A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
August 11, 2019

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

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
Back to School Information
A Message From Your School Administrators:
Mr. Stack, Mr. Krzyzanowski, Mrs. Leavitt, Mrs. Parady-Guay, and Mr. Dawson
Dear Sanborn Parents/Guardians and Students,

In this newsletter you will find a lot of back to school information to help you prepare for the new school year. We hope you are enjoying a restful and relaxing summer vacation. The staff has been busy getting the building ready to begin another new year, and most importantly, to be ready to welcome students back to school in just a few weeks.

Grade 9 students will begin school on Monday, August 26th. All other grades will start on Tuesday, August 27th. Students attending the Seacoast School of Technology should plan to come to school on Monday, August 26th, in time to take the bus to SST. (8:50 AM for mid-session and 11:50 AM for the PM session). Remember that school starts promptly at 7:20AM and ends at 2:10PM each day. 

It is our goal to make sure that all students have the tools necessary to be successful in school. Our school is committed to providing each student with a rigorous and relevant education that promotes college and career readiness. We look forward to working with each of you in the coming year toward that goal! Read on to make sure you will be ready for the new school year!
The school requires parents/guardians to complete back to school forms for each students prior to the first day of school. These forms must be submitted digitally. Please click the button below to complete the forms:
Join to PTO!
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, and Fundraising.

When we all help a little it is amazing how much we accomplish as an organization.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm in the Conference Room at the school. We normally meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share with our organization, please contact Barbara Munroe, PTO President, at
SRHS PTO Launches its Back to School "Un-Fundraiser"
We are asking for your support for our 2019 back to school Un-Fundraiser. Simply put, an Un-Fundraiser is a way to donate money without having to sell or buy anything. Isn’t that the best?? 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the SRHS PTO, and then it goes right to our kids, which is the best place to put it! Where does this money go you might ask? 

Each year, our PTO supports the following kinds of activities:
• Starter cash for the in-coming freshmen student activities account
• Classroom grants, up to $250 per teacher, to fund innovative programming
• Scholarships to Sanborn Seniors
• Funds to support class activities such as the Senior Cruise in Boston.
• Senior Success Day
• Teachers’ meals for the open houses & Teacher Appreciation Week
• Strategies for College Presentation for parents
We hope you were able to appreciate the sarcasm and humor in this form of request and we thank you for your time and monetary donation.
Athletic Boosters Looking For Volunteers for Reach the Beach
The Athletic Boosters are in need of volunteers on Saturday 9/14 to assist with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year: Reach the Beach. Times for this event run between 6:30 am and 4:00 pm, and volunteers are needed to assist with the parking lot, concessions, trash/recycles, and shower/gym assistance. Volunteer times can be flexible! Use the sign up link below to select a volunteer slot.
School Pictures Set for September 5
Hockmeyer Studios, our new school picture vendor, will be taking school pictures on Thursday, September 5th. You can visit their website for ordering information.
Affordable Senior Portrait Sessions Offered at SRHS
A Note From Mr. Stack:
Hockmeyer Studios is our new school picture vendor. You are not required to purchase senior portraits through the school, but as a courtesy to Sanborn families, I asked Hockmeyer to put together an affordable Senior Portrait package for interested families. Please take advantage of this opportunity if you would like.
More information is below:
Fall Sports Information
Fall sports begin on August 19 (football on August 16). All athletes must have athletic paperwork filled out and a physical on file to start participating on the first day of try-outs/practice. Freshmen and other new athletes: Your physical must be dated after January 1, 2019. Visit the school athletic web page for information on schedules, forms, and other athletic announcements. Contact Vicki Parady-Guay, Athletic Director, at 603-765-4552 or for more information. 

We hope you plan to show your Sanborn P.R.I.D.E. this fall by playing a sport for Sanborn!
School Counseling Office Update
It has been an exciting summer in the Sanborn Community! As always, the School Counseling staff is eager to continue our work with students and families on personalizing student's education and high school experiences as they work toward career and college readiness.  
Please keep your eyes and ears open for important information from the counseling program. The counseling program is continuously sending out information ranging on a variety of topics, such as important events, academic information, and testing details in addition to mental health resources, open houses at various trade schools and colleges, and scholarship information. This information is sent through email and Naviance, resources are also available on the new counseling website and updates will be sent through social media. Be sure to follow our school on Twitter or Facebook! Also, please be sure your most update-to-date email is on file at SRHS so you don't miss out on information; if you are not getting emails, please contact the counseling office. Please note some highlighted 2019-2020 school year counseling program events below. More detailed information will follow. 
  • Senior College Night for parents and students - September 16th  
  • SRHS Annual Post-Secondary and College Fair for all Students; Parents and Guardians are Welcome to Attend - September 25th
  • Senior Financial Aid Night for Senior Parents/Guardians and Students Oct 3rd
  • Freshmen and Sophomore Post-Secondary Planning & College Night for Freshmen and Sophomore Parents/Guardians and Students January 27th
  • Junior Post-Secondary Planning & College Night for Junior Parents/Guardians and Students Feb 13th
  • Senior Financial Aid Package Review Night for Senior Parents/Guardians and Students March 19th
  • PSAT in October for all 9th, 10th and 11th graders; ASVAB in December for all 11th graders and the SAT in the Spring for all 11th graders

Students will receive their schedules in mid-August. Again this year, students will only be able to request changes prior to school starting and during the first 6 day rotation in the schedule. Thus, we ask that you have your student review their course listing when they receive it in August to make sure it meets their individual needs and if changes need to be made they follow the instructions included in the scheduling letter.

We look forward to welcoming students back for the 2019-2020 school year! Enjoy the beautiful summer weather!
Health Office Update
Emergency Health/Contact Information

All students are required to have an Emergency Contact form on file in the health office for the school year. This information is very important in the event your child has a medical emergency at school and requires advanced medical treatment. Please take the time to accurately fill out the form and list any medical conditions your child may have, this type of information is critical for emergency medical teams to provide safe treatment. CLICK HERE to complete the form (the Back to School Form).

Medication at School

Sanborn has a no tolerance drug policy (please review it with your child in the student handbook). Any medication (prescription or over the counter) must be administered through the health office. Prescription medication must have a signed medication form filled out by your physician. Over the counter medication must have a signed parental form on file? The medication forms can be located on the district web page under the Health Services link under Medication Information.

Health Concerns

Students with health conditions that will require school day intervention should meet with the school nurse prior to the start of school to make appropriate plans. Medical care plans will be initiated to provide for safety and accommodate academic and sport schedules.

All students must meet the NH immunization requirements to attend school. Check your child’s records to make sure he/she is current with the Tdap vaccination (Tetanus). Many high school students are due for a booster of this vaccination.

Sports Physicals

Students playing sports need to have a current (within the year) physical on file in the health office to participate in the athletic program. While playing sports if a student has an injury they must be cleared by their physician to return to play and provide documentation of this to the health office. If your child has a medical issue that could impact them while participating in sports please make sure the health office and coaches are aware of this issue. We expect any medical supplies your child may need while playing sports you will provide a supply for the coaches to keep with their emergency equipment bags.

Fuel for Learning

It is important your child starts the day off with breakfast. Having the necessary energy to fuel the brain is critical for your child’s academic success. Eating a healthy breakfast and lunch gives them the nutritional support to succeed.
Health Office

The health office is open 7:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact Karen Scanlon R.N. school nurse at 603-642-3064 with questions or concerns.
New Bell Schedule for the New School Year
We have a new bell schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. It is very similar to last year's schedule, and the start/end times of 7:20AM and 2:10PM have not changed. What is different? We have added a short break between period 1/2 and FLT. The cafeteria will be open and serving breakfast during this time.
Pro Staff Driving School Courses
Pro staff driving school upcoming courses, all students shall be no younger than 15 years and 9 months on the first class of any course. Please visit for more information and to register for a course.

Upcoming 2019 courses:  

September 4th thru October 23rd
October 30th thru December 18th

2020 courses are available to sign-up on-line as well
Parking Pass Information For Students
Parking at the high school is a privilege that is made available to students who regularly demonstrate positive, respectful behavior and for those who have good attendance. Students who wish to apply for a parking pass may do so on Thursday, August 22nd between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM (for seniors); Friday, August 23rd between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM (for juniors), or Monday August 26th during the day for sophomores. Students who cannot make these times can get a pass once school has started from Rick Theriault, School Safety Officer. Students must bring their driver's license, registration, and a copy of their insurance card. The parking fee is $10.00.
Dress For Success
A Message From Mr. Stack
Are you getting as frustrated as I am that stores are pushing the back to school sales earlier and earlier into the summer? Since I know that some of you may be starting to take advantage of back to school clothing sales in the coming weeks, I want to draw your attention to our school's philosophy and beliefs around dress code. This logic applies to both boys and girls alike!


Students at Sanborn Regional High School are expected to dress in an appropriate manner during the school day. We use the expression, "Dress for Success!"
Here are some things that students should keep in mind when shopping for new school clothes:

DRESS FOR SAFETY: Students are expected to follow all school rules governing safety in specialized programs that may require the wearing of protective clothing, safety glasses, proper foot protection, or other similar requirements. This includes areas such as the shop, the gym, and other specialized programs.

DRESS WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY: Through their choice of dress, students must display respect for themselves, their school, and their community. The wearing of clothing which is unduly revealing or attire which detracts in any way from the educational mission of the school is unacceptable.

AVOID THIS KIND OF DRESS: Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or violence is unacceptable. Clothing should not be offensive, nor should it include vulgar pictures or words. 

HATS ARE OK: The wearing of hats is permitted only in the hallways, cafeteria, and other non-instructional spaces in the school. They are not permitted in classrooms.
Our staff reserves the right to ask students to change any attire that does not meet our "Dress for Success" requirements. We also reserve the right to send home any student who is dressed in an unduly offensive or inappropriate manner which disrupts the educational process. 
Thank you for taking these points into consideration as you start thinking about your attire for the new school year!
Exeter Adult Education Releases Fall Schedule
Exeterd Adult Education has released their fall schedule, with a variety of classes for adults looking to continue their education.
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
SoRock and Sanborn Youth in Action have had a busy spring!  On May 1st we were at the Statehouse in Concord to Receive the Youth Mental Health Matters award from NH First Lady Valerie Sununu for dedication and service to children in NH. On May 8th we met with six different police departments and three school districts to discuss strategies to reduce underage drinking and party hosting together. On My 10th some of our young people met with two of our NH senators and our local Public Health Networks to advise them on current trends and youth substance use prevention strategies. Their input was greatly valued and requested to continue.

This past Friday May 17th we held our annual Project Stand By Me for 5th grade students and their parents from Newton, Kingston & Fremont. Parents spend the morning in the HS auditorium with us learning about brain development, risk and protective factors, communication skills and prevention strategies while the kids are at Camp Lincoln doing blended team building actives. Parents joined their students for lunch and fun following their session. 
Upcoming Events

5/21 – Former Chief Justice John Broderick will be at Ellis School in Fremont from 3:30-4:30 to discuss mental health.  
An Important Message From School Administrators:
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