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

Weiglestown Elementary staff cleaned up our memorial garden and created a new garden in the courtyard in memory of Mrs. Karen Lingg, grade 1 teacher who passed away in June.

Weigelstown Elementary Announcements

Here are some parent resources for the summer

SummerLearning.pdf

SummerLearning_Spanish.pdf

SummerMathActivties.pdf

SummerMath Activities_Spanish.pdf

SummerReading.pdf

SummerReading_Spanish.pdf

                                        



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
Principal's Pen
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Kindergarten Orientation.pptx
Tuesday, August 11
Open House Self Guided Tours 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, August 24
First Student Day (Gr. 1-6)
Kindergarten Orientation/Visitation Day
(A - L) 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, (M - Z) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25
1st Kindergarten Day
Thursday, August 27
Parent Orientation Grades 1 - 6
- Grades 1 - 3 (6:00 - 6:30 PM or 6:30 - 7:00 PM)
- Learning Support Gr.K - 4 (6:00 - 6:30 PM or 6:30 - 7:00 PM)
- Grades 4 - 6 (6:30 - 7:00 PM or 7:00 - 7:30 PM)
- Learning Support Gr. 5-6 (6:30 - 7:00 PM or 7:00 - 7:30 PM)

District Announcements

2015-2016 All Seasons Sports Physicals for Grades 7-12

2015-2016 All Seasons Sports Physicals for grades 7 - 12 will be held at the Dover High School cafeteria on these dates: 
  • Monday August 3 - Athletes A - L, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Monday, August 10 - Athletes M - Z, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

The fee of $20 will cover all sports. 


Weigelstown Elementary Staff Create New Memorial Garden
    

Did you ever wonder what teachers do in the summer?  Weigelstown Elementary Staff cleaned up the memorial garden and created a new garden in the courtyard in memory of Mrs. Karen Lingg, grade 1 teacher, who passed away in June.

  


E & B Transportation will provide a bus to transport families in need. The bus will depart Dover High School at 8:30 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m.  Please contact Amy Aumen by 7/30/15 to reserve seats at 717-292-3671 ext. 80111 or aaumen@doversd.org(PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN IN CAR SEATS MAY NOT RIDE ON BUS)  .


Governor Wolf Announces Revision to Background Checks


On June 10, 2015, Governor Wolf announced changes to background checks requirements. Below are highlights of some of the new changes announced by Governor, Tom Wolf on June 10, 2015. The entire press release can be found by clicking here.


Effective July 25, 2015:

  • Fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children.
  • Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be reducing the cost of both the child abuse and criminal history record checks from $10 to $8 for all other applicants.
  • Beginning July 1, 2015, volunteers are required to obtain background checks, including the Child Abuse History Clearance, issued by the DHS, and the Criminal History Record Check, issued by the PSP. 

A comprehensive list of persons required to get clearances is as follows:

  1. Child care service employees;
  2. Foster parents and adult household members;
  3. Prospective adoptive parents and adult household members;
  4. Individuals 14 year of age or older applying for a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children;
  5. Any individual seeking or provide child-care services under contract with a child-care facility or program;
  6. School employees governed by public school code and those not governed by the public school code (colleges and universities).

Invitation to Visit Intermediate School

Parents/guardians and students entering 7th grade at the Intermediate School for the 2015-2016 are invited to come visit the school on:

  • July 23 from 8:00am - 11:00am
  • August 6 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • August 17 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm

We ask parents/guardians to bring in your students, walk the halls, and become familiar with our building. There will be no teachers, and the halls may be messy, but we would like to give everyone an informal opportunity to visit.


Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals will be held at the Dover High School on the following dates for students entering the 7th grade through the 12th grade who wish to participate in interscholastic sports or cheerleading. 


  • Monday, August 3, 2015 – Last names that begin with A-L
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 – Last names that begin with M-Z

Please click here additional information.  If you’re unable to attend either physical night at the high school, please print this required form that will need to be completed by your family doctor.  Required Form


Summer Meals Locator

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
  • Call 211 
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
  • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at mringenber@pa.gov or 717.783.6501.

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 extended the internal deadline date from August 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015 for those employees hired prior to the year 2012 to complete and submit their required 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 employees obtain their new clearances, they should submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the district 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.


Parents
Click here to pay lunches on-line.

Visitors

Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form
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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.