After another incredibly productive day going full speed ahead with our remote learning efforts, I wanted to pause for a moment and remind people of some important things as we continue to work through this global pandemic here in our communities. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains how the COVID-19 virus is spread and recommends ways to protect yourself and others. Please visit their website listed below for further details. I also recommend visiting the other resource pages that are listed, but fully understand how different all of our lives are today compared to even just a week ago. Please remember that they are in this communication for you to access them if and when you feel you may need to.
I want to start off by stating just how impressive the “can do” attitude has been around our districts. We all are well aware of the uncertainties that we are facing and yet today was, by all accounts that I have received, very productive. While we are still not fully in a place where we can responsibly and fully disseminate the remote learning plans at this time, I have seen communications that have gone out by some teachers to parents and know of instances where teachers are “test running” some of the platforms that will be used. I want to thank you for your patience as we continue to work through this process of preparing for a new manner of teaching and learning. I also want to commend the incredible efforts of our staff as we get this off the ground and running.
As I stated in a message to all of our staff earlier today, we are all navigating uncharted territory along with the rest of the world. These are times of uncertainty which results in a great deal of anxiety for many, if not all, of us. Please know that you are not alone and that in itself unfortunately does not bring relief. With that, I want you all to know that our staff is committed to continuing the education of our students through the foreseeable future.
We had a very productive day today preparing for remote learning. While plans have not been finalized, and they won’t be without the input of our fabulous instructional staff, I feel very confident that they will be ready to go by Monday, March 23, 2020. Administrators and support staff members have been busy working through logistical hurdles to prepare for remote learning. Click the Read full story Button for the latest updates.
Please review this update from Superintendent Malay and the fact sheets issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The Keene School District is searching for a new Principal for Keene High School to begin in July 2020. The search committee invites your input into the search process. The survey closes March 6, 2020. Thank you for your participation. To access the survey, click on the headline above.
The Keene Board of Education made the decision in the fall of 2018 to shift the start times for Keene elementary, middle and high schools beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
Please click the link to view the letter from the Superintendent of Schools regarding the new school start times.
As you may know, the Coronavirus has been identified in New Hampshire. As a courtesy, SAU 29 is issuing this Q&A Guidance Document on the prevention and treatment of this public health concern.
Keene, NH - 9/10/2019: Franklin School first grade teachers Katharine Abbott and Jessica Hall were presented with this year’s Lisa K. Henkel Award for Excellence in Inclusion. This is the ninth year that SAU29 has been able to offer this recognition, which was developed based on “Essential Best Practices in Inclusive Schools” by the UNH Institute on Disability. It is given in partnership with the Parent Information Center, a statewide organization focusing on positive outcomes for children, particularly those with disabilities and special health care needs.
Superintendent Robert Malay is pleased to announce that Kelsey Kilburn has been selected as the Principal/Curriculum Integration Specialist for Nelson Elementary School for school year 2019-2020.