May 24, 2019

RINI Family Update May 24, 2019


Senior Events

Senior Dinner

The dinner will take place on Wednesday 6/5 at 6:00 PM at Pawtucket Country Club.
Class of 2019 Students and a parent/guardian are free and additional guests are welcome with tickets priced at $30 each.
Guest money and attendance is due by Wednesday 5/29.


Graduation will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday 6/12 at Sapinsley Hall at Rhode Island College. Students need to arrive at 5:00 PM.
Each student will get six tickets for family and friends to attend the event.
Some extras tickets will be available on first come first serve basis closer to the date of the event.
There will be a mandatory rehearsal at 1:00 – 3:00 at RIC in Sapinsley Hall on Tuesday 6/11.


Portfolio Exhibitions will take place after school on Tuesday May 28th (3:30 PM – 4:30) and Thursday May 30th (3:30-4:30).

Senior Nursing Research Presentations

Presentations will be held during the week of May 20 -May 25. Seniors have worked very hard and finalizing this last graduation requirement. Families of graduating students are welcome to attend their student’s presentation. Please check with the student for their scheduled date and time.

Additional End of Year Dates

May 27 – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
May 31 – RINI Prom – Pawtucket Country Club, 6-10 pm
June 3 – last day of school for senior students
June 7 – RINI Alumni Breakfast, 9am
June 10 – 14 Final exam week
June 17 – Last day of school

Advanced Course Network – enrichment opportunities for students

registration open until May 31
Registration for Summer, Fall, and Yearlong courses will be open until May 31, 2019 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Enriching experiences with advanced coursework help students get a head start on postsecondary success, master the skills required of a lifelong learner, and be prepared for jobs in sectors critical to Rhode Island’s future prosperity.
More information and available courses can be found on, and questions about the Advanced Course Network can be directed to Ms. Keating, Mrs. Bouley, or

Data navigators

RINI 10th grade students who are participating in the Providence Public Library Teen Squad Program; Data Navigators will present their Youth Showcase highlighting their data visualization projects on Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Providence Public Library, the Ship Room, 225 Washington Street, Providence. Families and guests are invited to attend. Please contact the main office at the school to let us know that you will be attending.


CCRI to host Promise Enrollment Day on May 21

The Community College of Rhode Island will host a RI Promise Enrollment Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 to assist Class of 2019 Rhode Island high school students who are planning to attend CCRI this fall under the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program. The event will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall at the college’s Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick.

Students will have the opportunity to apply to CCRI, learn about academic and career pathways, sign up to take the Accuplacer, apply for or complete the FAFSA, meet with an advisor to select classes, and register for classes.

Registration is not required to attend. For more information, please contact or Amy Kacerik at or (401) 825-2230.


In order to qualify for financial aid, including the RI Governor’s Promise Program for CCRI tuition, students must complete the federal FAFSA forms. Some scholarships and assistance is awarded on a rolling basis, so it is important to get these forms completed as soon as possible. Students will need parents’ tax and income information in order to complete these forms. For assistance, please contact Ms. Keating.


Summer Employment

For more information, contact Mrs. Wozniak,

CNA employment

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

Bryant University Free Summer Stem Camp for Girl

Bryant University located at 1150 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, Rhode Island will be hosting the
Exploring Data Science and the Art of Visualization FREE Summer Camp for High School Girls
On June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019 from 9am – 4pm
Visit for more information.

RINI Upcoming Events

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 June 13, 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

Family Engagement

From The Rhode Island Foundation:
Please take a moment to review this invitation from our partners at The Rhode Island Foundation who are doing fantastic work to support long-term education planning in Rhode Island.

Lend your perspective to public education planning
The Rhode Island Foundation launched a planning effort focused on developing actions and strategies that will lead Rhode Island toward having a world-class public education system that prepares all students to succeed in life and contribute productively to the community. The planning committee is comprised of leaders in the state’s public education sector and meets on a monthly basis. In addition to their regular meetings, the group is reaching into the community for on-the-ground feedback. We hope you’ll join us to share yours.

Are you a parent or caregiver of school-aged children? Are you willing to share your experience?
Join representatives from the Rhode Island Foundation for a discussion around long-term planning efforts for pre-K through 12th-grade education in Rhode Island.
Choose from one of three sessions, click the date of your choice below to register.

  • Friday, May 24, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at The Gamm Theatre, Warwick
  • Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Davies Career and Technical School, Lincoln
  • Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Knight Memorial Library, Providence
  • Refreshments will be served. All meetings are family friendly and will have a Spanish translator in attendance

Can’t make it to a session? Give us feedback and share your perspective by completing an online survey.

Parent Survey [English]

Parent Survey [Spanish]

Free Fitness Summer Memberships for Students

Planet FItness is offering free fitness for teens this summer. Please see

Sign up begins May 15th at Planet Fitness locations, where teens under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register.

From RIPIN, Rhode Island Parent Information Network

RIPIN is a valuable community resource that offers many opportunities for families. Upcoming events include:

COLLEGE PANEL, Friday, May 31, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

View these additional workshops any time at

  • Basic Rights in Special Education
  • Section 504: A Parent’s Guide
  • Sección 504: Una Guia Para Padres
  • Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities
  • La intimidación y el acoso de los estudiantes con discapacidades
    Family Guide to RI MTSS
  • Transition from Early Intervention to the Successful Preschool IEP Meeting

Information and registration can be found at: or call RIPIN: 401-270-0101

Adult Literacy XPRIZE

The Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition is a national challenge to expand access to education for adult learners through the use of technology. It is designed to “tackle the problem of adult low-literacy by putting free learning tools in the hands of those who need them the most, so learning can happen anytime, anywhere.”

  • Start by reading the Team WorldEd FAQ. Then, download the apps to review them yourself and pick one or two to share with learners and other prospective app users.
  • Use Team World Ed code 3366 to access the apps in the Google Play Store. Each app begins at basic literacy and starts with a literacy level assessment. The log-in features vary from app to app.

Take advantage of this limited-time opportunity now! The four apps are available free of charge only through August 2020, but must be downloaded by August 2019 and accessed at least 3 times.

Parent Organization

Ms. Vivian Medina, Board member and Parent Organization President is willing and available to assist any family member with issues related to the school or to their children. She can be reached at or by calling the main office.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns: 401 680-4900