You may have already heard Governor Sununu just recently announced that New Hampshire schools will remain in remote learning status until the end of this school year. I know this is a challenge for staff, students, parents, and the community. All of us have made many sacrifices trying to make remote learning a success. Thank you to all who continue to put in the effort to make remote learning as successful as possible despite the challenges it presents. I want to reassure you that the Pelham Schools are ready for this and will continue to meet this challenge and be responsive to our staff, students, and parents.
It is disappointing that sports seasons and other special events will be lost, but we will still celebrate the achievements of our seniors and senior athletes. We are making plans for high school graduation and will be looking for student input in this process. I don’t know what it might look like or when it will be held, but we are committed to creating a special event to commemorate their time at Pelham.
We have been anticipating this extension of remote learning and have already been planning for this possibility. During next week's School Board meeting (Wednesday, April 22, 2020), some proposed changes will be discussed with the Board. We feel these changes will help our students and staff better navigate this challenging time. We will continue the practices of making tech support and materials available to staff and students. We have been exploring adding a delivery meal option to families that could benefit from this service. The administrative team and teacher leaders have not stopped working on finding ways to make this challenging situation the best possible outcome for our students.
I am so proud of the Pelham community and all the caring people who support the students of Pelham each and every day. We truly have come together and we all have stepped up to make the best of this crisis. We will continue to work together to find the best solutions for our students and do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. #PelhamProud #WeAreInThisTogether.
Superintendent of Schools