Weekly Update

Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

 

Quarter Four/Semester II Grades

Quarter Four and Semester II grades have been posted in Infinite Campus. Grades will also be sent through the mail along with an explanation of our pilot use of two characteristics of the Dover School District's Portrait of a Learner. For more information on the Portrait of a Learner, including a video explanation from Dean West, you can go to the Portrait of a Learner option under the For Families tab on the Dover High School Website or use the link below.

https://dhs.dover.k12.nh.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1251790&type=d&pREC_ID=2589432

Summer School

Dover High School will be offering summer school for students that need to recover credit to stay on track for next school year. This is open to 20 students through our Edgenuity credit recovery program. Students will need to attend in person and will be provided a laptop to use while at school. Students can gain up to 1.0 credit during the five-week program. The time and dates for summer school are:

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

July 8 - 12

July 15 - 19

July 22-26

July 29 - August 2

August 5 - August 9 

There is a cost associated with this program of $50 / 0.5 credits. If you are looking to sign up and need financial assistance, please contact your school counselor to help. Please use the link here to fill out the registration form and return to the main office or email it to Dean West ([email protected]) - Dover High School summer school registration

Return for the 24-25 School Year

The calendar for the 24-25 school year can be found on the district website. To help with planning, freshman orientation for the Class of 2028 will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 7:40 am to 12:00 pm. The first full day for all students is Tuesday, September 3 for a full school day of 7:40 am to 2:30 pm. It will be a Green Day.

HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

END OF YEAR REMINDER FOR STUDENTS WITH MEDS IN HEALTH OFFICE

If your student has a medication/inhaler/Epi-Pen/supplies in the Health Office at DHS, arrangements need to be made to pick these medications up before the last day of school. You may come and pick them up yourself, or we can give them to your student to bring home. However, if your student has a controlled med with us (i.e. methylphenidate, guanfacine, etc...) YOU MUST COME TO THE HEALTH OFFICE TO PICK IT UP. Students are not allowed to have controlled meds with them at school or on the bus.

We are unable to store medications over the summer, so any meds not picked up will be disposed of at Wentworth Douglass Hospital.

Finally, all medication orders, authorizations, asthma/allergy and seizure emergency plans MUST be updated each school year. Forms are available on the Dover High School website: Departments --> Health Services/School Nurse --> Health Forms. The student's provider's forms may be used as well.

 

REMINDERS FOR NEXT YEAR:

--> MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

The state of New Hampshire requires medication - both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription - be given through the health office. ALL medications must be brought to the school in the original container. The container must be clearly marked with the student's name and dosage. Please check expiration dates; we cannot administer expired medication. Laws regarding dispensing medications are strict.

 

---->Over-the-counter (OTC) Medications

Parent/guardian must complete and sign the school form allowing the nurse to dispense medication. Your student may bring OTC medications and completed and signed forms directly to the Health Office.

 

---->Prescription Medications

Medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled bottle with the student's name and correct dosage. Only 1-month of medication may be kept in the Health Office, so you will need to bring more medication in each month. Medication must be brought in by a responsible adult. A letter from your child's provider is also required and must contain the following information:

· student's name

· date of the order

· route and dosage of med

· diagnosis

· frequency and time of administration

· possible side effects

· any other important instructions for the med

Please ask the pharmacy to divide the child's med into two bottles - one for home and one for school.

 

-->IF YOUR CHILD HAS ASTHMA, ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS, OR SEIZURES, your child needs an EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN!

 

These emergency plans are the tools needed to keep your child safe at school. Each school year, a new plan is required.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Bring a copy of the Action Plan to your child's provider. Action plans may be found at  https://dhs.dover.k12.nh.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1424548&type=d&pREC_ID=1592098

2. Discuss the plan with your provider. BOTH you and your provider must sign and date the plan.

3. Return completed plan and any necessary medications to the DHS Health Office before the start of school.

 

Andrea Minnis

DHS Nurse [email protected]

Chalagne McKane

DHS Float Nurse [email protected]

 

Summer Resource

We are happy to announce that the Dover School District's substance abuse provider, Live Free Recovery, will be available this summer to all students, staff, and family of the Dover School District. They will be available both in person at the high school and by phone and Zoom. In person hours are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning June 25th and ending August 22 nd. Additionally, there will be a peer group co-facilitated by Dover High students on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.  No appointment is needed. 

In addition to in person and Zoom meetings, Live Free staff are available 24-7 for any questions or concerns. There is no charge for these services and all services are strictly confidential. For questions or information call 603-702-2461 or email [email protected].

 

Summer Reading

Summer reading and Advanced Placement assignments can be found on the Dover High School Website. The tab is Summer Assignments. It can be found under the For Families drop down menu.

https://dhs.dover.k12.nh.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1251790&type=d&pREC_ID=1476652

 

Senior Portraits

Mark Lawrence is the photography company that does our student pictures. They also provide a senior portrait service. Please click here to find attached information concerning this option for senior portraits.  To view a letter from Mark Lawrence, click here.  

 

Other Senior Portrait Information

Senior pictures are due on October 23, 2024

The Dover High School Administration has set the following guidelines for Senior Yearbook Photos. These guidelines are also provided as tips from professional photographers for the most flattering and timeless photos. Remember you can order your own style and poses for your senior photo package from a photographer, but the following guidelines must be used for your Senior Yearbook Photo.

 

Guidelines for all senior photos:

1. Submit a photo that is an original. Cell phones are not recommended as the

resolution quality is often poor.

2. No hats, props, or pets are allowed. The senior portrait focuses on the student.

3. Avoid clothing with writing.

4. Show distinction between you and the background.

5. If a senior does not submit a Senior Photo, the school picture taken on school photo day will be used in the yearbook. If there was no school photo taken by the school photographer, the student's name will appear in the Yearbook as "not pictured".

6. Please provide us a vertical headshot that is 300 dpi jpeg. Submit the Senior photo by Uploading your image directly to: https://photos.jostens.com/LYFYW3

Note: Once you're at the Dover High School photo upload page you will enter Contact Information (name and email address in case we need to contact you with questions about the photo) and Photo Information (the first and last name of the student and grade).

You will receive confirmation of the photo submission.

 

Yearbook Information

Please click here to find the attached document with more information for seniors on yearbooks including biographies, baby pictures, advertising opportunities, and how to order a yearbook.

 

Fall 2024 Athletic Eligibility

Athletic eligibility for the fall is based on Fourth Quarter grades not a student's final average in a class. Summer school credits cannot be used to recoup Fourth Quarter grades in terms of eligibility.

 

Obligations

Students should make sure they have returned their laptop or Chrome Book, all books, equipment, and uniforms to avoid an obligation.

 

Project SEARCH

SEARCH is a University of New Hampshire program for rising juniors and seniors in the seacoast area. The goal of the program is to expose students to new ideas and get them thinking critically about current issues.  Students attend 10 seminars (on Wednesday afternoons) on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Please see Mrs. Bonello or Ms. Veit for information and application details or see the link below.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qdYH5JRsdl9aYnSkzVR0eYqdAjSN3tvxzYso8yvolWQ/edit?usp=sharing