Middle School Scheduling Process

  • Dobbs Ferry Middle School Guidance Department
    2018/2019 Scheduling Process

    We are beginning the scheduling process for students entering grades 6 through 8. Counselors will visit classes to speak with students about choosing courses for next school year using the online eSchoolData Student Portal.

    Online Scheduling System:
    Parents and students can view a list of your child's courses using the eSchoolData Portal Accounts.  The portal will be available to enter course requests once counselors have met with students to review the course request process.

    The following classes can be requested:

    • Music (all grades)
    • Foreign Language (grade 6)
    • Earth Science Regents (grade 8)
    • Algebra 1 Regents (grade 8).
    • Electives (grade 8)

    Parent Portal: https://esdparentportal.lhric.org 
    Student Portal: https://esdstudentportal.lhric.org/DobbsFerry

    Scheduling Requests:
    Although it is not necessary, parents are welcome to share information with the School Counselor that may be relevant to their child’s class placement. To have a fair and equitable schedule, scheduling requests, such as having certain classes in the morning or afternoon or to be with a specific friend or teacher, cannot be honored. Please be assured that the counselors consider many factors in designing a program that will meet your child’s educational,  social and emotional needs.

    School Counselor Assignment for 2018/2019: 

    Please contact your child’s School Counselor should you have any questions about the scheduling process.

    Resources:

     Regents Courses Offered in Grade 8
    Dobbs Ferry Middle School offers Regents Courses in the areas of Math and Science. These high school level courses are appropriate for students who excel in Math and/or Science, are highly academically motivated, and desire to tackle the rigors of a high school level curriculum.

    Criteria for Algebra 1 Regents:
    Eighth grade students are recommended for Algebra 1 based upon the general criteria listed below. Students who have not met placement criteria and are interested in taking this course should contact their School Counselor to discuss the waiver process.

    Criteria for Earth Science Regents:
    Eighth grade students are recommended for Earth Science based upon the general criteria listed below. Students who have not met placement criteria and are interested in taking this course should contact their School Counselor to discuss the waiver process.