First Day of School Update

First Day of School Update
Posted on 08/27/2021
Important Update GraphicGood evening JRCSD families and staff,

As stated in an email I sent last night, approximately 20 classrooms/spaces throughout the district have been found to have elevated levels of mold in carpeted areas. We plan to complete the mold remediation process this weekend. The environmental hygienist is scheduled to return to the district Monday morning to perform post-remediation testing in all facilities. It is not likely that we will have the results of these tests until Tuesday. Should the test results require us to perform further remediation we will need time to complete that work.

Additionally, we have had significant water damage and pipe damage due to the recent heavy rains. We have already been able to fix some of the damaged pipes caused by the flooding, but we recently uncovered another significant source of flooding. We have contracted with a company to fix these pipes which are located under the Pratt Auditorium. This 3-4 day project will commence this coming Monday. 

In light of the need to adequately address these health and safety matters, the school board held an emergency meeting at 5:00 pm and voted in favor of moving the first day of school to September 7, exactly one week from the original start date. This should provide the district with enough time to resolve these situations.

The majority of events throughout the district will be moved back one week, with school beginning on Tuesday, September 7 for grades 1-12 and on Thursday, September 9 for grades Pre-K and K. Below is a list of events by each school.

Jaffrey Grade School

First Day of School - Grades 1-5: Tuesday, September 7

Kindergarten Orientation - Last name letters A-F: Wednesday, September 8 from 9:00-10:00a.m.

Kindergarten Orientation - Last name letters G-Z: Wednesday, September 8 from 10:30-11:30a.m.

Preschool Orientation - Full Day, Last name letters A-F: Wednesday from September 8, 10:00-11:00a.m.

Preschool Orientation - Full Day, Last name letters G-Z: Wednesday from September 8, 12:30-1:30p.m.

Preschool Orientation - Morning Preschool, Wednesday, September 8 from 10:00-11:30a.m.

Preschool Orientation - Afternoon Preschool, Wednesday, September 8 from 12:30-2:00p.m.

First Day of School - Preschool and Kindergarten: Thursday, September 9

Rindge Memorial School

Preschool-Grade 5 Meet and Greet: TBD* 

First Day of School Grades 1-5: Tuesday, September 7

Kindergarten Orientation: Wednesday, September 8 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Preschool Orientation: Wednesday, September 8 from 12:15-2:45 p.m.

First Day of School Grades Pre-K and K: Thursday, September 9

*Rindge Memorial School administration will communicate more information about the Preschool-Grade 5 Meet and Greet via email on Monday, August 30. 

Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School/Conant High School

First Day of School: Tuesday, September 7

Sincerely,

Reuben Duncan

Superintendent - SAU47
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