NH Mask Mandate Update

Dear GHS Community,

On April 15, 2021 Governor Sununu announced that he would let the “mask mandate” executive order for NH that was originally implemented on November 20, 2020 expire on 4/16/2021 and that he would not be renewing it. Regulations regarding mask use have since been made the responsibility of individual businesses and schools. Granite Hill School has chosen to keep our mask policy in place until further notice. Students and staff will be expected to continue to adhere to the current GHS mask policy. If you have any questions please reach out Sarah Attwood at sarah@granitehillschool.org.

Spring Update – 4/2/21

The Granite Hill School community has a lot going on and a lot coming up! It is hard to believe but the end of the school year is approaching fast! Third quarter grades close on Friday April 9th. Report cards will come out the following week. The end of the school year is near and with that comes lots of exciting events! There are some important dates and information regarding the end of the year.

  • There has been a change to the school calendar. Granite Hill School WILL HAVE school on 5/28/21. This was previously a day off. Students will be expected to attend school as normal.
  • Seniors have the option to receive senior photos. These are done by Brittney, at the GHS campus during the school day. These are done free of charge to seniors. If you would like more information about this email brittney@granitehillschool.org.
  • The last day of school and graduation for SENIORS is 6/18/21. More information will be sent home as we get closer.
  • The last day of school for underclassmen and the middle school will be 6/23/21.

In Person Instruction

Granite Hill School will resume in person instruction on 12/3/2020. If you have any concerns please reach out to the school during normal school hours.

Remote 12/2/2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 
Yesterday evening I was made aware of one of our high school community members testing positive for COVID-19.  Due to this all high school students will be educated remotely 12/2/2020.  There will be a food delivery that will leave GHS around 10:30.  We will continue to omit those students who have previously stated they do not want food delivered.  If you have changed your mind and would like breakfast and lunch tomorrow, please respond to this email and you will be added to the list.
All students should log into their A block class at 9:00.  Classes will be held on the same schedule as in-person classes.  
If you need assistance or have questions please email sarah@granitehillschool.org or call the school, tomorrow between 8:30-3:30.

Be Well, 

Mask Policy Update

Due to the Governor of NH issuing a statewide mask mandate and increase in positive cases in our school and the surrounding area, GHS will require that all persons wear a mask at all times in the buildings.  

Remote Instruction

Due to a positive case of COVID-19 in the GHS school community; GHS will be remote for the remainder of the week (11/18, 11/19, and 11/20).
All individuals who have been identified as having close contact with the positive case, have already been notified by a school official.  We also ask all individuals, who have been notified,  to please answer when you are contacted by someone from the Department of Health and Public Safety.

Sending School Districts Educational Delivery

In the event that a sending school district pivots to remote only instruction as their primary instructional method due to  substantial community spread and high impact of COVID-19 in their schools, GHS will require that students from that district be educated remotely.  

Students who have to pivot to remote education based on their sending school’s community spread of COVID-19 will stay remote, until their district pivots back to at least hybrid instruction.

Sick Policy Update

Sick Policy Changes:

Due to changes made by the Divisions of Public Health Services in NH, Granite Hill school has updated our sick policy for students.

Important Changes:

  • A student with any symptom of illness (such as, but not limited to; vomiting, diarrhea, fever, running nose, cough, flu like symptoms, body aches, and loss of taste and smell) will not be allowed at school.
  • Parents are asked to have the student self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Students may return to school after a confirmed negative test AND when they are 24 hours symptom free.
  • If the student does not get tested they can return to school 10 days after the onset of their symptoms.

Travel Outside of New England

The following is required if you are planning to travel with your child outside of New England :

  • All students must report upcoming travel outside of New England to GHS.
  • Per the DPHS any person who travels outside of New England must quarantine for 14 days before returning to work or school.

GHS will accommodate students who have to quarantine for any reason with remote instruction. It is important to give GHS notice of planned travel so remote instruction can be coordinated for your chikd. Students who are quarantining for travel will be responsible for all assigned work during their quarantine.

If you have any questions about these changes or if your child should stay home, please reach out to Sarah Attwood, COVID-19 Coordinator, at sarah@grantiehillschool.org

Parent and Community Update

Dear Parents/Guardians;

As most of you have probably read in the news, the number of cases of COVID-19 in our area are going up.  With this information in mind, I would like to remind everyone of the policy here for individuals with new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19.  These include but are not limited to; fever (over 100.3), cough, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, flu-like symptoms, and other respiratory symptoms.  People who exhibit these symptoms or have come in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are instructed to self-isolate and seek medical attention.  

GHS is following the screening algorithm that was developed for New Hampshire Schools.  If your student has any of the above symptoms, we ask that you keep your student home.  Your student can return once they have seen a doctor and followed all of their medical advice.  Students will not be readmitted to school until they have a doctor’s note. Doctor’s notes can be faxed to 603-863-1574 or emailed to heather@granitehillschool.org. Students may always attend their classes remotely when they are out.

It is imperative during this time that, as a school community, we stay vigilant.  We assure you that all adults that work at the school are being held to the same standard.  We continue to follow our sanitization protocols, follow social distancing guidelines, practice proper hand hygiene, and proper mask wearing.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  We are here to answer any of your questions during this unprecedented time in education.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sarah Attwood

Assistant Principal

COVID-19 Coordinator for GHS