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. 


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

Effective Wednesday, June 17th, all district buildings will be open Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-12pm.  Visitors that need to access the buildings must wear a mask or face covering to enter the building.  Scheduled appointments are preferable, please call the building’s main office directly to set-up a time to come in.

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

 

School, Local, and State Communication

 

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 Education (NHDOE) and 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.


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.

6/12- Weekly Update
6/5- Weekly Update

5/29- Weekly Update
5/22- Weekly Update
5/15- End of Year Details
5/8- Weekly Remote Learning Update

4/30- Timeline for Extended Remote Learning Details
 4/24-
Additional Details for Remote Learning
4/17- Initial Details for Extension in Remote Learning
4/8- Free/Reduced Lunch Options
4/3- Adjusted Building Hours
3/31- Schedule for Extended Remote Learning
3/27- Details for Extended Remote Learning
3/22- Nutrition Services Reminder
3/20- First Week of Remote Learning
3/18- Adjusted Building/SAU 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.


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 603-845-1558 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.

The state has set up a website to help NH families locate meal assistance programs during the summer.


Phone: 603-845-1558 x5820

Email: nutrition.services@windhamsd.org

Breakfast/Lunch Order form 

June 15-19
June 22-26
June 29-30


Student/Staff Counseling Services

There is no doubt that our students 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 reach out and discuss their questions and concerns with their school guidance counselor.  Please see below for available resources:

The guidance department has set-up a site in order for you to access for additional support materials: https://sites.google.com/windhamsd.org/wsd-school-counseling

The Upper Room is a family resource center that is now available online.  This program offers support groups for parents, caregivers, young adults, and teens.  To access their remote learning and support programs visit: https://www.urteachers.org/remote-learning-and-support

Additional resources on how to talk to your child: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Local, State, and National Resources:

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