Important Information for Dover Avenue Families

New Students

Daily Schedule

Dover Avenue Daily Schedule 2023-2024

7:20 Staff Arrive
7:30 Students may begin arriving
7:50 Tardy Bell
8:00 Class begins

11:00-11:30 4th Grade Recess
5th Grade Lunch
11:30-12:00 4th Grade Lunch
5th Grade Recess

2:20 Begin Dismissal - Early Bussers
2:22 Walkers, Car Riders, and Bikers
2:25 Mid Bussers
2:30 Late Bussers
2:50 Staff Dismiss

Drop off/dismissal procedure

AM/PM Procedure Parent Reminder August

Parents who drop off their child in the morning please follow our stop and go procedure in the alley so our students remain safe and we can get our students out of vehicles quickly. The numbered signs in the alley are for students exiting vehicles. Please pull all the way forward in the alley to the first number available and have your child(ren) ready to get out of the car. Students should get out of their vehicles at each number 1-7 rather than waiting to get to number 1 or 4. This will help our traffic flow for all of our families. Students should also quickly exit their vehicles either behind the driver or if in the passenger seat, cross in front of the vehicle. Your child can enter the building through the side door or the back playground door depending on which number they exit at. If a parent drops a student off across the street, please remind your child(ren) to use crosswalks. Staff members will be outside to help our students and families ensure we have a safe morning drop off. 

Attendance Policy

In compliance with the Missing Child Act and for the safety of our children, parents are requested to call Dover Avenue School (330-364-7117) before 8:30AM to report the reason for your child's absence. We encourage student attendance every day to ensure continuity of learning. However, if your child is absent, please send a note following the return of your child to verify his/her absence. If the absence is due to a medical, dental, or legal appointment, please provide a verification note on the provider’s stationary upon return to school. If no call or note is received within 24 hours, the absence(s) will be marked as unexcused.

Building Visitors/Volunteer Policy

Dover City Schools will be using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen school safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe includes knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system allows us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, workers, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for all. Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present a US government-issued ID such as a Driver’s License, which can be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian does not have a scannable ID, the school staff member can use any form of government identification that includes a photo to manually enter the person’s information into the Raptor system. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with public state and national databases of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, and the information is not shared with any outside agency. Upon approval, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. If anyone other than a parent or guardian is signing a child out from school, he or she may be asked to present identification, as well. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who are not going past the main office but are simply dropping off an item in the office or picking up paperwork. The safety of our students is our highest priority. The Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those who may present a danger to our students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing school safety procedures in our district.
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