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School Administrative Unit (SAU) 21 COVID-19 Information

SAU 21 continues to actively monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE), and other SAUs in our region and throughout the state.  As always, our priorities include the safety of our students, clear communication with parents, guardians and community members, and maintaining a sense of normalcy for our staff and students.

Please find the most recent SAU 21 communication and information regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by clicking the documents below:




For Parents: Care, Comfort, & Supports. Click Here. 




The CDC recommends the following general precautions we can all take to remain as healthy as possible, including:

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

  • When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. You can also cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, dishes, towels, or other items. Wash these items thoroughly with soap and water after use.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick whenever possible
  • Practice other good health habits – clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially if someone is ill; get plenty of sleep; be physically active; manage your stress; drink plenty of fluids; and eat nutritious food.
  • Keep children home from school when they are ill. If your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home from school: temperature greater than 100, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, any rash not yet diagnosed by a physician, red or pink itchy eye and/or drainage from eye, and any contagious illness such as chicken pox, strep throat or flu. For additional guidance on when to keep your student home, please contact your school nurse.


Additional Resources:

If you have questions about any of this information, please contact the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Public Health Services at 603.271.4496. Additional materials can be found at the following websites:

CDC website

DHHS website


Previous Communications

Superintendent's Letter to Families, January 15, 2021

Superintendent's Letter to Families, January 8, 2021

Superintendent's Letter, November 15, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, November 2, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, October 1st, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, September 17th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, August 30th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, June 19th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter, June 10th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter May 18th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter April 16th, 2020 

Superintendent's Letter March 31st, 2020

Superintendent's Letter March 29th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter March 26th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter March 13th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter March 8th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter March 1st, 2020

Superintendent's Letter February 29th, 2020

Superintendent's Letter February 28th, 2020


Miscellaneous Archives

Archived: July 22, 2020 SAU Reopening Plan Draft

Archived: August 5, 2020 SAU21 Proposed Reopening Plan

Archived: August 27, 2020 Joint Board Presentation