Morning Announcements

Friday, February 12
School IN SESSION -Weather Make-Up
Monday, February 15
Holiday - No School
Friday, February 26
Early Dismissal 11:55
K- 8 Only
Wednesday, March 2
Early Dismissal 11:55
District Wide K-12
Friday, March 18
Talent Show HS

District Announcements

Congratulations DHS Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Students

The following students made the District 7 Jazz Band: Tyler Hess (drums), Sam Brown (bass), and Peter Behr (tenor sax)

The following students made the District 7 Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Bella Portelles, Brady Bennett, Bri Crudup, Marilyn Wolbert, Leon Zellers, and Colin Shreve

For the vocal jazz ensemble, only 12 students from all of District 7 are selected and half of those students are from DHS!

The following students also made the PMEA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Brady Bennett, Bri Crudup, and Leon Zellers


Community School Building Tours

The Dover Area School District will be conducting school building tours on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The first tour is scheduled from 8:30 am– 11:30 am and a second tour is scheduled from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Please meet at the District’s administration building located at 101 Edgeway Road, behind Dover Elementary, to start the tour. Transportation between schools will be provided.

DASD Snow Makeup Days

The snow makeup days for the Dover Area School District will be February 12, March 24, and April 18.

Pictured above are Bella Portelles as Mary Poppins
and Brady Bennett as Bert

The Dover Area High School Presents:
Mary Poppins 

The high school will present Mary Poppins on March 4, 5 and 6.  Audiences can attend Friday or Saturday nights at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm.  All seats are reserved.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing  Additionally tickets will be sold in the auditorium lobby on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 am to noon and in the cafeteria lobby from 9 am to noon on Saturday Feb. 27.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Mary Poppins is the practically perfect nanny who helps us learn to take our medicine with a spoonful of sugar, find the silver lining in every situation, and realize that sometimes we should just use the winds of change to go fly a kite. Mary brings order to the Banks household, takes Jane and Michael out on magical adventures, and dispenses sage advice, such as, "anything can happen if you let it.".

Drawing inspiration from the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins first delighted Broadway audiences and now will delight our community as well. Mary Poppins is a show which is chock-full of familiar tunes. Audiences will recognize songs from the Disney film such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," and "Step in Time."

As an extra event, the cast will host a Breakfast With the Characters on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 to 11 am in the high school cafeteria. To buy tickets for the breakfast contact,  or buy them the morning of the breakfast.

CAPE Assessment Announcement

Dr. Mike McGough will be administering the CAPE test at LIU’s Central Office in New Oxford on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Please note that payment is being required with registration.  Waiting for payment has delayed returning test results in a timely manner. The CAPE assessment has been recognized by LEA’s within the region as an alternative assessment that can be used to document that any Title I-funded paraprofessional is “highly qualified” under the requirements of NCLB. All registrations should be returned to M. R. McGough, LLC, NOT LIU, at the address listed on the attached form.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike McGough,

Facilities Planning

The Dover Area School District Administration presented a facilities PowerPoint outlining possible short term and long term considerations for district schools. Please click here for the PowerPoint reviewed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Clearance Information for All Employees, Volunteers, and Substitutes for the Dover Area School District

Please click on the appropriate link listed below to obtain the most updated background clearance guidelines

Employees Click Here        Volunteers Click Here      Substitutes Click Here

District Clearance Information

Qualified Substitutes Needed

The Dover Area School District is currently looking for qualified professional substitutes in grades K – 12 and in all subject areas.  Please visit the employment tab to apply.

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.