PARENT RIGHTS AND POLICIES
Dear Epping Parent:
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. The Annual Parent Notice of Rights and Policies includes summarized information governing the learning environment in accordance with state and federal law requiring parental notification. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 enacted new regulations significantly impacting schools and school meals program. This school year nutrition guidelines will be fully implemented applying to all foods available to students on school grounds during the school day including, but not limited to the school lunch and breakfast program, foods and beverages sold in vending machines/school stores and as part of classroom lessons/activities, parties, celebrations, or fundraising efforts.
Due to continuing state and national concern regarding sport-related concussions, the school district will require a baseline concussion test for any athlete participating in sports, and a follow up test for any athlete suspected of having a concussion following a contact or collision. Questions may be directed to the District Athletic Director. In compliance with new state law the District has developed a new policy governing objections to specific course material. Questions may be directed to the Superintendent of Schools. Epping High School will be implementing a new grading and competency-based reporting system in compliance with the NH Public School Standards. Questions may be directed to the EHS Principal. This school year the District will also be introducing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to students. Questions may be directed to the Superintendent of Schools.
District curriculum frameworks in all content areas are completed or on schedule for completion this school year. These frameworks place the District in good standing to align with the new Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and NH Curriculum Frameworks in other content areas. These frameworks and other important educational changes can be referenced on the District website www.sau14.org. For a quick update on what’s new, check out the “What’s New?” webpage where each news item provides a summary and access to additional information.
We encourage your participation and look forward to working with you and your child.
Epping Students Not Attending Epping Schools - The District also welcomes students residing in Epping and attending home schools, charter schools, private schools, and out-of-district special education schools. Students may be eligible to participate in core classes, other classes, co-curricular activities, social activities, and/or extra-curricular activities. Please reference Policy IHBGA Home, Charter, Private, & Out-of-District Special Education Student Participation in Epping Schools for details.
We look forward to working with you and your child!