Updates and Information

Dear Tiverton Parents and Guardians,

I trust this message finds you in good health and spirits. I am reaching out to provide a crucial update regarding our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff.

Regrettably, we have observed an increase in the number of students contracting COVID-19 across all our schools. In light of this, it is imperative that we collectively adhere to the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Your cooperation in this matter is crucial for the well-being of our entire school community.

As a reminder, the CDC recommends the following protocols for individuals testing positive for COVID-19:

Isolation Period: Regardless of vaccination status, anyone testing positive should stay home and isolate for a minimum of 5 days.

• Return to School: Students may return to school on day 6 if they are symptom-free or if their symptoms are improving. Additionally, they must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

• Mask Usage: During days 6-10 of the isolation period, students should wear a well-fitting mask at school, during all school-related activities, and at events. Masks should also be worn outside of school when in the company of others, especially indoors.

• Test-Based Strategy: If opting for the "test-based strategy" to shorten the isolation period, students must have already isolated for 5 days, present two consecutive negative antigen tests taken 48 hours apart (with the first test on day 6 at the earliest), and be fever-free for at least 24 hours with improving symptoms.

While we rely on the honor system for parents to follow these guidelines, it is crucial to underscore the significance of your cooperation in preventing a widespread outbreak and ensuring the safety of all students and staff.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the well-being of our school community. Together, we can navigate these challenging times and prioritize the health and safety of all.

K-12 Isolation Letter

Covid-19 PreK-12 Resource Guide


It is that time of the year when due to the weather,  I am faced with making decisions on school closures and/or delays. The process I used to make that decision is outlined here:

Winter advisory letter


There is no school on Monday, January 15, 2024 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The next meeting of the Tiverton School Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The main topic will be next school year's budget. Important information will be shared/discussed.


We are in the process of fundraising to purchase  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:  


Or feel free to contact to contact Athletic Director Chuck Grant at grant@tivertonschools.org or Director of Physical Education & Health Matt McGuire at mmcguire@tivertonschools.org 

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

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