FRIDAY WILDCAT NEWS
October 9, 2020
NEWS & UPDATES
SECONDARY CAMPUS TO TRANSITION TO WILDCAT WEDNESDAYS
On Wednesday, October 7, the DASD Board of Directors approved a revised reopening plan that will alter physical school attendance for students in grades 7-12. Beginning the week of October 19, students in both the middle school and high school will not physically report to school on Wednesdays.

Wednesdays, students in grades 7-12 for Option I & II will participate in remote learning activities assigned by teachers for completion and submission. We will continue to monitor supports necessary to continue quality programming for your child.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are grades 7-12 students participating in Remote Wednesdays?
Remote learning Wednesdays are an opportunity for our teachers to support student needs and success, collaborate with professional development, and develop high-quality curriculum in a remote environment. The District may also be engaging in additional cleaning on Wednesdays as deemed appropriate.

How will my Option II remote learner know which days are asynchronous?
For grades K-6, asynchronous learning assignments will be incorporated into your students existing schedule as appropriate. These learning activities will be included into the regular lesson design and will be communicated by your students' teacher(s).

For grades 7-12, each Wednesday, Option I & II students will participate in remote learning activities assigned by teachers for completion and submission.

Will meals be available on Wednesdays for students?
Yes. Breakfast and lunch will be available to order through our Remote Learning Meal Program. Meals can be picked up at Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown Area Intermediate School or Ore Valley Elementary. Visit our website to view menus or place an order.

How will attendance be taken for secondary students? 
Attendance will be taken based on the submitted remote learning assignments.

Will after school activities such as athletic practices be held on Wednesdays?
After school activities and athletic practices will continue as previously scheduled. The 5:00 p.m. activity bus will continue as scheduled.
DALLASTOWN AREA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HOSTS FALL FUNDRAISER FOR "OPERATION WARM"
The Dallastown Area Educational Foundation is hosting a sandwich sale, in place of its annual Monster Bash, to benefit "Operation Warm" which provides winter coats to our students in need.
As you may know, the Foundation is a broad-based, non-profit community organization working with individuals, businesses, and the community to enhance our students’ academic and cultural experiences. They provide annual scholarships, classroom materials through teacher grants, and financial support for various school activities.


Please consider placing an order by Friday, October 16, 2020 to support our students in need.
2020-2021 ATHLETIC SPECTATOR UPDATE
As you know, on Monday, October 5 we shared an update that reinstated state guidelines that limited spectators at athletic events. On Tuesday, October 6, Governor Wolf and Secretary Rachel Levine amended the guidelines on safe gathering limits to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits while still practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings.

The District has updated our initial plan to allow a limited amount of HOME spectators to attend athletic contests and made additional tickets available for families. In addition, a limited number of Dallastown student tickets will be made available at no charge. Students must pre-register for tickets on the Athletic Website beginning on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Thank you to the Class of 1982 and Class of 1992 on behalf of The Printing Express for donating the spectator tickets.
WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE
Currently Dallastown Area School District has two 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.
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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 14 - 16: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 15 - 16: HS/MS/IS/ES Schools Closed
  • October 17: PSAT Exam