District Communications

 
 
No Office Hours District Wide
 
Due to Governor Sununu's orders, starting today, Friday March 27, 2020, the SAU and District office staff will be working remotely from home. Staff will be checking their emails daily.
 
 
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The Milford School District is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and our leadership team is in constant communication with state and federal authorities for the latest information. This is a rapidly changing situation and we are implementing remote instruction and/or Blizzard Bags on Wednesday, March 18th in all schools throughout the district.
 
As we sort through this unprecented situation, this page has been created to provide ongoing guidance and resources.
 
 
Information

All Information on the Coronavirus COVID-19 in New Hampshire

 
 

Letters from the Superintendent - Please bookmark this page for future reference.


 
Tips for Parents
 

Several of you have found yourselves in a position of working from home, caring for children, and even possibly other adults throughout an entire day; all while trying to  support your child through new remote learning experiences. We understand that while this may be an opportunity for families to spend enjoyable time together, there may also be frustration and challenges ahead.  Please consider a few tips below that may assist during this period of time.

 

  • Create a daily schedule  - a predictable daily schedule may provide all family members with a sense of routine and comfort. Our staff have worked to help provide you with support and sample schedules. 
  • Plan breaks - physical and brain breaks are an important aspect of staying healthy and self-regulated, especially during uncertain times. 
  • Engage in fun family activities such as family walks and movies, cooking, arts & crafts.
 

Technology Resources for Parents 

 

Parent’s guide to Google Classroom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkPCi6noCI 

 

Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgqtCi7hdo 

 

Talking to Your Child about COVID-19

Social media, TV and radio news coverage, overhearing adult conversations, as well as disruptions in regular routines can heighten anxiety, cause confusion, and stress for children and adults.  It’s important to sit down with your children and help to address feelings of discomfort during this time and in the days ahead.  Discussions including ways that germs are spread, proper handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and use of hand sanitizer are helpful.  Be a good role model, invite questions, and provide lots of encouragement to your child.  There are several excellent resources available to assist parents and guardians with discussions. Please see the Blackboard message attachment and the resource links below.

 
School Closure FAQs
 
Which schools are closing, and for how long?
The Governor has declared that all schools in New Hampshire will be closed. Schools will close no later than Monday, March 16, and will not reopen before  May 4th.
 
Why are schools closing?
Important factors that led to this decision are:
    • The number of cases in New Hampshire is constantly changing.
    • Schools are taking the necessary steps to allow remote learning opportunities.
 
Why is my school closing if there are no cases in my area?
This is a dynamic, fast-moving situation, and we are closing schools to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
 
Will meals be provided for students during closures?
School meal programs should continue during school closure for COVID-19. 
 
  • Starting Monday March 30, 2020

     

    Five Breakfasts / Five Lunches per child will be available for pick up on Monday between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM.

     

    Please remain in your car, someone will be there to greet you.

     

    As a reminder, if your income has changed for any reason, please go on the MSD website and fill out an application for Free/Reduced meals. This takes only a few minutes to complete and submit.  Our food service director will contact you once your application has been submitted. This can be done in a matter of an hour from start to finish.  

     

    If you have any other questions please contact:

     

    Maryanne Gallagher

    Food Service Director

    Milford School District

    603 673-4201 Ext 3473

     

    We also want to make families and caregivers aware of another service that is here to support you as we navigate this pandemic. The SHARE program is a wonderful partner and non-profit that can help with food and financial assistance for those who qualify. If this is something you would like more information about, please reach out to SHARE directly. 

     

    SHARE Hours

    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Generally first and third Wednesdays

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    (Please call ahead to make sure they are open.

    Food Pantry and financial assistance are by appointment only).

    Call the main office to schedule:

    Share Center

    1 Columbus Avenue

    Milford, NH 03055

    Telephone: 603-673-9898

    Email: info@sharenh.org

     

How will families be notified about additional information?
We are expected to follow the standard procedures for notifying families. This includes, but is not limited to, calls, emails, and the school website. If you are not hearing from us during a closure, please get in touch with your school principal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Closures
 
On March 13, Governor Sununu ordered statewide public and private school closures. Effective dates are Monday, March 16, until May 4.
 
Technology Support
 
If your student experiences technical challenges with their online learning during this time, please contact your child’s teacher. We have set up a help-desk for the staff to ensure they have access to online support throughout this remote learning process. Our technology team is prepared and ready to ensure their success.
 
F/R Meal Application
 
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