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Message from the Superintendent

Frigid Temperatures Expected Thursday 2/2nd and Friday 2/3rd

The purpose of this communication is to let you know that we are carefully watching the forecast for the remainder of the week. The current forecast is for very cold mornings around bus pick-up time (and throughout the day). We are looking at temperatures in the single digit range on Thursday morning to sub-zero temperatures on Friday morning. At the moment, the forecast is for dangerously cold wind chills through the day on Friday.

We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that the school buildings are warm and comfortable, especially on Thursday and Friday. We have communicated with the bus company as well. The bus company is taking cold weather precautions including using a cold weather fuel additive and warming up the busses earlier than usual to prepare for departure. The bus company would like to ask that you please remind students to dress warmly as the heaters on the bus will struggle to keep them warm with these projected temperatures. Also, every time the door opens the temp on the bus will cool down. In the event a breakdown should happen we would obviously redirect the other buses to help with the stops and to get the students off a cold bus as soon as possible.

Please make sure that your children are bundled-up and ready for the frigid temperatures. If possible, try to have them wait for the bus at pick-up time in a warm place such as your vehicle or the vehicle of a trusted friend. Parents could always drive their children directly to school if able.

As a last resort, the superintendent may call for a delayed opening for emergency reasons, such as transportation or building issues. Please stay tuned for a notification if necessary.

Thank you,
Kim M. Caron
Interim Superintendent

January 10, 2023

I wanted to take a moment to say hello to the Hinsdale community as I begin my role as the interim superintendent. My goals during this interim period are to help the Hinsdale School District continue to move forward and facilitate the transition to the permanent superintendent in July. Superintendent Woolridge and I spent some time over the holiday break before he headed off to a well-deserved retirement. Since then, I have been visiting the schools and saying hello to staff and students as I see them in classrooms, events, or in the hallways. I have had the opportunity to meet with members of the school board and the administrative team. As an educator, I believe it is our responsibility is to provide all children access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate, safe, compassionate, responsive, and creative learning program. It is our collective responsibility to provide young people with the tools needed to succeed and excel in our global society.

All in all, I think I am getting the lay of the land and beginning to prioritize some immediate tasks. I want to thank the Board for entrusting the district leadership to me as your interim superintendent. I am honored to be a small part of the Hinsdale school community.

Kim M. Caron
Interim Superintendent

HINSDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
FILING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE
2023

Residents of the Town of Hinsdale may file for the positions below beginning on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Those interested may file at the Hinsdale Town Hall Hinsdale Town Clerks Office 603-336-5719, please leave a message. The deadline for filing is 5:00 pm, February 3, 2023. Hours for filing with the Town Clerk are Monday, and Thursday 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, Tuesday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, Wednesday 7:30 am to 11:30 am Friday, February 3, 2023, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You may also contact School District Clerk Ann Marie Diorio at 603-336-7022.

SCHOOL BOARD
For a Three-Year Term:
Two Representatives

School District Moderator
For a Two-Year Term:
One Representative

NH DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY MONITORING ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL THREATS – CONCORD, N.H. 
The Department of Safety is aware of multiple calls reporting active shooter threats at schools throughout the state. Multiple state agencies are assisting local law enforcement agencies that are responding to those calls and with the investigation into those calls. The New Hampshire Information Analysis Center is heavily involved in coordinating these investigations. 
Other jurisdictions across the country have reported receiving hoax calls. 
At this time, these reports are believed to be a hoax. However, all threats will be taken seriously until such time as their validity is determined.  Everyone is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency.  
Presently, the Hinsdale School District, Hinsdale Elementary School and the Hinsdale Middle/High School have not had any threats.