GMHS Updates & Information

4-14-21 Message from the Superintendent


Dear GRS and MVS Communities:

To address the recent Governor's order that all students will have the option to return to 5 days a week in-person instruction, we have devised the following plan.


  • April 23 will be a day off for students while the staff takes the day to plan and prepare for a return to 5-day, in-person instruction.

  • Schools will have enough instructional hours at the end of the year, so students will not need to make up this day, and the last day of school will remain the same.

  • Beginning the week of May 3, instruction will be in person, five days a week.


This plan was approved by the Milan and GRS Cooperative School Boards.

3-24-21 Message from the Superintendent

As I am sure most of you are aware the NH DHHS put out new guidance for schools. We have reviewed this new information and like all of their previous guidelines we will adopt this in our schools.

If you would like the details please click on this link for the official alert.

The major change for our schools is domestic travel within the U.S. no longer requires quarantine upon return to NH (regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status), this includes domestic travel to U.S. territories.

Please also note that all SAU 20 schools will return directly to in-person instruction following April vacation.

2-16-21 School Vacation & Remote Week

There is no school Feb. 22 - 26. School will resume Remotely in Yellow phase Mar. 1-5 and In-person beginning March 8.



2-15-21 Remote Learning Tues., Feb 16, 2021

Tomorrow will be a remote snow day. Please be sure to bring home your Chromebook and charger. All students are to report remotely to their regularly scheduled classes just as they do on Yellow Remote days. If you receive meals during remote days, the meals will be on the table in the cafeteria for you to grab on your way out today.



2-1-21 Remote Learning Tues., Feb 2, 2021

Tomorrow will be a remote snow day. Please be sure to bring home your Chromebook and charger. All students are to report remotely to their regularly scheduled classes just as they do on Yellow Remote days. If you receive meals during remote days, the meals will be on the table in the cafeteria for you to grab on your way out today.



1-13-21 Remote Learning March 1 - 5, 2021

The GRS Cooperative School Board voted to be remote for 1 week following February break - beginning Monday, March 1 with re-evaluation for re-opening occurring on or before Mar. 4.


12-31-20 Remote Learning Jan. 4-8, 2021

We will be remote for 1 week - beginning Monday, Jan. 4 with re-evaluation for re-opening occurring on or before Jan. 7. Please follow these instructions for Yellow Phase of Instruction.

  • If you haven't already, please fill out this form if you wish to receive meal delivery for your student(s).

  • Alternative Courses

  • All CTE & General Education courses at Berlin - Will remain remote for at least next week.

  • All WMCC courses - Will remain remote for at least next week.

  • Afterschool Program will continue to run at its regularly scheduled time remotely.

We will update as new information is available. Take Care!


11-19-20 Report Cards

Report cards will be available digitally via Alma on Friday, Nov. 20. Paper copies will be sent home next week.

11-19-20 Winter Sports

We are excited to be able to offer an abridged, COVID conscious version of our winter sports. Due to COVID, we will not have spectators in the building for basketball games this year. We will livestream games via NSN network for the public. Please see our Sports calendar for game dates/times.

11-18-20 Updated Early Release Schedule

We have updated our Early Release Schedule to meet our transportation needs. Our first Early Release day is Wednesday, Nov. 25. Students will be released at 11:3 0 am.

11-12-20 Return to School - Monday, 11/16/20

As per the Superintendent's Message last night, we will return to in-person school on Monday. Please follow the regular schedule for busing and class times (8:15 am - 2:30 pm). Reminder: Masks are mandatory in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

11-10-20 Keep Reading!

Students may request books from our school library via our website link: https://www.gmhsnh.org/library Browse the library with "Search Our Catalog" and order a book to be placed in the Main Entrance for pick up with "Request a Book".

The Gorham Public Library also has Curbside Book Pick Up available (see flyer below).

11-5-20 Remote Fridays schedule begins tomorrow, Nov. 6

Please review the Guidelines for Remote Fridays. Remote Fridays will remain in effect until the end of Semester 1, regardless of the phase of learning.

11-4-20 CTE - Building Trades

The building trades class will begin meeting outside as of Monday, November 9th. This will be the only CTE class to meet next week (as of this morning), please be sure to check this site frequently for updates.

The following protocols will be in place:

  • Masks to be worn at all times

  • Social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet

  • Students will meet at the job site and remain outside.

  • Students will meet at the jobsite. Transportation will be provided at the regular times from GMHS.

  • Instructor Matt Lambert will call each parent.

11-3-20 Meals

Meal delivery started on Monday, Nov. 2. Students who signed up for meal delivery will receive breakfast/lunch deliveries on Monday (for Mon. & Tues.) and Wednesday (for Wed., Thur., Fri.). Note there will be no meals prepared for Wednesday, Nov. 11 in lieu of the Veteran's Day Holiday. Delivery will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12. If you wish to receive meals, please fill out this form.


10-30-20 Remote instruction continued for next 2 weeks.

We will be remote for the next 2 weeks - beginning Monday, Nov. 2 with re-evaluation for re-opening occurring on or before Nov. 12. Please follow instructions posted yesterday for Yellow Phase of instruction.

If you haven't already, please fill out this form if you wish to receive meal delivery for your student(s).

All extracurricular activities are curtailed until further notice.

Alternative Courses

  • All CTE & General Education courses at Berlin - Will remain remote for at least next week.

  • All WMCC courses - Will remain remote for at least next week.

  • Afterschool Program will continue to run at its regularly scheduled time remotely.

We will update as new information is available. Take Care!

10-30-20 Message from Superintendent of Schools SAU #20

Dear SAU 20 Community:

Due to rapidly rising community transmission levels, All SAU 20 Schools will remain in remote instruction for two weeks. Re-evaluation for re-opening will occur on or before November 12.

Over the next several days, you will receive more detailed information regarding remote instruction, meals, and other specifics from your child’s school. Please be sure to check the SAU and your school’s websites for up to date information. Please also check your town’s website for new information regarding this quickly changing situation.

We knew that being in “Yellow” was a possibility this year, and we have been planning for this situation for months. Teachers are ready, and they have been preparing their students since the first day of school. That said, this has been an incredibly tough decision for all of us as we deeply understand its impact on our community and students. We all need to work together to slow down the spread in our region. If we all follow the CDC guidelines, we will have a better chance of slowing the rate of positive tests and getting our students back into school soon and safely.

David Backler, Superintendent


10-29-20 Transition to Yellow Phase begins tomorrow 10-30-20

Please review this document with your students. It contains logistics and expectations for Yellow Phase learning.

10-28-20 Information regarding Remote Fridays

Change in Start/End time - Effective Monday 9/28/20

Due to transportation resources, we will be shifting the school day by 15 minutes starting on Monday, September 28, 2020. School will now start at 8:15 am and end at 2:30 pm. Students will be allowed to enter the building at 8:00 am and leave no later than 2:45 pm. You will find the updated bell schedules in the GMHS Reopening Reference Guide. This link contains the updated bus schedule (this schedule may be adjusted slightly at the beginning of next week for efficiency). Thank you for your cooperation.

9-15-20 Fan Requirements for sporting events

9-5-20 Bus Runs & Meals are Free for all students through Dec. 31, 2020.

Bus runs have been updated.

Due to receiving a waiver from the Federal Gov't, meals are FREE to ALL students through Dec. 31, 2020. If you typically receive Free or Reduced lunch OR think that you may qualify after Dec. 31, please fill out the Free & Reduced forms so this service will not be delayed.

This guide has all the information regarding the start of school. Please check this document regularly, as we will update it as new information becomes available. Changes will be highlighted for your convenience.

5-6-20 Locker Clean Out - Change

Due to a conflict in schedule, we need to swap Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please refer to the updated schedule below for student locker/desk clean out times for your student(s). We are only allowing ten students in the building at a time. If you are unable to make it to school during your time slot, please email Ms. G to arrange another time.

Monday, 5/11

Juniors & 6D from 8:30 -11:30 am

7R from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, 5/12

Seniors - Times TBD

Save the day for pictures in caps & gowns and gold tassel.

Wednesday, 5/13

Sophomores from 8:30 -11:30 am

7L from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, 5/14

Freshmen from 8:30 -11:30 am

8B from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Friday, 5/15

6P from 8:30 -11:30 am

8E from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

5-1-2020 Winter Sports Awards

The Winter Sports Awards virtual event will be posted at 6:30 pm tonight on our website! Congrats to all of our athletes to a job well done.

4-29-20 Grade 8 Promotion

Gr. 8 Promotion event will be postponed until late summer

4-29-20 Locker/Desk Clean Out Schedule for Students

Please refer to the schedule below for student locker/desk clean out times for your student(s). We are only allowing ten students in the building at a time. If you are unable to make it to school during your time slot, please email Ms. G to arrange another time.

Monday, 5/11

Juniors & 6D from 8:30 -11:30 am

7R from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, 5/12

Sophomores from 8:30 -11:30 am

7L from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, 5/13

Seniors - Times TBD

Save the day for pictures in caps & gowns and gold tassel.

Thursday, 5/14

Freshmen from 8:30 -11:30 am

8E from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

Friday, 5/15

6P from 8:30 -11:30 am

8E from 11:30 - 2:00 pm

4-28-19

Current COVID-19 Situation in NH & Emergency Orders - Governor's Office April 2020.

4-25-20 Spring Events Update

We are all both anxious about the future and excited to be in the final stages of our journey to Graduation, promotion to High School, and the freedoms and rejuvenation of summer. The Admin. & Staff at GMHS are working tirelessly on plans that address the many 'IFs' foisted upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic situation. As we travel this journey together, it is important to be patient and show grace to one another. We are a strong community and together we will celebrate our accomplishments.

Updates:

  • The Commissioner of Education was meeting with the Dept. of Health and Human Services this week, but has not released a statement as of yet. This could be good news. IF there is any way under new guidelines that we can have outside, socially distanced, safe experiences we will. But, at this time we are creating preliminary plans in accordance with the stay-at-home and social distancing orders set forth by the Governor. So, to quote the author, Lee Child, we will 'Hope for the best, and plan for the worst".

  • Admin met with the Senior Class officers today. We discussed plans to host live-streamed event(s) like gold tassel, baccalaureate, class day, and graduation.

      • IF the Governor's orders are less restrictive in time for graduation or later in the summer, we may hold a responsibly planned, socially distanced, in person event outdoors.

  • Prom has been postponed.

      • IF the Governor's orders are set to least restrictive later in the summer, we may hold an outdoor prom.

  • Yearbook is making plans for a virtual dedication ceremony and a safe, socially distanced plan for the distribution of yearbooks.

  • Grade 8 Promotion: Middle School team meets Tuesday to discuss plans.

  • Honor Society induction will be postponed until Fall.

  • Step Up Day & End of Year Awards: Admin & Staff will discuss mid-May.

Take care & Stay safe!

4-24-20 End of Year Dates

  • Memorial Day Weekend - Students will have a 4 day weekend from May 22 - 25.

  • Last Day of School - The last day of school for underclassmen and Middle School students will be June 3. Last day for Seniors will be May 29.

  • Graduation - A Graduation Event will be held on June 5

4-16-20 Governor's Announcement

All schools will continue remote learning until the end of the school year. We will post information here as we develop plans for graduation and the end of the year.

Monday, April 20 & Tuesday, April 21 will remain vacation days. Remote Learning will start back up on Wednesday April 22.