Monday, October 1, 2018

Manchester City Library eliminates overdue fines for young learners

Manchester City Library staff and trustees and Mayor Joyce Craig announced all Manchester public libraries will eliminate overdue fines on children’s and young adult collections, starting October 1.

“With this move, we can truly say any child in our community can afford to check out a book at our libraries,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “The libraries in Manchester are much more than a collection of books — they’re pivotal centers of our community. No child should be unable to engage in learning because of their family’s income level.”

The decision to eliminate overdue fines is part of a growing national trend in library policies to promote reading. Manchester library staff also noticed there was an issue once they held discussions with families who said they hadn’t been to a library in years due to their inability to pay late fees.

“We’ve recently begun working more closely with the Manchester School District, and we realized we needed books to be as accessible as they can be to our children and students,” said Denise van Zanten, Library Director. “Eliminating fines on materials for our young learners will continue to promote early literacy and drive our efforts forward.”

“By eliminating fines on children’s and young adult materials, we are taking down a barrier and opening a door to a critical resource for children and teens so that they can continue to learn and grow,” added Karyn Isleb, Head of Youth Services and Alex Graves, Teen Librarian, Manchester City Library.

This change does not impact any current accounts, but the library will review those on a case by case basis as requested by the borrower/parent/guardian. Library users will still be asked to pay for lost or damaged children and young adult items.

For more information about the Manchester City Library, programs and activities please call (603) 624-6550 or visit www.manchesterlibrary.org.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Governor Recognizes New Hampshire Jobs For America's Graduates for Outstanding Student Outcomes

When New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu today recognized New Hampshire Jobs for America’s Graduates (NH-JAG) for its growth and outstanding student outcomes, he was not just talking numbers.  He was talking people.
While NH-JAG surpassing five of five performance outcomes, including achieving a 100% graduation rate for the Class of 2017, is extremely impressive, it is the youth behind those numbers that represent the true success, according to the Governor.  

NH Governor Chris Sununu, JAG President and CEO Ken 
Smith and NH-JAG in school staff member Amy Darrigo 
at the "5of5" awards celebration. 
Juliette Gonzalez participated in the JAG program at Manchester West High School and went on to obtain her LNA before attending Southern New Hampshire University to study healthcare administration. She is currently employed at Catholic Medical Center and plans to return to school in the future to obtain her Master of Public Health degree.

“This program is making a real difference in the lives of so many New Hampshire youth, not only in school, but in work and life,” said Governor Sununu, in presenting NH-JAG with the “5 of 5” Award for its growth and outstanding student outcomes alongside Jobs for America’s Graduates President & CEO Ken Smith.  The award is the highest National Performance Award from Jobs for America’s Graduates.  NH-JAG has earned the “5 of 5” Award for 12 consecutive years and has successfully served over 17,000 young people.  NH-JAG surpassed established goals in each of five categories, with the Class of 2017 having a 100% graduation rate, a 92% positive outcomes rate, an 81% employment rate, an 87% full-time jobs rate and a 97% full-time placement rate.

During the 2017-18 program year alone, NH-JAG served 190 youth in five high schools – Berlin High School, Manchester Memorial High School, Raymond High School, Winnacunnet High School and Woodsville High School - and 60 out of school participants at two locations in Claremont and Concord.  The goal is to serve even more students moving forward, with the support of public-private partnerships.
NH-JAG Executive Director Janet Arnett was pleased to announce the addition of four new schools to the program this year – Laconia High School, Littleton High School, Manchester School of Technology and Newport High School.  “With new funding from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the AT&T Foundation, we are able to expand to 11 programs this year and create new initiatives in project based learning,” said Arnett.  The significant grant provided by AT & T to help grow the program is in keeping with its Aspire Program, which brings together AT&T employees, nonprofits and community members to help equip students with the skills they need to lead the digital, global economy.


NH Governor Chris Sununu, JAG President and CEO Ken Smith, 
NH-JAG Executive Director Janet Arnett, Manchester School District
Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and Manchester School District students
and staff celebrate the award.
Manchester Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bolgen Vargas is thrilled that NH-JAG will be in another Manchester location. "We are proud that the Manchester School of Technology is New Hampshire-JAG's newest program site. The mission of NH-JAG aligns with our school district's goals to prepare students to become career and college ready. At MST, students have direct access to their futures through Career Technical Education opportunities. NH-JAG is a valuable liaison for students as they venture into the world,” he said.

Governor Sununu, a member of the Jobs for America’s Graduates Board of Directors, would like to see NH-JAG serving even more students, and hopes public-private partnerships will be the mechanism to make this happen.  “By working together, we can best leverage dollars to provide students with knowledge and hands on experience in the workforce to help young men and women in New Hampshire stay in school, graduate and go on to succeed in life and become valued citizens,” he said.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Middle School at Parkside gets gift from construction industry: Career Exploration program is poised to serve as state-wide model


Local politicians, school district officials, and educators joined Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont (ABC) and its Young Professionals Group as they delivered a $2,000 donation, in addition to commitments from local companies, to help support the Middle School at Parkside’s new careers in construction exploration program.

“We are delighted to deliver this money and industry support to the school,” said Joshua Reap, President of ABC. “And the investment is more than just this check. Our contractors will invest materials to give the students projects and dozens of hours from their skilled workforce to teach the kids what a career in construction looks like.”

“For ABC, this is an investment in our community to create a better tomorrow,” added Reap.

According to ABC research, over 500,000 construction jobs need to be filled across the country. This need led Manchester Board of School Committee member and local construction executive Jimmy Lehoux to push for the creation of a construction careers program.
Jeff Comeau, President Young Professionals Group; Superintendent Bolgen Vargas; State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro; Mayor Joyce Craig; School Board Member Jimmy Lehoux; Teacher Larry Simpson; Joshua Reap, President ABC; Jennifer Landon, Director of Workforce Development, ABC. 
“We are having a tough time finding people that want to work in the skilled trades,” said Jimmy Lehoux. “That being told, as an industry we need to do a better job educating our students at a younger age and also reaching their parents to let them know that a child in construction will be highly skilled working with high-tech tools. If the student choses a career in the trades they will be involved in a well-payed, well respected profession that they can make a great career at.”

Noting that college was often prioritized over traditional vocational careers, Lehoux made connecting students with construction career opportunities a key part of his campaign for school board.

“College is a great option, but it’s not the only one. In construction your employer pays for your education, meaning you can ‘earn while you learn’ without loads of college debt. From my first day on the school board, I have been promoting a 5-point plan to expose our kids to other career opportunities, and with a unanimous vote by the Manchester School Board they agreed.”

“I am pleased that Principal Ransdell and teacher Larry Simpson along with our industry partners saw the value and stepped up to make this program a reality,” added Lehoux.

Where most schools have done away with their shop classes, the Middle School at Parkside has developed a semester-long project-based pilot program to introduce 7th grade students to the skills and career opportunities within the construction trades.

“We turned the wood working class into a focused program where every week the students explore a different career in construction,” said Simpson. “Our local employers saw a need and we responded by creating a partnership. We are thankful for our industry partners because students get to learn from trades people about their profession. I will tell you, the kids were enchanted to learn the guy in a suit, who drives a nice new truck, has a house and the whole package was a plumber. It’s that kind of industry involvement that gets kids to think differently and makes education fun.”

Over the course of the year, every Parkside student will participate in the program. If successful, the program will serve as a template for other schools and sectors of industry.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Manchester to celebrate Welcoming Week

Communities across the country -- including Manchester -- are organizing events that bring together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents to promote cross-cultural awareness and unity. 
All events below are free and open to the public. Many of our English learners are participating in various ways, including poetry readings and art displays at Jupiter Hall next Tuesday.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

A message to the Central High School community

Good evening to our students, families and staff at Central High School:

The entire Central High community is to be commended for its extraordinary cooperation and collaboration during the unfortunate incident on Friday, September 7, 2018.

It is important to acknowledge that our students’ character and resilience was tested during a prolonged difficult situation, and they more than exceeded expectations. For that, I thank them, their parents and the teachers who facilitated a safe and calm response to a challenging situation. 

I appreciate the exemplary dedication of our teachers, staff and the administrative team, lead by Principal Vaccarezza, in addition to the Manchester Police Department, lead by Police Chief Capano, the Manchester Transit Authority (MTA), Easter Seals Special Transit Services (STS), Manchester School District Food Services, and the administrators from across our district who contributed to the efforts needed during the secure campus at Central High School.  

Rest assured that our collective efforts to ensure the safety of our children and faculty take precedence above all else, and we will always do everything in our power to keep our students and staff safe. Our ongoing collaboration with the Manchester Police Department and the entire community is instrumental in achieving this objective.  

I wish you a great start to the school week, and I thank you again for your extraordinary effort and commitment for the well being of the Central High School community.

Sincerely,
Dr. Bolgen Vargas
Superintendent of Schools

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New principal named for Hallsville Elementary School

Superintendent of Schools Bolgen Vargas has named Christopher MacDonald the next principal of Hallsville Elementary School. Manchester’s Board of School Committee approved MacDonald’s nomination at this week’s meeting.

MacDonald moves into his new position from Northwest Elementary School in Manchester, where he was assistant principal since 2008.  His career in education also includes eight years teaching third and fourth grades in Hooksett.

“While they differ in size, Northwest and Hallsville have many similarities as neighborhood schools committed to the success of all students,” said MacDonald. “I am excited to get to know Hallsville staff, students and families and lead them in their continued efforts toward high achievement.”

“Mr. MacDonald will be a terrific asset to the Hallsville community,” Dr. Vargas said. “His leadership experience and commitment to excellence will help students reach their highest potential.”

MacDonald succeeds Bonnie Skogsholm, who retired at the end of this past school year after four years at Hallsville. He will host an ice cream social to give staff and families the opportunity to meet him before the school year begins. It will be held at Hallsville on Wednesday, August 29, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Manchester Proud seeking strategy proposals


Manchester Proud (MP), a New Hampshire Voluntary Corporation, is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the Manchester School District (MSD) and its individual schools, and to provide recommendations based upon this assessment for strategies MSD should implement to improve student outcomes and opportunities.
MP will hold a webinar on August 20 at 10:00 a.m. EST to go over the Request for Proposals (RFP) and answer questions. Interested firms can register for the webinar at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CHvAHZtfTjGFm3KeMEB4hQ.
Any and all questions regarding the RFP should be directed via email to
outreach@manchesterproud.org.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

School accident insurance plans for students available

The Student Accident Insurance Plan brochure for 2018- 2019 can be found online.
Student insurance is essential for students who don't have their own coverage. For students who do have other insurance, student insurance can help fill gaps in coverage.

This brochure contains the enrollment form and instructions for completion and submission. 

A claim form in the event of injury also is available.

Please direct all inquiries in regard to insurance coverage directly to the insurance provider:
Lefebvre Insurance, LLC
850 Franklin Street
Wrentham, MA  02093
1-800-451-9668

Monday, July 30, 2018

New principal named for Parker-Varney Elementary School

Bryan Belanger is the new principal of Parker-Varney Elementary School, effective next month. The Board of School Committee approved Superintendent Bolgen Vargas’s recommendation of Belanger for the position.

Belanger comes to Manchester from Raymond, New Hampshire, where he was principal of Lamprey River Elementary School since 2015. Previous experience included other school- and district-level administrative roles. He was interim principal of Seabrook Elementary School, assistant principal of curriculum and integration at Seabrook Middle School for six years, and technology director for Hampton School District and School Administrative Unit 21, serving Hampton Falls, North Hampton, South Hampton, and Seabrook.

“I am excited and eager to work with Parker-Varney’s learners, teachers, parents, and community,” said Belanger. “Together we will continue our school’s legacy of quality educational experiences, innovation and personalized learning.”

“Mr. Belanger’s experience and enthusiasm make him the right choice to lead the children and staff of Parker-Varney,” said Dr. Vargas. “I am confident he will succeed in moving current initiatives forward as well as creating new ways to meet the educational needs of our students.”

Belanger succeeds Amy Allen, who became assistant superintendent last October. Parker-Varney’s assistant principal Mike Beaulac served as acting principal in the interim and will return to the role of assistant principal.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Registration open for Luke Capistran Memorial 5k

The Luke Capistran Memorial 5K Run, 3K Walk & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Derryfield Park, Bridge Street, Manchester NH 03104

First 150 participants to register will receive a free t-shirt
Awards for the 5K top 3 overall winners and age group winners
All participants will be entered to win some of our great raffle prizes!

Course Description:  Scenic cross-country run through Derryfield Park on grass and gravel trails, featuring rolling terrain.

All proceeds go to the Luke Capistran Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for students to attend summer camp.
Adult Entry Fee: $25.00
Manchester Educator Entry Fee:  $20.00
Student Entry Fee:  $10.00
Kids Fun Run: Starts at 9:00 at Hillside Middle School, Donations welcome



Pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 28th, HIllside Middle School Lobby, 5:00-8:00 PM.
Post entries will start at 8:00 AM the day of the race at Hillside Middle School.

For more information email the Race Directors:
Mary Hartigan-Demers at mhartigandemers@mansd.org or Nancy Michaud at nmichaud@mansd.org

Make check payable to: Hillside Middle School.  Mail Entry form to Hillside Middle School, Attn: Hillside Builders Club, 112 Reservoir Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fall sports registration open

Students who are trying out for fall sports can sign up with FamilyID starting Monday, July 16. All Manchester middle and high schools use FamilyID to collect student registrations in one place, such as emergency contacts, medical forms, and other important information related to student athletes. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

CLiF to support summer reading in Manchester

Manchester schools are the grateful recipients of a grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation, which will provide free books to our students.

The community is invited to join CLiF for a FUN and INTERACTIVE storytelling for both children and parents.

Every child in attendance will get to choose TWO NEW BOOKS to take home and keep!

There will be HUNDREDS of books to choose from
with MANY POPULAR TITLES.

Eight sessions are scheduled, starting next week:

Thursday, July 12: 9:00 at Gossler Park, 145 Parkside Avenue
Thursday, July 12: 11:00  Parker-Varney, 223 James A. Pollock Drive 
Monday, July 16: 9:00 Beech Street, 333 Beech Street 
Monday, July 16: 11:00 Northwest, 300 Youville Street
Monday, July 23: 9:00 Jewett Street, 130 South Jewett
Monday, July 23: 11:00 at Weston, 1066 Hanover Street
Tuesday, July 31: 9:00 at McDonough, 550 Lowell Street
Tuesday, July 31: 11:00 at Bakersville, 20 Elm Street

Bookmobile ready to roll


We're excited for July 9, when the new Manchester bookmobile start its drive through the city, making stops at various public locations.

To kick it off, we held an official ribbon cutting with Mayor Joyce Craig; Assistant superintendents Amy Allen and Jennifer Gillis; Manchester City Library head of children’s services Karyn Isleb; director of English learner instruction Wendy Perron; and Booked for Summer coordinator Kelly Jobel.

We hope to see you this summer! Check out our full five-week schedule:




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Manchester to celebrate National Summer Learning Day


The Manchester School District, in collaboration with organizations, businesses, and supporters of education across the city, will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities on July 12, the day designated as National Summer Learning Day.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer. On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer.

“Summer Learning Day is a reminder that summers count for success in the school year ahead, and our community should work together to ensure students get the opportunities and services necessary to continue growing and thriving over summer vacation,” said Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent of Schools. “We are dedicated to supporting student achievement throughout the summer, and our celebration today marks our commitment to that goal.”

Manchester’s Summer Learning Day efforts are closely linked to the school district’s “Booked for Summer” literacy initiative, now in its second year. The summer-long calendar of events to engage children of all ages in learning outside the classroom includes story hours, interactive activities, and other programs. The Manchester City Library, Manchester Parks and Recreation, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, Granite YMCA, New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Amoskeag Fishways, Massabesic Audubon, the Currier Museum of Art, The Bookery, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are among the many community partners promoting and participating in the Booked for Summer program.

In special recognition of National Summer Learning Day, Booked for Summer supporters have committed to hosting additional events on July 12, such as a read aloud sponsored by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Popular mascot Fungo is scheduled to read to children at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.    

The new Manchester Bookmobile, which visits six city locations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will add special stops on July 12, a Thursday, for National Summer Learning Day.

Research shows that summers put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students, in particular, lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap seen in many communities as large and diverse as Manchester. A survey conducted by NSLA indicated that two-thirds of teachers said they spend at least a month re-teaching students old material when they return from summer vacation.

The Manchester School District also recognizes that proper nutrition is just as important as academic opportunities are to children’s growth and well-being. The district’s school food services department provides meals to summer school programs, school-based day camps run by the YMCA and 21st Century Learning Centers, and the city’s three Fun in the Sun locations.  Southern New Hampshire Services also provides free breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Manchester youth 18 and under at various public locations.

Many of these learning opportunities require resources. Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant on Elm Street and Texas Roadhouse on South Willow Street are hosting fundraisers on National Summer Learning Day: A portion of each dining bill will be donated to the Booked for Summer program.

Dr. Vargas will join community leaders from around the city to kick-off Manchester’s Summer Learning Day events that morning at Gossler Park Elementary School. The full schedule of public activities is available online at bookedforsummer.mansd.org. All children and families are welcome to attend all of them throughout the day.

WHO: Manchester School District and community partners
WHAT: National Summer Learning Day 2018
WHEN: Thursday, July 12
                 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Gossler Park Elementary School


Heat advisory from the Manchester Health Department


The National Weather Service is forecasting an extended period of continued hot temperatures and high humidity through Friday July 6. Heat Advisories are likely during this period. These conditions may pose a health danger to the public, especially young children and elderly adults. Please pay special attention to the following information.

People tend to suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating, but in some cases sweating is not enough. When that happens, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures can damage the brain and other vital organs.

Several factors affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly. Other conditions that adversely affect temperature regulation include old age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Understanding the inherent danger of extreme heat, health and emergency management officials are making the following recommendations:

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS
Increase how much you drink regardless of your activity level. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink 2-4 glasses (i.e. 16-32 ounces) of cool fluid each hour. Plain water is the best fluid to drink since it is the easiest for your body to absorb. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Remind others to drink enough water.

Avoid drinking very cold beverages (they can cause stomach cramps) and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages (they make you lose more fluid). During hot weather, you will need to drink more liquid than your thirst indicates. This is especially true for persons over the age of 65.

(NOTE: If your doctor has prescribed a fluid-restricted diet or diuretics, you need to ask your doctor how much you should drink.)


REPLACE SALT & MINERALS
Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for you and need to be replaced. The easiest and safest way is to eat a balanced meal and drink fruit juice or a sports beverage. Do not take salt tablets unless directed by your doctor. If you are on a low-salt diet, ask your doctor what to eat or drink, especially before drinking a sports beverage.

WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING & SUNSCREEN
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. In the hot sun, a wide-brimmed hat will provide shade and keep the head cool. Use sunscreens that have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply according to package instructions. Sunscreen protects you from sunburn, which can affect your body’s ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids.

STAY COOL INDOORS
The best way to beat the heat is to stay in air-conditioned areas. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider visiting a shopping mall or public library for a few hours. For other recreational ideas and resources, please visit:

While an electric fan may be useful to increase comfort and to draw cool air into your home at night, it should not be your primary cooling device during a heat wave. When the temperature is in the high 90’s or above, a fan will NOT prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath is also an effective way to cool off.

SCHEDULE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CAREFULLY
If you must be out in the heat, plan your activities so that you are outdoors before 10:00 a.m. or in the evening after 6:00 p.m. While outdoors, rest frequently in a shady area. Resting periodically will give your body’s thermostat a chance to recover. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity; get into a cool area and rest. Also, you should rest if you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint.

USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. If you are 65 years or older, have a friend or relative call to check on you twice a day during a period of extended heat. If you know any people in this age group, check on them at least twice a day. Those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include: (1) infants up to 4-years of age; (2) people age 65 or older; (3) people who are overweight; (4) people who overexert during work or exercise; and (5) people who are ill or on certain medications.

USE COMMON SENSE AND STAY INFORMED
Avoid hot foods and heavy meals – they add heat to your body. Do not leave infants or pets in a parked car. Dress infants in cool, loose clothing and make sure they drink enough liquids. Give your pet(s) plenty of fresh water and leave the water in a shady area. NEVER leave a child or pet in a vehicle, not even for a minute!

Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside. Check local media outlets for heat advisories and warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Sign up for weather alerts to your phone or email by visiting: https://www.weather.gov/subscribe (Note: These are 3rd party Apps and some may not be free)
BE ALERT FOR HEATSTROKE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION
Both of these ailments occur when your body becomes unable to control its temperature; your body’s temperature rises quickly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. If emergency treatment is not taken quickly, death or permanent disability can occur. Warning signs of heatstroke and heat exhaustion can include hot dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing, headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, paleness, and unconsciousness. Call 911 should these symptoms occur.

City COOLING CENTERS and SWIMMING LOCATIONS
Please note that the William B. Cashin Senior Center and Manchester City Library Branches are open to the public for cooling purposes:
West Manchester Branch Library
76 North Main Street
(603)624-6560
Hours: Monday-Thursday
12:30pm-5:30pm
Friday
9:30am-1:30pm
Closed on July 4





William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center          Manchester City Library                     
151 Douglas Street                                                                405 Pine Street
(603) 624-6533                                                       (603) 624-6550
Hours: Monday through Friday                           Hours: Monday and Thursday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm                                                9:30 am to 8:30 pm
                                Closed on July 4                                   Tuesday and Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
                                                                                Saturday
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Closed on July 4

In addition, the City of Manchester's public swimming facilities are open and are OPEN on JULY 4th. The daily hours of operation are as follows (weather permitting):
Facility and Location
Afternoon Session
Evening Session
Restrictions
Hunt Pool - 297 Maple St.
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Livingston Pool - 300 D.W. Highway
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Raco Theodore Pool - 66 Head St.
1PM - 3PM
3PM - 4:45PM
6PM - 7PM
7PM - 7:45PM
Residents Only
Open Swim
Dupont Splash Pad- 207 Mason St.
11AM-5:30PM




5:30PM-7:00PM
Residents Only

Open to All
Crystal Lake Public Beach-679 Bodwell Rd.
10AM-4PM*




4:00PM-8:00PM*
Residents Only

Open to All
*CRYSTAL LAKE BEACH WILL BE STAFFED WITH CHECKERS AT THE GATE.  WHEN LIFEGUARDS ARE NOT ON DUTY, THE BEACH IS POSTED "SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK".
The three municipal pools and the Splash Pad are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  Livingston Pool provides a zero-entry way, and Raco-Theodore Pool, and Hunt Pool are each equipped with hydraulic lifts for pool access.
OTHER RESOURCES
To access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Extreme Heat Media Toolkit, please visit:              http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/index.html