Parents/Guardians/Grandparents/and Interested Citizens:
have only a few items to bring to your attention:
Day Observance- Please
take a few minutes out of your day to honor these dedicated men and women that
protect our liberties.
Phone Test: Last
Saturday we tested the automatic calling system that we use for emergencies and
school cancellations. Specifically, we were looking at the quality of the
message and our data base phone system. If you did not receive a call, please
call Diane at the school so you can be included. Also, thank you for your
constructive feedback. We will be making some changes, as a result.
Project - It’s
done! On Monday we will return to our normal procedure with buses driving
behind the school to drop off students and parents dropping-off/ picking-up in
front of the school.
Recognition – M&L
Asphalt, LLC did a
wonderful job preparing and paving this area.
The Winchester Highway Department assisted in the project by
supplying a couple of trucks and manpower to haul gravel and tar.
The Board of Selectmen supported the project by providing
these resources. This is a great example of cooperation and coordination that
resulted in saving the taxpayers money and delivering an excellent product. Kudos to all!
Preparation – The
Administrative Team and the School Board have begun the process of looking at
the needs of the district and developing a budget for next year.
New State Testing System – You will be hearing more about this
in the months ahead. The Smarter Balance Test, given to students previously,
will not be used to assess students’ progress. It has been replaced with the
New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System. Our Curriculum Coordinator, Valerie
Carey, has been attending meetings and gathering information in preparation for
Student Support –
Under the leadership of Principal Mike
Duprey, a job description has been developed to assist the Student Intervention
Team’s efforts to provide additional support to students so they can be
successful in school. We hope to have a staff member in place in the next
couple of weeks.
I wish you all an enjoyable
weekend. Thank you for taking the time to read this Newsletter. Stay warm!