All School Buildings will be closed for the remainder of the academic school year.
Beginning April 13th we will be asking parents to report attendance for their children if their child will be absent from remote learning. We anticipate that the New York State Education Department (SED) will be asking for some accountability measures related to student attendance. Click here for more information.
NOTICE: The Budget/Trustee vote and election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 using absentee ballots only which will be mailed to registered voters of the District. Absentee ballots must be received by the School District no later than 5:00pm on June 9th. Voters are advised to fill out and mail their ballots back as soon as possible to allow for plenty of time for delivery to the School District. Click here for budget information.
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Congratulations to the Dobbs Ferry High School Class of 2020
Valedictorian Daniel Schwartz
Salutatorian Nicolas Checa!
SCHOOL BUDGET AND BOE TRUSTEE VOTE
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The original May 19, 2020, School Budget/BOE Trustee Vote is postponed until June 9th and will be conducted via mail-in absentee ballot as determined by the Governor’s Executive Order 202.26 issued on May 1st. Residents should have received a postcard notice about the absentee ballots.
The Board of Education met virtually on Monday, May 18th and adopted the 2020-2021 budget. The Budget Public Hearing will be held virtually on May 26th at 7pm. These meetings are live-streamed on the District website at www.dfsd.org. The public is encouraged to watch these meetings to understand the fiscal challenges facing the District. (Click to view budget information)
Absentee ballots will be mailed out immediately following the Public Hearing, and the Budget Newsletter will be mailed to the community one week prior to the vote as required by regulation.
All absentee ballots must be received by the School District no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9th. Voters are advised to fill out and mail their ballots back as soon as possible to allow for plenty of time for delivery to the School District.
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We are proud to share that this is our twentieth year of being authorized as an IB World School. DFHS is especially unique in that we are authorized in both the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and IB Diploma Program (DP). As a high-performing IB World School, we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of all students by providing a curriculum that promotes a global perspective and international mindedness. Our academic program is further enhanced by the use of educational technology and the District’s 1:1 Chromebook program.
All students at DFHS fully access the IB MYP and complete an IB Personal Project during their sophomore year. The MYP Personal Project (PP) is the culminating experience of the IB MYP and draws upon the skills that our students develop in grades 6-10 to make a positive difference in a specific area of interest and need. The MYP Personal Project also serves as the foundation for service learning for all students in grades 9-12.
In addition, all students at DFHS continue to successfully access the IB Diploma Program and enroll in at least two IB Diploma Program courses prior to graduation. Approximately 25% of our students pursue the full IB Diploma each year. The IB program, coupled with elective options in areas such as science research, computer science, business, film, and art, enables our students to develop the necessary skills to be successful in college, the workforce, and beyond.
Our number one goal is for students to leave the building each day feeling that they have been challenged, engaged, and encouraged. Our numerous programs, along with an exceptional faculty and staff, allow us to achieve this goal. As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or feedback.