This week we were very fortunate to have students enter Hanover High School and attend grade level orientations. In the orientation students were introduced to their advisories, received their technology and textbooks, had their pictures taken, walked through their schedules and met their teachers. The students looked excited and were eager to talk with their classmates. Over the course of the week, I spoke with many students and look forward to continued conversation as the school year progresses.
With all of the excitement for the in-person program, students still need to be reminded to adhere to the physical distancing protocols; to maintain the 3’ minimum and when possible 6’. As a staff we will continue to monitor student behaviors throughout the day and redirect or remind them as necessary. It’s important to establish these safety protocols early and condition ourselves for a successful school year.
On Tuesday September 8th all students will be required to be in their first period class at 8:00am (remote and in-person). For the in-person students we ask that you be patient as you enter the building and proceed through the temperature check/attestation stations located at the front entrance, gym entrance, and cafe entrance. Staff will be there to help guide you through the process. Once in the building please proceed to your first period class.
Tuesday will be an abbreviated 7 period day, where students will visit every class. Wednesday will be a remote day for all students and teachers will share their expectations on Tuesday in class. On Thursday, students will begin the block schedule with periods 1, 3, 5, and 7. A copy of the schedules are posted below.
I believe we are off to a good start and look forward to having a great school year.
Remote Learning Update:
Dear Parents and Learners,
We are excited to welcome you to the remote learning program at HHS.
School on Tuesday begins at 8am with a full first day of classes schedule.
The remote schedule follows the daily schedule at the high school. Remote students are asked to check in with their remote advisors for attendance at the start of lunch and study hall as well as participate in a weekly advisory circle like their on campus counterparts. Attendance will be taken at these meetings and reported to the office.
Remote teachers have created a centralized place for your students to see how to access all their online courses. As the courses begin this information should also be available on each class schoology page.
Please be in touch with your teachers, advisors, or counselors with your questions.
Looking forward to seeing you online.
-Your Remote Support Team
Health Office Notes:
This week we have welcomed all classes back for orientation and the students seem elated to be back in school! We have screened all students by taking their temperature and self hand sanitizing at the entrances. We also have the COVID list of questions posted on the standing thermometers to read. Masks are being worn without complaints. We had a generous donation of cloth hand made masks for any student who needs one. Any student may come to pick one up at the Health Office.
We need and appreciate parent cooperation to make the school reentry endeavor successful, so please do not send your child to school if they have any COVID symptoms, even ones perceived to be mild.
Please review the attestation form (listed below) and if you check yes to any of the questions, Please keep your child home from school and contact the school nurse.
PARENT/GUARDIAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & ATTESTATION FORM 2020
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing and wearing face masks when distancing is not possible.
I further acknowledge that SAU #70 schools have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 while students are in school buildings.
I further acknowledge that SAU #70 cannot guarantee that my child will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of my child becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or oversights of multiple entities and interactions, not only when attending in-person schooling.
I acknowledge that I must comply with all procedures set forth by current CDC, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and Vermont Department of Health guidelines to help reduce the spread of coronavirus while my child attends school.
I will keep my child home from school in the event they are experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, 100.4 or higher temperature, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea that cannot be attributed to a known underlying health condition.
No one in our household, including my child and live-in family, has traveled internationally or traveled on a cruise ship within the last 14 days.
No one in our household, including my child and live-in family, has traveled for leisure outside of the New England states including: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island (NH students) or to quarantine counties within states that are not allowed by Vermont guidelines (VT students) within the last 14 days.
To the best of my knowledge, my child has not been exposed to, or in close contact with someone who has a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
No one in our household, including my child and live-in family, has been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.
Everyone in our household, including my child and live-in family, is following all current CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting our exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
I agree to conduct daily symptom screenings (listed above) prior to my child/children boarding a bus, car pool, or entering school buildings.
I agree that my child will wear a mask as required while at school.
I agree to promptly notify the school if my child is kept home due to the above-listed symptoms, any of the attestations are no longer true, or my child or a live-in family member either test positive for, or is diagnosed with, COVID-19.
A new COVID-19 Dashboard created by the NHDHHS clearly shows the incidence of positive COVID numbers by school and town in N.H.
Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to starting real school next week after being away for almost 6 months!
We have created an Online Order form, to be used if you have Dietary restrictions, allergies or scheduling conflicts during the lunch period and your free periods.
Please know that we will have all of the offerings that you are used to, in the Cafe menu.
Also keep in mind, during a free period, you can come down to the Cafe and order something off the grill or custom made at the deli. And as long as we adhere to our mask and distance protocols this will be able to continue!!
Please remember that there are designated areas for eating and snacking and students will be eating lunch in their advisories.
Fall sports official practices start September 8. The fall sports offered are cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. All students must be registered through FamilyID to participate. Additionally, we must have a recent physical on file through FamilyID and the participation fee must be paid prior to the first practice. We have over 300 fall athletes to process so please make sure you have completed everything before Monday so your student will be ready for the first practice. Please log in and check your account to make sure you are approved. Here is the link to register or update your account: Hanover High School FamilyID Fall Sports Registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan Sobel, Athletic Director at Megan Sobel or 603-643-0655.
Let’s kick off the year with some community service! We have opportunities for you to cook for David’s House, become a buddy of an athlete with down syndrome, make masks for local non profit organizations, and harvest veggies for Willing Hands, an organization that feeds 79 local food shelves! Sign up HERE. This will be a different year as we seek ways to do our service work with social distant protocol. If you have ideas of ways we can help the community with current safety guidelines, please let Beth know.
Opening Day Schedule: (For September 8th only)
Regular Daily Schedule: (Starts Wednesday September 9th)