Information and Updates
The UCAP School Coronavirus Info & Updates
At The UCAP School, our main priority, always, is the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. We are doing our best to manage our response to coronavirus (or COVID-19) based on the information we have. We are in frequent contact with local health and education authorities to understand the risks and handle any developments in the situation.
Updated September 1, 2020
On August 31st Governor Raimondo announced that all schools except for Providence and Central Falls would return to full in-person learning on September 14th.
Because the majority of UCAP students come from Providence and Central Falls, our classes will begin on September 14th using a hybrid model with one grade level in the building at a time, alternating grades every other day. Students will attend in person classes on a rotating schedule of MWF (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and T/Th (Tuesday, Thursday).
For example, one week 7th grade will come to school on MWF and have Distance Learning from home on T/Th while 8th grade has Distance Learning on MWF and will come to school on T/Th. The following week the grades will switch days with 8th grade in school on MWF and 7th grade in school on T/Th. We will continue this rotation for the first four weeks of school and follow the guidance of the Governor and Rhode Island Department of Health for direction afterward. When students are not scheduled to be in the building, they will receive instruction from our teachers using the Distance Learning model.
A schedule for the first four weeks is below.
Updated August 14, 2020 – School Reopening Delayed
This week, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that the reopening of schools will be delayed 2 weeks. School will now begin on Monday, September 14, 2020. See School Reopening Plan below for details.
Updated July 31st, 2020 – School Reopening Plan Published
The UCAP School community is working hard to establish a plan for a safe, effective, and equitable reopening process for the 2020-2021 school year. You can read the plan, updated in realtime, here.
Updated April 23, 2020 – Distance Learning to continue through the rest of the 2020 school year
Per a directive from Governor Gina Raimondo, Distance Learning will continue through the remainder of the 2020. school year due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will have vacation days on May 6th, May 15th, May 20th and June 1st. The last day of school will be June 18th.
Please click on Distance Learning for up-to-date information for students and families.
Updated April 6, 2020 – Meals for Kids
Beginning this week, Providence will be distributing breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Each day, students may pick up enough food to last 3-4 days. Three additional sites have been added. For locations, click: Grab and Go Meals.
Free, packaged meals are also available the same days (from 4-6 p.m.) to youth 18 and under at 11 Providence Recreation Centers. For information click: Food Sites for Children.
Updated April 1, 2020 – Kids’ Link Rhode Island
The health and well-being of our students is important to us. During this time, young people may experience difficulties such as sadness or anger, lashing out at siblings, having anxiety and worrying more than usual or even harming themselves or others. If you notice any of these things in your child’s behavior, please call Kids’ Link Rhode Island at 855.543.5465.
Updated April 1, 2020 – April Reading Challenge
As we embark on a month of distance learning, we can also encourage students to get in the habit of reading every day. That is why Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green have challenged all students in Rhode Island to read for at least 20-60 minutes every single day in the month of April. Please click the link below for details.
March 13, 2020 – Spring Break Closure
After classes finish at 2:00 pm today, March 13, 2020, The UCAP School will be closed for Spring Break. We are moving our Spring Break up to next week, March 16-20, 2020. This will replace our previously scheduled vacation in April.
We are monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates here as information becomes available.
Here are some links to resources if you have questions about COVID-19: