Principal's Page

Spring 2021

Dearest Bakersville Familes and Friends,

We hope you are all doing well. We want to thank you all for your support and patience during this unusual school year. We are continuing to forge ahead during this time and anticipate students expanding their in-person presence as we move through the month of April. Our current plan includes a 4 day a week in-person model with one remote day (Wednesdays) or a 5 day a week remote model. This is slated to begin on May 3. Stay tuned for more info.

In the interim, we are continuing with state testing for grades 3-5 (NH SAS test) and ACCESS testing for ELs is almost completed. The SAS testing for in-person students is attached.

Meanwhile, our students are, on average, meeting our goals for iReady usage! Students in grades K-5 are at 70-75% for meeting their weekly 'on task' minutes for their iReady lessons. This can only lead to enhanced learning will will show growth on their end of year iReady diagnostic report.

As a reminder, while in school we still require mask wearing, frequent hand-washing and sanitizing. Students can come with their own masks when in the building, but when that is not possible we can provide a mask for them. Students will take mask breaks throughout the day and they are spaced apart to try and maintain social distancing. We still cannot not allow any visitors in the school building at any time. Students have their temperature taken daily before entering the building and the nurse will be in touch if there are any signs or symptoms of illness.

As always, please be sure to update us with new or additional contact information throughout the year, as it will be more important than ever that we be able to contact you in the event of an emergency or illness.

Thank you all and we look forward to finishing out this school year strong. If you have any feedback or questions for us, please reach out and we are happy to help in any way.

Be kind, be healthy and be well.

Principal Josef