Don Miller, the new principal at Shea High School in Pawtucket, is looking forward to greeting students when they return on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Miller was previously the assistant principal at Pilgrim High School in Warwick. (Photo/Ernest A. Brown)
PAWTUCKET â€” The cityâ€™s public school students can enjoy a few more days of the traditional summer vacation as the new school year starts after the Labor Day weekend, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The only exception is kindergarten, where the first day of school will be Monday, Sept. 10. Prior to that, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, kindergarten students and their parents are invited to attend orientation sessions. These are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Curtis, Curvin McCabe and Potter Burns elementary schools; and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Baldwin, Cunningham, Fallon, Greene, Varieur, and Winters elementary schools.
At the end of the orientation sessions, kindergarten students will be scheduled for a 20 to 30 minute screening on either Sept. 5, 6 or 7. These screenings will assist the teacher with instructional planning, school officials say.
For all elementary schools (with the exception of Greene and Curtis), the school day will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.; Greene and Curtis will start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:10 p.m.; Goff, Slater and Jenks junior high schools, as well as the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Visual and Performing Arts, will start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:20 p.m.; and Shea and Tolman high schools will start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
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