Dallastown area school district
Thank you for visiting the Dallastown Area School District Student/Guardian Handbook(s). The homepage of this site covers District-wide handbook information, valid for all grade levels K-12. The grade level tabs provide additional building specific handbook information.
Questions regarding handbook items should be directed to your child's building principal or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to note that Board policy changes are approved by the Board and this handbook will consistently reflect current Board policies. Should building specific handbook information change, communication will be made by the building principal via SchoolMessenger.
Thank you for reviewing this important handbook information prior to the start of each school year.
Compulsory School Age –The period of a child's life from the time the child's person in parental relation elect to have the child enter school, which shall be not later than at the age of six (6) years, until the age of eighteen (18) years.
change of address
DASD Change of Address Instructions
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CAFETERIA PREPAYMENT ACCOUNT
For your convenience, there is an online payment option at www.myschoolbucks.com, where you may use your credit or debit card to add funds to a student cafeteria account and view purchases. There is a convenience fee charged for this service and may take a few days for the funds to become available. More information is available HERE.
CAFETERIA CHARGING POLICY
Homebound instruction is available to all students in the case of long-term illness or temporary disability (two or more weeks). Instruction can be arranged for major subject areas. Arrangements are made through the School Counseling Office for homebound instruction with written request from a licensed medical practitioner or physician.
inclement weather/school delays/wildcat remote learning days
In the event of inclement weather, the Dallastown Area School District will notify you of any school delays, cancellations, or remote learning days. The district utilizes two-hour delays, school cancellations, and a remote learning option. Specific schedules will be provided by the school.
School delays, cancellations, or remote learning days are communicated via email, phone, social media, and news outlets.
The DASD career pathways framework is designed as an effective school stakeholder career advancement tool to support individual student career plans and pathway opportunities. The framework, in combination with other school district resources and opportunities, is in place to enhance student exploration of workforce needs and expectations, as well as solidify student post-secondary plans.
Throughout the elementary and intermediate school experience, students explore career interests and are introduced to the multitude of career pathways. Throughout their middle school experience, they continue to explore career possibilities, select a desired career pathway, and develop a career plan. During a student’s high school experience is when they advance their career plans and pathway opportunities, explore workforce needs and expectations, as well as solidify post-secondary plans.
All parents, guardians and other visitors entering our schools and/or interacting with our students must verify their identity through the Raptor visitor management system. All visitors will be required to present a valid driver’s license or official state photo identification for scanning purposes. Raptor allows our schools to electronically check all visitors against a sexual offender database, produce a visitor badge, monitor all visitors once inside our buildings, and ensure students are released to those authorized to sign them out. The overall goal of implementing Raptor is to better control access to all Dallastown Area School District’s buildings; thus providing enhanced protection for our students and staff.