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.
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students
"Accepting Only Excellence"

Thursday, April 2
School open for students & staff (weather make up #3)
Fri, Apr 3 - Mon, Apr 6
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.
Wednesday, April 8
7:45 AM Class 2015 Mandatory Senior Class meeting - Aud
Tuesday, April 21
2 Hr. Student Early Dismissal
End 5th Marking Period

Daily Announcements

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

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

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.


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

Please adjust your calendars.  The Spring Choral Concert will be moved from Saturday May 9th to Saturday May 30th at 7PM in the High School Auditorium.

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.
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.

Please Read More for information on signing into eChalk and MMS

View the high school daily announcements

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

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

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.

Meteorological Visit to Leib


At Leib Elementary, Mr. Murphy's 4th grade class was visited by Mr. Jeff Jumper, a meteorologist from Fox 43, on March 11th.  Mr. Jumper came to give a presentation on weather, a topic they have been studying recently in Science. His presentation included demonstrations of weather principles along with the sharing of great information.  The students also were able to ask many good questions about meteorology.  Mr. Jumper's visit was featured on Fox43 Morning News.  Please click the link below to watch!


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.


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.