Prout's Response to COVID-19

These are trying times for all of us, but the Prout community will remain strong and connected through the grace of God. This page is a resource for the school's response to the changing conditions due to COVID-19.

Communications

While we are not in the building, The Prout School will communicate with our families, alumni and other constituencies via Constant Contact, as well as via our established social media outlets, Facebook, Facebook Alumni, Instagram, and Twitter. Individual clubs, classes and athletic teams also have individual social media outlets. If you are not receiving daily emails from Constant Contact, please check your spam/junk filters first. If you are still having difficulty, or if you would like to be added to the daily email distribution list, contact nkelly@theproutschool.org.

Prout at Home

Prout at Home - School Calendar

We are grateful to our faculty, staff and families for a successful launch of Prout at Home, our distance learning initiative, on Wednesday, March 18. Per Governor Raimondo, distance learning will continue through - at least - the end of April.

We are extending our third quarter by a week to allow students to make up work for third quarter grades. Third quarter will now end on April 9th (previously it was April 3rd). We feel that this additional time will allow our students sufficient opportunity to get caught up on any outstanding assignments.

Easter Monday, April 13th will now be an academic day. We had previously set aside Easter Monday in recognition of the many who travel or host large gatherings in celebration of Easter. However, in order to keep our rotation intact and Fridays as support days, we will restore Monday, April 13th to an A-D class day. 

Some reminders:

  • Your teachers will be online throughout each designated class period. At some times, teachers may host a group chat, at other times they may post an assignment and be available for individual emailed questions.
  • Students must check in with your teachers during each scheduled class time. Teachers will be taking attendance.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please communicate directly with your teacher or guidance counselor via email.
  • Grading: Your student will at minimum be given one grade per class/per week of Prout at Home time. This grade will be registered on Plus Portals.
  • Study periods: You do not have to report in for your study period, but you may want to set up to “meet” with your guidance counselor or Ms. Lepere for support at this time.
  • Continuity of student academic and guidance support: Guidance counselors (and other support team members) will be available on Fridays via email and/or videoconferencing. While guidance counselors (and teachers) will be available other times, we want to ensure there is a set time for them to connect with you as needed.
  • Student absences: The same standards and procedures for student absences will apply to Prout at Home days. Parents should call in absences between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. and state the reason for the absence. Our phone number is (401) 789-9262. For Prout at Home purposes, this absence signifies that your child is too sick to be online OR that they are unable to log-in for another reason (e.g. family need, doctor appointment, technology issue). As a back-up, you may also email attendance. Teachers will explain their method for checking attendance for each class session with their students.
  • Missing assessments/missing books: Our teachers are expected to make accommodations if your student left behind any books or other needed materials at school. Also, if your student needed to make up a test, the teacher will decide on an alternate assessment or a make-up date upon return to school.
  • For IB students: (Updated 3/31/20) The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has informed us that in place of tests, each student will have the opportunity to gain their certificates/diplomas through a combination of external scoring of Interim Assessments (IAs), predicted grades from Prout instructors and the submission of other specified performance expectations such as IB oral exams for English Language. The IBO has not finalized its new fee structure, though we expect that information soon. Once that information has been received, we will inform families of our plans regarding fees. Furthermore, we will inform all students about any new procedures regarding submissions of any work. Mr. Bromley is working with each teacher for the appropriate next steps. Students and families may reach out to Mr. Bromley with any questions at this time. Click here for more information from the IBO.  

Events

To date, the following events have been canceled or postponed.

  • Ms. Hoyt's March 25 meeting for seniors and their parents is canceled. 
  • Orientation for Class of 2024, originally scheduled for March 24, is postponed. Date TBD.
  • Roaring 2020's Legacy Gala, postponed from March 21 to September 26.
  • Bonanza Raffle drawing postponed. Date TBD.
  • Senior Prom postponed to June 5.
  • Brigadoon, Prout's spring musical production, currently rescheduled to May 15-17.

Athletics

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) is still trying to decide how to approach the spring sports season. Follow RIIL's decisions via their website and social media. Please contact Duane Maranda or Kelly Moniz, our co-athletic directors, with any questions specific to Prout athletics. Also, follow Prout Athletics on Twitter: @Prout_Athletics.