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DASD E-News Weekly 
September 20, 2019      

Hello autumn!
Board of School Directors Vacancy 
At its Thursday, September 19th, meeting, the Dallastown Area Board of School Directors regretfully received the resignation of School Director Michael Jones, effective Tuesday, September 24th. We are grateful for his service to the board since December 2017 and offer our best wishes as he continues serving the Dallastown community representing the 93rd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
As per Board Policy 004, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board, within thirty (30) days of the occurrence of the vacancy. In this case, the successful candidate will take his/her oath at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday, October 24th. S/he shall be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term until December 2021.
Eligible candidates must reside in Region 2 of Dallastown Area School District, which includes Yoe Borough and the 1st and 2nd Wards of York Township, and be available for a public interview on the evening of Tuesday, October 15th. 

Please submit a detailed letter of interest and resume to the School Board Secretary, District Administration Building, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown, PA 17313, by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3rd.
For additional details regarding qualifications for this vacancy, access:  Be a School Director
From the HS Counseling Office
While Dallastown Area School District offers a rich array of course options, the district also offers students many experiential career opportunities. Dallastown has teamed up with York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) to offer Career Exploration Programs at no cost to students in Grades 10, 11, and 12.

Explore the YCAL offerings and register for a program of interest by accessin
g: Career Exploration

Questions can be directed to Bill Probert, Workforce, Career, and College Counselor, at (717) 244-4021, Extension
Consider attending both opportunities below to assist with financial aid planning.
Financial Aid Night 
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 2
HS Auditorium
FAFSA Workshop
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2

Red Lion High School
Preregistration required. Call Red Lion Area High School at (717) 246-1611, Extension 6.
Homecoming 2019

This year's Homecoming theme, A Gatsby Gathering, will take Dallastown Area High School students on a walk through Gatsby's garden and inside his mansion.

On Thursday, October 3rd, the HS Student Council will host the highly-anticipated Powder Puff game at 7:00 p.m. 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 proceeds of the admission fee for this event benefit the HS Volunteer Club and its 2019-20 Support the Troops campaign.

Then, on Friday, October 11th, the community is invited to join students and families as festivities continue with the annual Homecoming football game. The Dallastown Wildcats host Spring Grove beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium.

The week concludes on Saturday, October 12th, 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.
Remember the Troops 2019

During the past 18 years, the Dallastown Area High School Volunteer Club has sent items to members of the military stationed away from home during the holidays. This year the tradition continues.

A list of soldiers is currently being compiled by Shannon Werner, Volunteer Club advisor in the high school. If you know of a soldier who will be serving our country overseas during the holiday season, please send his/her name and address to  by Friday, October 11th.
Classes are asked to write letters and collect food items (a list will be sent to all who would like to participate) during the month of October.  All items need to be ready for pick up from your schools by Wednesday, October 30th, and will be shipped the beginning of November.

The hope is that all of the soldiers on our list remember 2019 with a smile, thanks to the sincerity and generosity of the Dallastown Area School District community. Please partner with us again to Remember the Troops.
Got Breakfast?

As part of the Dallastown Area School District food service program in recognition of National School Lunch Program Week, Chartwells will be providing a free breakfast meal to all students as follows:

  • Grade 3 - Monday, October 14th
  • Grade 2 - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Grade 1 - Wednesday, October 16th 
  • Grade 2 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 1st & 3rd - Friday, October 18th
A free breakfast meal will be available to Kindergarten students ALL week.

  • Yellow Community - Monday, October 14th
  • Blue Community - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Red Community - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Blue Community - Thursday, October 17th 
  • Yellow & Red Community - Friday, October 18th 
  • Grade 7 & 8 - Monday, October 14th
  • Grade 8 - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Grade 7 - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Grade 8 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 7 - Friday, October 18th 
  • Grade 12 - Tuesday, October 15th  
  • Grade 11 - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Grade 10 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 9 - Friday, October 18th 
Have you submitted a Free and Reduced Priced School Meals Application this year? If you qualify for free or reduced meals, that benefit is also good for breakfast meals. Take a look at our selections. We hope your child can join us!
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 4th Annual Mother-Son Monster Bash Halloween Party. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

When:   Saturday, October 19th
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,
             and more!
Cost:     $25 per couple (before October 16th); $30 at the door
             $5 for each additional child in 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 treats, contact
For online payment, access: Monster Bash (Pre-registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. on 10/16 only)
Follow us @DAEFevents
18th Annual Night of Science 

Dallastown Area High School's 18th Annual Night of Science will be held Friday, October 25th, 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, dry ice experiments, an imploding barrel, and much more.

The Dallastown community is invited to attend this free event.

For additional information, contact Mark Ilyes at
Asbestos Notice
Dallastown Area School District has developed an Asbestos Management Plan as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). 

Every six months the maintenance department inspects, and every three years an inspection is conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's licensed asbestos inspectors, any building constructed before the late 1970s to determine whether the condition of any known or assumed asbestos-containing materials (ACM) has changed. The inspector will make recommendations on managing or removing the ACM.   
The Asbestos Management Plan is available for public review in the Buildings and Grounds Office.         
School Board Schedule 
The Dallastown Area Board of School Directors placed fourteen (14) policies, three (3) administrative regulations and three (3) attachments on the website for public review prior to adoption in October.  Comments and questions may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent's Office at (717) 244-4021. To view, access: Policies for Public Review.

Building & Capital Projects Committee
6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10
Finance Committee
7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10
Human Resources Committee (closed to public)
8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10 
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24
Calendar Reminders
Friday, September 20

Wednesday, October 2

Thursday, October 3

Friday, October 4
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