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Principal's Message

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May 2020
Dear Clayville Families,
Thank you for your ongoing feedback about Distance Learning. Your feedback is used to improve our plans for the coming weeks. Please understand that while all feedback is considered, as a staff we are working on finding a balance and middle ground for much of the suggestions received. Each family is unique and has different needs that must be considered. We appreciate your partnership and realize our plan would not be a success without the support of our Clayville families. Special shout out to our students who continue to work hard from home!
Although Distance Learning is going well, I know it is not easy. Our students, staff, and families miss our daily interaction and connection. We are all beyond bummed about missing our highly anticipated end of year events. Unfortunately, many of these events have been cancelled and cannot be rescheduled given the social distancing guidelines.

However, we also recognize that our kindergarten and fifth grade celebrations are special for Clayville families and cannot be made up at a different time. With the help of our PTO, our teachers are planning special ways to recognize our kindergarten and fifth grade students. Information regarding these virtual events will be communicated in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

I would also like to take the opportunity to give our teaching staff a much deserved shout out for their constant dedication to doing what's best for students. I look forward to celebrating our whole staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4th through the 8th!
Lastly, please note that the RI Department of Education released state-wide May and June calendars. These calendars include extra professional development days and vacation days, during which time students will not have school. Our last day of school is June 15th.
As always, please reach out with suggestions, questions, or concerns. Stay well!
Mrs. 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

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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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