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General Guidance for Students and Parents/Guardians regarding 

Distance Learning Days

Distance Learning Days for all Pawtucket students starts on Monday, March 23, 2020.  

Expectations for Students:

  • Students will display proper online etiquette at all times

  • Students in grades K-12 will be expected to log into Google Classroom each day by 9am to complete the required learning tasks and assignments. (as appropriate and assigned)

    • Students are required to check-in with their teachers for attendance each day.

    • Students will participate in learning by completing assigned work and responding to teacher posts/prompts on a daily basis.

    • Students will communicate with their teacher if there are circumstances that limit their ability to complete work by the specified time.

    • Students will ask teachers for help if they are confused by a lesson or feel they are falling behind. 

  • Students will participate in instructional meetings as scheduled (if applicable)

  • Students will be responsible for logging into any online learning tools that have been assigned by the teacher.

  • Students will pick up and complete the optional, supplemental learning activities (K-8)

Expectations for Parents/Guardians:

  • Parents/Guardians will support/establish a daily schedule that will develop a positive routine for learning

  • Parents/guardians will remind students of distance learning expectations and encourage students to be working diligently on assignments daily.

  • Parents/guardians will encourage students to communicate with their teachers regularly

  • Parents/guardian will reach out to teachers via email when they have a question


  • Attendance will be monitored by students participating in Google Classroom each day

  • Attendance will be monitored through daily completion of activities

  • Students not logging into Google Classroom and not completing work on a regular basis is a concerning situation

    • If such cases arise, the teachers and the school will contact the student’s parent/guardian to address this concern

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--- Chromebook distributions have been completed. If your child does not have computer access from home (it does not need to be a PSD Chromebook; if you have a laptop, computer, etc. at home, that is fine), you MUST fill out this form ONCE for EACH STUDENT and we will make every effort to help you  CLICK HERE (internet access as well)  



Dr. da Silva, Principal

582 Benefit Street

Pawtucket, RI 02861

Telephone: (401) - 729-6252

Fax: (401) – 729-7725


  Congratulations Flora S. Curtis

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 362 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

"We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning."

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools. On Nov. 14 - 15, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school's student groups and all students.

Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at



Dear Curtis parents and families,

You will be proud to know that the Flora S. Curtis School has been recognized by The US Dept of Education as a "Blue Ribbon School!"  This recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, states, "As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning."

Congratulations to all of our students and their teachers for their dedication and hard work. Thank you, parents, for your part in making the Curtis School such a wonderful place to lead, teach and learn! I am so proud to stand alongside you in receiving this award for our school. 

Proudly, your Principal,

Dr. da Silva





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