The Dobbs Ferry School District strives to develop independent, curious, and open-minded learners who think critically, work collaboratively, act ethically and are knowledgeable about the world around them.
The District's first-ever First Responders Day was a great way to celebrate everything that they do for our community. Springhurst students shared thank you cards, letters and poems with our police, fire, and EMS workers, plus our wonderful school nurses. The children also got a first-hand look at all the emergency vehicles and even sounded the sirens.
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For our children:
Dear Dobbs Ferry Families and Community,
The month of May is in full swing with flowers, showers, and lots of action in our schools and community. We want to thank everyone who took the time to cast their votes in the May 17th Budget and Trustee Election, which resulted in a resounding endorsement of the 2022-2023 budget. Congratulations to our incumbent BOE Trustees Jean Lucasey and Shannon Stringer on their re-election to the BOE and newcomer Darren Wood who will replace longtime BOE member Rita Kennedy who chose not to run again in the election. We extend our heartfelt thank you to Ms. Kennedy for her years of service to the District!
Earlier this month, the District welcomed the Tri-States Consortium for a visit as part of our partnership with the Consortium. A team comprised of 17 teachers and administrators from districts in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey spent three days in our schools meeting with teachers, students, parents, and administrators to review our progress with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives - specifically our progress in creating Welcoming and Affirming Environments in our schools. The visit was an intensive experience, we learned a lot and await the report, which will be shared with our school community sometime in June. Tri-States visits participating school districts on a three-year cycle. Our previous visit was focused on technology integration.
We anticipate many exciting times in June before the last day of school on June 24th. High school graduation will be held at Waterfront Park on Saturday, June 18th, at 10am. Middle School Stepping Up is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd at 9am in the auditorium, and the Springhurst 5th grade Stepping Up Parade will take place on Friday, June 24th at 9am.
We also are excited to welcome our new superintendent, Kenneth Slentz, to the District in August. Beginning on July 1st, our retired Assistant Superintendent Doug Berry will serve as the Interim Superintendent until the new superintendent arrives.
As we get ready for changes and new beginnings - best wishes for the final weeks ahead and an exciting close to the school year!
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting