Principal Message

Dower Principal Megan Qualls

About the Principal  

I am incredibly lucky to be the principal of Dower Elementary.  This is my 7th 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).    

Summer Updates 

Our last day of school will be June 15th.  Students will be released at 11:40 a.m.  We will have lates starts on Wednesdays through the last Wednesday of the year (June 14th).  Please let us know if your student will not be returning to Dower next year. There are many summer programs to help your student keep reading over the summer.  Keep on reading, Dragons!!!!! 

Things to Know about Dower  

Kinder Registration 

Kindergarten registration has opened for next school year!   Please go online to enroll your student for next year, but don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need support! 


Attendance continues to be a focus for us in Clover Park. It is important to have your child(ren) here on time and for the full day. Please challenge your child to be the healthiest in school....attendance is important!  

 Research shows that a child should not miss more than one/two day a month (on average). Please let us know what we can do to support you and your child to get them here every day and on time.  

This being said, if your child is sick, please keep them at home to get healthy.  We just need you to give a call or email to let us know that they are out and why.  You can call our front office or reach out to our counselor, Jessica Jorgensen.  

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.  

  • Breakfast will be served each day at 7:50 AM. School begins at 8:10AM.  Breakfast is free for all students.  
  • 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.  
  • Lunch is free for all students  
  • 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).  


We are able to have our volunteers back in the building!!  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.  

Dower You Tube Videos   

Please feel free to review our Expectation videos with your Dragons.  It gives you a "sneak peek" into how things work here at Dower!  This will be updated as needed so our students know exactly what the expectations are at Dower.    

Expectation Videos Link: 

 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.   


There is no place I'd rather be!