Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update
Wednesday August 3, 2022
Dover Police Department Training at Dover High School
The Dover Police Department will be conducting emergency response training at Dover High School on Friday, August 5, 2022 beginning at 6:30 am. We wanted to alert people in case you were to drive by the school and see the large police presence.
There will be a community event open to the public to view and learn about the 99 Faces Mental Health Display currently placed at Dover High School. The event takes place Thursday, August 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The evening will begin in the Dover High School Library.
Senior Yearbook Information
Attached is a letter that provides information on parameters for senior yearbook photos and important deadlines to meet to be included in this year’s yearbook.
Student Default Password Updates
Please see the information below concerning student passwords from the IT Department.
The IT department is making an update to the formula used to create standardized student passwords. This update will affect student Google passwords at all grade levels and dover.k12 accounts at DHS.
Why it's updating:
This update is to unify the passwords used by students no matter the school or grade they are in. The update will help mitigate the need for password resets as the students move from elementary, middle, and high school; as well as when a student transfers between elementary schools.
Historically we have used the initials of each school for the start of each password i.e. Dhs, Dms, Ges, Hss, Wps.
These will now be unified and updated to Dsd (Dover School District).
What's not changing:
The rest of the student password formula will remain the same, utilizing the student's two digit DAY of birth and the last 3 of their student ID.
Example: John Doe DOB:10/20/2009 ID#:837493 password: Dsd20493
When is this update happening:
The update took place on July 29th.
The summer mailing will be sent out the week of August 8th. It will include information on the start of school, student schedules, and parking information. Seniors may purchase parking passes the week of August 22nd while juniors can purchase permits when school begins for all students on August 31st. More detailed information concerning parking will be found in the mailing.
Breakfast and Lunch for 22-23
We are returning to charging students for breakfast and lunch this year. Free and reduced lunch forms must be filled out if students are to qualify for either of those options. Reduced lunch students do not pay for breakfast. Prices for 22-23 can be found below. Information and forms are attached and can be returned to the Main Office at Dover High School. Forms will also be distributed at the start of the school year.
The following link link has the free/reduced lunch application translated into 49 different languages: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/translated-applications
Fall Sports Information
You will find attached a letter that gives an overview of the Athletic Department’s new on-line registration platform, FinalForms. A PDF explaining how to use FinalForms is also attached. Please refer to the Athletics tab for information on Fall Sports.
DOVER HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS STARTING DATES.
- Dover High School’s Fall Sports Teams will begin practices and tryouts on and at the following dates and times:
- Football will begin on Friday, August 12th at 4:00 PM and will end at approximately 8:00 PM. Practice will also be held on Saturday, August 13th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
- Golf will have a meeting in the Gymnasium of Dover High School at 5:00 PM on Thursday August 11th and will begin tryouts on August 15th between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM at Cochecho Country Club (depending on golf course availability).
The remaining sports teams will begin on Monday, August 15th:
- Girls Soccer will begin at 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Bellamy Field at the high school and all girls should bring cleats and running shoes.
- Field Hockey will begin at 3:00 PM and will end around 5:30 PM on Fisk Field at the high school.
- Boys Soccer will begin at 5:00 PM and last until 7:00 PM on Bellamy Field at the high school.
- Cheering will begin at 3:00 PM in the DHS auxiliary gymnasium and will end at 6:15 PM.
- Volleyball will begin at 4:00 PM in the Dover High School gymnasium.
- Cross-Country will begin for all boys and girls at 3:00 PM at the Dover High School Track.
All students who want to play a fall sport at Dover High School during the 2022-23 school year are reminded that Quarter 4 grades of this school year are used to determine athletic eligibility for the start of the fall sports season for next school year. It is not the final average for a course.
988 is a nationwide number that people can call or text if they are experiencing mental-health related distress. Please see the information below from the Department of Health and Human Services.
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
o Thoughts of suicide
o Mental health or substance use crisis, or
o Any other kind of emotional distress
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Please see the information below provided by Community Action Partnership of Strafford County concerning meals available for students.
When school lets out for the summer, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is there to provide food for children in need. CAPSC is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis.
To see a full list of sites and times when meals are available, please visit straffordcap.org/summermeals
Graduation photos that were taken by Ms. Wendorf are now available on the website for viewing or by clicking here. These are the photos that were taken of the speakers and individual students after they walked off the stage after receiving their diplomas. Additional photos of the students that were taken while they were receiving their diplomas can be found at www.gradimages.com.
Yearbook Pick Up and Return of Materials
Yearbooks can be picked up Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students can also return any laptops, chargers, books, uniforms, and equipment at those times. Members of the Classes of 23 and 24 are reminded they cannot purchase a parking permit for 22-23 if they have any obligations.
School and District Offices Closed
On Fridays, school offices will be closed to the public from to June 24 through August 12.
The following classes have summer reading requirements:
English- Honors 9, Honors 10, Honors 11, Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Science- Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry
Social Studies- Advanced Placement United States History
The assignments can be found on the school website under the For Families tab. The link is: