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 students, families, and visitors.

NEWS

PARENTS AND FAMILIES:

ASAP Please!

Please complete the following PREFERENCE SURVEY for returning to school this Fall. Thank you!

Click Here to complete the Survey.

One per household please, and only include your GVS kids.

See Friday, July 31 note from Superintendent Leggett below for details

Note from Superintendent Leggett, Friday, July 31, 2020

Hello GVS Families,

Thanks to all of you who could participate in our Parent Forum last night -- your questions were thoughtful and your feedback is invaluable. If you didn't have a chance to be there, the video can be accessed HERE.

We're asking for one more additional piece of feedback prior to our next Board meeting, which is this coming Tuesday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in person in the GVS gymnasium but can also be accessed via zoom using this link. If you plan to attend in person, you must wear a mask and maintain a 6 ft distance from those not in your family. Ways to access this meeting by phone are also available on our website.

Please fill out this very brief and very important SURVEY about your preference for the two options that will be presented to the Board. In order for us to get accurate information, please be sure to fill out only one survey per household and to include only your child(ren) attending GVS. There is a comment area on this survey where you can provide additional feedback to the board.

Thanks for being such helpful partners with us as we move forward. I know everyone will feel better once we have more direction.


Thank you,

Sydney

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Dr. Sydney D. Leggett, Superintendent

Grantham School District, SAU 75

GVS Fall 2020 Re-Opening Links:

July 30 Parent Forum Recording: Click here

July 30 Parent Forum Presentation: Click here

From the State of NH: NH Return to School Guidance

Grantham Parent Survey Results: Click Here


Parent/Guardian Response to Fall 2020 Options Survey: Click Here

(Open until Sunday, August 2, 2020)

Letter from Superintendent Sydney Leggett, July 25, 2020

Hello Grantham Families,

First, I'd like to say thank you. On one level, you've offered and provided us with substantial and invaluable feedback about our fall plans. On another level, you've all been very patient and understanding, giving our SRS Committee the time we need to digest all of this information and begin the planning process. The survey results are in from Grantham PK-12 families, and you can access the results by clicking HERE. Please note that these survey results represent responses from all Grantham families, not just GVS.

This week, our SRS Committee started processing the survey information and making connections between your feedback and the other guidance documents we've been reviewing. All this information helps guide us towards solid and thoughtful recommendations for the fall. One issue that arose is that some critical guidance came out just this week -- including guidance for school nurses, information for school facilities managers, and additional CDC guidance for schools -- that all now need to be considered in our process in a very short timeframe. The nature of this pandemic is that information will continually be changing, emerging, and needing to be processed in light of what's already in place, causing decision making to be increasingly challenging. To be honest, every time we think we're close to figuring things out, someone moves the goalpost.

We know you're all anxious to make plans and have a picture of what school will look like in the fall. We plan to host the Parent Forum this coming Thursday evening at 7:00 pm so we can go over our current options; this will give all of you an additional opportunity for feedback prior to the board meeting August 4th. We can't emphasize enough how much we need you as part of this process, so we hope you can attend. The Parent Forum zoom link can be found HERE or by visiting our GVS website.


Here are a few key issues we plan to address Thursday evening:

  • Options for the Fall 2020 (we will review more than one option available to GVS and provide comprehensive information about key operations for each)
  • Information about VLACS courses (we've had several questions from families about this)
  • A brief summary of critical pieces of current guidance
  • Concerns specific to GVS
  • Your questions and comments
  • The process from here...


Thank you all again, and I hope you're enjoying a beautiful summer day!


Sydney


Dr. Sydney Leggett, Superintendent

SAU75 Grantham

School Board Meetings

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6:30pm, GVS Gymnasium with social distancing and also via Zoom.

Please read the following document for resuming in-person board meetings at GVS.

ZOOM LINK BELOW:

When: Tue Aug 4, 2020 6:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time - New York

Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86967907235 (map)

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86967907235
Description: The August 4, 2020 6:30 pm Grantham School Board meeting will be held in public at the Grantham Village School and can also be accessed remotely using this link via internet or phone.
Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 869 6790 7235International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kL8bM9m7I


OPEN PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 6:30 pm, GVS Gym and via Zoom (see attendance requirements and Zoom link above).

To hear the agents of School Expendable Trust Fund (Maintenance and Repair) to transfer the sum of $50,000 from unexpended fund balance per the district voters on March 3, 2020 at the Annual School District Meeting.


School Board Meeting Videos. Please click to view.

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

GVS Preschool - The First Year

watch the video below!

GVS Preschool - First Year.mov

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.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Grantham School District 2020-2021 Approved 4 7 2020.pdf

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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