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.
30 Day Notice of State Mandated Emergency Health Protocols
Posted February 1, 2021
Public Hearing and Adoption on March 9,2021
30 Day Notice of State Mandated Emergency Health Protocols are included in the District-wide Safety and Emergency Plan
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SPRINGHURST & MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOICE BOARDS - SUMMER ACTIVITIES
In order to continue the learning over the summer, K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek and K-6 Math Specialist Josh Rosen have developed a collection of resources in both ELA and Mathematics for all Springhurst students. Each grade level will have a Choice Board, which is essentially a grid with a range of activities that give students the opportunity to choose the activity they would like to do and to learn in a variety of ways.
February 12, 2021
Dear Dobbs Ferry Parents,
With the Winter Break upon us, we know that many of you have questions about when we can fully reopen our schools -- meaning full-day, 5-days-per-week operations. Some school districts in Westchester County are already beginning to do this with a portion of their students, and others are engaged in discussions about how to do so sometime this Spring. Through all of this, public school districts are studying the public health guidance, their buildings’ physical limitations, and the costs that would be incurred. And of course, as we have since the start of our closure last March, we are keeping student and staff safety in the forefront of all of our planning.
Let me be clear: reopening schools fully is absolutely our goal here in Dobbs Ferry. I need to be equally clear, however, that reaching that goal will be much more complicated than you might imagine. Here are just a few of the factors that we are grappling with and that parents should consider as well:
In the days ahead, we will be sending a survey to families to gauge your “comfort level” and willingness to return your children to fully reopened schools. We would continue to offer a “remote only” option and parents would be given a choice to switch to “remote only” if they were not comfortable with their child attending school in-person every day.
We hope to have more clarity around some of the issues above -- especially those related to vaccinations and testing -- in the coming weeks. We anticipate that we can discuss some preliminary planning and share more details with parents no later than mid-March.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all continue to do our best to get through this challenging time.
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.
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7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Springhurst Parent/Teacher Conferences
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Springhurst Parent/Teacher Conferences
5:30 PM Facilities Committee