Transition to Optional Mitigation Strategies in Londonderry Schools

The following document was presented to the School Board on December 7th 2021. It maps out the plan the district office and building principals have put together on how we want to approach the pandemic as a school system later this winter. We hope to gain school board approval and community support for this plan. The document outlines the general plan to move towards optional mitigation strategies later this winter with all staff and students now having the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We will update the school board and community on the findings of this plan over the next couple of board meetings as this plan progresses.

Click Here for Optional Mitigation Document

Facemask Mitigation Matrix Update

We have gotten many questions around what our Facemask Mitigation Matrix now looks like as a result of the November 9th School Board Meeting. The following Matrix was adopted as a result of the School Board Vote that makes masking “universal” while Londonderry is under “substantial” community spread of COVID-19. We are currently under “substantial” spread as defined by the Department of Public Health.

Click Here for Updated Matrix

To find Londonderry’s status in terms of community spread follow these steps:

  1. Go to the following website – https://www.covid19.nh.gov/ – and choose “Interactive Dashboards”
  2. In the next Menu choose “Maps”
  3. You can choose any metric to update the maps, but first choose the 2nd metric “Rate of New Cases per 100K Population (Last 14 Days)
  4. Three updated Maps of New Hampshire will appear. The one on the far right sorts the data by town.
  5. Hover over “Londonderry” to get Londonderry’s specific “Rate of New Cases per 100K Population (Last 14 Days) Any value above “100 Cases” is considered substantial spread by the Department of Public Health.
  6. You can find many other metrics, but the other one we use in our Matrix is “PCR Test Positive Rate (Last 7 Days) Follow the same steps as above to find Londonderry specific data.

School Board Meeting Agenda Tuesday December 7th

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO. 12
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00PM at
the Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the
current health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting
will also be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Please Click Here to view the agenda.

School Board Meeting Agenda 11-30-2021

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT NO. 12
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 7:00PM at the Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the current health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting will also be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

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Londonderry School Board Meeting Agenda

The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00PM
at the Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the
current health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting
will also be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Click Here for Agenda

Regional Students COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics (Message from South Central Public Health Network)

The below message and linked documents are sent on behalf of the South Central Public Health Network.

The South Central Public Health Network is coordinating COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the region for students/youth 5-18 years of age only. All children under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration for these clinics are online only. Walk-ins are not permitted. Vaccine supplies are limited. Please register early.

11/16/2021, 4:00 – 8:00 PM Regional Students Vaccine Clinic at Hampstead Central School, 21 Emerson Ave. in coordination with the Hampstead School District. The last day to register is Monday, November 15 by noon. CLINIC CODE: HRS1351

11/20/2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Regional Students Vaccine Clinic at Pinkerton Academy Field House, 32 N. Main St. Derry. The last day to register is Friday, November 19 by noon. CLINIC CODE: PRS1351

If you are interested in having your child vaccinated at one of the South Central Public Health Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, please review the following documents attached. These documents MUST be reviewed prior to registering your child:

  • VINI Quick Reference Guide – Registration and Appointment Scheduling are done through VINIthe State managed Vaccine Management System: https://vini.nh.gov/providers/s/. VINI works best with Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. VINI is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
  • NH DHHS Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Pfizer 5 through 11 Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers-COVID-19 Vaccine Please review the Fact Sheet that is age-appropriate for your child.
  • Pfizer 12 and up Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers-COVID-19 Vaccine Please review the Fact Sheet that is age-appropriate for your child.
  • Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to a Person Under the Age of 18 Years – Parents/legal guardians must review this form and consent to having their child vaccinated. When registering your child, you will electronically consent in the system, and verbally consent in person at the clinic. A paper form is not needed when the parent accompanies their child to the clinic.
  • After Visit Summary and Recommendations for Vaccine Recipients – What to expect after the shot.
  • V-safe information sheet – an optional smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after your COVID-19 vaccination.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child receiving the vaccine after reviewing these documents, please contact your child’s pediatrician or healthcare provider. Some pediatricians’ offices are now offering the vaccine to their patients. Additionally, vaccines may be offered at local pharmacies. Search for pharmacy availability at: www.vaccines.gov.

Additional Information for Parents/Legal Guardians registering their child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a South Central Public Health Vaccine Clinic:

  • These clinics are for students/youth ages 5 to 18. The Pfizer Vaccine will be administered to all vaccine recipients. Adult primary series, boosters, or 3rd shots will not be given.
  • Masks are required at all Vaccine Clinics.
  • IMPORTANT: Have your child drink fluids to stay hydrated before arriving to the clinic.
  • If an adult family member who is not the Parent/Legal Guardian, is accompanying the child to the Clinic, they MUST bring a signed paper Consent Form from the Parent/Legal Guardian. Vaccines will not be given to children without paper or verbal consent from their Parent/Legal Guardian. Paper Consent Forms are not necessary at the Clinic when Parents/Legal Guardians are accompanying their own children.
  • Parents/Legal Guardians will be asked to present their own identification.
  • Please have your child wear clothing with easy arm access.
  • Bring your child’s favorite small toy, book, blanket, or other comfort item.
  • Clinic Staff will not restrain your child to administer the vaccine.
  • Consider having your child sit on your lap when being vaccinated.
  • After your child receives the shot, you will be asked to wait with your child in the Observation Area for 15-30 minutes in case of any immediate side effects to the vaccine. Please see the After Visit Summary and Recommendations document for additional information.
  • Second-dose clinics have been scheduled exactly 3 weeks after the first-dose clinics. Additional registration information will be provided at the first-dose clinic.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION – VINI Quick Reference Guide attachment–Registration and appointment scheduling are done through VINIthe State managed Vaccine Management System: https://vini.nh.gov/providers/s/. VINI works best with Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. VINI is not compatible with Internet Explorer. As a Parent/Legal Guardian, you may add your child to your own VINI account, avoiding the need for each child to register under their own unique email address.

  • EXISTING Parent/Legal Guardian VINI Account: If you have an existing account established in VINI, you can add a child/dependent to your account. Please refer to the VINI Quick Reference Guide: Adding Family Members to an Existing VINI Account for specific instructions.
  • NEW VINI Account needed: If you do not have an existing VINI account, go to https://vini.nh.gov/providers/s/ to create an account. Refer to the VINI Quick Reference Guide: Creating a New VINI Account for specific instructions.
  • You may create your own account then add your child as a dependent or create an account specifically for your child with a unique email address.
  • All options will require you to answer screening questions about your child and provide consent before registering.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT IN VINI – All appointments must be scheduled through VINI. These Regional Clinics are considered Private Clinics and have their own unique Clinic Code.

11/16/2021 Regional Students Vaccine Clinic at Hampstead Central School – CLINIC CODE: HRS1351

11/20/2021 Regional Students Vaccine Clinic at Pinkerton Academy – CLINIC CODE: PRS1351

CLINIC CODES must be entered as stated to ensure that the correct clinic shows up when searching.

  • If scheduling an appointment for your child that has been added to your VINI account, refer to the VINI Quick Reference Guide: Scheduling an Appointment for a Family Members for specific instructions.
  • If scheduling an appointment for your child with their own VINI account, refer to the VINI Quick Reference Guide: Scheduling an Appointment for Dependents with Their Own Account.

If you are not able to keep your scheduled appointment, please cancel immediately in VINI to allow for another to take your spot.

Informational Documents:

v-safe-information-sheet-508c

VINI Quick Reference Guide for Recipients

Regional Student Vaccine Clinic info for Parents

Pfizer 12 and up Fact Sheet for Recipients-COVID-19 Vaccine 28Oct2021

Pfizer 5 though 11 Fact Sheet for Recipients-COVID-19 Vaccine Final

NH DHHS Notice of Privacy.Practices

Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to a Person Under the Age of 18 Years

After Visit Summary and Recommendations for Vaccine Recipients

December School Board Meetings Changed Notice

The Londonderry School Board Budget Workshops scheduled on Thursdays in December have changed to Tuesdays in December.  The following are the dates:

  • December 2, 2021 has been changed to December 7, 2021
  • December 9, 2021 has been changed to December 14, 2021
  • December 16, 2021 has been changed to December 21, 2021

The Budget Workshops are at 7:00PM in the LHS Café. The public is invited to attend.

November 9th School Board Meeting Agenda

Please Click Here to view the agenda for the November 9th Londonderry School Board meeting.

The meeting of the Londonderry School Board will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00PM
at the Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH in the LHS Cafeteria. In light of the
current health crisis, we will be observing social distancing guidelines in this evening’s meeting. The meeting
will also be broadcast on local Cable Access Ch. 21 as well as the District’s YouTube Channel.

Virtual Learning Options for School Year 2021-2022

At their meeting on October 19, the School Board heard a presentation from administration regarding the options available to teachers when working with students who are out of school for extended periods of time. This presentation included the handout, linked below, that summarizes the ways in which teachers present learning material to students at various grade levels. We are posting it today in order to give parents a clearer picture of what is expected and available relative to learning beyond the school buildings. As was pointed out during the presentation, it is important that parents contact teachers or building administrators if they either require assistance in accessing learning material, or if for some reason their student has not been receiving that instructional material.

Link to Virtual Learning Options summary