Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We want to thank our students and families for their patience and flexibility as we implement remote learning. While we are experiencing growing pains, there has also been an incredible amount of collaboration, creativity, and learning taking place. We will continue to try to help students and families plan the use of and balance access to technology in families with multiple students and possibly parents working at home. Many peoples’, both students and parents, schedules have been impacted so please know we will do everything we can to help people navigate the challenges of remote learning.
Please ask your student(s) to check their school email every day. This will help in terms of sharing information with them and alert them to communications from their teachers. Friday, March 27th will be a remote learning day, not a teacher workshop day.
We will be making a slight modification to our schedule starting on Monday, March 30th. We will keep the block times we are currently using but will be putting a modified Green/White rotation into place. Next Monday and Wednesday will be Green Days and next Tuesday and Thursday will be White Days. Friday will be an office hours day where teachers are available in the designated blocks without a specific class like we have done this week. This change has been necessitated by the great job people are doing meeting on-line with their students. Because so many people are doing this, the lack of a Green/White structure is sometimes requiring students to be at two meetings at once. The other issue is the lack of balance in due dates for work completion. In some cases, students have five or six assignments due on one day and only one or two on the next. The schedule next week will follow these times (same as this week) with the day rotation listed below the block by block schedule.
Block 1- 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Block 2- 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Block 3- 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Block 4- 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Monday, March 30- Green Day
Tuesday, March 31- White Day
Wednesday, April 1- Green Day
Thursday, April 2- White Day
Friday, April 3- Office Hour Day
College Board is adjusting its Advanced Placement testing program. In terms of the actual exam, it will be restructured to cover approximately the first 75% of the course. The exam will now be a 45-minute assessment available on-line. It will not be a paper and pencil test in a specific location. They are also giving students the option of opting out of the exam and receiving a full refund. If a student chooses that option, they need to let Ms. Lagrua know, and we will follow District procedures around requesting a refund check. The College Board plans to release more information on April 3rd so at this time we would advise people to remain in a holding pattern.
We also want you to be aware that beginning Thursday, March 19th, food will be available for all Dover students. Food distribution for all students will begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Two meals will be provided to students each day (lunch for that day, and breakfast for the next). STUDENTS IN ALL GRADE LEVELS IN THE DOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE QUALIFIED FOR FREE AND REDUCED MEALS, MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
A Dover school bus will park at the locations below from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to distribute meals. Please pick-up from the location closest to your home and use it consistently. This will allow Café Services to have an accurate count for each day. Some of these distribution spots may be consolidated. If that takes place, an updated list of locations will be sent out.
South Dover Area
Garrison School – 50 Garrison Road
Park and Ride - Spur Road -Just After Deborah Lane
Henry Law Park – 1 Washington Street
Cleary Cleaners Care Pharmacy Parking Lot - 120 Central Avenue
North Dover Area
Horne Street School - 70 Horne Street
Strafford Farms - 58 New Rochester Road
Dover Ice Arena - 110 Portland Avenue
Strafford Court Parking Lot - 259 County Farm Road
Granite Village - 6 Olde English Village Road
Janetos Parking Lot - 77 Main Street
Federal Savings Bank Parking Lot - 633 Central Avenue
Central Dover Area
Woodman Park School - 11 Towle Avenue
Adelle Drive - Redden Gardens
Lilac Lane -1 Lilac Lane
SOCC - 40 Hampshire Circle
Industrial Park Drive - 115 Industrial Park Drive
Rutland Manor - Abby Lane
Citizens Bank- 140 Washington Street Next to Belknap Street
Families who participate in End 68-Hours of Hunger can pick up food Tuesdays and Fridays at the below locations.
Seymour Osman Community Center - 40 Hampshire Circle 11:00-3:00
Community Partners - 577 Central Avenue 11:00-3:00
This is a new experience for everyone. We appreciate the patience and flexibility that students, families, faculty, staff, and the community has shown. People have made us aware, and we have seen, many examples of teachers, students, and families supporting one another. Necessity often fosters collaboration and efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out, and will continue to bring out, the best in our community. Our mantra is “Learning Never Stops!”