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Capital School District’s Vision
The Vision of the Capital School District is
“Educational Excellence Today for a Changing Tomorrow”
Our Mission
Capital School District, in partnership with students, families, and the community, is committed to leadership and educational excellence. We will educate all students in state-of-the-art facilities to achieve their potential by providing a safe, nurturing environment where standards are high and learning is a priority.

School Goals

  • Enable all students to achieve the Capital School District curriculum that is aligned to State content standards and has a clear scope and sequence of concepts and skills from Kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Enable students to demonstrate good citizenship and respect for one another and ensure that all students and staff have a safe, nurturing, substance-free environment in which to work and learn.
  • Involve family and community members in planning and implementing programs to assist students in reaching their full potential.

School Success PLan 

Cultural Diversity

We live in a society rich in cultural diversity.  At South Dover Elementary School we encourage students’ understanding of, and respect for cultural differences.  All school programs and displays will reflect the spirit of this positive mindset.

School Colors and School Mascot

The South Dover colors are blue and white.  As part of the Capital School District, we are the Senators.  We encourage our students to identify with these symbols as a representation of our school pride and spirit.    

Directions to South

Directions to South Dover Elementary
955 South State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
(302) 672-1690 Phone
(302) 672-1697 Fax

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Student Expectations

  • Try their best to learn.
  • Set goals and work to achieve those goals.
  • Listen to adults and follow their directions.
  • Show respect.
  • Take good care of school and personal property.
  • Know and follow the rules for the classroom, lunchroom, playground, hallways, and bus.
  • Follow “I Care Rules”.
  • Complete and return homework.


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South Dover’s  Core  Values





Positive Reinforcements

  • Habit Hero Award- Students who demonstrate one of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are recognized with this award and given a "gold coin" to purchase a book from the book vending machine in the lobby.
  • Senator Bucks – Each day students may be awarded a Senator Buck for demonstrating and meeting the schoolwide expectations.
  • “Buzz-Worthy Cafeteria Bee-havior” – Classes are rewarded regularly, as a part of an incentive program for the cafeteria which emphasizes good table manners and basic cafeteria rules.
  • Related Arts Classroom Awards – Related Arts teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers and office staff will recognize various classes each month for their performance in related arts class, maintain a clean classroom, “Bee-havior” in the cafeteria.
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