I hope everyone is adjusting to getting back to school and enjoyed the long weekend.
I have few important items this week.
- Test of Communication System
- Alvirne Renovation Forum
- No School – Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – NH State Primary
Test of Communication System – Monday, September 12 @ 4pm
The district uses a variety of tools to communicate with families, staff and the community. We rely on accurate contact information, especially for urgent messages and in case of school closure. On Monday, September 12, at TEST message will be sent via email, phone and text to the information we have on file for each student. If you do not receive the messages, please contact the main office at your child’s school. It is helpful if people check within their friends and neighbors to make sure they’re aware of the test message.
Alvirne Renovation Forum
In August, the Hudson School Board approved a renovation proposal for Alvirne High School. The proposal includes important safety improvements and an auditorium. It is similar to proposal in March 2020. There will be a series of information sessions to explain the details. The first session will be Wednesday, September 14 at 6:15. More information and review the proposal.
This week I was made aware of a rumor about “furries” in our school system. In case you aren’t aware (which I wasn’t), “furries” are people that pretend to be animals. There is a very wide interpretation, varying by age, of how to be an “animal.”
In talking with staff and community members, this idea has been around for several years, typically at the middle school level. A very small number of students (less than 10) may meow or growl when passing in the hallways and a few students have worn headbands. Unlike some of the Internet rumors, that’s as far as it goes.
I appreciate and share community concerns over disruptions to learning and to the school day. Hudson Memorial School will enforce the dress code as shared in the Student Handbook (page 31). The support of families is important to minimize disruption and allow all students to learn. If it comes to the point where there IS disruptive behavior, we will follow our discipline process as shared in the handbook.
Please remember – if you hear something that doesn’t sound quite right, please reach out to your child’s school and ask.
No School – Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Just a reminder there is no school on Tuesday, September 13 due to the NH State Primary. Check out the Town Clerk’s website for more information on voting.
Have a good weekend.
Superintendent of Schools
September 12 – School Board Meeting
September 13 – NH Primary – No School
September 26 – School Board Meeting
October 10 – Columbus Day – No School