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

Monday, September 7
Holiday - No School
Wednesday, September 16
Early Dismissal 11:55
District Wide K-12
Friday, September 18
Family Fun Night, 6:00 PM
Movie Night
Tuesday, September 22
PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM
Friday, September 25
County Fair Day
Fall Fun Day

District Announcements

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the Dover Area School District received notice of a lawsuit stemming from the actions of a former employee of the school system. To date, the Dover Area School District has complied with all requests and is working jointly with the CGA Law Firm and The Glatfelter Agency to review the lawsuit. Please know the Dover Area School District takes very seriously the safety and well-being of all our children. The District complies with all state and district protocols to ensure our staff is fully trained and adhering to these expectations.

The Dover Area School District is committed to ensuring all our students receive a 21st Century learning experience in a safe and supportive environment.  

School Bus and Van Drivers Wanted

For Dover Area School District
Training Provided
Contact E&B Transportation
(717) 292-9539  

CAPE Test Date

Dr. Mike McGough will be administering the CAPE test at LIU’s Central Office in New Oxford on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 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 CAPE, NOT LIU, at the address listed on the form found here.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike McGough,

Meal Applications Online Now Available!

School is soon starting and we need every family to submit a meal application ~ one application for the entire family! We made it faster and easier for our Dover Families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Go to the link below. The website address to direct them is:

Transportation Reminder

Please note no bus changes will be made August 17-Sept.4th. Request forms may still be submitted during that time and will be considered after the September date.


The Dover Area School District Calendar of Activities and Events is now available. Click the link below to download and print a copy of the 2015-2016 Calendar. If you do not have access to a printer, copies may be obtained by contacting a school office or the District's Administration Office.  2015-2016 District Calendar of Activities & Events

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.