Grantham Village School

75 Learning Drive, Grantham, NH 03753 603-863-1681 / 603-863-8377 (fax)

"Our mission is to provide excellence in education."

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Grantham Village School campus is currently CLOSED to families and visitors. Please ring at the front door if you have business at the school.


NEWS

Superintendent Update from Sydney Leggett

Hello Grantham Families,

Reflecting on Our First Case:

Many of us knew that it would likely be a "when" and not "if" we get a positive case at GVS, and that reality came this past week. We identified one student with a positive test, which caused us to quarantine Grade 1 students and associated staff through today, Friday January 15, 2021. Even though this is something we've happily avoided thus far, all in all, I have to say that working through this first case has shown--once again--what a special community Grantham is. Our 1st grade team of educators were phenomenal in quickly preparing for remote learning; the parents we spoke to had nothing but compassion and cooperation for the next steps we all needed to take; and our School Nurse, Mrs. Eylander, our Principal, Mrs. Reed, and our School Counselor, Mrs. Widmann, worked together quickly, calmly, and thoughtfully to reach out to families and provide answers to questions and concerns.

We learned a lot going through this process for the first time and have taken this opportunity to improve our processes should this ever happen again. Thus far, we have had not had any notice of additional positive cases from close contacts and plan to have everyone return next week as scheduled. In the meantime, this is exactly the right time to remember to be extra vigilant! We've heard of families continuing to arrange slumber parties and family gatherings/events. We all recognize how tiring it is to follow protocols -- some days it seems like we've been wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing our hands for decades -- but it's worth it now more than ever. The vaccine is coming, spring is coming, and the days are getting longer and lighter -- we can do this!

Thank you, Grantham, once gain for showing how amazing we are together.

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." (Henry Ford)

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Progress Monitoring Committee:

Our Progress Monitoring Committee met again this Wednesday evening to review our current health and safety situation at the local and state level. Our meeting minutes are attached here for your review, and we had a great opportunity to dissect our first experience working with a case at GVS.

Grantham School Board Elections, Public Hearing and Annual Meeting:

Sign-Ups for School District Positions:

The filing period for Grantham School District positions is open from January 20 - 29, 2021. The SAU#75 office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during which times applications may be picked up or dropped off. The filing fee is $1.00. The School District Clerk will also be available at the SAU #75 office on Friday January 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm for individuals interested in picking up candidacy applications. The following positions will be open:

  • School District Moderator: 1 year term-1 position open
  • School District Clerk: 1 year term -1 position open
  • School District Treasurer: 1 year term- 1 position open
  • School Board: 3 year term- 2 positions open

The election for School District Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH . Polls open from 10:00AM until 7:00PM.

Public Hearing February 2, 2021:

The Grantham School Board will hold its annual Public Hearing for the 21-22 budget via zoom on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm. A regular school board meeting will follow. This meeting will be held remotely due to COVID concerns; the link to join is below.

Annual Meeting:

The Grantham School Board, Supervisors of the Checklist, and our District Moderator are in the process of finalizing plans for this year's Annual Meeting to ensure health and safety as well as equitable access to all registered voters. Plans will be discussed and approved at the February 2, 2021 Board meeting.

Save the Date:

The Principal Search Committee will soon be completing initial interviews and selecting 2 or 3 finalists to interview with the School Board. The Committee would like to invite you to a "Meet and Greet" night for all of you to meet the candidates and provide feedback to the Board. This Meet and Greet is scheduled for the evening of February 4, 2021. Exact times and links will be finalized once the Committee has selected the finalists.

Change in Parent/Guardian Check-In:

Since the pandemic began back in March, a dedicated group from GVS has held weekly Parent/Guardian check-in sessions every Thursday night at 7 pm. Lately, attendance has been low with few questions, and we're taking this as a sign that things are going smoothly. Because of this, we're changing this meeting to take place every 3rd Thursday of the month from here forward. We'll meet next week (since that's the 3rd Thursday), and after that, the next meeting will take place March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Of course, if anything urgent comes up, we'll add a check-in whenever it's needed.

Take care and be well, enjoy the long weekend!


Sydney

Dr. Sydney Leggett

Superintendent, SAU 75 Grantham

Previous Superintendent Updates


COVID-19 notification from Grantham School District

21-22 School Budget Public Hearing February 2, 2021

The Grantham School Board will hold its annual Public Hearing for the 21-22 budget via zoom on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm. A regular school board meeting will follow. This meeting will be held remotely due to COVID concerns; the link to join is below.

Parent Update with Superintendent Leggett

Monthly every third Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 813 4397 3166 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ksOE9KSdH

Recordings of Previous Weekly Parent Updates

Community Panel: COVID and Schools

A Local Look in Grantham

Watch the Recording!

Public Budget Hearing and Board meeting.

February 2, 2021

Budget Hearing begins at 6:00 pm with the board meeting immediately following. Meetings will be held via zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88317257542


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Citizen's Petitions for inclusions in the Grantham School District Warrant must be received by 3:00 pm on Monday, February 1, 2021. Petitions may be presented or delivered to the SAU#75 Office, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753. The SAU #75 office is considered the School Board Office.

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The filing period for Grantham School District positions begins Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and closes Friday, January 29, 2021. The School District Clerk will be available at the SAU #75 office on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 3:00PM until 5:00PM for individuals interested in picking up candidacy applications. The SAU #75 office is open daily from 8:30AM until 4:30PM during which times applications may be picked up or dropped off. Filing fee is $1.00. The following positions will be open:

  • School District Moderator: 1 year term-1 position open
  • School District Clerk: 1 year term -1 position open
  • School District Treasurer: 1 year term- 1 position open
  • School Board: 3 year term- 2 positions open

The election for School District Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH . Polls open from 10:00AM until 7:00PM.

*********************************************************************January 5, 2020 Board meeting recording

Previous School Board Meeting Videos can be found here.

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PRINCIPAL SEARCH INFORMATION click here

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The Grantham School District is looking for a few community volunteers to help develop a revision to our non-discrimination policy. This is an opportunity to help devise a plan to proactively prevent, recognize and approach discrimination based on age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value community input and would love to have more voices in this group. If interested, please contact Sydney Leggett at the SAU 75 office at 863-9689 or via email at sleggett@sau75.org. *********************************************************************

INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL SCREENING & REGISTRATION

The GVS Integrated Preschool serves Grantham residents ages 3-5 with special needs, as well as their typical peers. If you are a Grantham resident and your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 30, 2021, please complete a preschool registration form. Please return the completed form by March 13th to Grantham Village School via email to mbeachy@gvshawks.org or call us at 603-863-1681.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM *********************************************************************Employment Opportunities here*********************************************************************
Grantham School District 2020-2021 Board revised 12 1 2020.pdf

Our team at GVS has reviewed state and federal guidance on the issue of remote learning, and we’ve combined this information with what we’ve experienced and learned with you over the past few weeks in our new world of school. All of this information has resulted in the following guidelines for remote learning at GVS. More than anything, we recognize that each family may have different needs, and we’ll do whatever we can to be flexible and adaptive to those needs.

We’re in this together; we’re a team of great, collaborative problem solvers and we’re committed to working with you the whole way through.

Click here for our whole guidance document.

Welcome to Grantham Village School! In partnership with the people of Grantham, our mission is to provide excellence in education. Together we mentor our students to become critical thinkers, creative learners and independent problem solvers. We aspire to nurture in each student a lifelong love of learning. As competent, responsible, and caring citizens, our students will know and apply the skills necessary to make positive contributions within a diverse global society.

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