Yesterday, the Governor of New Hampshire announced that K-12 public schools must hold in-person classes five days a week starting April 19. HHS has received numerous inquiries about Remote Wednesday.
This morning we reached out to Dr. Badams to get his input on this. He indicated that he has reached out to Commissioner Edelblut for a waiver. I support the request and believe we should keep the current schedule. HHS is fortunate to have 92% of our students in school 4 days per week since the beginning of the school year. Remote Wednesday enables Council and other student activities to take place, time for teachers to touch base with their students, and time for the custodial staff to deep clean. I believe the current system is working and changing the routines now may prove problematic.
The administration will be discussing this early next week and creating a plan, please stay tuned.
Have a happy, healthy and safe weekend!
Parents of all students please fill out the new COVID Immunization form that was sent to all parents this morning. It will enable us to do better contact tracing and infection followup in the high school.
We are delighted that as of today (April 2) you may sign up all children 16 years of age and older. The NH site is: https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/
The VT site opens for 16 years and older on April 19th: https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration
This has been a difficult year from all points of view. The lunch program at the high school is serving many families this year so please check this form to see if you might qualify for free lunch. There are accompanying benefits in addition to a daily allotment for breakfast and lunch.
There is a new food pantry at the White Church in Hanover that is open on Saturdays from 11-1P.M. If you have any questions about it contact Cinny Bensen.
Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2021 - Please encourage your child to complete and submit the 2021 Local Scholarship Application. The application was emailed to them on March 30th, and can also be found on the Class of 2021 Schoology page.
Students must be logged in to their school Chrome account to submit the application.
Although a majority of scholarships are determined with need in mind, a few awards include specific criteria that are not need based. By submitting this one application, your child will be considered for approximately 15 local scholarships.
This application is due on Monday, May 3rd, at 3:00 p.m. Students can see Tom Eberhardt in the Counseling Office with any questions.
Online yearbook orders are open. Go to Picaboo to place your order and pay online. Or you can place your order by sending in a check for $65 payable to Hanover High School to Jessica Eakin (in the library). Last chance to order is May 1st.
I want to clarify that seniors (aside from editors and free and reduced lunch students) do not get free yearbooks. Last year was special. Pretty last minute, we were given a donation to make sure every senior received a yearbook. The majority of seniors had already ordered a yearbook. We do not have a donation this year, so the only way for your senior to get a yearbook is to order through the website listed above or by bringing a check to the library.
Senior Parent Ads:
Go to Picaboo to purchase and design your parent ad. Parent ads go at the end of the yearbook and are a message you send to your child or to the class of 2021. Learn about purchasing and designing your ad. Last chance to make an ad is April 16th.
Wow, thank you HHS families, hundreds and hundreds of items have come in for the Food Drive for the Upper Valley Haven. Youth-in-Action members will be so thrilled to drive them over at the end of school on Friday, April 9th. If you are so inclined, please look through your cupboards or think of the Haven on your next shopping trip. Here are items they need the most. But any non-perishable items are so appreciated. Please bring them in next week and drop them on the tables across from the Library.
Also thank you to the students and families who continue to volunteer their time. We will be making dinner for the Hixon House. Home Wednesday and want to cook? Sign up.
NH Teen Institute
Presents a free 5 part series on staying connected with your teen. Tuesdays - April 6, 13, 27, and May 4, 11. Sign up at https://www.nhteeninstitute.org/staying-connected-with-your-teen
Women Can Do! Virtual Conference
The Women Can Do! virtual conference promotes STEM and Trades Careers for women and gender non-conforming high school students.
This year's Women Can Do! Conference is virtual during the Week of April 5-9! Click on the link to find out more about women in non-traditional roles, including HACTC students presenting at the Action Expo!
STEM Summer Opportunities
Are you interested in studying the environment? Tufts Pre-College Programs offer virtual summer intensives 1-3 weeks long in Climate Resilience Institute and Food for the Future. This and other summer STEM programs in the area and region, and scholarships are listed here.
Alliance for Youth Climate Leadership
Do you want to make a positive impact on climate change but do not know how? April 7th starting at 6pm, the Alliance for Youth Climate Leadership is hosting the NH portion of Solve Climate Change by 2030 (SCC2030), a worldwide event that is targeted for youth. SCC2030 NH will bring in 4 speakers, including NH state representative Amanda Toll. Make a reservation to tune in for ideas and solutions that show you your own power and place in the environmental field.