Steere Farm Elementary School

Dear Steere Farm Families,

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new principal of Steere Farm Elementary School. I am truly honored to join the Burrillville School District and Steere Farm community! I come to you as a former principal in Scituate, as well as a literacy coach and grades 3 and 5 teacher. As I begin my time at Steere Farm, my goal is to build upon the strong foundation already present and continue providing outstanding educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. Most importantly, we know that student success relies on the support of the entire community, which is why cultivating a strong partnership between parents and the school is of the utmost importance to me.

I am eager to meet the students and families at Steere Farm and hope you can join me for a Meet the Principal Event on August 10th at 6:00 p.m. In the meantime, please reach out with any comments, questions or concerns. I can be reached by email, francisc@bsd-ri.net or by phone, (401)-568-1350.

Warm Regards,

Courtney Francis

Bullying

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


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.

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.