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,

There's a lot here this week, but there's a lot that's important right now!

COVID Updates:

IMPORTANT!!! Joint Effort for a Proactive Approach to COVID-19 in Schools:

Grantham School District is working with DHMC in order to streamline processes and respond quickly if we have a positive case in our local schools. In order to do this, we need your permission to share student information by reading and filling out this Consent Form. Please complete this form as soon as possible, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me or call 603-863-9689. Our readiness will help to keep our community safe and healthy.

Testing, Quarantine and Isolation Information: Please remember to see the New Hampshire COVID School Toolkit if you have questions about testing, quarantine and isolation. This information begins on p. 11.

Holiday Gathering and Travel:

I've been getting a lot of questions about the upcoming holidays, particularly around family gatherings and travel outside of New England. DHHS and the Governor's Office have been reviewing current guidance and informed us that they will provide any updates, clarification, or modifications as soon as they can. We'll keep you posted if/when any new information is released.

Progress Monitoring Committee:

Our Progress Monitoring Committee met this past Wednesday and reviewed current information about COVID-19 in Grantham and our surrounding area. Our minutes are attached below for your review.

4-Day Model Updates:

Commitment Forms:

As a reminder, the 4-day Model Commitment form is DUE TODAY! Please be sure to fill this form out right away so we can finalize our space and staffing plans. We're still missing information on about 30 students. (Link below.)

4-Day Model FAQs: We've created some brief FAQs about the 4-day model if you'd like more detail. These are also available below.

Preparation for the Transition:

This past week we've been planning for our transitions of space and staff to meet the needs of all students returning to the building. We've ordered the additional furniture and are working with these companies on expedited deliveries (there is high demand for school furniture now as I'm sure you can imagine). It's imperative that we time our two days of school closing to coincide with this delivery date so we can make this move efficiently and utilize all our resources to get our new classroom spaces established. I believe we will be close to our target date of November 2nd but will keep you informed as we get more definitive information.

Principal Search Focus Groups: Save the Dates!

As you know, we're beginning our Principal Search Process and now have our committee in place. The next step is to hear from our parents/guardians/community members about what you'd like to see in the permanent GVS Principal. Listed below are opportunities to partake in focus groups (via zoom) to discuss your thoughts and suggestions. We hope you can attend and look forward to hearing your input! These are open to ALL parents, guardians, and community members in Grantham. The zoom link is available by clicking the date highlighted for each session below.

A Message from Mrs. Eylander:

We've sent the art to be uploaded for the Original Artwork fundraiser on Wednesday. Only about 147 pieces of art were submitted by the deadline. If your student was unable to complete the work on time and would still like to participate, please send the artwork to school with the attached order form filled out and we will send it to the company for you. We will also be sending home an order form with any art that was turned in late. The scanned artwork order forms will go home on 10/30. The deadline for online orders is 11/13 and orders will arrive around 12/3. The attachments/forms are located below. Thank you!

Thanks for keeping up with our news and collaborating with us to keep our school and community going strong! Have a great weekend and be well.

Sydney


Dr. Sydney Leggett

Superintendent, SAU 75 Grantham

Previous Superintendent Updates -

October 9, 2020

October 2, 2020

September 30, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

September 18, 2020

Sept. 14, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

Progress Monitoring Committee minutes:

14 Oct. 2020

1 Oct. 2020

23 Sept. 2020

16 Sept. 2020

Please fill out one form for each of your children

LHS, LMS, and GVS parents: If you have a change to your bus requirements, please be sure to complete a new

Parent Update with Superintendent Leggett

Every 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

2020-21 Continuity of Learning Family Handbook - Click here

Principal Reed's Featured Video

Can't stop the feelin'!!


Can't Stop the Feeling.mp4

School Board Meetings


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School Board Meeting Videos. Please click to view.

Sept. 1, 2020

Aug 18, 2020

August 5, 2020

March 14, 2020April 7, 2020 part 1 - part 2April 21, 2020 AREA MeetingMay 5, 2020May 19, 2020 May 26, 2020 June 2, 2020 - Part 1 - part 2 - part 3.

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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 identify. 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.

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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, 2020, please complete a preschool registration form. Please return the completed form by March 13th to Grantham Village School via fax 603-863-8377; email: ntilton@gvshawks.org or call us at 603-863-1681. Preschool screenings will take place by appointment only on March 20th.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

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Employment Opportunities here

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Please click on the following documents to view:2020 Annual ReportAREA Agreement Survey Community Results Demographic Report Newsletter from SAU 75

NEW: 2020-2021 School Year Calendar - REVISED

Grantham School District 2020-2021 COVID-19 HB 8 18 20.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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