Dalton High School

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

UNDERCLASSMEN EXAMS - May 26 & May 27, 2021

Underclassmen exams will take place on May 26 and May 27. Exams will be taken for full year and College Credit Plus classes only. For consistency with the first semester, second semester courses will use the highest grade from the 3rd and 4th nine weeks as the exam grade and determining factor of the final grade for the semester course. Exams will be taken in an open campus setting and students will only be required to attend the times of their specific exams. An exam schedule will be added by 5/18/2021.

20-21 Senior End of Year Information

SENIOR EXAMS - Thursday, May 20 and Friday May 21, 2021

Senior exams will be Thursday, May 20 and Friday May 21, 2021. This is a regular school day in which seniors will be taking exams (or finishing class work). Seniors must attend these two days of school or they will be counted as absent.

SENIOR CLASS PICNIC - Monday, May 24, 2021

Seniors participating in the class picnic are excused for this school sponsored function. Students will meet at Village Green Park at 8:30 AM. Any senior who chooses not to be involved in the senior class picnic will be required to attend school as normal. If your child chooses not to participate and he/she is not attending school, parents must notify the school with a reason why their child will not be in attendance that day and will not be going to the class picnic. It could be counted as an unexcused absence.

SENIOR COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE - Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 8:00AM

This is the only practice session scheduled and it is important everyone is present and on time. Anyone missing practice may not participate in Commencement activities. Attendance will be taken at the high school stadium at 8:00AM.

SENIOR ASSEMBLY - Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:30AM Dalton Live Stream

The awards assembly for Seniors will be held outside in Dalton High School’s stadium at McFarren Field. Up to 10 people may attend for each senior. DHS will also livestream the event for anyone who wishes to watch the ceremony. The assembly is scheduled to begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Students should wear caps and gowns for this assembly. The following is expected for the Senior Assembly and Graduation ceremonies:

Dress pants (no blue jeans) - boys

Dress shoes (no tennis shoes)

Dress shirt (with collar and tie) - boys

Dress or Dress pants and blouse - girls

Socks must be worn - boys

No letters or writing on caps or gowns

Collars enclosed with gown package need not be worn

No gum chewing

There will be a portion added to the senior assembly to recognize all the senior academic award winners. Spectators will be able to attend the awards part of the ceremony. Upon conclusion of the awards ceremony, Seniors will relocate to the DHS auditorium to view their senior video together. Seniors will be excused at the conclusion of the video. A link to the senior video will be posted to the Dalton Local Schools website by the end of the day on May 25th for parents / community members to view.

There will be no rain date for this assembly. The assembly will be moved to the DHS gym / auxiliary gym areas if there is inclement weather. Due to seating capacity limitations, DHS will only be able to accommodate parents and request all others to watch it on livestream.

There will be a portion added to the senior assembly to recognize all the senior academic award winners.

GRADUATION - Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 5:00PM

(Rain date will be Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 5:00PM)

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at McFarren Field at 5:00pm. The ceremony will also be livestreamed by using the following link: Dalton Live Stream

Please keep in mind this is a formal service and that dress code guidelines outlined above (from Senior Assembly) will apply.

Students must be in the High School Gymnasium by 4:15PM. Given the current state guidance pertaining to graduation ceremonies and our stadium capacity, we will be able to allow for the seniors to bring ten people each. Graduate + 10 people.

*All Covid protocols and safety expectations will continue to be required. Please contact the high school office if you need any clarification on expectations.

Open House and Transportation

Dalton High School will not be having an Open House or “Meet the Team” this year.

Virtual Open House and "Meet the Team" videos will be shared with families as soon as they become available. Transportation times will be shared at a later date as well - final are being made.

We have put together a "virtual open house" to help students familiarize themselves with their teachers and the locations of their classrooms. Please use the following link to view our open house or see it on our Dalton High School web page.

2020-2021 Dalton High School Virtual Open House

Revised Academic Calendar

Dalton Local Schools' revised 2020-21 academic calendar is attached.

Face Coverings

Governor Dewine's August 4th mandate requires all K-12 students to wear a facial covering. His mandate lists 5 exceptions to not wear a face covering. Questions may be directed to Principal Chris Black at cblack@daltonlocal.org. Reset & Restart information can be found here.

Visitor Policy

Visitors will not be permitted into the building without an appointment or approval from the DHS office staff. Please call the DHS office for an appointment. Meetings will be held virtually as much as possible.


Individual class schedules are available through Progress Book. Questions regarding Progress Book access or scheduling should contact our DHS Guidance Counselor, Luke Grau at lgrau@daltonlocal.org or by calling 330-828-2405 Option 4.

Final Forms

Dalton Local Schools will continue its use of FinalForms for all the forms required to be filled out for each student at the beginning of the school year. Please log on and update your Final Forms as soon as possible. If you are unable to log into FinalForms, contact the high school main office.

Join DHS Remind Classroom 20-21

Dalton High School (Mr. Black) has also created a Remind Classroom for updates for 20-21. Updates will be sent out periodically to help students (who may not be physically in the building) stay current on updates/events that are happening at the High School

Please use the link below to sign up.

20-21 Remind Updates Setup

Dalton Live Stream

Dalton High School will be live streaming as many home sporting events as possible. Please use the following link for access:

Dalton Live Stream

Go Bulldogs!


Mr. Chris Black

Address: 177 N. Mill St. Dalton, OH 44618

Phone: 330.828.2405 Option 4

Fax: 330.828.2801