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DASD E-News Weekly 
January 25, 2019          
Keeping DASD Students Safe  

On Monday, January 14th, Dallastown Area School District launched its participation in
Safe2Say Something (S2SS), a youth vi olence prevention pro gram of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, as mandated under PA Act 44 of 2018.

The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others, especially through social media. An easy anonymous tip reporting of safety concerns through the S2SS system will help prevent violence and tragedies--to "say something" before it's too late.

It is the district's mission to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff in a culture of care that is empowered to share suspicion and concern any time student safety could be at risk. In the event a trusted adult cannot be contacted or anonymity is preferred, the S2SS tip line offers three reporting options:


1. Call #1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729)

2. Web:

3. Download the App:

or App Store/Google Play search: Safe2Say Someth ing 


For more information, access: Safe2Say Something
or Keeping DASD Students Safe
DE and OV Named PA Distinguished Schools

Congratulations to Dallastown Elementary and Ore Valley Elementary schools for being named by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as two of the state's 158 Title I Distinguished Schools during the PDE Improving Schools Conference held earlier this week.

The designation is based on achieving specified criteria developed by PDE. Dallastown Elementary was recognized for high achievement on state assessments during the previous testing year, while Ore Valley was recognized as a high reward school for outstanding growth over the past three years.

We applaud the students, staff, teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians for their collective support of the district's academic program--together we are inspiring and creating pathways for student success.
The Scientists Among Us

A tradition for 58 years, the Dallastown Area High School Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, January 26th, and Sunday, January 27th, in the science wing of the high school.
The public is invited to view more than 100 student submissions on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the high school auditorium.
Dallastown Area High School students have a long history of county awards and opportunities to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair based on their award-winning projects at the school level. We encourage community members to join us--surely you will be impressed with the creative and scientific knowledge that the student projects display.
DAEF Sweetheart Dance
Sponsored by the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation, the 4th Annual DAEF Sweetheart Dance will be held Saturday, February 2nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, access: Sweetheart Dance
Follow us on Twitter @DAEFevents.
What's App?
Join Dallastown Area High School's Thespian Troupe 7973 for an evening of dinner and laughs with a performance of Alan Griffith's There's an App for That?

Held in the Dallastown Area High School cafeteria on Friday, February 8th, admission is $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; and, $9 for children 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the troupe's philanthropic initiatives.

Reservations are required by calling (717) 244-4021, Extension 3120, or online at:
There's an App for That?
Let's Be Partners in the Fight 
Dallastown Area High School will host its 5th Annual Mini-THON beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 1st. This fun-filled event for high school students inspires teamwork, leadership, and creativity while empowering them through philanthropy and service in the fight to conquer childhood cancer.

Students stay standing and active during the 12-hour overnight event to raise money and awareness for the Four Diamonds Cancer Research Foundation.

Donations in support of the Dallastown Mini-THON can be made online at: I want to donate to the Dallastown Mini-THON to Conquer Childhood Cancer
It's Time for Kindergarten
A Kindergarten Readiness Meeting for parents of incoming kindergarten students in the Dallastown Area School District has been scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 18th, at York Township Elementary School.

To be eligible, a child must turn five on or before August 31, 2019. The meeting provides information to parents regarding the academic and social expectations of children in the kindergarten program and provides an opportunity for parents to meet the kindergarten teachers. The meeting is for kindergarten parents only.

Access the latest scholarship information compiled by the HS Counseling Office: Scholarships
School Board Schedule

Building & Capital Projects Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Human Resources Committee Meeting (Closed to Public)  
8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7
Administration Board Room

Board Workshop (2018 Graduation Survey Results) 
6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21
HS Theater Room

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21
HS Theater Room 
Calendar Reminders
Friday, February 15

Monday, February 18 

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