.23

July 21, 2023   Dear Students, Staff and Families,    It looks like we may finally have a weekend with no rain. Hoping you can enjoy some time outdoors.    PreSchool Start/End Times There have been additional discussions regarding PreSchool Start/End Times. The School...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 7.14.23

  July 14, 2023   Dear Students, Staff and Families,   I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. I write to inform you that there have been some changes to the 2023-2024 School Calendar and the School Start/End Times Schedule. These changes were required based...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 6.20.23

June 20, 2023 Dear Students, Staff and Families,  Last Days of School This time of year is very busy with end of year activities and events. The Class of 2023 Senior Graduation took place on Friday, June 16, 2023. Congratulations and Best of Luck to all the graduating...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 5.12.23

May 12, 2023 Dear Students, Staff and Families:   Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8 - 12 This week has been a celebration of appreciation for our teachers!  On behalf of the Central Office Administration Team, I want to extend our gratitude and appreciation for...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

After School and Evening Activities Canceled – 3/14/23

Good Morning,  All after school and evening activities have been canceled for today, Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Thank you Buen día, Todas las actividades extraescolares y nocturnas han sido canceladas para hoy, martes 14 de marzo de 2023. Gracias

Cumberland Preschool Lottery Now OPEN

Cumberland Preschool Lottery Now OPEN

Cumberland Preschool Lottery Now OPEN - CLICK HERE We are seeking children, for Fall 2024, ages 3-5 to serve as community partners in our preschool classes.  Our preschool classes have both morning and afternoon sessions that follow the Cumberland School Department...

Superintendent’s Communication – School will be closed tomorrow 2/13/24

ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED – December 23, 2022

Due to the forecasted storm including high winds and likely power outages, school and all activities are canceled for Friday, December 23, 2022.   We wish you all a happy, safe and healthy holiday season and winter break.  

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 9.30.22

Dear Students, Staff and Families, I am pleased to share photos of the recent reopening of our JJM Cumberland Hill Elementary School and construction progress at Ashton, Community and Garvin Elementary Schools. John J. McLaughlin Cumberland Hill Elementary School ...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 08.26.22

Dear Students, Staff and Families,   Welcome Back to School! We look forward to opening our school doors for you this upcoming school year. Hopefully, you've been having some fun and enjoying the many warm and sunny days of summer.  There have been lots of changes in...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 5.27.22

May 27, 2022 Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,  As we continue to have our minds on the senseless tragedy that occurred at the elementary school in Texas, please know that our school community here in Cumberland continues its   commitment in providing a safe...

Cumberland’s 2022 District Teacher of the Year – Jen Marvel

Cumberland’s 2022 District Teacher of the Year – Jen Marvel

The Cumberland School Department is pleased to announce Cumberland’s District Teacher of the Year - Jen Marvel.  Congratulations to Jen on this outstanding achievement.  We are very proud of her commitment and dedication to her school, students, and their families.  ...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 4.29.22

April 29, 2022 Dear Students, Parents and Staff, Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2 - 6 Next week we will be giving recognition to our Teachers for their commitment in providing our students with an exceptional education. On behalf of the Central Office Administration...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for Ages 5 & Older

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic In collaboration with the RI Department of Health and The Wellness Company, a Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been scheduled for participants 5 years old and up.  Clinic Date: Friday, May 6, 2022 Clinic Start Time:  3:30 PM Clinic End Time:...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 2.11.22

February 11, 2022 Dear Students, Parents and Staff, As you are aware, Governor McKee has announced that the statewide mandate for wearing masks in schools will end on Friday, March 4, 2022. This will now leave each school district to decide on whether or not to...

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS THROUGH RIBA

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS THROUGH RIBA

The Cumberland School Department utilizes the Rhode Island Broadcasters’ Association (RIBA) notification system to report delays, closings and school cancellations.  The notification system is linked to the State’s emergency management system and provides families...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 10.01.21

October 1, 2021   Dear Students, Parents and Staff, As we continue to navigate the pandemic this fall, we will continue to follow practices that are in place to keep everyone safe. Adopting the new guidance outlined below will allow the district to keep more students...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 9.24.21

September 24, 2021 Dear Student, Parents and Staff, We have some exciting news! 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award - ASHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL We are pleased to announce Ashton Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School! Congratulations to...

2021 National Blue Ribbon School – Ashton Elementary School

2021 National Blue Ribbon School – Ashton Elementary School

Press Release - 9/21/2021 Cumberland School Department Cumberland, RI 2021 National Blue Ribbon School - Ashton Elementary School The Cumberland School Department is proud to announce Ashton Elementary School has been designated a National Blue Ribbon School. The...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Weekly Communication – 6.18.21

June 18, 2021 Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope this email finds you well.  The weather is beautiful and it’s great to see everyone taking advantage of being outside with no masks.  It's been a long and challenging 15 months and it feels good to be getting...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – 3.19.21

March 19, 2021 Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope everyone is doing well and that the news of the increasing number of individuals being vaccinated is bringing some needed comfort during what has been a trying time to all of us.  In fact, all of Cumberland’s...

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

December 16, 2020 Due to the impending storm, all Cumberland School Department buildings will be closed tomorrow, December 17, 2020.  The snow day will be a distance learning day for all students and staff.  All administrative staff will work remotely. We will provide...

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

Superintendent’s Message – 11.13.20

November 13, 2020 Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope everyone is doing okay during what is a challenging time for everyone.  Many of us are just doing the best that we can under the circumstances.  As you know, there are a growing number of positive Covid-19...

School Reopening Update 11.6.20

School Reopening Update 11.6.20

November 6, 2020 Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope everyone is doing well during this trying time for everyone.  As you know, there are a growing number of positive Covid-19 cases in Rhode Island and across the country.  We have had a number of positive cases...

School Reopening Update 11.6.20

School Reopening Update – 10/30/2020

October 30, 2020 Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope everyone is doing well during this period of time when the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Rhode Island and across the country are increasing at a rapid rate.  As you know, Cumberland has been...

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

North Cumberland Middle School Closed Friday, October 23, 2020

Dear Students, Staff, and Parents, We learned this morning that a North Cumberland Middle School student has tested positive for Covid-19.  As a result, the administration has determined that students and staff should remain home tomorrow, Friday, October 23rd. ...

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

McCourt Middle School Closed Thursday, October 22, 2020

Good evening,  As of 7:30 PM this evening, we have not received guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health regarding whether we should continue with one more day of distance learning or if we can open school at Joseph L. McCourt Middle School...

Distance Learning Day For All Students – 12/17/20

McCourt Middle School Update Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Dear Students, Staff, and Parents, This email serves to provide more information about the decision to close McCourt Middle School and make today a distance learning day.  We learned early this morning that a staff member at McCourt tested positive for Covid-19.  Out...

School Reopening Update 11.6.20

School Reopening Update – 10/9/2020

Dear Students, Staff, and Families, I hope everyone is doing well.  We are looking forward to all of the students returning to school with the hybrid model next week.  Provided below are a number of bulleted items to update you on our progress toward the reopening of...

Fall Sports Update – 09/08/2020

Dear Cumberland Student-Athletes and Families, With recent announcements from the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and Rhode Island Principal’s Committee on Athletics, the Cumberland School Department would like to provide an update regarding interscholastic sports...

Message from the Superintendent – Distance Learning

Dear Students, Staff and Families, I write to inform you that at the school committee meeting held on Thursday, August 27, 2020, a majority of the Cumberland School Committee voted to start the 2020-2021 school year with Distance Learning. We understand that you will...

Update – Fall Survey Issues

We are working on resolving an issue that some families may have experienced who have more than one student and did not receive a second survey.  Also, we are working on an issue for those that did not respond to the survey call and are trying to participate in the...

*UPDATED* Free Student Meal Locations & Times

Free Student Meal Locations & Times Grab and Go Meals will be offered at specified times listed below Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the location below for any student that needs a meal:   Cumberland & Lincoln Boys and Girls Club (1 James J McKee Way)    Pick...

School will be closed tomorrow – February 28, 2023

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Schools Closed March 16 – 20

Dear Students, Faculty and Families,   The Governor has announced that the scheduled April 13 -17 school vacation is being moved to next week Monday, March 16 - 20, 2020.  Therefore, schools will be closed for all students. This is to give...

School Construction Bond Public Meetings

FIRST MEETING –
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 7:30 PM
CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 2600 MENDON ROAD
SECOND MEETING –
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 8:00 P.M.
CHS TRANSITIONAL BUILDING CAFETORIUM, 2602 MENDON ROAD

THE CUMBERLAND SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON SEPTEMBER 12TH & SEPTEMBER 19TH TO DISCUSS HOW THE RECENTLY APPROVED $83 MILLION DOLLAR BOND ISSUE FOR THE SCHOOLS WILL BE SPENT!

RENOVATION PLANS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR EACH SCHOOL IN THE
DISTRICT AND WILL BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION ON BOTH EVENINGS
WITH THE DISTRICT ARCHITECT.

ALL RESIDENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER THEIR INPUT ON THE PLANS FOR EACH SCHOOL PRESENTED ON BOTH EVENINGS.

THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE HOPES PARENTS WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO
ATTEND THESE IMPORTANT MEETINGS TO LEARN HOW THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL WILL BE IMPACTED AND HOW CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE AFFECTED.


FIRST MEETING –
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 AT 7:30 PM
CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 2600 MENDON ROAD


SECOND MEETING –
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 8:00 P.M.
CHS TRANSITIONAL BUILDING CAFETORIUM, 2602 MENDON ROAD


SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS PLAN TO VOTE ON THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PLANS AT THE SEPTEMBER 19TH MEETING.… Read More...

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Discussion – 1/25/2024

Superintendent’s Communication – Two-Hour Delay – 1/8/24

Good Evening, There will be a TWO-HOUR DELAY tomorrow, January 8, 2024.  In addition to this delay, the MORNING SESSION of PRESCHOOL has been canceled. Thank you Buenas noches, Habrá un RETRASO DE DOS HORAS mañana 8 de enero de 2024.Además de este retraso, se ha...

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