Open House Decision
We are hopeful that the health of our Nation and area will improve. We also love meeting parents in person. So, the decision for Open House this year is as follows:
Families will receive a riveting virtual school tour, featuring special guests.
Families will also receive a picture book of our teachers and their emails. Please feel free to reach out to teachers by e-mail at any time.
Toward the beginning of the second semester, we fully plan to have a LIVE IN-PERSON Open House.
Thank you for your patience, we look forward to meeting all of you in person!
COVID VACCINE CLINIC IN SCHOOL 10/19/21
There will be an in school COVID vaccine clinic in school for students on Tuesday October 19th from 8-10AM.
The Pfizer Vaccine or the new marketing name “Comirnaty” will be administered. This is approved for all children 12 years of age and over.
We are still hoping to increase our numbers of vaccinated students to increase our chances of staying healthy and keeping our school open all year.
We continue to hear of local schools closing and we continue to have substantial community spread of COVID in our geographic area.
Please read the VIS (vaccine information sheet) and then read and sign the Consent Form and bring it to the Health Office if you wish to participate in the clinic. Or you may send the signed consent form electronically to the HHS Nurses.
CPP - Community Member Needed
The Committee on Policy and Procedure is seeking a community member to join. Meetings are on Mondays from 3:10-4:00. Please reply to this email if you are interested.
Our website has more information on the role of this committee.
Attention juniors: you have all been signed up to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th here at HHS. If you do not want to take the test, please let your counselor know.
Next weeks visiting colleges - September 27, 2021 to October 1, 2021
If you have any questions please feel free to contact your counselor.
Hobart and William Smith College
American University of Paris
University of New England
St. Lawrence University
Sarah Lawerence College
Washington University in St. Louis
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University of New Hampshire
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
Friday: October 1, 2021
Submit designs for our new mascot!
The New Mascot Selection and Implementation Committee is now accepting submissions for the Design Competition!
All members of the community are welcome to submit as many designs as they would like for any/all of our 5 finalists: Bears, Hawks, Huskies, Maroon Crush, and Trailblazers.
The deadline to submit designs is Thursday, October 7th, 2021. After that, we'll vote on the name/design combination that will go on to represent our school.
Visit this link for more information and the submission form.
Should you wish to contact the co-chairs about any and all matters, you’re more than welcome to email the committee.
This week, we were introduced to the new Historical Records Committee, which has been charged with organizing and digitizing Council records, as well as interviewing prominent past HHS and Council figures. An ad hoc committee was also created to plan events related to the celebration of Council’s 50th Anniversary, such as creating a timeline of significant events in Council’s history, digging up the time capsule, and coordinating the creation of a new time capsule. Both committees need a chair and can be attended by non-Council members (including community members)! Finally, we discussed various alternatives to “Study Flex” (a mandatory 40-minute period for students to get homework done), including possibly holding Council meetings, clubs, and other activities during that period as structured substitutes to studying. Read more in the agenda/minutes from the meeting. The "Bitesize" section on the second page contains an easy-to-read, condensed version if you're in a rush.
We are still looking for 3 super enthusiastic community members to join our body as community representatives. Whether you're a parent, alum, or just a resident of the Upper Valley, we want you to apply! We would like passionate community members who are able to attend all of the Council meetings - participation and different perspectives are paramount in a democracy. We meet from 11 am to 11:50 am every Wednesday in the HHS Auditorium (vaccinated community members are encouraged to attend). More information is detailed on the second page of the agenda and minutes. If you'd like to learn more about Council and its role at HHS, explore our recently updated website. We can't wait to hear from you!
Saia Patel (Council Secretary)
Volunteer News - Student Tutoring Program
Is your child interested in tutoring fellow students at HHS or RMS?
Would your child benefit from some peer tutoring?
This is a popular program and we are in need of students to sign up. Math is in high demand. I am still waiting for my contact at Dartmouth to provide a list of tutors.
Please be advised that all minors, and either their parents or legal guardians, are required to complete & sign a Parent Consent Form for in-person & on-line tutoring.
The RMS library is available to tutors and students on Mon, Tue, & Thu, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and high schoolers can catch the school bus over to the middle school. There will be 1 supervising teacher in the library. Please note that they will NOT be 'teaching'.
Volunteer News - Volunteer Sign Up
SAU70 requires that anyone volunteering in the district completes the Volunteer Application Form. The following link will direct you to the form, and details the Volunteer Background Check Process.
We are hopeful that at some point during this school year, we will be able to allow volunteers back into our schools. Please be aware that there may be background checks needed, depending what level of volunteering you are able to offer. In the meantime, opportunities may arise that don't involve being in the schools or with the students.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
SAU70 Volunteer Coordinator
Youth-in-Action - Community Service Opportunities
Many opportunities are coming up to volunteer in the community. Hanover Rec’s Fall Fest is back, this time at the RMS athletic fields. We are also hosting a Blood Drive here at HHS on September 30. Sign up to register to give blood (search for 03755) and we always need bakers to feed the generous blood donors. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s leaves from HHS, help is needed to set up and clean up for this important event. Also a local group, spearheaded by a YIA/HHS alum is rallying to support the humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Help is needed all around. Please sign up or contact YIA if you want to volunteer.
Families: YIA will be cooking together for David’s House and The Upper Valley Haven throughout the school year. If your family would like to sponsor one of these dinners, please let me know. (Suggested donation $75). When volunteers are allowed back in the building, you can join the cooking fun!