A newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
March 27, 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
Daily Announcements
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 at least May 3, students will engage on online learning and we will not be running any school events during this closure. APRIL VACATION WEEK WILL REMAIN AS SCHEDULED. 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.

April 1 Will Be a Teacher Planning Day

In order to allow our staff additional time to plan for extended remote learning, there will be no live classes on Wednesday, April 1 and no new assignments posted. Students can use the time to catch up on some of their work -- but please allow your teachers the time to plan with their colleagues. They will not be available to work with students on April 1.

Watch Mr. Stack's evening 3/26/2020 COVID-19 closure update here:

Additional Directions for the Daily Focused Learning Time (FLT) Period
As we go deeper into remote learning, the need is greater for students to be able to take advantage of flexible learning with FLT (time for reteaching, intervention, and enrichment). Attendance for FLT is
  • MANDATORY: For students who are behind in their work or failing a class. One of your teachers will likely assign you to an FLT session during the week, or you can request to work with them on a day of your choosing. All schedules and requests to work with a teacher should be made using the online program Enriching Students.
  • OPTIONAL: For students who do not have any particular learning needs for a class. You can continue to work on your assignments independently or you can request to work with a teacher if you would like to during an FLT session during the week. 

All schedules and requests to work with a teacher should be made using the online program Enriching Students. Students can access this site by signing in with their Google account using the link above. If you are having difficulty with this, please email Mr. Stack at and he will help you.
In general, FLT periods should be used for the following purposes:
  • Monday (advisory meetings) - 8-8:30 open office hours, 8:30 virtual meeting with the whole advisory. See your Google Classroom for advisory.
  • Tuesday - B Honors/Clubs/FLT.
  • Wednesday - C Honors/Clubs/FLT
  • Thursday - E Clubs/FLT
  • Friday - F Honors/Clubs/FLT
Video Messages To Students From Staff
BY POPULAR DEMAND: We now have staff members putting together video messages to the Sanborn community. As these are created, we will run them here.

Today we have videos from School Counselor Megan Arena
Remote Learning Academic Help Desk
Free and Reduced Lunch Information
Important Notice:

If you did not qualify for free and reduced lunch prior to the COVID 19 pandemic and you think you qualify now may apply immediately. 

This means you may become eligible for free food through the district. 

Please contact Heidi Leavitt at for more information. She is our school's Director of School Counseling and she will keep your information confidential.
Tech Issues? Here Is How To Get Help!
During the COVID-19 closure, the SRSD Technology Department has set up a hotline to help families diagnose and fix tech issues with school-issued devices. Here is how to reach them:

Phone: (603) 642-3688, then hit #.
COVID-19 Health Updates 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.
Student Council Virtual Spirit Week Activities:
Student Council has come up with some ideas to bring us together. Here are some events in the works:

1. We are hosting a food drive. If you have any non perishable items like pastas, rice, soup and the like, please bring to the school. There is a box in the vestibule. Please do not come in groups. Food will be safely distributed to families in need during this tough time.

2. Friday is decorate your bedroom door day. Much like when we decorate our advisory doors...decorate your bedroom door and take a picture. Send to me and I will publicly post. Remember, this is your house....don't do something that will damage the door or get you into trouble, ok!?

3. Next Monday is hat day. can wear a hat to class!

4. StuCo will be hosting a wellness challenge with #sanbornmove Be on the lookout!
Senior Spotlight: Ashley Walters
An Article by Staff Member Liz Richardson
Do you have an ailing pet? Ashley Walters could be the answer! Ashley is known for her studious and sweet nature. Getting to know her in science class (and she has taken a lot of them!), it makes sense that Ashley wants to work in the veterinary field. She has known since she was little that she wanted to work with animals, so it was natural when she enrolled in the Animal and Plant Science program at SST her junior year.  

Anne DeMarco, the Animal and Plant Science Teacher over at SST has this to say about Ashley: “Every student has a special way of making a class complete. Ashley has that special way about her. Though quiet in class, Ashley chooses to select her words carefully and when the time comes for her to speak, ask a question, or raise a point, she is spot on. Ashley has a gentle demeanor about her and a sense of compassion. The animals in class can sense this and, as a result, do very well when Ashley is handling them. Over the past two years, it has been wonderful to see Ashley become more confident in herself. She has become a better public speaker and has been pushing herself to work outside of her comfort zone. Not every student would get into a ring and show a dairy cow or venture out to attend a summer camp at the University of Pennsylvania, where the only person you know is yourself, but Ashley did! Her summer experience at camp was remarkable as she documented it in her FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience. In her documentation and photos from camp, Ashley learned to wrap an owls' wing and practiced suturing. Her interest in horses led her to being a member of the Seacoast School of Technology FFA Chapter's first place Horse Judging Team in the State in 2019! Her goal after graduation is to attend the University of Tennessee to major in pre-veterinary science. I wish her all the best of luck on her next path she chooses to follow.”

Ashley filled me in on the summer camp she attended at UPenn last summer: the National Student Leadership Conference on Veterinary Medicine. She spent a week learning valuable skills like: how to take blood from a dog’s paw, how to give injections to animals, how to wrap a bird’s wing, how to suture by practicing on a pig leg, and how to speak to pet owners. They even got to visit the Philadelphia Zoo to see how they care for the animals! (If this program sounds interesting, please visit to read all about it and see Ashley in the picture about halfway down the page!) 

Echoing the sentiments from her SST teacher, I am so proud of Ashley for the young lady she has grown into, having known her for the last three years. She has an adventurous spirit, which shows through her recent purchase of a Jeep and her plans to attend college in Tennessee (@UT Martin). Ashley’s long term plans include going to school to become a vet tech, but she is not yet sure exactly what species she will focus on in her career. Study hard and learn a lot! Congratulations, Ashley!
Ice Hockey Golf Tournament Moves to August
The first ever Sanborn High School Ice Hockey Program in Kingston, NH was established in 2012 with
the generosity of many businesses such as yours as well as our community. We competed at a Junior
Varsity Level for two years and are extremely excited that we are competing in our Fifth year as a
Varsity Team.

The Sanborn Ice Hockey players and their families are extremely dedicated and passionate. They
continue to work very hard in order to make the program possible. We have many talented and
dedicated hockey players who will continue to represent their school playing a sport they love.
Contributing to their high school athletic program will not only give them a great sense of belonging
and school pride but more importantly teaches life lessons. This is done with the help of a dedicated
coaching staff. They instill respect, discipline, teamwork perseverance and honesty. Unfortunately, our
hockey program does not receive funding for the program from the school budget. We continue to be
required to raise all the funds necessary to make this hockey program possible for our student athletes.
Sanborn Ice Hockey will be hosting our sixth annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 29th, 2020.
In order to make this fundraiser a great success, we are in need of hole sponsors as well as donations for
our raffle table. We greatly appreciate all donations and will work hard to maximize your company’s
visibility at our fundraising events. We will also publicly thank all the donors on our Facebook page as
well as our Hockey Program which is available at our games.

Please feel free to contact us for any additional information. Thank you for your time and consideration
in supporting the Sanborn Ice Hockey Program. All donations should be mailed to:

Sanborn Ice Hockey
PO Box 161
Kingston, NH 03848

It’s the generosity of businesses such as yours for kids in need that makes for a successful community
program. Sanborn Ice Hockey is a 501 (C) organization making your donation tax deductible.

Tax ID Number 80-0809306.

Joe Radjavitch
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 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 between the hours 9:00am – 5:00pm. Stay safe and keep yourself healthy.
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 May 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. 


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.  


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,
All "other" issues that don't fit in the categories below:

Bob Dawson, Asst. Principal,
Student issues for last names ending A-M

Steve Krzyzanowski, Asst. Principal,
Student issues for last names ending N-Z

Heidi Leavitt, Counseling Director,
Guidance, Special Education, and 504 Plan Questions

Vicki Parady-Guay, Athletic Director,
Athletic-related questions
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
SoRock is a community coalition designed to promote wellness and nurture resiliency for the children, youth and families of southern Rockingham County, with the goals of preventing substance misuse and reducing the stigma related to mental health issues.  
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
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