• To reach the DHS Guidance office, please call the high school main number at 781-934-7650.  At the menu, enter the counselor's extension (listed below) or press 1 for the guidance secretary.
     
    Mrs. Gail Anderson
    Guidance Secretary
    DHS Guidance Fax
    781-934-6081
    Main Office Fax
    781-934-6080
     
     
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    Mrs. Lisa Dembowski 
    Director of Guidance
    Extension 4124
    Mr. Jon Cucinatto
    Extension 4128
    Mrs. Kelly Jurgens
    Extension 4134 
    Ms. Bridget McDonough
    Extension 4133
    Mr. Patrick Maguire
    Extension 4135
    Ms. Alissa Nemzer
    Extension 4129
    Ms. Michelle Ryan
    School Psychologist
    Extension 4132
    Ms. Elizabeth Walsh
    Extension 4126
     
    Important Note about Phone calls and Emails:
    As you would anticipate, most of the day of a Guidance Counselor is spent meeting with students and families.  As a result we ask that you give us twenty four hours to respond to email and voicemail.  Obviously there are plenty of times that we will not need this window to respond but certain times of the year can be extremely busy.  If your call is urgent in nature, please state that in your call.  Please be advised that for urgent situations, email is not the best method of communication.
     
    Appointments
    Students and families are encouraged to make appointments to see the Guidance Counselors.  Counselors are available Monday through Friday during school hours.  Additionally, all counselors work one flex night a week to provide for after school/evening appointments (on this day the counselor comes into school in the early afternoon). Schedules of night appointments will be available when school begins.
     
    To make an appointment, students and families can sign up in the appointment books within the Guidance Office.  Students will be given a pass for the class which is during that period.  It is the student's responsibility to show that pass to the teacher PRIOR to coming to Guidance for the appointment.  Students WILL NOT be called down out of class as we do not want to interrupt the class.  Students should also consider the class for which they will be leaving for the appointment.  They should not miss any exams, projects etc. 
     
    Families can also call the DHS Guidance Office to make an appointment. Unless it is an emergency situation, it is difficult for us to accommodate walk-ins, so please do your best to make advance appointments.
     
    Newsletter
    Guidance has a weekly section in the DHS newsletter.  Be sure you receive it and read it each week for important information!