Dorr Elementary School


1205 King Road
Toledo, Ohio 43617
419.867.5666 (office)
419.867.5734 (fax)
Principal: Cheri Copeland-Shull

Doors Open at 8:20 AM
School Starts at 8:35 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM


Those wishing to vote in the November 4, 2014 election must be registered to vote. The deadline to do so is October 6, 2014. Those new to the Holland Springfield community who were previously registered to vote in other Ohio communities must also update their information with the Board of Elections by that same date. 

Need Help? We are offering this link on where to register to vote in Lucas County! On the Board of Elections website, guests can also: learn how to become a paid poll worker, obtain an absentee ballot application, and many more things.

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The dedication of Dorr's teaching staff is second to none as they work tirelessly and together to help every child be his/her personalbest.  

Although the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) system for rating schools is changing, it is important to reflect that for the past several years, the efforts of Dorr Elementary School students have consistently allowed the school to achieve an "Excellent" rating from the ODE.   

We are very proud of the entire Dorr family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!


Click here to download an Accelerated Reader list!
Click here to link to the Yearbook Order form

Communication Updates:
Click here to view Principal Cheri Copeland-Shull's Newsletter

Testimonial from Dorr parent
Brian and Holly Wahl

We love everything about Dorr Elementary! The teachers and administration are completely student-focused, with one common goal - - meeting and exceeding the needs of each and every student. This is done in numerous ways to address the unique needs of every child. It is abundantly apparent that the teachers enjoy working with children, and truly care about every single one of them. There is such positive energy in every classroom, and parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged! We can't imagine sending our kids anywhere else.


Principal's Weekly Message


exceptional - without exception 



Third Grade Reading Guarantee
Recently, our third grade teachers—Mrs. King, Mr. Ocker, Mrs. Welly-Naumann, and Mrs. Zaciewski---held a parent meeting to share important information with parents about the upcoming Third Grade Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) and the impact of the Third Grade Guarantee.

Parents were informed that the test will be held on Wednesday, October 8th in the morning. (Late students will not be admitted to the classroom once testing has begun and will need to wait in the office.) Information was also shared about the length of the test (2 ½ hours), the necessary score to pass (400 is considered proficient and the minimum score of 394 is required to be placed in 4th grade), and the expectations of the assessment. The results of the Third Grade Reading OAA should arrive in mid to late November. If I child does not receive at least a 394, they will have 2 more changes (one in the spring and one in the summer) to fulfill the requirements of the Third Grade Guarantee.

As with any test, we ask for your assistance with helping students do their very best. This includes making sure that students receive a good night’s sleep, have a healthy breakfast, hear encouraging words, and get to school safely and on-time.

If you would like further information about the State of Ohio assessment program, there are two websites which may be assistance— or the State’s Success website for practice test questions at The Study Island program that the students use at school can also be accessed at home through the district website.

If you need further assistance, please contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming Events:
Friday, October 3                       Wear YELLOW for Respect
Wednesday, October 8               Third Grade Reading OAA
Wednesday, October 8               Parents’ Club Mtg. (6:30 pm at the Dwelling Place)
Friday, October 10                     Interims Distributed
Friday, October 10                     Pizza Challenge (5:45-6:45 pm) at SHS
Wednesday, October 15              Fourth Grade Field Trip
Thursday, October 23                 Fundraising Delivery/Pick-up (2:30-6 pm)

We are often asked by parents how they can support their child’s efforts in becoming better readers.  The best answer we can provide is to allow your child to read—read—read.   For our younger friends, a terrific way to share the gift of reading is by reading enjoyable story books, much like Mrs. Zeitler is doing for our second grade friends.

Students become better readers when they are given the opportunity to practice reading at their reading level.  Students recently participated in a reading assessment to determine their reading level.  Teachers have shared this information with the students so they can pick “just right” books at the Dorr Library.

The Holland Public Library is another wonderful resource for getting books that are on your child’s reading level.  Your child can sign up for a free library card to access the many fantastic books in their collection.  If you need assistance, the librarians there are always willing to help.

If you would like any further information about your child’s reading level, books which are on an appropriate level, or ways to help your child, please contact your child’s teacher or the office so we can assist you.  Remember—please have your child read—read—read—it’s the best way to share the gift of reading!