The mission of the Warwick Public Schools, working cooperatively with families and the community, is to provide challenging learning environments that enable all students to develop skills and knowledge necessary to become self-directed, life-long learners, highly productive responsible citizens, and contributors to a technological and diverse society.
(Warwick Public Schools Mission Statement, 2001-)
Superintendent, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D.
2015 Kindergarten Registration
Children must attain 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015 to be eligible for Kindergarten
Registration will take place beginning the week of February 23, 2015
Registration will take place by appointment only
Call the Central Registration Office to schedule an appointment at 401-734-3040
The office is at 34 Warwick Lake Ave.
Information you must bring to register:
Proof of Residency
Parent Picture ID
If Guardian - copy of court guardianship
If Divorced - proof of custody
All registration forms are available online, click below
Centralized Enrollment Procedure for Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-12
For School Year 2014-15
Centralized enrollment is being done by appointment only at the Warwick Public Schools Administration building, located at 34 Warwick Lake Avenue, Warwick, RI, 02889. Enrollment times are between the hours of 8:00am and 2:30pm.
Appointments can be made by calling 734-3040
Parent or Guardian must be present at the time of enrollment.
Background Checks Now Required for School Volunteers
The governor has signed legislation last week to require any individuals who are current or prospective volunteers of a school department and who may have direct or unmonitored contact with children or students on school premises to undergo a state criminal background check.
If you are planning on volunteering at your school this year, please obtain your BCI check soon! This includes volunteering for PTA program/events, volunteering in your child's classroom, and chaperoning for field trips. Please note that you will not be able to volunteer in any capacity in any school if a state criminal background check is not completed.
There are a couple of options available to obtain a state criminal background check (BCI):
Visit the Warwick Police Station - Free for Warwick Residents
(Must Bring Valid License or ID)
From the Desk of the Superintendent
Spring has officially arrived, I think? It’s hard to tell from the snow and ice that is still on the ground. Usually by now one can see the baseball teams practicing on the fields gearing up for the anticipated season start. This too has been missing this spring and the season’s opening games have been delayed. However, there is no need to worry. Our spring teams and athletes have been practicing indoors and will be ready for the official start from the interscholastic league.
It is also hard to believe that we survived one of the most difficult winters with the record cold and snow accumulations that we have experienced in years. I believe we were able to make it through this winter because of the dedication of our maintenance and custodial staff, their supervisors and from the assistance of Dave Picozzi and his staff from the city. Thank you all for your efforts in making our streets and schools safe for our students and community.
The first phase of the PARCC assessment, Performance Based, concludes on April 13, 2015. Although there have been some complaints from a few teachers, the overall consensus is that the assessment went smoothly. Students in the elementary level enjoyed using the new chrome books which made the assessment fun. The NECAP Science Assessment is scheduled next for grades 4, 8, and 11. The assessment will be given on 3 days/90 minutes per day during the first week of May. The EOY (End of Year) phase of the PARCC assessment will be administered during the month of May.
Senior project presentation day is scheduled for May 14, 2015. Judges for the presentations are always welcomed. If you haven’t participated as a judge, please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to witness and experience the skills and knowledge that our seniors have acquired and are able to apply while presenting their senior project.
Third quarter report cards will be going home shortly. Elementary grades will be sent home on April 13,2015 and Secondary on April 29, 2015.
Graduation reminder: due to the snow days the graduation dates have changed. Please make note of the following dates: Pilgrim June 16; Toll Gate June 17; and Veterans June 18. All graduations begin promptly at 6 PM and all are held on the CCRI Warwick Campus.
Also please keep in mind that the end -of -year activities are just around the corner, Honors night, Recognition, Awards, etc. Check your school’s calendar for the dates and times of these events.