Dear Staff, Families, and Community Members, The New Hampshire Department of Education wants to hear from staff, families, and community members in our school community! The Surveys will be available from June 1 - June 30. These surveys will help us gather valuable feedback that can then be reviewed in Panorama Education's online reporting platform. We will share the survey data once it is compiled by Panorama Education. The survey takes about 10 minutes; and if you have a child with an IEP, it will take an additional 5 minutes. The family surveys are also how schools will gather their Special Education Family data to support the NHDOE's reporting for Indicator 8. The first half of the survey is for all families, and the second half is for parents and guardians of students with IEPs. This year, all schools are eligible to participate. Survey Links: The distribution of survey links has been greatly simplified from previous years. You may choose your 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. Those who do should complete the family surveys instead.
Good morning SAU #36 Staff and Parents, Dr. Ben Chan from NH DHHS has announced some new guidance for schools and it reads as follows: With levels of community transmission decreasing, we recommend that schools can remove masks in outdoor settings (regardless of a person's vaccination status), including at recess and during non-contact sports. -NH DPHS still recommends physical distancing between children/students to the extent possible As a district, we have followed DHHS guidance throughout this school year. It has served us well, as we have seen no evidence of transmission in our schools. Given that transmission of COVID-19 is unlikely in outdoor settings, we are comfortable adopting this change in our schools. Effective immediately, we will allow students and staff to enjoy outdoor activities without masks. Please note that the guidance does continue to recommend distancing between students. The NH DHHS definition of a close contact to someone with COVID-19 is anyone who is closer than 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes to a positive case. Please encourage students to keep their distance from one another and if there are close encounters, limit them to fewer than 10 minutes. Thank you all for your continued support of our students, Lisa Miller, BSN, RN, SAU #36 COVID-19 Coordinator Marion Anastasia, Superintendent
The White Mountains Regional School District uses our collective resources to educate responsible and ethical citizens who are academically, socially, and physically prepared to meet the needs of our community in an ever-changing world.
Our School District is located in the beautiful White Mountains in northern New Hampshire. Our district includes three schools and one administrative office serving the communities of Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, and Whitefield.