SANBORN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
ANNOUNCEMENT
March 20, 2020

Sanborn Regional High School
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire 03848
(603) 642-3341

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
A Message Principal Brian M. Stack
Dear Sanborn Community,

As you are likely aware, SRHS has been closed as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19. Until further notice, students will engage on online learning and we will not be running any school events during this closure. The buildings are closed to all staff and students. We will be sending updates often to keep all in our community informed. Please read the information below. New updates will always be posted at the top of the page.
3.20.2020 Update
A Message From Mr. Stack
Mr. Stack reports out on his virtual meetings today with other area high school principals, the team at NECC, and his random check-ins into various online classes. He also talks a little bit about some early thoughts on prom and graduation, and makes a challenge for Student Council members.

Hear all about it in Mr. Stack's video update for today:
Athletic Updates From Athletic Director Vicki Parady-Guay
The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (governing body for high school sports)
has announced that the first date to practice/tryout will be April 13th . The first date to play will
be April 27th. Games or contests lost in April will not be made up. Please be aware this could
change, as this is a fluid state of affairs. Also the school district may have their own restrictions
based on the local circumstances. The website will be kept updated as this situation unfolds.
Please stay safe and active through this time. Remember all outside school facilities are closed.
I can be contacted at vparadyguay@sau17.net with any question.

We hope that everyone is taking care of themselves. We realize that with the extra free time you may be exercising more than usual and might suffer an injury or experience a pain you might not be sure of. If this does happen, please know that you can email our trainer Jen Cray at jecray@ehr.org between the hours 9:00am – 5:00pm. Stay safe and keep yourself healthy.
Important Health Tips From Nurse Karen
While the school is closed, remember to practice and reinforce good prevention habits with your friends and family:

  • MOST IMPORTANT: Practice social distancing. Avoid crowds, and stay at home as much as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Online Learning Plan for SRHS Students During COVID-19 Closure
This is a tentative plan that is subject to change at any time:

Dear Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, the Sanborn Regional School District has recently announced that they are closing the schools due to COVID-19. The closure will run at least through April 3. The District has asked schools to switch to an “online learning” model in the interim. Teachers, counselors, and other professional staff at Sanborn spent Friday, March 13 planning for a move to an online environment during this time of national emergency.

Online learning will start on Thursday, March 19, 2020. 

What does this mean?

During online days, the building is closed to all staff and students (except custodians). There will be no one available to answer the phones at the school, so please do not call. If you need to reach a staff member, you will have to do so by email. CLICK HERE to access the staff email directory. Staff members will be available to answer emails throughout the typical school hours, emails that come in after the end of the school day may not be returned until the next school day.  

Student Academic Expectations

All students are expected to participate in the online activities that have been / will be prepared by teachers to be loaded into Google Classrooms each day.

The school has developed a schedule to run all periods on a two-day rotation known as “Blue” and “Gray” days. Odd periods will meet on “Blue” days, and even periods will meet on “Gray” days. Each day will start with an FLT period. Students can reach out via email to request help from a specific teacher. Teachers will also have the ability to request that students attend an FLT session with them. There is a 30 minute “break” for lunch. The schedule looks like this:
Students should start each class period by reviewing their teacher’s Google Classroom to see what activities have been assigned. If a student does not have access to their teacher’s Google Classroom, they will need to email their teacher(s) to get the code. Many teachers will choose to hold a “live event” at the beginning of the time associated with the period for their class (see above). This will be using Google Hangouts or other online video conferencing tools. Others may post a pre-recorded message or even email instructions. Although the introductory videos may be available after class time, it is expected that students will view/participate in those live classes as they happen. Following that, students will likely move at their own pace to complete daily, short-term assignments. Students may also be expected to complete and submit larger online activities/assignments by the beginning of the next class meeting for that particular course. Teachers will be available by email for office hours during the assigned times noted above. 

Attendance:

Teachers will be taking attendance, noting whether or not students are participating and completing assignments during their assigned classroom time. Deadlines will be enforced during online days. Students are expected to complete all assignments on time, or reach out to their teacher directly if they have questions or need an extension.

Academic Help:

Students will have access to additional academic intervention and support when needed. We will be establishing intervention specialists who will assist students with tutoring, as well as any technology issues that they may face. School Counselors will host office hours daily to address day-to-day issues, as well as continue working with our seniors as they approach graduation. In addition, counselors will provide additional offsite resources that will help students with any of their academic questions or needs.  

Illness:

Students and staff will likely require time to recover from the normal illnesses that occur every year, as well as potential COVID-19 related issues. Counseling, Nursing, and Administrative staff will work with parents, guardians, and students to help resolve any issues or provide any assistance we can. Teachers will be flexible with their response to students encountering such issues. We ask in the strongest terms that you communicate health issues to school administrators as soon as possible so we may provide appropriate support. 

Special Education / 504s:

Over the last few days, we have received some guidance from the US and NH Departments of Education regarding special education services. Our Special Ed team met for most of the day to work on how best to support the needs of students with identified disabilities and 504 plans. Case Managers will communicate directly with students and parents to define these accommodations and modifications as the plans are finalized. 

Other School Activities:

During the closure, all student activities are suspended. As we receive further guidance from the NHIAA and other organizations, we will update you all via Constant Contact messages.

One Final Note:

Even with a day to plan, there will no doubt be unanticipated items to which we must respond. No one knows for how long we will be away from school. The social and emotional health of our students was very much in our minds as we planned for the next few weeks and potentially beyond. Counseling, teaching, and administrative staff plan to reach out to specific students to support them during this time away from their home here on Danville Road. We will be available to talk, to listen, and even to laugh as we all share in what may be the most significant shift in our lives in our lifetimes. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have ideas, concerns, questions, or anything else that comes to mind.  

Please direct questions to the appropriate administrator as follows:

Brian Stack, Principal, bstack@sau17.net
All "other" issues that don't fit in the categories below:

Bob Dawson, Asst. Principal, rdawson@sau17.net
Student issues for last names ending A-M

Steve Krzyzanowski, Asst. Principal, skrzyzanowski@sau17.net
Student issues for last names ending N-Z

Heidi Leavitt, Counseling Director, hleavitt@sau17.net
Guidance, Special Education, and 504 Plan Questions

Vicki Parady-Guay, Athletic Director, vparadyguay@sau17.net
Athletic-related questions