Greetings NPHS families and staff,

As you may know, North Providence High School has 2 positive student COVID cases within the last few days. After RIDOH contact tracing, approximately 90-100 students are required to be quarantined through October 13 for some students or October 17 for other students. Additionally, and as a result, NPHS currently has approximately 16-20 staff absences and unfilled positions related to quarantine/COVID during this time period, and there are very few available substitutes, if any, to cover classes and provide appropriate supervision. As a result, in consultation with RIDOH and RIDE, the high school will be closed, and students placed on distance learning through October 19th, with the hybrid model instituted upon initial return.  Here is a detailed schedule for the closure and planned return:

Tuesday October 6: building closed for deep cleaning, teachers instruct virtually from home.
Wednesday October 7 through Monday October 19: all staff members report to the high school to provide remote instruction from classrooms.
Wednesday October 14th: PSAT/SAT Day at the high school from 7:30 AM to 1 PM for non quarantined students who have registered for either test. Distance learning day for all other students.
Monday October 19: Statewide Distance Learning/PD Day
Tuesday October 20: Return to school in hybrid model. Students with last names ending A-K attend school in person.
Wednesday October 21: Students with last names ending L-Z attend school in person.
Thursday October 22: Students with last names ending A-K attend school in person.
Friday October 23: Students with last names ending L-Z attend school in person.
Due to the number of students and staff members that are impacted when positive cases occur at the HS under a full return model, the hybrid alphabet model will continue at NPHS until further notice. Since the HS level does not have stable pods, a hybrid model may result in fewer students and staff being quarantined and impacted when positive cases occur, thereby providing more stability, as well as opportunity for consistency and increased face to face learning.
If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, building administrators, or your child’s teachers.
Joseph B. Goho, Superintendent

North Providence Public Schools
2240 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
401-233-1100
@joegoho