COVID-19 Community Update #2 – March 15, 2020

Pittsfield Families,

The thread of COVID-19 is certainly impacting our lives in very significant ways; I hope that you and your family remain healthy throughout this current pandemic.

As you may know, Governor Sununu has directed New Hampshire’s schools to take up to one week to develop plans for remote learning; he has further directed that such plans be in effect from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3, with the possibility of extending this period of remote learning.

Pittsfield school personal have begun planning and will continue to do so in the days ahead; we will have more detailed information within the next few days regarding these plans, including:

  • Each teachers’ plans for continuing student learning;
  • The provision of special education and related services to students with individualized education plans;
  • Technology supports, including for families who do not currently have access to devices or internet;
  • Meal service for students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.

At this time, we are planning for our school and SAU offices to remain open; however, students will not be attending school for a period of at least three weeks – Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3; of course, there is a possibility that this time will be extended.

We will continue our communications plan to provide updates at least every Monday and Thursday, and at other times when indicated, throughout this challenging period.

Your understanding, patience, and support are greatly appreciated.


John Freeman, Superintendent of Schools

Derek Hamilton, Dean of Operations