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DASD E-News Weekly 
March 1, 2019
Message from Superintendent Dyer

For nearly 15 years, it has been a distinct honor and a pleasure to serve the Dallastown Area School District--first as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and, for the past 7 years, as Superintendent. We've had a very productive nearly 15 years working collaboratively.

At last week's meeting, I asked the Dallastown Area Board of School Directors to consider releasing me from my Contract so that I can retire December 31, 2019, which will be earlier than my June 30, 2020, contract end date. They approved my request. Consequently, I will work toward a smooth transition, and will proudly turn over the leadership of the district to the successor named by the Board of School Directors.

With a 15-month grandson and another grandson due in early June, I am looking forward to being "Pap-paw"!

Please know that I will continue to give the District my full attention until that date and will strongly support our many fine initiatives.

Ronald E. Dyer, Ed.D.
The 2018 Annual Report was recently presented to the Dallastown Area Board of School Directors highlighting the strong student performance in the district. We are proud of these achievements.
Through collaborative efforts with our school community, and by systematic improvements to our instructional program, we are confident of our quality educational program inspiring and creating pathways to student success. 
Take a look: 2018 Annual Report to the Community

School In Session Reminder 


Be reminded that due to inclement weather closures, the end date of the 2nd Trimester has changed. Therefore, school will now be IN SESSION on Tuesday, March 5th, and Wednesday, March 6th.


Friday, March 8th, will conclude the 2nd Trimester with a half day early dismissal and afternoon Faculty In-Service. Monday, March 11th, is a NO SCHOOL day, with a Full Day In-Service for Faculty. 

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. 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
HS Musical Presents Les Mis é rables  

Take your seat in 19th century France as Dallastown Area High School presents Les Misérables. This musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel tells the story of French peasant Valjean, imprisoned for 19 years for stealing bread to save his sister's family from starving. Following his release, Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life during the anti-monarchist Paris revolution. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8th, for performances Thursday, April 11th, through Sunday, April 14th.
National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week is Monday, March 11th, through Friday, March 15th, and free breakfast will be available to students as follows:

Elementary Schools 
Kindergarten - every day for the week
Grade 2 - Tuesday, March 12th
Grade 1 - Wednesday, March 13th
Grade 3 - Thursday, March 14th
Dallastown Area Intermediate School
Yellow Community - Tuesday, March 12th
Red Community - Wednesday, March 13th  
Blue Community - Thursday, March 14th
Dallastown Area Middle School
Grade 8 - Tuesday, March 12th
Grade 7 - Wednesday, March 13th
Grade 8 - Thursday, March 14th
Grade 7 - Friday, March 15th
Dallastown Area High School
Grade 12 - Tuesday, March 12th
Grade 11 - Wednesday, March 13th
Grade 10 - Thursday, March 14th
Grade 9 - Friday, March 15th
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.
It's PSSA Time
All students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will take the English Language Arts and Mathematics Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) beginning Monday, April 15th, through Friday, May 3rd. Additionally, the PSSA Science assessment will be administered to students in grades 4 and 8 during this same time frame.
During PSSA testing, each school has established its testing window and communicates those dates to students, parents, and guardians through school newsletters, parent letters, and each school's web page.

Just as parents help their child(ren) prepare for every school day, please help your child(ren) prepare for these assessments by encouraging them to get plenty of sleep the night before and providing them with a good breakfast on the mornings of the assessments. Results will be shared with parents when released by the state.
HS Guidance Office News

A list of scholarships for seniors is available on the Dallastown Area High School web page,

For information, access: Scholarships
School Board Schedule

Building & Capital Projects Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14

Human Resources Committee Meeting (Closed to Public)
8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14

Board Workshop (Team of 10 Retreat)
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday, March 18
Administration Board Room
Policy Committee Meeting 
6:00 p.m., Monday, March 18 
Administration Board Room

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21
HS LGI Room 
Calendar Reminders
Tuesday, March 5

Wednesday, March 6

Friday, March 8

Monday, March 11 

*Inclement weather 2nd Trimester adjustment

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