Superintendent announces official opening of East Providence Schools, notes other pertinent information

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer announces all schools in the City of East Providence will be open for the 2013-2014 school year on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Students should report for a regular/full school day with the exception of the High School. Please note that only freshman (Grade 9) should report on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:25 a.m. and all students in Grade 9-12 should report on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7:25 a.m.

Teachers will report to school on Sept. 3 and 4 for professional development and will be contacted by their principals regarding specific times and locations for these sessions.

Please refer to School Directory for information regarding address, telephone numbers, and school hours. Please note new school lunch and breakfast prices.

All students entering elementary and secondary schools for the FIRST time in East Providence must register at the Central Registration Office at East Providence City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. Children entering kindergarten for the first time must be five (5) years of age by Sept. 1, 2013 and children entering first grade must be six (6) years of age by Sept. 1, 2013.

Bus schedules

Bus Schedules are posted on the School Department website (epschoolsri.com), published in local newspapers and at eastbayri.com.

Administrative numbers

School Department Administration Offices are located at City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave., Third Floor. Please direct your questions to the appropriate School Department Office at 435-7500: Attendance/Registration X 30011; Human Resources X 11021 and 11022; Transportation X 30021; Pupil Personnel Services X 30041, 30042, 30043; Office of the Superintendent X30002 or email gianneili@epschoolsricom.

East Providence Schools Directory

The following is a list of important East Providence School System names, numbers, times and nutritional information:

High School, Janet Sheehan, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, 02914, 435-7806; Career Technical Center, Karen Mellen, 1998 Pawtucket Avenue, 02914, 435-7815; Martin Middle School, Frank DeVall, 111 Brown Street, 02914, 435-7819; Riverside Middle School, Stephen Prew, 179 Forbes Street, 02915, 433-6230

Elementary Schools (K-Grade 5): Myron J. Francis School, Lloydanne Leddy, 64 Bourne Avenue, 02916, 435-7829; Agnes B. Hennessey School, Dr. Carrie McWilliams, 75 Fort Street, 02914, 435-7831; Kent Heights School, Fatima Avila, 2680 Pawtucket Avenue, 02914, 435-7824; Oldham School, Elaine Allen, 60 Bart Drive, 02915, 433-6209; Orlo Avenue School, Cheryl Gibbs, 25 Orlo Avenue, 02914, 435-7834; Silver Spring School, Kathleen Caffrey, 120 Silver Spring Avenue, 02914, 435-7836; Waddington School, Patricia Barlow, 101 Legion Way, 02915, 433-6235; Whiteknact School, Dr. Nadine Lima, 261 Grosvenor Avenue, 02914, 435-7828; EP Early Learning Program at Waddington School, Mylissa Moon, Coordinator, 101 Legion Way, 02915, 433-6235

Hours/food programs

Student School Hours: High School 7:25 a.m.-1:45 p.m.; Middle Schools 7:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m.; Elementary Schools: Francis, Orlo and Whiteknact, 8:40 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; Hennessey, Kent Heights, Oldham, Silver Spring and Waddington 9:10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Early Learning Center at Waddington School 9:10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Lunch/Breakfast programs: Elementary Lunch $2.45, Elementary Breakfast, $1.30; Secondary Luncn $2.70, Secondary Breakfast $1.45. Student lunch applications will be sent home the first week of school. Students will retain last year’s lunch status (free/reduced/paid) until the new forms are processed.

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