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.
Dear Dobbs Ferry Parents and Community,
The holidays are upon us and the excitement of the season is all around. We are so grateful that the school year is well underway with minimal disruption overall in spite of the pandemic, which still has our nation in its grip. We continue to follow strict protocols and encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated.
We are hoping to run a vaccination clinic with the Westchester County Department of Health for children ages 5+ here in Dobbs Ferry after the New Year. Parents should also look for the many local vaccination opportunities available through area pharmacies. Getting children vaccinated as quickly as possible will be important since we suspect that guidance may be forthcoming with metrics for the loosening of mask restrictions. This change would most likely be based on the percentage of vaccinated people in each school building.
Our work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) continues as we begin to implement our DEI Plan, which was presented to the Board of Education (BOE) and community on November 9th. The District DEI Task Force is being formed along with building-level teams as required by BOE Policy 0105. We look forward to the journey understanding that this is a process that will unfold over time, and that there are still questions that for some, remain unanswered. We will be doing our best to continue to listen to all views and consider all perspectives. The District DEI webpage is full of important information that parents and community members may find helpful.
Mark your calendars for the Winter Concerts that are scheduled for the following dates at 7 p.m
Middle School December 15th Auditorium
Springhurst - Grade 5 December 16th Cafeteria
High School December 22 Auditorium
We hope you can join us for at least one evening of holiday magic!
The New Year ahead promises to be another adventure. If there is anything that we have learned over these many months of pandemic schooling, it is that we are flexible, adaptable, and creative in our efforts to keep children and staff safe, while providing the same, high-quality educational experience that our families expect of the Dobbs Ferry School District.
We wish you the very best during the holiday season!
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.