November 11, 2020
Dear High School Students, Staff, and Families,
First, I apologize for the late notice. We learned a short time ago that another high school student has tested positive for Covid-19. Since we still have not received guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health on several other cases, we feel it is necessary to complete this week with distance learning out of an abundance of caution.
Superintendents from all over the state have expressed concern with both the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Education regarding the slow response to contact tracing. We need information in a timely manner to make the important decision to either have students attend school or remain home with distance learning.
Given these circumstances, we feel that finishing the week with distance learning is the responsible decision. Again, we apologize for the late communication, however, we wanted to give our students, staff, and families time to plan accordingly.
Superintendent of Schools