Student arrival begins at 7:10 a.m.. Building promptly at 7:10 a.m.. For student safety, no students are to be dropped off to wait on campus before 7:10 a.m..
Car riders: Students are to be dropped off using the car arrival/dismissal ramp. Please do not drop your student off earlier than 7:10 a.m. unless the student is enrolled in morning HOST. This is for student safety. Staff member and patrols arrive for duty at 7:10 a.m. to assist with student arrival safety.
Walkers: Students who walk to school will enter Dover through the main entry gate. The main entry gate will open for students to report directly to the cafeteria at 7:10 a.m..
Student Early Sign Out
We ask families to minimize early student sign-outs, unelss for an emergency. Teachers instruct from bell to bell.
Students may not be signed out for any reason after 1:30 p.m. (12:30 on Mondays) to allow for a safe and organized dismissal.
Office staff wil not call students down to the office for check out during this time frame.
Car Rider Dismissal
Car rider dismissal begins each day at 1:55 p.m. (12:55 on Mondays). If your student is a car rider, we ask that you line up on Nelson Ave.. Cars will enter the ramp then divide into two lanes: Head Start cars stay to the right side and K-5 cars stay to the left side. Cars will proceed to the next available cone. Please do not get out of your vehicle. There is absolutely no passing allowed on the car rider arrival/dismissal ramp.
Pick up a car rider tag at Meet the Teacher
Write in large black lettering the oldest child's first and last name. Add the word family for multiple children. Example: Jose Rodriguez Family
Walker dismissal begins each day at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 on Mondays) or after the car line has moved past all cross walks. Adults waiting for a walker must wait at the appropriate corner of the school. Walkers will be dismissed at two locations -- please choose the corner closest to your home:
- Nelson & Downing (SE corner)
- Nelson at WPEC
The students will be brought to the corner by a staff member at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 on Mondays). For both walkers and car rider parents, no parent, at any time, will be permitted to walk up to the car rider gate to pick up students.
We ask cars to not wait at walker corners for walking student safety.
Bus run information is available by clicking here. Please refer to the bus schedule to find your child's bus stop and bus number. Have your child at the bus stop 15 minutes before the time indicated on the bus route. Call the Transportation Call Center at 813-982-5500 with any questions.
All kindergarten students who ride the bus will receive a green tag with important information. This tag should be attached to the kindergarten student's backpack for the entire year. Kindergarteners without a green tag will not be allowed on the bus.
Kindergarteners MUST be met at the bus stop by a parent/adult.
Upon arrival to school, all students are to report directly to the cafeteria for a FREE breakfast each morning. Breakfast is served between 7:10 and 7:35 a.m. every day. Students are dismissed from the cafeteria to walk to classrooms beginning at 7:25 a.m..
Childran not riding a school bus should arrive between 7:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.. Students arriving after 7:40 a.m. are tardy and must be accompanied by an adult for sign-in. If a parent signs the student in late with a doctor's appointment note, the tardy will be excused.
Any student with excessive unexcused tardies will work with district personnel on a plan for improvement.
Rainy Day Dismissal
We encourage all of our walkers to become car riders on rainy days. All walking students will stay in the building until all cars have gone through the car rider line. Parents who are walking on a rainy day must wait until buses have exited to enter the bus ramp, then wait on the bus ramp to pick up your walker.
HOST Before and After School Care Option
6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.
$15 per week
$58 per week
HOST personnel will be on site at Dover's Meet the Teacher night to answer any questions. School readiness accepted.