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DASD E-News Weekly 
September 7, 2018   

Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night

Dallastown Area School District provides various opportunities for parents and guardians to meet their child's teachers, tour the classrooms, learn about the academic programs, and become better acquainted with educational opportunities available to their student. 

Access the Dallastown Area School District website calendar to locate your child's Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night.
HS Semi-Formal Dress Drive & Sale

For the fourth year, Dallastown Area High School Mini-THON is sponsoring a Semi-Formal Dress Drive & Sale of more than 400 new and gently used dresses at $25 each. There is also a $10 clearance rack as well as $5 accessories. Proceeds will be donated to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, with an objective to conquer childhood cancer.

We will accept any formal dresses (long or short), purses, shoes or accessories suitable for a semi-formal dance. Donations can be delivered to the Main Office at Dallastown Area High School or delivered during the shopping dates and times noted below.

From 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 9th; Sunday, September 16th; and, Sunday, September 23rd, in the front lobby of Dallastown Area High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown.
Open Sesame
This year's Homecoming theme, Arabian Nights, will transport Dallastown Area High School students on a magical escape through palaces and nighttime cityscapes.

The HS Student Council kicks off the week by hosting the highly-anticipated Powder Puff game at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3rd, when roles are switched and the high school girls play football while the high school football players cheer them on at Wildcat Stadium at the Dallastown American Legion Field. Some of the admission fee proceeds for this event benefit the HS Volunteer Club and its 2018 Support the Troops campaign.

Then, on Friday, October 5th, the community is invited to join students and families as festivities continue with the annual Homecoming football game when the Dallastown Wildcats host the New Oxford Colonials beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium.

The week concludes on Saturday, October 6th, with the Homecoming dance and crowning of the queen and king. Family, friends, and community members are invited to view the decorated areas of the high school lobby and gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Those observing the student promenade must be seated in the gymnasium by 6:40 p.m.; public events conclude at 8:00 p.m. 
17th Annual Night of Science 

Dallastown Area High School's 17
th Annual Night of Science will be  held Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Attendees will be treated to an hour of engaging science experiments performed by the high school faculty, include exploding balloons, a vacuum cannon, genie in the bottle, and much more.
The Dallastown community is invited to attend this free event. For additional information, contact Mark Ilyes at 
Keeping Your Child Safe
The Dallastown Area School District is committed to a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders. Recent enhancements include a reconfiguration of school physical entrances, the use of the Raptor V-Soft Security System, revisions to district-wide lock down protocols, and the establishment of an active shooter and parent/guardian-student reunification protocol, to name a few.  
In the event of an emergency, parents and guardians will be notified by School Messenger, e-mail, and district/school websites. The Dallastown Area School District Parent/Guardian-Student Emergency Reunification Plan was developed as part of the district's Comprehensive Emergency Plan. The purpose of the plan is simple: to get you and your child back together as quickly and safely as possible in times of an emergency. 

For details, access: Parent/Guardian-Student Reunification Plan 
Online Auction of Equipment & Supplies
Dallastown Area School District has established a public online auction to eliminate surplus equipment and supplies. To place a bid on an item of interest, access:  Online Auction and create an account. 

Successful bidders are subject to the terms and conditions noted, including the removal of items on their own and without the assistance of district equipment or personnel.
Annual Notices
Each year, Dallastown Area School District provides annual notices to parents, guardians, and community members that include special education services, integrated pest management, release of personal information, and other services. The district provides this information in a variety of ways, one of which is through  this link to the school district's website.
Future issues of the DASD E-News Weekly will include certain required notices.      
Honoring the Past and Present While Building for the Future 

Commemorative bricks, available for purchase at $50 each, are permanently placed in front of the high school in memory of or in honor of loved ones.

Proceeds fund scholarships awarded through the Dallastown Foundation Scholarship Committee, which fulfills the "legacy" signature theme of the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation. Together, we're Leaving a Legacy for Learning!

*Cumulative brick orders are processed after reaching a minimum of ten bricks.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records:
  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day that the school receives a request for access;
  • the right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA;
  • the right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and,
  • the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-8520.
School Board Schedule 
Community Outreach Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday, September 10
Administration Board Room

Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.,  Monday, September 10
Administration Board Room
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13
HS Theater Room

Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20
Administration Board Room
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20 
HS Theater Room

Board Workshop: Team of 10 Retreat
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, September 24
Administration Board Room 
Calendar Reminders
Friday, September 21

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