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.
Click to view Voting Procedures for Budget/Trustee Vote & Election
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.
DFMS Teacher/Student LIVE Google Meetings Schedule
This is the schedule Dobbs Ferry Middle School teachers will follow to schedule face to face Google Meets with their students.
Thank you for visiting the Dobbs Ferry Middle School website. We have designed the site to give you a glimpse into our Middle School. I hope you find it useful and that it provides the information you are looking for.
Recognizing that the young adolescent years can be challenging, we have designed our instructional program to motivate students academically to ultimately become lifelong learners, while also supporting and nurturing their social and emotional needs. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all our students.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) is the cornerstone of our curriculum. The MYP is a rigorous program that intellectually challenges students by making connections between subject areas and the world outside the classroom. It provides the relevancy that young adolescents require and fosters analytical thinking and problem solving.
Dobbs Ferry Middle School also offers a robust extra-curricular program that includes all of the major sports teams and clubs that build on the students’ interests, including Improvisation, Ecology, Glee Club, Math Olympiad, Drama, Student Government and much more.
All of this work is enriched through the use of cutting-edge technology and our 1:1 Chromebook Program. Each of our students is assigned a Chromebook. These devices are used throughout the school day in all of their classes and at home.
Please be sure to keep up with all the amazing things that are happening at Dobbs Ferry Middle School. You can do this through this site, our Middle School Facebook page, and on Twitter (@principalmoose).