Category Archives: News & Announcements

2020-2021 Before/After School Survey

Any student participating in the morning or after-school programs offered by 21st CCLC (HASP) will be asked to participate in a non-academic survey in early May. Students in Grades 3-8 who regularly attend the program (before and or after school) will be asked to complete an online survey. The data is used by the NH Department of Education to evaluate our programs. This message is to notify parents or legal guardians of the non-academic survey or questionnaire and its purpose. Both of the surveys are posted here – one is for younger youth, one is for older youth.

Younger Student Survey
Older Student Survey

Update on COVID-19, April 2, 2021

It has come to our attention that there was a member of the Hinsdale Middle High School community who has tested positive for COVID-19 today (4/2/21). We have completed contact tracing and families of close contacts were notified this morning. All those impacted have been notified and all other healthy students who are not quarantined should be in school on, Monday, April 5. If you have any questions, please call Hinsdale Elementary School at 336-5332 or Hinsdale High School at 336-5984. Thank you and have a good weekend.

Update on COVID-19, March 28, 2021

It has come to our attention that there was a member of the Hinsdale Elementary School community who has tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. We have completed contact tracing and families of close contacts were notified this afternoon. All those impacted have been notified and all other healthy students who are not quarantined should be in school on Monday, March 28, 2021. If you have any questions, please call Hinsdale Elementary School at 336-5332 or Hinsdale Middle/High School at 336-5984. Thank you and have a good rest of your weekend.

Update on COVID-19, March 25, 2021 Part 2

It has come to our attention that there was a member of the Hinsdale Elementary School community who has tested positive for COVID-19. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services was notified right away and is managing all contact tracing with the help of our staff. All students and staff that had been in close contact have been notified. Due to the impact on staffing, there will be no morning or afternoon HASP on Friday, March 26, 2021. The classroom impacted by the case will not be in school on Friday, March 26, 2021.

As a reminder, the Hinsdale Middle High school will be remote tomorrow.

All students except those notified who must quarantine will be back in school on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Update on COVID-19, March 25, 2021

It has come to our attention that there was a member of the Hinsdale Middle High School community who has tested positive for COVID-19. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services was notified right away and is managing all contact tracing with the help of our staff. All students and staff that had been in close contact have been notified.

The Hinsdale Middle High School will be dismissed today Thursday, March 25, at 12:18 pm

Friday, March 26, 2021, will be a remote day for all middle/high school students. This does not affect any students in the Hinsdale Elementary School, per the new School Board policy effective March 10, 2021. Hinsdale Elementary School will continue, as usual. The Hinsdale Middle High School students have received instructions from their teachers on what is expected of them.

We will all be back to school on Monday, March 29, 2021. Thank you stay safe.

Update on COVID-19 March 17, 2021

The School Board continues to closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-changing recommendations and guidelines. Our goal is, as it has always been, to provide the best education possible to our students while making every effort to protect the safety of the entire school community. As promised in our last update, the school board was presented with updated recommendations from a district task force created to evaluate the current COVID protocols and policies.

The NH governor has also implemented new policies that we must adhere to. Recently the Governor established executive order #85. Under the Governor’s order, we must provide at least two days of in-person instruction per week for our students and can only close our schools for 48 hours as a reaction to a positive case. In Hinsdale, our goal has always been to provide the option for 5 days a week of in-person learning when it was safe to do so. However, our current policy to switch to remote learning for 10 days in the school reporting a positive case must be updated per the new state guidelines.

Moving forward we will switch to remote learning for only 48 hours upon notification of a positive COVID case in one of the schools. Any positive case in the middle/high school will result in the entire school switching to remote learning for 2 days. However, in the elementary school, only the classroom associated with the positive case will switch to remote learning for 2 days. The remainder of the elementary school will remain open for in-person learning. The reason for this difference is that the elementary school structure is more contained with less movement and sharing of space throughout the building.

We will also be using an “assessment of community transmission model,” in addition to closing due to a positive case in one or both of our schools, to determine the closing of schools would provide a safety net if the risk of community transmission increases. Per the recommendation of our nurses and administrators, we will use the rate of transmission in Cheshire County and the indicators for community transmission as defined by the CDC. The rate of transmission is defined by the total number of new cases per 100,000 in the past seven days and the percentage of tests that are positive in the past seven days. Should Cheshire county reach the positivity rate of 10% and have at least 77 positive cases during the previous seven days, we will close both schools for two days to do a deep cleaning and to allow our staff to implement more strict protocols.

In addition to the adoption of the “risk of community transmission model,” we will continue to do contact tracing and ask students and staff to quarantine if our health care professionals determined that to be the appropriate course of action.

We will continue to maintain open communication with the community. Thank you to the entire community for your continued support and for keeping the safety and wellbeing of the staff and students, as well as the education of the students in Hinsdale everyone’s top priority.

Update on COVID-19 February 18, 2021

It has come to our attention that there was a student in the Hinsdale Middle High School who has tested positive for COVID-19. This student has not been in Middle High School since Monday, February 15.   The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services was notified right away and is managing all contact tracing with the help of our staff.  All students and staff that had been in close contact on Monday have been notified.   

The Hinsdale Middle High School will be dismissed today Thursday, February 18, at 12:18 pm 

Friday, February 19, 2021, will be a remote day for all students. Elementary students, please use your pivot day packets. Hinsdale Middle High School students have received instructions from their teachers on what is expected of them 

We will all be back to school on Monday, March 1, 2021. Thank you stay safe and enjoy your vacation week.