Westerly Middle School

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  • Preschool Open House

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    At all times, the loading dock parking area is to be used by Authorized Personnel only.  Only WMS authorized staff members should use this area. Non-authorized WMS staff members should park in their assigned numbered parking space.  Parents should use the next parking lot and park in the visitor assigned spaces.  Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe at WMS.



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  • Important information from RIDE:
    Are students engaged in their learning? Do parents feel welcome in their school community? Are teachers included in decision-making with school leadership? These are the kinds of important questions asked through SurveyWorks, and this year, we want to engage even more Rhode Islanders in the discussion. Complete SurveyWorks, Rhode Island’s school culture and climate survey, before March 31.  Copy and paste the link to access the survey.
    Survey Works 2019
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  • Dear Westerly Public School families: 
    This is a reminder that a meal benefit application 2018-2019 Meal Application can be submitted anytime during the school year to see if your children qualify for free or reduced meals.   You may pick up or drop off your meal application at any Westerly School building or visit in person at Tower Street School Community Center.  Contact Christine Miller at 401-348-2792 for more information. 
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  • A Note from your School Nurse Teacher


    Dear Parent and Guardians,

    Your School Nurse Teacher has come up with some helpful guidelines that will help you know whether your child should stay home from school.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests answering these three quick questions:

    •         Does your child have a fever?
    •         Is your child well enough to engage in class?
    •         Do you think your child is contagious (such as pinkeye or strep throat)?

    So when should I keep them home?  A general guide is helpful, although when in question, or if your child has not seen his/her doctor, please call your SCHOOL NURSE TEACHER.

    Fever is the body's way of destroying the germs making it sick, and it's a common symptom of infections such as flu. Keep your children home if they have a temperature. Department of Health recommends that you wait 24 hours until children are fever-free without Tylenol or Motrin before letting them return to school.

    Vomiting/Diarrhea Keep children home until stools are formed and your doctor gives the okay. Keep children home if they've vomited twice or more in the last 24 hours. They can return to school after symptoms clear up or your doctor says they're no longer contagious.

    Mild cold or respiratory symptoms are no reason to keep children at home so long as their nasal drainage is clear and their cough is mild.

    Severe cough and cold symptoms should keep kids home from school. A serious cough could be a sign of contagious conditions such as whooping cough, viral bronchitis, or croup. It can also be a sign of asthma or allergies. If the cough is mild, you may send in cough drops with your child and a note to the school nurse teacher giving permission for the child to carry and use cough drops.  If they have an inhaler, a doctor’s order must accompany the inhaler to school.

    Sore throats:  If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, keep your child at home for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics or according to your physician's note.

    Earaches aren't contagious. There's no need to keep a child with a mild earache home, as long as your child feels well enough to concentrate in class.

    Please call your School Nurse Teacher with any questions, concerns or updates about your child’s health!

    School Nurse Phone Numbers:

    Westerly High School          315-1599

    Westerly Middle School    315-1659

    Springbrook                       348-2306

    Dunns Corners                  315-2642

    State Street                         348-2344

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  • March 22, 2019

    Today is National Puppy Day

    Student Notices:

    Pennies for Patients is underway!  Mr. Lenihan’s homeroom is currently in the lead with $98.00.  Money will be collected through the month of March.

    Any student, ages 14 years or older, that is interested in joining the Westerly Police Explorers Program, see Officer Ruisi to fill out an application.  Meetings are twice a month and are 4 hours long.

    Daily Quote:

    Every child you pass in the hall has a story to be heard.  Maybe you are the one meant to hear it. - Bethany Hill

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  • Please call 401-315-1692 if your child is out sick or will not be in school. We appreciate your help.


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    In order to volunteer, go on a field trip, etc. you must have a current BCI. BCIs are good only for the current school year, therefore, most BCIs have expired as of 6/30/18. Please review the steps below for new and returning volunteers. 

    The current WPS Volunteer Process is on the WPS District website under Community/Volunteers.

    NEW VOLUNTEERS: Please complete the online 3 step Volunteer Process. This is at no cost to the volunteer. All three steps must be completed in order to finalize the volunteer process. 

    RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: Returning volunteers need to have an updated Local (RI State) BCI (Criminal Record Release form in Volunteer Process) done every year.  If there is NO personal information changes, you do NOT need to complete the application - only the BCI check.

    Click here for the link to access the volunteer forms and directions.

    Click here for the revised (November 2018) Background Check Investigation (Volunteers) Policy No. 4180.2

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