We look forward to a great 2021-2022 school year. Providence School’s policy requiring masks came to an end at the close of the 2020-2021 School Year. Students will be allowed to wear a mask to school next year if they choose to do so. Covid has not gone away. However, the number of cases continues to decline. Therefore, we ask each Providence family to follow standard medical practices and not come to the school if you or your child is sick. If your child needs to stay home, they will make up the work as directed in the student handbook (last years is available through FACTS and click on “School”, then “Resource Documents”), and teachers will work individually with your student to ensure progress. Virtual learning will not be an option unless directed by the school. We will continue to monitor the progress of Covid and communicate as needed. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information or for health-related questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 significant 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).
The school will purchase textbooks for students in grades K – 5. This will include the purchase of consumable books, novels, resource books, etc. The cost of these books will match the grade level and will be charged to your FACTS account. This fee should be paid by August 1, 2021.
Middle & Upper School
The school will purchase electronic books for all students in grades 6-12 (that are available in digital format) and 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 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 account during the summer. Please plan to pay this fee by August 1, 2021.
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)
TI-Nspire CX CAS II Graphing Calculator
Students in grades 8-12 (and all students in Algebra I, including 7th grade) will need a TI-Nspire CX CAS II Graphing Calculator for their math classes and certain science classes. The calculator package will include a charger, student software and a 3-year warranty on factory defects or damage from classroom use. Ultimately, this calculator will be used at the college level as well. Please click link below to order.
Technology at Providence
All 6-12 graders will be required to have a computer device that meets the school’s minimum device requirements.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program
Please read the BYOD requirements here.
We are offering discounted purchases through the school for Microsoft Surface Devices with accidental damage plans (ADP) included. he availability of computers is not as strong as we would like due to Covid and manufacturing limitations. On May 27, Providence sent an email regarding the impact of the production shortage of chips used in computers. To ensure 6-12th-grade students have a laptop, Providence purchased 175 Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Education computers. The laptops come with the following:
- 12.4” screen
- Microsoft Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) – provides at least two claims during a three-year coverage period from the date of purchase. ADP excludes loss or theft.
- All sales are nonrefundable.
- The purchase includes Microsoft Office 365 license.
- The cost is $1020.00. Providence is not marking up these computers, and this is your out the door cost.
You can purchase a device through your FACTS account under the “School” tab, then click “Resource Documents”.
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 6-12 will need to bring a fully charged device to the Middle & Upper School Prep Day.
Lower School Orientation (Grades K-5)
It is always our pleasure to welcome our families to our campus for the start of a great school year.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Book/Supply Drop-off (students welcome)
Grades 1-5 – 8:00-9:00 AM (Classrooms)
Parent Orientation (no students due to space)
Grades K-2 – 3:00-4:00 PM (Classrooms)
Grades 3-5 – 4:45-5:45 PM (Classrooms)
Lower School Parent Meeting with Administration
Grades K-5 – 4:10-4:40pm (Location to be announced)
Middle & High School Prep Day
Thursday, August 5 – Grades 9-12
9th Grade – 8:00-9:15 AM
10th Grade – 9:15-10:30 AM
11th Grade – 10:30-11:45 AM
Closed for Lunch
12th Grade – 12:30-1:45 PM
Friday, August 6 – Grades 6-8
6th Grade – 8:00-9:15 AM
7th Grade – 9:15-10:30 AM
8th Grade – 10:30-11:45 AM
If you have children in both areas and would like to come at one time, please do so. Student Prep Day is for ALL Middle/High School students, both new and returning to Providence. All students need to be in complete school uniform, including haircuts, clean-shaven, and appropriate skirt length. Please pay special attention to the haircut expectations as described in the handbook. If your child needs a haircut prior to returning to school, we can recommend that our students visit one of our Generous Sponsors, SportClips Haircuts Atlantic & Hodges & Beach & Hodges to get their back-to-school haircut.
All students will receive their ID badges and locker assignments. This time will be used for the students to bring all supplies to school in order to set up their lockers. For IT assistance, students need to bring their devices. Students should login to FACTS Family Online to print a copy of their updated schedule to bring for prep day.
Middle & High School Curriculum Night
Monday, August 9, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Parents will have an opportunity to visit their student’s classrooms and meet their teachers. The teachers will be giving an overview of their course. Due to time constraints, this is not the time for parent conferences or individual conversations with teachers. In the interest of space in the classrooms, students are not invited to attend. Please make sure you bring a copy of your child’s schedule from FACTS (print or login on phone).
Middle & High School Schedules – Grades 6-12
Student schedules for grades 6-12 will be available in FACTS Family in July. 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 Days, August 5 -6, 2021, you will need to access your schedule online through FACTS, we will not have paper copies of the schedules. For questions regarding your schedules please contact the college counseling department.
The Student Handbook from last year is available to view in FACTS Family. All updates for the Providence School Handbook 2021-2022 are being completed at this time. The updated handbook will be posted in the FACTS Family portal under “school” then click “resource documents”. For the 2021-2022 school year, parent acknowledgment of the handbook was included in the enrollment process.
Please pay special attention to the haircut expectations as described in the handbook. If your child needs a haircut prior to returning to school, we can recommend that our students visit one of our Generous Sponsors, SportClips Haircuts Atlantic & Hodges & Beach & Hodges to get their back-to-school haircut.
Lower School (Grades K-5)
M, T, Th, Fri – 8:00 AM to 2:55 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 – 8:10 AM to 3:15 PM
Wed Early Release – 8:10 AM to 2:45 PM
Half-Day – 8:10 AM to 12:10 Noon
The purpose of Early Release on Wednesdays is for Professional Development.
US Office Hours: 7:30 – 3:30 PM begins Monday, July 26, 2021
Summer Office Hours:
9:00 – 3:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)
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).
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. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A KINDERGARTENER, 1ST GRADE, OR 2ND GRADE STUDENT, YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF NEXT TO THE BUILDING. 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.
- 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.
- 2nd Grade 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 and loaded on the driver’s side from the grassy area.
- 3,4, & 5 must 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 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 are back! Easy. Convenient. Affordable. Bring your rising 6th -12th-grade students in for their FHSAA sports physicals on Tuesday, July 13th at Providence School. Click here to register. Please refer to the Athletic Resources page for all necessary forms. Bring these forms to sports physical day or if you prefer, have your physician complete the necessary forms if they are not doing a physical through the school. All athletes must have a completed physical and other necessary forms in order to participate in athletics at Providence.