General Information

Welcome to
Dover Area High School 
46 West Canal Street
Dover, PA 17315

Direct Phone Line: 717.292.8066
Ext. 10112 or 10113
Fax Number: 717.292.7303
Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
 
Mr. H. William Rickard, Jr.
Principal
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students
 
"Accepting Only Excellence"

Tuesday, August 4
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.
Friday, August 7
Band Preview Night
After a week of Band Camp preparation the Marching Band will showcase their 2015 show in the stadium at 6:30 pm.
All all welcome! 
(Free of charge) 

Tue, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 21
Teacher Inservice
Tuesday, August 18
1st Teacher Day
Monday, August 24
GR 9 - 1st Student Day

Daily Announcements

Dover High School Rolls Out the Aevidum Program. 
Great Job Team! Keep Up The Great Work! 
I've Got Your Back!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Be The Match Donor Drive and for all that helped to support Maddie Hill in any way!
The Drive Raised almost $2500.  Our initial goal was $1000.  We also registered 56 new Be The Match Donors and many under 18 students signed up to become donors when they turn 18.  The Be The Match group was blown away by the support received.

Again, a big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to this event!  Maddie and the Hill family are very grateful for the support.

 THANK YOU TO ALL!



The High School Faculty Team DEFEATED the Student Team at the Family Fun Night Basketball Tournament.

February 4, 2015 Course Selection Night/Open House postponed.  The new date for the this event is March 12 and the Course Selection Night/Open House will begin at 6PM in the auditorium. 

If you missed, it's not too late.  Please contact your student's guidance counselor for more information.
Thank you

Mr. Rickard
High School Principal


Do you have a DAHS Senior Graduation Pennant that you don't know what to do with?  If so, we are collecting unwanted pennants to create a lobby display.  We will take any pennant in any condition.  We currently have pennants from the 1930s and 1940s, but are always looking for more.  Please drop off your donation at the DAHS main office.
Thanks,
Mr. Rickard, Principal

Click Here for more information about buying your 2014-2015 Dover Area High School Memoscope.

DAHS Social Studies Veterans Day Seminars

On Tuesday 10/7, DAHS students visited all Social Studies classes at the IS for a Veterans Day info session. This helps get ready for the big DAHS Vets day celebration on 11/11/14. Click here to see images.



Student Handbook
2014-15 school year.pdf
Student Parking Lot:  All student drivers are reminded that the student lot will be "open" parking until parking permits are sold. The cost for permit will remain $20 for the year. Please listen for announcements regarding parking permit sales on the Morning Announcements.

Car Riders:  All car riders are reminded that the drop off zone is in the student parking lot lane adjacent to school.  NO DROP OFFS SHOULD OCCUR IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. This area is for bus drop off only.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Students
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Dress Code:

Please click on the link below to view the District Policy on Student Dress and Grooming.  The policy has been in place since 2007 and is strictly enforced.

Policy 221: Dress and Grooming
Dress code 2014-2015.docx

District Announcements

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE

All students in the Dover Area School District should expect to receive their busing information via mail by August 14th. Please review the information and contact our transportation department with any concerns/questions. Please note that for the 2015-2016 year, you may notice an extra 10 minutes to our afternoon elementary bus runs. The additional 10 minutes will ensure there is ample time between secondary and elementary routes in the afternoon. 



The DASD would like to thank the Dover Lions Club for their generous donation and construction of the tennis rebound board located in the HS tennis courts!



2015-2016 All Seasons Sports Physicals for Grades 7-12

2015-2016 All Seasons Sports Physicals for grades 7 - 12 will be held at the Dover High School cafeteria on these dates: 
  • Monday August 3 - Athletes A - L, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Monday, August 10 - Athletes M - Z, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

The fee of $20 will cover all sports. 


Weigelstown Elementary Staff Create New Memorial Garden
    

Did you ever wonder what teachers do in the summer?  Weigelstown Elementary Staff cleaned up the memorial garden and created a new garden in the courtyard in memory of Mrs. Karen Lingg, grade 1 teacher, who passed away in June.

  



Governor Wolf Announces Revision to Background Checks


On June 10, 2015, Governor Wolf announced changes to background checks requirements. Below are highlights of some of the new changes announced by Governor, Tom Wolf on June 10, 2015. The entire press release can be found by clicking here.


Effective July 25, 2015:

  • Fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children.
  • Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be reducing the cost of both the child abuse and criminal history record checks from $10 to $8 for all other applicants.
  • Beginning July 1, 2015, volunteers are required to obtain background checks, including the Child Abuse History Clearance, issued by the DHS, and the Criminal History Record Check, issued by the PSP. 

A comprehensive list of persons required to get clearances is as follows:

  1. Child care service employees;
  2. Foster parents and adult household members;
  3. Prospective adoptive parents and adult household members;
  4. Individuals 14 year of age or older applying for a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children;
  5. Any individual seeking or provide child-care services under contract with a child-care facility or program;
  6. School employees governed by public school code and those not governed by the public school code (colleges and universities).

Invitation to Visit Intermediate School

Parents/guardians and students entering 7th grade at the Intermediate School for the 2015-2016 are invited to come visit the school on:

  • July 23 from 8:00am - 11:00am
  • August 6 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • August 17 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm

We ask parents/guardians to bring in your students, walk the halls, and become familiar with our building. There will be no teachers, and the halls may be messy, but we would like to give everyone an informal opportunity to visit.


Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals will be held at the Dover High School on the following dates for students entering the 7th grade through the 12th grade who wish to participate in interscholastic sports or cheerleading. 


  • Monday, August 3, 2015 – Last names that begin with A-L
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 – Last names that begin with M-Z

Please click here additional information.  If you’re unable to attend either physical night at the high school, please print this required form that will need to be completed by your family doctor.  Required Form


Summer Meals Locator

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
  • Call 211 
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
  • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at mringenber@pa.gov or 717.783.6501.

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 extended the internal deadline date from August 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015 for those employees hired prior to the year 2012 to complete and submit their required 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 employees obtain their new clearances, they should submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the district 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.


Parents
Click here to pay lunches on-line.

Visitors

Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form
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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.