Updates and Information

Dear Tiverton Parents and Guardians,

Reflecting on Success and Anticipating a Bright New Year

As we embark on the holiday recess, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your continued support and to reflect on the achievements we've celebrated together over the past 75 days of school.

Our dedicated staff has worked tirelessly, and I am proud to share some of the notable successes we've accomplished:

THS Recognition: Tiverton High School earned a well-deserved place on the College Board Honor Roll for our commitment to expanding Advanced Placement (AP) offerings and increasing student participation.

Top Rankings: TMS, Ranger, and Fort Barton were recognized as top schools by US News and World Report, a testament to the exceptional education our students receive.

District of Distinction: The entire district received accolades from District Administration, being recognized as a District of Distinction for our innovative work with technology.

Record-Setting Graduation Rate: We are thrilled to report that our graduation rate has reached all-time highs over the past two years, reflecting the dedication of both our students and educators.

College Acceptances: More of our students are achieving their dreams of attending top-rated colleges and universities, a testament to their hard work and the guidance of our supportive community.

CTE Recognition: The Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings at THS have garnered positive recognition from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), showcasing the quality and diversity of our educational programs.

Strong Accreditation Report: THS received a glowing accreditation report from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. That final report can be found here: 


As we celebrate these accomplishments, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunities and challenges that the New Year will bring. With your continued support, we look forward to building on our successes and achieving even greater milestones in the coming year.

On behalf of the entire Tiverton School District, I extend warm wishes for a joyful holiday season. May this time be filled with moments of reflection, gratitude, and connection with loved ones.

Happy Holidays to the Tiverton Community!,

Dr. Sanchioni


We are in the process of fundraising to purchase all the equipment located in the fitness center. The cost of those items were not included in the construction cost. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile endeavor you can donate at:  https://raise.snap.app/donors/tiverton-fitness-center-fundraiser-2023?share_type=clipboard

Attached here is our District Grading Calendar for K-8 who are on Trimesters. Also included are RICAS dates for grades 3-8. 


I am pleased to share with you the outcomes of the recent safety and security audit conducted by the Office of Homeland Security at all five of our schools.

Our schools were acknowledged for successfully implementing a range of top-tier safety and security measures, underscoring our unwavering commitment to prioritizing the well-being of our students, staff, and visitors.

While the audit recognized our achievements, it also provided valuable recommendations, which we are diligently addressing. Our dedication to continuous improvement ensures that we not only meet but exceed safety standards, creating a secure environment for everyone within our school community.

It's worth noting that this marks the second safety and security audit for the three elementary schools and middle school, and the third for Tiverton High School. These ongoing assessments  all completed within the last year reflect our proactive approach to maintaining the highest standards of safety across all educational levels.

As we move forward, rest assured that the safety of our school community remains our paramount concern. We appreciate your support and cooperation in fostering an environment where learning can thrive in a safe and secure setting.

The next meeting of the District Safety Committee is Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library.

COVID is still around and we are seeing positive cases come into school. To be sure your child is not positive you can obtain free COVID Test kits at:


Reminder to parents that students in grades 6-12 have access to a tutoring program called Paper 27/7. Don’t struggle with homework, use a qualified tutor. You can find more information about Paper here: Paper Family

Please read the attached letter regarding distance learning on days when school is canceled. 

Distance Learning Letter - on days when school is closed due to the weather

The key feature of our distance learning is having our students use Google Classroom to receive information and turn in assignments. Our students are taught to use Google classroom in school. To assist our parent community to understand the nuance of Google Classroom please watch this video.

Google Classroom


Early Risers Before School Program: Should you need to drop your child off at our schools prior to the scheduled start time, please consider enrolling your child in our Early Risers Program that is available to all Fort Barton, Pocasset, Ranger and TMS students for a nominal fee. The Tiverton Public Schools is proud to offer this successful before school program for any students in grades K - 8. The Early Risers Program allows families to drop off students anytime after 6:45 AM at the designated location. Early Risers is open every day that school is open and is a fun and friendly program that allows for students to socialize through crafting and other activities. For more information on the Early Risers Program, visit our website HERE. Registration is required to participate in this program. It is really important for planning purposes, to register your child as soon as possible. Your timely registration is greatly appreciated so that the Early Risers Program Coordinator can continue to provide an excellent program for your child. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Christine Giannini at cgiannini@tivertonschools.org. 

School Committee Meetings: All School Committee meetings are available to watch via YouTube on the "Tiverton Videos" Channel.  All School Committee agendas are available on the Rhode Island Secretary of State's website

Updated School Calendar: The latest school calendar for the 23 - 24 school year is HERE

Chromebook Insurance: Should you wish to purchase insurance for your child's school issued Chromebook device, please visit the website provided here: Smart Device Insurance

We are Hiring:  It takes great people to create a positive student experience and Tiverton Public Schools are looking to add to our great team of people. Please take a look at the positions that we are currently looking to fill in our schools on https://www.schoolspring.com. We highly encourage anyone interested in any of our current positions to create a SchoolSpring account and apply. 


Tiverton Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing mother status, family medical history or genetic information in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. 

Sarah Kraeger has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. Sarah Kraeger - Assistant Superintendent- skraeger@tivertonschools.org Tiverton Middle School 10 Quintal Dr. #401-624-6668

With our students in mind,

Peter Sanchioni, Ph.D.


Tiverton Public Schools

100 North Brayton Road, Rear

Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

(401) 624-8475