RAYMOND, N.H. — Superintendent Tina McCoy announces additional changes made to the school year calendar due to the extension of remote learning through the end of April due to on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March 17, students have been participating in remote learning after Gov. Chris Sununu announced the closure of schools statewide in an effort to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Remote learning will continue until at least May 4.
This year’s spring vacation is cancelled, and April 27 to May 1 will now be designated as remote learning days. This decision came after many extensive discussions with staff and faculty, all of whom ultimately agreed that this would help keep students engaged with their learning and thus, be better prepared for the eventual return to school.
The last day of school for preschool and kindergarten students will now be Friday, May 29 and the last day for all other students in the district will be Friday, June 5.
Students who have valid reasons to need deadline extensions or have a desire to retake a summative assessment will have the opportunity to do so during the week after the school year has ended. Parents or students should contact classroom teachers directly to make arrangements for extensions or retakes.
Students who have not yet met course competencies by June 5 will be provided with additional academic support and opportunities to achieve those competencies during the second week of June. Teachers will contact parents directly if these additional supports are needed for their student.
A new version of the school year calendar can be found here.
“We are grateful for the continued support and cooperation from the Raymond School District community during this unprecedented time,” Superintendent McCoy said. “Both students and their families have taken the transition to online learning in stride, and teachers and staff have done a great job supporting students during this time of remote learning.”
As always, if you have any questions regarding remote learning lessons or assignments, please contact your child’s teacher directly. If you are experiencing any technical problems, please call the District’s technology support hotline during regular school hours at 603-690-9005.
Spring parent-teacher conference time frames will be less structured during this COVID-19 crisis. Conferences will be scheduled by teachers and parents at mutually agreed upon times. Additional communication from schools will be sent out in the near future, but parents and guardians should not hesitate to contact teachers to arrange a time to confer.
Additionally, delivery of bagged meals begins on Monday, April 13 for those who are unable to pick up the meals in person or do not feel comfortable doing so. Families will still be able to pick up bagged lunches on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ibers Holmes Gove Middle School, 1 Stephen Batchelder Parkway.
The meals are free of charge to all Raymond students, but orders for delivery must be placed online. More information from School Nutrition Services Director, Judy DiNatale, such as instructions and deadlines for placing orders, can be found here.