Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District

Rindge Memorial School

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

January 7, 2016

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!  I’m very excited for 2016 and hope you and your children are too!  Please take a few moments to go over our Thursday Notes with your family so we can continue our School –to-Home communications.  Do not hesitate at any point to contact us with any questions or concerns.

*IMPORTANT* Message from the SAU:  At Monday night’s board meeting, the Board voted to revise the 2015-16 school calendar so that there is no school on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (NH Primary Voting Day) and moved that day of instruction to the end of the school year making the proposed last day of school Tuesday, June 14 instead of Monday June 13.

Way to Go Kindergarteners!  Perfect attendance today!

Just an FYI…Upcoming School Board Events (budget-related):

Thursday, 1/14/2016:  Public Hearing, 6:30pm, Pratt Auditorium to go over the budget/articles.

Wednesday, 2/3/2016: Deliberative Meeting 6:30pm RMS Gymnasium

Tuesday, 3/8/2016:  Voting Day (RMS Gymnasium for Rindge voters and Jaffrey VFW for Jaffrey voters.)

Cold Weather Expectations:  We will have indoor recess when the temperature is below 10 degrees, including the wind chill (or raining/sleeting).  Students are encouraged to go outside unless they have a note from a doctor for a medical concern.  Students should have their coats when the temperature (with wind chill) is below 40 degrees.

October 29, 2015

First of all, thank you for your support and cooperation in our first full evacuation drill.  I think there were some things we learned that worked well and some things that need some tweaking.  PLEASE email, call, or stop by to express any of your concerns or things you noticed that need to be done to make the process smoother.  We know that if there’s a real situation, we need to follow these procedures for the safety of all.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are being conducted on Tuesday. The partnership between school and home is critical for a child’s academic and personal growth. We strongly encourage you to attend this important meeting about your child. If you are unable to attend your meeting, please try to reschedule your time with your teacher. The teachers have put a lot of planning and effort in preparing for each of their students.

Community Meeting Please let me know if you have anything you would like to “present” at our Community Meeting! This meeting kicks off the Holiday season so we would be open to hear any suggestions!

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

September 3, 2015

Happy September everyone!  We’re looking forward to a busy month and hopefully a cooler one!  Our first PTO meeting is on Tuesday, right after school, at 3:15pm.  Our PTO does a lot of work and fundraising for our children.  They provided the school calendar magnets as well as the assignment agendas for our students.  If you can attend a meeting (or two) this year to show your support, that would be great!  Our Emergency Planning Committee is also meeting next week.  We have conducted Fire and Lockdown drills and are continuously updating and communicating with the Fire and Police Departments to do everything we can to be vigilant and be prepared for an emergency.  Another component of keeping our students and staff safe, and is our Visitor Policy, copied below, passed by the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District in 2012.  As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have!  I hope to see you this afternoon at our Welcome Back Potluck (also planned/organized by the PTO)!

VISITORS TO SCHOOL

School Board Policy: KI

School Board Approved: January 23, 2012    

For the safety of students and staff, all persons, other than staff and pupils enrolled in the school, who may come to the school for any reason during the school day are considered visitors (any person(s) not employed by the school system) and must report and sign in at the school principal’s office. Other district level employees (directors, coordinators, maintenance staff members, and others) are to advise the school principal or secretary that they are in the building upon entering.

All visitors must: a) first report to the school principal’s office b) state the intended purpose and place of the visit c) receive permission to be on the school grounds.

Persons wishing to meet with a teacher for the purpose of discussing a particular problem shall do so only at a time when it does not interrupt the normal school program. Persons wishing to make such arrangements may do so by securing an appointment with the teacher through the office of the principal or by direct contact with the teacher.

To avoid disruption to the educational environment and to protect the rights of students, parents, guardians and other visitors may not attend classes with the students and are not permitted to observe classroom instruction. Any parent, guardian or other visitor wishing to observe or attend a class during instructional time must obtain permission from the Superintendent or Superintendent’s designee.