North Salem Elementary Announcements


Important Car Rider Announcement

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North Salem has established a new and safer car rider route!

Parents will be now be required to fill out a form to receive a car rider permit. Once the application is complete, parents will receive a car rider tag to place on their rear view mirrors.

There will be a new car rider route, as well. Cars will be directed to keep to the right, as before, but now they will drive around the back of the building in a single-file line. The cars will stop at the yellow line marked near the back entrance of our building. Staff members will be looking for the car rider tag and number at drop-off and pick-up times.

This will add an extra layer of security for our students and expedite the car rider process for all. Applications will be sent home to parents in the welcome back letter. We will be accepting completed forms during the first week of school and it is our hope to have this procedure up and running by the second week of school. All parents must have a car rider permit by September 2, 2014, or they will be required to park in the visitor section and sign in at the office to pick up their child.

Your support, patience, and cooperation will be greatly appreciated as we work to improve this process.

Morning Announcements

Tuesday, August 11
Open House
Students and parents invited for self-guided tour from 1-3 PM.
Monday, August 24
First Student Day
First Student Day
Kdg Orientation
Tuesday, August 25
Kindergarten first day
PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 27
Parent Orientation
6:00 - 6:30
6:30 - 7:00
7:00 - 7:30

District Announcements

Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting: Canceled

The Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 has been canceled.


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.

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: (note, this replaces the website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones -
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at 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.

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.