Washington Township Update
The Special Committee of the State Board of Education was established to facilitate the Board’s consideration of the Application of the Washington Township Independent School District (Washington Township) to transfer from the Dover Area School District to the Northern York County School District.
The hearing will be held in the Jury Assembly Room, 4th Floor, York County Judicial Center, 45 North George Street, York, PA 17401. On Wednesday, June 3, the hearing will convene at 10:00 a.m. On Thursday, June 4, the hearing will re-convene at 9:00 a.m.
The Board will provide an opportunity for comment from members of the public who wish to provide remarks on the application for transfer. Public comment is limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Individuals wishing to make comment at the public hearing must register in advance no later than Wednesday, May 27, 2015, by telephoning the State Board office at (717) 787-3787 (TYY 717-783-8445), Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or via email at email@example.com.
For more information, please see the attached PowerPoint presented at our community meeting.
Dover Area Aquatic Club (DAAC)
The Dover Area Aquatic Club (DAAC) invites all Dover Area School District students, ages 6 to 18 years of age, to join our swim club. Please click here for more information.
2015-2016 Budget Survey
The Dover Area School District needs your input as we draft our 2015-2016 budget. The budget survey will be open beginning Friday, March 20th through Friday, April 3rd, and we respectfully ask that you take 3 - 5 minutes to complete the survey.
We appreciate your thoughts and support of the Dover Area School District.
North Salem Elementary Holds Door Decorating Contest
Each year, North Salem holds a Door Decorating Contest to celebrate Read Across America. With all things we do at NSE, we want to encourage a love for reading and this contest does just that! Click here to view all of the doors and the winners.
North Salem Elementary School: Distinguished Title 1 School
Congratulations to North Salem Elementary School for being recognized by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education as a Distinguished Title 1 School as well as a recipient of a $50,000 collaboration grant! North Salem Elementary will use the grant money to purchase new technology for both students and teachers, provide professional development opportunities for teachers, and establish a working partnership with York Academy Regional Charter School to provide online classroom experiences for both schools. A special thank you goes out to the students and teachers who worked very hard to achieve this recognition!
Heroes Wax Museum at North Salem Elementary
grade students at North Salem Elementary researched a person who made an important impact in our world and presented a Heroes Wax Museum to parents and grandparents on Friday, March 13th
Aevidum Kick-Off at Dover High School
Students, guests, staff, administrators, and school board members helped in kicking-off the high school's new organization on 3/18/15. There were well over 900 people in attendance. Thanks to everyone for making the kick-off a success and remember "I've got your back." Please check out the following link for information on Aevidum:
Loretta Claiborne visits Weigelstown
Loretta Claiborne came to Weigelstown Elementary to thank staff for supporting Special Olympics floor hockey. While she was there, she congratulated students who were recognized as Soaring Eagles for the 2nd
trimester. Students who display exemplary behavior and follow the EAGLES rules receive this honor and are invited to a VIP lunch with the principal. It is one of the ways our school recognizes students for their successes.
PA Middle School Computer Fair – First Place!
Tyler Sengia, eighth grade student, took first place in Web Page Design and will be representing Dover Area School District at the state competition in May at Dickinson College.
Congratulations to the Dover Area School District for being recognized for our outstanding commitment to music education with a 2015 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. #doverproud
Bus schedule for HS/IS student walkers
living on the east side of Rt. 74
Bus transportation for HS/IS student walkers living on the east side of Rt. 74 will be provided March 23, 2015. Bus stops and times are listed under the Transportation Department tab or by clicking here. UPDATE: Please be aware, any student currently ridding bus W4 and W6, your drop off time in the PM could be 15 minutes later due to the new second run buses.
2015-2016 Centralized Kindergarten Registration
2015-2016 Centralized Kindergarten Registration *Enrollment of children that will be 5 years of age by or before September 1, 2015 and enrolling into Kindergarten.
When: April 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM (per pre-arranged appointment)
Location: Dover Area High School Gym
REMEMBER TO BRING WITH YOU:
- Proof of Residency – 2 forms of residency (See Policy #200)
- Child’s Immunization Record
- Child’s Original Birth Certificate
- Completed Health History Form
- Completed Home Language Survey
- Completed Parental Residency Form (A)
- Completed physical & Dental Form (If completed at this time)
Eagle Mayday 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Come out and join the Eagle Mayday 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefitting the Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. on May 3, 2015 at the Dover Area High School track.
Snow Makeup Days
The following are snow makeup days for the Dover Area School District:
- Friday, March 13
- Monday, March 16
- Thursday, April 2
- Friday, May 8
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School
This year Dover Area School District is proud to again host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School. Parking will be in the main front parking lot west of the main entrance. Follow the signs to the entrance door and for building navigation.
The VITA Program offers free tax help to households who made $53,000 or less in 2014
and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA also provides free online
self-assisted tax preparation for households who made $59,000 or less in 2014.
Call 717.854.2244 on or after January 20 to schedule a tax preparation appointment.
Important Information for All Volunteers and Substitutes
for the Dover Area School District
The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year. The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.
Act 153 of 2014 Mandated Renewal of
Criminal Background Checks and Clearances
The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year. The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014 which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately. Please review each of the links below for the appropriate information.
The Dover Area School District has established the internal deadline date of August 1, 2015 for employees to complete the submission of their clearances to the Human Resources Department. Please note; it is the obligation of each individual to accept the financial responsibility to obtain and submit all three (3) clearances to the district as required. When you obtain your new clearances, please submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the Administration Building. Please understand, this is a state mandate and as such requirements are placed on the district if documents are not provided by the deadline.