Parent Information for Reopening 2020

A Letter from the Principal
Posted on 09/11/2020

Dear Narragansett Elementary Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I recognize that we are beginning this year differently as NES along with the world responds to the pandemic and it is with sincere appreciation and gratitude that we welcome the children back to school.The staff and I are committed to providing all children with a quality education, safe building and a caring community.

The staff at Narragansett Elementary is committed to providing all children with a wonderful learning experience, preparing them for their future in school and life experiences to come. I believe Narragansett Elementary School will offer this to each and every student PreK- Grade 4! 

We have spent the summer preparing the school and classrooms to provide safe spaces for learning.

Teachers have been working together to plan for both in person and virtual possibilities. Our reentry  committee met all summer in preparation for the opening of school. Students will be expected to stay in their classroom and with their classroom peers for most of the day, in a stable group setting with their teacher. They will be going to recess daily with a teacher assistant- outside as much as possible. Please make sure you send your child to school prepared for outdoor weather.

Please read through the below linked information as a reference of all NES has to offer.

In regards to the handbook, there are some things that will not apply this year due to the COVID safety expectations and restrictions, those will be noted. There will be some additions to address safety that have been added. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the Instructional Expectations and Student Expectations for Distance Learning (p 4- 7), along with the Face Mask wearing and daily wellness check in expectation. 

Also, I have highlighted all the new and additional information relating to COVID to assist you with finding the information. I will be sending you the signature sign off sheets for Appendix C, D and E. I ask that you return them via your child’s backpack as an acknowledgement of your and your child’s understanding of NES and the expectations, support and opportunities at the school.

Thank you in advance for your attention. I am so happy to have the students back with us


Lisa Wilson