Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District


August 2016

Dear Students and Families,

A wonderful thing about working in schools is that every fall brings a fresh beginning.  At JGS we are committed to continually improving teaching and learning.  Building upon successful initiatives already in place, areas of staff focus in the coming year will include:

  • Inspiring students through active learning, inquiry, and high level thinking.
  • Encouraging student participation through questioning and discussion techniques.
  • Helping students learn to develop opinions/claims and cite evidence to support them.
  • Communicating and collaborating with families.

This handbook contains important information about our school.  Thank you for taking the time to review it.  Updates on what is happening at school are provided through the JGS NOTES, our weekly newsletter.  The newsletter is distributed each Thursday and is also posted on our district website at www.sau47.org.

Feel free to contact the school office, your child’s teacher or me any time you have questions or need additional information.  Thank you for being part of our school community.  I look forward to working with you in the year ahead.


Susan Shaw-Sarles