SAT Testing Day at CHS – Wednesday, March 25 – Full Day of School for All Schools

SAT Testing Day at CHS – Wednesday, March 25 – Full Day of School for All Schools

As many of you know, last year, the Rhode Island Department of Education announced that the SAT will now be utilized as the State Assessment for Rhode Island high school students.  As a district, we are responsible for hosting the SAT School Day for grade 11 students on a specific date chosen by RIDE. 

For the 2019 – 2020 school year, the date of March 30th was chosen at the end of last school year and was later adjusted by RIDE to March 25th.  This year, March 25th lands on a Wednesday. As many of you know, the Cumberland School District has early release days on Wednesdays allowing for a 5 hour and 40 minute school day for high school students. In reviewing the time frame for students testing with “Standard Time” the official testing time is approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes (not including material distribution, directions for testing, breaks between each section, material collection, student release and student lunch).  With the additional time needed to complete all aspects of the assessment there will not be enough time in the day to complete the assessment. 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all students scheduled to participate in the SAT have the required amount of time to complete the assessment.  As a result, we need to change the schedule on Wednesday, March 25th to a regularly scheduled school day. Therefore, there will be no early release on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  All of the grade levels are impacted because the bus runs are coordinated based on the school start and end times at each level (high, middle and elementary).  The Durham Bus Company has been informed of the necessary change and will conduct pick up and drop off accordingly. 

As a district, we understand that this may disrupt your schedule and wanted to share this information with you as soon as possible. We appreciate your support during this time.… Read More...

CHS’s Martin Crowley is Cumberland’s Education Support Professional of the Year

CHS’s Martin Crowley is Cumberland’s Education Support Professional of the Year

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Principal Adolfo Costa nominated Mr. Crowly for the Cumberland School Department’s Education Support Professional of the Year.

“In nominating Mr. Crowley for support professional of the year, I take on the responsibility of highlighting this educators commitment to the students and families of Cumberland. This year we celebrate his 20th year of service to our community. I have come into contact with few individuals that match Mr. Crowley’s dedication to our student body.

During Spirit Week, Mr. Crowley is leaned on for his leadership at every event. On Tuesday, Mr. Crowley is busy refereeing our powder puff football games, on Wednesday he MC’s the lip sync contest, on Thursday night’s class clash, he is busy organizing the activities, starting with, of course, a student favorite, Shipwreck and on Friday he again takes center stage hosting the pep-rally. Mr. Crowley’s efforts at these events year after year are greatly appreciated, as he brings excitement and spirit to our students. His positive interactions with students go far beyond this important week at CHS. Mr. Crowley can be found coaching the girl’s softball team or at one of the many dances that students attend. He is a dependable member of our staff whose motto just might be, “just let me know what you need me to do.”

During many years of transition in our ALP program, Mr. Crowley provided some foundation year after year, helping new teachers as they become familiar with their new and challenging environment. This past year, after speaking to me, he chose to take on a new challenge as the high school shifted academic supports to the library to build our Academic Support Center. He is demonstrating a leadership role as he works with a team of educators who service students with academic and social-emotional challenges while maintaining traditional library offerings.

Mr. Crowley is a tremendous asset to Cumberland High School and very few students will ever walk through this school without interacting with Mr. Crowley at some point in their high school years. He is not someone that I take for granted as I know that he supports so much of what we do academically and culturally. He is a humble individual who simply wants to be a member of our community but he is not simply a member, he is a unifying force.” Read More...

Cumberland Preschool Now Taking Names for Lottery

Cumberland Preschool Now Taking Names for Lottery

We are seeking children, for September 2020, 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 calendar. Enrollment is open through lottery to resident children of Cumberland. 
Certified early childhood special education teachers, teacher assistants and therapists work with children with and without disabilities through typical preschool activities, following the RI Early Learning Standards.  Three-year olds attend the morning session Monday through Thursday and 4-year olds attend the afternoon program five days a week.  
The lottery will be closed on February 14, 2020, and the results will be mailed in March.  
For additional information, contact the Cumberland Preschool Center at 401-658-1600, ext. 404

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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 with notification via all major radio and television stations.  The RIBA provides a service to either e-mail or text message alert notices to subscribers.  If you wish to be notified by text message when there is a closing or delay please sign up here. Read More...

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