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An Explanation of How SRHS Responds to Student Discipline

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A recent incident involving two of our students has prompted some questions as to how Sanborn Regional High School addresses disciplinary issues, especially ones that involve violence and impact the overall safety of all of our students.

Discipline policies and procedures are based on several school board policies that are related to pupil safety in the Sanborn Regional School District. These policies can be found at the following link:

http://web.sau17.org/administration/school-board/174-policy-manual-index

Offenses are broken down into six “levels” of discipline that range from minor classroom issues (tardy to class, unauthorized use of a cell phone, etc.) up to major incidents (drugs, aggressive behavior, weapons, etc). A full description of these incidents as well as the consequences that are assigned to each can be found in the student handbook beginning on page 27. The link to the handbook is here:

http://web.sau17.org/images/stories/highschool/2010_2011%20student_handbook.pdf

The de…

A note on how final grades are calculated

December 22, 2011

Dear Parent and/or Guardian,

As we approach the conclusion of the first semester, we will be reviewing students’ proficiency on course-level competencies to award credit. This year, in order for students to successfully earn credit in a course, he or she must demonstrate proficiency on each individual course competency by obtaining a 65% or higher average for that competency as well as earn an overall passing grade for the course of a 65% or higher. It is possible for a student to earn an overall course grade greater than a 65 but still earn less than a passing grade on an individual competency. In this case, a student would not earn credit for the course until the failed competency grade was remediated.

Currently, our teachers are working with students individually to identify any gaps in their learning, any competency averages that are not at a proficient level, and any missing assignments that can be submitted for grading. This is being done in an effort to prevent s…

SRHS Update: Week of December 19

Good morning parents, students, and friends of Sanborn Regional High School. Here are your important announcements for the week:

1. This is a short week. We have NO SCHOOL this Friday. We will be on holiday break and school will resume on Monday, January 2, 2012.

2. I have attached the schedule for final/midterm assessments, which will be held on January 12 and 13. Quarter 2 ends January 13th.

3. SAVE THE DATE for our next open house, which will be held on January 23 from 4:30-8:00pm.

4. The post prom planning committee needs your help! Please remember, this event is planned completely by parent volunteers. If you can offer some support, you can email Theresa Drury at:

drury1234@myfairpoint.net
theresa.drury@hanscom.af.mil

5. A message from the Guidance Department:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 6:30 pm, in the high school library, the Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents. A representative from the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundatio…

SRHS Update: Week of December 12

Good morning Parents, Friends, and Students of Sanborn Regional High School. Here are your important announcements for the week:

1. The post prom planning committee needs your help! Please come to their meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 in the library. Please remember, this event is planned completely by parent volunteers. If you cannot attend the meeting but want to receive updates on progress, you can email Theresa Drury at:

drury1234@myfairpoint.net
theresa.drury@hanscom.af.mil

2. Speaking of parent volunteers ... last week a group of parents officially formed the SRHS PTO. You will be hearing more from this group in the coming weeks as they prepare a membership drive.

3. Dr. Blake is hosting a community forum on keeping our kids safe next Wednesday, December 14, at 7pm in the cafeteria. Please review the attached letter for more information.

4. Message from the Guidance Department:

Destination College: Sanborn Juniors are encouraged to attend Destination College, hosted by the NHHEAF network. It i…

SRHS Update: Week of December 5

Good Morning Parents, Students, and Friends of Sanborn Regional High School,

Here are your important announcements for the week:

1. Our solar panel project is getting more news attention. Here is an article from last week's Boston Globe:
http://finance.boston.com/boston/news/read/20070804/New_Hampshire_School_Signs_World's_First_Solar_Hot_Air_Power_Purchase_Agreement_to_Reduce_Heating_Costs_&_C02_Emissions

... and the Tribune last Friday: http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshire/x1331366263/Sanborn-installs-unique-solar-hot-air-system
2. I have attached the December Guidance Calendar as well as this week's Scholarship Newsletter. Both documents are put out by our guidance department.

3. This Wednesday is an early release day. Students will be released at noon. There is no PM SST.

4. On Wednesday at 6pm, I will host my next PAC meeting. Our topic was supposed to be the culture survey results, but I may have to table that discussion to January --- I just got the results and I n…