Steere Farm Elementary School


From the Desk of Mrs. Francis

Students came back from holiday break ready to learn! Kudos to our students for their awesome effort during our winter benchmarking period. Their hard work is paying off!


Next week, teachers will participate in our second Data Day of the school year. During these meetings, grade level teams will analyze current student achievement data in order to effectively plan for instruction. This type of planning requires teamwork, and leads to powerful changes for our students. Guardians will be notified if their child is in an intervention group for math, reading, or writing.


In addition, our most recent faculty meetings were centered around analyzing RICAS scores. As a team, we celebrated successes and identified areas of need to improve student outcomes. I am proud to be part of a team that is committed to continuous improvement for our students!


Thank you for your ongoing support! We look forward to continuing our partnership with families as we enter the second half of the year.


Best,

Courtney Francis



francisc@bsd-ri.net 

(401)-568-1350

Safety is a Top Priority!  Steere Farm will continue to stay vigilant with regards to school safety each and every day.  We will continue our fire and lockdown drills, we will continue to check identification of all who enter our school.

The Importance of Attendance  School attendance is super important to the academic achievement of our students.  The school year is 180 days, and if a student is absent 18 days, he or she has missed 10% of the school year!  That's a lot of time!  That's 18 days of missed instruction, hands-on experience, and important discussion about learning.   Absences should be used for illnesses, which are inevitable.  While family vacations are great fun, missing school immediately puts students behind.  Please plan vacations for times when school is not in session - this will help our kiddos to stay on track!

Wright's Farm  Wright's Farm has been our business partner for 23 years, and we are so grateful and appreciative for all they do for our students and staff!  Our greatest thanks to Wright's Farm for so many years of support!

Steere Farm Elementary School                915 Steere Farm Road                                     Pascoag, RI 02859(401) 568-1350, Fax: (401) 568-1353Courtney FrancisPrincipal

What do we mean by Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn?  These are our school rules.  We are a Positive Behaviors and Instructional Supports (PBIS) school, and we work to highlight positive behaviors in order to change negative behaviors.  Our students earn SuperStar tickets throughout the various areas of the school, and they can use those tickets to "purchase" small items or activities each week.  There is a home matrix as well, so that our families can use these same structures in the home.

Bullying

Please see Burrillville School Department's policy on bullying and how to report it.


The Burrillville School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies will be handled by: Director of Pupil Personnel Services(DPPS), 2300 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, RI 02830. Telephone: (401) 568-1301; Email: nondiscriminationinquiries@bsd-ri.net. Inquiries may also be made directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Dept. of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Fax: (617) 289-0150; Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the DPPS at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.