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    December 30, 2020

    Dear GHS Families, 

    The Groveton High School community has been saddened by the sudden death of one of our 8th  grade students, Kathleen Laundry. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and friends as they cope with this tremendous personal loss. The primary focus is on first honoring Kathleen and her grieving family, while supporting our students, faculty, and staff.

    During this time, as our school community processes this tragic news and copes with grief, a team of GHS counselors and trained staff will be made available to all students for both individual and group counseling.  Our district counselors, school psychologist, trained staff, and administrators will be available for any student who needs and wants help and emotional support. 

    Your child may be affected by the death of his/her peer and may express feelings, grief, and concerns in a variety of ways. It is important to listen to your child as he/she processes thoughts and feelings. Each person reacts to death in his/her own way and teens, just as adults, can go through the stages of grief which may include denial, anger, and guilt among other emotions.  The Groveton High School guidance department and administration would like to offer support to you and your family as we honor the Laundry family and their wishes through this tragedy. 

    The following are some resources that may be helpful:

    Addressing Grief NASP

    National Alliance for Grieving Children

    Northern Human Services - 603-636-2555

    Please do not hesitate to call 636-1619, with any questions or concerns. We will have a support plan in place for Monday when students return to school.  Yet, if you feel as though your child needs support before then please email one of the individuals listed below, and we can arrange time to meet with your child.  You and your family are important to us and we know you share our concern, support, and deepest sympathy for the family.

    Erin Messer, Principal

    Erin Messer, Principal  636-1619 ext. 302

    Sam Natti, Assistant Principal    636-1619 ext. 303

    Kelley MacLean, School Counselor 636-1619 ext. 307

    Jennifer Lyon, School Counselor 636-1806 ext 403

    Laurie Rathman, School Psychologist  636-1619  ext 338

    Dr. Tia Cloutier, Special Education Teacher  636-1619  ext 322

    Robin Ramsdell- Cassady, Special Education Teacher

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  • Please take a look at the latest guide from NH Division of Public Health Service v2-12/3/2020


    A Guide to Quarantine


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  • 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.

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    Dear Educators,
    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 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.

    Thank you!

    Frank Edelblut

    Frank Edelblut | Commissioner of Education
    New Hampshire Department of Education
    101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH 03301
    Phone: 603-271-3144 

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