Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
There will be no school on Friday, December 4, 2020. It is a professional development day for the faculty and staff.
Please use a teacher’s dover.k12.nh.us (for example: email@example.com) account when communicating with them. This is the account set up parent/community communication. Sau11.org accounts are for instructional purposes.
Juniors and Seniors
Federal law requires the Dover School District to provide the names, addresses and phone number of high school students to military recruiters and institutions of high education that request this information.
While we are committed to protecting the confidentiality of our students, we must comply with the law. Students and parents may opt-out of releasing information to the military and/or institutions of higher learning. To do so, please click on the link below.
The student screener must be completed daily. The link to the screener is: https://forms.gle/BwBWAz2q2b9TEsyS9
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
Dover High School 8th 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dover High School is looking forward to sharing its amazing programs, including co- and extracurricular activities with our communities.
If you have any questions, please call Emily McGrail at 516-6922.
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.
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.
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.
The link below provides access to information about jobs that could be available to our students. These opportunities are normally posted in the building.
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.
Important Information for Seniors and Their Families
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.
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.
Dover High School Counseling Staff