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From the Superintendent

As you are probably well aware, concerns regarding clowns have been escalating through social media outlets and news reports.  This week, some towns in Morris County have received “clown threats” via postings on the Internet.  Many of our students, particularly those in the lower elementary grades, have expressed fear about clowns in and around their schools.

We want to reassure our school community that, although we have not been able to verify a  similar threat, we take these concerns very seriously.  We are communicating with the Dover Police Department about this issue.  The Dover Police will provide an increased presence around our schools in an effort to diminish fears.  In addition, our administrators and teachers are reminding students that they are in a safe environment at all times in our buildings.  We will continue to investigate the veracity of rumors and report any information to the local authorities.

Silver Medal to Dover High School

Dover High School has once again been recognized by U. S. News and World Report!  This award is based on an analysis of the 2014-2015 school year strength of program and test scores from 2013-2014.  This is a great honor in which our students, staff and community should take a moment to reflect on our accomplishment and the concomitant validation of, not only our efforts, but the determination this achievement represents.

Bob Becker

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.

Anti-Bullying and Harassment Contacts

Anti-Bullying District Coordinator Contact Information
District Coordinator Mr. Lou Taxiarchou
Phone # 973-328-6221
Main Office # 973-989-2020
School Anti-Bullying Specialist Contact Information
Academy Street School Mr. Jonathan Swack
Phone # 973-989-2066
North Dover Mr. Lou Taxiarchou
Phone # 973-328-6221
Main Office # 973-989-2020
East Dover School Ms. Ana Rosa Acevedo
Phone # 973-989-2079
Dover High School Ms. Victoria Szabo
Phone # 973-989-2058

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!

Registration Instructions.pdf


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Upcoming Events

October 28 2016

November 1 2016

Board Of Education Meeting 8:00 pm

November 9 2016
12:00 am

End Of First Marking Period

November 10 2016
All Day

NJEA Convention – Schools Closed

November 11 2016
All Day

NJEA Convention – Schools Closed

November 15 2016

Board Of Education Meeting 8:00 pm

November 18 2016

Dover High School Fall Play 7:00 pm

November 23 2016

Early Dismissal

November 24 2016

Thanksgiving Break – Schools Closed

November 25 2016

Thanksgiving Break – Schools Closed

December 1 2016

North Dover Winter Concert 7:00 pm

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 5, 2016 (Re-Organization)
February 2, 2016
March 1, 2016
April 5, 2016
June 7, 2016 Canceled
September 6, 2016
October 4, 20016
November 1, 2016
December 6, 2016
Regular Sessions:

January 19, 2016
February 16, 2016
March 15, 2016
April 26, 2016 (Public Hearing)
May 10, 2016
June 21, 2016
July 19, 2016
August 16, 2016
September 20, 2016
October 18, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 20, 2016

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.