A newsletter that promotes our core values of
Personalization, Risk-Taking, Integrity, Discovery, and Empowerment
October 11, 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
Moving To "Tier 2" Learning at Sanborn
School Board Vote on 10/7/2020

At the School Board Meeting on 10/7/2020, the Sanborn Regional School District Board voted to move schools from Tier 4: Remote Learning to Tier 2: In-School with Restrictions. This change will take place beginning on Monday, October 26th.

Additional information about this plan can be viewed by clicking the button below:
What If I Want to Stay Remote During Tier 2?

While we expect that the majority of our families will return to school, the district is extending the option for families to remain in a remote learning format. The district is asking that all families who are choosing to remain in remote learning to formally make that intention known by completing a Google Form that can be accessed at the bottom of this message. Those who wish to have their child attend school in person need not complete this form.

You may recall that a preliminary survey was sent out in late September asking families to indicate their preference on the following two questions:

If we open school, will you be sending your child?
If you have an option for choice, which would you choose?

This data was important in helping to guide the district as it considered its options and what Tier of school best supported the wants and needs of our communities.

By completing the Google Form below, you are formally committing to a remote learning format until January of 2021. Children in families choosing in-person learning for their children, which may start as early as October 26, have the option to later choose to have their children learn remotely. Those choosing remote learning for their children now or at a later date will not be able to transition their children to in-person learning until at least January of 2021.

Thank you for taking the time to provide this information to the district. The link for this Google Form will remain open until Tuesday, October 13th, at 10:00AM.
What Will The New Bell Schedule Be For Tier 2?

The schedule is not yet finalized. Once it is, it will be posted and shared with students, staff, and parents.
SAT Test for Seniors
On October 14th, SRHS will be administering the SAT with Essay to our Seniors as our State Assessment. The test will take place in person at Sanborn with strict protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. All students will be required to wear a mask during the entire test. Students will be in small groups to optimize social distancing.

Parents should check their child’s temperature at home before they leave for school. In addition, parents should ensure that their child can answer no to the following questions:
Has your child had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19
Does your child have a fever or any other COVID symptoms such as:
Shortness of breath
Dry cough
Sore throat
Running nose
Has your child taken an international or domestic flight within the last 14 days

Upon arrival to school, students will proceed directly to their testing location and their proctor will take their temperature.

Students should bring their own water bottle and snack. The test will take approximately 5 hours to complete. We do not take a break for lunch but we will be providing a bagged breakfast and lunch for kids to eat on their breaks. We have student study guides available in the lobby at the high school if your child would like to pick one up.

All staff will be involved in proctoring the SAT’s. As a result, students in grades 9-11 will have independent work to complete but will not have live classes. Please have your child check their Google classroom for further information.

Seniors will receive an email on Tuesday detailing arrival procedures and their assigned room number for testing.
Lunch Deliveries Changes For This Week
Given that Monday is a holiday, lunch deliveries will occur on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. As always, if you are interested in being added to our lunch delivery program, please contact Heidi Leavitt at
Student Parking Pass Information
Students, if you wish to park on campus this year, please note the following:

Sanborn Regional High School will not have the capacity to accommodate every student who wishes to park a vehicle on school grounds. As a result, students wishing to obtain a parking pass for the year must enter a lottery. Click the buttons below to learn more about how the lottery will work, and to enter the lottery.
New Traffic Patterns for Drop-Off (Mornings) and Pick-Up (Afternoons)
In an effort to better control traffic at the beginning and end of the day, we ask all to abide by the following new traffic patterns for drop off and pick-up. We will have some Police officers and staff on hand on the first few days of school to assist all with learning the new "system."
Grade Reporting Update: Alma
Dear Families,

This year, Sanborn is launching a brand new gradebook system called Alma. Alma will help us better manage grading information and improve our communication about student progress with families and students.

Alma, is a secure, easy-to-use online system that brings important school information and tools together in one place. We expect this to save school leaders and teachers time, and make it easier to get a complete view of what’s happening with each student’s learning. Additionally, Alma is more affordable than other school management systems, so we can free up more of our budget for other school needs.

In addition to educator tools, Alma offers a parent and student portal to help families stay informed and on track with student learning. The portal provides access to student assignments, both recorded and missing, as well as grades.

You can also email teachers and school staff through Alma, so you never have to search for their contact information. If you have more than one child enrolled at our school, you will be able to access all of their information with a single login.

The parent and student portal will be going live for grades 7-12 in October. Students in grades K-6 will have their portal going live in the second Trimester. You and/or your child(ren) will soon receive an email from Alma with information about how to set up your account and log into the portal.

If you have a student in grades 7-12 and have not received an Alma email by Tuesday, October 13, 2020, please contact Kevin Harrington at You can also find a button to access Alma on our web site at

For more information about Alma, feel free to visit their website at You can also find frequently asked questions about Alma here.
Students Thank Teachers
Student Council greeted faculty and staff this morning with baked goods and coffee. Every staff member arrived to find a letter of appreciation in their mailboxes. The baked goods were a combined effort from Student Council, NHS, and Key Club.
NH Tackles Hunger: A Video by Sanborn Student Jillian Evans
Dear Bob Dawson:

Congratulations! Your local food bank which is St. Luke's Food Pantry has reached $950, which means your food pantry has received a matching gift of $500 through the generosity of the Lois Roy Dickerman Fund. Your total including this is $1450

In seven years, “NH Tackles Hunger” has collected 455,000 pounds of food which equals 380,000 meals for NH families. I want to personally congratulate you and your team for a job well done. This is by far the most successful NH Tackles Hunger Fundraiser we have ever done. With your generous help, the total collected this year was $81,818.45 which includes school donations made, the Dead River $10,000 gift and the matching $500 from the Lois Roy Dickerman Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation for each school that met or exceeded $500.00 in donations. This year’s cash converted to pounds totals 196,363 pounds providing 163,636 meals to our neighbors experiencing hunger.

Thank you for all of your help. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Anne-Marie Bergeron
Executive Administrative Assistant
On Behalf of Jamie Staton
Sports Director
An Update From the Elections Class
The Founders believed that "an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." At Sanborn Regional High School, we apply this concept with the opportunity to civically engage students in the election process through a course called Elections and Civic Engagement. Every 4 years this course dives into the current presidential election - from what it means to run political ads, how to debate issues, through to the Electoral College and voting. Students explore both of the major political parties, their values, and platforms in order to create a microcosm of the United States here at Sanborn. In this course students simulate and role play as the presidential candidates, campaign managers, and other vital staff necessary to coordinate a successful campaign. To coincide with the national election, students in the past have held debates, campaign rallies, and mock elections. This year may look a little different, but the class is excited to adapt to educate and meet the needs of our community. Stay tuned for updates from our Media Coordinators!
Sanborn Students Assist With Kingston Sign Project
In preparation for its 325th birthday in 2019, the Kingston Heritage Commission was looking to bring to life a piece of its past. For many years, signs greeted travelers who entered and exited the town roads welcoming them to town and/or asking them to visit again. The signs were removed many years ago after the frames rotted away, but they are now back!

In the Fall of 2018, Sanborn Regional High School students worked with woodshop teacher Jack Kelly on the project for the Kingston Heritage Commission.

The students used an original sign to build replicas with composite material that will not rot. They have now been installed around town. Thank you to Kingston Heritage Commission members Debby Powers, George Korn, Eileen Clifford, Glenn Coppelman, and Ernie Landry for their efforts to include the school in this great project. Thank you to the following students (from 2018) for their hard work on this project: Darren Bean, Brian Kimball, Dylan Judd, Alex Coulombe, Chase Brisson, Liz Kimball, Sesyle Cook, Steven Daly, Aidan Perry, and Nolan Duquette.

These signs once again welcome travelers as they come and go from Kingston, and our school is honored to have played a role in helping keep history and tradition alive for our community. There is, perhaps, no better opportunity to engage in an authentic learning project that has a service component than this one!
Upcoming Ice Hockey Fundraiser
New Chromebooks Are Finally In!
Youth in Action Update
This week’s message from Youth in Action is that there is “always someone there for you even when you think there isn’t.” Think about who are the trusted friends and adults you could reach out to if you are feeling overwhelmed and distressed that would “have your back” This is your handful of help.

1. Friend
2. Family member (may be aunt, uncle grandparent, any significant adult in family)
3. School or Work (it may not be traditional helpers like counselor or nurse, but perhaps teacher or administrator)
4. Community contact (faith community, neighbor, coach, scout leader, community center, support group)
5. Professional Support (therapist, and/or doctor)

If you or your student are interested in joining Youth In Action, we are currently meeting via zoom on Mondays during FLT. Email or for a zoom link.
Upcoming Changes to Our Remote Learning Bell Schedule
Columbus Day Holiday Week: October 12-16

There will be no school on Monday, October 12. For this week, Thursday will be a "grey day" with periods 1, 3, 4, and 8 running (in addition to advisory and FLT). Also this week, we will be administering the SAT to seniors on Wednesday 10/14. Students in grades 9-11will engage in independent learning (no live . More information will be available soon.
A Message From the Yearbook
SRHS PTO Announcements
The mission of the Sanborn Regional High School Parent Teacher Organization is to enhance and support the Sanborn Regional High School learning community of students, staff, and families of Fremont, Kingston, and Newton. This is accomplished through the following endeavors:

*Community Outreach *Teacher Involvement *Educational Programs *Civic Cooperation
*Volunteer Programs *Fundraising

If we all help a little it will be amazing how much we can accomplish as an organization.

We typically meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102.
(check the Points of P.R.I.D.E. Newsletter or our FB page for any changes)

Thank you for taking the time to complete the membership form and become part of the SRHS PTO. Check us out on Facebook at Sanborn Regional High Scholl PTO.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share with our organization, please contact Alicia D’Antonio at
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month as well as National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month and ends with Red Ribbon Week!  October 24th is this years DEA Take Back Day. On this day, between 10-2 you can bring your unused and expired medication to the Fremont PD, Kingston Rite Aid or Newton Transfer Station to be safely disposed of. For medication disposal year round the Kingston PD has a drop box in their lobby. SoRock encourages all households to lock up all potential substances of misuse. If you are in need of a medication lock box, SoRock can provide one to you at no cost. Email for details. To learn more about SoRock visit or @sorocknh on social media

Charlotte Scott
Program Director 
SoRock Coalition for Healthy Youth

Keep Us Informed!
PTO Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins
When you drop your unwanted clothing and shoes off in these bins, the SRHS PTO gets paid based on the weight of the clothing! This is a really easy way to help our school. All PTO proceeds go directly back to programming and scholarships that directly benefit our students. NOTE: Shoes must go in a separate bin.

Did you know? From April of 2015 - May 2017, this fundraiser has helped us raise nearly $2400.00 for the PTO. Help us double that number by sharing this opportunity with your friends, your family, and your neighbors!

* Not Sponsored by the Sanborn Regional School District