For Families

Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New Information

     PSAT sign-ups are now taking place and the deadline to sign-up is September 26th.  The cost is $20 and students can sign-up in the School Counseling Office. PSATs will be on Wednesday, October 10th. See the attached memo for more details.

     Also attached to the email is information to help families navigate changes to the MMS portal.  This will help with accessing the information students and parents need.  This guide is linked below. 

     The final attachment provides information about a Destination Imagination program explanation being held on October 15th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the library at the Dover Middle School.

Important Info for Seniors and Parents/Guardians:

The School Counseling Department will be hosting a ‘College 101 Presentation’ for parents/guardians of seniors on October 2nd at  6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  This presentation will go over the nuts and bolts of the college application process and will be the same presentation given to seniors during the week  9/24/18.

     Students interested in a nomination from Senator Shaheen’s office to the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point have an October 5, 2018 deadline to get applications to the senator’s office.  For more information on the Service Academy Nomination process, or to obtain applications materials, you may visit http://shaheen.senate.gov and look under the “Academy Nominations” tab.

Repeated Information

        We want to thank everyone for their cooperation during morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal as we work to maintain the safety of our students.  We ask that both drop-off and pick-up take place in front of the old high school.  Please do not use the lot in front of the new building or the lot in front of the Bellamy Academy, located across the street from the new building.

     Students received a packet of information in Advisory on Tuesday, September 4th that require review, and in some instances, parent/guardian signatures.  We ask that you pay attention to the Emergency Form, making sure that your student’s medical history and contact information has been updated.  The packet also included a Free and Reduced Lunch Form.  This form needs to be returned to make sure your student remains eligible for this program.

HI Parents and Teachers!

We need to talk about Mental Health.  In fact, I am going to be so bold and call it MENTAL ILLNESS because that is what it is!

I write to you today because you are one of our parent and teacher groups in this community, offering important support and resources to some of our must vulnerable citizens.

Your work is important!

Please mark your calendar for a series of mental illness educational events taking place in Dover, at the new high school, starting in October.

I want you and your colleagues to join Community Partners and the Public Health Network as we host several opportunities to learn about mental illness,

the stigma attached to mental illness, how mental illness and substance mis-use is connected, understanding the five signs of mental illness,

NORMALIZING the conversation about mental illness, bringing mental illness OUT Of the shadows and in to the light. The more we talk about mental illness,

the better folks will feel able to get treatment and not feel like it’s a dirty little secret.

Consider this note the “SAVE THE DATE” and mark your calendar to attend.  Join us for one or all of these events about mental health including:

•          Thursday, Oct 11 @ 6:30pm at the *new* Dover High School. Hear from the former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick about his near death by a family member and their story of mental illness and resilience.

•          Thursday, Nov 8 @ 5:30pm in the library of the *new* Dover High School - A Community Conversation, hosted by Dover Listens because YOU MATTER.

•          Monday, January 28 (time and location to be announced) - A storytelling workshop hosted by Dover Listens and Community Partners and facilitated by professional story teller, Michael Lang.  Everyone has their own story about challenges and resilience. What’s yours?

Please help us spread the word.  Our community needs this information!

Thank you and hope to see you on Oct 11!

Suzanne Weete                                                                  Ashley Ciampa

Community Partners                                                         Goodwin Community Health/Public Health Network
suzanneweete@communitypartnersnh.org                  aciampa@goodwinch.org

 

     Student Parking- Student parking has not changed for this year.  Seniors will park in the Senior Lot on Alumni Drive and juniors will park in the Bellamy Lot off Bellamy Road.  Senior parking sign ups continue Thursday, August 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  When school begins, seniors may continue to sign up in the Main Office before or after school or during their lunch.  Juniors may park in the Bellamy Lot at Bellamy Field or in the Junior Lot behind the South End Fire Station off Durham Road without a permit on August 29th and September 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.   During this time, the application process for parking permits will be taking placeJuniors may drop off completed parking applications and payment beginning Wednesday, August 29th in the Main Office.  The window for applications will close on Friday, September 7th at 3:00 PM.  It is important to understand that the order in which applications are submitted throughout the week does NOT matter. In the event of a need for a lottery the winners will be posted outside the Main Office on Monday, September 10th.  Student winners may pick up their permits before or after school in the Main Office, not during school, to prevent the missing of class time.  Parking applications and directions were included in the summer mailing and students are reminded that obligations, including lunch balances, must be cleared before a parking permit will be issued.

     Transportation- Parent Drop Off- We encourage students to take the bus and car pool to alleviate traffic and delays due to the volume of traffic in the area around morning drop off and afternoon dismissal.  Our proximity to the Dover Middle School and the limited ability of the infrastructure to handle the volume of traffic present at these times makes travel through the Durham Road/Route 108 and Bellamy Road corridors difficult at best.  This situation will at times be compounded by continued construction and demolition activities on the Dover High School campus.  If you are dropping your students off and/or picking them up, you must use Parking Lot A (not the bus access road) in front of the old school.  Because of the temporary nature of the parking lot in front of the new school, students cannot be dropped off or picked up there.  For the safety of our students, students are not to be dropped off or picked up anywhere along Alumni Drive. For Parking Lot A, the entrance is on the Durham Road/Route 108 end of the lot and the exit is on the Bellamy Road end of the lot.

       Transportation- Parking for Athletic and Other After School Events- Parking for events held at Dunaway Field and Bellamy Field is in the Bellamy Lot and the three lots located at the school:  Alternative School Lot, Senior Lot, and Parking Lot A (in front of the old building).  Please be sure to park in marked spaces only to ensure the safety of pedestrians and to allow access for emergency vehicles

 Parents guide to Vision

September 12, 2018