November 30, 2018

RINI Family Update

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November 8, 2018 Ended Quarter 1

All students received a Quarter 1 Progress Report last week. Please be sure to sign the Progress Report and return it to school. 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

If you did not meet with your child’s teachers, you are welcome to please contact the main office to schedule a visit. Conferences are intended for families to meet teachers and staff from RINI and to discuss individual students strengths and needs. ALL families are invited and encouraged to attend with their RINI student.

Data Navigators

The first cohort of the Data Navigators course for RINI students completed last week with 19 grade 11 students showcasing their final presentations in Excel and Tableau. The partnership with Providence Public Library and funded by the Governor’s Workforce Board of RI’s Real Skills grant via the City of Providence. The second cohort will take this course during the second semester, beginning at the end of January.

Mayor Elorza stopped by to visit the Data Navigators course.


SAT and PSAT Preparation

RINI scholars in grades 10 and 11 continue to prepare for the PSAT and SAT assessments. These are RI mandated standardized tests that are also required by many colleges and universities for admission into their programs. RINI scholars and future nurses/healthcare providers must spend time reviewing Kahn Academy and the free resources that are available to assist them in doing their very best on these tests.

CCRI Nursing Program Pathway for RINI Students

CCRI Nursing program and RINI have partnered to offer a unique college pathway for RINI students only. This program will allow RINI students to apply directly into the CCRI Nursing program in their senior year of high school as long as students meet the pre-requisities for the program.  They will then be able to  take advantage of the free tuition offered by the RI Promise Program.  Within 2 years, RINI students can earn their Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and an Associates Degree from CCRI.  Through an articulation agreement with URI, they can then transfer into the RN-BSN program and compete that within as few as 15 additional months.  This is a very promising program for many RINI students.

For more information, please contact Ms. Keating, guidance counselor at


CNA White Coats Awarded

As part of the continuing tradition, RINI awarded white coats to the recently licensed CNA cohort.  To date, RINI has produced over 160 state licensed CNAs, many who are working in the field and gaining valuable experience as they continue their education and nursing journey.


RINI students are participating in internship experiences with several of our industry partners.  Students who demonstrate the RINI Pillars of Nursing are eligible for an internship experience.   

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 Upcoming Events

RINI Accepting New Students For Grade 9  in the 2019-2020 School Year

Applications are available on the RINI website.

The next Open House is scheduled for January 24, 2019. 

Recent Events

Blood Drive

Once again, the RINI community responded in a big way to the call for blood donations!  The RI Blood Center bloodmobile visited RINI recently and collected many donations from faculty and students.


Family Engagement

Stop and Shop Fundraising

RINI continues to participate in A+ School Rewards and earn CASH through a great fundraising program with Stop & Shop.

When you shop at the store, points earned will be calculated and converted to CASH rewards to use towards educational needs here at RINI. Visit and select Savings & Rewards.  Follow the prompts to create your online account.  You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID #: 40677.

You can help the school by just doing your normal household grocery shopping with no additional cost to you!


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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