Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
We welcomed back Career Technical Center students yesterday and look forward to seeing more tomorrow. It is great to have these students in the building and we appreciate the cooperation from parents/guardians and students with our COVID-19 protocols. A reminder that the biggest safeguard is to stay home if you are not feeling well. Students are to complete the screener each day before entering the building which can be found at this link:
Based on feedback from families, students, and staff, we are going to modify our Wednesday schedule beginning October 21, 2020. Students will have Blocks 1-4 for 35 minutes in the morning before Advisory. These blocks will be live, students are expected to be there, and attendance will be taken. Advisory will still be held from 11:00 am to 11:40 am and lunch from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm. The afternoon will provide students with a time to work on assignments and to set up individual meetings with teachers who will be available for office hours to students. Along with office hours, teachers will be involved with their work in Professional Learning Communities, delivery of services for identified students, planning, engaging families, and professional development/collaboration/sharing of skills, knowledge, and resources
Students taking the PSAT on Saturday, October 17, 2020 must fill out a screener that be accessed at the link below. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Upon arrival, students should line up at a cone to be directed into the building. Because of social distancing requirements and proctor limitations, we had to provide a deadline for registration. Students should watch the College Board website to see if any area schools will be providing a PSAT as well if they were not able to take this PSAT. Students will receive an email from Ms. Schwartz with further directions for Saturday. The weather forecast is predicting rain. If that is the case, students are to enter the building through the CTC entrance where they will be directed to socially distanced spots while they wait to be directed to their testing room.
The deadline to register for the Advanced Placement exam(s) this year is October 31, 2020. There is no risk to signing up for the exam, as the College Board has waived the fee associated with cancelling the exam. If you plan on taking the exam this year the cost is $95 per exam. Please mail a check made out to Dover High School to:
Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center
Attention- School Counseling Department- Advanced Placement Registration
25 Alumni Drive
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
Please include your full name, grade and the exam you are planning on taking. If you are taking more than one exam you may send one check with the proper amount. The deadline for receiving this check is October 31st, 2020. If you decide to register for the exam after the deadline, there is a $40 late fee.
If you think you may qualify for a reduction in the exam fee or a free exam, please email me your name and the exam you plan on taking to Mrs. Lagrua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to clarify that we do not use substitutes in a virtual environment. Work will be posted for the day but there will be no live instruction if a teacher is out.
We want to share that Dover High School raised the most money in the state for the New Hampshire Tackles Hunger Food Drive. Our local food bank, the Dover Food Pantry will receive $3,925 plus a gift of $500 through the generosity of the Lois Roy Dickerman Fund. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort.
Please continue to have conversations with your students around appropriate social media use. Students are creating a digital footprint that can impact future opportunities. They also need to be constantly reminded to not forward, like, or inquire with peers about social media posts. The impact of students’ social media activities on others needs to be constantly reinforced with your student(s). We will continue to make digital citizenship a component of our Advisory program at all grade levels.
The Garrison School PTA is opening an INSpired Leadership program to parents throughout the district. You can find detailed information below.
Garrison Elementary’ s PTA is sponsoring a parent outreach webinar series in partnership with INSpired Leadership.
Webinar: Embracing Fear and Frustration: Reframe the Narrative
When: Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://essdack.zoom.us/j/95664746418
Meeting ID: 956 6474 6418
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Please review the information on no cost flu shot opportunities for Dover School District students. Forms will be available at the clinics.
No-Cost, Drive-Thru Flu Clinics for Dover StudentsDear Dover School Family,
This fall, Dover Schools will host FREE drive-thru flu clinics for all students where your child can get an annual flu vaccine. All vaccinations will be given by trained medical staff. This flu clinic is offered in cooperation with the New Hampshire Immunization Program (Division of Public Health Services) and the Strafford County Public Health Network.
We will be taking extra precautions to make these clinics safe; including required masks for all attendees and staff, social distancing, and cleaning and sanitizing our workstations after each student is seen.
Bring your student(s) to any of these clinics to receive their annual flu vaccine at NO-COST:
- Tuesday October 13th from 4pm – 6pm at Horne Street School
- Wednesday October 14th from 4pm – 6pm at Dover Middle School
- Thursday October 15th from 4pm – 6pm at Dover High School
- Wednesday October 28th from 4pm – 6pm at Garrison Elementary School
- Thursday October 29th from 4pm – 6pm at Woodman Park School
*Students may attend any clinic, regardless of what school they attend.
The best way to protect against the flu and its complications is to get a flu vaccine each year. Anyone can catch the flu, but rates of infection are often highest among children. Some children may suffer from complications if they have other health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services recommend that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine.
Why sign your child up for this year’s flu clinic?
- It is provided at NO COST to your family.
- Your child will be less likely to get the flu and miss school time.
- You won’t have to make a trip to your medical provider.
- Keeping your family healthy and flu-free is more important than ever this year.
Vaccine Information Statements provided from the CDC are available at the following link to help answer your questions: cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/current-vis.html. You may also direct questions to your school nurse.
Strafford County Public Health Network
Seniors are asked to please read the information below carefully as it contains important yearbook deadlines, many of which are Friday, October 23rd.
Senior Pictures, Biographies, Baby Photos, and Parent/Recognition Ads
Senior pictures are due on October 23, 2020.
The DHS Administration has set the following guidelines for Senior Yearbook Photos. These suggestions are also provided as tips from professional photographers for the most flattering and timeless photos.
Remember you can order your own style and poses for your senior photo package from a photographer, but the following guidelines must be used for your Senior Yearbook Photo.
Guidelines for all senior photos:
- Submit a photo that is an original. Cell phones are not recommended as the resolution quality is often poor.
- No hats, props, or pets are allowed. The senior portrait focuses on the student.
- Avoid clothing with writing.
- Show distinction between you and the background.
- If a senior does not submit a Senior Photo, the school picture taken on school photo day will be used in the yearbook. If there was no school photo taken by the school photographer, the student’s name will appear in the Yearbook as “not pictured”.
- Please provide us a vertical headshot that is 300 dpi jpeg.
Submit the Senior photo by uploading your image directly to: https://images.jostens.com/415573947
Note: Once you’re at the DHS photo upload page you will enter Contact Information (name and email address in case we need to contact you with questions about the photo) and Photo Information (the first and last name of the student and grade). You will receive confirmation that the photo was uploaded.
BABY/CHILDHOOD PICTURE OF SENIOR STUDENTS
Senior baby/childhood pictures are due on October 23, 2020.
Senior students who would like their baby/childhood photo in the 2021 yearbook should upload ONE photo using the link below. You will be prompted to enter contact information about the person providing the photo and image information about the student that is pictured.
Submit the Baby/Childhood picture by uploading the image directly to: https://images.jostens.com/415573947
Senior biographies are due on October 23, 2020.
Seniors should prepare their biography in a Google Doc and have it ready to place into a Google Form which will be provided to students during their Advisory Block on October 21 and October 23.
- Please make sure your biography is under 350 characters. Please note that spaces and special characters do count; you can use the character count feature on Google Docs or Microsoft Word to double check.
- Please proofread!
- Type your name at the top of your biography as you would like it to appear in the Yearbook. This will not be included in your biography. It does not count for the 350 characters.
Things to Remember:
- Please be thoughtful about this task. Your senior biography will be printed permanently in your yearbook. This is your opportunity to leave your final personal message and impression on your fellow graduating classmates to remember you by in years to come.
- All submissions are subject to approval by yearbook staff, adviser, and administration.
- Any inappropriate references will be edited or removed.
PARENT/RECOGNITION ADS for SENIOR STUDENTS
Parent/Recognition Ads are due on February 11, 2021
Yearbook ads provide a unique space that you can reserve in the yearbook to honor your student.
Senior recognition ads can be purchased at: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1058166/Dover-High-School/
From this screen Choose “Yearbook” and “Yearbook Ads”
BUY YOUR YEARBOOK
Don’t forget to purchase a DHS 2021 yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com.
Scheduled pricing and offers:
$55.00 September – November 20, 2020
$60.00 November 21, 2020 – January 29, 2021
$65.00 January 30, 2021 and beyond