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.

Daily 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
Wednesday, August 13th ~ Open House 1-3 PM (self-guided tours for students & parents)
Wednesday, August 20th ~ 1st day of school for students in grades 1-6
Wednesday, August 20th ~ Kindergarten Orientation (Parents & Students)
                                          Last name A-L ~ 9:30-11:30 AM
                                          Last name M-Z ~ 1:00-3:00 PM

Thursday, August 21st ~ 1st day of school for kindergarten students
Thursday, August 28th ~ Parent Orientation Grades 1-6
                                       Grades 1-3 & LS (K-4)
5:30-6:10 or 6:15-6:55
                                       Grades 4-6 & LS (5-6)
6:15-6:55 or 7:00-7:40

Daily Announcements

Orientation Nights for Parents
of Elementary Students

 Orientation programs have been scheduled for parents of elementary school students in the district.  A great deal of valuable information will be shared with parents during these orientation programs.  These meetings help to guarantee that your children will have a great start to the school year.  Please click here to read more for specific dates/times for each school.

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014: first day of the 2014-2015 school year for students in Grades 1-6.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Kindergarten parent orientation and student visitation.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014: Kindergarten will have their first day of school.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014: Orientation programs for Grades 1-6.

Dover Area School District Night
with the York Revolution

The Dover Area School District is excited about our first community night with the York Revolution on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30pm. Please click here for more information about this exciting night!

Washington Township and
Dover Area School District

On July 2, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) made a determination that the petition filed by the residents of Washington Township has educational merit as to whether or not to remove Washington Township from the Dover Area School District. There have been no further decisions made in regard to this matter.  This request is now moving onto the State Board of Education for further review and analysis.  The State Board is not bound by this recent decision and will more than likely hold hearings on the petition as they have in most of these matters across the state.  Besides the educational merit portion of the petition, the State Board takes into consideration all other elements of this move (financial impact, community concerns, etc.).  There is no set timeline for the State Board to make a decision. All students, including those located in Washington Township, will continue to receive their education in the Dover Area School District for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Attention Parents:
Busing Policy Change

Please remember that kindergarten students must be met by a parent or guardian (or a family appointed adult) at their bus stop each day. If no one is there to meet the kindergarten student, the bus driver will not allow the student to depart from the bus. The student will be taken back to their school for parent or guardian pick-up.

Click here to pay lunches on-line.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 13
Open House 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Self guided tour
Wednesday, August 20
First Student Day (Grades 1-6)
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Kindergarten Visitation Day

Thursday, August 21
First Full Day for Kindergarteners

Thursday, August 28
Parent Orientation
Gr. 1-3 and LS K-4 (5:30-6:10) or (6:15-6:55)

Gr. 4-6 and LS Gr. 5-6 (6:15-6:55) or (7:00-7:40)