Philip Thornton, Ed.D., Superintendent

philip.thornton@warwickschools.org

All Warwick Schools students will be learning virtually starting December 14, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Dear Warwick School Community,

I am writing to you today in the hopes that you and your family remain in good health in what has been a very difficult time for all. With the commencement of the vaccines to combat Covid 19, I remain optimistic for a return to school life as we know it in the not too distant future.

During this pandemic, our focus remains on the health and safety of students and staff. Over the past several weeks, we have seen a number of Covid 19 cases in both adults and students in Warwick, as well as a large number of individuals being placed in quarantine due to possible exposure to a positive Covid 19 individual. Currently, the total number of positive cases of Covid 19 for faculty and students and those in quarantine is at 301.

Additionally, the percent of individuals infected in the city of Warwick has been on the rise over the last several weeks with 8% positive cases during the week of November 8-14, and now up to12% this week. 

Given the extent of the spread cited above,Warwick Schools will be initiating an all Distance Learning (DL) format starting on December 14. This all DL format (4 days per week) will continue through December 23rd. School buildings and the Administrative offices will remain open if you are in need of any assistance. More information regarding Grab & Go lunches will be coming shortly. We remain committed during this time to provide high quality instructional practices and learning opportunities. We will evaluate a return to school in January based on all available data at that time. We will also factor in any guidance given from the RI Department of Health, the RI Department of Education and the Governor’s Office.

With the installation of air purifiers completed in all schools (K-12) by the January time frame, I will be recommending to the School Committee, a return to school, when appropriate, of 4 days a week for grades K-5 and a hybrid return for all secondary schools (6-12). 

I am hopeful that everyone does their best to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Please monitor for symptoms daily, stay home if there are any symptoms, practice social distancing, wear masks appropriately, keep close contact information updated, continue to notify the school nurse of positive test results or a quarantine recommendation, and follow the RIDOH guidelines regarding travel.

Also please note from the RI Education Operations Center: Recently, a Rhode Island minor was a victim of identity theft after receiving positive COVID-19 results and relaying personal information during a phone conversation with a scammer posing as a contact tracer with the RI Department of Health. 

 Besides your date of birth, The RI Department of Health will never require you to provide any other personal identifying information that could cause fraud or deception. Please see the attached for further details.  As the holidays draw near, please stay vigilant to ensure your personal information remains safe.  

 

The health and safety of all WPS students, staff, and the community continue to be a priority for the District. The District Administration Team is committed to analyzing the data to make informed decisions. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to do what is best for all students and staff during these challenging times.  

 

Best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season!

 

 

Philip Thornton, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Todos los estudiantes de las escuelas de Warwick aprenderán virtualmente a partir del 14 de diciembre de 2020

Miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2020

Estimada comunidad escolar de Warwick,

Le escribo hoy con la esperanza de que usted y su familia gocen de buena salud en lo que ha sido un momento muy difícil para todos. Con el comienzo de las vacunas para combatir Covid 19, sigo siendo optimista de un regreso a la vida escolar como la conocemos en un futuro no muy lejano.

Durante esta pandemia, nuestro enfoque permanece en la salud y seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. Durante las últimas semanas, hemos visto varios casos de Covid 19 tanto en adultos como en estudiantes en Warwick, así como un gran número de personas que fueron puestas en cuarentena debido a una posible exposición a una persona positiva de Covid 19. Actualmente, el número total de casos positivos de Covid 19 para profesores y estudiantes y aquellos en cuarentena es de 301.

Además, el porcentaje de personas infectadas en la ciudad de Warwick ha aumentado en las últimas semanas con un 8% de casos positivos durante la semana del 8 al 14 de noviembre, y ahora hasta un 12% esta semana.

Dada la extensión de la propagación citada anteriormente, las escuelas de Warwick iniciarán un formato de aprendizaje a distancia (DL) a partir del 14 de diciembre. Este formato de aprendizaje a distancia (4 días a la semana) continuará hasta el 23 de diciembre. Los edificios escolares y las oficinas administrativas permanecerán abiertos si necesita ayuda. Pronto habrá más información sobre los almuerzos Grab & Go. Seguimos comprometidos durante este tiempo a brindar prácticas de instrucción de alta calidad y oportunidades de aprendizaje. Evaluaremos el regreso a la escuela en enero según todos los datos disponibles en ese momento. También tomaremos en cuenta cualquier orientación brindada por el Departamento de Salud de RI, el Departamento de Educación de RI y la Oficina del Gobernador.

Con la instalación de purificadores de aire completada en todas las escuelas (K-12) para el período de enero, recomendaré al Comité Escolar, un regreso a la escuela, cuando sea apropiado, de 4 días a la semana para los grados K-5 y un rendimiento híbrido para todas las escuelas secundarias (6-12).

Tengo la esperanza de que todos hagan todo lo posible para mitigar la propagación de COVID-19. Controle los síntomas diariamente, quédese en casa si hay algún síntoma, practique el distanciamiento social, use máscaras de manera adecuada, mantenga actualizada la información de contacto cercano, continúe notificando a la enfermera de la escuela sobre los resultados positivos de las pruebas o una recomendación de cuarentena, y siga las pautas de RIDOH con respecto a los viajes .

También tenga en cuenta del Centro de Operaciones de Educación de RI: Recientemente, un menor de Rhode Island fue víctima de robo de identidad después de recibir resultados positivos de COVID-19 y transmitir información personal durante una conversación telefónica con un estafador que se hizo pasar por un rastreador de contactos con el Departamento de Salud.

Además de su fecha de nacimiento, el Departamento de Salud de RI nunca le pedirá que proporcione ninguna otra información de identificación personal que pueda causar fraude o engaño. Consulte el adjunto para obtener más detalles. A medida que se acercan las vacaciones, manténgase alerta para asegurarse de que su información personal permanezca segura.

La salud y seguridad de todos los estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad de WPS continúan siendo una prioridad para el Distrito. El equipo de administración del distrito está comprometido a analizar los datos para tomar decisiones informadas. Gracias por su continuo apoyo mientras nos esforzamos por hacer lo mejor para todos los estudiantes y el personal durante estos tiempos desafiantes.

¡Mis mejores deseos para unas vacaciones seguras y saludables!

Philip Thornton, Ed.D.
Superintendente

CHECK YOUR FAMILY PORTAL

It is imperative to have access for important documents; updates and to keep your approved contacts up to date.


ALL REPORT CARDS ARE DISTRIBUTED VIA FAMILY PORTAL ONLY.

Trouble accessing your portal?

Go to: 
HELP ME ACCESS MY PORTAL

ATTENDANCE

It is imperative to drop off your student(s) early.
Our doors open at 8:40 am.

  • In-Person Attendance is taken & lunch orders are placed by 9am.

  • Distant Learning Attendance is taken during the first Google Meet with your student’s homeroom or itinerant teacher.

 

  • Students are marked Absent if the teacher’s attendance form has not been filled out at the time designated by the teacher.

GRAB & GO MEALS

FREE

Starting Monday, January 4th 
Back to regular locations, days and times.
Pilgrim High School – 7:30a-8:30a (Back Parking Lot)
Winman Middle School- 12:00p-1:00p (Front Parking Lot)
Veteran’s Middle School- 2:00p-3:00p (Front Roundabout)

HELPFUL FAMILY PORTAL GUIDANCE

Accounts are automatically created for students as they are enrolled in the Aspen system.  

MAXIMUM OF 2 ACCOUNTS PER STUDENT 

  • Primary parents/ legal guardians only 
  • We cannot provide accounts to anyone other than the primary parents/guardians

ACTIVE EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED FOR EACH ACCOUNT 

  • Parents/guardians cannot share the same email address for both accounts
  • Each must have their own email for each account to function properly
  • This address is also where important information is shared
  • It is extremely important to keep it up to date and checked regularly
  • Anytime a report is published parents/guardians with active accounts receive an email message explaining that a report is available for viewing

ACCESS YOUR FAMILY PORTAL

https://ri-warwick.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.do

FORGOT YOUR LOGIN &/OR PASSWORD?

https://www.warwickschools.org/parents-students/family-portal/

  • Select Holliman School to request account information or support
  • These email messages go to Secretary DeGuzman and Principal Coffey
  • Although usually processed quickly, please allow at least two full business days for requests to be processed
  • Once complete, Aspen sends an email to the address on Aspen associated with the account

NEED HELP NAVIGATING YOUR PORTAL?

https://www.warwickschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/09/AspenPortalLogin.pdf

 Learn how to:

  • Log in
  • Set up a password and security settings
  • Move through the portal tabs to find  information such as:
  • Published report cards
  • Special education student progress reports

NOT RECEIVING EMAILS?

Provide us with your email address: 

https://www.warwickschools.org/email/

PARENT'S GUIDE TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

MOVING? CHANGING SCHOOLS?

 

Let us know, in writing at:   MAIN OFFICE

___________________________________________________________________

Moving to a public school within Warwick?

Call Central Administration: 401-734-3040 & provide proof of residency.

___________________________________________________________________

 Moving outside Warwick or to Private School?

 Fill out a Records Release Form.

 Release of Records

You may send us a from your student’s new school or fill out the the form above and send it to us, via email preferably, at
MAIN OFFICE

___________________________________________________________________

 Planning to homeschool?

Submit your plan to:  Dr. Anne Siesel

anne.siesel@warwickschools.org

401-298-4035

KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST & LIBRARY WEBSITE LINK

LIBRARY WEBSITE

 

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

 

  • how your child will get home that day
  • an emergency number
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

 

Then, please hand it to a teacher or teacher assistant (it doesn’t matter which one).

 

We will have tables set up to check your child in and give them a name tag, as well as record this information.

 

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

 

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

 

SUPPLIES:

 

  • 1 large backpack (It can never big too big!  Lots go back and forth.)
  • 1 plastic pencil case box that will hold all their supplies.
  • Daily Snack — 1 healthy snack, with a water bottle or cup. please.

 

Optional—-For  whole classroom use (community)

 

  • tissues
  • paper towels
  • hand sanitizer
  • spoons
  • plastic bags all sizes (snack, gallon, quart)

 

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

 

1ST GR SUPPLY LIST & LIBRARY WEBSITE LINK

LIBRARY WEBSITE

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

  • how your child will get home that day and an emergency number, as well
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

Pack it in your child’s backpack to hand to his/her teacher in the morning.

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

SUPPLIES:

  • Box of kleenex for classroom
  • Headphones for use with chromebook (earbuds don’t seem to work well with this age group, as they seem to have difficulty staying in their ears)
  • Glue sticks  (they are provided by the school, but we go through them very quickly!)
  • Crayons       (they are provided by the school, but we go through them very quickly!)

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

2ND GR SUPPLY LIST 7 LIBRARY WEBSITE LINK

LIBRARY WEBSITE

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

  • how your child will get home that day and an emergency number, as well
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

Pack it in your child’s backpack to hand to his/her teacher in the morning.

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

SUPPLIES:

Here is a list of suggested school supplies for students entering 2nd grade. Although pencils, crayons, glue sticks, and scissors are some of the items provided by the school department, you may want to purchase some extras.

  • Individual Supplies
  • 1 water bottle with pop-up top
  • Daily healthy snack
  • Earbuds (to use with chromebooks)
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 small pencil sharpener
  • 1 or 2 wide-ruled notebooks (for Journal writing)
  • Pocket Folders:
    • 1 yellow with 2 pockets
    • 1 red with 2 pockets, and 
    • 1 blue with 2 pockets and fastener
  • 4 gallon-sized plastic bags

 Classroom donations of the following are always appreciated:

  • Tissues
  • Plastic spoons

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

3RD GR SUPPLY LIST & LIBRARY WEBSITE LINK

LIBRARY WEBSITE

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

  • how your child will get home that day and an emergency number, as well
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

Pack it in your child’s backpack to hand to his/her teacher in the morning.

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

SUPPLIES:
Although some school supplies are purchased by teachers and the school department
such as pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, and glue sticks, the following are items we are requesting for you to consider purchasing for your child and our class:

  • 6 solid color 2-pocket folders with no fasteners, one each in the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • 2 2-pocket folders any style, color or design
  • 2 Composition Notebooks
  • Hand held Pencil Sharpener
  • Pencil bag or pencil box 
  • One pair of earbuds or headphones
  • A Box of tissues

Thank you in advance for any donations you have already, or are able, to make.

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

4TH GR & LIBRARY WEBSITE LINKS & SUPPLY LIST

4TH GRADE WEBSITE

LIBRARY WEBSITE

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

  • how your child will get home that day and an emergency number, as well
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

Pack it in your child’s backpack to hand to his/her teacher in the morning.

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

SUPPLIES:

You may want to begin purchasing some school supplies over the summer when the sales are going strong!  This is a list of suggested supplies for incoming fourth grade students.

  • 1” binder 
  • small personal pencil sharpener
  • pencil box
  • 6 solid-color two-pocket folders without fasteners:
    • one each of the following colors:
      • red
      • orange
      • yellow
      • green
      • blue
      • purple
  • 2 Composition Notebooks
  • 3 extra-large, stretchy book covers 
  • Package of 3 x 5 index cards
  • Kleenex box (for the classroom)
  • Earbuds for use with the Chromebook

____________________

Items that are not on this list, such as

  • markers
  • notebook paper
  • wet glue

are not needed in class.  

_____________________

Other items, such as:

  • pencils
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • glue sticks

will be provided by the school. However, you may want to purchase some for your child.

*Please keep in mind that some of these supplies will need to be replaced each trimester or more often.

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

5TH GR & LIBRARY WEBSITE LINKS & SUPPLY LIST

5TH GRADE WEBSITE

LIBRARY WEBSITE

On the first day of school, DAY ONE, please write down on a piece of paper:

  • how your child will get home that day and an emergency number, as well
  • whether or not they have a lunch or are buying lunch

Pack it in your child’s backpack to hand to his/her teacher in the morning.

Your piece of paper is an added security measure, just in case we miss something.

It is a crazy day that day and even though you think your child knows,  90% of the time, s/he stands bewildered when asked about lunch and dismissal. We may not get office correspondence until just before 3:00 and by that time there are tears.    

SUPPLIES:

  • Pencils

  • Cap erasers

  • Quiet Pencil Sharpener

  • Highlighters

  • Pens

  • Colored Pencils

  • Crayons

  • A roll of tape

  • White out

  • Scissors

  • Earbuds

  • Glue Sticks (4)

  • 2- Black Composition Notebooks

  • 3- Two Pocket Folders

  • 1 Box of Kleenex

  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sannitizer

We look forward to working with you and your child.  Open communication benefits all.

IMPORTANT NOTES
_______________________________

 

DISTANCE LEARNING FOR ALL

Mon – Dec 14th

until at least Jan 6th (exact date TBD)

ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT LOGS ON AND PARTICIPATES AT THE HOURS INSTRUCTED BY THEIR TEACHERS

 

SCHOOL CLOSED
————

 Mon – Jan 18th

 

 

 

Holliman Calendar of Events

January 2021

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  • NO SCHOOL - NEW YEAR DAY
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  • STATE PD DAY - DL (Distance Learning)
  • Jason Tardy - Juggling - PTA SponsoredEvent
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Our History

Holliman School has 19 classrooms, including an auditorium; fully automated library; all-purpose room; and art ; music and health rooms.

Holliman has close to 50 full or part time adults who service an average enrollment of 325 students in grades Kindergarten through Five.

Our Mission

To create a positive, nurturing, academic and social community in which learning is paramount to creating responsible citizens who are able to succeed in a changing world.