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
- Holiday Sing Along on Monday, December 22, 2014 starting at 1:45 p.m. in the all-purpose room.
North Salem 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.
- 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
- 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.
Dover Area School District: Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP)
The Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP) for the Dover Area School District were released earlier this month. The SPP is an integral part of the Educator Effectiveness System, both teacher and principal evaluation. As an online site, the SPP provides a school level academic score for all public schools, including charter and cyber charter schools, and full-time comprehensive career and technical centers. The SPP offers for districts/schools a means to communicate performance results to you and assist the DASD in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement.
Please take time to review your child’s school performance
If you have further questions regarding the School Performance Profile, please contact Ms. Jamy Jackson at JJackson@doversd.org.