FRIDAY WILDCAT NEWS
October 23, 2020
NEWS & UPDATES
UPDATE REGARDING LEARNING OPTION SELECTION FOR TRIMESTER TWO AND THREE
In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, Dallastown Area School District gathered guidance and information from multiple resources, developed plans in a time of great fluidity, and mapped safety and educational frameworks to meet the ever-changing needs of our community to successfully reopen DASD schools. 
 
A Guardian Intent Survey was distributed to all DASD enrolled students to select one of three DASD learning options that were most appropriate for your child(ren) for the first trimester of the 2020-21 school year. 
 
As we near the end of the first trimester, your child’s building will be providing an opportunity to make any necessary changes in learning options for the second and third trimesters. 
 
While we understand that committing to one learning option for the remainder of the school year is difficult, this decision provides the District with the ability to plan and provide three robust learning options that support continuity for relationships, instruction, and learning. Additionally, this process will afford us the opportunity to continue to effectively engage our students in purposeful, meaningful, and relevant learning experiences. 
 
Additional information will be distributed by your student(s) school regarding the process to make any necessary changes to your student(s) learning option. 
 
Thank you for your continued support as we move through the school year.
DALLASTOWN TENNIS TEAM EARNS FOURTH PLACE IN YAIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Dallastown Area High School senior, Grace Heird, and sophomore, Kylie Sciuto. Last week, the pair finished fourth in the YAIAA Championships.

Congratulations, Grace and Kylie!
AROUND DASD
Sixth grade DAIS students on Team Optimism spend time outside for their "Show Not Tell" book discussion lesson.
Mr. Andrews judges LSE's second grade students' persuasive writing. The prize - extra recess and morning snacks!
Our students at York Township enjoy a sunny day on the playground.
DHS Girls Soccer continues their season with a win over Southwestern on 10/20.
Mrs. Sciortino's 7th grade class works on their writing assignments.
HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: DASD SECONDARY CAMPUS
With growth continuing in the District, in 1971 a new seventh and eighth-grade building was constructed next to Dallastown Area High School. By adding the Dallastown Area Middle School, the District was able to provide a transition for students from elementary to high school.

In 1976, a new wing was constructed to accommodate senior high students. This wing included a library, additional classrooms, district administration offices, and a board meeting room. 

Over the course of nearly two decades, the footprint of the secondary campus was developed, which remains predominantly the same today.
WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE
Currently Dallastown Area School District has five active cases within the District. This does not include the previous cases of which the individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and have returned to our buildings.

The District continues to work in collaboration with the PA Department of Health to conduct contact tracing investigations. As a result of these investigations, the District will notify those individuals who are considered close contacts and advise them to self-quarantine, accordingly.
BUILDING BREAKDOWN
Dallastown Area High School
Positive Cases: 5
Dallastown Area Middle School
Positive Cases: 0
Dallastown Area Intermediate School
Positive Cases: 0
Dallastown Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Leaders Heights Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Loganville-Springfield Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
Ore Valley Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
York Township Elementary
Positive Cases: 0
DASD DAILY SCREENING TOOL
To allow guardians to quickly conduct daily health screenings, Health Services has developed a Daily Student Screening Tool to assist with symptom screenings and recommendations surrounding students returning to school.

If your student display's symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your primary health care provider and your student's school nurse.
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • October 29: School Board Meeting
  • November 6 - 8: HS Fall Play (Virtual)
  • November 7: SAT Testing
  • November 9: Special Board Meeting (Region 1 Vacancy Interviews)