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New Student Enrollment for the 2015-2016 Academic Year
New Student Enrollment: Kindergarten and Pre-K
Registration Packets are available at all Dover Elementary Schools.
We welcome your visitation at any time to obtain this packet.
All documents, including residency proofs, should be completed prior to the assigned meeting.
Appointments may be made by calling Mr. Chris Spillman at 973-328-6224. The Pre-K classes are limited to the available spaces.
East Dover: Registration will be held on May 11 and May 18.
North Dover: Registration will be held on on May 19, 21, 26 and 28.
Academy Street: Registration will be held on May 20 and 27.
Dover School District Honeywell Alert System
Please be sure to update your Honeywell account in the event you change your phone number or contact information. Some parents have voiced a concern that they are called too early or too late.
Quite often, the time of the call is dictated by the event we are facing. If severe icing is
forecast, we will try to make the call earlier in the evening to avoid a lack of communication due to downed trees or power lines. Our cafeteria staff arrives at approximately 5:30 am in some buildings that serve an early breakfast, so we try to make the call early enough for them to avoid being on the roads. We begin internal conversations at 1:00 am, and are usually on the roads between 4:00 and 4:30 am.
The most challenging instance is when we are forced to make a decision before we see our first snowflake.
We shall continue to do our best with the safety of the children in mind. If one does not want calls before 6 am or after 9 pm, I suggest you log into Honeywell, disable your voice option and sign up for the text or email options. Of course, if we had a sudden emergency, one may not be as informed, but we cannot send out multiple reports at a variety of times.
We have begun another year of transition within the Dover School District.
New Department of Education testing procedures promise to afford a greater degree of academic rigor than anything we have experienced in our history.
To prepare for this, we have implemented a variety of academic initiatives throughout the district.
Dover Middle School will begin an exciting new program in which every student will be provided with a MacBook Air laptop computer, as all classes will begin to incorporate technology as part of the lesson.
We cannot teach testing skills in isolation, but must incorporate them within the context of everyday lessons.
As a pilot project, North Dover Elementary School will be distributing Kindle Paperwhites to every student in Grade 5.
These devices will have a variety of fiction and nonfiction literature, and will be used to enhance and expand the reading ability of our students.
The United States Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, has designated Dover High School as a National Blue Ribbon School. This marks the apex of a process that began when Dover High School was nominated for this award by the New Jersey Department of Education. A comprehensive application package was completed highlighting each facet of our school ranging in areas from curriculum to test performance. As an Exemplary Improving school, the staff and students have demonstrated significant progress in academic achievement through the State of New Jersey performance assessments. Concurrently, programmatic elements of the school represent a vision of excellence wherein all students can achieve their potential. This journey began nine years ago, when the staff, administration and Board of Education embraced a vision for our future, a vision that contained a total realignment of our curriculum, redefining what we teach and how we teach it. We choose not to focus on our challenges but on our aspirations. As a result, we have seen dramatic increases in academic rigor and concomitant growth in our academic performance.
The Dover High School of today is academically enhanced, offering over 53 transcripted college credits. Our Health and Science Academy
and Fine and Performing Arts Academy allow our students to be exposed to a variety of academic experiences, forming a foundation for future career readiness and development. The journey is just beginning, but this is an important milestone marking our progress to date. We hope that you share our pride in the staff, students, and administration of Dover High School as we celebrate Dover's designation as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
In terms of our physical plant, Mr. Robert Gomes, our facility manager, has been busy with a variety of projects throughout the district.
The High School Gym is receiving a new heating and air conditioning system, we have had new roofing installed at both Dover High School and
East Dover Elementary School, and we have installed new ceilings and dividers in many of our student restrooms.
Our buildings represent a long term investment by the taxpayer, and it is crucial that we protect our buildings today to insure their continued use into our future.
While we must celebrate our accomplishments, it is crucial that we continue to work with an eye toward our future.
With the continued support of our parents and community, I believe the best is yet to come.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve your family and children.
Robert B. Becker
Honeywell Alert Information
Please click on the attachment below to view the Honeywell Instant Alert initial registration instructions which are available in English and Spanish!
Tuesday, May 5
Board of Education Meeting (Public Hearing) 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 2
Board of Education Meeting: 8:00
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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District Mission Statement
The mission of Dover Public School District is to provide an optimum educational experience for all students, creating a passion for learning and encouraging all students to perform to their highest academic potential while promoting self expression, cooperation, and respect for others. This shall be accomplished via a seamless integration of the New Jersey Core Content Standards into district curriculum and infusing the most current pedagogical practices and technology into the fabric of the classroom environment.
Dover Board of Education Meeting Schedule
Board Meetings are held in the Board Conference Room
Dover High School, 100 Grace Street, Dover at 8:00 pm.
Committee of the Whole Sessions:
January 6, 2015 (Re-Organization)
February 3, 2015
March 3, 2015
May 5, 2015 (Public Hearing)
June 2, 2015
September 1, 2015
October 6, 20015
November 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
January 20, 2015
February 17, 2015
March 17, 2015
April 21, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 19, 2015
June 16, 2015
July 21, 2015
August 18, 2015
September 15, 2015
October 20, 2015
November 17, 2015
December 15, 2015
Please note that all dates may be subject to change. It is advisable to confirm date and location
by calling the Board Office at 973-989-2005.
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Dover Public Schools, 100 Grace Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: 973-989-2000 | Fax: 973-989-1662