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Below is our latest information as of September 4, 2019

Dover High School and Regional Career Technical Center Information Update

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  

 

We thank everyone for their patience and safe driving as we adjust to our new traffic patterns.  A reminder that entrance to the front parking lot is only through the Durham Road side of the lot.  To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, we remind students and staff to only cross at crosswalks and please do not do any U-turns on Alumni Drive.

     Open House will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  The School Counseling Department will give a presentation for the parents of freshmen at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.

     Dover High School will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony on Tuesday, September 17th at 9:00 am.

     The ribbon cutting ceremony for Dover high School’s rooftop solar array, the largest rooftop array in the state, will be held on Thursday, September 19th at

     The Athletic Department will be working with its coaches and student-athletes to take preventive measures to address the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West
Nile Virus in the region.  Student-athletes will receive information from their coaches.

Repeated Information

We have made a change to our schedule this year, adding a Flex Block.  Flex Block is a 40-minute instructional block of time each day when students can participate in an advisory program as well as seek academic and social support and enrichment. Flex Block is not a study hall. Through Flex Block, the goal is for our students to be empowered to make the appropriate academic and social decisions necessary for success at Dover High School and to prepare them for life after high school. Flex Time can include peer tutoring, club meetings, assemblies, guidance or case manager appointments, extra help, make up work, re-assessment, reteaching or enrichment.   Flex Block’s primary focus is academics and the order for priorities for Flex Block are:

  1. Relearning/make up work
  2. Reassessment
  3. Review, reinforcement, group work, project check ins etc.
  4. Enrichment

     Every Friday teachers and students will use a software program, Enriching Students, in which students will either be assigned by one of their teachers to meet with them or they can sign up for time with one of their teachers.  This will allow for students to receive targeted support and extension in their classes.

     The new schedule shortens each block by ten minutes to provide time for the Flex Block.  It also eliminates one lunch block.  Students will have added options for seating during lunch this year as we will be feeding more students at once.  All students will have access to the Town Square (the name for our cafeteria), the Green Wave, the Courtyard (when the weather is appropriate), and seating along the mezzanine.  Seniors will be able to use Learning Commons 2-2, 2-3 and 2-4.  Students who were on free or reduced lunch at the end of last year remain in that status until October 1, 2019.  A new lunch form needs to be completed and returned to your advisor as quickly as possible.

The schedule for this year can be found below.

 

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

Block

Time

Minutes

1

7:40 am to 9:00 am

80

2

9:05 am to 10:25 am

80

Flex

10:30 am to 11:10 am

40

3A

A Lunch:  11:15 am to 11:40 am

25/30

3 Pause

Pause:  11:45 am to 11:55 am

10

3B

B Lunch:  11:55 am to 12:20 pm

25/30

3 Pause

Pause:  12:25 pm to 12:35 pm

10

3C

C Lunch:  12:35 pm to 1:05 pm

30

4

1:10 pm to 2:30 pm

80

 

     With the completion of the parking lot in front of the school, we have new traffic patterns that we ask students and families to review.

 

One-way Traffic

 

     The access road behind the school has reverted to one way.  The traffic flow is to enter from Daley Drive and exit by the Animal Science Barn.  There is no parking behind the school.

 

Bus Students

     Bus students will be dropped off in front of the school.  The loop closest to the school is for busses only between 7:00 am and 8:00 am and 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Students who were on free or reduced lunch at the end of last year remain in that status until October 1, 2019.  A new lunch form needs to be completed and returned to your advisor as quickly as possible.

Bus Students

     Bus students will be dropped off in front of the school.  The loop closest to the school is for busses only between 7:00 am and 8:00 am and 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Student Drop Off and Pick-up

     There is a designated drop off area on Alumni Drive where families can pull up to the cut-out area. You should only use this option if you are approaching Dover High School from Durham Road/Route 108. If you use this option, please pull forward as far as possible and only have students exit vehicles on the sidewalk side.  Students should not be dropped off on any other part of Alumni Drive.

     Students can also be dropped off in the front parking lot.  Entry is from the Bellamy Road/Route 108 side entrance.  Parents are asked to use the inner loop not the bus loop.  Do not drive through the parking lot to drop students off as this will make parking more difficult.  Please pull up as far as possible in the loop and remind your student(s) to use the multiple crosswalks provided.  Vehicles exit through the Bellamy Road side exit.

Senior Parking

     There is a major change in senior parking this year.  The Senior Lot on Alumni Drive contains 37 spaces.  Seniors with a parking permit may park there.  The other 148 designated senior parking spaces are in the front lot.  Seniors with a parking permit should park in the back four rows closest to Alumni Drive.  Senior parking permits are distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Students may continue to purchase a senior parking permit before or after school or during lunch

 

Junior Parking

     Juniors may park in the Bellamy Lot at Bellamy Field or in the Junior Lot behind the South End Fire Station without a permit on August 28th and August 29th as well as September 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.   During this time, the application process for junior parking permits will be taking place.

     Juniors may drop off completed parking applications and payment beginning Wednesday, August 28th in the Main Office.  The window for applications will close on Friday, September 6th at 3:00 PM.  It is important to understand that the order in which applications are submitted throughout the week does NOT matter. In the event of a need for a lottery the winners will be posted outside the Main Office on Monday, September 9th.  Student winners may pick up their permits before or after school in the Main Office, not during school, to prevent missing class time.

     Students with excessive tardies (defined as ten or more in either the First or Second Semester of the 2018-2019 School Year) will not be allowed to park on campus at the beginning of the school year and must apply and have a contract approved by the appropriate Dean of Students to have this policy waived after a period of twenty-one (21) school days. 

      Students must have cleared up all obligations before their parking application will be processed.

Athletic/Event Parking

     People attending events after school should park in the Bellamy Park Parking Lot, the Bellamy Academy Parking Lot, or the front parking lot.  Please park in marked spaces only.  The access road behind the school will revert to one way on Monday, August 26th with entry from the Durham Road side of the building.  There is no parking on the access road to accommodate emergency vehicles.  Please do not park on the grass as we are trying to grow grass in many areas around the campus.

     Schedule for the Weeks of August 26th and September 2nd

 

Date

Schedule

Monday, August 26th

Faculty and staff return, no students.

Tuesday, August 27th

Freshman Orientation- 7:40 am to 12:00 pm

Wednesday, August 28th

All students have a full day- 7:40 am to 2:30 pm; it is a Green Day.

Thursday, August 29th

All students have a full day- White Day.

Friday, August 30th

No School- Labor Day Recess

Monday, September 2nd

No School- Labor Day Recess

Tuesday, September 3rd

Green Day

Wednesday, September 4th

White Day

Thursday, September 5th

Green Day

Friday, September 6th

White Day

 

     We follow an alternate day scheduled.  The first day in the two-day cycle is called a Green Day and the second day is a White Day.  As the schedule above illustrates, the schedule moves in a sequential manner and is not impacted by holidays or cancellations.

     In their Advisory/Flex Block students will receive their back-to-school paperwork.  Please return any necessary items with signatures as soon as possible, particularly Emergency Forms and Free and Reduced Lunch Forms.  Students will also receive course outlines and syllabi that require signatures.  Please be aware that many lab classes and Career Technical Center classes require these signatures before students can participate in lab activities.

Required paperwork by grade levels include:

Grade 9

  1. Handbook Acknowledgment Form
  2. Emergency Form
  3. Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Form
  4. Student Acceptable Use Form
  5. Google Docs Form
  6. Media Permission Form
  7. Video and Audio Recording on School Property Procedure
  8. Family Military Status for Department of Education Reporting

Grade 10

  1. Handbook Acknowledgment Form
  2. Emergency Form
  3. Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Form
  4. Student Acceptable Use Form- new students only
  5. Google Docs Opt Out Form- new students only
  6. Media Permission Form
  7. Video and Audio Recording on School Property Procedure
  8. Family Military Status for Department of Education Reporting

Grade 11

  1. Handbook Acknowledgment Form
  2. Emergency Form
  3. Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Form
  4. Student Acceptable Use Form- new students only
  5. Google Docs Opt Out Form- new students only
  6. Media Permission Form
  7. Video and Audio Recording on School Property Procedure
  8. Family Military Status for Department of Education Reporting

Grade 12

  1. Handbook Acknowledgment Form
  2. Emergency Form
  3. Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Form
  4. Student Acceptable Use Form- new students only
  5. Google Docs Opt Out Form- new students only
  6. Media Permission Form
  7. Video and Audio Recording on School Property Procedure
  8. Family Military Status for Department of Education Reporting