District Announcements



May your winter holiday season be filled with cheer, warm memories, and happiness. Schools will be closed for students and staff beginning Wednesday, December 24th, through Friday, January 2nd



Dover Cheerleaders Finish in Third Place at Districts

The Dover Cheerleaders finished in third place at the District III Competition and have qualified for the PIAA Competition to be held on January 23rd and 24th at the Hershey Giant Center.





Holiday Activities in the district, week of December 15th

Dover High School

  • Red Zone (school store) Holiday Community Sale on December 18th from 3:00pm-8:00 PM.  All customers should enter at the doors by the athletic office and follow the signs to the Red Zone.

Dover Intermediate School

  • Dec 18th 7:00 – Holiday Band/Choral concert
  • Dec 19th – Jack Hubley Assembly and Turkey Trot Make-up Date
  • Dec 23rd – Winter Social
Dover Elementary
  • Holiday Sing Along on Monday, December 22, 2014 starting at 1:45 p.m. in the all-purpose room.
Leib Elementary
  • December 22 – Dress Like a Who from Whoville
  • December 23 – Wear your Christmas Hat and Pajamas along with our Holiday Sing-a-long  with PTO providing a special snack.
North Salem Elementary
  • Friday Dec. 19th at 6:30 we will be having a Holiday Music Night with the Dover Community Orchestra, Dover Youth Strings, Dover Community Choir and North Salem 5th and 6th grade band and Chorus

Weigelstown Elementary

  • Wed, Dec 17th – Ugly Sweater Day
  • Mon, Dec 22nd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades K-3)
  • Tues, Dec 23rd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades 4-6)

SCHOOL CONFIGURATION UPDATE

Recently, district administration concluded a series of budget presentations at PTO Meetings. A portion of the presentation asked participants to respond to a series of eight (8) questions, one which included the question how do you feel about the current school configurations.

We, meaning the district, have no position on reconfiguring our schools. Since our schools went K-6, there has always been a concern about having a wide age range in our elementary schools, especially since the original elementary school configuration was K-4. Part of the PTO visit and conversation was to confirm or not if that still exists. However, that doesn't mean that change(s) will occur now or in the future.

In the event that district administration and the board would consider this important decision, we would ensure student, staff, and community input.

Dover Academy Career and Technical Education Application

Students interested in applying to the Dover Academy Career and Technical Education, need to complete the application found here now through the end of May. Please return the completed application to your guidance counselor or the CTE Office.


Washington Township Information

Please find below the power point presentation distributed at our information session to the residents of Dover regarding Washington Township. The information includes a historical timeline, financial facts, and current case analysis regarding a transfer of territory. Click here for the presentation


Washington Township Update

Please view the petition filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education from the Dover Area School District requesting a hearing to protest the transfer of Washington Township to the Northern York County School District. Click here to read the petition.



Conclusions to the PTO Budget Meetings

Over the past two months, we had the opportunity to visit with PTO’s and conduct a budget activity. Overall, we had  96 people in attendance, including numerous board members and all school administrators. Part of the activity included responses to eight (8) questions. Attached are the conclusions for each question.



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.



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School Cancellations--Listen to . . . Read more...
Wednesday, December 24
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
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Thursday, December 25
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
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Friday, December 26
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
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Monday, December 29
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
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Tuesday, December 30
Schools Closed for Students & Staff
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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.