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Shining Stars

Hello Shining Stars! Welcome to our team page!  We could not be more excited to have you with us!  Let this site be a hub to the beginning of middle school.


We are all in this together.  We understand that starting at a new school can be overwhelming.  You will probably have many questions and will be lost or confused at first.  Please reach out to any of your teachers and we will respond with an answer to put you at ease.


Below please find information on your expectations this school year, how to use Aspen, and your CPSED E-mail information.


Though becoming a middle school student seems scary, we are going into this optimistic and excited for what this year can bring.  Middle school is a wonderful place to get involved and thrive not just academically, but also socially.  So don't be afraid to get involved! Just be patient and stay positive!  See you in class.


-Shining Stars

School Wide Student Expectations

The B.A.I.N. Way & PBIS

  • The Bain Way stands for:

    • B - Be Respectful and Responsible

    • A - Always Try

    • I - Initiate, Improve, Inspire

    • N - Notice the Good

By acting the Bain Way everyday, you increase your opportunities to receive PBIS points! You can keep track of and redeem your PBIS points on the PBIS app!


Student Team Expectations

As a Shining Star, you will be expected to:

    • report to class promptly and take their seat.

    • wear their mask at all times during the school day.

    • be respectful at all times.

    • have all materials needed for class (these will be supplied to you at the beginning of the year).

    • complete work in a timely manner.

    • ask for help if you are unsure or confused.

    • read your email daily for important information including school updates, assignments, and team news.

Team Policies

For all core classes (Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies) the following policies will be in place for your success.

  • If you score lower than a 70 on any assignment, you may makeup that assignment within the current quarter. The makeup grade will replace the old grade, but will only be scored up to a 70 (passing grade).

  • Assignments will fall into one of two categories:

    • LA Grades: 80% of your overall grade

  • These assignments are Tests, Quizzes, Labs, Projects, etc.

    • CA Grades: 20% of your overall grade

  • These assignments are Homework, Class Participation, Group Work, etc.

  • Grades are broken down as follows:

  • A+ (97-100)

  • A (93-96)

  • A- (90-92)

  • B+ (87-89)

  • B (83-86)

  • B- (80-82)

  • C+ (77-79)

  • C (73-76)

  • C- (70-72)

  • D (65-69)

  • F (Below 65)


What is Aspen and the Family Portal?

  • The Cranston Public School District uses Aspen to manage student information including grading, scheduling, attendance, discipline, and other data. Students have their own log in credentials, but parents can also log into Aspen to view information about their children with their own login information.


I have not received a username and password - how can I get one?

  • Please contact the guidance office of the school your child attends for assistance or submit the request form (See below)

  • Aspen Portal Letter Sample.


How do I access Aspen?

  • Aspen may be accessed with any Internet connected computer. You can use it on just about any web browser - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari Google Chrome or others. If you are using your phone, please note that the display does not show you everything that appears on a computer browser.


What should I do if I forget my password?

  • If you set up your security questions and your email address as per log in instructions, you can click “I forgot my password” and a new password will be emailed to you. Please click here for instructions


How do I set my Security Preferences in Aspen?

  • Once you have successfully logged into Aspen go to the Set Preferences in the upper right corner.

  • The preferences box will open, go to the Security top tab and fill in the appropriate information for your email address and your security question. This will allow the use of the automated password recovery feature.

Email Instructions

Student e-mail account instructions:

Go to http://google.com/a/cpsed.net or go to the CPS Google Mail link on the cpsed.net home page or click the gmail icon in the header above.


• Enter your username

Student Usernames are as follows: firstname.lastname(last three of student id) @cpsed.net

For example:

John Smith with student id 123456 will have this email: [email protected]

John Smith with student id 123078 will have this email: john.smith078@cpsed.net

John Smith Harris with student id 123456 will have this email: john.smithharris456@cpsed.net

John Smith-Harris with student id 123456 will have this email: [email protected]

John O’Leary with student id 123456 will have this email: [email protected]


• Enter your password

Passwords are as follows: (full year of graduation)(student id)

Students graduating in 2027 with student ID 123456 will have the password: 2027123456


You will be prompted to change your password after successfully logging in.

• For problems with accounts please contact Donna-Marie Frappier, [email protected] 270-8195