Join us for a follow up New School public forum at South Range Elementary School on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 7:00 PM. Families, staff, and community members are invited to join the Derry Cooperative School District School Board for a follow up public forum regarding the New School presentation from Nov 6, 2023. Answers to questions and responses to comments regarding the November 6 meeting will be provided as well as further information from Lavallee Brensinger about plans for the new construction. Date: Nov 20, 2023 Time: 7:00 PM Location: South Range Elementary School 1 Drury Ln, Derry NH This event will be broadcast once again on social media at: https://vimeo.com/event/3880228 For more information regarding Restructuring, Rezoning, Maintenance and the New School, check out our Forward Bound Pages at https://www.sau10.org/forward-bound #forwardbound
This is a reminder to join us for a dynamic New School Presentation at Derry Village Elementary on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM. This special event is a fantastic opportunity for parents, teachers, and community members to be part of an engaging presentation unveiling the future of education in our district. We will not only showcase exciting plans but also encourage questions and comments regarding the plan. Date: Monday, November 6, 2023 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Derry Village Elementary School-28 S. Main St. This event will also be broadcast live for viewing at: https://vimeo.com/event/3847941 Your input is vital as we collectively shape the path forward for our students. Questions will be recorded and answered on the website or at a subsequent meeting on November 20, 2023. Don't miss out! #ForwardBound For more information regarding Restructuring, Rezoning, Maintenance and the New School, check out our Forward Bound Pages at https://www.sau10.org/forward-bound
Exciting Announcement! Join us for a dynamic New School Presentation at Derry Village Elementary on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM. This special event is a fantastic opportunity for parents, teachers, and community members to be part of an engaging presentation unveiling the future of education in our district. We will not only showcase exciting plans but also encourage questions and comments regarding the plan. Date: Monday, November 6, 2023 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Derry Village Elementary School-28 S. Main St. Your input is vital as we collectively shape the path forward for our students. Questions will be recorded and answered on the website or at a subsequent meeting on November 20, 2023. Don't miss out! #ForwardBound
Hello members of the Derry Cooperative School District community. I am writing to give you another brief update on our school district restructuring process. Elementary Residency Zones Thank you to everyone who provided feedback regarding the proposed new elementary school residency zones. We have reviewed all of your comments and questions and will be presenting a recommendation to the school board on Tuesday, October 24 at the regular meeting. In addition, we have created a section of our website dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that emerged from our survey. New School Presentation and Feedback Session s As you may be aware, the school board has proposed to build a new school at the current site of Derry Village Elementary School. As a part of this process we have worked with Lavallee Brensinger Architects to design a potential facility. Members of the school board and administration, accompanied by the team from Lavallee Brensinger will be holding two information and feedback sessions about this process. These meetings will be: Monday, November 6 - 7:00 p.m. - Derry Village Elementary School: 28 South Main St. Monday, November 20 - 7:00 p.m. - South Range Elementary School: 1 Drury Lane At the first meeting we will share some initial designs, cost estimates, and site plans. Additionally we will be soliciting questions and comments from members of the community. At the second meeting we will bring updated plans, based on the feedback provided by community members, and answers to any questions. Both meetings will also be recorded and available on our website. We hope you can join us for one or both of these sessions. Updated Website As a means of trying to keep everyone informed, we are making some continued updates to our website. There is a new section of the website coming that will include information about the district restructuring process, the redistricting of elementary schools, the maintenance plan, and the new school proposal. Please stay tuned. Next Steps As you likely know, the restructuring process includes many important decisions. We have organized much of our work in a summary project plan that you can see here . We will keep this plan updated as we work through each stage of the process. We are currently working hard to place teachers and other staff members in their positions for the 24-25 school year, with hopes to have some initial information out to teachers in the coming weeks. Sincerely, Dr. Austin Garofalo Superintendent of Schools Derry Cooperative School District
Hello Derry Families and Staff Members, Here are some quick updates regarding our current restructuring process. We will be providing regular updates but you can also access all of the information concerning district restructuring at our website, here . If you want to subscribe to our district restructuring group, to receive notifications any time a new update is posted, click here . Overview In the spring of 2023, the Derry School Board decided to close Derry Village School, beginning in the fall of 2024, as a part of a restructuring process that includes creating 4 K-4 elementary schools (Barka, East Derry, Grinnell, South Range) a 5th-6th grade school at West Running Brook, and a 7th-8th grade school at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. Elementary School Residency Zones As a part of the closing of Derry Village School, the school district must reassign the DVS students and families to one of the remaining elementary schools. The district has contracted with Davis Demographics, a group of professionals who have worked in our community in the past, to support this process. Last week, Davis facilitated two workshops to solicit input regarding the new residency zones. The first session included administrators from all of the district’s schools as well as the central office. The second session included school board members, administrators, teachers, parents, and town officials. As a result of those two sessions, we have created three potential scenarios for new residency zones. To see the proposed zones, click here . Early next week (9/25-9/30) these maps will be accessible from our website but for now, use this link . You may be prompted to enter a username and a password. See below for this information. USERNAME: ddp_guest PASSWORD : ddpgis*1 Once you log in, you will be able to see each of the proposed new elementary school attendance zones. On the left hand side of the screen you will see each of the scenarios (Blue, Orange, Pink) and the number of students impacted from Derry Village Elementary School and the new school to which they would be assigned (in that specific scenario). On the right side of the screen you will see a colored map of our elementary school district zones. You can toggle between the three scenarios by using the tabs on the bottom of the screen. You can also zoom in to see the specific street names and addresses. We are asking that individuals, after reviewing the proposed scenario maps, share their feedback with us. This can be in the form of comments, suggestions, or questions. To share your input, please click here . Please share ALL feedback regarding the new elementary residency zones using this form, so that we ensure that all feedback has been collected and carefully reviewed. The linked form will allow anonymous feedback, however, we will attempt to address questions using our FAQ section of the DCSD restructuring website . Additionally, this will be a topic of discussion at the upcoming school board meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. We hope you have a great weekend. Sincerely, Austin Garofalo, Superintendent of Schools Joe Crawford, Assistant Superintendent of Schools [Tuesday, Oct 10 at 7:28 PM] Families, Just a reminder that the the form to submit questions and comments regarding the proposed district rezoning process will be closing this week. The link can be found on the restructuring page of the district website.