FRIDAY WILDCAT NEWS
November 13, 2020
NEWS & UPDATES
ORE VALLEY STUDENTS SAY THANKS ON VETERANS DAY
This week, we celebrated the brave men and women who have served our country. Ore Valley Elementary students presented a Veterans Day salute to our armed forces. The students showed off posters they made listing eight words they'd use to describe veterans from all branches of the armed forces and shared a special rendition of "The Pledge of Allegiance."
DASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES MR. STEVEN KOPELIC
On Monday, November 9, Mr. Steven A. Kopelic, a parent of two high school students and a senior procurement manager, was administered the Oath of Office and was seated on the Dallastown Board of School Directors. Mr. Kopelic is taking the seat vacated by Mr. John Hartman.

Congratulations, Director Kopelic.
HEALTH AND SAFETY FAMILY REMINDER
As we enter holiday season, keeping our schools open each day requires everyone's help.
Here are a few ways you can help at home to keep our students in school:

  1. Use the DASD Daily Symptom Screening Tool with each of your school-aged children before sending them to school each day, and if your child is displaying symptoms - please keep them home - and contact your school nurse.
  2. If your child displays symptoms and your health care provider recommends a COVID-19 test, please contact the nurse in your child's building.
  3. If students or family members have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep everyone home and immediately reach out to the nurse in your child’s building.
  4. As you consider your usual traditions and activities, please keep in mind the critical role you play in preventing the need to quarantine from the school setting. Limiting group sizes, holding outdoor celebrations, wearing face coverings, and maintaining a social distance are several of the ways they are suggesting that communities can mitigate the risks of positive cases in our area and limit the subsequent effect that can have on school attendance.

Overall, our students have done an outstanding job with social distancing, wearing face coverings and hand washing. However, we all must do our part to be extra vigilant while the COVID-19 virus remains a factor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dallastown Area High School has one of the longest hallway in a school in Pennsylvania, almost 1/3 of a mile (1,760 ft or 536.45 meters).
WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE
Currently Dallastown Area School District has sixteen active cases within the District. This does not include the previous cases of which the individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and have returned to our buildings.

The District continues to work in collaboration with the PA Department of Health to conduct contact tracing investigations. As a result of these investigations, the District will notify those individuals who are considered close contacts and advise them to self-quarantine, accordingly.
BUILDING BREAKDOWN
Dallastown Area High School
Positive Cases: 3
Dallastown Area Middle School
Positive Cases: 9
Dallastown Area Intermediate School
Positive Cases: 3
Dallastown Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Leaders Heights Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Loganville-Springfield Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Ore Valley Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
York Township Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Wildcat Compass Academy
Positive Cases: 0
Multiple Buildings
Positive Cases: 1
DASD DAILY SCREENING TOOL
To allow guardians to quickly conduct daily health screenings, Health Services has developed a Daily Student Screening Tool to assist with symptom screenings and recommendations surrounding students returning to school.

If your student display's symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary health care provider and your student's school nurse.
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • November 13 - 15: HS Fall Play (Virtual)
  • November 19: School Board Meeting (Virtual)
  • November 25: EARLY DISMISSAL - Half Day In-Service
  • November 26 - 30: NO SCHOOL - Holiday
  • December 1: NO SCHOOL - Full Day In-Service