As we plan for summer sessions and our transition to the 2021-22 school year, we continue to work diligently to ensure the health and safety of staff and students. Throughout the current pandemic, we have consistently followed guidelines set by the CDC. This has at times been challenging, as those guidelines have not always been consistent with those issued by the NH Department of Health and Human Services or the Governor of New Hampshire. At this time, we recognize that the landscape is continually evolving and community statistics and local data are critical considerations. As we work to maintain health and safety, while adjusting to weekly and daily changes, it is important to understand how parents, students, and staff are feeling. To that end, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete a short, 6 question survey by Tuesday, June 8th. The information gained will help inform the decision-making process as we transition to the 2021-22 school year.
Mask wearing for the remainder of the school year outside: In light of new recommendations for mask wearing, we are seeking input from parents related to mask wearing on the playground for the remainder of this school year. Please complete this two question survey by 6:00pm Sunday night to indicate your preference.
Finally, the weather reports indicate that we can expect extremely hot temperatures soaring into the mid to high 90's on Monday and Tuesday of next week. We are taking steps to mitigate this as much as possible and will be cooling schools during the night. Fans will be deployed and we will minimize sun entering the buildings where possible. Please send students with water bottles for hydration breaks and encourage appropropriate dress for the weather. We're almost there!
Dr. Susan K Givens
Superintendent of Schools