The staff at Groveton High School is looking forward to working with your son and/or daughter and your entire family this upcoming school year. We have included information in this article to help you and your family with the beginning of school. The staff at Groveton is excited to begin the school year and we are hoping for a wonderful year working with all of the students and families.

The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. All students will report to the gymnasium at the 7:55 bell for an all-school assembly. The students will then proceed to class meetings to receive schedules and begin organizing for homecoming activities.

The following are the new staff members: Cris Blackstone, assistant principal; Colleen Clogston, guidance counselor; Rachel Welch, middle school English teacher; Eric Horn, high school science teacher; Amy Saucier, Special Education teacher; Joe Boucher, high school social studies teacher; Joe Cassady, student assistance person.

The fall athletic season begins Monday, Aug. 18 with practices for boys and girls high school soccer. All incoming seventh, ninth and eleventh graders will need to have a physical examination before beginning participation. Boys practice starts at 3:15 p.m. and the girls begin at 4:30; both teams practice at the big ball field. The boys are coached by Dan Mackin who can be reached at d_mackin@sau58.org or (603) 723-2707. Groveton High School graduate Joe Cassady is the high school girl's soccer coach.

The guidance office will be open beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19 for students who need to register for school or for those students who have questions about their class schedules.

New student/parent orientation will be held in the library on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Tours will be given of the school, roundtable discussions will take place to share our programs and answer questions, students will receive schedules and locker assignments, parents will receive login information for the grading program and the student handbook will be reviewed.

Parents and students are encouraged to access information about the school through our website (www.SAU58.org) and athletic schedules and school event schedules may be accessed through the www.highschoolsports.net website. Parents may gain access to their child's grades through our website as well. Login information to this site is available by contacting Karen Conroy at (603) 636-1619.

We would like to remind students and parents that the food service program is a contracted service and is operated on a debit system. Money must be paid in advance for students to access their accounts or they may pay cash. There will be no charging of any items. School lunch will cost $2.50 and breakfast will cost $1.50. Reduced lunch will cost $.40 and breakfast will be $.30.

Groveton High School uses Berry Transportation as our school bus service. For questions or concerns regarding the bus schedules and/or bus issues, contact Berry Transportation at (603) 636-6100.

Students and parents are reminded that parking around the high school is limited. You are encouraged to walk to school if possible or car pool in order to avoid parking shortages. The parking lot across from the school has been designated by the town as a "permit only" parking lot for GHS staff members.

We are excited for the school year to begin and are hoping for a very positive and productive year. The administration at Groveton welcomes open communication with parents and guardians. The school phone number is (603) 636-1619 and the email address for Principal Michael Kelley is: m_kelley@sau58.org. Parents are encouraged to email or stop by the school to meet with Kelley or assistant principal, Cris Blackstone.

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