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.
Kindergarten Registration Information for 2014-15
Parents/guardians of children who are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September, 2014 should register their children at the nearest elementary school at their earliest convenience. Children are eligible to enter Kindergarten in September, 2014 if they have attained or will have attained five years of age on or before September 1, 2014.
Click here for more information on the registration requirements.
Pre-K and grades 1-12 will need to follow the centralized enrollment procedure outlined below.
New Centralized Enrollment Procedure for Pre-K and Grades 1-12
Centralized enrollment is now 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 734-3085
Parent or Guardian must be present at the time of enrollment.
The Aspen Family Portal is Now Open!
The Aspen Family Portal is open as of October 1, 2013. Each family will receive instructions for a parent family account either by e-mail or a paper document sent home with each child.
We encourage all families to login with their parent account. Verify your child's and family data. Please notify the school using the e-mail address on the instructions with any updates. Please provide a family or parent e-mail address to the school if you have not done so in the past.
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 for the 2013-14 school 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
May 27, 2014
In approximately four weeks the school year 2013-2014 will be in the history books. By all measures it has been a successful year for our students and staff. However, during these next four weeks we will really see how successful the year has been.
Already many of the secondary schools have shared their honor nights and special recognitions with their parents, relatives and friends. Other notable events such as end of the year concerts, history day essays, the Anne Burke poster awards, music awards in both instrumental and chorus, and the Warwick Schools Art exhibition have recognized our talented students. In addition, students in the WACTC have placed in the top three place in both automotive and construction. Special recognition for staff members on their golden apple awards, history awards and Bernie McDowell on being selected nurse teacher of the year.
Our seniors have concluded their senior project presentations with many receiving honors or honorable mentions for their work. Our NECAP wavier process is currently under way and should be completed by the end of this week. Many of our seniors have successfully provided quality evidence to qualify for a diploma.
Students just completed the spring screening process using STAR Early Literacy, Reading, and Math. Overall the percentage of students at the national 50th percentile went up 5% in reading and 9% in math.
As for technology the district rollout of Google Chromebooks proved to be a big success for students taking the PARCC assessments. The district will continue to purchase chromebook devices to support assessment programs both state and local and to continue supporting ongoing teaching and learning. Google Apps for education will be phased in during the next school year. The state/district wireless initiative is in the preparation stage and installation is expected to begin in early June.
Teacher training has focused on data use and will conclude in June with their final project. Training also focused on Formative Assessment. Based on the feedback of the five modules, teachers are trying new techniques in their classrooms which have proven very positive. Also K-12 teachers have identified sample PARCC- like problems sets to be used across the district next year to improve math problem solving skills.
Our high schools recently held their junior and senior proms, Veteran’s senior prom will be held on Friday night. So far a great time was had by all. Graduation will be held during the week of June 9th, beginning on Tuesday, June 10th and run through Thursday, June 12th. There will be no 3PM graduation this year. All graduations will have their own day and begin at 6 PM.
Elementary schools will be hosting a wide array of ceremonies, concerts, and kindergarten ceremonies during the last two weeks of school. If you have the chance please take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy the personal growth that our students have achieved during this school year.
Please enjoy a relaxing and safe summer vacation. Just a reminder, the central office is open all summer to assist parents with new registrations, transfers and transportation.