Weekly Update

Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 

Winter Recess

Winter Recess, better known as February vacation, will be Monday, February 26th through Friday, March 1st. Students will return on Monday, March 4th.

 

Jazz Desserts

The Music Department will be hosting its annual Jazz Desserts event in the Town Square on Wednesday, February 21st. This event begins at 6:30 pm. This is a time change.

 

Third Quarter Progress Reports

Progress reports will be posted on Friday, February 23rd.

 

Boys State

Please click here for information concerning Boys State. Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

 

Barrington Scholarships

Barrington seniors are encouraged to apply for Barrington specific scholarships that are outlined in the attachment provided.   Please click here to view. 

 

Obligations

We will soon be getting into the season for buying prom tickets and preparing for other end of the year events including graduation. Students must make sure that they have cleared all obligations before they can buy tickets and participate in these events. Lunch balances, uniform and transportation fees, class fees, missing or damaged laptops and Chrome books, and missing books are amongst the items for which a student would be placed on the obligation list. Students who have an obligation(s) have received an email notifying them they are on the obligation list. An obligation letter will be sent home to families later this week with the specific items. Questions can be directed to Valerie Cunio at [email protected].

 

Senior FAFSA Requirement 

Seniors had a presentation on how to meet the FAFSA requirement during Flex on Wednesday, February 7th. Students should complete the survey linked in the presentation indicating they have completed or will complete the FAFSA or plan to sign the waiver to opt out. Students who sign the waiver should return it to the Counseling Office. This is a graduation requirement. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor as soon as possible.

 

New Hampshire State Assessment

Juniors participate in the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS). English Language Arts and Mathematics are measured by the SAT which will be administered to all juniors on Wednesday, March 27. The Science Assessment will be administered during a class block the week of April 15th through April 19th. The Department of Education uses the NHSAS for three purposes:

· as a measure of student mastery of content and skills in core academic areas

· as one of many measures of the degree to which students are on track to graduate high school and be college- and career-ready

· to help inform future instruction in the classroom

 

While more information will follow as we move closer to the administration dates, please find attached the following documents and review them carefully.

· New Hampshire Department of Education Parental Notification Letter

· New Hampshire Department of Education Policy on the Use of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

· Parent/Legal Guardian Exemption of Student Participation in Statewide Assessments

 

Inclement Weather

Please be aware that we hold attendance on days when travel is slow to allow students and staff more time to get to school. We encourage you to have a conversation with your student on cleaning off their vehicle and driving slowly with space between them and the vehicle in front of them.

If a sending district has a cancellation when Dover has either a full day of school or is on a two-hour delay, those students are automatically administratively excused.

 

Student Tech Desk

The Computer Networking Program will be offering Tech Support for students during the lunch block in the Town Square/Cafeteria. Below is a list of services they plan on providing.

If your laptop is unable to hold a charge, has mouse or keyboard problems, applications not loading, is unable to connect to the network, or need help remembering your log in or password, come to the help desk.

Help Desk will provide tech support services to students and faculty on school-issued devices beginning Wednesday, January 24th, and each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, thereafter.

Let the student help desk assist you with any technical issues. and if they are unable to resolve the problem, they will help you open an IT Help Desk ticket.

 

FAFSA Update for the Class of 2024

The FAFSA for the 24-25 school year will be released by December 31st. Completing the FAFSA or signing a waiver is a requirement to graduate. A survey will be sent to seniors in January for them to document that they have filed the FAFSA, intend to file the FAFSA, or will sign the waiver (which will be linked to the survey).

Students and their parents/guardians can create their FSA ID now. The FSA ID is an account username and password combination that allows students and parents/guardians to log in to StudentAid.gov and

to identify themselves electronically to access U.S. Department of Education systems. The verification process will take approximately 3-5 days.

Below are resources to help with this process: 

 

HANDOUT:  How to Create an FSA ID: Handout on the FSA-ID

VIDEO: How to Create an FSA ID: How to Create Your FSA ID (6 minutes)

 

The Counseling Department held a meeting with seniors today during Flex to review the FAFSA process and the new graduation requirement.

 

Marine Science Opportunity

Are you interested in doing hands-on research and learning more about careers in marine science? If yes, see your school counselor to learn more about fellowship opportunities at the Seacoast Science Center

Important Information for Seniors and Their Families

 

Yearbook Purchases

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this yearbook is a tale of epic proportions!

RESERVE YOUR COPY of the 2024 DHS Yearbook.... PREORDER TODAY

Please see the sliding price scale below for ordering yearbooks.

It is important to note that we can only guarantee a yearbook if one is ordered by March 1st.

$75. (Price until 3/1/24)

$80 (Price 3/2 - 5/17/23) - We cannot guarantee a copy of the yearbook if it is ordered after March 1st. If there are any yearbooks available for purchase, they will be sold on a first come first served basis until sold out. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1058166/Dover-High-School/2023-Yearbook/2022072210151378758/CATALOG_SHOP/

 

Senior Recognition Ads for the Yearbook

Senior Recognition ads for the 2024 DHS Yearbook can be purchased using the link below. Deadline is February 8, 2024. Any questions can be directed to [email protected]https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/ybAdDesigner/1058166/-/2023072409151819051/CATALOG_SHOP/

 

Parking

Only seniors and juniors who have purchased a parking permit can park on campus. Students must have cleared all obligations, have all application information filled out and signed, a copy of their license and registration, and have met attendance/tardy requirements based on last year attendance to purchase a permit. Parking applications are processed in the Main Office.