Reopening Information

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Dear WMRSD Staff and Families, 

I hope this note finds you well!!

This memo is to update you on our strategy for planning the opening of schools in September.

As you may know, the New Hampshire Department of Education is preparing guidance for all school leaders through the State Reopening Taskforce. The guidance is anticipated to arrive on or before June 30, 2020. 

Once we receive this guidance, our local WMRSD reopening team will use it as a framework in which we build our local plan. I am currently working on recruiting a variety of stakeholders to join our reopening taskforce. This will include a broad representation of school staff, administrators, community leaders, WW Berry, medical representatives, local emergency management personnel, and parents.

All of our school offices will be open on July 1, 2020.  There are protocols posted in all WMRSD buildings with instructions for staff and contractors to safely enter the school buildings.

Most of our administrators are on a well-deserved vacation this week and/or next, however, we will be ready to begin this work in early July.  Our work will be in collaboration with the North Country SAU’s, as we aspire to have similar protocols, region-wide.

If you are interested in joining our task force, and I haven’t already reached out to you, please send me an email with your interest.


Marion Anastasia,

WMRSD Superintendent

6/19/2020: School offices open on July 1st. The following policy will be enforced



To enter an SAU 36 Building, A Person Must:

  • Be an employee of SAU 36 OR an individual who needs to be in the building for conducting official business for SAU 36 OR a contractor who has been contacted by an SAU 36 employee to perform maintenance or essential services with the facility
  • Certify that they have not traveled domestically or internationally on airlines or cruise ships in the past 14 days
  • Not be exhibiting any symptoms of COVID‐19, including chills/fever, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Be medically cleared to leave isolation after testing positive for COVID‐19 and are asymptomatic
  • Have not been in contact with someone that has either tested positive for COVID‐19 in the past 14 days or is symptomatic and awaiting test results

Upon Entering The Building:

  • Take your temperature before proceeding beyond the entryway
  • Follow the procedure outlined at the testing station including certifying that you meet all of the items listed above

While Being in the Building, A Person Must:

  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more. If work conditions do not allow for this to be maintained, you must wear a face covering or mask
  • It is recommended that you wear a face-covering or mask at all times while in the building. You must wear a face mask in all common areas of the building (all areas outside of your immediate workspace)
  • If you have been around someone in the past 14 days that exhibited the symptoms of chills/fever, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of the sense of smell or taste, you must wear a mask at all times while in the building
  • Practice regular hand washing techniques
  • Do not share mice or writing utensils
  • Disinfect photocopiers and other shared items

PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING SAU 36 BUILDINGS Please help everybody stay safe and healthy as we navigate opening our buildings to the public! Returning from domestic or international air/ship travel in the past 14 days 1 Do Not Enter If: Front Office Staff will take your temperature Sign in and follow directions on sign-in sheet for entering requirements Report to Testing 2 Station Upon Entry Follow and Practice Social Distancing Recommendation of 6 feet Recommended wearing of face mask when in SAU 36 Building 3 Social Distance Wipe down photocopiers, phones, and other common area items Sanitize desks, chairs, and other items used in common areas after use 4 Sanitize Wet your hands with water Lather your hands with soap Scrub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds Rinse your hands, dry with paper towel/air dryer Attempt to keep barrier between hands and door handle Wash Your Hands 5 Frequently Think about moving meetings virtually Keep in-person conversations to business related activities and maintain social distancing practices Schedule Meetings 6 Virtually For more information regarding SAU 36's plan for COVID-19, please visit Exhibiting Signs of COVID-19 (Chills/Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Tiredness, Muscle Pain, Headache, Sore throat, loss of smell) White Mountains Regional School District