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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

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  • August 2018 Monday - August 20, 2018
    • Varsity Boys Golf (Practice)
    • Football Cheerleading Team to Camp 7:45 AMChestnut Lake Cheerleading Camp - Pennsylvanis
    • Varsity Football Practice Starts 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    Friday - August 24, 2018
    • Varsity Girls Soccer 10:00 AMvs Poughkeepsie (Scrimmage)
    Saturday - August 25, 2018
    • Varsity Boys Soccer 4:30 PM@ Pawling (Scrimmage)
    Monday - August 27, 2018
    • Varsity/JV Boys Soccer 10:00 AMvs Carmel (Scrimmage)
    Tuesday - August 28, 2018
    • Varsity Boys Soccer (Scrimmage) 10:00 AM@ Brewster
    Wednesday - August 29, 2018
    • Varsity Volleyball 9:00 AMvs Brewster (Scrimmage)
    • Freshman Orientation 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMAuditorium
    Thursday - August 30, 2018
    • JV Boys Soccer 9:00 AM@ Rhinebeck
    • Varsity Boys Soccer 9:00 AMRhinebeck
    • 6th Grade Orientation 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMAuditorium
    • JV Volleyball 4:15 PMvs John A. Coleman
    • Varsity Volleyball 4:15 PMvs Highland
  • September 2018 Saturday - September 1, 2018
    • Varsity Football (Scrimmage) 10:00 AMvs Pine Plains/Pawling
    • Varsity Boys Soccer 5:45 PM@ Brewster Tournament
    Tuesday - September 4, 2018
    • JV Volleyball 4:15 PM@ Webatuck
    • Varsity/JV boys Soccer 4:15 PM@ Webatuck
    Wednesday - September 5, 2018
    • Varsity Cross Country 2:15 AMTryouts
    • Varsity Boys Golf 4:15 PM@ John A. Coleman
    • Varsity Girls Soccer 4:15 PM@ Rhinebeck
    Thursday - September 6, 2018
    • First Day of School

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Saturday, September 29th. Click web link for more information.
Substitute training will take place on August 22, 2018 from 10-11 am in the MS/HS Library Conference room. There is no need to register in advance.
Click web link above to view the action-packed Dover Library Summer Brochure!
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 8th grade and their families all around the state! May through September 2018 Readers can log into myON wherever they are and whenever they want to read – at home, in the library, in a bus or a car, at a community center or the park – the possibilities are endless.
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.
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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