Important School Return Status Information from Dr. Paolucci:
In order to address growing numbers of COVID cases and an anticipated surge in cases resulting from holiday gatherings, the state has designated January 4th-6th as distance learning days for all schools in the state and has allowed districts to stagger re-entry of students from January 7th through the 15th. The Smithfield School Committee discussed the options and decided to have all grades remain on distance learning from January 4th through the 8th. Grades K-6 will return to full, in-person learning and grades 7-12 will return to the hybrid model on January 11th. Certain special education programming may begin earlier and those families with students in those programs should expect notification from the special education director.