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Posted - Jul 19, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, July 18, 2016, approved the posting of Policy ICB: Personal Technology Devices in School for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School.
Posted - Jul 19, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, July 18, 2016, approved the posting of Policy GT: Latex Sensitivity for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School.
Posted - Jul 18, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 27, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 22, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter.
Posted - Jun 20, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 17, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's June Newsletter
Posted - Jun 8, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's Newsletter
Posted - May 24, 2016
The boys JH baseball game on Tuesday may 24th has been cancelled due to field conditions
Posted - May 20, 2016
The annual Varsity Sports banquet will be held on May 31st. Please see link below for more information
Posted - May 16, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - May 3, 2016
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
New scholarships come in daily. Here are a few local ones that are due this month. Details and applications available in guidance.
McNerney D'Angleo Scholarship - May 27th. Block Island Tourism Council - May 23rd. Congregation Sons and Daughters of Ruth - May 27th. Harriet Blades Dodge - May 26th
Posted - Apr 15, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter
Posted - Apr 11, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Apr 1, 2016
Please see attached Newsletter from Mrs. Riker
Posted - Mar 21, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Mar 9, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, approved its FY2017 budget. Please click on the link below to view the proposed budget.
Posted - Mar 8, 2016
SELECTIVE SERVICE
All college bound males must register when they turn 18 to be eligible to receive financial aid.
It is simple and easy to do at www.sss.gov.
Posted - Mar 3, 2016
The School Building Committee will meet in open session at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016, in the superintendent's office at the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 18, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter
Posted - Feb 11, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 8, 2016
School will open at the the usual time on Tuesday, Feb. 9th.
Posted - Feb 8, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, has been cancelled.
Posted - Feb 7, 2016
DUE TO THE UPCOMING STORM, THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH.
Posted - Feb 2, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 25, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 20, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, has been canceled.
Posted - Jan 11, 2016
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 7, 2016
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's December Newsletter
Posted - Dec 18, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter
Posted - Dec 16, 2015
There will be a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the school on Sunday, Dec. 20 - please utilize the link below for further information.
Posted - Dec 16, 2015
School will dismiss @ 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Posted - Dec 15, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Town Hall.
Posted - Dec 14, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Nov 20, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's November Newsletter
Posted - Nov 17, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, November 16, 2015, approved the posting of Policy DCE: Time & Effort Reporting Requirements for Federal Grant Programs for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School.
Posted - Nov 16, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Oct 30, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter.
Posted - Oct 20, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, October 19, 2015, approved the posting of Policy HC: Athletic Compensation for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School.
Posted - Oct 19, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Oct 9, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's newsletter.
Posted - Oct 7, 2015
Reminder - PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW (10-08-15)
Posted - Oct 7, 2015
Reminder: Block Island School Friends Meeting - today @ 3:00 p.m. in the school library.
Posted - Sep 21, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Sep 17, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access Mrs. Riker's newsletter.
Posted - Sep 16, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access information about Parent Night (Mon., Sept. 21).
Posted - Sep 10, 2015
THE BUS IS FIXED - BUS SERVICE WILL RESUME THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY, SEPT. 10). Thanks for your patience!!
Posted - Sep 9, 2015
Due to continuing mechanical problems, there will be no morning bus service tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 10). We expect service to resume for the afternoon bus run. Thank you again for your patience!!
Posted - Sep 8, 2015
Due to mechanical issues, there will be no morning or afternoon bus service tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 9). Please stand by for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted - Sep 8, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Aug 17, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jul 7, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 19, 2015
Please utilize link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Jun 17, 2015
Block Island School will offer driver education this summer. Please click on the link below or call 401-466-7732 for more information.
Posted - Jun 16, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 15, 2015, approved the posting of Policy FBF-2: Dual Enrollment for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.
Posted - Jun 16, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 15, 2015, approved the posting of Policy FBF: Graduation Requirements for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.
Posted - Jun 15, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 8, 2015
Due to possible inclement weather tomorrow, the Mr. Young Memorial School Picnic and Softball Game has been postponed to Wednesday, June 10th.
Posted - Jun 2, 2015
The Block Island School Friends will hold it's final meeting of the school year tomorrow (6-03-15) in the Block Island School Library at 3:00 p.m.
Posted - May 26, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Island Free Library.
Posted - May 18, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - May 11, 2015
School Dance (Grades 5-10) - Friday, May 22nd from 8:30-10:30 p.m. DJ, Pizza, Punch and Snacks. Cost: $10.00 per person.
Posted - May 5, 2015
The Superintendent Search Committee will meet at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the Superintendent's Office to conduct interviews.
Posted - May 5, 2015
TITLE I PARENT MEETING - Monday, May 18 at 3:00 Block Island School Library
All parents are welcome to attend the Block Island School Title I Parent Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to review required regulations of the Title I program and to share and receive input on the school’s planned use of Title I funds. Our Title I grant has been used to support our school remedial reading program
Posted - May 5, 2015
The Superintendent Search Committee will meet at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Superintendent's Office to conduct interviews.
Posted - Apr 27, 2015
Linked below is the school-related document to be available at the May 4 Financial Town meeting.
Posted - Apr 27, 2015
The Superintendent Search Committee will meet in open session at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Superintendent's Office at the Block Island School.
Posted - Apr 17, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Apr 14, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, April 13, 2015, approved the posting of Policy DDB: Energy Conservation for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.
Posted - Apr 13, 2015
The Superintendent Search Committee will meet in open session at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015, in the Superintendent's Office at the Block Island School.
Posted - Apr 13, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Mar 23, 2015
The New Shoreham School Renovation/Building Committee will meet at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, in the superintendent's office at the Block Island School.
Posted - Mar 6, 2015
School is delayed one hour today, Friday March 6
Posted - Mar 5, 2015
School today, Thursday, will dismiss at 12:30 PM
Posted - Mar 5, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the Superintendent's Office at the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 19, 2015
Linked is the 2015-16 School Department Budget as adopted by the School Committee.
Posted - Feb 14, 2015
Attached is a letter that speaks to the issue of PARCC opt outs from our school perspective.
Posted - Feb 12, 2015
In March we begin the PARCC assessments. For parents who want additional information on PARCC, below is a link to their parent information website and their Privacy and Data Security Policy.
Posted - Feb 9, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 6, 2015
Please utilize the link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Feb 5, 2015
The Block Island School has issued an RFP for a consultant to design and build a solar installation under two state grant programs. The RFP can be found under Documents/Building Committee on this website.
Posted - Feb 4, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 2, 2015
This evening's budget workshop has been cancelled and rescheduled for this Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00 PM
Posted - Feb 2, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 1, 2015
Based on current forecast, school is delayed one hour tomorrow, Monday. This status will be reassessed in the mornng to be sure the forecasted changeover to rain occurs.
Posted - Jan 29, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 27, 2015
No school Wednesday, January 28. Due to the condition of roads and the school as well as this afternoon's and this evening's forecast, school will be closed until Thursday.
Posted - Jan 26, 2015
No School Tuesday, January 27. All athletic and recreational events cancelled.
Posted - Jan 26, 2015
Given the weather forecast Monday's School Committee budget workshop is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, January 29, same time and place (7:00 PM at the school).

The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 21, 2015
The Superintendent's Recommended 2015-16 School Budget is available in the documents section of the school website. The School Committee will receive the budget at its January 21 meeting and has scheduled budget workshops on January 26 and February 2, All at 7:00 PM at the school.
Posted - Jan 21, 2015
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jan 12, 2015
There will be a Block Island School Friends Meeting on Wednesday, January 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the school library. Please try to attend!
Posted - Jan 8, 2015
There will be no bus this morning. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.
School is delayed one hour this morning (Thursday) due to a problem starting the bus. Thank you and stay warm.
Posted - Dec 19, 2014
Please utilize the link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Dec 19, 2014
Please use link below to view the UnbelievaBELLS' performance at the State Capital on December 18th!

Links:

Posted - Dec 16, 2014
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The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, December 15, 2014, approved the posting of Policy IF: Senior Privileges for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Dec 16, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, December 15, 2014, approved the posting of Policy IQ-1: Publication of Student Images for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Dec 15, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Dec 9, 2014
Financial Aid Presentation for parents of Juniors & Seniors. School Library, Thursday, Dec 18th at 4:00pm.
Posted - Dec 4, 2014
The New Shoreham School Renovation/Building Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in the media center (library) of the Block Island School.
Posted - Nov 21, 2014
Please utilize link below to access Principal Monje's Newsletter
Posted - Nov 20, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, November 17, 2014, approved the posting of Policy IO: Confidentiality for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Nov 17, 2014
Picture Retake Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 3rd. Because of the boat schedule, we expect to begin taking pictures @ 11:45-12:00. Thank you.
Posted - Nov 17, 2014
Lifetouch picture orders were due on Friday (11-14-14). The orders will be sent in on Wednesday, November 19th. If you plan to order pictures, the order form and payment must be submitted to the school office by Wednesday morning. If you would like to have a picture retake, and have not notified the office, please let me know ASAP. Thank you. Lynne
Posted - Nov 17, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Nov 3, 2014
The New Shoreham School Renovation/Building Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014, in the media center (library) of the Block Island School.
Posted - Oct 31, 2014
Please utilize the link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Oct 20, 2014
Linked below is the Block Island School Crisis Plan. State law requires that the School Committee review the plan annually and it is on the Monday, October 20 agenda.
Posted - Oct 17, 2014
Please click the link below to see the School Committee's updated/amended agenda for Monday, October 20, 2014. The supplemental and other information can be viewed by clicking on the link in the Calendar section above.
Posted - Oct 10, 2014
Please utilize link below to access the Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Sep 29, 2014
The Block Island School is surveying community members to determine whether there is sufficient interest in working to create educational programs that would attract students and visitors to the island. Please take the survey (link below) and share the link with your island contacts.
Posted - Sep 29, 2014
Please utilize link below to view Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Sep 16, 2014
The New Shoreham School Renovation/Building Committee will hold its first meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014, in the media center (library) of the Block Island School. A section has been created under "Documents" for Building Committee agendas and materials.
Posted - Sep 15, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Sep 12, 2014
Please see link below to Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Sep 12, 2014
At Monday's meeting the School Committee will review a proposed school announcement sign to be located in front of the school. The attached memo contains a graphic showing the sign in place.
Posted - Sep 10, 2014
PARENTS - Please join us for Parent Night on Tuesday, September 16th beginning at 5:30. Below is a link to the information specific times and the rough agenda.
Posted - Sep 2, 2014
Please utilize link below to access Block Island School Handbook 2014-15
Posted - Aug 19, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Jul 30, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, July 28, 2014, approved the posting of Policy EBC: Negative Balance Procedures for the School Lunch Program for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.


Posted - Jul 28, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 23, 2014
Please see link below to Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Jun 18, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 16, 2014, approved the posting of Policy HO: Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.


Posted - Jun 18, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 16, 2014, approved the posting of Policy GN: Administering Medication to Children in School for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.


Posted - Jun 18, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 16, 2014, approved the posting of Policy EAG: Access to Public Records for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Jun 16, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Jun 12, 2014
The 2014 Block Island School Yearbook is for sale at the school. The price is $20.00. Please contact Ms Dugan at 466-5600 x 273 with questions.
Posted - Jun 10, 2014
Employees receiving health benefits through the Block Island School can view their subscriber agreement on our website. The subscriber agreement provides the details concerning the benefits that are included in your coverage. To view this booklet click on Documents (left tab), Miscellaneous Files, and then BCBS SBC Documents and London Health HRA.
Posted - May 29, 2014
Help automate the school library!! Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Sales run through Friday, May 30th. For questions, please contact Mr. Moran @ x 260.
Posted - May 28, 2014
Please click on lthe ink below for information (registration, fees, schedule) on this summer's driver education class. Students must be 15 years, 10 months old before July 10 to register.
Posted - May 27, 2014
Friday, May 30th: Teen Dance for students in grades 5-9 - organized and sponsored by the middle grade parents and students. Event time: 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - School Cafeteria - Price: $7.00.
Posted - May 23, 2014
THE JH BASEBALL GAME VS. PCD SCHEDULED FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Posted - May 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 - Faculty/Staff and Student Mr. Young Memorial Softball Game and Picnic. Location: Block Island School. Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Posted - May 20, 2014
Please see link below to Final Assessment Schedules.
Posted - May 20, 2014
Please see link below to information on Undergraduate Final Assessments
Posted - May 20, 2014
Please see link below to information on Senior Final Assessments.
Posted - May 19, 2014
At its May 19 meeting the School Committee ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the New Shoreham teachers Association. Linked below is the fiscal impact statement for that agreement.
Posted - May 19, 2014
The Town is working to expand broadband (high speed internet) access on the island. Part of that effort is to gather data on current speeds in order to build its case. Residents are being asked to help in that effort by measuring speed at their home and/or business and reporting the results. Below are instructions for participating. Thank you.
Posted - May 19, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - May 14, 2014
School bus service will resume tomorrow (Thursday, May 15th). Thank you for your understanding and patience over the last couple days!!
Posted - May 14, 2014
Due to on-going construction at The Historical Society and weather concerns, Homeless for a Night will be from 7pm to 11pm.
Students will still partake in events scheduled.

However; ...safety concerns and school policy dictate a shortened event.

Ms Dugan , Mr Mollicone and Mr. Shaw will be there as chaperones.

Thank you,

Amy Dugan
NHS Adviser
Posted - May 11, 2014
MONDAY BUS UPDATE: A replacement bus has been located and is being purchased. Afterwards it will go through the necessary state inspections and is expected to make the regular run starting Thursday. Again, apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience.
Posted - Apr 28, 2014
Information for the May 5 Financial Town Meeting related to the Block Island School is linked below and is also posted under Budget in the Documents section.
Posted - Apr 14, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Apr 4, 2014
Please see link below to Principal's Newsletter.
Posted - Mar 17, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Mar 7, 2014
Please see link below to Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Feb 20, 2014
The School Committee Adopted Budget for 2014-2015 is now available here under Documents/Budget
Posted - Feb 14, 2014
The Block Island School is asking for three parent representatives (K-4, 5-7, 6-12) to take part in our 2013-2014 School Improvement Team (SIT). The team's purpose is to review the goals and accomplishments from our current School Improvement Plan, to discuss current issues, and to plan goals for the future. We will meet throughout the Spring in order to devise a plan for next year. Our SIT goals are always in the forefront of our planning. Many current initiatives connect to our SIT plan.

Our current goals:

To maintain and improve educational excellence in writing instruction.

To foster an engaging and challenging curriculum through the use of technology.

To nurture and support students' health.

To increase communication among and between the school community.

Please contact Kristine Monje if you are interested in adding your voice to the process.

Thank you
Posted - Feb 14, 2014
The Boys' Varsity Basketball game scheduled for today (2-14-14) is canceled.
Posted - Feb 10, 2014
Please see link below for Principal's Newsletter
Posted - Feb 10, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Feb 5, 2014
School opening is delayed for one hour Wednesday morning. AM update: we will open school with the one hour delay.
Posted - Jan 30, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School for an open budget work session.
Posted - Jan 29, 2014
School today, Wednesday, is delayed one hour due to weather conditions.
Posted - Jan 27, 2014
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Jan 24, 2014
Dear Parents,

The new year has proven to be a busy time for our students. This week, as we wind down the second quarter of the school year, high school students have been hitting the books, preparing for their mid-term exams.

Our first snow day has moved our last school day to June 23rd. If your phone number has changed or if you did not receive our latest snow day Robo-Call, please contact us, so we can update your information.

We want to welcome back Mrs. Stacy Henshaw, our 2nd grade teacher, who has returned from maternity leave and welcome Ms. Maura Cousins, who has joined us as a teaching assistant.

Our basketball teams have been busy practicing and traveling to off-Island games, all while keeping up with their school work. We commend all our athletes, coaches and parents who make this all happen. Go Hurricanes!!

We are also thankful for our cultural enrichment programs for students. So far this year, students have been to the Newport Mansions, Rhode Island School of Design, Ice skating in downtown Providence, and have had a private pizza making lesson with a local chef. In the coming weeks, students will learn the art of glass blowing and will visit Trinity Repertory Theatre.

This time of year, we often find that the weather is difficult for outdoor recess. Please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather, so they can benefit from a little fresh air and some down time during their busy day.

Finally, please be on the look-out in the coming weeks for the Block Island School Friends' first annual Valentine's Day Candy Sale and our middle grades Annual Valentines Flower sale. All profits provide funding for many special extras that benefit our school community.

Have a safe and happy weekend!!

Posted - Jan 22, 2014
The Superintendent's Preliminary Budget for 2014-15 is available in the documents section of this website. Budget workshops have been rescheduled to Monday, January 27th at 4:00 PM and Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 PM.
Posted - Jan 22, 2014
No school Wednesday, January 22 due to weather conditions.
Posted - Jan 21, 2014
Tonight's (Tuesday, 1/21) School Committee Meeting is postponed due to weather conditions.
Posted - Jan 10, 2014
January 8, 2014

Dear Secondary Students and their Parents/Guardians:

Mid-term and end-of-semester exams are scheduled for Wednesday, January 22st through Monday, January 27th. Please read the enclosed Exam Schedule and Procedures on the reverse side so you are familiar with students’ responsibilities during this time.

Students are expected to be on time for all their exams. A break will be provided between the two exam sessions. Students will be able to eat brunch in the cafeteria at 10:00. If for any reason your son/daughter is unable to take a scheduled exam, please call the school to report the absence. Arrangements MUST be made with the teacher to insure the exam is taken at another time.

The teachers of students in Grades 8-12 will be available for parent/teacher conferences from Wednesday, January 22st through Monday, January 27th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Except on Monday, January the 27th, they are available until 12:30) Please call the school office at 466-5600 starting Tuesday, January 14th to schedule an appointment. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school office.

Sincerely,

Kristine Monje John T. Canole
Co-Principal Co-Principal
Posted - Dec 20, 2013
Dear Parents and Students,

Have a safe and happy holiday. We hope you all find time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy connecting with family and friends during this time. See you all back on Monday, January 6th!
Posted - Dec 17, 2013
Please click on the following link to view the 2014 regular monthly meeting dates of the New Shoreham School Committee.
Posted - Dec 6, 2013
Principal’s Newsletter

As expected, the coming few weeks before break are full of activity. The basketball season is upon us, and this means lots of travel and practices for our athletes. We still continue to try to find a system that meets all our needs for the supervision of athletes before practices. With everyone’s cooperation, Mr. Closter and I are hoping to find a better system that guarantees that students are safe after school.

On Monday, December 9th at 3p.m., 11th and 12th grade parents are invited to learn about how to finance college for their children.

Wednesday is the Holiday Piano Recital at the Parish Center. I encourage all community members to treat themselves to this magical night. It is always a showcase of talent and a reminder of how Carrie Todd provides such a vital gift to our community.

I remind parents to please complete the SurveyWorks Survey regarding our school. It is not only a forum for parents to give feedback, but also provides us with data to plan for the future of our school.

In order to foster a culture of continuous learning, yesterday a group composed of teachers, parents, and students visited two Providence charter schools to learn how they integrate technology into their day. This very interesting learning experience will be reviewed at our next School Committee meeting on Monday, December 16th. In fact, a portion of every School Committee agenda in the coming months will provide for discussion time to talk about our school’s future growth. I urge anyone to come to these meetings who would like to listen, learn and share ideas.

High school parents! Our first endeavor to send student progress reports from our Aspen portal through email will take place before vacation. Please be sure to notify the school if you have a new e-mail.

Wednesday, December 18th is our School Holiday Concert and on Thursday the 19th, grades 6-12 will be visiting the Newport Mansions to learn about Rhode Island’s link to the Gilded Age.

Have a great weekend!
Posted - Dec 4, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, November 18, 2013, approved the posting of Policy ID: Extra-Curricular/Athletic Participation for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Nov 21, 2013
Come to the Grade K-12 Talent Show! Friday, November 22 starting @ 5:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Participants are asked to be at the school no later than 4:30 (bring your props). Sponsored by the Student Council - donations accepted.
Posted - Nov 20, 2013
Dear Parents,

We need your help! Now that basketball season is upon us, our building becomes a hub of activity for our kids. Karate, drama, the weight room, aerobics, recreation leagues and athletic practices all thankfully fill the lives of our children. As a school, we balance the desire to make this a community gathering spot with our need for security and safety. We are seeing many unsupervised children who are waiting for programs to begin. This is especially true on Tuesdays, while children move from Homework Club to a practice. We will continue to lock the hallway double doors to the main building, but we are asking parents to remember to be aware of what is happening with their children between activities, and to remind children of proper waiting etiquette. The front doors of the building are locked after school in order to limit access to the main building. Please drop off and pick up children at the back double doors on the playground for after school activities.

Thank you for your help and future cooperation,

Kristine Monje
Posted - Nov 18, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Nov 15, 2013
The Block Island School Friends will be holding their annual Pie Sale from Monday, November 25th through Wednesday, November 27th. If you would like to pre-order a pie, please complete the attached order form and return it to the school.
Posted - Nov 8, 2013
Principal's Newsletter 11/8/13

It is hard to believe that our first quarter is behind us. Grades are being tabulated and report cards will go home next week.We want to thank the Block Island School Friends who generously purchased the entire Bill Nye the Science Guy DVD collection for our school. This collection of over 100 science themed shows provides students with great background knowledge to learn and understand often difficult science concepts.

Our soccer season is finished. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great season. The busy basketball season begins soon. Please remember to check out the sports tab on our website for current schedules.

Please remember to be aware of your child's lunch account funds, in order to avoid carrying a negative balance.

We recently had 5 new interactive whiteboard projectors and 10 document cameras installed throughout the school. This new technology brings us very close to our goal of having this technology in every classroom in the school.

Remember this weekend is a three day weekend for students. Our staff will be hard at work Monday in a scheduled Professional Development Day. We will be exploring The Common Core Standards and learning from a special education expert.

Have a nice weekend!!
Posted - Nov 1, 2013
ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:22 P.M.
Posted - Oct 31, 2013
Dear Parents,
We are always saddened to hear of loss in our community. In response, we wanted to provide resources which might make conversations about grief and loss with children and adults a bit easier. These issues are a regular part of our Health curriculum, but individual needs arise independent of our teaching schedule. We also understand that parents know their children best and are best equipped to support them. Should you find you need help, below are some links regarding grief, support groups in Rhode Island and tips on how to talk to your children about grief and loss. We also have our school supports available and have alerted teachers to be on the lookout for signs of difficulty in our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas as to other ways we can assist parents, please let us know.

Rhode Island family bereavement center (Warwick)
http://www.friendsway.org/

Grief tips for parents and teachers
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/griefwar.pdf

The Dougy Center; Ways to talk to your children about grief and loss
http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/
Posted - Oct 30, 2013
LOST: Small memory chip for digital camera lost at M&C gas station last Sunday between 12:30 – 1:30. Probably dropped on ground near gas pumps. It’s about the size of a postage stamp and black. Photos of BI School soccer teams and a few sunsets. If found please drop off at gas station or with Lynne at the BI School office. THANKS!
Posted - Oct 23, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, October 21, 2013, approved the posting of Policy FBF-1: High School Proficiency Based Graduation for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Oct 21, 2013
Linked to this notice is the updated Crisis Plan for the Block Island School. The plan is under review for the next 30 days and will be before the School Committee at its November meeting. This is a slightly abridged plan as some information in the complete plan is kept confidential for safety and confidentiality reasons.
Posted - Oct 21, 2013
Notice: The Block Island School is experiencing difficulty with its voicemail system. If you have recently (since October 18) left a message and not received a response, your message has likely not been received.
Posted - Oct 21, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Oct 18, 2013
Principal’s Newsletter 10/18/13

The students have been working very hard in the last weeks to complete their NECAPs. We will be shipping the completed assessments off island next week and are all excited to get back to our routine of teaching and learning. Thank you to all the parents and teachers who helped bake each day to assure that our students had full bellies before each assessment.

Our 10th and 11th graders took PSAT assessments this week and grades 10-12 visited the campuses of New England Tech in order to get a first-hand look at their programs.

Our Student Council is up and running and they are planning their first student volleyball game on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6-8 p.m. The council has plans to make and sell class t-shirts in the high school to foster class spirit.

This week, the 6th graders explored their “roots” with the Roots and Wings program by taking an on-island overnight trip. As eighth graders, they will explore their “wings” with a trip to NYC.

On Saturday night, 10/19/13, middle grades students are invited to a Halloween get together in the cafeteria. This event, organized by student intern Kathleen Hemingway and Social Worker Summer Riker, is sure to be a fun time for all. Permission slips are required to attend.

This year we continue to be proactive in encouraging expected behaviors throughout the school through our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) initiative. Our mantra is Be Positive, Be Responsible, Be Respectful. We are excited that this year the Island Free Library has partnered with us and will use PBIS as part of their program.

We are about two weeks away from the end of the first quarter. This is a very important time for students to do their best to make-up any missing work. High school parents and students should also check Aspen to see current grade status before quarter grades are finalized. Remember to call the school office if you have misplaced your password or have any questions about Aspen.
Posted - Oct 18, 2013
Notice from Deborah Hart (Teacher): Kindergarten Newsbrief October 18, 2013
Posted - Oct 11, 2013
BUS UPDATE 10:20 AM - The mechanical problem with the bus is not resolved so we will be unable to run the afternoon bus today - Friday. Again, apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding and patience.
Posted - Oct 4, 2013
Principal's Message - Oct. 4

As many of you know, we have had issues with head lice at school. Earlier in the week, our school nurse checked the entire school and we had a recheck for effected classrooms today. All classroom pillows and blankets have been laundered and bagged up as per the CDC ‘s guidelines. I would encourage everyone to do his or her part until this passes.

NECAP’s continue next week. This is an important time for our students, thank you for all the snacks and helping to be sure students are well rested.

I would remind all students and parents that our current cell phone procedure states that all cell phones are to be put away during the school day. I have asked the high school students to join me in revisiting the procedure and look forward to working on a new procedure. Until then our current procedure remains in effect.

Thank you to all the parents who came to our first annual Parent’s Night. It was a huge success in fostering communication between home and school. Also, we had a nice turn out for our first of the year Block Island School Friend’s meeting. Thanks goes out to all those who volunteered and signed up to help this year.
Posted - Sep 19, 2013
Principal Newsletter 9/19/113
Our new dismissal procedure is underway and we want to thank everyone who helped us make dismissal smoother and safer. We appreciate that everyone is giving it his or her best effort to make it work.
On Monday, September 30th we are organizing a night just for the parents of students in grades K-12. The purpose of this night is to set aside some time for parents to meet as a group with classroom teachers to hear about how students spend their day. Unlike the traditional Family Night (which we are planning for October) this is for parents only. Look for more details coming your way next week.
The state’s assessments, NECAPs, are coming up in October. We have a tight testing window and it is VERY important that students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are in school during the first three weeks of October.
The Block Island School Friends are preparing for their first meeting and I cannot stress how much we depend on the efforts of this group. Whether it is organizing special enrichment programs, helping to fund field trips, or serving lemonade at athletic events, we depend on the work of this small, but dedicated, group. In the coming year, we will be trying extra hard to help invigorate this group with new energy from parents and teachers. I invite everyone to get involved to help with the work that makes such a big difference for our school.
As we approach the third week of school, high school parents can check the progress of their children on Aspen. If you have misplaced your password, please contact Lynne Cunningham in the office.
Finally, as the island quiets down, we have students riding their bikes to school. Please remember to remind your child about wearing a helmet.
Posted - Sep 19, 2013
Employees receiving health benefits through the Block Island School can now view their subscriber agreement on our website. The subscriber agreement provides the details concerning the benefits that are included in your coverage. To view this booklet click on Documents (left tab), Miscellaneous Files, and then Blue Cross Blue Shield Benefit Booklet.
Posted - Sep 17, 2013
The New Shoreham School Department provides accident insurance through ISI New England for each student enrolled at Block Island School. You may purchase additional (24-hour) accident insurance for your child by filling out an enrollment form and mailing it with your premium payment to ISI New England. Individual coverage will not go into effect until both payment and application are received at ISI; a prompt response will maximize your premium dollar. Enrollment forms can be found online and downloaded (click on link below for contact information). You may also call Marsha Gutierrez (466-7732) at the school for more information. No response is necessary if you are not interested in the additional coverage.
Posted - Sep 16, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Sep 6, 2013
Please click on link below to see correspondence from Principal Canole and Principal Monje regarding school dismissal and classroom interuption.
Posted - Aug 19, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, , August 19, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jul 15, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 18, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, June 17, 2013, approved the posting of Policy for FBF: Graduation Requirements for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.

Posted - Jun 17, 2013
Attached is a revised agenda and additional material for the June 17 School Committee meeting.
Posted - Jun 17, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.
Posted - Jun 12, 2013
2013 BLOCK ISLAND SCHOOL YEARBOOK - AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN OFFICE - $20.00 EACH - PLEASE STOP BY DURING SCHOOL HOURS TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY!!
Posted - May 30, 2013
Parents - Please take a moment to look at the new "Parent Resources" link recently added to our website.
Posted - May 23, 2013
SPRING CONCERT - THURSDAY, MAY 30 - 1:00 P.M. - BLOCK ISLAND SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Posted - May 23, 2013
The Grade 6-8 Band Breakfast scheduled for tomorrow (5-24-13), is canceled.
Posted - May 22, 2013
There will be an 11th Grade Parent/Student Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th, at 7:00 p.m. in the BIS Media Center to present an overview of Senior Projects.
Posted - May 21, 2013
Please note the new link "Aspen Portal" on the lower left menu on this page. You may use this link to access student academic progress with the credentials included in the letter sent home.
Posted - May 21, 2013
"Homeless for a Night" (National Honor Socieity) has been postponed until Tuesday, May 28th - Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Posted - May 20, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - May 17, 2013
Please see attached information regarding Parent Outreach.
Posted - May 2, 2013
Attached below are school materials for Monday's (May 6) Financial Town Meeting. Copies will be available on site.
Posted - Apr 26, 2013
On Tuesday, April 30 school will dismiss at 12:20 PM. The early dismissal is for the large number of school community members who wish to attend Peter Monje's funeral service.
Posted - Apr 23, 2013
At noon on Wednesday a listserv message will be sent to parents to test their reception of school messages. A letter was sent to all families announcing the test. If you do not receive the test message please call the school to confirm your email address. Also check your spam filter to be sure it is not filtering out school messages.
Posted - Apr 23, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Apr 19, 2013
Attached is the cost analysis of the tentative agreement with Council 94 on the April 23 School Committee agenda for consideration of approval.
Posted - Mar 28, 2013
The Block Island School is seeking a part-time co-principal and a full-time co-principal for the 2013-2014 school year. Please review the job postings under our new "Job Opportunities" section on the bottom left of the screen.
Posted - Mar 22, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, March 18, 2013, approved the posting of Policy GS: Physical Restraint/Crisis Intervention for the required 20-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library and the Block Island School. Please click on the link below to view the proposed policy.
Posted - Mar 18, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Feb 24, 2013
On Monday, February 25 school opening will be delayed one hour.
Posted - Feb 12, 2013
At its February 11 meeting the School Committee adopted the attached budget for the 2013-14 year.
Posted - Feb 11, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Feb 8, 2013
The Block Island School will dismiss at 10:30 AM this morning, Friday, February 8.
Posted - Jan 28, 2013
Its time for SurveyWorks, the survey Rhode Island students, teachers, and parents take regarding their local school. To take a survey follow the link below and click "Take a Survey." The survey code for the Block Island School is "made." Paper copies of the survey are available from the school office.

Links:

Posted - Jan 25, 2013
The School Committee has cancelled its January 28 budget workshop. The next budget workshop will be on Monday, February 4 at 7:00 PM.
Posted - Jan 22, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School for a budget work session.

Posted - Jan 22, 2013
School opening is delayed one hour this morning (Tuesday, January 22)
Posted - Jan 14, 2013
Below is the superintendent's recommended budget for the Block Island School for 2013-14. The School Committee will receive the budget at its January 14 meeting and review it at workshops planned for January 22 and 28 and February 4. Adoption is scheduled for the regular meeting of February 11.
Posted - Jan 14, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee will meet in open session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, in the media center of the Block Island School.

Posted - Jan 10, 2013
The New Shoreham School Committee, at its meeting held on Monday, December 17, 2012, approved the posting of Policy BAK: Policy Adoption and Amendment for the required 30-day period prior to adoption. Copies are available for community perusal during normal business hours at the Island Free Library, the Block Island School, and on the school’s web site (click on link below).


Posted - Jan 10, 2013
Please take an important ten-minute online survey, called SurveyWorks, about our school. It gives schools important feedback on key areas for school success. Take the short survey online or on paper between January 10, 2013 and March 1, 2013. To take the survey online go to the link below and click on “Take a Survey”.

Links:

Posted - Jan 9, 2013
Picture retake orders are due no later than Friday, January 18th.
Posted - Jan 4, 2013
Mid-Term Exams Jan 15th - 18th. Please see attached document for schedule and details.
Posted - Dec 19, 2012
The Block Island School UnbelievaBELLS will perform tomorrow (Thursday) at the Providence Place Mall in the Winter Garden Court, level 2. They will be playing from 11:45 to 12:45.
Posted - Dec 18, 2012