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Students in Grades 4 & 5 will begin PARCC Language Arts and Math tests on Wednesday April 26th and continue through Thursday, May 4th.

The building will be closed to visitors each day from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  We expect ALL students to be ON TIME each day.

No student will be permitted to leave the building during the PARCC tests, except for illness.

Please be sure that your child gets plenty of sleep, eats a good breakfast, and gets to school on time.

Please refrain from scheduling any appointments during this week of testing which would require your child to leave school during the testing period. Your cooperation will enhance your child’s test performance and is greatly appreciated. The PARCC Test results are not used to grade students on their report cards, but we do file the scores on their permanent records. We will send home a copy of the results at a later date.


Attendance is the Key to Academic Success!

The children convene on the playground every morning from 8:00-8:15 AM unless we have rain, snow or extremely cold weather.

During Delayed Opening students are admitted at 9:30 AM.

 Breakfast is served from 7:45-8:10 AM each morning entering at Door #15, or 9:15 AM on Delayed Opening days.
 Please remind your child to dress in layers, hats and gloves included, now that the winter weather has arrived.
 Parents are NOT permitted to park or drop off students in the staff parking lots located at the end of the building.
 At dismissal, please pick up your child at the designated exit.  If someone else is picking up your child or if you need to have your child leave school
early for a doctor’s appointment, you must send a note to your child’s teacher.
 If your child is late, you must bring your child to main office. School begins promptly at 8:15 AM.

Thank you to all our students and parents who arrive to
school on time every day.

Please keep your phone numbers and contact information up to date

so that important information will reach you.

Honeywell Alert Information

Please click –  Registration Instructions.pdf to view the Honeywell Instant Alert which are available in English and Spanish!

Inclement Weather Notification Systems

Media                                                         Type                                     Location

News 12 New Jersey                              TV Crawl                             Some Cable Providers (Not Fios)

News 12 New Jersey                              Website                                http://newjersey.news12.com

WABC – TV Channel 7                          TV Crawl                              Cable

NBC – TV Channel 4                              TV Crawl                              Cable

New Jersey 101.5                                    Website                                 Nj1015.com



On delayed opening days, students will not be permitted to enter until 9:30 AM when teachers begin their supervision. The students will be admitted to homeroom at 9:45 am.

G&T bus times on delayed openings : Academy Street (1st round) – 9:15 AM departure, East Dover – 9:30 AM departure, North Dover – 9:40 AM departure, Academy Street (2nd round) – 9:50 AM departure

Bilingual buses will run 1¾ hour later than the usual time of pick up.



Important Phone Numbers

Main Office (973)-989-2020

School Nurse (973)-989-2025

Anti-Bullying Coordinator Contact Information

District Coordinator Mr. Lou Taxiarchou
Phone # 973-442-5586
Main Office # 973-989-2020
School Anti-Bullying Specialist Contact Information
Academy Street School Mr. Jonathan Swack
Phone # 973-989-2066


Please make sure that emergency contact information is kept up to date.

If your child is going to be absent for any reason from school, you must call the school nurse 973-989-2025 by 8:00 A.M.  

The following are the Dover Public Schools Board of Education guidelines for distribution of medication to students.  All medication MUST have written permission from the doctor. This note must be given to the nurse. Short term and long term prescriptions must be brought to the nurse in the original container with the student’s name and directions on labels. Over the counter medication may only be given with a parent’s and doctor’s written permission.

Upcoming Events

April 27 2017
May 3 2017

North Dover PTA Meeting 7 PM

A Symposium on the Heroin & Prescription Opioid Epidemic: 7:00 pm (DHS Auditorium)

May 26 2017

Memorial Day Break Schools Closed

May 29 2017

Memorial Day Break Schools Closed

June 1 2017

North Dover Spring Concert 7:00 pm