Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Please use a teacher’s dover.k12.nh.us (for example: p.driscoll@dover.k12.nh.us) account when communicating with them.  This is the account set up parent/community communication.  Sau11.org accounts are for instructional purposes.

First Quarter grades were posted to the student and parent portals on Tuesday, November 17th.  If you need a paper copy, please contact Emily McGrail at e.mcgrail@dover.k12.nh.us.

School will be closed from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Recess.  Classes resume on Monday, November 30th.

There will be no school on Friday, December 4th.  It is a professional development day for teachers.

Below you will find information related to a sim team fundraiser.

            Dover Green Wave Apparel Sale - To Benefit the Swim Team - some items have swim logos, all others have option to not have Swim logos - will make great holiday gifts!

https://yourprintedtees.com/dover_high_swim/shop/home

Repeated Information

 

8th Grade Information Night

Dover High School 8th Grade Tours and Information Nights 

 

Dover High School is beginning its outreach to students and parents of 8th Graders in Barrington, Dover, and Nottingham to help students to prepare for their entry into high school as part of the Class of 2025.  These events are a combination of in-person and virtual events.  For in-person events, visitors to the building will be required to screen before being allowed to tour and must follow the Dover School District’s COVID-19 protocols.

 

Tours

At this time, in-person tours will be provided to students from Barrington and Nottingham.  Tours for Dover Middle School students will be scheduled later.  To participate in a tour, you must sign up in advance. The links to the appropriate Google forms are found below.

 

Tours for students from Nottingham will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 pm.

Nottingham tour link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSEKT6ziUJ5hlmsZYq8EtXwB-ZGlKwFLxgeZYIi2b--AExnQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Tours for students from Barrington will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm.

Barrington tour link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekE35at3Nvt5AIJwSpn2nxmRETa54A2OiRaX62N7yNmI4aUg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Tour Protocols

  1. Students may bring one adult with them to the tour.
  2. Parking will be in front lot of the school with entrance by the main doors which are by the flagpole.
  3. Masks that cover the nose and mouth (not gators or bandanas) are always required when on campus. This includes the parking lot.
  4. Social distancing of a minimum of six feet is required except for members of the same hold.
  5. All visitors will be screened. Please do not come to Dover High School if:

 

  •                   you have a temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • If you answer yes to the following question:
    Do you have any NEW or UNEXPLAINED signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness, or any of the following symptoms? Fever above 100.0*, cough, congestion, chills, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, muscle pain/body aches, nausea/vomiting, new loss of taste or smell. (Explained symptoms are symptoms you have a reason for (muscle ache after flu-shot, runny nose caused by seasonal allergies). Medical documentation must be provided as proof of an explained symptom.)

    If you answer yes to the following question:
    In the last 14 days, have you had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation by DHHS for COVID-19? 

    If you answer yes to the following question: In the last 14 days, did you travel outside of New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI)? If YES, you will be required to complete a 14-day quarantine per NH Guidelines.

 

  1. Students and adults will be assigned to small groups for tour based on sign-ups.

 

Information Night

There will be three 8th Grade Information nights.  These events will be virtual, and you should attend based on your last name.  The community you live in does not impact which session you attend.   The virtual night will include a slide presentation and video explaining the programs available at Dover High School and will be followed by a question and answer period.  Below are the Zoom invites for these nights.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm- last names ending in A through E

Peter Driscoll is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://sau11-org.zoom.us/j/88633232791?pwd=ZEZTMHlzaUxyWFRlbWI4aEZWeHZ5QT09

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm- last names ending in F through M

Peter Driscoll is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://sau11-org.zoom.us/j/82955564350?pwd=c2xmVjdwVkFYWXRvODRabzdlVGtPZz09

 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm- last names ending in N through Z

Peter Driscoll is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://sau11-org.zoom.us/j/82031221957?pwd=ZmFvbEVLRHAxNzdWeWNFY2hoWG90Zz09

Dover High School is looking forward to sharing all of its amazing programs, including co- and extracurricular activities with our communities.

If you have any questions, please call Emily McGrail at 516-6922.

November Advisory/Flex Schedule

  • Advisory, Friday, November 20- schedule for the weeks of November 23 and November 30 (just Monday and Tuesday for both weeks)
  • Advisory, Thursday, December 3- schedule for the week of December 7

 

Food Resource Guide

This link provides resources to help families struggling with food security. This information is being provided by the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension.

file:///C:/Users/pdriscoll/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/E2SEZU9V/Food%20Resource%20Guide.pdf

Student Screener

The student screener must be completed daily.  The link to the screener is:  https://forms.gle/BwBWAz2q2b9TEsyS9

Library Books are Now Available

Dover High School started curbside pickup of Library/Media Center items on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  Requested items can be picked up between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm in the front vestibule of the main entrance.  Books can also be picked up at the Dover Public Library during their regular hours of operation. 

Housing Relief

Community Action has passed along the following information to us to share with families struggling to maintain housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic:  The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing. Are you on the verge of losing your housing due to COVID-19? Do you have past-due housing related expenses that may impact your ability to remain housed? Applications for assistance are available.  Please contact CAPNH at www.capnh.org or call 2-1-1 from any New Hampshire phone.

Job Board

The link below provides access to information about jobs that could be available to our students.  These opportunities are normally posted in the building.

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q7ATKg2K7wzSMWyoDsuJ5GdOgPv23K2ZJtT39vBqWlY/edit?usp=sharing

If you are an employer and would like to be included on this job board, please fill out a form that can be accessed at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewNdc59aga0XRshLMzk9szgf77boDQ375XR4s6E2NlqxpP5A/viewform

Important Information for Seniors and Their Families 

FAFSA Note:

Students applying to college may now file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. This is the first step toward receiving federal aid. Students may submit the FAFSA before they send college applications, but they will need to have at least one school on their college list to file. Changes can be made to the school selection portion of the FAFSA until the college’s deadline, so if your student’s college list grows in the next few weeks, there is the option to add (or remove) colleges in the future. Looking for help in filing this critical form? The Center for College Planning offers free, 60-minute appointments to help families file the FAFSA, which helps to make college more affordable. To schedule an appointment, contact the Center for College Planning at  https://www.nhheaf.org/contact.asp, or 888.747.2382 X119.

Please call the Attendance Line at 516-6915 to report an absence.

Community Partners will be offering a "Partners in Parenting" series for anyone looking for information and/or support on how best to support their students. For more information please click here!

School Counseling Department Mental Health Information

Dear Parent / Guardian,  

 

During this challenging year, school staff are working to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help. 

 

SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.  

 

Through the program, students learn: 

  • that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help  
  • how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend 
  • to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend 
  • who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it  

Students will watch age-appropriate video clips and participate in a guided discussion about depression, suicide, and what to do if they are concerned about a friend. Following the video, students will complete a response slip which asks whether they would like to talk to an adult about any concerns. School staff will conduct brief meetings with any student asking to talk. 

 

We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s participation in this program, please contact your student’s school counselor.

 
Sincerely, 

 

Dover High School Counseling Staff

 

Advisory and Flex

  • Advisory is every Wednesday and Friday.
           This is required instructional time for students.

  • For students who do not attend, teachers will fill out a universal referral form.

  • Flex is every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

  • Students will be scheduled to see teachers in courses with a grade less than 80%.  
                
  • When a student is scheduled to a teacher this is required instructional time.  
    For students who do not attend, teachers will fill out a universal referral form.
    This information has been shared with students as well.

                                       Yearbook

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