April 11, 2022
Dear Students, Parents and Staff,
As a reminder,
Due to the SAT/PSAT testing for high school students in grades 10 and 11, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 will be a full day of school for all students.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 will be an early release day for all students.
As a District, we are responsible for hosting the SAT School Day for grade 11 students on a specific date chosen by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the SAT Testing date is Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Students in grade 10 will be participating in the PSAT while the SAT will be administered to students in the 11th grade.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all students scheduled to participate in the PSAT & SAT have the required amount of time to complete the assessment. As a result, we need to change the schedule on Wednesday, April 13th to a regularly scheduled school day.
All of the grade levels are impacted because the bus runs are coordinated based on the school start and end time 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.
Therefore, there will be no early release on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 will be an early release day.
We will return to the regular Wednesday early release days schedule on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
There will be no school on Friday, April 15th and the following week, April 18 – 22, 2022 (spring recess).
I hope everyone has a restful and enjoyable school vacation week.
Philip D. Thornton, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools