2018-19 School Year Press Release

2018-19 School Year Press Release
Posted on 08/10/2018
Press Release
School Opening 2018-19
Hampton School District 
SAU 90

The Hampton School District will open its doors to a new school year on August 28th.  Approximately 1100 students will be expected to attend schools on the opening day. On Monday, August 27th, students will have an opportunity to visit their schools before the official opening on the 28th. Centre School will hold their annual open house at 12:00 noon, followed by Marston’s ice crème social at 2:00pm. Hampton Academy will host an orientation/open house for grade 6 at Marston School at 5:00 pm and grades 7 and 8 at 6:30 at Hampton Academy. Students and families are welcomed to come by and visit their classroom and meet their teachers and support staff. 

 The District has put the finishing touches on all projects in the buildings. A number of small projects across the district including updating sinks and counters in the primary classrooms and painting in classrooms have been completed. The Hampton Academy’s construction and renovation project is well underway. It is expected that the district will take occupancy of the new section in the fall. The district welcomes 5 new educators to the district.
 
Jacqueline Bombard, Hampton Academy Math Interventionists
Benjamin Francisco, Hampton Academy Case Manager
Maigan Galipeau, Centre School Grade Two
Jessica Goldfisher, Hampton Academy Case Manager
Tara Harris, Centre School PT School Nurse
Michelle Manz, Marston School Occupational Therapist
Hailey Patton, District School Counselor
Rya Quinlan, Hampton Academy Special Education Case Manager
Joseph Roberto, Centre School Grade Two

A three-day orientation will be held for all teachers new to the district on August 17th through the 21st. On August 22nd, all teachers will be reporting for three days of professional development training and workshops as well as preparations for welcoming their students to the classrooms. 

Building Administrators will be sending messages regarding pertinent information specific to each individual school via email and “School Messenger”. In addition, on August 10th bus routes will be posted at each building and on the district website. There are very few changes to the routes this year with the exception of accommodations for new housing and incoming Kindergarten students. Families should check on bus numbers, routes and schedules to avoid any confusion. However, any questions regarding transportation should be directed to First Student Bus Co. at 964-2322.

The school district looks forward to a productive school year. A number of new initiatives are underway to support teaching and learning. All students in grades three through eight will be issued a Google Chrome Book for use in their classes. The use of technology is an integral part of the daily studies in all three schools. There has been a substantial increase to the resources available to students in Social Studies as the district has finalized and updated the Social Studies Curricula. During the school year, staff will be reviewing the Art, Music and Library curricula. In addition to the work on the Arts Curricula, the district will be reviewing components to the Social and Emotional programs in the district. Students will continue to be offered a menu of after-school options in order to provide additional instructional support as well as enrichment. Information regarding these programs will be sent home with the children via the district’s School Massager’s system. The district has made a concerted effort to reduce paper and employ technology as a means to communicate with families. The district will also use “Virtual Backpack” located on the district’s web page to post all of the notices for students and families. 

Parents are reminded that students will need a physical before playing on any of the middle school athletic teams. One physical is good for the three years at Hampton Academy.

The cost of a hot lunch has increased slightly from $2.85 to $2.90 per meal, breakfast will remain stable at $1.50 and milk will also be priced the same as last year at $.40.  Any question regarding the food service program should be directed to Mary Borg, Director of Food Services at 926-8708.

I would encourage families to check out cable Channel 13 and the school district website www.hamptonsau90.org for additional information regarding the 2018-19 school opening.  Parents are urged to contact their individual school should they have questions regarding their child’s enrollment.

If resident families have not enrolled their child in the Hampton schools it is important to call the school and register the child as soon as possible. This will ensure that the school is prepared to provide all of the supports necessary as student’s transition into the district.
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