March 19, 2019

RINI Family Update


Quarter 3 Ending April 3, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the end of quarter 3.  Students will be receiving Progress Reports on Friday, April 5, 2019.  These are just a snapshot in time and provide some information as to student’s progress. Incomplete grades let students and families know when assignments have not been completed and when students are in danger of not earning class credit. As a reminder, all students and families have access to Skyward, the online portal where grades are posted.  If you do not yet have access to this tool, please contact the main office to get the login information.

Students who are struggling in classes are encouraged to contact their teachers for support. Teachers are available for tutoring Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after school.  Please make specific arrangements with teachers to take advantage of these support sessions.  Parent conferences are encouraged.  Please contact your student’s guidance counselor if you would like to schedule a conference with teachers or contact teachers directly as needed.

Mrs. Bouley, counselor for grades 9 and 10:
Ms. Keating, counselor for grades 11 and 12:


State law requires attendance in school every day and hour that school is in session.  It is essential that the RINI future nurses and healthcare providers develop excellent work habits and academic skills.  Missing just one class or one day of school causes students to be at a disadvantage and results in increased stress for students who need to catch up.
Please refrain from dismissing students from school prior to the regular dismissal time.  Appointments should be made outside of school hours.

SAT Assessments

The grade 11 students will be participating in the state mandated SAT testing during school hours on April 9, 2019.

Students should be well rested and should arrive to school early.  A Sodexo catered breakfast will be served on both days, beginning at 7:30 am.  All students MUST be in the testing rooms by 8:15 am or they will not be allowed to participate in the test unless they are medically excused.  There will be a make up day for medically excused students only on April 23, 2019. This is mandated by the College Board and the RI Department of Education.

Students who arrived on time and participated in the practice test appropriately are eligible for early dismissal on the test day if they do the same.  Early dismissal is 1:45 pm for students who are eligible.   The incentives for students who demonstrate achievement and/or growth are outlined on the SAT incentive form and are awarded only to students who arrive on time, participate appropriately and fully in both the practice test and the actual test, and meet the targeted benchmarks.

Museum of Science Field Trip for Grade 11 Students

Grade 11 students will be attending a field trip to the Boston Museum of Science on March 26, 2019.  Students must wear Class A Blue Scrubs and be at school by 8am in order to board the bus for the trip.  Bag lunches will be provided.  A permission slip signed by parent/guardian is required prior to March 15,2019.

Phantom of the Opera at Providence Performing Arts Center

Grade 10 students will be attending a field trip to PPAC to attend a live theatrical performance of Phantom of the Opera.  Students are required to wear Class A Blue Scrubs and have a parent/guardian signed permission slip in order to attend.  Students will walk to the theatre with their chaperones at approximately 12:15 and will return to RINI for late dismissal at approximately 4:00 pm.


Sodexo Scholarship

Grade 12 students are eligible for the annual Sodexo Scholarship.  $500 will be awarded to one RINI student who exemplifies the RINI Pillars of Nursing.  Application packages can be obtained from Mrs. Gaspar and are due NO LATER than March 22, 2019.



RINI students are participating in internship experiences with several of our industry partners.  It is imperative that students who are scheduled for an internship attend each and every day.   These experiences are meant to help students develop workforce skills and habits and the partners count on the students to be there on the scheduled days.  Students are required to complete any missed school work as a result of their internship, and therefore regular attendance in school is essential.  Students who demonstrate the RINI Pillars of Nursing are eligible for an internship experience.   Please contact Mrs. Wozniak for additional information.

Mentor Program

In partnership with Lifespan, the RINI Mentor Program continues.  Several students in grades 11 and 12 have been paired with industry professionals who have volunteered to meet with them and to support them on their journey to nursing and healthcare careers.  Students who are interested in obtaining a mentor should contact Mrs. Wozniak for more information.

RINI Recent Events

Blood Center Blood Drive

The RI Blood Center visited RINI last week to provide information about the blood donation process to students.  This week, the Bloodmobile arrived at school and 34 students and faculty were processed, yielding 14 pints of donated blood, enough to save 42 lives!

RINI Upcoming Events

RIPIN Transition Planning Session

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, RINI will be hosting the RI Parent Information Network for a transition planning informational session.  This event is for parents and students who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and who are interested in learning more about opportunities available to students as they transition from high school into college and careers.  A light dinner will be served.  Please rsvp to if you plan to attend.

RI Nurses Institute Middle College Board of Directors Meeting

The RINI Board of Directors meets monthly except in July and December.  The next meeting is March 21, 2019 5:00-6:30 pm.  Interested families can view the agenda and minutes of the meetings on the RI Secretary of State website or can request that information from the school.  Board meeting dates are listed on the RINI website at

Summer Opportunities


Mrs. Wozniak will be enrolling students in summer employment programs offered at RINI and with other organizations.  More information will be available soon.

  • Nurses focus on nutrition and health (ages 14-16)
  • Career Exploration through summer internship (ages 17-21)
CNA employment

Several RINI healthcare partners have employment opportunities for licensed CNAs.  Please contact Mrs. Wozniak for information.

Family Engagement


Please complete the SurveyWorks survey. The family access code is 28607family.
The survey is available in several languages, including Spanish.  Please select the language that you are most comfortable with.

To obtain a paper copy of the survey, please contact the main office at the school or have your child pick up a survey from Mr. Margres.

The survey will take less than 20 minutes and will provide very valuable information about how RINI is serving students and families.  Your participation is essential, so thanks in advance for taking the time to participate.   RINI office staff and/or the parent organization president are available to assist parents with this survey.  Parents are invited to come to the school to complete the survey.

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

RI Parent Information Network has been a critical resource to Rhode Islanders serving our community since 1991.   RIPIN’s mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support, and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.For information about programs, services, and opportunities, please see the website or contact RINI’s special education department.

From College Visions

Attention first-generation high school juniors!

College Visions is looking for first-generation high school juniors to join the CV 2019 Cohort! We provide students with 1-on-1 support as they apply and persist through college. Our program is FREE and students graduate at 3x the rate for low-income, first-generation students nationally!

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 11th grader from a public high school
  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch at school
  • Parents/guardians have not earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S.
  • Not participating in another college support program
Link to the online application:


Priority Deadline:

Monday, April 1st

Final Deadline:

Wednesday, May 1st