COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center
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This webpage is dedicated to providing our school community with the latest information on COVID-19.  This information is subject to change without notice as we receive additional information. We suggest you continue to check back periodically for the most accurate information. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The district has also put together a FAQ doc for additional information.  After review, if you still have additional questions, please email covid19@windhamsd.org.



Alternate Internet Access

We have received confirmation from the New Hampshire Commissioner of Education that Comcast has opened Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.  

Important highlights direct from Comcast include:

  1. Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. 
  2. Comcast is offering Internet Essentials to qualified low-income households, who currently lack broadband at home, free for 60 days.   This broadband service will include a modem and wifi router mailed to customers' homes as a self-install kit. There will be no shipping and handling fees, no credit check and no installation fees.   To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com.
  3. No Disconnects or Late Fees: Comcast will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact Comcast and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period.

For more information on this, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.  If you are in need of these services or would like additional information, please contact Comcast directly.

 

Adjusted Building/SAU Hours

In accordance with CDC and state recommendations for social distancing, we have decided to adjust our office and building hours during this period of shutdown.  Please see below for the adjusted schedule:

· The SAU office and school buildings will be closed to the public and staff on Thursday and Friday (3/19 and 3/20).  If you have a building-based question during this time, our office staff will periodically check voicemails throughout the hours of 8:00am-2:15pm each day.  

o   SAU: 603-845-1550

o   Golden Brook School: 603-845-1552

o   Windham Center School: 603-845-1554

o   Windham Middle School: 603-845-1556

o   Windham High School: 603-845-1558

· Schedule for the remaining shutdown timeframe: 3/23-4/3*

o   All main offices will be open to staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 8:00am-11am. The rest of the building will remain closed.

o   *Please note that the period of shutdown may change based on adjustments from the state.

You are always welcome to call the building directly at any time for questions, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

 

School, Local, and State Communication

On Sunday, March 15, Governor Sununu publicly announced that as of today, all schools in New Hampshire are to be closed until April 3, 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns.  He is allowing for a full week of planning time for districts that may need additional time. All schools need to be set-up for remote learning by Monday, March 23.  

The Windham School District is planning to roll-out our remote learning plan starting Wednesday, March 18th. 

We are working diligently to get a plan in place for our staff and students. We will continue to remain in contact with our community on our plan for remote learning and how it will be implemented. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work through this evolving situation.


Our school administrative team has an ongoing partnership with our town officials regarding this situation.  We have also had direct contact with the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) to give us guidance on the appropriate protocols to follow.  We will continue to partner with these groups and take our lead from their direction and guidance.


Preventative Planning


An internal committee has been put in place and will continue to meet frequently to develop emergency operations plans (EOPs) relating specifically to COVID-19.  This committee is taking all situations into consideration including the possible scenario of having to work and learn remotely. 

If a situation occurs where a student needs to be out of school due to potential exposure, the school will work directly with that family and those staff members to make sure that they receive the appropriate materials and support the student needs in order to not fall behind.


District-based Communications


We have recently set-up a dedicated email address and phone number for our community.  The phone number/email address are to be used only for concerns regarding recent travel, upcoming travel, and to report illnesses or absentees associated directly with COVID-19.  If your student is out for any other reason, please continue to use your school’s dedicated absentee report process. 


  1. Email: covid19@windhamsd.org
  2. Phone: (603) 845-1566

If you have missed any of the following district messages updating the community on this situation, below are the communications for reference.  These messages were sent via our mass communications platform SchoolMessenger.


4/3- Adjusted Building Hours
3/6- District Messaging to Parents/Staff

3/3- District Messaging to Parents/Staff

2/27- District Messaging to Parents/Staff


Building/Bus: Cleaning and Sanitize Plan


Our Facilities Department will continue to conduct deep-cleaning and disinfecting at all schools. The current disinfectant that our district uses is proven to kill the bacteria virus COVID-19 as well as other common bacterias and viruses. Please see below for the guidelines we follow, the disinfectants we use, and what they disinfect.


Disinfectant Use Guide

Disinfectant Efficiency Chart


Our bus company has confirmed that disinfecting and sanitizing takes place multiple times throughout week.


Upcoming school sanctioned trips or events

In light of the evolving circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, I have decided that effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all domestic field trips, which include day trips and over-night trips, have been canceled indefinitely.  If you have specific questions about your student’s upcoming domestic field trip, please contact your school principal directly.  At this time, all school-based afternoon/evening activities and events will continue as scheduled.

The status of the international field trips is on the upcoming School Board meeting agenda (3/17) to be approved by the board.  It will be my recommendation that these trips also be canceled. 

Please see 
attached list for specific details of the school trips that have been canceled.


Nutrition Services

To support families through the school closure, Windham Nutrition Services will be providing meals twice a week starting Wednesday, 3/18/20. To expedite the pickup process we are asking parents to have students present and post Last Name of student and 4 digit serving/pin number on the passenger side of the vehicle as they pull up to pick up location at Windham High School.

Additional information:

  • The District will provide pick-up services for breakfast and lunch for any students. All meals will be available for pick up at Windham High School from 11am-12pm on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, you may purchase 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. On Wednesday, you may purchase 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches.
  • If your child has a special meal prescription plan on file, please contact us before your pick-up at 603-845-1559 x5820 or nutrition.services@windhamsd.org.
  • If you cannot make the timeframe for pick-up services, please contact nutrition.services@windhamsd.org.
  • Pricing
    • Students who receive free meals= free service
    • Reduced priced meals= free breakfast, $.40 lunch
    • Paid status= Breakfast, K-8 $1.55, 9-12 $1.80 Lunch, K-6 $2.55, 7-8 $2.65, 9-12 $3.05

For additional questions please reach out directly to our nutrition services department


Phone: 603-845-1558 x5820

Email: nutrition.services@windhamsd.org

Breakfast/Lunch Order form 

April 6-10 Menu

Student/Staff Counseling Services


There is no doubt that our students are and will have some questions about this situation. The  most important thing that our students can know is that their health and safety is always our first priority whether they are at school or at home.  If any student should have additional questions during school hours, they are welcome to come down and discuss their questions and concerns with their school guidance counselor.  


Local, State, and National Resources:

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