DHS/CTC Information Update Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

 

All classes, including Career Technical Center and Student Services classes that have been meeting in-person will be remote and virtual for the week of December 21st through December 23rd.  All Career Technical Center and Student Services classes will meet every day next week.  There will not be a cohort model in place.  This means students are expected to be in their virtual classroom at their scheduled time.  A determination will be made during the Holiday Recess (December 24th to January 3rd) on whether we will return to our current hybrid model when we return from vacation on Monday, January 4th.

 

Next Wednesday, December 23rd, we will follow our regular Wednesday schedule- four classes, Advisory, lunch office hours.

 

With the District providing virtual learning, it can move from a delay or cancellation of school to the continuation of virtual learning. The following are the guidelines for the continuation of virtual learning during a weather/snow emergency.

1.       Term definition:

(a)    Virtual Learning – The current model of instruction, the typical school day will be referred to as virtual learning.

(b)    Remote Learning Day – A weather/snow emergency during which students will continue with the virtual learning program.

 

2.       A Remote Learning Day will follow the current virtual learning schedule that has been established for Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center and Bellamy Academy.   Synchronous (live) instruction will be provided.

 

Block

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

8:00 am to 9:20 am

8:00 am to 9:20 am

8:00 am to 8:35 am

8:00 am to

9:20 am

8:00 am to 9:20 am

2

9:30 am to 10:50 am

9:30 am to 10:50 am

8:45 am to 9:20 am

9:30 am to 10:50 am

9:30 am to 10:50 am

Advisory/Flex

11:00 am to 11:40 am

11:00 am to 11:40 am

11:00 am to 11:40 am

11:00 am to 11:40 am

11:00 am to 11:40am

Lunch

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

3

12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

9:30 am to 10:05 am

12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

12:25 pm to 1:45 pm

4

1:55 pm to 3:15 pm

1:55 pm to 3:15 pm

10:15 am to 10:50 am

1:55 pm to 3:15 pm

1:55 pm to 3:15 pm

Office Hours

 

 

12:15 pm to 3:15 pm

 

 

 

3.    If a teacher is sick on a remote day, students can expect to find asynchronous (no live teaching) work posted.  They should check their Google Classroom.

4.       If a family has no power/internet and it is not city-wide, the student may turn in assignments per school protocol for being absent from school.

5.    All meetings scheduled on the day of the Remote Learning Day will be held virtually.

Certain circumstances, such as widespread power outages could result in a traditional cancellation of school in which case no school, virtual or in-person will take place.

 

For students who had pictures taken on November 18th, they have been received by the school.  They are being mailed home this week.

 

Grades for Quarter Two Progress Reports close today, Wednesday, December 16th.  Progress reports will be posted on Friday, December 18th.  If you would like a copy of your student’s progress report mailed home, please contact Emily McGrail at e.mcgrail@dover.k12.nh.us.

 

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.

 

Student Screener

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

 

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:

$60.00 November 21, 2020 – January 29, 2021

$65.00 January 30, 2021 and beyond

Repeated Information

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.

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Library Books are Now Available

Dover High School started curbside pickup of Library/Media Center items on Wednesday, November 42020.  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