• State Assessment/RICAS NEWS!

    Dear CIP Families,
    I wanted to share some awesome news about Captain Isaac Paine School! I am so proud and ecstatic about the news released yesterday by the state.

    CIP is the only elementary school in the state of RI to increase math scores by 5.68% on The RICAS Mathematics Assessment last year in the state during a pandemic.

    I am so proud of the students, teachers, staff, and families in the CIP community. Please click on the link below for our acknowledgment by The Commissioner.


    Mrs. Clark
    Proud Principal

    Mission Statement: At CIP we inspire students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens in our community by providing a challenging and supportive environment!

    A Paine Panther ROARS (Respect Others And Respect Self)

    Vision Statement: All students will become lifelong learners and demonstrate proficiency in academic based national standards. Students will be able to use a growth mindset to meet future challenges and make positive choices.


    • Students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:55 a.m. because there is no supervision until 8:55 a.m. Please do not park in front of the building. These lanes are reserved for the school buses. If you are dropping off your child in grades K-5, please go through the drive through lane in the parking lot near the Preschool/K playground. For safety reasons, please park in the designated area if you need to help a child out of the vehicle. A teacher assistant(s) will be stationed at this area to greet the students from 8:55-9:04 a.m. Students will then go straight to their classrooms until the start of the school day.
    • A.M. preschoolers only will be dropped off between 9:05 and 9:10. Preschool parents are expected to follow the drop off loop (to the right of the building). If you need to help your child out of the vehicle, parents will park in the designated parking area and walk their child to the sidewalk where a preschool staff member is present. For safety reasons, please park if you need to help a child out of the vehicle. A preschool staff member will escort the child into the preschool classroom.
    • If parents arrive after 9:10, our staff will not be at the side door. Parents will need to escort their child in through the main office and sign in. Masks and social distancing is required at all times when inside the school building.


    • A.M. Preschool Parents will pick up their students at the pick up door near the preschool/K playground.
    • Students that ride the bus will all be dismissed beginning at 3:20p.m.
    • Students that are being picked up will be dismissed beginning at 3:18-3:23 p.m. (Last names A-L) and 3:24-3:30pm (Last names M-Z.) Please park in the south parking lot and come to the door near the kindergarten playground for after school pick up.
    • Students who will be pick-ups must be sent to school with a note (yellow slip preferred) they will be picked up. This note will remain in the office and a pick up list will be distributed daily. Please do not call the office with this information as we will have to call into the classroom to let your child’s teacher know, thus interrupting the learning of the entire class. (Click here to view/print our Pick-Up-Early Dismissal-Bus Change Form)
    • Please be prepared to show picture identification (ex. driver’s license) when signing out your child. Students will not be released to another adult unless that adult is on the student’s Biographical Information Sheet/ASPEN. This adult will need to show a picture identification as well.
    • Once you have received your child, please exit the building immediately so the area will be clear for student dismissal.

    *If you are "picking up" classroom materials please avoid arrival and dismissal times since this will interfere with safety. Materials can be "picked up" until 4:15pm daily.

    All Materials will be placed in the front foyer by grade levels in bins. Please buzz the office to retrieve materials.

    Thank you!

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