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.

Weigelstown Elementary Announcements

Happy 100th Day of School from Weigelstown Elementary

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
Mon, Apr 27 - Fri, May 1
PSSA Science Assessment Gr. 4
Wednesday, April 29
Family Food Night
Friday, May 1
Pajama Day
Friday, May 8
DASD Community Night @ The Rev's
Last Day of Bowling for the Spring Session
School Now in Session
4th Weather/Emergency Make-Up Day (Make-Up Day from March 5, 2015)

District Announcements

Fight Like Hill Triath-A-Thon

On May 23rd, you will have the chance to raise money for Maddie Hill and her family by running, swimming, playing soccer, or even by participating in all of the events! Interested in registering for the 5k? Click or scan the QR code below:

For more information on this fantastic event, please click here.

Possible Issue with uStream

The DASD Educational Technology staff is aware of a possible issue with the uStream channel and a version of Flash (17).  uStream is working on the issue and has generated a ticket with their support groups.

Dover High School Ag Mechanics Classes Complete Special Project

Recently, the Dover High School Ag Mechanics classes completed a special project that will benefit wildlife in the Michaux State Forest in Adams County.  The class members constructed steel gates that can be used to close state forests roads during the turkey nesting season, in the spring.  Limiting vehicle access during this critical time helps to prevent unnecessary turkey nest disturbances.  The gate project was funded by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. 

Dover students in Mr. Weaner’s Ag Mechanics classes worked during the winter, turning lengths of pipe and bars of steel into five sets of gate posts and gates.  Metal fabrication skills such as cutting, welding, grinding, and machining were used during the construction process.  Projects such as this are a “win-win” situation for everyone involved.  The students got some real life experiences in metal fabrication, at no cost to the school district.  The Wild Turkey Federation was able to stretch their wildlife habitat fund raising dollars, and the Michaux Forest will be able to protect nesting turkeys at a greatly reduced price.

Earlier this year, students in the Ag Mechanics program completed some other wildlife habitat projects for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  They built 10 barn owl nesting boxes and 4 bat houses.  Habitat boxes like these are used by the Game Commission to provide for two of Pennsylvania’s species of concern.  Dover agricultural students have a long history of public service/educational projects such as these.

Students who helped with Ag Mechanics Gate Project are Alysha Sweitzer, Jacob Fitzkee, Jered Fitzkee, Weston Hoffman, Mason Myers, Billy Hoover, Nate Stauffer, Nate Sennett, Gabe Mellott, Josh Guyer, Nicolas Barrett, Travis Crone, Brady Gross, Kevin Heider, Jordyn May, Konnor Bair, Jacob Miller, Bryce Neiman, Alexis Stine, and Colin Chamberlain.

Dover Area School District York Revolution Community Night

The Dover Area School District welcomes you to the second annual community night with the York Revolution. Join us at Santander Stadium as the York Revolution takes on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Friday, May 8th. Click here for your order form.

The York Revolution Visit North Salem Elementary

York Revolution visited North Salem Elementary to get them pumped up for Boomer's Book Club. Each student was given a special bookmark where they can record books that they have read. Read 1 book: students get free admission to a York Rev's game. Read 2 books: students get free admission and a kid's meal. Read 3 books: students get free admission, a kid's meal, and a Revs fan prize. Read 4 books: students get free admission, a kid's meal, a Revs fan prize, AND sunglasses.

Boomer's Book club dates are the following: April 29th, May 24th, June 3rd, and June 28th.

North Salem Teachers Write Positive Messages


North Salem teachers write positive messages using sidewalk chalk to inspire their students to do well on the PSSA tests.

Cape Test Announcement

Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, in co-operation with The Dover Area School District, will be offering the opportunity for our district employees to register for and take the CAPE TEST (Comprehensive Assessment Paraprofessional Educators).  The CAPE Test will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the L.I.U. located at 65 Billerbeck Street, New Oxford, PA 17350. Employees may obtain and print out the registration form by clicking on the registration link provided. The cost of the test is $125.00 which is the responsibility of the employee. Employees who take and pass the CAPE Test should forward a copy of their test results to the Human Resources for their personnel file. Click here for the registration form.

Dover Intermediate School Color Run

Dover Intermediate School will be hosting a 5k color run on Saturday June 6th. The run/walk is open to DOVER students in grades 6-12. Early registration is due May 8th and the cost is $25. This will include, a T-shirt, race bib, and color packet. Registrations received between May 9th and 22nd will be $30. DJ Mike Love will be playing during the event, Sarah’s Creamery will be selling ice cream, and L. Cali photography will be taking pictures for you to purchase. All proceeds raised will go to the DIS PTO. Registration forms can be turned into the students homeroom teacher.

PSSA assessments begin next week

The PSSA assessments begin next week. Please click below to learn more about ways to prepare for the PSSA assessment.


Information for Parents or Guardians from PDE on PSSAs

For information concerning the PSSA’s from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, please click here.

PDE’s Cellphone Policy During PSSA and Keystone Testing

For information on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s cellphone policy during PSSA and Keystone testing, please click here.

Dover Area Aquatic Club (DAAC)

The Dover Area Aquatic Club (DAAC) invites all Dover Area School District students, ages 6 to 18 years of age, to join our swim club.  Please click here for more information.

Eagle Mayday 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Come out and join the Eagle Mayday 8K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefitting the Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars, Inc. on May 3, 2015 at the Dover Area High School track.

Snow Makeup Days

The following are snow makeup days for the Dover Area School District:

  • Friday, March 13
  • Monday, March 16
  • Thursday, April 2
  • Friday, May 8

Important Information for All Volunteers and Substitutes
for the Dover Area School District

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.

Act 153 of 2014 Mandated Renewal of 
Criminal Background Checks and Clearances

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014 which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.  Please review each of the links below for the appropriate information.

The Dover Area School District has established the internal deadline date of August 1, 2015 for employees to complete the submission of their clearances to the Human Resources Department. Please note; it is the obligation of each individual to accept the financial responsibility to obtain and submit all three (3) clearances to the district as required.  When you obtain your new clearances, please submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the Administration Building.  Please understand, this is a state mandate and as such requirements are placed on the district if documents are not provided by the deadline.

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.