The Block Island School continues to work closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health and to follow their guidance. We will keep you informed as we get updated information.
Professional Development Days for teachers - June 1
To support families, below are a few links the governor mentioned to help support you during this time.
For parents who need guidance on how to support their kids with distance learning, The Highlander Institute, has expanded their distance learning helpline to support parents and families. Parents can access this service by calling the Helpline at 909-414-4927 or going online at highlanderinstitute.org.
Kids Link is a 24/7 hotline that parents can call when their child is feeling excessive anger or sadness, lashing out at siblings, friends, and adults, having severe worries, or hurting himself/herself or others. The number is 1-855-543-5465.
Please never hesitate to call me directly, I appreciate your feedback, and know we are working hard every day to support you and your children. In addition, please reach out our teachers and our school social worker (Mdonaldonson@bischool.net) if you need support. We will do our best to help you.
Below, are some helpful resources to assist you in navigating
Distance Learning and the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- RIDOH COVID-19 Hotline: People with general questions about COVID-19 can call 401-222-8022 RIDOH COVID-19
- MENTAL HEALTH Hotline: People in need of any type of MENTAL HEALTH supports can call 401-414-5465