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Updated 4/2/20 

***New - COVID-19 Protocols for Public Interaction

School buildings will remain closed to students through April 30, 2020.  In place of attending school in each physical school building, all staff and students are attending virtual or distance learning.  Family support is essential to assist with continued learning.  Learning provides a structure and focus for our children during these uncertain times.

All district-sponsored extra-curricular activities and non-essential meetings are cancelled until further notice. 
This includes any sporting events/practices, Captain's Practices, or other Chariho-sponsored gatherings of 5 or more people.

Click here to access our Parent website designed to hold all the information parents need to support their child during Chariho's Distance Learning/Virtual Instruction Days!  This Parent website also has information on how to access Technology Support and on our "Grab and Go" Breakfast and Lunch Program.

If you still need to pick up a Chromebook,
NOW for PreK, K, 1 or grades 2-4 elementary student, please click here to Schedule an Appointment  (If you are having trouble, click here for instructions).  Arrive promptly at the start of your time slot, as we must minimize the number of people onsite at any one time. 

Please continue to use the Online Helpdesk to open tickets if you have any technology problems (Helpdesk instructions here).

You may also call our Technology Department at 401-364-1163 Mon-Fri, 7AM-3PM to schedule an appointment or if you have further questions. 


***UPDATE- CHARIHO will now allow parents/guardians to pick up meals for their children provided they tell us the names of their children.  CHARIHO will create a list and check them off daily.  If an adult is unknown to staff or the children they are picking up meals for do not attend a CHARIHO school, we will give food the first day, but request the adult bring the children the next time to insure the meals are being appropriately dispensed.  The CHARIHO Regional School District will continue to offer free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch to any child, 18 and under, on Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Families can pick up meals at the front entrance of CHARIHO Regional High School, 453 Switch Road, Wood River Junction.  Chartwells staff will be available to pass out the packaged breakfast and lunch to each student.  

Other Updates:
Elementary Trimester II Report Cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  
The Secondary 3rd Quarter Grading Period will now end on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Click here to view the Chariho Regional School District Virtual Instruction Day Plan

Posted by Eric OBrien  On Apr 02, 2020 at 2:57 PM
Go to the Performance Matters webpage under "Staff Resources" on our district site,  and you will find the link to the RICAS Released Test Items now entered in the platform.

All released Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 ELA and Math Items can now be used by teachers in the current grade, and to review results with students from the prior year.
Along with the items, I created a Test for each grade level/subject.  In this way, teacher’s can create their own tests if they just want to choose a few items, or type in the given Test number, “copy” it, then remove or add items to the test that they would like to use at that time.

Gr. 5-8 Math will be the next priority.....
Posted by Jane Daly  On Dec 06, 2019 at 10:09 AM
If there is an unseen emergency and you need to administer a test over more than one day, at the end of testing you should selected those students and move them to "Locked Status".  You can then "unlock" them the next day of testing so they can continue the test.

Do not score rubrics/tests until the students have "Finished" the test.

Here is a link to the related Help Section in Performance Matters:

Here is a great under 5 minute video which may help you: 

Manage Online Testing with OLA Student Admin - performancematters

Posted by Jane Daly  On Dec 06, 2019 at 10:03 AM
2019 Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 Math RICAS Released Test Items have been entered into the Platform for all teachers to use.  
Here is a listing of each Item # and a Test # with all the items for teacher use.
A teacher might create a test with just a few items to create a formative assessment, or might even just add one item to a Test to give to students.  In almost all cases, the question will be administered as it was on RICAS.

Work has begun on 2019 Gr. 5 Math RICAS, and then we'll start Gr. 6-8 items.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM

In the "OLA Test Administration" window, the teacher would move the student(s) to "LOCKED", then move them back to "IN PROGRESS" when it is time to finish the test.  In this way the teacher controls when the student(s) can participate in testing.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 17, 2019 at 7:12 PM
For an Extended Text Response, you may want to include a Word Processing Toolbar for students to use in their response (to bold, italicize, etc.).  This does not include any spell check.  

See the screenshot below of how you make this selection on the item Interaction.
Extended Text
Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 04, 2019 at 8:58 AM
When creating a rubric, don't forget to also assign permissions if you want others to be able to read the rubric you created.
You can see the screenshot example below, where the creator of the rubric has rights to "read", "update" (edit), and "admin" (add/delete permissions).  We created a group called "All Test Scorers" (which includes teachers, school admin, and principals, which can now "read" or see this rubric.

rubric permission
Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 04, 2019 at 8:53 AM
There are two ways to address any questions a student leaves unanswered.  A new "How To" 2-page document shows the teacher "how to" resolve the issue.  it is now posted on our Performance Matters site under Assessment Resources.
Posted by Jane Daly  On Oct 28, 2019 at 8:24 AM
When looking at schoolwide data (those with a "School Admin" or "Principal" role), be sure to filter by "School of Enrollment".

Especially useful at Ashaway, CMS, and CHS, as students from the Chariho Alternative Learning Academy may attend general education classes in these schools and be listed.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Oct 11, 2019 at 1:10 PM
For students to be able to highlight in a PDF when it is added to an Item.  In order for a passage with any length to populate with a scroll bar, add the passage as a "Resource" first.
1.  Go to "Items" - "New Resource"
2.  Change the drop down from "File" to "Edit"
3.  Paste the passage into the edit screen
4.  Format as you'd like, insert pictures individually
5.  Use the passage name as the Title, DO NOT use any "." in the Title or it will not save

The when creating the Test Item, suggested you use the "Side by Side" Template, adding the Resource on the left side, the question on the right hand side.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Oct 10, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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