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Education Update

If you are looking for updated information on school opening, visit contact the SAU by phone, or reach out to a board member. The reopening plan was approved by the board on Tuesday, Aug 4. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and there is a “hybrid” option with students attending twice a week and two days at home in remote with a third day at home as a planning day for teachers when students will also be working remotely. The administration, staff, and teachers on three task forces have worked hard to develop this plan with parent and community input from surveys that were sent out over the last few months. This is still a fluid and evolving situation and things will be modified as needed including a switch to FULL remote if that becomes necessary as well as the possibility that students could have a full return later this year or in 2021. Thank you all for your constant support of our students, administration, teachers, and staff in this uncharted territory. What our districts and others across the country are doing has never been done before.

There are two events sponsored by community organizations, not the school district with state and local education officials in August. Both events are outside and will practice social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged! Thank you!
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Public Forums on H-D School Reopenings
The Hillsboro Lions Club is hosting a series of open-air forums dealing with the logistics of getting children back to school this fall.
On August 11th the Club will host NH Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut who will speak about the Commission’s back-to-school guidelines during the current state of emergency?

On August 25th the Club has invited SAU #34 Superintendent Patricia Parenteau and H-D School Board Chair Katheryn McGinn The pair is expected to brief the Club on local plans and policies for reopening the schools this fall.

Both meetings will be held at the open-air Manahan Park Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Parents, teachers, staff and the public are welcome to attend. Social distancing will be observed and attendees are asked to wear a mask while standing and mingling. For questions, call Lions President Leigh Bosse 464-3388