A newsletter that promotes our core values of
Personalization, Risk-Taking, Integrity, Discovery, and Empowerment
October 18, 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:
Bell Schedule

The schedule that will be used for Tier 2 is slightly modified from the schedule that was used for Tier 4. Please click the button below to review the new schedule, which will go into effect on October 26:
SRHS Announces November Staff Members of the Month
Each month, Sanborn Regional High School recognizes staff members who go “above and beyond” the call of duty to support students. This month, we received around twice the usual amount of nominees, a testament to all of your hard work as a school community. We did however need to choose only two winners, and with that we recognize the following individuals:

Jim Enright: Jim is passionate, intelligent, witty, and reliable as both a special educator and unofficial science teacher. Jim is an educator that motivates his students to think outside the box. He encourages his students and colleagues to ask questions about what they're curious about and then go on to learn how to make their visions possible. While we may not all share his love of mac-n-cheese covered hotdogs, we can appreciate his willingness to try any food put in front of him!

Heidi Leavitt: Heidi has put in a LOT of extra work this year...zigging and zagging through schedules, meetings, classrooms, court visits and food runs to make sure that nothing and nobody falls through the cracks...and all with a positive attitude and a disney tune in her head. Heidi is always thinking of others, she is the first person to give up her time to be there for students and staff. Always smiling and is a bright spot in the ¨dim light¨ of Covid.

Please make sure to give some socially distant praise and air-fives when you see them around, I know it is hard with masks but Jim will be the one with half a tie and Heidi with a disney artifact.
Ask Administrators Anything

We are bringing back the extremely popular...

Ask Us Anything: Return to School Edition!

Please utilize

for all questions related to returning back to in-person learning, and the admin team will answer it.
Spirit Days: Organized by Student Council
Introducing Smart Pass
Dear High School Community,

As we approach reopening, we are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community as a whole. One of the measures we are taking is purchasing the Smartpass digital hallway system. This system was piloted by the Freshmen Learning Community prior to the COVID outbreak, and we found significant success in:

1-The reduction of pass requests, leading to more instructional time for students.

2-The reduction of vaping in school bathrooms.

3-The reduction of “group hang-outs” and vandalism in the bathrooms.

SmartPass does not have a GPS tracking system, it is just a digital version of the sign-out sheet and paper passes. It provides administrators an accounting of which students are outside of the classroom during the school day. 

In case of emergencies such as fires, severe weather, or building intruders, administrators have real-time access to this critical information. Beyond the uses for emergency situations, the software provides us limits to hallway activity, as well as consistent contact tracing should we need it.  

Students and staff can access SmartPass from their school-provided device or from their personal mobile device through the App Store or at

For more information, please visit the vendor’s website at


Steve Krzyzanowski
Assistant Principal

Changes To Our Cell Phone Policies For Students
SRHS Personal Device Expectations

This year, Sanborn Regional HS will be following a new procedure regarding cell phones and personal devices. The use by students of personal communication devices such as cell phones, smart watches, and the like is generally prohibited at the SRHS/MS campus during the instructional day. As long as use is not disruptive, students may use these devices during scheduled breakfast or lunch periods, in hallways during passing time, and while on district busses. Personal devices, like cell phones, shall not be used during academic time unless a specific circumstance warrants their use for academic purposes only.  

Unless specifically allowed by the teacher for instructional purposes, students must put away/turn off all personal devices while in class. 

If a personal device is being used after class has started, the student will get a warning and the device must go into the wall pocket for the duration of the class.

If the student has to take their personal device to the office a second time, a parent must come to retrieve it. A plan will be created where the student will start the day with the phone in the office.

Examples of improper use include, but are not limited, to the following: interference, disruption or obstruction of the educational environment, academic dishonesty, plagiarism, or violation of intellectual property laws, accessing files or sites not relevant to the curriculum, sending or displaying offensive messages, pictures, or language (e.g. sexting or use in a manner that is profane, indecent, obscene, or vulgar), cyberbullying, harassing, intimidating, coercing, threatening, or attacking others, making public private information without consent, engaging in commercial activities, damaging computers, networks, or other electronic devices, intentionally wasting network resources

Related Sanborn School Board Policy: JICJ  
Bus Transportation Information
As we prepare to return to school on October 26, 2020, the bus companies are also making plans for the return of students. They need any family that is planning to have their child(ren) ride the bus this school year, either to or from school, to complete this form and give them the information they need to prepare safe rides for students. If you do not fill out this form, the bus company will assume your child is not taking the bus.

The district recognizes that some bus routes are longer than anticipated due to the limited seating restrictions created by COVID-19 protocols.

Once this survey data is complete we will adjust routes accordingly with the goal of reducing the amount of time our students spend on the bus.
School Picture Update
School pictures will be on November 9. More information will be available as we get closer to the date. There will be opportunities for students who are both in person and remote to get pictures taken.

School pictures will be taken by Geskus this year.
Cafeteria Food Program Update
Effective October 26, 2020:
Mask Information from the School Nurses
Senior Spotlight Update
Back by popular demand, our Points of PRIDE newsletters will soon be running senior spotlight articles to highlight members of our graduating class. These articles, written by staff members, will start in November.
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."
Zoom Bombing
Grade Reporting Update: Alma
Dear Families,

As a follow up to last weeks update...

The parent and student portal will be going live for grades 7-12 in October. Please note, that teachers have just received access to this new gradebook this week and have not been able to put in grades during that time.

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 now, 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.
Upcoming Ice Hockey Fundraiser
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 Misuse Prevention Month. We kick off Red Ribbon week on October 24th with 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. 

October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm Network 4 Health , In collaboration with the South Central Public NH Public Health Network and Derry Community Access Media
Present; New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Elephant-in-the-Room Series®
The Opioid Crisis Effect on Families: Playreading & Community Discussion Featuring A Wider Circle by
To watch live broadcast:

More Than Sad: Teen Depression on 10/23, 6-8pm
Understanding and responding to teen depression is so important, and now more than ever! More Than Sad, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is being presented by the AFSP NH Chapter in cooperation with UNH Cooperative Extension, SoRock and in partnership with Austin 17 House. This program is for parents and other concerned community adults (must be 18 or over) and will be presented virtually over Zoon. The program will help you recognize signs of depression and other mental health challenges, initiate a conversation with the teen, and support help seeking. Time for Q&A and some supportive conversation will be provided. Please register at and you will receive a Zoom link to participate on the morning of 10/23.
The First Day: Former Celtics player Chris HerrenJoin us on 10/28 7-9pm for a virtual screening and panel discussion. Through the power of storytelling, The First Day addresses issues that school systems, communities and people across the country are impacted by, directly or indirectly, each day including substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental wellness. (Film Trailer in Registration Link
November will have an exciting virtual walk/run/5K for mental health awareness and substance misuse prevention. More info next week!  

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