SAU #34 News
SAU #34 Community Newsletter
Upcoming Important Dates
- Sept 12 Washington School Board meeting 6:00pm, WES Art Room
- Sept 14 Hillsboro-Deering Open House
- H-DES 5:30-7:00pm
- H-DMS & H-DHS 6:00 - 7:30pm
- Sept 19 HDSD School Board meeting 6:00pm HDES Media Center
- Sept 22 SAU 34 School Board meeting 6:30pm Washington School Multi-purpose Room
- Sept 28 Early release for students. Student are dismissed two hours earlier than usual.
- Sept 29 Washington School Board meeting 4pm
- Oct 3 HDSD School Board meeting 6:00pm HDES Media Center
- Oct 10 No School - Columbus Day
- Oct 17 HDSD School Board meeting 6:00pm HDES Media Center
- Oct 20 Early release for students. Students are dismissed two hours earlier than usual.
- Oct 20 Parent -Teacher Conferences
Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School Open House
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022, 05:30 PM
Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School, Hillcat Drive, Hillsboro, NH, USA
Hillsboro-Deering Middle and High School Open House
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022, 06:00 PM
Hillcat Drive, Hillsboro, NH, USA
Back to School Registration Process
Our district has moved to an online registration process and it is so very important for parents and guardians to log in to https://hdsd.web2school.com/ and update all information. DO NOT click on the new student registration button. Simply log in with your username and password and follow the prompts. If you have any issues or do not remember your login information, please contact the school office below for assistance:
Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School, PreK-5, email@example.com , 603-464-1122
Hillsboro-Deering Middle School, 6-8, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-464-1120
Hillsboro-Deering High School, 9-12, email@example.com , 603-464-1184
Washington Elementary School, K-5, firstname.lastname@example.org , 603-495-3463
The document links below, which are also in Web2School under Announcements, will be helpful for you to review prior completing your information update:
The Business Office
Hillsboro-Deering School cafeterias
- Breakfast $1.50
- HDES Lunch $2.85
- WES Lunch $2.60
- HDMS Lunch $3.10
- HDHS Lunch $3.35
- Reduced Breakfast Price $0.00
- Reduced Lunch Price $0.40
- Milk $0.40
All families are asked to complete one Free and Reduced Lunch Application. The
district goal is to get a completed application from every family as each application is
important for school funding as the data is used to calculate grants and aid to the school community.
Currently, you can complete the Free and Reduce Lunch Application online through the
EZMealApp, or you can find a printable copy on the district website. Paper copies of the
application will also be handed to all students on the first day of school. Applications
need to be completed as soon as possible in order to determine student’s eligibility for
free or reduced breakfast and lunch for this school year and for eligibility to be in effect.
For more information about completing the application, lunches and pricing, income
eligibilities, and instructions please visit the “Food Services” page on the district
EZ Schoolpay is the school district’s online system for tracking student food purchases
and easily adding money to your student’s cafeteria account. While this application is
incredibly convenient, creating an EZ Schoolpay account is not the same as completing
a Free and Reduced Lunch Application. These are two separate processes.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact for assistance.
The kitchen staff are excited to have the cafeterias opened and to be back for a new
and exciting school year. We look forward to seeing all of the students next week.
Food Service Coordinator
email@example.com | 603-464-1160
Optional Chromebook Insurance Available for Students in Grades 6 - 12
· Optional Chromebook Insurance (per device) can be purchased HERE.
To assist families with the cost of repairs to student Chromebooks, we are happy to announce an optional yearly insurance program.
Payment can be sent to your student's school with a copy of this form and cash or check for $20.00 per student, not to exceed $40.00 per family.
If you prefer to pay online, you can do so at https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx. EZ SchoolPay is the district's online portal for collecting lunch and other school-related fees.
HDSD WILL cover the cost of repair or replacement for the following reasons if a protection premium has been purchased. (Under this agreement):
o Accidental physical damage up to 3 occurrences per year (ex., Walking down the hall and a student accidentally drops it, another student knocking a student’s Chromebook off the desk).
o Accidental power surge (ex., Chromebook is not plugged in correctly to the outlet and gets zapped, lightning or power jumps up and down).
o Theft with a completed police report submitted to the IT department
Repairs HDSD WILL NOT cover (the parent/guardian will pay for the repair and/or replacement of the device, whichever is less):
● Theft, burglary, or robbery of the Chromebook
● Accidental loss of the Chromebook
● Intentional loss or damage to the Chromebook or damage due to negligence
● Illegal use or fraud of the Chromebook
● Dishonest acts, including selling Chromebook
● Cosmetic damage to the physical appearance that does not hinder the normal operation
● Insect or animal damage
● Any other use the school district deems inappropriate. The principal, technology coordinator, and/or superintendent makes the final decision if there is a discrepancy on if the incident causing the needed repair was because of inappropriate actions.
The Superintendent's Office
Dear SAU 34 Students, Staff, and Families,
The 2022-2023 School Year is off to a fantastic start all across SAU 34.
We are looking forward to hosting the Hillsboro-Deering District Wide Open House this coming Wednesday, September 14th. This is an opportunity for families to tour the Hillsboro-Deering school buildings and meet staff. Each building principal will send families information about building specific activities. The Open House is being held in conjunction with The Hillsborough 250th Birthday Celebration September School Days Event. There will be guided tours of the schools and other activities open to members of the public. Please click on the link below for additional information.
Thank-you for all you have done to promote a positive and exciting start to the the school year.
Superintendent of Schools
Please Click on the Links to see Recent Pictures & Videos From All Across SAU 34
The Office of Student Supports
- The NH Department of Health and Human Services has an important update for families with children covered by NH Medicaid. During the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency (PHE), New Hampshire has provided continuous health care coverage for children and families that receive Medicaid. When the PHE ends, this extended coverage will end too, and families may need to complete a renewal to re-certify their children’s Medicaid eligibility. Learn more about planning for the end of the PHE here.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
Dear School Family,
Welcome back to a new school year! Back-to-school time comes with a whole checklist of things you need to take care of to get the year started off right. There’s one thing we can check off that list for you! This fall we will host a school-based flu clinic for all students, at no cost to your family. Our clinic is being offered in cooperation with the New Hampshire Immunization Program (Division of Public Health Services) and your local Public Health Network. The clinic will take place during the school day and trained medical staff will give the vaccine.
Why sign your child up for this year’s flu clinic?
Your child will be less likely to get the flu and miss school time.
You won’t have to miss work when your child is sick with the flu.
CONVENIENT! You won’t have to make a trip to your medical provider.
The best way to protect against the flu and its complications is to get a flu vaccine each year. Anyone can catch the flu, but rates of infection are often highest among children. Some children may suffer from complications of the flu if they have other health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recommend that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine.
A paper copy of the consent form is available. Completed consent forms are to be returned to the school nurse or main office.
Your child’s vaccination information is confidential and protected by state and federal law. Vaccination information is safely stored in New Hampshire’s Immunization Information System (NHIIS), which brings together information from different health care providers into a single permanent record. Your child’s immunization record is available to you at any time. Additional information is available at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/disease-prevention/immunizations/nh-immunization-information-system
You have the right to opt out of IIS by checking to opt out box on the consent form. However, if you opt out, you will need to share your child’s immunization records with their medical provider and the school health office to keep their vaccine information up to date.
The CDC Influenza Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), is available at the following link to help answer your questions: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf. You may also reach out to your child’s health care provider or school nurse.
SNAP Student Health Records Online
Hello Hillcat Parents and Guardians,
Hillsboro-Deering utilizes an electronic medical record called SNAP health portal. A student's health portal information must be updated every year. Yearly updates include contact information and over the counter (OTC) medication permissions.
How to log in to and update your students electronic medical record in SNAP:
Go to SNAP https://www.studentehr.com
You should have received an email from @studenthr.com with a link to set up your students health record. If you did not get an email or do not remember your password enter your email and select “forgot Password” and SNAP will send you a reset password link through your email.
Once you are logged into your students record you will be able to update information and communicate with your school nurse through a HIPPA compliant and secure messaging system. Please take the time to review your students' health record and update any information as needed. Be sure to select each category in the blue box on the left.
Under the medication tab, you will see a list of medications. These are the medications that are stocked in the HD health offices, but you must choose to opt-in for each medication you would like to have available for your student. No medication can be given without this consent!
You also can communicate and send messages directly to the school nurse. Simply select the green button and a message window will appear. Forms and letters can also be directly added to your students health record!
The school nurse team is happy to help you if you have any questions,
HeatherAnn LaBier RN, MSN HD High school 464-1290
Sharon Gamache RN, BSN HD Middle School 464-1275
Brooke McLain RN, MSN HD Elementary School 464-1311
Jean Scott LNA HD Elementary School 464-1291
Alexa Kerry RN BSN Washington Elementary 495-3463
The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start! Unfortunately, illnesses such as COVID-19, the flu and other viruses continue to be a reality in impacting our community, sports teams, and clubs. It is important to identify illnesses quickly and for families to seek early care to prevent further spread to the school community. The Hillsboro-Deering and Washington School Districts will continue to follow updated CDC and DHHS guidelines for schools. Hillsboro-Deering and Washington School Districts ask that staff and students not attend school if they are experiencing any upper respiratory symptoms, fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
Per CDC and NH DHHS Guidance Students or Staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days, after their 5 day isolation period they may return if experiencing improvement of symptoms, but must wear a well fitting face mask for an additional 5 days. If after 5 days you are feeling better and wish to remove your mask sooner than day 10, you must have two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart. If you continue to be symptomatic you must complete the full 10 days of isolation. Free home COVID-19 tests are available for families: https://www.covid.gov/tests
Students and Staff who experience illness such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea and test negative for COVID-19 are asked to stay home until they have improvement of symptoms and are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. School nurses are happy to help review symptoms and discuss the most efficient way to return to school after any illness.
Families can help the school nurses manage minor symptoms and support their student staying in school by completing the school health record and selecting any over the counter medications they deem appropriate for their child. Families also can provide documentation of allergies or medical conditions that may require support during the school day through the health portal. Please follow this link to access your students health portal: https://www.studentehr.com/