From the Principal

3205 Carlisle Road
Dover, PA 17315

Direct Phone Line: 717.292.8072
or 717.292.3671, Extension 70111

Mrs. Davonna Rickard, Principal

The mission of the Weigelstown Elementary learning community is to create and develop an environment of academic excellence, personal responsibility and social competence at school, as well as in society.

Special Announcements

 Weigelstown Elementary collected 514 items to be donated to the York County SPCA and the Susquehanna Service Dogs in honor of “World Kindness Day.”  Congratulations to Mr. Dockey’s second grade class for collecting 113 supplies and winning the pizza party for most class donations.

Weigelstown Elementary Announcements

STUDENT DROP-OFF PROCEDURES – Please pay close attention to the drop-off areas in the parking lot.  We have a designated area for cars to drop-off students.  Cars enter and exit from Fox Run Road.  Students may only be dropped off when staff members are on duty.  Cars must stay out of the “buses only” area directly in front of the building during AM and PM bus runs.  Student drop off times are 8:30-8:45 AM.  If students arrive after 8:45, a parent must sign them in at the office.

PICKING UP CHILDREN AT SCHOOL – To guarantee the safety of each child, it becomes necessary to establish a strict procedure for picking up students during and after school hours.  During school hours all parents are required to report to the office where their child will be paged for them.  Please report to the office and wait for your child.  Dismissal time is 3:15.  Please stay in your car and follow the pick-up procedure (attached).  Cars will enter and exit from Fox Run Road.  Please remember that car rider notes must be renewed at the beginning of every school year. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

2014 Car Rider Procedures.pdf
Kindergarten Orientation.pptx
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Dec 26
Holiday Break
School Closed for Students & Staff

Mon, Dec 29 - Fri, Jan 2
Holiday Break
Schools Closed for Students and Staff

Friday, January 9
Eagle Pride Day
Wear your Eagle T-shirt

Tuesday, January 13
PTO Meeting 6:30
Wednesday, January 14
Early Dismissal for Students

District Announcements

Holiday Activities in the district, week of December 15th

Dover High School

  • Red Zone (school store) Holiday Community Sale on December 18th from 3:00pm-8:00 PM.  All customers should enter at the doors by the athletic office and follow the signs to the Red Zone.

Dover Intermediate School

  • Dec 18th 7:00 – Holiday Band/Choral concert
  • Dec 19th – Jack Hubley Assembly and Turkey Trot Make-up Date
  • Dec 23rd – Winter Social
Dover Elementary
  • Holiday Sing Along on Monday, December 22, 2014 starting at 1:45 p.m. in the all-purpose room.
Leib Elementary
  • December 22 – Dress Like a Who from Whoville
  • December 23 – Wear your Christmas Hat and Pajamas along with our Holiday Sing-a-long  with PTO providing a special snack.
North Salem Elementary
  • Friday Dec. 19th at 6:30 we will be having a Holiday Music Night with the Dover Community Orchestra, Dover Youth Strings, Dover Community Choir and North Salem 5th and 6th grade band and Chorus

Weigelstown Elementary

  • Wed, Dec 17th – Ugly Sweater Day
  • Mon, Dec 22nd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades K-3)
  • Tues, Dec 23rd – Holiday Sing Along (Grades 4-6)


Recently, district administration concluded a series of budget presentations at PTO Meetings. A portion of the presentation asked participants to respond to a series of eight (8) questions, one which included the question how do you feel about the current school configurations.

We, meaning the district, have no position on reconfiguring our schools. Since our schools went K-6, there has always been a concern about having a wide age range in our elementary schools, especially since the original elementary school configuration was K-4. Part of the PTO visit and conversation was to confirm or not if that still exists. However, that doesn't mean that change(s) will occur now or in the future.

In the event that district administration and the board would consider this important decision, we would ensure student, staff, and community input.

Washington Township Information

Please find below the power point presentation distributed at our information session to the residents of Dover regarding Washington Township. The information includes a historical timeline, financial facts, and current case analysis regarding a transfer of territory. Click here for the presentation

Washington Township Update

Please view the petition filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education from the Dover Area School District requesting a hearing to protest the transfer of Washington Township to the Northern York County School District. Click here to read the petition.

Conclusions to the PTO Budget Meetings

Over the past two months, we had the opportunity to visit with PTO’s and conduct a budget activity. Overall, we had  96 people in attendance, including numerous board members and all school administrators. Part of the activity included responses to eight (8) questions. Attached are the conclusions for each question.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School

This year Dover Area School District is proud to again host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School.  Parking will be in the main front parking lot west of the main entrance.  Follow the signs to the entrance door and for building navigation.

The VITA Program offers free tax help to households who made $53,000 or less in 2014

and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA also provides free online

self-assisted tax preparation for households who made $59,000 or less in 2014.

Call 717.854.2244 on or after January 20 to schedule a tax preparation appointment.

Dover Area School District: Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP)

The Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles (SPP) for the Dover Area School District were released earlier this month. The SPP is an integral part of the Educator Effectiveness System, both teacher and principal evaluation.  As an online site, the SPP provides a school level academic score for all public schools, including charter and cyber charter schools, and full-time comprehensive career and technical centers. The SPP offers for districts/schools a means to communicate performance results to you and assist the DASD in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement.

Please take time to review your child’s school performance

If you have further questions regarding the School Performance Profile, please contact Ms. Jamy Jackson at

Click here to pay lunches on-line.


Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form

DASD's Nondiscrimination Policy

The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.