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Principal's Message

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March 2020
Dear Clayville Families,
Thank you for your efforts in making material and device distribution run smoothly. I appreciate everyone’s timeliness and commitment to following the precautions put in place. 
Our Distance Learning Plan has been officially approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education and launches on Monday, March 23rd. Teachers have worked tirelessly to create plans, Google Classrooms, and ready materials to best support our students. Please remember, teachers are navigating Distant Learning for the first time.
Please view the attached presentation titled, Scituate Elementary Distant Learning Guide for Families. We will continue to provide information and adjust our plan accordingly on a daily basis. Reach out with any questions!
We also understand the extra pressure put on parents during this time and appreciate all of your support. I know parents have many concerns and in that spirit I’d like to share some words written by a friend. She reflected on an important realization after a challenging day “homeschooling” her children. She wrote, “Teachers know from experience that things are not always going to go as planned. So, from experience I tell you to keep those schedules posted. But, if you do find yourself in a moment when it’s just not working, or you have a sudden flash of a bright idea, or the rain stops but your recess isn’t for another two hours….don’t be afraid to ditch the schedule or change your plan. Turn the mess into a moment. Any veteran teacher will tell you that often when we did, the real magic happened.”
We’re all in this together. I can’t wait to see all of the innovative teaching ideas and creative student responses that come from this unprecedented situation. I will be in touch often and soon. Please reach out with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Warm Regards,
Courtney Francis

Who We Are:

Clayville is a Prek-5 school that embodies the tight-knit, impassioned, and sincere values of its families. At Clayville, we celebrate the traditions of the past, while also embracing the challenges of the future.


The mission of the Clayville Elementary School Community is to provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve high academic standards while encouraging curiosity, promoting responsibility, and building character in a nurturing learning environment.

Our Core Values:

Our staff is committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. We also remain dedicated to teaching and modeling our belief and value system guided by our 6 Core Values; Respect, Inclusion, Caring, Honesty, Effort, and Responsibility

At a Glance

  • 7.1:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 100% RICAS participation rate
  • 3 out of 3 score for growth in math
  • 72 English Proficiency Index
  • 79% of faculty have 3+ years teaching experience
  • 95% of students feel like there is an adult at school they can talk to
  • 88% of students say their teacher encourages them to do their best
  • 4.7% Teacher Absenteeism
  • 84% of students think their school is a positive place
  • 88% of students said their teachers are excited to teach
  • 85% of students say their teachers have high expectations of them

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