Recapping The First Day Of School In Rhode Island


(Undated)--Here's a roundup of headlines from the first day of school in Rhode Island.The state announced its new COVID-19 testing program is up and running on Monday and that any students, teacher or staff member who has symptoms can schedule a test by calling 844-857-1814.Blackstone Valley Prep charter schools are unexpectedly starting with remote learning after a staff member tested positive for the virus and others had to quarantine.WPRI-TV reports Governor Gina Raimondo greeted returning students in North Providence yesterday, while State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green [[ ahn-HELL-ick-uh in-FAHN-tay ]] and the superintendent of Providence Public Schools took part in a back-to-school press conference at Spaziano Elementary.And, a North Providence middle school teacher, Matthew Moniz, was reportedly arrested on a warrant after school ended yesterday; authorities are not elaborating on the charges he faces.

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