Dear Hampton Academy Parents and Students,
We hope you had a relaxing break and enjoyable Thanksgiving. We would like to begin by thanking you for attending our parent conferences. If you have not had an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers, we ask that you contact the school so you can review progress to date. We encourage you maintain an open line of communication throughout the school year. If you need to contact staff after hours, you are welcome to email or leave a message on our voice mail system. These venues are available 24 hours a day.
The first trimester ends this Friday, December 2. Report cards will be available on Monday, December 12.
Please remember to keep your family’s child care plans and emergency contact information updated in the event of an unanticipated early dismissal during the unpredictable winter weather months. Also, please review the Hampton School District Handbook and website for information regarding school closings and early dismissal procedures. We ask all drivers to use extra care and caution on Academy Avenue, particularly near the crosswalks, as snow, ice and speed are elements that increase potential dangers. For the safety of our students and staff, the bus loop is for school bus traffic only. Our school nurse, Mrs. Brand, would like to remind families that with the cold and flu season upon us, it is important to keep your child home if he or she is ill. If they have a fever, children should not return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of medication). A fever is considered high when body temperature is greater than 100 degrees. Please remind your child to wash hands frequently, get a good night sleep, eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Brand at 926-2000.
As you are probably aware, we are offering an afternoon academic/homework assistance program. The program meets on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for all grade levels. There is a late bus available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with your child’s teachers, guidance counselor, or school administration.
Our Student Council is hosting a Snowball Social Friday, December 2, at 7 PM. Tickets will be on sale beginning Tuesday, November 29th, during lunches. No tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the social will support Hampton Academy’s holiday giving tree. On December 3, Hampton Academy students will participate in the Hampton Christmas Parade. We hope you will join us for our annual holiday band and choral concerts on Tuesday, December 13, at the Winnacunnet High School auditorium. The band will perform at 6:00 PM and the chorus begins at 7:15 PM. It will surely be a festive event for the entire family!
Design plans for the new Hampton Academy are taking shape. The Hampton Academy building project has a web page on the SAU 90 site, http://www.sau90.org/node/hampton-academy-building-project. This page has several quick links to forum recap, committee minutes, videos of existing conditions, site plans and proposed cost for the renovation. Additionally, a Facebook page, “Friends of Hampton Academy”, has been created to share information regarding the project. Our hope is to submit a warrant article for voter’s consideration in March 2017. If you would like more information, a tour of the facility, or would like to help, please call Hampton Academy at 926-2000.
On behalf of the Hampton Academy staff, Ms. DeVylder and I would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, holiday season. Dismissal for the winter break is Friday, December 23, at 11:30 AM. Students return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
David O’Connor, Principal
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