South Kingstown

High School

Guidance and School Counseling

Information and Resources

215 Columbia Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Phone: 401.360.1004 Fax: 401.360.1465

Planning Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

South Kingstown High School Shadow Program FAQ

We invite your child to come and visit for a school day to see first-hand everything

South Kingstown High School has to offer.

Who leads our Shadow Program?

  • Our Freshmen Mentors are student-leaders and upperclassmen who have volunteered and attended training to be Shadow Leaders.

  • A mentor will meet your child in the SKHS Main Office of Shadow Day.

  • Because of the training that the mentors have attended, and detailed record-keeping to ensure the safety of the shadows, only mentors are shadow leaders. We cannot pair older siblings who are not mentors with shadows.

How do I request a Shadow Experience for my child?

  • Complete the form linked HERE.

How will I know the date my child will shadow at SKHS?

  • You will receive a confirmation email from Mrs. Penny Bush, Freshman Mentor Advisor.

  • Please do not send your child to SKHS unless you have received a confirmation email.

What time does SKHS begin school? Where do I bring my child?

  • School begins at 7:30am.

  • Please have your child enter the building through the Columbia Street entrance at 7:25am to begin the day.

  • An SKHS mentor will meet your child at the Main Office.

What time does school end at SKHS?

  • School ends at 2:02pm.

  • Please plan to pick your child up at 2:02 at the Columbia Street entrance.

The lunch options are:

  • Your child can bring a lunch or purchase one at our cafeteria.

  • If your child is a South Kingstown School District student and receives free or reduced lunch, they can enter their code in the cafeteria checkout station to receive their lunch.

What should I do if my child is ill on a scheduled shadow day?

  • Please call 401.360.1004 or 401.360.1014 to let us know OR

  • Email or

  • We will let you know the date of the rescheduled Shadow Experience.

SKHS Families,

An invitation to join Xello,

from Xello, is in your email!

What is Xello?

Individual Learning Plan platform for every student, grades 6-12

  • RI Department of Education mandates every student in RI has an Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

  • SK School District uses Xello for our platform

  • Students learn about themselves, explore careers and plan for the future

  • School counselors and teachers lead lessons in Xello every quarter

  • Parents/guardians can see what your child has completed

  • Parents/guardians can use the Demo Account to use the Xello features

  • During the week of Sept 26: Find an invitation to Xello in your personal email; follow the directions to activate your account

  • Add your child to your account

  • Explore work your child has completed in Xello and talk with them about their plans for life after high school

Mrs. Barbara Crudale

Director of Guidance


Ms. Anahid Avedesian

School Counselor


Mrs. Norma Brooks

School Counselor


Mrs. Kirstin Stahl

School Counselor


Ms. Patty Ponte

Administrative Assistant


2022-2023 Counselor Caseload

What are Google Classroom, Skyward and Xello? Click here for the SK Tech Night Presentation

College/Military Rep Visit Calendar

Accessing Skyward: (log in and password stays the same every year)

Skyward Access for FAMILIES to see schedules, grades and attendance:

Login Area must say “Family/Student Access”.

Login page available on the SKHS website under the “for Parents” tab or

User ID - last name first initial ex: randallm

Password - southkingstown*

If you have already established an account and forgot your password, please use the “Forgot your Login/Password” link.

Skyward Access for STUDENTS to see schedule, grades and attendance:

User id- student id

Password- birthday as in month day year MMDDYYYY

You will be prompted to change your initial password upon initial login

If you have forgotten your username or password, use the “Forgot Login/Password ?”

If you are still having issues, please contact Ms. Ponte in the guidance department.