Dear Tiverton Parents and Guardians,

Plan now for the Solar Eclipse on Tuesday, April 8, 2024

On Monday, April 8th, a momentous celestial event awaits us: a Total Solar Eclipse. Starting at 2:15 pm and concluding at 4:38 pm, with the peak coverage of 91% anticipated around 3:30 pm, this eclipse promises a breathtaking spectacle for all who witness it. Such occurrences are rare; in fact, it will be 21 years until another Total Solar Eclipse graces the skies of the United States.

However, this event presents a unique challenge, as it coincides with dismissal time for our students. Ensuring their safety while experiencing this phenomenon is paramount. To address this challenge, we are grateful to announce that the Teachers Union in Tiverton has generously donated eclipse-viewing glasses for each student. These glasses are specifically designed to enable safe viewing of the eclipse.

We understand that some parents may have concerns about their child participating in this activity. If you prefer for your child not to receive a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses, please contact your building principal at your earliest convenience.

Let's embrace this extraordinary opportunity to witness the wonder of the cosmos, safely and together.

See link below that provides information on the eclipse. 



It is that time of year when state testing will begin. Below is our schedule. Our principals will be sending out exact test details for each school. Our staff has done a great job preparing our students all year and I am confident our students will perform admirably. 

Elementary Grades 3 & 4 Only

April 3-4


April 4

Grades 9 & 10 take the PSAT

Grade 11 take  the SAT

TMS Grades 5 - 8

April 10-11


There is no school on Friday March 29, 2024 for Good Friday and Tuesday, April 2, 2024 for a Professional Development Day. 


The next meeting of the Tiverton School Committee is scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2024.  This will be a joint meeting with the Town Council. The main topic is learning about state aid to the school department. The meeting will be in the THS auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m.


The approved school calendar for next school year 2024-2025 is attached here:

SY 24-25 Calendar



We have made significant progress in our goal to raise enough funds to outfit our new fitness center at THS. However, we still could use a little more to get us over the finish line. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile endeavor you can donate at:  


If you would like more information 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


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 "@TivertonVideos" 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