March 20, 2020 Update

March 20, 2020 Update

Dear Dallastown Families,

The purpose of this communication is to provide our DASD families with an update as we work our way through what is truly uncharted territory.

Over the past week, district staff in essential roles have been, and will continue to be, providing meals to our students. In addition, our employees have been working remotely on preparations for online academic activities and learning opportunities, in the event school closure extends beyond these ten days.

Should the launch of distance learning and/or flexible instruction days be necessitated, below are some items you can do to at home in advance to ensure a smooth transition to a digital learning environment for your children:

  • Check your home internet access; If you have internet challenges, here are some resources available to you.
  • Ensure that your child’s device is charged and able to connect to your home internet.

We recognize that not all families have access to technology or internet and additional details to allow equitable access to all DASD families will be forthcoming.

While we know this is not an ideal situation for families, it is our hope that providing educational opportunities will provide a sense of normalcy to children during this time.

Additionally, we have received notification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that all statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year have been canceled. This includes the PSSAs, PASA, and Keystone Exams.

Please note that I plan to provide the DASD community with an update on or before Wednesday, March 25th to announce whether school closure at Dallastown Area School District will continue past ten days. We understand there are questions, concerns, and 'what if' situations that will continue to surface. We will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available, so please remain connected with our school community.

Dr. Joshua A. Doll

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