The school will purchase the books and a textbook fee will be added to your FACTS account. By doing this as a school, we are able to offer savings to families. There will be a set fee per grade level for K-6 as the students all need the same books. For students in grades 7-12, the fees will be assessed by course (book costs are different for the courses).
Please do not purchase books from others based on the books used in prior years. Teachers have also requested that consumable books not be passed on, as the students may have already written in them, answered questions, highlighted, annotated and the teacher will teach those skills each year to the students (K-12).
Middle & Upper School
The school will purchase textbooks for students in grades 6 & 7. The school will purchase electronic books for all students in grades 8-12 (that are available in digital format) and the consumable books, novels, resource books, etc. As previously stated to upper school students, if a student changes courses during drop/add, they may be responsible for the cost of the book already ordered for the current course. The cost of these books will match the courses chosen and will be charged to your FACTS account before school begins.
If your child is in grades 8-12 and prefers a physical copy of the electronic book, the ISBN numbers of books that are available for you to procure on your own. This list will be available in the FACTS portal under resources. The students will still be provided with an electronic version.
We are working with vendors to offer the absolute lowest cost to our families and will pass these savings on to you. The fees for books will be added to your FACTS during the summer. Please plan to pay for this fee by August 1, 2020.
Returning/Selling Books from Last Year
The school previously communicated how to handle your books for the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Follett indicated that due to COVID- 19, rentals are not to be returned and you will not be charged for them. They are not offering a buyback service either at this time, however, you can find competitive rates to sell your books online utilizing Valore Books: https://www.valorebooks.com/sell-textbooks. Valore Books offers free shipping and check or PayPal payments. Please use this service to sell any books that are no longer needed.
All summer reading must be complete by the first day of school.
Summer Reading & Math
Download the Academic Calendar here.
Supply lists vary for each course and teacher. All Upper School teachers will have their supply lists available during Curriculum Night.
Required Calculator – Algebra 1 & Above (Grades 7-12)
This is a school-wide bulk purchase which includes the calculator, a TI-Nspire CX CAS II, and a two-year warranty.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program
Please read the BYOD requirements here.
Device Night has been canceled due to COVID-19. Current students will receive an email regarding an exclusive Microsoft device purchasing opportunity.
Device Maintenance & Book Loading
Students who currently have devices will need to update their device before school. Instructions on Device Preparation will be sent out prior to Orientation. If you have questions, please contact the helpdesk.
Students in grades 8-12 will need to bring a fully charged device to the Middle & Upper School Prep Day.
Lower School Orientation (Grades K-5)
All grade levels will participate in virtual orientation, instead of our traditional lower school back to school orientation and upper school curriculum night. This allows us to limit the amount of people in classrooms and on campus and do a final cleaning before school begins. The teachers will film orientation videos and this information will be sent to you. More information will be forthcoming as to how you will receive these videos for your student(s). These will include important information about each class and the expectations for the school year.
Supply Drop Off Grades K
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Mrs. Staver & Mrs. McCormick’s Classes
Times and more information has been emailed to parents.
Friday, August 7, 2020
Mrs. Rue & Mrs. Stauffer’s Classes
Times & more information has been emailed to parents.
Supply Drop Off Grades 2, 4
Monday, August 10, 2020
8:00 – 9:30 AM – Classrooms
Supply Drop Off Grades 1, 3, 5
Monday, August 10, 2020
9:30 – 11:00 AM – Classrooms
Middle & High School Prep Day
Thursday, August 6 – Grades 6-8
Friday, August 7, 2020 – Grades 9-12
Traditionally, Upper School Prep Day is held on the same day for grades 6-12. Due to social distancing, we are splitting middle and high school over two days. If you have children in both areas and would like to come at one time, please come during your youngest child’s set time. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE BUILDING WILL NEED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING DURING PREP DAY. This is a time for students to bring their supplies, set up lockers, get ID badge made and scanned into our systems, get help with technology (bring device to load textbooks and set up any student logins), and receive any other assistance prior to school. This will not be a time to meet with teachers.
Student Prep Day is for ALL Middle/High School students, both new and returning to Providence. All students will receive their ID badges and locker assignments. This time will be used for the students to bring all textbooks and supplies to school in order to set up their lockers. For IT assistance, students need to bring their devices. Additional information regarding device set-up and maintenance on current devices and book loading will be sent out in July. Device Night will be in August to coincide with the Tax-Free Back to School Sale.
All grade levels will participate in virtual orientation, instead of our traditional lower school back to school orientation and upper school curriculum night. This allows us to limit the number of people in classrooms and on campus and do a final cleaning before school begins. The teachers will film orientation videos and this information will be sent to you. More information will be forthcoming as to how you will receive these videos for your student(s). These will include important information about each class and the expectations for the school year.
All grade levels will participate in virtual orientation, instead of our traditional lower school back to school orientation and upper school curriculum night. This allows us to limit the amount of people in classrooms and on campus and do a final cleaning before school begins. The teachers will film orientation videos and this information will be sent to you. More information will be forthcoming as how you will receive these videos for your student(s). These will include important information about each class and the expectations for the school year.
Middle & High School Schedules – Grades 6-12
The 2020-2021 schedules for grades 6-12 are currently available in FACTS Family. Please note the order of classes may be adjusted over the summer due to continued enrollment. For assistance with your FACTS Family login and/or password, you can reset online. For Student Prep Day, August 7, 2020, you will need to access your schedule online, we will not have paper copies of the schedules. For questions regarding your schedules please contact the college counseling department.
Lower School (Grades K-5)
M, T, Th, Fri – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wed Early Release – 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Half-Day – 8:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Middle & High School (Grades 6-12)
M, T, Th, Fri – 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Wed Early Release – 8:00 AM to 2:39 PM
Half-Day – 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
The purpose of Early Release on Wednesdays is for Professional Development.
Summer Office Hours:
9:00 – 3:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)
Extended Day is offered to Lower, Middle, & High School students. Students have snack time, homework time, and free play inside and outside. Special on-campus activities are also scheduled throughout the year. On a normal school day, extended day is available from 2:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. On a half-day extended day is available from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Middle & High School
Students are to be picked up from Providence no later than 3:45 p.m. It is vitally important that we know who is on campus and where our students are after the school day is completed. Therefore, after-school pickup will have a great emphasis placed upon it during the 2020-21 school year. Students who cannot be picked up by 3:45 PM will report to the Extended Day Program, and a fee may be charged to the student’s account. The exception to this rule is athletics. Athletes should be with their coaches until picked up by their parents. Thank you for cooperating with this important safety procedure for our students.
Please remember we are a school and have students walking in the driving and parking areas. We ask that you drive as if your child is in the parking lot.
1. Do Not Speed – Speeding, illegally passing cars and cutting through parking spaces is not allowed as this seriously increases the chances of an accident.
2. Do Not Use Mobile Devices – We ask that you refrain from the use of mobile devices while in the carpool lanes. Traffic is especially heavy at peak times (20 minutes before and after the start and dismissal of school).
3. Masks On – We ask that masks be worn before getting out of the car in the mornings.
Masks On – Everyone should have his/her face covering in place before exiting the car and everyone should be ready to exit when the car stops.
There are THREE lanes for carline:
- All lanes have designated drop off locations. Please proceed to the next available location to drop off students. For the safety of all of our students, when vehicles are stopped in the appropriate spots, there should be 6 feet between the back of one car and the front of another
- All vehicles dropping off students in grades K-2 must enter from the North entrance (at the light) and drop off in the lane closest to the building following the red dashed line. The K-2 grade students must wear their personal signs when dropped off
- Vehicles dropping off only 3-12 graders may enter from the North or the South entrance and follow the blue lines. These cars should never be in the red line coming from the North entrance.
If entering from the South only the lane going through the parking lot may be used.
Student drivers should enter at the North entrance (at the light) and park in assigned space.
Masks On – All students should remain in their face coverings until they are in the car.
- K-5, everyone must display the school-issued sign – anyone not appropriately displaying the sign will be sent around carline. (Please display the sign of the youngest child being picked up – siblings are combined outside.)
- K-1 must enter from the NORTH (at the light) and follow the red line to pick-up. Please be gracious and allow the families coming from the North (Atlantic Blvd direction) to merge into the correct lane.
- 2-3 must enter from the NORTH (at the light), but move left to be in the lane that will be next to the playground when you round the corner. Your children will be stationed in the safe area in the blocked parking spaces (under tents) and loaded on the driver’s side from the grassy area.
- 4-5 must now enter from the SOUTH and proceed through the parking lot to pick-up in the parking lot area in front of the school. Students will be stationed in the safe area in the blocked parking spaces (under tents) and loaded on the passenger side from the safe area.
Once you have your child(ren), please remove the sign from your rearview mirror and proceed to the travel lane (middle lane if coming from the North and to the left of the cars in the parking lot) to make your way off the property.
- Upper School families should wait to arrive on the property to not interfere with Lower School Carline – you will be asked to move if you enter one of the lower school lanes prior to completion of Carline.
- If you have an upper school student (6-12), with lower school siblings, his/her lower school sibling(s) will be placed in sibling pick-up in the main dining hall until Upper School is dismissed. The older sibling signs out the younger sibling(s).
- If you have an upper school student and are coming at that dismissal time, do not display your lower school sign.
- 6-12 grade families should follow the same patterns for pick-up as they did for arrival and must keep moving forward with the flow of traffic.
We appreciate your assistance in keeping everyone in the Providence family safe during the carline.
Please observe the “No Parking” in the fire lanes or the lanes in front of the school. Please always use the designated crosswalks. Students are watching for role models.
To find out about the latest news and events happening at Providence, please see the News section of the website for the latest news.
Sports physicals will not be done at the school this year. Please refer to the Athletic Resources page for all necessary forms and have your physician complete the necessary forms. All athletes must have a completed physical and other necessary forms in order to participate in athletics at Providence.