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If you or a student have COVID, please report it immediately via the fillable form on our website at Report Covid, or email ReportCOVID@sau58.org or call 684-2569.
I feel that it is important that we acknowledge the unspeakable tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. It has consumed my thoughts for the past 24 hours and I wrestle with how to respond to yet another mass shooting. At SAU 58, we continue to conduct monthly, routine safety drills and partner with local law enforcement as a part of best practice. .
The physical, social and emotional safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority. Listen to your children, your peers, our community. If you have concerns for anyone, please do not hesitate to reach out and share what is unsettling in a proactive manner with school officials such as a guidance counselor, the principal, a teacher, and the superintendent. The mental well-being of everyone has been a focus for us this year more than ever as we grapple with the residual effects of a pandemic, the opioid epidemic, and societal challenges. Support and wraparound services are vital to guide us all on a path of mental health and well-being.
We are educational partners who are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. If you feel that your student needs additional resources, please contact their principal or guidance counselor to discuss ways that we can best provide assistance. The following resources may also be helpful: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers and Employee Assistance Program (for staff).
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any concerns.
Dr. Ronna Cadarette
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each Monday this month, NHED’s Office of Social and Emotional Wellness is releasing a post on social media that contains a fact, resource, tip and activity related to a mental health topic. This week’s topic was Preventing Bulling and Cyberbulling, and next Monday’s will be Destigmatizing Mental Illness. Look for the posts on the Bureau of Student Wellness Facebook and Twitter, and on NHED's Facebook.
NHED’s YES! scholarship program is designed to help families and residents whose education was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by awarding $1,000 scholarships to New Hampshire students. The scholarships may be used for tutoring provided by certified NH educators, as well as special education therapies and services provided by certified NH special education teachers or licensed therapists. To apply, visit Yes Every Student. Certified educators or licensed service providers that are interested in providing supplemental services as part of this program should complete this form.Waterford Upstart is an at-home, early learning program that helps children build reading skills before kindergarten so they can be confident in the classroom on day one. NHED is partnering with Waterford to offer these services at no cost. Registration links for parents for the fall program and summer program.NHED is partnering with NH camps and school-age summer programs across the state to offer its ReKindling Curiosity summer camp initiative. Here is a handout flyer with detailed information on the program, which we encourage schools to share with their families. The state-operated summer enrichment program will pay up to $650 of the youth recreation camp fees for qualifying students.
ATTENTION PRESCHOOL PARENTSHello,I am reaching out from Waterford.org, an early education nonprofit working to provide tools to support equitable education for all children.Now in New Hampshire, we are offering our award winning PreK online software program, Upstart, to young children entering Kindergarten this fall of 2022.In partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education, we are able to offer the computer and software program to all PreK children for free. The computer is theirs to keep upon completion of the program.Registration for the summer online program closes June 6.I have attached our one page flyer with all the registration info. Please feel free to share as you see fit.I am also happy to answer any questions you may have.Thanks!Heba
The last day of the school year will be an early release.
Wednesday June 15th
THE NHDOE is proud to offer the second year of its ReKINDling Curiosity program and its
YES! Every Student scholarship program.
The ReKINDling Curiosity program provides awards to eligible school-age students
throughout the state, covering the cost of up to $650 in camp and/or summer program
fees. We need your help reaching families!
Who is eligible?
3 eligibility levels
Students with a qualifying disability (up to $650 in camp fees)
Students from families at or below 250% federal poverty level (up to
$500 in camp fees)
Students from families at or below 400% federal poverty level (up to
$350 in camp fees)
The SAU Joint Board meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, March 31st has been canceled. The next meeting is the original date of Tuesday, April 19th, at Stark Village School at 5:30pm.
Please see the letter from NHDOE Deputy Commissioner Brennan regarding the 603 Bright Futures survey. You may access it via the NHDOE website as well as through the links here:.Thank you for your feedback and participation.Sincerely,Dr. Ronna F. Cadarette
Dear SAU 58 Community,On Friday, Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its requirement for face masks on school buses. Effective immediately, the CDC no longer requires the wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and childcare education programs. More information is available on the CDC’s website here. Mask wearing will be optional in our schools and on our buses. We have plenty of masks available upon request.It is possible that the wearing of masks may be an emotionally charged issue. As we move forward, please be respectful of individual decisions by all members of our school community. Together, we have navigated each turn successfully thus far, and I am confident that we can continue to do so with the health, safety, and well-being of our entire community at the forefront.Thank you for your continued support and patience while we seek to provide the best education we can for the students of SAU #58. We are so fortunate to be part of such a caring and kind community.Sincerely,Ronna Cadarette
The SAU #58 School Board adopted the updated CDC and DHHS guidelines for quarantine and isolation. They are paraphrased as "5 days quarantine and 5 days masking." The specifics are available on our website. Please continue to use ReportCOVID@sau58.org and our website to notify us of cases. Due to the uptick of Omicron, there is often not enough time to notify classes of possible exposure. Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and take the necessary precautions.
SAU #58 Plan for the LEA’s Use of ARP ESSER Funds
The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund, authorized under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, provides substantial funds to States to support the Nation’s schools in safely reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students resulting from the coronavirus pandemic of 2019 COVID-19.
We are sharing our plans per the guidelines of all federally-required information in a format to meet the federal requirements that, within 90 days of receiving ARP ESSER funds, the LEA allocation (90% of NH’s total allocation), an LEA shall publish an LEA ARP ESSER Plan, which is often called a school district’s use of funds plan.
For further context, please reference ARPA (https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319/text) or the Interim Final Requirements of ARP ESSER in which the US Department of Education established these requirements (http://www.goveinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-04-22/pdf/2021-08359.pdf)
The allocations for SAU 58 are as follows:
The spreadsheet indicates our plan for use of federal funds under ESSER III. Please provide feedback on our Back to School Survey at https://forms.gle/8zzqYkQhCkEM2EAr8
- Building air quality, disinfection, and safety
- Food delivery
- Student guidance and wellness services
- Class size reduction
- Technology tools, software, and infrastructure