HAMPTON — Superintendent Kathleen Murphy announces that, in accordance with a new order from Gov. Chris Sununu, all Hampton School District schools will continue in a remote instruction model for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although many of us have anticipated this news as inevitable for some time, it is quite another thing when it becomes a reality,” Superintendent Murphy said. “While we have worked together to address many important issues on remote learning, we realize this order creates additional questions and concerns for families, which we’ll work with them to address as we navigate this unprecedented situation.”
The Hampton School District will continue to guide its efforts by several important principles that were shared with parents earlier this month, which include:
- The focus is on the essential components in learning for students
- The need to be flexible and modify approaches when needed
- Even with the incredible effort by educators, remote learning does not replace or replicate the learning that occurs each day in classrooms
- An emphasis on the importance of maintaining relationships with students and families
On Saturday, April 18, SAU 21 will hold an online forum for parents, students and employees. The special guest this week will be Raymond Pillsbury, Crisis Response Advisor and Winnacunnet High School Director of Special Services, to talk about comfort and supports for our communities and employees during this pandemic. Those interested can join at 10 a.m. for this important meeting, which is accessible via the contact information on the SAU 21 website, www.sau21.org.
“Throughout this time of uncertainty and crisis, our goal will continue to be to make certain that every family has the support that you need,” Superintendent Murphy said.
Parents should their student’s teacher(s) or principal with any school-related questions and feel free to contact me directly at [email protected].”
For anyone with specific questions relating to COVID-19, the State of New Hampshire has established a call center to assist you, which can be reached by calling 211 or 1-866-444-4211.
Hampton School District will continue to provide regular updates as more information becomes available regarding the novel coronavirus situation.