• Back to School

Get Ready to Go Back to School

  • Attendance Matters!

    Welcome to the Providence Public School District’s Back to School Hub for the 2022-23 school year. This webpage is designed to help answer the most common questions we hear from parents and guardians, direct you to any resources you may need, and help your students start the school year strong. 


    We are excited to see your children in our classrooms this fall, and we appreciate all the support you give behind the scenes to help them succeed!


What's New for the 2022-23 School Year

  • Monthly early dismissal

    • The 2022-23 school year will have eight days where all schools will have 2-hour early dismissals for teacher professional development. These dates are:

      • Wednesday, September 21, 2022

      • Wednesday, October 19, 2022

      • Wednesday, November 16, 2022

      • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

      • Wednesday, January 25, 2023

      • Wednesday, February 8, 2023

      • Wednesday, March 15, 2023

      • Wednesday, May 17, 2023

      Families will receive reminders of these 2-hour early dismissal days throughout the year. You can find the full 2022-23 academic calendar here.

      D’Abate students and staff at Lauro Elementary

      • A full renovation of D’Abate Elementary School is underway, which will result in a safe and modern facility equipped with the resources needed for academic success and social and emotional growth.

        D’Abate students and staff will be relocated to Lauro Elementary during the 2022-23 school year to ensure a safe and swift completion of the project. Lauro Elementary is located at 99 Kenyon Street. All students who live more than one mile away from Lauro will receive transportation in accordance with District policy. Both schools will maintain separate main offices. D'Abate and Lauro families with any questions about the arrangement for the 2022-23 school year should contact their school's office.


    COVID-19 Safety Guidance

    Providence Public Schools will have several COVID-19 safety guidelines and mitigation strategies in place to help ensure a healthy return to school. Click here to read full updated guidance for the 2022-23 school year, including asymptomatic testing, air purification, masking recommendations, and additional cleaning. Parents should also note that students who provided consent forms for COVID testing last year do not need to provide another consent form this year. If parents wish to remove testing consent for their student, they can contact their school nurse.


    No RIPTA Passes Needed through October 1

    Due to a production/supply issue, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will not have WAVE cards available for students in time for the start of school. As a result, RIPTA has agreed to allow all Providence high school students to ride without a pass from 8/29 through 9/30. Providence Public Schools will contact families in the near future with information on loading passes from last year and how to request a new pass prior to October 1st. Families should also look for flyers from RIPTA in each school with RIPTA routes to and from the building.


    Celebrating Juneteenth

    Beginning this year, Juneteenth (June 19) will be an observed holiday in Providence Public Schools. Find the full academic calendar here.


    Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

    This school year, Providence Public Schools will observe two days (September 26 and September 27) as holidays for Rosh Hashanah. Find the full academic calendar here.  


    Emergency Communications

    This year, the Providence Public School District has established a district-wide emergency communications procedure to keep families informed during emergency situations. This way, families know exactly what kind of communication to expect during an emergency. Read the full policy here in  English and in Spanish.


    Parent Advisory Council Meeting

    Click here to watch a video from the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Providence Public Schools on important back-to-school information and frequently asked questions.


    Return to School 2022-23

    Regreso a la escuela 2022-23


  • Important Resources

    School Contact Information


    Attendance Resources

    Health and Safety Guidance





    Student Supports

    • Click here for information about Academics, Discipline and Conduct, Graduation Requirements, Scholarships, Student Affairs, Student email, and tutoring.


    School Security


    Skyward Access

    • Click here to learn how to access Skyward for student grades and schedules.


    Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

    • The FACE team is here to help parents get answers to questions about how to get involved in our schools, using the Skyward parent portal, navigating the website, and help resolve concerns.


    School Board

    • Learn more about the Providence School Board, its duties and responsibilities, upcoming meetings, and how to participate.


    District Newsletter

    • Stay up to date on what’s happening in Providence Public Schools by reading our district newsletter, available in a number of languages.