Welcome to the
Office of Exceptional Children
In coordination with the building and district administrators, the Office of Exceptional Children is working diligently in good faith to plan relevant and meaningful instruction for all students during this school closure. Teachers and related service providers will be reaching out to students and parents to provide, to the greatest extent possible, specially designed instruction and accommodations/modifications as outlined in individual IEPs, GIEPs, and Section 504 Service Agreements. Please check your emails regularly. If students have access to Schoology, they should be logging on to view messages from their teachers.
Should you have any questions regarding your student’s educational plan during this time, please reach out to your child’s special education teacher, gifted education teacher, or school counselor via email. Additional questions may be addressed to Katherine Guyer, Director of Exceptional Children, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bobbie Strausbaugh, Assistant Director of Exceptional Children, at email@example.com.
The Office of Exceptional Children provides students, families and schools with the supports and assistance to ensure success for every student. Our mission is to provide our students with a continuum of high quality education and related services that meets their unique needs and ensures that they gain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to go to college, pursue 21st Century careers, and become independent and productive citizens.
It is our department’s vision that all students receive a full continuum of services and a rigorous, high quality education that prepares them for success in college, careers, community life, and independent living.
Therefore, in Office of Exceptional Children, we believe all students must:
- Have access to equal and appropriate educational opportunities in safe, orderly general education settings in schools as close to home as possible;
- Be welcomed and respected as members of the school community; and,
- Be provided high quality, rigorous and relevant instruction.
Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:
Special Education records which have been collected by the Dover Area School District (DASD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of six years after Special Education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, or completes his or her educational program at age.
After six (6) years, the records are no longer useful to the district and will be destroyed. However, they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address:
101 Edgeway Road
Dover, PA 17315
(717) 292-3671 x80114