Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
National Honor Society students are currently collecting non-perishable food items for the Caring and Sharing food drive. This drive supports 22 local charities in our area. Please consider bringing in donations to the front lobby of Dover High School by November 22nd. You can contact Ms. Bonello at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for pickup of donations.
The School Counseling Department has been working with seniors as they navigate the college application process. A major part of that work is the "I Am College Bound" program. On Thursday, November 7th, 121 students participated in the program and 110 students submitted at least one application to a 2- or 4-year college. During October, over 200 students attended financial aid presentations in the auditorium.
The graduation date for the Class of 2020 has been set for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Change in state law allows the setting of a school’s graduation date based on the original school calendar not the calendar after snow days have been added. This change allows families to better plan for this important milestone. Because of renovations taking place this spring and summer at the Whittemore Center, graduation will be held at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Registration for winter sports are now being accepted on Family ID. The link to register is https://dhs.dover.k12.nh.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1424418&type=d&pREC_ID=1590982
The Dover High School Ski Team is showing the skiing and boarding movie Romance on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 pm in the auditorium at 7:00 pm. This email includes an attachment with more information. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dhs-ski-team-presents-romance-tickets-79983925073
The Theater Department will be presenting the play The Single Man on November 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students.
This is a reminder for any student planning to play a winter sport at Dover High School this year. Academic eligibility is based on Quarter One grades. Any student who is taking more than six classes during Quarter 1 must pass at least six of those classes. Any student who is taking six or fewer classes may receive no failing grades. These criteria must be met to be eligible to participate on a winter sports team.
The Robotics Club is running a Savers Fundraiser through November 16th. A collection box can be found in the front lobby. Please see the attached flyer attached to this email.
Because weather and road conditions can vary between Dover, Barrington, and Nottingham, the three communities do not always align in terms of cancellations and delays. To help communication with Barrington and Nottingham families, please see the information below which explains how Dover High School will reach out to Barrington and Nottingham families letting them know when schedule differences occur and remind people these absences are excused. All families and students show be aware that the decision on whether to send a student to school lies with the family. Please know that when travel is impacted by the weather, we hold our attendance and students are not considered tardy. Students should leave early and take their time placing their emphasis on safe travel.
In the event Dover High School has school and the Nottingham Superintendent decides that the roads in Nottingham are not safe for student travel, the information will also be posted on WMUR and on the WMUR website. The Nottingham Superintendent will let the Dover High School Administration know of the decision. The Dover High School Administration will send out a mass notification to Nottingham families as well, indicating this will be an excused absence for these students.
During inclement weather, should Dover High School have school and the Barrington School District has a two-hour delay or cancellation due to the roads in Barrington being unsafe for students to travel, the information will be available on WMUR and on the WMUR website. The Barrington Superintendent will inform the Dover High School Administration of the decision. The Dover High School Administration will send a notification to Barrington families, indicating this will be an excused absence for these students.
New Hampshire has reported its first official case of a lung ailment related to vaping. Please share the information from this link provided by the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services with your students.
The weight room is open for all students Monday through Thursday from 2:45 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon. Supervision is provided by a staff member.