October 8, 2019

RINI Family Updates: October 04, 2019


Volume 4 – October 4, 2019

Next Week’s RINI Events

      • 110/07 – HOSA Meeting @ 3 pm
      • 10/08 – RINI SPLATs Meeting @ 8 am
      • 10/08 – Grade 11 Field Trip Boston Museum of Science
      • 10/09 – NO SCHOOL

Looking Ahead

  • 10/09 – NO SCHOOL
  • 10/17 – Flu Shot clinic for faculty and students
  • 10/17 – Pumpkin Decorating 3-4:30 pm
  • 10/24 – RINI Open House for prospective new students

Upcoming vacation days

  • 10/14 – Columbus Day
  • 11/05 – No School
  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day
  • 11/28 & 11/29 – Thanksgiving Break

Attendance is Essential: Every Student, Every Day


Please refrain from allowing students to be late to school or dismissed early.

To maintain the safety of all RINI students, the following protocols are in place for early dismissals:

  • Families should send a note or call the school to relay any information regarding an unavoidable early dismissal
  • Family members must come inside the school, sign in at the security desk, and provide a photo ID for every dismissal.
  • Family members must obtain a Visitor’s Badge and report to the 3rd-floor desk to pick up their child.

Flu Shots at RINI

Flu shots will be available to all students at RINI on Thursday, October 17, 2019 between 8:00-3:00 pm. Permission slips will be sent home next week. Flu shots will also be available for families at the RINI Parent Teacher Conferences in November. More information about specific times will follow in later issues.

University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award

Shout out to RINI Middle College science teacher, Corrine Staub, for being selected as this year’s University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Each year the University invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator that inspired them, influenced them, challenged them, and helped them along the path to intellectual growth. Corrine was nominated by a former student she taught in the 11th grade and was selected among numerous nominees. Congratulations to Ms. Staub! We are proud to have her as part of the RINI team!

Free Financial Aid Workshop

Monday, October 7, 6:00 to 7:30 PM The office of Senator Jack Reed will host its annual College Financial Aid Workshop for high school students and families at Cranston High School West. Speakers will focus on the financial aid options available at federal and state levels, the eligibility criteria for these different types of aid, and the application process. Panelists will include representatives from the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island, and other financial aid and education experts. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Providence Public Library Opportunity

Great Stories Club: “Growing Up Brave on the Margins”

“Growing up brave on the margins of society means moving forward in the face of fear and daunting circumstances…the books in this series feature strong protagonists who rise to challenges and fight for justice in their communities in the face of parents who may not always understand them, peers who doubt them, and communities who dismiss them or even find them dangerous.”


We will read and discuss four books and we will have two racial healing circles, one in October and one in March. The group will work together to decide on possible after school activities. All participants (15 total) will receive copies of the books to keep.

Application due by October 11

Wednesday Meetings:October 23, November 20, December 18, January 22, February 19, March 18; 10:50am to 12:30 pm

4 Books:

Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal, The Sun is Also a Star, Shadowshaper, March: Book One

Community Resources

Families can use the United Way of Rhode Island to find various resources such as mental health or counseling services, heating assistance, location of food pantries, finding affordable childcare, and so much more. Dial 211 to be connected with a representative who can help link you with community resources.