Frequently Asked Questions

When is the online registration due date?

Registration must be completed by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 18th.

How is Stand By Me funded?

Unlike other “project outreach” type programs, Stand By Me is fully funded by parents, businesses and civic organizations in our local community.

When and where does Stand By Me happen?

Stand by Me 2017 will be held on Friday, May 19th from 9:00 – 2:20 at Southern New Hampshire University.

Who can attend Stand By Me?

All Ross A. Lurgio seventh graders and their parents or guardians are invited and encouraged to attend.

Do I have to attend?

This is a regular school day for 7th graders; it simply happens off-campus.  If your parents are choosing for you to not attend Stand By Me, they should contact the front office.

What if my parents can’t attend?  Does that mean I can’t go either?

No, you can go with or without your parents.  The goal is for every 7th grader to have at least one parent attend, but if your parents can’t go, you can still go.

How do I get there?  How do my parents get there?

Students should come to Lurgio in the morning as they do every day.  Students will travel by bus with their homerooms after morning announcements.  Parents should go directly to Southern New Hampshire University.  

How are the speakers chosen for Stand By Me?

Each year parents and students are surveyed in the fall for possible speakers and topics. The committee reviews the survey suggestions and attempts to hire speakers for those topics as well as for topics that have been popular in the past.

Will my parents and I spend the whole day together?

That depends on individual families. There are three types of workshops offered: student only, parent only, and parent/student workshops. The more parent/student workshops you sign up for, the more time parents and students can spend together. To get the most out of this day, we suggest signing up for at least one workshop together and enjoying the lunch break with each other.

How do I get home after Stand By Me?

If your parents attend, you have the option to go home with them at the end of Stand By Me.  If your parents do not attend, you can take the bus back to Lurgio at the end of Stand By Me and then take your regular bus home.

How do I register?

When you receive the registration packet, students and parents should both read through the workshop options. Once you have determined what workshop sessions you are interested in, you will register through the Stand By Me Registration link on the Stand By Me website (there is a tab on the Lurgio website or go to Principal Joyce will also email the link directly to 7th grade families.

What does it cost?

The cost for this year’s Stand By Me is $15 for each person attending, including students.  In addition, you and your parents can order lunch on the registration form for $8.25 per person (cheese pizza, turkey wrap or salad, with water or soda included),catered by SNHU.  You are also welcome to bring a lunch from home, which you will carry with you until the lunch break.

How will I know what workshops I’ll be attending?

You and your parents will each receive confirmation of your workshop schedule when online registration is complete. You will also receive a lanyard the morning of Stand By Me with your schedule included. Students will receive theirs at school while parents will receive theirs at SNHU. The earlier you register, the better your chances are of receiving your first choice for workshops.  Workshop registration is first come, first served, so you will want to register online as soon as possible.

What do I need to complete to be registered?

  • Your completed online registration will include:

    • Payment of registration fee and cost of lunches purchased.
    • Electronically signed waiver for Ross A. Lurgio and Southern New Hampshire University.

What if I have a financial hardship, can my family still attend?

Yes. Please contact the guidance office for assistance. All matters will be dealt with confidentially.

What do I need to bring with me that day?  Do I need my backpack?

No, you do not need to bring anything to Stand By Me unless you are bringing a lunch from home.  Dress comfortably as some of the workshops are hands-on.  You’ll also be walking across the campus to get to workshops, so wear comfortable shoes.

Additional questions?  

More information can be found on our website at  

Questions can also be directed to the student’s home room teacher or  the committee co-chairs: Shana Potvin   &  Lisa Nash