Principal Message

Dower Principal Megan Qualls

Welcome Dower Elementary!  Where YOU belong...YES, YOU!

Dower is an elementary school that believes that every student, family, and staff belong.   We are a Kids at Hope School! We believe in looking at the Hope factors in a child and how to help them be successful. No exceptions, no excuses.    


Enrollment is available any time online by going to the District web page at  If you already have students in the District, you can register by logging into your Family Access account. If computer access is a barrier, we have a laptop at Custer you are welcome to use for enrollment.  

Before/After School   

Please note, students should not be dropped off before 7:50 a.m. Supervision of students begins at 7:50 a.m. Students should not be dropped off prior to 7:50 am. We care deeply for the safety of your student.   

  1. Breakfast will be served each day at 7:50 AM. School begins at 8:10AM.  Breakfast is free for all students.   
  2. Students will need to be in their classrooms ready to learn by 8:10AM.  If a student arrives after 8:10 AM, they will need to come to the front office for a tardy slip.   
  3. Lunch is free for all students (although we still need ALL families to complete a Family Income Survey)  
  4. Students will be dismissed each day at 2:40 PM.   

At the end of the day, please ensure you are watchful of our busses at the parent pickup area. We have supervision out there to help support this transition and to keep students safe.  

Students that will be consistently picked up through Parent Pickup should get a pickup number (let your child’s teacher know and they will notify the leads of our Parent Pickup system).   

A Day in the Life of a Dragon

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Dower Dragon?  Watch our Expectation Videos to see what it's like at recess, shopping at our Hope Store, and more!

Expectation Videos Link:  School Expectations - YouTube 


We love our Dragon Volunteers!  First step is to complete our volunteering background check through the link: We are also available to help with this portion. Please reach out if you would like to volunteer.   

About the Principal

My name is Megan Qualls and I'm incredibly lucky to be the principal of Dower.  This is my 8th year at Dower Elementary. I look forward to partnering with our families!  We would like to hear from you if you have questions, concerns, or feedback on how we can best serve your children.  I have two kids within the Clover Park School District and believe it is the BEST district in the WORLD!  Please reach out at any time to let me know how we are supporting your child(ren).     

 WE ARE DOWER DRAGONS! Where you belong....yes, you!   There is no place I'd rather be!