District Announcements

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 ra-stateboardofed@pa.gov.

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

The 4th 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

  • 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.

Click here to pay lunches on-line.

School Cancellations--Listen to . . .
Thursday, April 2
Snow Makeup Day (School in session)
Friday, April 3
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
Monday, April 6
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
Tuesday, April 7
Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.
Tuesday, April 14
Committee Meetings/Board Planning Meeting

The meetings will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315. Committee meetings begin at 6:00pm with the Board Planning  meeting beginning at  7:00pm.

Looking at the "A" in the SAMR model

For this series, we will examine each of the letters in the SAMR model and what they mean. “A” in SAMR stands for augmentation. Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.

The following is just a sample of augmentation using technology. In no way is this an endorsement or disapproval of the applications listed below or any other applications. There are many ways to implement the various levels of SAMR; these are merely examples. 

Classroom Task


Note taking

Students choose their own notes app


Bookmark and share notes using the share button


Demonstrate understanding with Explain Everything

File Sharing

Shared Google or Dropbox folder


Use dictionary and search document


Google form test with automatic script



Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form

DASD's Nondiscrimination Policy

The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.