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DASD E-News Weekly 
March 29, 2019     
Superintendent Search

The Dallastown Area Board of School Directors has launched its search for an accomplished leader to serve as the Dallastown Area School District superintendent, following current superintendent Dr. Ronald Dyer's retirement effective December 31, 2019. Stakeholder input is critical in selecting the best candidate to serve the needs of the district.

We invite staff, students, parents/guardians, and community members to participate in this launch by identifying the preferred skills, traits, and attributes of the next superintendent of Dallastown Area School District.

To share input, access: In Search of a Leader to Inspire and Create Pathways for Student Success

or, access:

This survey concludes Sunday, April 7th.
HS Musical Presents Les Mis é rables  

Take your seat in 19th century France as more than 100 Dallastown Area High School student actors, singers, dancers, set designers, costumers, and pit members present 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 are on sale now for performances at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11th; 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 12th; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13th; and, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14th.

To purchase tickets, access: Choose My Seat
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.
An Invitation to Incoming Kindergarteners
Incoming kindergarteners and parents are invited to join us for a fun evening of hands-on learning activities during Wildcats Play, Learn, and Grow on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ore Valley Elementary School, 2620 Springwood Road, York, PA 17402. The program is sponsored by Kaltreider-Benfer Library.
Reservations are suggested by accessing: Play, Learn, and Grow no later than Thursday, April 18th.

For additional information, contact Ore Valley Principal Greg Anderson at
DAEF Give Local York

Dallastown Area Educational Foundation invites you to Give Local York on Friday, May 3rd, as we join more than 200 local non-profits, in White Rose Leadership Institute's 24-hour online giving event.
Give Local York unites donors, businesses, and organizations in giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play, inspiring York Countians to come together, show pride in their community, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofits.
For 24 hou rs, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m., donors may access  Give Local York to make s ecure donations to the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation. The minimum donation is $10; there is no maximum.

Every dollar donated to participating nonprofits will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by Give Local York sponsors, making donor dollars stretch further.
Smith Named PA Elementary Assistant Principal of 2019

Brian Smith has been named 2019 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principals Association, recognizing his efforts of setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staff at York Township and Ore Valley elementary schools.

Mr. Smith will be honored at the 2019 Pennsylvania Principals Association annual conference, and is under consideration to be named as Pennsylvania's representative to the National Association of Elementary School Principal's (NAESP's) National Distinguished Principal (NDP) program being held in Washington, DC, in the fall. 
The Sound of Spring Sports

The fields are alive with the sound of spring sports. Be cautious while traveling the secondary campus and the streets surrounding it. Our athletes are practicing in the area.

To view the spring sports schedule, access: Athletic Calendar
School Board Schedule

At its recent meeting, the Dallastown Area Board of School Directors
placed fourteen (14) Policies, ten (10) Administrative Regulations, and one (1) Attachment on the website for public review prior to adoption in April. Select this link to view: Policies for Public Review. Comments and questions can be directed to the Assistant Superintendent's Office at (717) 244-4021, Extension 4221.

Building & Capital Projects Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4

Human Resources Committee Meeting (Closed to Public)
8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4

Board Workshop (2019-20 Preliminary/Proposed Budget) 
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11
Calendar Reminders
Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

Monday, April 22 

*Inclement weather make-up 

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