Cranston Public Schools

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845 Park Avenue

Cranston, RI 02910

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Superintendent's Message

What is more beautiful than Rhode Island in summer?  

We enjoy beaches, fairs and festivals, Water Fire, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Pawsox games, family cookouts, camping near the ocean, watching boats while eating ice cream, Edgewood...all of the blessings our community and state have to offer make summer a glorious time in RI. I hope this message finds you and your family taking some time to relax and enjoy these and many other fun summer activities.


While summer is a time for students and staff to rest and recharge, we are always working to prepare for the school year. Just to keep you informed, here are things to let you know what is going on in Cranston Public Schools during the dog days of summer.


  • We have been registering new students each day and are on course to have almost 11,000 students enrolled as we begin in September.


  • Due to changes in our schedules, we have consolidated our bus stops.  The revised routes will be posted on August 24.  Please be sure to review bus stops and times on our district website, school website and district Facebook page.


  • Thanks to grant monies and state funding, we have been able to outfit all of our all-day Kindergarten classes with new furniture, technology and instructional materials. We will be introducing a new reading series, Wonders, starting with our Kindergarten students this year. We are excited to begin this with our youngest learners as they begin their educational journey in Cranston.


  • Construction continues in many of our schools- Edgewood Highland will have a new HVAC system, Woodridge, Rhodes, Glen Hills and Stone Hill are getting new fire suppression systems, and CHSW will be getting a new roof on the B wing and gymnasium. The B-wing at West will also have solar panels installed (thanks to a city grant) which will help us to save energy! The custodians, utility crews and contractors have been working very hard to make sure all of our projects are done well and ON TIME, for us to open school on September 1st.


  • Hope Highlands Middle School is being painted and new lockers have been installed to accommodate our new middle schoolers. Some new kitchen equipment is also being installed to make the middle school cafeteria an exciting experience for our students.


  • Encourage your children to keep reading and doing math over the summer. I know it may not be a favorite past time for some kids, but it really does help students to do this over the summer. Summer reading lists/assignments are here:



  • We have hired many new staff including teachers and new administrators. We welcome Mrs. Karyn Rosenfield as principal of Barrows, Mr. Zachary Farrell as assistant principal at Cranston High School West and Mr. Jeff Taylor as principal at Bain. Some changes in administrators have occurred as well. Now, Mr. Brian Flinn is the assistant principal at Bain, Mrs. Sandi Matoian-Heard is assistant principal at Cranston High School East, Ms. Kim Magnelli is principal at Dutemple, Mr. Ed Myszak is assistant principal at Orchard Farms,  Mrs. Beth Basile is principal at Orchard Farms and Mrs. Roxanne Gustafson is working in central office as the Director of Educational Programs.  I am sure you will meet all new teachers and staff at our welcome back events, which begin the 4th week of August.


  • We are sending our welcome back letters through traditional mail early next week. We communicate with parents through mail, Aspen (our student information system), Facebook, Twitter and also through our district website. Check your email for other information from your child’s school about welcome back events, open houses, etc. If you have any questions about getting information, please contact your child’s principal directly.  


  • Administrators and secretaries will be back in our buildings full time beginning August 17. If you have questions or concerns, please be sure to check after that date. You can always email your child’s principal if you have questions, even before then!


Please enjoy the remaining days of summer and prepare for the first day of another terrific year on September 1st!


CPS Twitter Feed

We're still building bus routes and making adjustments. Please continue to check for updated bus stop information.
If you need assistance with your Aspen account, please contact your student's school and a building administrator will assist you.
Here is some updated 2016-17 transportation information:

Cranston School Calendar

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