School Resources

Alert Now

Alert Now is an automated communication program that is used to share information with families throughout the school year.  Notifications of events, date changes, snow days, and school emergencies are examples of times you may receive a recorded phone message from our school through Alert Now.  Please be sure to update the school office if your phone number changes as this will impact you receiving these important messages. 

Parents will receive two different types of calls from schools:

  1. Routine notification calls do not directly affect the safety of students, staff or parents; these calls include upcoming events, delayed school bus routes and absenteeism. These messages display the school’s phone number on caller ID.
  2. Emergency notification calls are used during critical incidents where a child, staff member or parent’s safety is in immediate jeopardy; these calls include lockdowns, evacuations and relocations. Emergency messages display “411” on caller ID so parents recognize the urgency of the call.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your child's school.  There are many ways for you to volunteer within the school.  In order to volunteer for field trips, it is our policy that you have been fingerprinted and registered with the SAU.  Please contact Mary Wagner at the SAU office (603 485- 5187) for information regarding the process.


Response Through Intervention (RTI)

Within our school community there are supports that teachers can access as they assess and plan for the individual needs of each student. To help with this process, the Village and Hill Schools have review teams. These teams are made up of staff members with varied expertise. Periodically, regular education teachers meet with this team to review student progress and to receive feedback and input from the team. This input may include some suggestions for additional strategies or interventions that might be helpful. 

All staff members view each student as having an individualized program. Teachers work to accommodate individual: learning styles, academic needs, social/emotional needs and physical needs. During this process should a concern arise regarding a child’s program, parents/guardians will be contacted. Otherwise, the child’s program will be reviewed with the parents/guardians at conference time. 

Title 1

Title I is a federally funded program designed to help students needing support in academic areas. At the Pembroke Hill and Village Schools this support is done as both small group pull-out, and as in-class support. Students receiving Title I support are selected as a part of the schools' Response to Intervention (RTI) process, based on teacher recommendation, as well as performance on standardized and curriculum based assessments. Parental permission is required for student participation in the program, and parent support is very important. Progress reports are sent home withregular classroom report cards. Title I staff is available during setconference hours and by appointment on an as needed basis.

Special Education

The special education team provides support to at-risk and Special Education students within the general education setting.  Intensive intervention is given through systematic instructional programs such as Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program, Wilson Phonetic Program, Project Read, Earobics and the Reading Milestones Series in a variety of school settings. Direct instruction and intervention services are provided by a full-time Speech and Language therapist and full-time occupational therapist individually and small group in a variety of school settings.

Guidance

The school counselor, works with parents and staff to ensure the students at Pembroke Hill and Village Schools have a successful year.  During this age, children are not only developing academically, but socially and emotionally as well.  They are learning communication skills, friendship and problem solving skills, and character values.  The school counseling program offers education, prevention and intervention to support the students in learning these valuable life skills. 

The services provided are classroom guidance, meet with students individually and/or in small groups, aid teachers and parents in supporting students, help identifying student needs, and work with outside agencies that are involved with the students. The school counselor, does not to provide long term therapy or mental health counseling, but assists in recommending appropriate community services.  Our Guidance Counselor is Cristle Gordon. 

Student Support

The Student Support Center’s mission is to help students develop the social, emotional and behavioral skills needed to be successful in the mainstream classroom and school.

Its primary purpose it to respond to all students, especially those who exhibit non-compliant, disruptive and/or at–risk behavior directed at self, others, and/or the environment, that threatens positive classroom functioning and school safety.

This is accomplished by providing a safe, structured, supervised and supportive environment where students are sent to be provided with the appropriate intervention and support, until they are able to return to their classroom. This may include daily check-ins, de-escalation, processing, and check-outs.
Regular consultation with teachers and involved staff regarding program interventions will monitor, reinforce and support improved behavior.