North Salem Elementary Announcements

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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

Thu, Apr 2 - Mon, Apr 6
Spring Break
Thursday, April 2
School in Session - Make Up Day
Tuesday, April 7
PSSA Spirit Week
Pod Colors Day
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
PJ and Slipper Day

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


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.

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.