April 17, 2020

Dear Families,

Yesterday, Governor Sununu ordered all schools in New Hampshire to continue remote learning for the rest of the school year. We are in the process of planning for how to finish the school year as productively as possible while also preparing for next year. We are working to develop plans for how to proceed with events such as Kindergarten registration, class placement for 20-21, graduation, and summer programs. We're also working to figure out how to return student belongings to families and have school materials returned to us. We will continue to update you as we get more information and finalize plans. The school’s faculty have also been exploring options for reporting grades in the distance learning model and we will have information about that for you next week.

At the April 16 School Board meeting, the Board determined that the last day of distance learning for students will be Friday, June 5. As a reminder, April vacation has been cancelled this year. In addition, Kindergarten registration on May 20 has been cancelled; K students will be asked to participate in distance learning that day. The teacher workshop day scheduled for May 22 has also been cancelled.

Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge to all Northwood residents under the age of 18 for the remainder of the school year. Chef Chris recently announced that he will be able to offer weekend meals (to be picked up or delivered on Fridays) as well as reheatable meals. He can also provide up to three days worth of meals at one time if you are unable to pick up on a daily basis. Please contact him if you would like to sign up for meals by emailing cvolkmann@northwoodschoolnh.org . You may want to check out this video he made providing information about what the new and improved menu could include!

Please let your child(ren) know how sad we are that we won’t get to finish the year with them in person and that we miss them terribly!

Take care and enjoy your weekend.