DRAFT SAU 58 Back-to-School Plan 2021-2022Survey Feedback SAU 58 Back-to-School Plan 2021-2022 -Open until June 16, 2021 at 3:00 PMPlease review our 2021-2022 DRAFT Back -to-School Plan here, and proceed with the survey. For SAU #58 to access the federal grant dollars for ESSER III the New Hampshire Department of Education is requiring us to provide an updated reopening plan for the Fall of 2021 based on current data.
We were VERY successful in the 2020-2021 school year with in person education five days a week. We are confident that we will reopen in the Fall of 2021 consistent with the values and expectations of the community. To meet the guidelines and facilitate our continued planning, we are asking for your feedback. Your voice is important to us, and your responses will further inform our decision-making process.Our framework is intended to be clear and to be flexible enough to adjust quickly should data, science, or an Executive Order require us to do so. Please review the plan with the link provided and submit your feedback in this survey.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT 58
NORTHUMBERLAND – STRATFORD – STARK
15 Preble Street, Groveton, NH 03582
Telephone (603) 636-1437
Fax (603) 636-6102
June 7, 2021
This letter is to notify you that the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260) provides for the extension of additional nutritional supplements, called Pandemic EBT benefits, for your student(s). These benefits come through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) from the USDA. The program provides $6.82 per student per day depending on your school or school district’s remote learning model during the current school year (September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).
If you are already receiving SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, or if you have received P-EBT benefits in the past, you do not need to do anything. The extra benefits will be added automatically to your EBT Account. If you do not already have an EBT account, you will receive a preloaded P-EBT card in the mail.
DHHS will receive a list of eligible students from the Department of Education. If you did not complete an application for free or reduced price school meals with your school, you will not be on the list and that means you will not be eligible for P-EBT. If you believe you would qualify through your school for free or reduced price meals, apply immediately. Once found eligible, you can then apply for P-EBT. You can do this by going to https://nheasy.nh.gov and clicking on the apple P-EBT icon. You must have your Notice of Eligibility Determination for Meal Benefits from your school ready to upload with your application. If your P-EBT application is approved, you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase food.
You can use the EBT card to buy fresh, frozen or canned food. Some of the things you can buy are milk and dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cereal, rice and pasta. Go to https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm to find what you can and cannot buy with your P-EBT benefits.
The New Hampshire Department of Education wants to hear from staff, families, and community members. The Bright Futures Survey will be available through June 30. These surveys are approximately 90 questions total and gather feedback in Panorama Education's online reporting platform.
The family surveys will provide schools with special education data to support the Department’s federal reporting requirements for Indicator 8 and special education funding for the New Hampshire Department of Education Bureau of Student Support. The first half of the family survey is for all parents and guardians enrolled in New Hampshire public schools, and the second half is for parents and guardians of students with IEPs. The final link is for community members who do NOT have students in school.
Survey Links: Respondents will be able to choose their school from a dropdown menu:
- Families in K-12, Preschool, and Private Schools: bit.ly/nhdoefamily
- Staff in Public and Private Schools: bit.ly/nhdoestaff
- Community Members: bit.ly/nhdoecommunity
Please note that "Community Members" are those who DO NOT have students enrolled in New Hampshire public schools. The families survey is for those that DO.
IMPORTANT - NEW - IN PERSON - COURSE OFFERINGS AT NADP!!!
Good afternoon, everyone. I hope you are all safe and healthy!
You are receiving this email if you are a current student of the Northumberland Adult Diploma program, you are the emergency contact of a student at the NADP, or you have expressed interest in the program we offer here at GHS to earn an alternative high school diploma.We are excited to offer some NEW in person courses, starting on Tuesday, March 8 here at Groveton High School. These courses are 10 weeks long, ending the week of May 17. The courses we are offering are:
**We will be adhering to the Coronavirus social distancing protocols as outlined by the CDC. Masks are required for entrance and movement with in the classroom, as well as when social distancing of less than 6 feet is possible. All precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of our teachers and students.**These courses REQUIRE registration BY TUESDAY, MARCH 2, and attendance will be mandatory - with exceptions made for illness as put forth by the CDC due to the Coronavirus pandemic.If you would like to find out more information about these IN PERSON COURSES, taught by an expert in his or her field here at GHS, please reach out to me ASAP!!We are offering in person courses to our students this spring because students had expressed a need for an in-person option vs. doing these courses online using our PLATO software.
- Economics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4:30 PM, taught by one of our social studies teachers, Mr. Caleb Murphy
- Careers Explorations on Wednesdays from 3 - 6 PM, taught by our School Counselor, Mrs. Kelley Maclean
- In-Person Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 - 6:15, taught by our one of our High School Mathematics teachers, Mrs. Lisa Guay
I look forward to hearing back from you all!
- Economics is a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT!! ALL students that graduate from the NADP need it, so this is a great alternative to doing it online on PLATO.
- The Careers Explorations class will work with students to explore career options, build resumes, brush up on job interviewing skills, and so on.
- Math is really difficult for people to learn online - and this class will build math skills, understanding of basic concepts, have students solve real life mathematics problems, and hopefully relieve some stress about learning mathematics in an alternative learning environment.
Mrs. Michelle (Fox) Larcomb, M.EdSecondary Mathematics Teacher
We continue to need your help to positively support all families and deter any additional costs to our districts. The attached flyer explains the benefits of free and reduced lunch programs. Please consider filling out the free and reduced form if you haven't already or if you have had a change in employment. We are looking for 100% participation. This is vital for future funding and federal support.Sincerely,https://www.education.nh.gov/
sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/ inline-documents/sonh/more- than-a-meal-application-color.Dr. Ronna F. CadaretteSuperintendent of Schools
School Administrative Unit 5815 Preble StreetGroveton, NH 03584603-636-1437
Welcome back for the 2020-2021 school year to all of our students from SAU 58 staff!
The focus for this year is to continue to support our mission "to ensure all systemic decisions positively impact student achievement." It is a privilege for all of us to be part of SAU 58 where the communities continue to give their support in a fiscally responsible manner. We are committed to offer instructional programs that challenge and meet the needs of all students so they can achieve their greatest potential in an environment of educational excellence. The partnerships between home and school for two-way communication are vital to the success of your child, and we welcome your involvement.
Please connect with your child’s teacher and visit our website and Facebook pages regularly for the latest information and offerings as we continue to strive to enrich the lives of our children and provide opportunities to engage in our community events. You are appreciated by the dedicated individuals who serve SAU 58 on behalf of our students.
The attached message is being sent on behalf of the Commissioner of Education
Thank you, as always, for the great work you are doing under difficult circumstances. Across New Hampshire, most of our K-12 students are back in the classroom either full or part-time. Your experience with remote instruction has helped provide educational opportunities for students learning under a new hybrid model and for those who are still learning at home.
As students have adapted to remote instruction, they have improved their skills in self-directed online learning. This presents an opportunity to expand the choices we can offer them.
I am excited to announced a new partnership with Modern States Education Alliance to offer free, online courses, and free CLEP exams, giving New Hampshire high school students the chance to earn college credit at no cost. Modern States tuition-free online courses prepare students for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, which are accepted at 29,000 colleges and universities across the country, including the University System of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Community College System. Through our new partnership, Modern States will pay the $89 CLEP exam fee and proctoring fee for the first 1,000 .New Hampshire students who complete their courses. That will save our students the equivalent of $1.5 million in post-secondary tuition. Under New Hampshire’s competency-based system, students who demonstrate mastery may also be able to earn high school credit for these courses.
This is a tremendous new resource for Granite State families, and I wanted to make sure you could offer it to your students. This is a way to supplement the classroom instruction you are already providing, while giving students the ability to earn college credits for free. Modern States’ offers 32 courses, including foreign languages, math, science, English and economics. Courses are self-paced and designed to prepare students to pass the corresponding CLEP exam. There are six locations across New Hampshire where students can take the exams. The free, online courses are taught by professors from universities such as MIT, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Rutgers, and George Washington.
You can learn more, including the complete list of 32 college-level courses, at https://modernstates.org/
course/. I encourage you share this tremendous new resources with your students, giving them a chance to put their skills at self-directed online learning to work toward free college credit.
Frank Edelblut | Commissioner of Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH 03301