For Families

Dover High School Family Information Update

June 27, 2018

     Credit Recovery is available during Summer School this year.  Students can recover 0.5 or 1 credit in English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Health.  Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Dates: Monday July 9 – Friday August 3.   Time:  7:45 – 12:15 pm.   Registration forms are available at:

     Certain Dover High School classes require summer reading and assignments to be completed before students return to school in August.  Students should check in with the course teacher and the information can be found under the “For Families/2018 Summer Reading” tab on the Dover High School Website. 

     Attached  to this week’s email is information provided by The Piscataqua Maritime Commission concerning a summer program they offer for students to spend a week (July 18 to July 25) on the tall ship Roseway. 

     The School Counseling Department will be open during the following weeks this summer for appointments.  The July appointments will be held in the current Dover High School.  We will update families on the location of the August appointments based on where we are in the transition to the new school.

July 16 through July 20

July 23 through July 27

August 13 through August 17

August 20 through August 24

   Students needing work papers may also get these at the SAU Office at 61 Locust Street. 

     To help with planning, we want to let families know that the first two days of school will look different for 2018-2019.  Because the building will be new to staff and students, we will run an orientation day for juniors and seniors on Wednesday, August 29th and an orientation day for freshmen and sophomores on Thursday, August 30th.  Both days will be full days following the 7:40 am to 2:30 pm schedule and bussing will be provided.  Tuesday, September 4th will be the first day for all students.  More information will be sent out with summer mailing that is sent out in the last week of July.

     For many students, the coming vacation weeks may mean a scarcity of available food.  Grab and Go is a nonprofit program that provides healthy food every week during the summer for Dover's children and youth.  Now in its fourth year, Grab and Go has distributed over 4,000 weekend food bags at 10 sites.  This summer we will expand our distribution sites to 15.  The program will run Thursdays and Fridays from June 28th through August 31st.  You will receive another email detailing the dates and times of the distributions, but to help you plan please note that distributions generally takes place early Thursday afternoon and late Friday afternoon.

     Dover High School serves as a distribution center for the Grab and Go Program.  Food can be picked up at Dover High School on Thursdays at 12:15 pm and Fridays at 5:15

If this program could be of help to your children, we encourage you to access one of the following sites:

 Dover High School                                        Teen Center/McConnell Center

Dover Middle School                                     Dover Head Start

Garrison School                                             Dover Public Library

Horne Street School                                       Park Street Park

Woodman Park School                                  Seymour Osman Community Center

Redden Gardens                                             Dover Food Pantry

Rutland Manor                                               Dover Friendly Kitchen

Belknap Street                                                Henry Law Park

We want to insure a healthy summer for Dover's children.  Working together we can make that possible.


Warm regards,
The Grab and Go Volunteers

Message from the Yearbook Staff:

Thank you to students, families, staff, and the Dover Community for supporting the 2018 DHS Yearbook.  We have wrapped up our sales for the year and will be preparing for the 2019 Yearbook.  Have a great summer!   

Attention DHS Alumni....

There is a limited inventory of yearbooks from past years that are available for purchase, ranging in dates from 1967 - 2016.   Please contact Chris Stewart at for additional information.

     As the warm weather returns we ask that students review and adhere to the dress code.  Please pay particular attention to parameters around appropriate tops and shorts.  Shirts must cover the entire torso, shoulders are not to be bare, and straps need to be wider than spaghetti straps.  Please make sure that shorts and skirts are appropriate in terms of coverage.

Repeated Information

Arts in Reach (AIR) is still accepting applications for SummerWorks, a COST FREE summer arts programs for teen girls. This summer AIR is offering three different programs in the performance, visual, and musical arts.  The programs are open to teen girls aged 13-18 in the seacoast area of NH​. All of the services are free, and they help families with transportation. AIR offers high quality arts programs that value community building and personal development. For more info or a link to the application go to:

     Great Bay Community College is going to be offering ‘Commit to College’ days for seniors that don’t have plans after graduation.  Students can attend on June 26th, 27th, or 28th from 9-3pm to get on their way to start at Great Bay.  Any senior that plans on attending should bring their transcript. For more information contact: 603-427-7600.

     The New Hampshire Higher Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) will be hosting Summer Boot Camp workshops, led by college counselors, to help rising high school seniors embark upon the college admissions process in a relaxed, small-group setting with the support of college counselors. Registration is required (  ) and all workshops are held at NHHEAF’s Concord campus.  The cost is $25 per workshop. 

     The University of New Hampshire’s Tech Camp has a set of summer programs for students entering grades 6 through 12 designed to increase STEM literacy. The programs engage young people in interactive, hands-on, problem solving activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). UNH Tech Camp is offered by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire and makes available the benefits of the UNH research campus to the community-at-large. The Tech Leaders program runs from July 16 through July 27, and a girls only week runs July 9 through July 13th.   This is a wonderful program to inspire and support girls who are thinking of or are already in the STEM pathways.   See the attached flyers for more information.

   The Dover Police Department wishes to pass along a friendly reminder to both students and parents that the use of any handheld mobile electronic device while driving is against the law.  The use of handheld electronic devices while driving causes significant distractions to the driver and increases your chances of being involved in an accident.  The Dover Police Department strictly enforces all laws pertaining to the Use of Mobile Electronic Device While Driving.



Peter Driscoll
Dover High School Principal


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