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DASD E-News Weekly 
October 12, 2018     
DE and OV Named Distinguished Schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education named Dallastown Elementary and Ore Valley Elementary among 158 Title I Distinguished Schools based on specified criteria. These schools will be honored at the PDE Title I Improving Schools Conference in Pittsburgh at the end of January.
This is How We Lockdown
In Dallastown Area School District, a lockdown is declared when the opinion of the administrator in charge or employee reacting to his/her environment perceives a situation that threatens the safety of students and staff, and/or requires all students and staff to remain in their classrooms or move to a secure area immediately.
A lockdown announcement will include the rationale for why the lockdown is being called. A sample lockdown announcement may include:
  • "Your attention please: There is a lockdown in our building due to (cite reason why the lockdown is being called). All individuals in the building are to remain in, or report to, the nearest securable area and lockdown."
Triggers for a lockdown may include:
  • an announcement made via the PA system;
  • a staff member directs the lockdown in person;
  • a threat occurring outside of the building;
  • a non-threatening circumstance warrants keeping individuals away from areas (i.e., a medical emergency or disturbance).
This communication will allow students, teachers, and administrators to respond in a controlled manner to the situation at hand. Should further instructions be required, they will be included in the announcement. The most common lockdown will occur during medical incidents, such as when a hallway may need to be cleared to allow for emergency response personnel to tend to a medical situation.

To view lockdown protocol, access: 
This is How We Lockdown
York Regional College Fair
The annual York Regional College Fair will be held Monday, October 15th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at York College's Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center .
High school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend, as well as transfer students and adult learners.
Admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges will be in attendance. The College Fair is a great way to begin the college selection process.
Dallastown Area High School counselors will be available at this event to assist with obtaining answers to questions.
It'll Be a Graveyard Smash!
Whether it's called a Transylvania Twist or a Monster Bash, don't worry, you'll catch on in a flash. Dallastown Area School District boys in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and their moms/guardians are invited to attend the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation's 3rd Annual Mother-Son Monster Bash Halloween Party! Costumes are welcome, but not required.

When:   Saturday, October 20th
Time:     6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Dallastown Area Intermediate School
What:    Music, treats (including snacks, candy, and beverages),   
             bounce houses, games, raffles, photo wall, Ghost Walk,
             Haunted Bus, and Gaga Pit!
Cost:     $25 per couple (before October 17th); $30 at the door
             $5 for each additional child in grades Kindergarten through
             Grade 6
Come join us for some spooktacular fun, and tell them Boris sent you!
All proceeds to benefit the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation.

For ticket information, to volunteer or donate candy, contact Follow us @DAEFevents

For online payment, access: (Pre-registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. on 10/17 only)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
"The course of true love never did run smooth," and neither does the course of events in the Dallastown Area High School Performing Arts Club's fall production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Held in the Dallastown Area High School auditorium, show dates and times are Thursday, October 25th, at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 26th, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27th, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 28th, at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be reserved online at
or by calling (717) 244-4021, Extension 3120. Tickets are $10.00 for premium seats, $7.00 for adults, and $5.00 for senior citizens and students who present a valid ID. 

*A silent auction will be held prior to each performance to help offset production costs. Businesses and individuals interested in donating items for the silent auction should contact Bethany Yuninger at prior to October 20th.
Football For Freedom

On Friday, October 26th, the Dallastown Wildcats will host the Red Lion Lions during the 8th Annual Football for Freedom Bowl. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m. on the Dallastown Area High School American Legion Field at Wildcat Stadium. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.)

Current and former military as well as first responders will be admitted free of charge and are invited to participate on the field in a Tunnel of Valor during pregame team introductions.
Wildcat Spirit Wear
Students of the Dallastown Area High School Marketing & Sales class designed new Wildcat apparel available for purchase online for a limited time. Items include tie-dye and camo T-shirts, crew necks, hoodies, fleece pants, and shorts. The order deadline is Wednesday, October 31st. 

To order online, access:
I Got Wildcat Spirit  
For Your Information 

In an effort to decrease paper copies of community flyers, links are provided on each Dallastown Area School District building Home Page. Access the  Information tab and select Community Flyers to view information of interest.
School Board Schedule

Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Monday, October 15
Administration Board Room
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Monday, October 29
Administration Board Room 

Board Workshop: 2017-18 Student Data
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Thursday, November 8
HS Theater Room
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8
HS Theater Room
Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 12
Administration Board Room
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 15
HS Theater Room
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Monday, November 19
Administration Board Room
Calendar Reminders
Thursday, November 15


Monday, November 19

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Thursday, November 22, through Monday, November 26

Tuesday, November 27 

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