UPDATE: All Dover schools are closed through the end of the school year.
The Dover School District is closely monitoring information about the coronavirus. As with any communicable disease or potential outbreak, we work with the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control to follow their recommendations to ensure we are protecting our students and staff. As of today, no cases have been confirmed in Arkansas. At this time, school officials have not been given information regarding any students and/or staff being exposed to the virus.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to the medical community since the 1960s, which may cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. A new coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, was detected in humans in late 2019. Illnesses of COVID-19 have reportedly ranged from mild to severe.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is the best approach to maintaining the health of our families and staff. Recommendations are to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; cover coughs and sneezes; cough into elbow; clean and disinfect frequently touched services; and wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The Arkansas Department of Educations's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is working in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health to monitor and provide guidance as needed. The Dover School District is following daily updates provided by ADH and CDC and will provide more information when available.
Families may visit the following websites for more information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Arkansas Department of Health:
(Visit the Food Service Department page for a copy of the lunch application.)
The Dover School Board commits to the following core beliefs*:
Strong Instructional Leadership
Clear and Focused Mission
Safe and Orderly Environment
Climate of High Expectations
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
Positive Home-School Relations
Opportunity to Learn and Student Time on Task
*As adopted from the Seven Correlates of Effective Schools Dr. Lawrence Lezotte