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The Dover Union Free School District is a united community committed to enriching the lives of students through education.

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Welcome, to the Dover Union Free School District.  As you drive up the driveway to the High School/Middle School, you will see our seniors have painted pictures, murals, and symbols that represent their experience at Dover.  As you walk through our schools, you will see beautiful student-painted murals and doors in the Middle/High School, and in all of our schools there are numerous displays of student writing, art, and projects.  If you heard the speeches of our students at the 8th grade moving-up ceremony and graduation, there was a common theme - sense of community.  We take great pride and go to great lengths to embrace this strong sense of community and connectedness to Dover.

 It is this theme that holds us together to provide the best possible education for the students of Dover.  Our commitment to work together for the benefit of everyone is woven into the rigorous curriculum, professional development, professional learning communities, developing a fully inclusive school, our character education programs, scheduling practices, and our extra-curricular activities.

We have layed out an agressive set of goals with high expectations for the year to come.  We want to get every student to achieve as much as they are capable of and ensure they are ready for college or career asperations.  No one can achieve goals without help and teamwork.  We are in this together.

We want everyone to be connected to our great school, receive the benefits of it, and contribute to make it better.  I will work hard to continue with the great traditions of this community and give our stakeholders the opportunity to live to their calling.


Michael Tierney
Superintendent of Schools

  • February 2018 Friday - February 23, 2018
    • WES- SIT Meeting 7:45 AMWES Library
    • Varsity Indoor Track 6:00 PM@ West Point
    Wednesday - February 28, 2018
    • WES- All School Assembly 2:00 PMWES Gym
  • March 2018 Monday - March 5, 2018
    • Varsity/JV Tryouts for Spring Sports 2:00 PM
    Monday - March 12, 2018
    • Modified Spring Sports Tryouts 2:00 PM
    Wednesday - March 14, 2018
    • Sports Physicals 8:30 AMMiddle School Nurses Office
    Friday - March 16, 2018
    • Boys Varsity Lacrosse 4:15 PMvs Carmel (Scrimmage)
    Monday - March 26, 2018
    • Schools Closed Spring Recess
    Tuesday - March 27, 2018
    • Schools Closed Spring Recess
    Wednesday - March 28, 2018
    • Schools Closed Spring Recess
    Thursday - March 29, 2018
    • Schools Closed Spring Recess
    Friday - March 30, 2018
    • Schools & Offices Closed Spring Recess
  • April 2018 Monday - April 2, 2018
    • Schools Closed Spring Recess
    Thursday - April 5, 2018
    • Varsity Baseball 4:15 PMvs Onteora
    • Varsity Softball 4:15 PMvs Onteora
    Monday - April 9, 2018
    • Varsity Baseball 4:15 PM@ Rhinebeck
    • Varsity Softball 4:15 PM@ Rhinebeck
    Wednesday - April 11, 2018
    • Varsity Baseball 4:15 PM@ Spackenkill
    • Varsity Softball 4:15 PM@ Spackenkill
    • Varsity Track 4:15 PMVs FDR (Hyde Park)
    Friday - April 13, 2018
    • Modified Baseball 4:15 PM@ Rhinebeck
    • Modified Softball 4:15 PM@ Rhinebeck
    Monday - April 16, 2018
    • Varsity Baseball 4:15 PMvs Ellenville

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Click link on website to read the message sent out to parents and guardians from Superintendent Tierney on Feb. 22nd.
Please click website link to view letter from Superintendent Tierney sent home to parents/guardians on February 20th regarding the shooting in Parkland, Florida as well as helpful links to tips on how to talk with children about violence.
This free program exists to assist those who have taken on the role as primary caregiver for a related child.
Now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.
The next substitute training will take place on February 21, 2018 from 10-11 am in the MS/HS Library Conference room. There is no need to register in advance.
Dutchess County School Boards Association will be holding a workshop for prospective school board members. Click here for more information.
The class is for care-givers of loved ones with a mental illness. It is not a support or therapy group. It is a class with an emphasis on education, skills, empathy and self-care. Each week in this 12 week class builds on the next. Class is for Care-givers only and Registration is required.
It has come to the attention of the Dover Union Free School District that a company, All American Publishing, is soliciting a fundraiser in the name of Dover High School. Please take notice that this is NOT a school-approved solicitation. Please do not participate or donate to this business. –Michael Tierney, Superintendent of Schools
As per Board Policy: The parent or person in parental relation of a parochial or private school child residing in the district who desires his or her child to be transported to a parochial, private, or charter school outside of the District during the next school year, must submit a written request to the Board no later than April 1 of the preceding year, or within 30 days of moving into the District.
Show your Dragon Pride and support the Dover Education Enrichment Program (DEEP) by buying a brick! Your personalized brick will be installed along the Dover High School Entrance as a personal tribute or in honor or in memory of a loved one or organization. Click for more information.
Every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm at the Dover Plains Library.
Click here to learn more about this free service for residents in Dover, Millbrook, Millerton, Pine Plains, or Stanford.
Click here to find out more information about having your child participate in the Backpack Program. Don't miss out..."When local kids go hungry, we have their backs."
Applications are being taken now for children who will be 3 by December 1, 2015. Head Start centers are located in Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Millerton, Red Hook, Wappingers Falls, and Wingdale. Click here or call to find out more: 845-832-3331 or 845-452-4167
Established by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and a community advisory board in 2014, DEEP is a community-based effort to support projects above and beyond those paid for by local, state and federal funding. The Fund has been seeded by several generous gifts and its board now seeks to build an endowment so it can make a significant impact on educational opportunities that inspire our students.

Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5700   Fax: (845) 877-5766

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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