RGS Kindergarten Registration

Attention families with incoming kindergartners!

The Rollinsford Grade School is still accepting applications for kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year.  To get started, please visit our website  and select “Kindergarten Online Registration” to preregister.

A kindergarten packet will also need to be completed. Packets can be found online, or, if you need a packet mailed to you or have any other questions, please contact the main office at (603) 742-2351.

Kindergarten Registration

The Rollinsford Grade School is still accepting applications for Kindergarten Registration. Forms can be found on the school’s website, under the “Resources” section. Or, if you would prefer a packet mailed to you, please email your request and include your mailing address, phone number, child’s name and date of birth. Children eligible for kindergarten entry must have reached their 5th birthday by October 1st, 2020.

6th Grade Informational Forum

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 PM
Rollinsford Grade School Gym

Please join us for a public forum to discuss the feasibility of sending our 6th graders to Marshwood. The purpose of the forum is to hear from you all and answer your questions or concerns.

A panel of experts will take questions and provide information on:

– The advantages of students remaining in a K-6 environment
– The advantages of students entering middle school for 6th grade
– The financial impact of sending 6th grade to Marshwood

There will be plenty of time for questions and comments from the public. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

New Principal for Rollinsford Grade School

The Rollinsford School Board has selected Richard Hartford of Northwood, NH to become the new principal of Rollinsford Grade School.  Mr. Hartford will take over from Kate Lucas who is leaving after seven years to become the principal at Stratham Memorial School in Stratham, NH.

Mr. Hartford’s educational career spans nearly 25 years as a teacher and administrator.  He started his career as a physical education teacher and became an administrator in 2002, starting his career as an assistant principal.  He became the principal at Northwood Elementary School in 2009 where he worked for five years.  In 2016, Rich decided to return to his roots in the classroom and is currently working as the K-5 physical education teacher at Idlehurst Elementary School in Somersworth.

Judy Nelson, Rollinsford School Board chair states, “Rich was the top candidate presented to the Board for this position and we believe is a good match for Rollinsford Grade School.”  Lori Lane, Interim Superintendent of Schools for SAU 56 added, “Mr. Hartford will be taking over a school that is heavily invested in inquiry-based learning, a student-centered approach to learning.  He was the unanimous choice of the principal search committee which included staff, parents and school board members, to bring to the school board as their finalist.”

Mr. Hartford will start his tenure as the new principal of Rollinsford Grade School on July 1st.