Parent, Guardian & Caretaker Information
A major component of Dover-Sherborn's High School philosophy is helping adolescents achieve independence and maturity. Parents are urged to encourage and to guide their children in the process of problem solving and decision-making around personal, social and academic issues. The classroom teacher is the primary resource for providing academic help and direction. High school students are encouraged to approach their teachers for such support. The school counselor is also an important resource in helping students deal with personal and social adjustment issues. We suggest that parents encourage their sons/daughters to first seek out appropriate supports within the school before contacting the school for a conference.
- When and how should parents set up a conference?
- When and whom to telephone?
- How can parents decide if a conference is necessary?
- What is considered bullying and how does my child report an incident?
- When should you ask to confer with the Principal?
- Where do we get current information about what is going on at the high school?
- How does the high school telephone system work?
- How does a student/parent arrange dismissal?
- What if a student is absent or tardy?
- Where do parents go for questions related to athletics?
- What are the parent organizations?
- Who are the guidance counselors? When and how are 9th graders assigned guidance counselors?
- What if parents/guardians have a question about their child's progress in a particular class?
- How much homework is expected of 9th grade students?
- What is extra help?
- Can backpacks be carried in the high school?