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Weekly Announcements

HHS Principal's Weekly September 1, 2023

Hello All,

The energy is back in our building. Thank you everyone for a wonderful week!

Open House is on October 5th this year from 5:30-7:30pm.

The In-School PSAT is October 11th. Please remember that all juniors are required to be at school. Some sophomores attend as well. The rest of the school does not come to school in order to make sure we can administer the test properly. The Hartford bus is still available for seniors on this day.

On Day #1 with students, we had a safety presentation. In our parent survey, it was mentioned that some of our parents would like to be more aware of our emergency procedures. Here is a quick rundown.

  • Each Summer we write and edit an Emergency Operations Plan(EOP) that we send to the State.

  • We plan a drill each month, but do not inform the community of this calendar.

  • We do two lockdown drills, one off site evacuation and fire drills.

  • Fire Drills are done in conjunction with the fire department. They are the drills students find very familiar.

  • Lockdown drills are done with the Hanover PD. We practice where to go in these drills and how to be quiet. Staff check to make sure rooms are secure.

  • Off-Site Evacuation is done when we can not go back in the building and we go to Thompson Arena. Students gather in Advisory there.

  • Secure Campus is when we do not let people in or out of our building, but we continue our normal day inside. We did this last year and it was not a drill.

  • Our gym is fire rated if there is a fire in the building, but it is not safe to go outside. Extreme weather etc. Our stairwells are too!

  • We have a safety committee that meets monthly and we have a good relationship with the local PD and fire department. They periodically train leadership and staff.

  • We also understand that relationships matter for safety and we put significant resources towards and into Advisory, Counseling Services and our teaching staff.

  • If you have questions please ask, but we don’t share specific details with the wider community for safety reasons.


The schedule next week looks a little different.



Wednesday (Even)


Friday (Even)


8:00 - 9:25


8:00 - 9:25


8:00 - 9:25


8:00 - 9:25


9:35 - 11:00


9:35 - 11:00


9:35- 11:00


9:35 - 11:00

Lunch (10)

11:10 - 11:50

Council/Lunch (10)

11:10 - 11:40

Activities Lunch (13)

11:10 - 11:50

Lunch (10)

11:10 - 11:50


12:00 - 1:25


11:50 - 1:15


12:00 - 1:25

Advisory (11)

12:00 - 12:35


12:45 - 2:10


1:35 - 3:00


1:35 - 3:00

Study Flex/Office Hours (8)

1:25- 2:05

Study Flex/Office Hours (9)

2:20- 3:00

Atmospheric Ballooning in Our Backyard!

This summer, Hanover High School has been busy preparing for this year’s annular solar eclipse on October 14. As the only East Coast high school in the nation participating in NASA’s Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP), students, staff, and community members have come together to prepare an atmospheric balloon to be launched up to 96,000 feet in La Pine, Oregon this fall. Read more about our first successful launch here!

HHS Celebrates Our Multinational Community

HHS is home to students and families of many nationalities. We are putting together a flag display for the atrium to celebrate our multinational community, and we welcome your participation. Please fill out the HHS Flag Display Participation Form to share your students’ nationalities, and we will display your flags!

Counseling Department Updates

Welcome home to HHS! We hope your family has had a positive first week back to school. Your HHS Counseling Department is here to support your students in any way we can. Students and families can schedule appointments with their counselors via counselor email links or using the QR codes posted in several locations in and around the Counseling Office. 

If you do not know who your school counselor is, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Beverly Balch, and she will help. Beverly can be reached at: or (603) 643-3431, ext. 2136.



Upcoming Counseling Department Dates & Events


  • Last day to add a semester 1 course: Wednesday, September 6

  • 9th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30-6:30

    • Please join us in the Hanover High auditorium to hear a panel of upperclass students discuss what it is like to be a 9th grader at HHS and answer audience questions. Optional tours of the building from 5:00-5:30. 

  • In-class Senior College Application Workshop, Wednesday, September 13

    • School counselors will review college application procedures with seniors. Topics covered include completing the FERPA waiver, creating Common App profiles, and adding colleges to applying” in SCOIR. Here is the overview of the College Application Process for the class of 2024

  • Last day to drop a semester 1 or yearlong course: Wednesday, September 27

  • School Day PSAT (no school for 9th, 10th, and 12 graders): Wednesday, October 11


Local Events & Opportunities


  • This NH EMT Training Incentive Program offers a reimbursement grant that will pay eligible students to become an EMT. Students who complete the program and become certified are eligible for 8 college credits and 20% off tuition at UNH CPS or 10% off at SNHU. 

  • Join Cindy Pierce at NESA for a FREE evening of discussion on social courage. Open to high school students and health educators. Thursday, September 21 @ 6:45 PM Pizza will be served! Register here.

Health Office Notes:

With all staff and students back in the building we once again heighten our awareness of upcoming infectious diseases. The CDC declared the COVID 19 pandemic “Over” last spring. However they did not change the COVID policy recommendations when a person contracts the illness or is in close contact with someone who contracts it. 

So we in our district will again be following the current CDC COVID recommendations below:

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had no symptoms

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)

  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested

  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself from others in your home. 

You are likely most infectious during the first 5 days. Return to work or school on day 6 only IF your symptoms are lessening. Wear a mask through day 10.

  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.

  • Stay home and separate from others as much as possible.

  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.

  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.

  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.

  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

  • Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19.

We are going to look into the ability to obtain COVID tests from the state. We will notify all families if we are able to pass them out. We realize that this can be a very real health equity problem and are working on this.

Please let the health office know if you have questions or concerns.

HHS Nurses

Kim Robertson, Lynn McRae, Candace Nattie