Resources For Parents & Families

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Parent Involvement Policy

The North Providence School Committee has adopted a Parent Involvement Policy to ensure that all N P Families have current information regarding their child’s educational program. In addition, a Parent Engagement Action Plan was developed to implement the adopted School Committee Policy. Please review the attached documents and forward any questions you may have to your child’s school Principal.

Preschool Program

Our preschool program is 2.5 hours a day (morning or afternoon), 5 days a week following the school calendar.  Child must be age 3, 4, or 5, and be toilet-trained.  Families are responsible for transportation to and from school.  There is a yearly tuition fee.  Classrooms are at Greystone and Centredale schools.
We do not have open enrollment for preschool.  The enrollment lottery is held in April.  In order to apply for the lottery or the waiting list, applicants must have passed the Child Outreach Screening since last September 2.
The first step in the enrollment process is a Child Outreach Screen.  Child Outreach is a free service sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Education and offered through the North Providence School Department.  Child Outreach is a screening program designed for all children between the ages of three and five.  Families receive information about their child’s development after participating in the program.  The information is gathered in two ways.  First, your child will participate in a brief screening program conducted by trained personnel.  Screening takes about 45 minutes to complete.  It is a series of game-like activities that check your child’s vision, hearing, general development, and speech and language development.  Second, families complete two questionnaires about their child’s development in everyday activities (Family Questionnaire and Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional).  
To schedule a screening appointment please call 401-349-4732 or email

Special Education Local Advisory Committee

North Providence Special Education
Local Advisory Committee
The mission of the N. Providence Special Education Local Advisory Committee is to:
Improve communication among parents, staff, administrators, schools and School Committee on special education needs through the promotion of a team concept.
Advocate for partnerships with parents of students with disabilities to ensure that they receive the entitlements provided to them under state and federal laws.
Inform the community of North Providence through the North Providence School Committee about current special education services, meeting needs, future plans, state and federal funding applications, and the evaluation and monitoring of outcomes of special education programs.
Encourage a greater understanding, acceptance, compassion, and inclusion of children with special education.
NPSELAC Leadership Team
Donna Alqassar – Chair
Gina Falco – Recording Secretary
Michael Casey – Treasurer
Cynthia VanAvery – Director of Special Education
Please come join us at our next meeting!
Each NPSELAC meeting will include a speaker and/or presentation on a topic related to special education. We are always striving to meet the needs of parents, students, and faculty so please feel free to contact us with any concerns or suggestions.
Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 6:30 pm and are held in the Birchwood Middle School’s Library.
Recognition Program
The NPSELAC is currently seeking nominations for educators, teacher assistants, and therapists who have provided outstanding services for Special Education students, especially in the area of inclusion. Inclusion is students with special education needs spending most or all of their time with non-disabled students. The goal of this recognition program is to increase awareness and recognize those people who are providing best practices in inclusive education.
Basis for a Nomination
A person who has provided outstanding services to advance the success of students with special needs. Some criteria suggestions:
Peer Helping Strategies
Social Skills Development
Management of Behavior
Differentiated Instruction
Classroom Organization
Promoting Parent Involvement
Submit a Nomination
In 250 words or less, please state your reasons that support your nomination. Please include the following:
Name of Person being nominated
School Name
Your Name
Your Phone Number
Please email your nomination for consideration to

Google Tech Support

Welcome to Google Support for Parents for the NPSD
This is the technology support web page for North Providence parents and community.  Within this site, you will find helpful resources and tutorials.  I hope you can use this site to learn how to use Google Apps for Education. I hope to answer any questions you may have.
Visit Google Support Website