NEW LONDON, New Hampshire — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg reports that the Kearsarge Regional School District has successfully transitioned to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 school closure.
On Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, Kearsarge educators, administrators and staff worked to convert their curriculum from a “face-to-face” learning environment to a “remote learning” environment. On Wednesday, March 18, students began participating in remote instruction. Until further notice, the school district will be conducting remote learning to ensure educational continuity for its students while practicing social distancing.
To conduct remote learning, the district has ensured that families have access to technological resources to support internet capabilities. The technology department has provided over 1,500 technological devices to K-12 students to allow for remote access to learning materials.
While students participate in remote learning, teachers are routinely in contact with students and their families to ensure success and to be able to assist with any needs that may arise.
Additionally, the district has developed and implemented a Brown Bag to Go Breakfast and Lunch Program. This service delivers meals to students at three drop off sites and at local bus stops to ensure that children who are in need of meals are fed during the school closure.
On the first day of its service, the program provided 60 lunches to students across the district’s seven towns.
“We are continuously refining and preparing engagement opportunities for student learning during this uncertain time,” said Superintendent Feneberg. “Kearsarge Regional School District educators, administrators, and staff have a long history of proudly supporting innovation. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure our students receive an education even when they can’t be in school.”
Per a decree by Gov. Sununu, New Hampshire schools will remain closed through at least April 3.
District communication and parent resources can be found on the school website here. COVID-19 updates and remote learning resources will be shared on the website as well.