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					Donegal School District Calendar and Handbook


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Formula I Racers                                                                                                 MS Spelling Bee Winners

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Riverview American Legion Winners                                                    Medal Winners               High School Rhythm Singers
Photo courtesy of Susan E. Grubb, feature writer, Engle Printing & Publishing Co.”
                                                                                                                       Superintendent’s
                                                                                                                       Message

                                                                                                Take a look at what is going on within our
                                                                                                district this year—the many opportunities we
                                                                                                have to showcase our students and staff. Then join
                                                                                                us throughout the year as we continue to prepare
2009 Softball Lancaster-Lebanon League Champions      2009 State Track Medalist & Relay Team
                                                                                                our students to become responsible citizens.
                                                                                                                           –Shelly M. Riedel, Ed.D., Superintendent




                                                             Our                                     Daily ScheDule
                                                         Athletes Are                            • Elementary Schools: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                 • Morning Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                                                         Champions!
                                                                                                 • Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
                                                                                                 • Middle School: 7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                 • High School: 7:35 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

                                                                                                 • MODIFIED KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE:
2009 Baseball Lancaster-Lebanon League Co-Champions
                                                                                                 If schools are delayed two hours due to weather-related
                                                                                                 or emergency conditions, the following schedule for
                                                                                                 kindergarten students will be used:
                                                                                                       AM – 10:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
                                                                                                       PM – 1:25 to 3:15 p.m.

                                                                                                 • EARLy DISMISSAL SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOwS:
                                                                                                      High School: 11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                      Middle School: 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                      Elementary Schools: 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                      Kindergarten: AM – 8:45-10:05 a.m.
                                                                                                                    PM – 10:40 a.m.-12 noon
2008 Hockey Lancaster-Lebanon League Champions        2009 Girls’ Soccer PIAA State Champions
                                                                                                Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us
DiRecTORy of cONTacTS
Administrative Office                                                                        Donegal Middle School                                        Donegal Kindergarten Center
1051 Koser Road                                                                              1175 River Road • Marietta, PA 17547-1628                    420 Coffee Goss Road • Marietta, PA 17547
Mount Joy, PA 17552                                                                          426-4915 • FAX: 426-2417                                     426-1680 • FAX: 426-4893
653-1447 • FAX: 492-1350                                                                     • Principal: Judy M. Haugh                                   • Principal: Sharon A. Hagenberger
www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                                        • Assistant Principal: Andrew Sparmblack                     • Secretary: Lois Boll
• Superintendent: Shelly M. Riedel, Ed. D.                                                   • Secretary: Susan Thomas                                    • Counselor: Mary S. Lynam
• Secretary to the Superintendent: Patricia Warfel                                           • Office Assistants: Sharon Moilanen, Gloria Zimmerman       • Psychologist: Keith Newswanger
• Director of Curriculum & Instruction: Susan M. Ursprung                                    • Counselors: Edwin Hoffman, Lisa R. Conner
• Assistant Director of Curriculum & Instruction:                                            • Psychologist: Eric Landis                                  Food Services Department
      Winnifred Younkin, Ed.D.                                                                                                                            915 Anderson Ferry Road
• Secretary to the Director of Curriculum & Instruction: Lisa Bates                          Maytown Elementary School                                    Mount Joy, PA 17552-9797
• Director of Special Education and Pupil Services: Ellen Castagneto                         105 North River Street, Box 37 • Maytown, PA 17550-0037      • Food Service Director: Jeanne Kandra ........................492-1221
• Secretary to the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services:                         426-3416 • FAX: 426-1639                                     • Secretary: Donna Sheaffer..........................................492-1223
      Joy Wagner                                                                             • Principal: Sharon A. Hagenberger
• Business Manager: Amy J. Swartz, PRSBA                                                     • Secretary: Adele Houseal                                   Buildings and Grounds
• Assistant Business Manager: Kristine M. Stoppard                                           • Counselor: Sarita L. Weimer                                1005 Koser Road
• Accounts Payable & Purchasing Coordinator: Susan West                                      • Psychologist: Eric Landis                                  Mount Joy, PA 17552
• Payroll & Benefits Coordinator: Tammi Alexander                                                                                                         653-6799 • FAX: 653-8671
• Payroll Clerk: Penny Andrick                                                               Riverview Elementary School                                  • Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds: John Boughter
• Tax and Census Coordinator: Sandra Rinard                                                  1179 River Road • Marietta, PA 17547-1628                    • Assistant Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds: Morgan Taylor
• Transportation & Child Accounting Coordinator and                                          426-1561 • FAX: 426-3105                                     • Secretary: Jane Cress
      Business Manager Secretary: Jane Garber                                                • Principal: Dana L. Blair
                                                                                             • Secretary: Kay Osisek                                      Athletic Department
Donegal High School                                                                          • Counselor: Sarita L. Weimer                                • Athletic Director: Ronald Kennedy .............................492-1231
915 Anderson Ferry Road                                                                      • Psychologist: Eric Landis                                  • Assistant Athletic Director: Stephen McCartney .........653-1871
Mount Joy, PA 17552-9797                                                                                                                                  • Secretary: Elizabeth Flowers ......................................492-1232
653-1871 • FAX: 492-1241                                                                     Donegal Springs
www.donegal.k12.pa.us/DHS                                                                    Elementary School
• Principal: John L. Felix, Jr.                                                              1055 Koser Road • Mount Joy, PA 17552                                   Donegal School District
• Assistant Principal: J. Edward Frick                                                       653-8812 • FAX: 492-1341                                                        www.donegal.k12.pa.us
• Assistant Principal: Christopher S. Miller                                                 http://manila.donegal.k12.pa.us/dse
• Office Manager: Kathleen Koser                                                             • Principal: Deborah J. Ault
• Secretary: Elizabeth Flowers                                                               • Assistant Principal: Ross M. Hopple                     Non-Discrimination Policy
                                                                                                                                                       The Donegal School District is committed to the policy that all persons
• Attendance Secretary: Joyce Fenwick                                                        • Secretaries: Carole Richards, Donna Rummel              shall have equal access to programs, admission, and employment with-
• Office Assistant: Gayle Musser                                                             • Office Assistant: Linda Vilga                           out regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age or status
• Counselors .................................................................... 492-1209   • Counselors: Mary S. Lynam, Kari Nye                     as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy is in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                       state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
      Linda F. Kinzer, Adrianne Lindeman, Linda K. Olson                                     • Psychologist: Keith L. Newswanger                       Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of
      Secretary: Sharon Wolgemuth                                                                                                                      the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the
                                                                                                                                                       Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to
                                                                                                                                                       the Superintendent, 1051 Koser Road, Mount Joy. (653-1447)
                                                                                                     august
                                                                                                                                                                                july                              September
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                 1 2 3       4               1    2 3 4 5
Donegal Springs Elem.    653-8812 Middle School                426-4915                                                                                                         5       6    7    8 9 10     11     6    7    8    9 10 11 12
Maytown Elem.            426-3416 High School                  653-1871                                                                                                         12     13   14   15 16 17    18    13   14   15   16 17 18 19
Riverview Elem.          426-1561 District Office              653-1447                                                                                                         19     20   21   22 23 24    25    20   21   22   23 24 25 26
Kindergarten Center      426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                        26     27   28   29 30 31          27   28   29   30
Sunday                              Monday                                TueSday                             WedneSday                        ThurSday                         Friday                            SaTurday
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PHONE NUMBER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     child’s school.




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                                    • Football Booster Club Mtg. – HS -   • HS Marching Band - Band Camp      • HS Marching Band - Band Camp   • HS Marching Band - Band Camp   • HS Marching Band - Band Camp    • Donegal Music Association Chicken
 Children’s Eye Health                7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                        BBQ – 4-6 p.m.
 and Safety Month                                                                                                                              • Budget & Finance Committee
                                    • HS Marching Band - Band Camp                                                                               Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                            • Marching Band 2009 Premier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Performance – 7 p.m.




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                                                                          • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. – • HS New Student Orientation –
                                                                            HS – 7 p.m.                        7 p.m.
                                                                          • School Board Committee Meeting –
                                                                            DSE – 7 p.m.




                                   DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
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                          • Maytown New Student Orientation       • DSE New Student Orientation –   • RV New Student Orientation –          • DSE New Student Orientation –
                            – 6 p.m.                                6:30 p.m.                         6 p.m.                                  2:30 p.m.
                                                                                                    • MS Sneak Peak & Parent                • DSE Sneak Peak – 2-6 p.m.
                                                                                                      Orientation– 6-7:30 p.m.              • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                                                                                                                              7 p.m.




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                          • Staff Development #1
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                                                                  • Staff Development #2
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                                                                                                    • Staff Development #3
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                                                                                                                                            • Staff Development #4
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                                                                  • Donegal Kindergarten Center     • Community Roundtable Meeting
                                                                    Orientation – 6 p.m.              – HS Building Project – HS – 7 p.m.
                                                                  • Facilities Committee
                                                                    Meeting – DO– 7 a.m.
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                          • First Day of School - Welcome Back!
                          • Proof of Kindergarten
                            Immunization Due
                          • Discount Period for Real Estate &
                            Per Capita Taxes Ends                                                        WOMEN’S EQUITY DAY

VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                                    Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

          Vision Statement
 The Donegal School District will actively
 engage all segments of the community to
 provide a well-articulated curriculum that
 results in high achievement for all students
 from early childhood through secondary.
 Quality facilities and learning resources will
 be supported while maintaining fiscal
 soundness and promoting positive morale.


        Mission Statement
Developing each learner as a productive
citizen who thoughtfully meets personal,
community, and global challenges.
                                                                                      September
                                                                                                                                                                                   august                                october
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                                   1                        1 2 3
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School              426-4915                                                                                                                 2       3      4    5 6 7      8      4    5    6    7 8 9 10
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                653-1871                                                                                                                 9      10     11   12 13 14   15     11   12   13   14 15 16 17
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office            653-1447                                                                                                                16      17     18   19 20 21   22     18   19   20   21 22 23 24
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                            23/30   24/31   25   26 27 28   29     25   26   27   28 29 30 31

Sunday                             Monday                               TueSday                             WedneSday                           ThurSday                           Friday                                SaTurday
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                                                                                                                                                • Elementary Instrument            • Student/Teacher Holiday
                                                                                                                                                  Demonstration Assemblies                                                  CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                • HS Picture Day
                                                                                                                                                • Budget & Finance Committee                                                PHONE NUMBER
                                                                                                                                                  Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            child’s school.




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                                   • Schools/Offices Closed             • MT Open House – 4-6 p.m.         • MS Picture Day                     • DSE Open House – 4-6 p.m.        • Emergency Cards Due to School
 Library Card Sign-up Month                                             • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. – • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. – HS   • MS Open House – 6:30-8:30 p.m.     Nurse
 Hispanic Heritage Month                                                  HS –7 p.m.                         –7 p.m.
                                                                        • School Board Committee Meeting – • HS Open House – 7 p.m.
                                                                          DSE – 7 p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                                     PATRIOT DAY
                                              LABOR DAY                    INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY



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                                   • Parent Mtg. for Beginner Instrumen- • RV Open House – 4-6 p.m.                                                                                                                      • Marching Band TOB Competition –
                                     talists, Gr. 4 & 5 – DSE – 7 p.m.                                                                          • School Board Meeting – DSE –     • Asthma, Diabetes, Bee Sting Forms     Hempfield HS - 5 p.m.
                                   • Football Booster Club Mtg. – HS                                                                              7 p.m.                             Due to School Nurse
                                     –7 p.m.
                                   • Donegal Music Association Meeting
                                     – HS – 7 p.m.




     GRANDPARENTS’ DAY                                                                                                                                   CITIZENSHIP DAY                           ROSH HASHANAH

                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
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                             • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.       • MT PTP Meeting – 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                    • Marching Band TOB Competition –
                                                                                                                                                                 • Early Dismissal - ACT 80       Wilson HS - 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    HS–11:15 a.m                • LLMEA County Chorus Auditions
                                                                                                                                                                    MS–11:30 a.m.                 – McCaskey HS
                                                                                                                                                                    EL–12:15 p.m.




                                                                     FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN


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                                                                • Facilities Committee
                                                                  Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.
                                                                • Building Project Meeting – HS –
                                                                  7 p.m.




           YOM KIPPUR
          begins at sunset

  VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                     Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

September SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.                                Girls’ Varsity Tennis
                                                                                                                                                                        9/1    ELIZABETHTOWN                      HOME      4:00PM
                                                      Boys’ Junior High Soccer                                      Junior High Field Hockey
 Junior High Football                                                                                               9/8    HEMPFIELD                HOME     4:15PM
                                                                                                                                                                        9/8
                                                                                                                                                                        9/10
                                                                                                                                                                               LANCASTER MENNONITE
                                                                                                                                                                               ELCO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AWAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4:00PM
                                                       9/10   MANHEIM CENTRAL                       AWAY   4:00PM
 9/17   LAMPETER-STRASBURG       HOME     4:00PM       9/15   LAMPETER-STRASBURG                    HOME   4:00PM   9/14   ELCO                     HOME     4:15PM     9/11   PEQUEA VALLEY                      AWAY      4:00PM
 9/24   NORTHERN LEBANON         HOME     4:00PM       9/21   LANCASTER CATHOLIC                    AWAY   4:00PM   9/16   LANCASTER CATHOLIC       AWAY     4:15PM     9/14   LEBANON                            HOME      4:00PM
                                                       9/23   PEQUEA VALLEY                         HOME   4:00PM   9/22   LANCASTER MENNONITE      AWAY     4:15PM     9/16   MANHEIM CENTRAL                    AWAY      4:00PM
                                                                                                                    9/24   ANNVILLE-CLEONA          HOME     4:15PM     9/17   COLUMBIA                           AWAY      4:00PM
 JV Football                                           9/25
                                                       9/28
                                                              COCALICO
                                                              ELCO
                                                                                                    AWAY
                                                                                                    HOME
                                                                                                           4:00PM
                                                                                                           4:00PM   9/25   GARDEN SPOT              AWAY     4:00PM     9/21   ANNVILLE-CLEONA                    HOME      4:00PM
 9/14   EASTERN YORK            AWAY      4:00PM       9/30   NORTHERN LEBANON                      HOME   4:00PM                                                       9/23   LANCASTER CATHOLIC                 HOME      4:00PM
 9/28   LANCASTER CATHOLIC      HOME      4:00PM                                                                                                                        9/25   NORTHERN LEBANON                   AWAY      4:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                        9/29   LAMPETER-STRASBURG                 HOME      4:00PM
                                                                                                                    Varsity/JV Field Hockey                             Junior High Cross Country
 Varsity Football                                     Boys’ Varsity/JV Soccer                                       9/4    EPHRATA                  AWAY    4:15PM
                                                                                                                                                                        9/8/    E-TOWN/GRDN SPT/MAN TWP/N LEB     E-TOWN       4:15PM
                                                                                                                    9/9    ELCO                     HOME    4:15PM
 9/4    DANIEL BOONE            AWAY      7:00PM       9/4    KENNARD DALE                          HOME   4:00PM   9/11   LANCASTER CATHOLIC       AWAY    4:15PM      9/15    ELCO/SOLANCO/WARWICK              WARWICK      4:15PM
 9/11   EASTERN YORK            HOME      7:00PM       9/8    MANHEIM CENTRAL                       AWAY   7:00PM   9/15   NORTHERN LEBANON         HOME    4:15PM      9/22    COL/LANC CATH/LANC MENN/PM        PENN MNR     4:15PM
 9/18   INTERBORO               HOME      7:00PM       9/10   LAMPETER-STRASBURG                    HOME   7:00PM   9/17   LANCASTER MENNONITE      AWAY    7:00PM      9/29    A-C/COCALICO/EPHRATA/LEBANON      LEBANON      4:15PM
 9/25   LANCASTER CATHOLIC      HOME      7:00PM       9/14   ANNVILLE-CLEONA                       HOME   7:00PM
                                                       9/16   LANCASTER CATHOLIC                    AWAY   7:00PM
                                                                                                                    9/21   ANNVILLE-CLEONA          HOME    4:15PM      Varsity/JV Cross Country
                                                                                                                    9/25   PEQUEA VALLEY            AWAY    4:15PM
                                                       9/17   PEQUEA VALLEY                         HOME   7:30PM   9/26   PALMYRA COUGARS TOURN    AWAY    TBA         9/8    E-TOWN/GRDN SPT/MAN TWP/N LEB      E-TOWN      4:30PM
                                                       9/22   COCALICO                              AWAY   7:00PM   9/28   ELCO                     AWAY    4:15PM      9/15   ELCO/SOLANCO/WARWICK               WARWIC      4:30PM
                                                       9/24   ELCO                                  HOME   7:30PM   9/30   LANCASTER CATHOLIC       HOME    4:15PM      9/22   COL./LANC CATH/LANC MENN/PM        PENN MNR    4:30PM
                                                       9/26   NORTHERN LEBANON                      HOME   7:00PM                                                       9/26   CARLISLE INVITATIONAL              AWAY        TBA
                                                                                                                                                                        9/29   A-C/COCALICO/EPHRATA/LEBANON       LEBANON     4:30PM
                                                                                                  October
                                                                                                                                                                                            September                              november
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                       1     2 3 4 5                1    2    3    4 5 6 7
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                         6    7    8     9 10 11 12             8    9   10   11 12 13 14
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                        13   14   15    16 17 18 19            15   16   17   18 19 20 21
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                        20   21   22    23 24 25 26            22   23   24   25 26 27 28
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                         Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                     27   28   29    30                     29   30

Sunday                             Monday                                TueSday                               WedneSday                            ThurSday                                Friday                                 SaTurday
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                                                                                                                                                    • Budget & Finance Committee            • Gr. K, 6, 11 Physical Exam Forms &   • Marching Band TOB Competition –
                                                                                                                                                      Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                   Gr. K, 3, 7 Dental Exam Forms Due      Spring-Ford HS – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                              to School Nurse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PHONE NUMBER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    child’s school.


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                                   • RV School Pictures                  • DSE School Pictures              • Marching Band – Manheim Farm          • DSE PTO Meeting – 6:30 p.m.           • No Students – Act 80                 • LLMEA County Orchestra Auditions
                                   • Football Booster Club Meeting– HS   • MT PTP Auction Meeting –           Show Parade – 7 p.m.                  • Volleyball Tournament – HS –          • Maytown Benefit Auction –              – Manheim Twp. HS
                                     – 7 p.m.                              6:30 p.m.                                                                  6:30 p.m.                               4-9 p.m.                             • Marching Band TOB Competition –
                                   • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –    • School Board Committee Meeting –                                                                                                                          Shamokin H.S.
                                     HS – 7 p.m.                           DSE – 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                            • SAT Testing




                                                                                                               FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

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                                   • No Students – Staff                 • RV PACT Family Night & Book Fair    • RV Book Fair                       • School Board Mtg. – DSE – 7 p.m.      • Gr. 7 & 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m.     • Marching Band TOB Competition –
                                     Development #5                        – 6-8 p.m.                          • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. – HS   • Maytown School Pictures               • Hall of Fame Induction – HS –          Cumberland Valley H.S. – 6 p.m.
                                                                         • Cheerleading Booster Club Meeting     –7 p.m.                            • Kindergarten Center School Pictures     6 p.m.                               • PSAT/NMSQT Testing
                                                                           – HS –7 p.m.                        • PSAT/NMSQT testing                 • RV Book Fair                          • RV Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                    • District Hearing Screening            • District Hearing Screening



                                            COLUMBUS DAY

                                                                                                     NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
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                               • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                       • Marching Band TOB Chapter
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gr. 6 Fun Night –3:15-5 p.m.          Championship Competition –
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homecoming - 7 p.m.                   Middletown H.S. – 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homecoming Dance – HS – 6 p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         UNITED NATIONS DAY
                                                              NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK/NATIONAL CHARACTER COUNTS WEEK

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                               • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science    • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science   • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science   • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science   • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science
                                 & Writing Gr. 12                        & Writing Gr. 12                       & Writing Gr. 12                       & Writing Gr. 12                       & Writing Gr. 12                   • PMEA District 7 Chorus Auditions –
                                                                       • Facilities Committee                                                        • Skate Night @ Doc’s – MS –                                                  Central York HS
                                                                         Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.                                                         6:30-8:30 p.m.                                                            • Marching Band COB Competition –
                                                                                                                                                     • Building Project Meeting – HS –                                             Manheim Central H.S. – 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                       7 p.m.




                                                                      RED RIBBON FOR A DRUG-FREE AMERICA WEEK                                                                                                                                HALLOWEEN

 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                                             Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

        October SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Junior High Football                                       Boys’ Junior High Soccer                                            Junior High Field Hockey                                             Girls’ Varsity Tennis
10/1      COLUMBIA                 AWAY      4:00PM        10/6        LEBANON CATHOLIC                 HOME      4:00PM        10/1      PEQUEA VALLEY                     AWAY      4:00PM          10/1     COCALICO                             HOME     4:00PM
10/8      PEQUEA VALLEY            AWAY      4:00PM        10/8        LANCASTER MENNONITE              AWAY      4:00PM        10/5      ELCO                              AWAY      4:00PM
10/15     LANCASTER CATHOLIC       HOME      4:00PM        10/12       MANHEIM CENTRAL                  HOME      4:00PM        10/7      LANCASTER CATHOLIC                HOME      4:00PM        Junior High Cross Country
10/22     ANNVILLE-CLEONA          HOME      4:00PM        10/14       LAMPETER-STRASBURG               AWAY      4:00PM        10/9      NORTHERN LEBANON                  AWAY      4:00PM        10/6       CDR CRST/CV/HEMP/MCCASKEY            CDR CRST   4:15PM
10/29     ELCO                     AWAY      4:00PM        10/16       COCALICO                         HOME      4:00PM        10/12     EPHRATA                           HOME      4:00PM        10/13      L-S/MAN CENT                         HOME       4:15PM
                                                           10/19       ELCO                             AWAY      4:00PM        10/13     LANCASTER MENNONITE               HOME      4:00PM        10/22      L-L LEAGUE RUN                       AWAY       TBA
JV Football                                                10/21       NORTHERN LEBANON                 AWAY      4:00PM        10/15     ANNVILLE-CLEONA                   AWAY      4:00PM        10/31      DISTRICT III MEET                    AWAY       TBA
                                                                                                                                10/21     PEQUEA VALLEY                     HOME      4:00PM
10/5      PEQUEA VALLEY            AWAY      4:00PM
10/12     ANNVILLE-CLEONA          AWAY      4:00PM        Boys’ Varsity/JV Soccer                                                                                                                  Varsity/JV Cross Country
10/19     LAMPETER-STRASBURG       HOME      4:00PM                                                                             Varsity/JV Field Hockey                                             10/6       CDR CRST/CV/HEMP/MCCASKEY            CDR CRST   4:30PM
10/26     NORTHERN LEBANON         HOME      4:00PM        10/1        LEBANON CATHOLIC                  HOME      7:00PM
                                                           10/5        LANCASTER MENNONITE               AWAY      7:00PM       10/2      NORTHERN LEBANON                  AWAY 4:00PM             10/13      L-S/MAN CENT                         HOME       4:30PM
                                                           10/7        MANHEIM CENTRAL                   HOME      7:00PM       10/3      PENN MANOR/LEHIGHTON              PENN MNR                10/22      L-L LEAGUE RUN                       AWAY       TBA
Varsity Football                                           10/9        LAMPETER-STRASBURG                AWAY      4:00PM                                                          10:00AM          10/31      DISTRICT III MEET                    AWAY       TBA
                                                           10/12       COCALICO                          HOME      7:00PM       10/6      LANCASTER MENNONITE               HOME 4:00PM
10/2      PEQUEA VALLEY            AWAY      7:00PM                                                                             10/8      ANNVILLE-CLEONA                   AWAY 4:00PM
10/9      ANNVILLE-CLEONA          AWAY      7:00PM        10/14       ELCO                              AWAY      7:00PM
                                                           10/15       NORTHERN LEBANON                  AWAY      7:15PM       10/10     MANHEIM CENTRAL                   HOME 10:00AM
10/16     LAMPETER-STRASBURG       HOME      7:00PM                                                                             10/12     LEIGHTON                          HOME 4:00PM
10/23     NORTHERN LEBANON         HOME      7:00PM                                                                             10/14     PEQUEA VALLEY                     HOME 4:00PM
          (HOMECOMING)
10/30     ELCO                     AWAY      7:00PM
                                                                                             November
                                                                                                                                                                                                    october                               December
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                                   1           2    3                 1    2    3    4      5
Donegal Springs Elem.      653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                              4    5 6 7 8              9   10       6    7    8    9   10   11     12
Maytown Elem.              426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                             11   12 13 14 15          16   17      13   14   15   16   17   18     19
Riverview Elem.            426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                             18   19 20 21 22          23   24      20   21   22   23   24   25     26
Kindergarten Center        426-1680                                                          Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                         25   26 27 28 29          30   31      27   28   29   30   31

Sunday                                Monday                                 TueSday                                WedneSday                              ThurSday                                 Friday                                SaTurday
 1                                    2                                      3                                      4                                      5                                        6                                     7
                                      • Football Booster Club Mtg. – HS –    • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science   • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science   • Budget & Finance Committee             • No Students – Staff                 • PMEA District 7 Middle School
                                        7 p.m.                                 & Writing Gr. 12                       & Writing Gr. 12                       Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                    Development #6                        Songfest – Palmyra Area M.S.
                                      • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –                                            • End of Marking Period                • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science                                           •SAT Testing
                                        HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                          & Writing Gr. 12
                                      • PSSA Retest Math, Reading, Science
                                        & Writing Gr. 12
                                      • Base Period for Real Estate & Per
                                        Capita Taxes Ends
                                                                                        ELECTION DAY
                                                                                     Vote on Referendum
    DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS                                                         (new high school)



8                                     9                                      10                                     11                                     12                                       13                                    14
• Marching Band TOB Atlantic Coast                                           • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. – • Early Dismissal - ACT 80                 • No Students - ACT 80                   • PMEA District 7 Youth Band Fest –   • PMEA District 7 Youth Band Fest –
  Championship Competition –                                                   HS –7 p.m.                          HS–11:15 a.m                            • Parent Conferences                       Palmyra Area M.S.                     Palmyra Area M.S.
  Hershey                                                                    • School Board Committee Meeting –    MS–11:30 a.m.                                                                                                          • Marching Band COB Championship
                                                                               DSE – 7 p.m.                        EL–12:15 p.m.                                                                                                            Competition – Hershey

                                                                                                                    • Parent Conferences
                                                                                                                    • Veterans’ Day Program – HS
                                                                                                                    • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. – HS
                                                                                                                      – 7 p.m.


                                                                                                                             VETERANS’ DAY


15                                    16                                     17                                     18                                     19                                       20                                    21
• Marching Band COB Championship      • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.           • MT PTP Meeting – 6:30 p.m.                                                  • Fall Play Senior Citizen Performance   • Fall Play Performance – HS – 7 p.m. • Fall Play Performance – HS – 7 p.m.
  Competition – Hershey                                                                                                                                      – HS – 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                                                                                                                                             7 p.m.



                                                                                                                          EDUCATION SUPPORT
                                                                                                                          PROFESSIONALS’ DAY

                                                                         AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK AND NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK
                                     DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
22                                      23                               24                        25                       26                              27                             28
• Fall Play Performance – HS – 2 p.m.   • Marching Band Banquet – HS –   • Facilities Committee    • No Students - ACT 80   • Schools/Offices Closed        • Schools/Offices Closed         CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                          6:30 p.m.                        Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.   • Parent Conferences                                                                      PHONE NUMBER
                                                                         • NHS Blood Drive – HS

                                                                                                                                                                                             Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                             any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                             telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                             child’s school.

                                                                                                                                  THANKSGIVING DAY


29                                      30
                                        • Student /Teacher Holiday




 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                 Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

November SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
JV Football
11/2      ELCO                             AWAY      4:00PM
11/9      COLUMBIA                         AWAY      4:00PM
Varsity Football
11/6      COLUMBIA                         AWAY      7:30PM
Junior High Cross Country
11/7      PIAA STATE MEET                  AWAY      TBA

Varsity/JV Cross Country
11/7      PIAA STATE MEET                  AWAY      TBA
                                                                                         December
                                                                                                                                                                                      november                             january
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                       1    2     3    4 5 6 7                                      1 2
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                   8    9    10   11 12 13 14            3      4    5    6 7 8 9
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                  15   16    17   18 19 20 21           10     11   12   13 14 15 16
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                  22   23    24   25 26 27 28           17     18   19   20 21 22 23
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                29   30                              24/31   25   26   27 28 29 30

Sunday                             Monday                               TueSday                              WedneSday                          ThurSday                              Friday                               SaTurday
                                                                        1                                    2                                  3                                     4                                    5
                                                                        • DSE School Day Book Fair           • DSE School Day Book Fair         • Budget & Finance Committee                                               • PMEA District 7 Band/Orchestra
                                                                        • School Board Meeting – DSE –                                            Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                                      Auditions – Dallastown HS
                                                                          7 p.m.                                                                • DSE PTO General Meeting/Book Fair                                        • SAT Testing
                                                                                                                                                  - 6:30 p.m.




6                                  7                                    8                                    9                                  10                                    11                                   12
                                   • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –   • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –   • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. –    • MS Skate Night @ Doc’s – 6:30-      • Secret Santa – RV – 6:30 p.m.      • PMEA District 7 Band/Orchestra
                                     HS – 7 p.m.                          HS –7 p.m.                           HS – 7 p.m.                        8:30 p.m.                           • Gr. 7 & 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m.     Auditions (snow date) –
                                   • Football Booster Club Mtg. –                                                                               • DMS Holiday Choral & Instrumental                                          Dallastown HS
                                     HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                  Concert – HS – 7 p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   HANUKKAH
                                           PEARL HARBOR DAY                                                                                                                                      begins at sunset



13                                 14                                   15                                   16                                 17                                    18                                   19
                                                                        • RV Holiday Musical – 7 p.m.        • DSE Grades 4-5 Holiday Musical   • HS Science Fair – 5:30-7 p.m.       • Grade 6 Fun Night – MS –
                                                                                                               –7 p.m.                          • HS Holiday Choral & Instrumental      3:15-5 p.m.                           CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                  Concert – 7 p.m.                                                            PHONE NUMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              child’s school.




                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
20                               21                                    22                                     23                                     24                                     25                          26
                                 • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                 • Early Dismissal - ACT 80             • Schools/Offices Closed               • Schools/Offices Closed
                                                                                                                HS-11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                MS-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                EL-12:15 p.m.

                                                                                                              • Holiday Talent Show – HS




                                        FIRST DAY OF WINTER                                                                                                                                           CHRISTMAS                KWANZAA BEGINS



27                               28                                    29                                     30                                     31
                                 • Student/Offices Closed              • Student/Teacher Holiday              • Student/Teacher Holiday              • Schools/Offices Closed

                                 • Holiday Girls’ Basketball Tournament • Facilities Committee                 • Holiday Wrestling Tournament – HS
                                   – HS – 5:30 p.m.                       Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.                                                      • Penalty Period for Real Estate and
                                                                        • Holiday Girls’ Basketball Tournament                                         Per Capita Taxes Ends
                                                                          – HS – 5:30 p.m.




 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                                              Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

December SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Boys’ Junior High Basketball                                          Girls’ Junior High Basketball
12/18   ANNVILLE-CLEONA              AWAY      4:00PM                 12/18     ANNVILLE-CLEONA                   HOME       4:00PM
12/21   COLUMBIA                     HOME      4:00PM                 12/21     COLUMBIA                          AWAY       4:00PM
12/23   PEQUEA VALLEY                AWAY      4:00PM                 12/23     PEQUEA VALLEY                     HOME       4:00PM
                                                                      12/26     ELIZABETHTOWN                     AWAY       TBA
Boys’ Varsity/JV Basketball
12/15   SOLANCO                     HOME       8:00PM                 Girls’ Varsity/JV Basketball
12/16   YORK CO SCHOOL OF TECH      HOME       7:30PM                 12/11     LEWISBURG TOURNAMENT              AWAY       TBA
12/18   ANNVILLE-CLEONA             AWAY       8:00PM                 12/12     LEWISBURG TOURNAMENT              AWAY       TBA
12/21   COLUMBIA                    HOME       8:00PM                 12/15     SOLANCO                           AWAY       8:00PM
12/23   PEQUEA VALLEY               AWAY       8:00PM                 12/18     ANNVILLE-CLEONA                   HOME       8:00PM
                                                                      12/21     COLUMBIA                          AWAY       8:00PM
Junior High Wrestling                                                 12/23     PEQUEA VALLEY                     HOME       8:00PM
12/5    L-S HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT      AWAY       TBA                    12/28     HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT                HOME       5:30PM
12/12   BEARCAT CLASSIC             AWAY       TBA                    12/29     HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT                HOME       5:30PM
12/19   NORTHERN LEBANON            HOME       10:30AM
Varsity/JV Wrestling
12/19   NORTHERN LEBANON            HOME      12:30PM
12/30   HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT          HOME      8:00AM
                                                                                                January
                                                                                                                                                                                        December                               february
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                  1     2     3    4    5          1 2 3 4 5 6
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                    6    7    8     9    10   11   12       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                   13   14   15    16    17   18   19      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                   20   21   22    23    24   25   26      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                       Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                  27   28   29    30    31                28

Sunday                             Monday                               TueSday                              WedneSday                           ThurSday                               Friday                                 SaTurday
                                                                                                                                                                                        1                                      2
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Student/Offices Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PHONE NUMBER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  child’s school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   NEW YEAR’S DAY




3                                  4                                    5                                    6                                   7                                      8                                      9
                                   • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –                                                                            • Budget & Finance Committee                                                  • LLMEA County Chorus Festival –
 School Director Recognition         HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                   Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                                         Hempfield HS
   Month




10                                 11                                   12                                   13                                  14                                     15                                     16
                                                                        • Cheerleading Booster Club Meeting • Wrestling Booster Club Meeting –   • PMEA District 7 Orchestra Festival   • PMEA District 7 Orchestra Festival   • PMEA District 7 Orchestra Festival
                                                                          – HS – 7p.m.                        HS – 7 p.m.
                                                                        • School Board Committee Meeting –
                                                                          DSE – 7 p.m.




                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
17                             18                                19                               20                        21                                   22                                    23
                               • Student/Teacher Holiday                                                                    • School Board Meeting – DSE –       • End of Marking Period               • LLMEA Band North Festival –
                                                                                                                              7 p.m.                                                                     Warwick HS
                               • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                            • SAT Testing




                                  MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY



24                             25                                26                               27                        28                                   29                                    30
                               • No Students – Staff             • Facilities Committee                                                                          • PMEA District 7 Chorus Festival –   • PMEA District 7 Chorus Festival –
                                 Development #7                    Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.                                                                           Lampeter Strasburg HS                 Lampeter Strasburg HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Elementary Wrestling Tourna-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ment – HS



31
                                                                                                                                 CHRISTA MCAULIFFE DAY


 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                   Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

       January SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Boys’ Junior High Basketball                            Boys’ Varsity/JV Basketball                          Girls’ Junior High Basketball                                 Girls’ Varsity/JV Basketball
1/5      MANHEIM CENTRAL          AWAY      4:00PM      1/5     MANHEIM CENTRAL            AWAY   8:00PM     1/5    MANHEIM CENTRAL               HOME       4:00PM        1/5        MANHEIM CENTRAL                  HOME       8:00PM
1/8      LAMPETER-STRASBURG       HOME      4:00PM      1/8     LAMPETER-STRASBURG         HOME   8:00PM     1/8    LAMPETER-STRASBURG            AWAY       4:00PM        1/8        LAMPETER-STRASBURG               AWAY       8:00PM
1/11     ELCO                     HOME      4:00PM      1/11    ELCO                       HOME   8:00PM     1/11   ELCO                          AWAY       4:00PM        1/11       ELCO                             AWAY       8:00PM
1/13     NORTHERN LEBANON         AWAY      4:00PM      1/13    NORTHERN LEBANON           AWAY   8:00PM     1/13   NORTHERN LEBANON              HOME       4:00PM        1/13       NORTHERN LEBANON                 HOME       8:00PM
1/15     COCALICO                 HOME      4:00PM      1/15    COCALICO                   HOME   8:00PM     1/15   COCALICO                      AWAY       4:00PM        1/15       COCALICO                         AWAY       8:00PM
1/19     LEBANON CATHOLIC         HOME      4:00PM      1/19    LEBANON CATHOLIC           HOME   8:00PM     1/19   LEBANON CATHOLIC              AWAY       4:00PM        1/19       LEBANON CATHOLIC                 AWAY       8:00PM
1/21     LANCASTER MENNONITE      AWAY      4:00PM      1/21    LANCASTER MENNONITE        AWAY   8:00PM     1/21   LANCASTER MENNONITE           HOME       4:00PM        1/21       LANCASTER MENNONITE              HOME       8:00PM
1/26     LANCASTER CATHOLIC       HOME      4:00PM      1/26    LANCASTER CATHOLIC         HOME   8:00PM     1/26   LANCASTER CATHOLIC            AWAY       4:00PM        1/26       LANCASTER CATHOLIC               AWAY       8:00PM
1/29     MANHEIM CENTRAL          HOME      4:00PM      1/29    MANHEIM CENTRAL            HOME   8:00PM     1/29   MANHEIM CENTRAL               AWAY       4:00PM        1/29       MANHEIM CENTRAL                  AWAY       8:00PM


Junior High Wrestling                                    Varsity/JV Wrestling
1/7     LANCASTER CATHOLIC        AWAY      4:00PM       1/7    LANCASTER CATHOLIC         AWAY    7:00PM
1/9     HANOVER SNACKTOWN DUALS   AWAY      9:00AM       1/9    TOWANDA                    AWAY    9:00AM
1/14    ANNVILLE-CLEONA           HOME      4:00PM       1/14   ANNVILLE-CLEONA            HOME    7:00PM
1/16    COLUMBIA                  HOME      10:30AM      1/16   COLUMBIA                   HOME    12:30PM
1/20    PEQUEA VALLEY             AWAY      4:00PM       1/20   PEQUEA VALLEY              AWAY    7:00PM
1/23    L-L TOURNAMENT            AWAY      TBA          1/22   L-L TOURNAMENT             AWAY    TBA
1/28    ELCO                      AWAY      5:30PM       1/23   L-L TOURNAMENT             AWAY    TBA
                                                         1/28   ELCO                       AWAY    7:00PM
                                                                                               February
                                                                                                                                                                                january                                 march
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                           1      2            1    2    3 4 5 6
Donegal Springs Elem.     653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                            3      4    5    6 7     8      9      7     8    9   10 11 12 13
Maytown Elem.             426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                           10     11   12   13 14   15     16     14    15   16   17 18 19 20
Riverview Elem.           426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                           17     18   19   20 21   22     23     21    22   23   24 25 26 27
Kindergarten Center       426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                        24/31   25   26   27 28   29     30     28    29   30   31

Sunday                               Monday                               TueSday                              WedneSday                  ThurSday                              Friday                                  SaTurday
                                     1                                    2                                    3                          4                                     5                                       6
                                     • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –   • MT PTP Meeting – 6:30 p.m.                                    • Budget & Finance Committee          • Gr. 6 Fun Night – 3:15-5 p.m.         • Valentine Dance – HS – 6 p.m.
                                       HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                          Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                                       • Jr High/JV Wrestling Tournament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LLMEA County Orchestra Festival –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Manheim Township HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PHONE NUMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           any change in address or
                                                                                   GROUNDHOG DAY                                                                                                                           telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           child’s school.


7                                    8                                    9                                    10                         11                                    12                                      13
                                                                          • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –   • HS Open House – 7 p.m.   • DSE PTO General Mtg./Fun Night      • No Students – Staff                 • PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival
 Black History Month                                                        HS - 7 p.m.                                                     – 6:30 p.m.                           Development #8                        – TBA
 National Children’s Dental                                               • School Board Committee Mtg. –                                 • MS Skate Night @ Doc’s – 6:30-
   Health Month                                                             DSE – 7 p.m.                                                    8:30 p.m.
                                                                          • LLMEA County Orchestra Festival                               • PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival • PMEA Lower District 7 Band Festival
                                                                            Snow Date                                                       – TBA                                 – TBA




                                                                                                                                                                                   ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY
                                                                                                 NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

14                                   15                                   16                                   17                         18                                    19                                      20
                                     • Student/Teacher Holiday                                                                            • School Board Meeting – DSE –        • Baseball Team “Whiffle Ball Tourna-   • Baseball Team “Whiffle Ball Tourna-
                                                                                                                                            7 p.m.                                ment” – HS                              ment” – HS
                                     • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                               • Gr. 7 & 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m.




                                       SUSAN B. ANTHONY’S BIRTHDAY
        VALENTINE’S DAY                      PRESIDENTS’ DAY

                                    DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
21                          22                                23                        24                                  25                                26                             27
                                                              • Facilities Committee    • Mount Joy Lions Swim Team Mtg.–   • PMEA Region IV-V Orchestra      • PMEA Region IV-V Orchestra   • PMEA Region IV-V Orchestra
                                                                Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.     HS –6:30 p.m.                       Festival – TBA                    Festival – TBA                 Festival – TBA




                             GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY



28




 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                   Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

   February SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Boys’ Junior High Basketball                           Girls’ Junior High Basketball
2/2    LAMPETER-STRASBURG      AWAY     4:00PM         2/2       LAMPETER-STRASBURG     HOME    4:00PM
2/5    ELCO                    AWAY     4:00PM         2/5       ELCO                   HOME    4:00PM
2/8    NORTHERN LEBANON        HOME     4:00PM         2/8       NORTHERN LEBANON       AWAY    4:00PM
2/10   COCALICO                AWAY     4:00PM         2/10      COCALICO               HOME    4:00PM

Boys’ Varsity/JV Basketball                            Girls’ Varsity/JV Basketball
2/2    LAMPETER-STRASBURG      AWAY    8:00PM          2/2       LAMPETER-STRASBURG     HOME    8:00PM
2/5    ELCO                    AWAY    8:00PM          2/5       ELCO                   HOME    8:00PM
2/8    NORTHERN LEBANON        HOME    8:00PM          2/8       NORTHERN LEBANON       AWAY    8:00PM
2/10   COCALICO                AWAY    8:00PM          2/10      COCALICO               HOME    8:00PM


Junior High Wrestling
2/2    CONESTOGA VALLEY        AWAY    4:00PM
2/10   PENN MANOR              AWAY    4:00PM

Varsity/JV Wrestling
2/11   PENN MANOR              AWAY    7:00PM
2/13   HEMPFIELD               HOME    12:30PM
                                                                                                           March
                                                                                                                                                                                         february                                april
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                              1      2    3 4 5 6                                    1 2         3
Donegal Springs Elem.      653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                    7 8       9   10 11 12 13               4    5    6    7 8 9         10
Maytown Elem.              426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                   14 15     16   17 18 19 20              11   12   13   14 15 16       17
Riverview Elem.            426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                   21 22     23   24 25 26 27              18   19   20   21 22 23       24
Kindergarten Center        426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                 28                                      25   26   27   28 29 30

Sunday                                Monday                               TueSday                              WedneSday                         ThurSday                               Friday                                 SaTurday
                                      1                                    2                                    3                                 4                                      5                                       6
                                      • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –                                                                          • Budget & Finance Committee           • Early Dismissal - ACT 80
                                        HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                                 Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                  HS-11:15 a.m.                            CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                  • MT PTP Meeting – 6:30 p.m.             MS-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                           EL-12:15 p.m.                            PHONE NUMBER

                                                                                                                                                                                         • HS Volleyball Tournament – 6 p.m.        Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    child’s school.

                                                                             READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY


 7                                    8                                    9                                    10                                11                                     12                                      13
 Music in Our Schools Month                                                • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –   • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. –   • Spring Musical Sr. Citizen Perfor-   • Spring Musical – HS – 7 p.m.          • Spring Musical – HS – 2 & 7 p.m.
 women’s History Month                                                       HS -7 p.m.                           HS – 7 p.m.                       mance – HS – 1:30 p.m.               • Gr. 7 & 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m.      • PMEA Region V Chorus Festival
 National Middle Level                                                     • School Board Committee Mtg. –                                        • PMEA Region V Chorus Festival        • PMEA Region V Chorus Festival           – TBA
    Education Month                                                          DSE – 7 p.m.                                                           – TBA                                  – TBA                                 • SAT Testing
 youth Art Month
 American Red Cross Month
 National Nutrition Month
 Social work Month



                                                                     NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK/NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK

14                                    15                                   16                                   17                                18                                     19                                      20
• Spring Musical – HS – 2 p.m.        • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                                                • PMEA District 7 Jazz Band Festival – • PMEA District 7 Jazz Band Festival – • PMEA District 7 Jazz Band Festival –
                                                                                                                                                    Spring Grove Area HS                   Spring Grove Area HS                   Spring Grove Area HS
                                                                                                                                                  • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                                                                                                                                    7 p.m.




DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS                                                                                             ST. PATRICK’S DAY                                                                                               FIRST DAY OF SPRING

                                     DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
21                             22                          23                              24                        25                                   26                                   27
                                                                                                                     • PMEA Region V Band Festival –TBA   • PMEA Region V Band Festival –TBA   • PMEA Region V Band Festival –TBA
                                                                                                                     • MS Skate Night @ Doc’s– 6:30-
                                                                                                                       8:30 p.m.




                                                                                     NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK

28                             29                          30                              31
                                                           • Facilities Committee          • End of Marking Period
                                                             Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.




         PALM SUNDAY
   PASSOVER BEGINS at SUNSET

 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                            Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

           March SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Varsity/JV Baseball
3/26     WARWICK                  AWAY   4:15PM
Boys’ Varsity Tennis
3/29    ANNVILLE-CLEONA          HOME    4:00PM
3/30    LANCASTER MENNONITE      AWAY    4:00PM
Girls’ Junior High Soccer
3/30    LEBANON                  AWAY    4:00PM

Girls’ Varsity/JV Soccer
3/29    LEBANON                  AWAY    4:00PM
3/31    LAMPETER-STRASBURG       HOME    4:00PM
Varsity/JV Track
3/10     ELIZABETHTOWN            HOME   4:00PM
3/29     ANNVILLE-CLEONA          AWAY   4:00PM
Varsity/JV Softball
3/26    WARWICK                  HOME    4:15PM
                                                                                                             april
                                                                                                                                                                                      march                                 may
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                            1     2    3 4 5 6                                             1
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                   7    8     9   10 11 12 13             2       3      4    5 6 7 8
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                  14   15    16   17 18 19 20             9      10     11   12 13 14 15
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                  21   22    23   24 25 26 27            16      17     18   19 20 21 22
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                28   29    30   31                    23/30   24/31   25   26 27 28 29

Sunday                             Monday                               TueSday                               WedneSday                           ThurSday                            Friday                                SaTurday
                                                                                                                                                  1                                   2                                     3
                                                                                                                                                  • No Students – Staff                  SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED
                                                                                                                                                    Development #9                                                             CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PHONE NUMBER
                                                                                                                                                  • Employee Recognition – DSE –
                                                                                                                                                    8 a.m.                                                                     Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                  • Budget & Finance Committee
                                                                                                                                                    Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                                      any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                  GOOD FRIDAY                  child’s school.
                                                                                                                                                                                            INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S
                                                                                                                                                           APRIL FOOLS’ DAY                        BOOK DAY



4                                  5                                    6                                     7                                   8                                   9                                     10
                                    STUDENT/TEACHER HOLIDAy             • School Board Committee Mtg. –                                           • DSE PTO General Mtg.– 6:30 p.m.   • Senior Citizens’ Breakfast – HS –
 Keep America Beautiful                                                                                                                                                                 8:30 a.m.
   Month                                                                  DSE – 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gr. 6 Fun Night – 3:15-5 p.m.
 young People’s Poetry
   Month




            EASTER
                                                                                                             NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

11                                 12                                   13                                    14                                  15                                  16                                    17
                                   • PSSA Reading & Math Gr. 3-8, 11    • PSSA Reading & Math Gr. 3-8, 11     • PSSA Reading & Math Gr. 3-8, 11   • PSSA Reading & Math Gr. 3-8, 11   • PSSA Reading & Math Gr. 3-8, 11     • Middle School Band Fest – Cedar
                                   • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –   • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –    • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. –     • School Board Meeting – DSE –      • Gr. 7 & 8 Dance – 6:30-8:30 p.m.      Crest HS
                                     HS – 7 p.m.                          HS – 7 p.m.                           HS – 7 p.m.                         7 p.m.                            • Middle School Band Fest – Cedar
                                                                                                                                                                                        Crest HS




 HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE
           DAY

                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
18                           19                                      20                                      21                                    22                                   23                                     24
                             • PSSA Writing Gr. 5, 8, 11             • PSSA Writing Gr. 5, 8, 11             • PSSA Writing Gr. 5, 8, 11           • PSSA Writing Gr. 5, 8, 11          • PSSA Writing Gr. 5, 8, 11            • Jr/Sr. Prom – 5 p.m.
                             • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                                    • PMEA Conference/All-State           • PMEA Conference/All-State          • PMEA Conference/All-State Festival   • PMEA Conference/All-State Festivals
                                                                                                               Festival–Pittsburgh                   Festival–Pittsburgh                  –Pittsburgh                            –Pittsburgh




                                                                                                                      ADMINISTRATIVE                            EARTH DAY
                                                                                                                    PROFESSIONALS’ DAY
                                                                                                    PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEER WEEK

25                           26                                     27                                   28                                        29                                   30
                             • PSSA Science - Gr. 4, 8, 11          • PSSA Science - Gr. 4, 8, 11        • PSSA Science - Gr. 4, 8, 11             • PSSA Science - Gr. 4, 8, 11        • PSSA Science - Gr. 4, 8, 11
                                                                    • Facilities Committee                                                         • National Honor Society Induction
                                                                      Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.                                                          Ceremony – HS – 8 p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                                      ARBOR DAY

 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                                            Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

           april SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Varsity/JV Baseball                                          Boys’ Varsity Tennis                                            Girls’ Varsity/JV Soccer                                          Varsity/JV Softball
4/1    HEMPFIELD                 AWAY        4:00PM          4/1    RED LION                          AWAY      4:00PM       4/5           ANNVILLE-CLEONA                HOME      4:00PM     4/1         HEMPFIELD                       HOME       4:00PM
4/2    ELIZABETHTOWN             HOME        4:15PM          4/5    LAMPETER-STRASBURG                HOME      4:00PM       4/7           LANCASTER MENNONITE            AWAY      4:00PM     4/2         ELIZABETHTOWN                   AWAY       4:15PM
4/5    LAMPETER-STRASBURG        AWAY        4:15PM          4/9    MANHEIM CENTRAL                   AWAY      4:00PM       4/9           ELCO                           HOME      4:00PM     4/5         LAMPETER-STRASBURG              HOME       4:15PM
4/7    COCALICO                  HOME        4:15PM          4/12   COCALICO                          HOME      4:00PM       4/12          MANHEIM CENTRAL                AWAY      7:00PM     4/7         COCALICO                        AWAY       4:15PM
4/9    MANHEIM CENTRAL           HOME        4:15PM          4/14   ELCO                              HOME      4:00PM       4/14          COCALICO                       AWAY      4:00PM     4/9         MANHEIM CENTRAL                 AWAY       4:15PM
4/12   ELCO                      AWAY        4:15PM          4/16   NORTHERN LEBANON                  AWAY      4:00PM       4/16          NORTHERN LEBANON               HOME      4:00PM     4/12        ELCO                            HOME       4:15PM
4/14   NORTHERN LEBANON          HOME        4:15PM          4/20   PEQUEA VALLEY                     HOME      4:00PM       4/20          PEQUEA VALLEY                  AWAY      4:00PM     4/14        NORTHERN LEBANON                AWAY       4:15PM
4/16   ANNVILLE-CLEONA           HOME        4:15PM          4/22   LANCASTER CATHOLIC                AWAY      4:00PM       4/22          LANCASTER CATHOLIC             HOME      4:00PM     4/16        ANNVILLE-CLEONA                 AWAY       4:15PM
4/19   LEBANON CATHOLIC          AWAY        4:15PM                                                                          4/26          LEBANON CATHOLIC               AWAY      4:00PM     4/19        LEBANON CATHOLIC                HOME       4:15PM
4/21   LANCASTER MENNONITE       HOME        4:15PM                                                                          4/28          LEBANON                        HOME      4:00PM     4/21        LANCASTER MENNONITE             AWAY       4:15PM
4/23   LANCASTER CATHOLIC        AWAY        4:15PM          Girls’ Junior High Soccer                                       4/30          LAMPETER-STRASBURG             AWAY      4:00PM     4/23        LANCASTER CATHOLIC              HOME       4:15PM
4/26   PEQUEA VALLEY             HOME        4:15PM          4/1    LAMPETER-STRASBURG                HOME       4:00PM                                                                        4/26        PEQUEA VALLEY                   AWAY       4:15PM
4/28   COLUMBIA                  AWAY        4:15PM          4/6    ANNVILLE-CLEONA                   HOME       4:00PM                                                                        4/28        COLUMBIA                        HOME       4:15PM
4/30   LAMPETER-STRASBURG        HOME        4:15PM          4/8    LANCASTER MENNONITE               AWAY       4:00PM                                                                        4/30        LAMPETER-STRASBURG              AWAY       4:15PM
                                                             4/13   ELCO                              HOME       4:00PM
Varsity/JV Track                                             4/15   MANHEIM CENTRAL                   AWAY       4:00PM
4/5    COLUMBIA                  AWAY       4:00PM           4/19   COCALICO                          AWAY       4:00PM
4/8    ELIZABETHTOWN             HOME       4:00PM           4/21   NORTHERN LEBANON                  HOME       4:00PM
4/15   MANHEIM CENTRAL           HOME       4:00PM           4/23   PEQUEA VALLEY                     AWAY       4:00PM
4/19   NORTHERN LEBANON          HOME       4:00PM           4/27   LANCASTER CATHOLIC                HOME       4:00PM
4/26   LANCASTER MENNONITE       HOME       4:00PM           4/29   LEBANON CATHOLIC                  AWAY       4:00PM
                                                                                                                May
                                                                                                                                                                                       april                                 june
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                      1          2    3                  1    2 3 4 5
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                                    4    5 6 7 8             9   10       6     7    8    9 10 11 12
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                                   11   12 13 14 15         16   17      13    14   15   16 17 18 19
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                                   18   19 20 21 22         23   24      20    21   22   23 24 25 26
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                        Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                                 25   26 27 28 29         30           27    28   29   30

Sunday                             Monday                               TueSday                                WedneSday                         ThurSday                              Friday                                SaTurday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • SAT Testing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PHONE NUMBER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please promptly report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                any change in address or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                child’s school.


2                                  3                                    4                                      5                                 6                                     7                                     8
 Better Hearing & Speech           • PSSA Make-ups                      • PSSA Make-ups                        • PSSA Make-ups                   • PSSA Make-ups                       • PSSA Make-ups                       • Donegal Music Spring Thing Flower
   Month                           • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –   • All Elementary Spring Concert – HS                                     • Budget & Finance Committee          • DMS “MOVES” Day                       Sale and Car Wash – HS – 8 a.m.-
 National Sight-Saving               HS – 7 p.m.                          – 7 p.m.                                                                 Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                                       4 p.m.
   Month                                                                                                                                         • 6th Grade Choral and Band Concert
 National Physical Fitness &                                                                                                                       – RV– 7 p.m.
   Sports Month
 Asian/Pacific Heritage
   Month
                                                                         NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION
                                                                                      DAY
        TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK • NAT’L MUSIC WEEK • CHILD NUTRITION EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK • NAT’L PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS WEEK

9                                  10                                   11                                     12                                13                                    14                                    15
                                                                        • MT PTP Meeting – 6:30 p.m.           • Wrestling Booster Club Mtg. –   • 7th & 8th Grade Choral &             • HS Science Fair/Art Show – 5:30-
                                                                        • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –       HS – 7 p.m.                       Instrumental Spring Concert – HS       7 p.m.
                                                                          HS –7 p.m.                                                               – 7 p.m.                            • HS Spring Concert–7 p.m.
                                                                        • School Board Committee Mtg. –
                                                                          DSE – 7 p.m.



         MOTHER’S DAY                                                                                             NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY                                                                                           ARMED FORCES DAY

                                                                                                  NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK
                                  DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
16                          17                                    18                              19                                    20                                  21                                22
                            • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.                                          • Awards Program – HS – 7 p.m.        • Field Hockey Booster Dodgeball    • MS Spring Fling – 3:15-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          Tournament – MS – 6-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                        • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                                                                                                                          7 p.m.




                                                                        PRIMARY ELECTION DAY


                                                                                       NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL BOSSES’ WEEK

23                          24                                    25                              26                                    27                                  28                                29
                                                                  • Facilities Committee                                                                                    • DSE Field Day                   • Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade –
                                                                    Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.                                                                                                                       2 p.m. –Middle and High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bands

                            31           MEMORIAL DAY

30                          Schools & Offices Closed
                            • Marietta Memorial Day Parade –
                              11 a.m. - HS Marching Band
                            • Maytown Memorial Day Parade –
                              5 p.m. – HS Marching Band


 VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.                                                                Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.

             May SPortS • This is a tentative schedule. Please check updated sports schedules available at the beginning of each sports season.
Girls’ Junior High Soccer                              Varsity/JV Baseball                                            Varsity/JV Softball
5/4    LEBANON                 HOME      4:00PM            5/3    COCALICO                     AWAY    4:15PM         5/3          COCALICO                        HOME    4:15PM
5/6    LAMPETER-STRASBURG      AWAY      4:00PM            5/5    MANHEIM CENTRAL              AWAY    4:15PM         5/5          MANHEIM CENTRAL                 HOME    4:15PM
5/10   MANHEIM CENTRAL         HOME      4:00PM            5/7    ELCO                         HOME    4:15PM         5/7          ELCO                            AWAY    4:15PM
5/12   COCALICO                HOME      4:00PM            5/10   NORTHERN LEBANON             AWAY    4:15PM         5/10         NORTHERN LEBANON                HOME    4:15PM
5/14   NORTHERN LEBANON        AWAY      4:00PM
                                                       Varsity/JV Track
Girls’ Varsity/JV Soccer                               5/3        ELCO                         AWAY   4:00PM
5/3    MANHEIM CENTRAL         HOME      4:00PM        5/8        MANHEIM TWP RELAYS           AWAY   TBA
5/5    COCALICO                HOME      4:00PM        5/10       LANCASTER CATHOLIC           HOME   4:00PM
5/6    NORTHERN LEBANON        AWAY      7:30PM        5/14       L-L LEAGUE MEET              AWAY   TBA
                                                       5/15       L-L LEAGUE MEET              AWAY   TBA
                                                       5/21       DIST III MEET                AWAY   TBA
                                                       5/22       DIST III MEET                AWAY   TBA
                                                       5/28       PIAA MEET                    AWAY   TBA
                                                       5/29       PIAA MEET                    AWAY   TBA
                                                                                                             June
                                                                                                                                                                             may                                  july
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                                             1                        1 2 3
Donegal Springs Elem.      653-8812 Middle School               426-4915                                                                                                       2       3      4    5 6 7      8     4     5    6    7 8 9 10
Maytown Elem.              426-3416 High School                 653-1871                                                                                                       9      10     11   12 13 14   15    11    12   13   14 15 16 17
Riverview Elem.            426-1561 District Office             653-1447                                                                                                      16      17     18   19 20 21   22    18    19   20   21 22 23 24
Kindergarten Center        426-1680                                                      Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                     23/30   24/31   25   26 27 28   29    25    26   27   28 29 30 31

Sunday                                Monday                               TueSday                           WedneSday                      ThurSday                         Friday                               SaTurday
                                                                           1                                 2                              3                                4                                    5
                                                                                                                                            • Budget & Finance Committee     • RV Carnival                        • SAT Testing
                                                                                                                                              Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.          •DSE Field Day Rain Date




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY



6                                     7                                    8                                 9                              10                               11                                   12
• Baccalaureate – HS – 7 p.m.         • School Board Committee Mtg.        • Last Day of School (tent)       • Make-up Day #1               • Make-up Day #2                 • Make-up Day #3
                                        TENTATIVE – DSE – 7 p.m.             Early Dismissal                                                                                                                         CHANGE OF ADDRESS/
                                                                             HS – 11:15 a.m.
                                                                             MS – 11:30 a.m.                 • Commencement (rain date) –                                                                            PHONE NUMBER
                                                                             EL – 12:15 p.m.                   HS – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please promptly report
                                                                           • End of Marking Period                                                                                                                   any change in address or
                                                                           • Commencement – HS – 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                           telephone number to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     child’s school.




 13                                   14                                   15                                16                             17                               18                                   19
                                                                                                                                            • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                      • Make-up Day #4                     • Make-up Day #5                                                   7 p.m.
                                      • Donegal Music Association Mtg. –
                                        HS – 7 p.m.




                                                  FLAG DAY
                                     DateS reflect no weather-relateD or other emergenc y cloSingS for StuDentS. DateS anD timeS of all eventS are Subject to change.
20                        21                             22                        23          24                 25                             26
                          • DPAC Meeting – HS – 7 p.m.




      FATHER’S DAY              FIRST DAY OF SUMMER



27                        28                             29                        30
                                                         • Facilities Committee
                                                           Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.




VISITORS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE wHEN ENTERING THE SCHOOL TO RECEIVE A VISITOR’S BADGE.        Circles in the calendar blocks are for parents to keep track of cycle days.
                                                                                       July 2010
                                                                                                                                                      june                             august
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                  1    2 3 4 5          1    2    3    4 5 6 7
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School           426-4915                                                                                        6    7    8    9 10 11 12       8    9   10   11 12 13 14
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School             653-1871                                                                                       13   14   15   16 17 18 19      15   16   17   18 19 20 21
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 Admin. Office           653-1447                                                                                       20   21   22   23 24 25 26      22   23   24   25 26 27 28
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                    Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                     27   28   29   30               29   30   31

Sunday                              Monday                          Tuesday                              Wednesday     Thursday                       Friday                          Saturday
                                                                                                                        1                              2                               3


4                                   5                               6                                    7              8                              9                               10
                                    • Holiday – Offices Closed


       INDEPENDENCE DAY



11                                  12                              13                                   14             15                             16                              17
                                                                    • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –
                                                                      HS –7 p.m.




18                                  19                              20                                   21             22                             23                              24


25                                  26                              27                                   28             29                             30                              31


Dates and times of all events are subject to change.                                                                     Visitors, please report to the office when entering the school to receive a visitor’s badge.
                                                                              august 2010
                                                                                                                                                                         july                              September
telephone numbers                                                                                                                                                                         1       2    3                    1 2 3          4
Donegal Springs Elem.   653-8812 Middle School              426-4915                                                                                                       4     5 6 7 8          9   10     5    6    7    8 9 10        11
Maytown Elem.           426-3416 High School                653-1871                                                                                                      11    12 13 14 15      16   17    12   13   14   15 16 17       18
Riverview Elem.         426-1561 Admin. Office              653-1447                                                                                                      18    19 20 21 22      23   24    19   20   21   22 23 24       25
Kindergarten Center     426-1680                                                       Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us                                    25    26 27 28 29      30   31    26   27   28   29 30

Sunday                              Monday                             Tuesday                              Wednesday                   Thursday                         Friday                            Saturday
1                                   2                                  3                                    4                           5                                6                                 7
                                    • Marching Band Camp – HS          • Marching Band Camp – HS            • Marching Band Camp – HS   • Budget & Finance Committee     • Marching Band Camp – HS         • Marching Band Camp – HS
                                                                                                                                          Meeting – DO – 5 p.m.                                            • Donegal Music Association Chicken
                                                                                                                                        • Marching Band Camp – HS                                            BBQ – HS – 4-6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Marching Band 2010 Premier
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Performance – HS – 7 p.m.



8                                   9                                  10                                   11                          12                               13                                14
                                                                       • Cheerleading Booster Club Mtg. –
                                                                         HS – 7 p.m.
                                                                       • School Board Committee Mtg. –
                                                                         DSE – 7 p.m.




15                                  16                                 17                                   18                          19                               20                                21
                                                                                                                                        • School Board Meeting – DSE –
                                                                                                                                          7 p.m.




22                                  23                                 24                                   25                          26                               27                                28


29                                  30                                 31
                                                                       • Facilities Committee
                                                                         Meeting – DO – 7 a.m.




Dates and times of all events are subject to change.                                                                                      Visitors, please report to the office when entering the school to receive a visitor’s badge.
handbook                         Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us
page 1
                                                                          4. Students have the responsibility to:                             ceptable, the school district must take action in accordance with
DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY                                                           a. Be aware of all rules and regulations for student behav-     provisions of the Juvenile Act of 1972 to ensure the child will
   Since any organization, in order to function, must have some                   ior and conduct themselves in accordance with them.         receive a proper education.
sense of its mission, and since that mission must be built upon                   Students should assume that until a rule is waived,            9. A student who has reached the age of eighteen (18) years
a philosophical base, the Donegal School District Philosophy is                   altered, or repealed in writing it is in effect.            possesses the rights of an adult and may authorize some school
established as follows: In today’s dynamic, ever-changing envi-               b. Volunteer information in matters relating to the health,     matters previously handled by his/her parents.
ronment, we as educators face an enormous responsibility. We                      safety, and welfare of the school community and the            10. Students who are planning to walk or ride home with
must educate (in the most complete connotation of the word)                       protection of the school property.                          another student/parent must have a permission letter from the
every individual. Each person is entitled to an education which               c. Dress and groom to meet fair standards of safety and         parents/guardians of both students.
will enable him/her to live a responsible and healthy life.                       health, and not to cause substantial disruption of the
   Our charge is to (1) build fundamental skills, (2) commu-                      educational process.                                        Student Code of ConduCt
nicate knowledge, and (3) help the individual child take his/                 d. Assist the school staff to operate a safe school for all        The Student Code of Conduct outlines the rules and regula-
her next step in development and adjustment. We must not                          students enrolled therein.                                  tions that are designed to maintain a standard of conduct in
only help students adapt themselves to the environment of                     e. Comply with Commonwealth and local laws.                     the schools of the District and gives students and their parents/
today but be prepared also for the fact that the environment of               f. Exercise proper care when using public facilities and        guardians an understanding of the general rules and guidelines
tomorrow may be far different. Maximum achievement in these                      equipment.                                                   for attending and receiving an education in our schools. In case
efforts is essential to allow the entrance of mentally healthy,               g. Attend school daily and be on time for classes and           of a conflict between Board Policy and the provisions of this
self-respecting, and socially useful young persons into a society                 other school functions.                                     code, the Board Policy most recently adopted by the Board will
where tolerance of and respect for the ideas and rights of others             h. Make up work when absent from school.                        prevail. Please review this document (available online or by
is imperative.                                                                i. Pursue and attempt to complete satisfactorily the            request from the building principal) with your family and help
   Since education cannot endow a child with a capacity that                     courses of study prescribed by Commonwealth and local        us in our task of guiding young people toward self-discipline, an
he/she does not possess, we seek to develop what the child                       school authorities.                                          important part of learning, to enable them to assume a respon-
already is. The individual personality is inviolate; as such, we              j. Report accurately and not use indecent and obscene           sible role in our society.
invoke individual expression.                                                    language in student newspapers and publications.
   We endorse the education and stress innovative experimen-              5. Students have the right to express themselves unless such        GENERAL INFORMATION
tation in both curriculum and methodology. If applicable and           expression materially and substantially interferes with the edu-
where possible, individualized instruction will be encouraged.         cational process, threatens immediate harm to the welfare of the       SChool BreakfaSt/lunCh Program
   Of central importance is the belief that we should aid each         school or community, encourages unlawful activity, or interferes          Breakfast is provided at all schools. Secondary student
child to grow and move from his/her state of initial dependence        with another individual’s rights.                                      breakfasts cost $1.25 and elementary student breakfasts cost $1.
upon the home and the school to productive participation in               6. Students have the responsibility to be aware of the feelings     Reduced status students pay $0.30.
the richest available community life by assuming a full share          and opinions of others and to give others a fair opportunity to           Lunch is provided at the following rates:
in the active governance of human affairs. The world ahead             express their views.                                                      • Elementary schools - $1.55
will demand a new kind of individual (a person who can solve              7. School authorities may search school and/or personal                • Middle School - $1.80
problems as complex as a continually changing technological            property and seize any illegal materials. Such materials may be           • High School - $1.85
environment demands). Therein lies the great challenge and our         used as evidence against the student in disciplinary proceedings.         • Reduced price lunch at all schools - $0.40.
only hope, understanding and knowledge.                                Prior to a property search, students shall be notified and given          • Milk is available at $0.45 for students who bring lunch or
                                                                       an opportunity to be present. However, where school authori-                want an extra milk.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                    ties have a reasonable suspicion that the school and/or personal          Parents are welcome to have lunch with their child(ren); adult
   1. Student responsibilities include regular school attendance,      property contains materials which pose a threat to the health,         lunches are $2.75.
conscientious effort in classroom work, and conformance to             welfare, and safety of students in school, a search may be done           We encourage advance payment of meals in order to mini-
school rules and regulations. Most of all, students share with the     without prior warning.                                                 mize transaction time at lunch and reduce the chance of lost
administration and faculty a responsibility to develop a climate          8. Students who are less than 17 years of age are still subject     lunch money. Cash or checks payable to Donegal School Dis-
within the school that is conducive to wholesome learning and          to the compulsory school attendance law even though expelled.          trict Food Service Dept. are accepted; send to school with your
living.                                                                The responsibility for placing the student in school rests initially   child in an envelope marked with your child’s name, date and
   2. No student has the right to interfere with the education of      with the student’s parents or guardian. However, if the student        amount. Include your child’s first and last name in the memo
his or her fellow students. It is the responsibility of each student   is unable to attend another public school, cannot afford to at-        section of all checks. There is a $10.00 fee for returned checks.
to respect the rights of teachers, students, administrators, and all   tend, or is unable to be accepted at a private school, the student’s      Board policy permits students who do not have lunch money
others who are involved in the education process.                      school district has the responsibility to make some provision for      to incur reasonable charges. Elementary students can charge up
   3. Students should express their ideas and opinions in a            the child’s education, either through instruction in the home          to 10 lunches, after which up to 5 “mini” meals will be provided.
respectful manner.                                                     or by readmitting the child. If none of these alternatives is ac-      Middle School students can charge up to 2 lunches and High
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school students cannot charge. Charging is not permitted for                                                                                       submit work as a student’s own when the work was not
a la carte foods and breakfast at any grade level.                    diSCiPlinary StruCture ProCedureS                                            authored by the student.
   Applications for free and reduced price meals are sent home           In order to facilitate classroom learning, promote human              2. willful failure to properly document a source used in a project.
in August and should be returned to the cafeteria manager’s           dignity, and prevent property damage and personal injury, the            3. illegal or unauthorized procurement of a copy of a test or
office at your child’s school as soon as possible. Only one appli-    Donegal School District has established the Student Code of                  an assignment beforehand so that the student has prior
cation per family is required. Eligibility is based on family size,   Conduct which is posted on the district website.                             knowledge of the items on the test or assignment - pos-
income and other considerations. Applications can be submit-             Philosophy: The administration of disciplinary action should              session of such items will be considered clear evidence of
ted any time during the school year. Applications can also be         be a motivational experience. Discipline should be directed to:              intent to cheat.
submitted on-line at www.compass.state.pa.us.                            • Enable people to accept the responsibility for their own            4. copying from another student’s paper or another source
   Breakfast and lunch menus are posted on the Donegal School              behavior.                                                               onto a test during a testing period.
District website.                                                        • Enable people to cope and deal with real-life situations.           When there is reasonable suspicion of academic cheating the
                                                                         • Enable people to recognize the limits within which they          investigation may be handled by the teacher(s) involved in con-
Student WellneSS PoliCy                                                    must function in order to develop interpersonal relation-        sultation, if deemed appropriate, with the school administrator.
   The District is committed to providing a school environment             ships that are satisfying.                                          Parents will be notified by the teacher(s) or school adminis-
that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition              • Enable people to recognize their rights within the limits of     trator of any incident of cheating.
education, and regular physical activity as part of the total              the society in which they live.                                     Academic cheating shall be handled uniformly across all
learning experience. Policy 246 was developed following the              Whatever techniques of discipline are used, they must be           grade levels. Possible consequences:
guidelines of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization             appropriate in degree to the infraction and must be suited to the        1. a family conference.
Act of 2004. The complete policy is available on the district         developmental growth of the offender.                                    2. automatic failure of the test/assignment with no al-
website.                                                                 Any student of Donegal School District is subject to all                  lowances for making up the test/assignment nor any
                                                                      school rules when he/she is on school property or engaged in                 alternative, equivalent assignment not presented to all
oPening exerCiSeS                                                     a school-sponsored activity. The listed actions and activities on            other students in the class when the grade could be used
   District schools shall provide opening exercises that include      the part of a student shall be considered offenses and violations            in place of the “failed” grade or to negate the effect of the
a salute to the flag and/or recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance    of the policies and regulations of Donegal School District. It               failed grade.
or the National Anthem.                                               is impossible to list or categorize all possible types of behavior       3. a “work ethic” score of “Needs Improvement” (elementary)
   Students may decline to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or         which may lead to disciplinary action and those listed should be            or “Weak” (secondary) in the subject area for the marking
National Anthem and to salute the flag on the basis of personal       construed as representative, but not all inclusive.                         period (see page 7).
belief or religious conviction. Students who choose to refrain           Behaviors listed are categorized as Class I, II, III, and IV
from such participation shall respect the rights and interests of     violations which may result in teacher correction, detention,         PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
classmates who do participate. Opening exercises may include a        suspension, expulsion, or prosecution by civil authorities. Fla-         We encourage your active involvement with your child’s
moment of silent reflection.                                          grant continuation of any Class I or II violation may result in       education. A few of the many ways to do this are by your
                                                                      the administration responding to that action as a Class III or IV     initiative, your responses to opportunities we provide, and your
releaSe and authorization to uSe Student’S image/VoiCe                violation.                                                            involvement in your school’s parent-teacher group. We welcome
   The Donegal School District may produce, participate in or            The district will maintain discipline records. Such records        and encourage your taking the initiative to contact us whenever
cause to be produced video, motion picture, web page, audio           may be disclosed, at the school’s determination, to teachers and      you have a question, if you feel we need to know something that
recording, digital images, photograph productions, broadcasts,        school officials within the district or in other schools who have a   will help us better meet your child’s needs, or if you want more
and/or other types of media or arrange for media coverage             legitimate educational interest in the behavior of the students.      information. We can provide information regarding what your
which may involve the image, likeness, name, quotes of and/or            Students and parents will sign a form in the beginning of          child is studying upon your request.
voice of you/your child. Such productions or publications will        the year indicating their knowledge of the Code of Conduct.
be used for those purposes deemed appropriate by the School           Families that do not have internet access may request a printed       homeWork
District or media which include explaining, illustrating and          copy from the building principal.                                        Elementary and Middle School
publicizing programs and activities of the School District and                                                                                 Parents can help with assignments in the following ways:
promoting a better understanding of the School District’s role        Cheating                                                                 • Assist in selecting topics for themes.
in the community.                                                        A student’s academic cheating on a test, homework, a term             • Help in researching for materials.
   The School District is sensitive to the needs and privacy          paper or on other assignments or schoolwork is unacceptable.             • Pronounce spelling words as they are written.
rights of its students and their parents/guardians. Therefore, the    Cheating represents a character weakness and a lack of personal          • Have your child read to you.
School District will make every effort to protect you/your child’s    integrity.                                                               If your upper elementary child comes home each day with
personally indentifiable information. If you object to your child’s      Academic cheating is defined as:                                   no homework or reports that he or she finished it in school,
image, likeness, name, and/or quotes used in publications and/or         1. to knowingly use unauthorized assistance or submit              it would be advisable for you to check your child’s assignment
other types of media, please provide a written statement to the             another’s work or ideas without proper reference or to          agenda, visit or call your child’s teacher and question the teacher
building principal annually.
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on the matter. In the first part of the school year check to be       enter the classroom quietly and take an available seat. Teachers     listed as unexcused. This request for excuse should contain the
sure that your child has completed all of his or her assignments      count on being able to teach with a minimum of disruptions.          following:
and that written work is neatly done. After that, more casual            While visiting, look for the following points which are indi-            • Student’s name
supervision of your child’s homework should be enough. The            cators of your child’s success in school life:                              • Date of absence
student will have the responsibility of completing all assign-           • Ability to listen.                                                     • Reason for absence
ments and turning them in on time.                                       • Independent work habits.                                               • Parent’s signature
   Homework for elementary and middle school students who                • Success while working with others in group activities.             Legitimate reasons for absence are:
are ill should be requested 24 hours in advance.                         • General attitude (Does your child seem successful, happy,              • Personal illness
                                                                           and well-adjusted?)                                                    • Death in the immediate family
   High School                                                           • Attitude toward suggestions or comments made by the                    • Emergency medical or dental attention
   Homework is an essential part of the learning process. A                teacher.                                                               • Family trips (if the criteria listed under “Family Trips”
certain amount of homework is necessary for reinforcing what is          • Willingness to cooperate and share with others.                          are met)
taught at school and learning how to manage time and organize            If you have questions following your visit, please schedule a            • Religious holidays
materials.                                                            time to meet with the teacher. Teachers depend on using their           We are required by law to code other reasons for absence as
   Parents may expect homework assignments to require at              scheduled planning time for planning lessons, grading papers, or     unexcused.
least an hour of preparation each day. The student will have the      for scheduled conferences.
responsibility of completing all assignments and turning them                                                                              exCeSSiVe aBSenCeS
in on time. Homework assignments may be checked for credit.           unPlanned SChedule ChangeS                                              A student who is absent in excess of 10 percent of the days
Students absent from the classroom for any reason (including             Should the district have to close schools, delay the start        that school is in session will receive a letter of notification. This
illness, suspension, extra-curricular) will be responsible for get-   of school, or dismiss students early due to weather-related          letter informs the parent that future absences may require a doc-
ting their assignments and having them completed on time for          or emergency conditions, the information will be broadcast           tor’s excuse stating that the absentee was too ill to attend school.
credit.                                                               from area radio and television stations (WGAL will send you          Failure to present a doctor’s excuse will result in the absence
   Students and parents requesting an assignment sheet and/           email notification – sign up at www.wgal.com). In the case of        being coded unexcused.
or books to be sent home when the student is ill should call the      unplanned early dismissals, parents are reminded to make ar-            A student who has accumulated three unexcused days will re-
guidance office by 8:30 a.m. Parents may pick up books and as-        rangements early in the school year to accommodate children          ceive a letter of notification indicating that any further absences
signments between 3:05 and 3:15 p.m.                                  being home earlier than usual.                                       being coded unexcused will result in either of the following:
                                                                         Contact our Information Line for important information               • If the student is between Grade 1 and the age of 17, the
Parent-teaCher ConferenCeS                                            about school closings and weather-related delays—653-1447,                student’s parents or guardians will be cited for violation of
   Parents are encouraged to discuss school matters with              press 2. Parents/guardians will also be notified by telephone             the Compulsory Education Law, section 1333. A meet-
individual teachers. Although formal conferences are scheduled        through our automated phone system.                                       ing of the student’s parents, the building principal, and
during the school year, conferences may be requested at any                                                                                     home/school visitor will be convened to develop a truancy
time. Problems can be avoided and/or corrected by making ap-          admiSSion of BeginnerS                                                    elimination plan.
propriate and timely contacts.                                           KINDERGARTEN                                                         • Students 17 years of age or older may be dropped from the
   Parents and teachers should communicate with each other by            Children are eligible for admission to kindergarten if they            roles due to excessive absences.
phone, email or written note to set a mutually agreeable time for     have attained the age of five (5) years, zero (0) months before         Students who accumulate twenty-five (25) absences from any
a conference.                                                         the first day of September.                                          one (1) credit course or twelve (12) days from a .5 credit course
   A teacher may be available to talk with a parent on the               BEGINNERS                                                         may be denied credit. The final decision shall be made by the
telephone when he/she is not teaching. If a teacher is unavail-          Beginners are children entering the lowest organizational         principal after consultation with the counselor and teacher(s).
able, the school secretary will take a message and give it to the     level of the primary school above the kindergarten level. A be-
teacher. The teacher will return your call as soon as possible.       ginner is eligible for admission if he/she has attained the age of   tardineSS
   Parents must report to the school office before visiting any       six (6) years, zero (0) months before the first day of September.       Students will be counted absent for 1/2 day if they are tardy
class or teacher. This is the only way we can reasonably assure                                                                            90 minutes of the morning session or leave 90 minutes prior to
that all persons entering the building have legitimate business in    attendanCe                                                           the end of the day.
that school.                                                            Students are expected to be in attendance on a regular basis.         Tardiness is unexcused unless certified by a physician or by
                                                                      A good attendance record has a direct effect on grades and is        the administration.
SChool ViSitationS                                                    important in developing good work habits.                               A student who has accumulated three unexcused tardies may
   Parents are welcome to visit classes. Parents are required to        Upon returning to school following an absence, students must       receive a letter of notification indicating that future tardiness
make arrangements in advance through the school office. Your          present an excuse card from their parents to the office. If this     may result in a disciplinary assignment.
visit will be announced to the teacher by office personnel. Please    excuse card is not presented within 3 days, the absence will be
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                                                                      lated situations that may occur at school or at school-sponsored         • Specific learning disability
early diSmiSSalS                                                      activities. These guidelines are intended to provide a consistent        • Speech and language impairment
   Students who are to be dismissed before the end of the school      minimum disciplinary means to respond to drug-related, mood-             If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of
day must present a note signed by their parent or guardian in the     altering substance-related, and alcohol-related incidents.            special education services and related programs, screening and
morning prior to the first period of the day. Parents are asked to       The district will provide a safe and healthy environment           evaluation processes designed to assess the needs of the child
meet their child in the school office. If a student plans to return   for students with due consideration for their legal rights and        and his/her eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon
to class, please indicate the expected time of return to school.      responsibilities. The Board reserves the right to use any extraor-    request. You may request screening and evaluation at any time,
                                                                      dinary measures deemed necessary to control substance abuse,          whether or not your child is enrolled in the District’s public
family triPS (eduCational)                                            even if the same is not provided for specifically in any rule or      school program. Requests for evaluation and screening are to be
   Student absence from school when on a family trip, vacation,       regulation enumerated herein.                                         made to the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services,
etc., will be legal (excused) if:                                        A student who, on school grounds, during a school session or       Donegal School District, 1051 Koser Road, Mount Joy, PA
   • the parent requests and receives approval one week prior to      anywhere at a school-sponsored activity, is under the influence       17552.
     the trip.                                                        of alcohol, drugs, or mood-altering substances or possesses, uses,       Preschool-aged children who are thought to be exceptional
   • an acceptable project is submitted within 10 days of the         dispenses, sells, or aids in the procurement of alcohol, narcotics,   are referred to Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13’s Early
     student’s return to school.                                      restricted substances, or over-the-counter drugs shall be sub-        Intervention Services for assessment and diagnosis (see follow-
   Trips will not be approved:                                        jected to discipline pursuant to the provisions and procedures        ing article).
   • during the first 10 days or last 10 days of school               outlined in Board Policy. Policy and regulations are available in        In compliance with state and federal law, the Donegal School
   • during standardized test dates                                   building offices.                                                     District will provide to each protected handicapped student
   • during high school course final exams.                                                                                                 without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those
   Trips are limited to 5 days cumulative per year. Details can be    no Smoking/toBaCCo uSe PoliCy                                         related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to
found in Policy 204 available on the district website.                   The Donegal School District is a smoke-free district. School       provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the ben-
                                                                      Board policy prohibits tobacco in any form in school build-           efits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the
donegal Student aSSiStanCe Program                                    ings, on school grounds, on school buses, or in district-owned        maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. In order
   Student Assistance Programs (SAP) are required by the              vehicles at all times. This applies not only to students, but         to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be
state of Pennsylvania. In Donegal we deliver the service in           employees and visitors as well. District administrators will initi-   school-age with a physical or mental disability which substan-
several ways. In our elementary schools the Student Assistance        ate prosecution of a student who violates the tobacco use policy      tially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of
Program is built into our Student Intervention Program. In            (policy 222).                                                         the school program. These services and protection for “protected
our secondary schools SAP exists as a separate entity, known as                                                                             handicapped students” are distinct from those applicable to all
CARES, the Committee to Assist and Refer Students.                    SPeCial eduCation SerViCeS                                            eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment)
   At either level, middle school or high school, SAP is a group                                                                            in special education programs.
of teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school person-     ProgramS for eligiBle or ProteCted handiCaPPed StudentS                  The District is dedicated to educating students with dis-
nel who have been trained in understanding chemical depen-               In compliance with state and federal law, the District con-        abilities in their neighborhood school. In all cases, students are
dency, depression, and in identifying behaviors most frequently       ducts ongoing identification activities as a part of its school       placed in the least restrictive setting so they are educated with
associated with these problems. Research has shown that,              program for the purpose of identifying students who may be in         their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible. For fur-
perhaps as much as 80% of dysfunctional adolescent behavior is        need of special education and related services (eligible students).   ther information on the rights of parents and children, provision
closely linked with alcohol and other drug use.                       If your child is identified by the District as possibly in need       of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time
   It is not the function of the Student Intervention Program or      of such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures.      and location), and rights to due process procedures, you may
of CARES to diagnose chemical dependency or mental health             Individualized services and programs are available for children       contact the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services at
problems or to determine current treatment programs. The func-        who are determined to need specially designed instruction due         492-1313 or any building principal.
tion is to identify patterns in behavior which are associated with    to the following conditions:                                             All information gathered about your child is subject to the
chemical usage or depression and to identify and help students           • Autism/pervasive development disorder                            confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state law.
whose inappropriate behaviors have had negative impact on their          • Blindness or visual impairment                                   The District has policies and procedures in effect governing
ability to learn. The goal is to aid the student before problems         • Deafness or hearing impairment                                   the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third
become unmanageable.                                                     • Developmental delay (through age 6 only)                         parties of this information. For information about these policies
                                                                         • Mental retardation                                               and procedures, as well as rights of confidentiality and access
drug and alCohol PreVention Program                                      • Multi-handicapped                                                to educational records, you may contact the Director of Special
  As an integral part of the Donegal School District Drug and            • Traumatic brain injury                                           Education and Pupil Services.
Alcohol Prevention Program, the following guidelines represent           • Other health impairment
one component in a district-wide effort to respond effectively to        • Orthopedic impairment
drug-related, mood-altering substance-related, and alcohol-re-           • Severe emotional disturbance
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                                                                           emergencies, or in the event we cannot contact parents or       StandardS-BaSed CurriCulum
lanCaSter-leBanon intermediate unit 13                                     their designees, we will contact doctors and hospitals as          Our curriculum is “standards-based.” Standards are descrip-
early interVention Program                                                 conditions require.                                             tions of the concepts that students are expected to learn at each
   The Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 provides services          Students entering Kindergarten, 6th and 11th grades are re-       grade level. Donegal’s standards have been taken directly from
for children who are developmentally delayed between the ages         quired to have a physical exam. Students entering Kindergarten,      the Pennsylvania State Standards. These Standards can be found
of three years and school age. Programs are available in a number     3rd and 7th grades are required to have a dental exam. Com-          at this web site: www.pde.state.pa.us/c_and_i/site/default.asp,
of settings throughout the two county area. These services are        pleted examination forms should be returned to your child’s          click on Curriculum & Instruction.
available at no cost to parents. Programs are funded through state    nurse by the end of September.
and federal monies. Some of the services available are classroom         Height, weight, BMI (Body Mass Index) and vision screen-          Parent/Student CurriCulum/textBook reVieW
services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, community sup-      ings are completed on all students each year. Hearing tests are         Upon request by a qualifying parent or student (age 18 or
port services, and speech and language therapy. If you have a child   done on grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7 and 11. Scoliosis screenings are        older), the district will make available existing information
who might be eligible for these services or if you know of a child    completed on students in grades 6 and 7. These screenings are        about the curriculum, including academic standards to be
who needs services, please call 717-606-1601.                         required by the state in order to detect any abnormalities that      achieved, instructional materials and assessment techniques.
                                                                      may impact your child’s ability to learn. Parents may request to     The written request shall be sent to the building principal. The
mediCal information                                                   attend screenings or have the screenings done privately at their     District will respond within ten (10) school days. Policy 105.1,
                                                                      expense. Parents may also ask that the student be exempt from        Curriculum Review by Parents and Students, which details the
general (Board PoliCy 210)                                            the screening if it is contrary to the parent’s religious beliefs.   procedure, is available in building offices. Policy 105.2, Exemp-
  The school nurse is not a medical diagnostician. He or she          Please contact the school nurse with any individual requests.        tion from Instruction, describes how parents can exempt their
may not prescribe medication of any kind. He or she operates                                                                               children from instructional material used in the curriculum.
under the orders of a physician. Please do not expect to have         immunizationS                                                           Samples of textbooks which are currently being used are also
the school nurse diagnose and/or treat conditions which do not          All students shall be immunized against certain diseases in        available for your review. Please submit a written request to the
occur at school. She/he is not permitted, by law, to function in      accordance with Pennsylvania statutes. No student shall be           building principal.
that way.                                                             admitted to school for the first time who has not been immu-
  1. Students may not transport medication to or from school.         nized against such diseases as are enumerated by the Advisory        grading of ProgreSS and maStery
     All medication (prescribed or over-the-counter) must be          Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for              Grading for Academic Standards Mastery
     brought to school by a parent or other responsible adult.        Disease Control and Prevention and in the manner directed by            Standards-based assessment measures what a student is
  2. Medication must be brought to school in the original             the Secretary of Health. For specific information, contact the       expected to achieve. In Donegal it is measured by descriptions,
     container.                                                       school office in which your student is enrolled.                     called rubrics and other in-classroom assessments or out-of-
  3. All medication (prescribed or over-the-counter) brought            A child shall be exempt from the requirements for immu-            school projects.
     from home must have a signed written order from a doctor         nization whose parent or guardian objects, in writing, to such          Kindergarten through grade 2 will use the rubric on page 6
     and a parent’s signature acknowledging that the school is        immunizations for religious reasons or whose physician certifies     in determining grades in all subjects. Grades 3-12 will use these
     not responsible for ensuring that the medication is taken        that the child’s physical condition contraindicates immunization.    percentages:
     and relieving the district and its employees of responsibil-                                                                             98-100 A+
     ity for the benefits and consequences of the prescribed          PreVention eduCation                                                    93-97 A
     medication. No medication will be given without proper              The goals of HIV prevention education shall be to promote            90-92 A-
     consent, including all daily medication, bee sting medica-       healthy living and discourage the behaviors that put people at          87-89 B+
     tion, and inhalers.                                              risk of acquiring HIV infection. The educational program shall          83-86 B
  4. Medication provided by the school will be given as long          be taught at every level, be appropriate to students’ developmen-       80-82 B-
     as the nurse’s office has signed parental permission. The        tal maturity, and include accurate information about reducing           77-79 C+
     required form is sent home on the first day of school.           the risk of HIV infection.                                              73-76 C
  5. Students may carry inhalers and bee sting medication                                                                                     70-72 C-
     with them as long as they have written permission from           internet                                                                67-69 D+
     a doctor and parent, stating that the child is both capable         Students in the Donegal School District will have the oppor-         63-66 D
     and responsible for self administering the medication. The       tunity to explore the educational merit of the Internet through      Work Ethic
     student must notify the nurse or designee immediately            classroom activities and individual research. Parents or guard-         Donegal elementary report cards report “work ethic” growth
     upon each use for follow-up.                                     ians who wish to prohibit their child from utilizing the Internet    in three levels at the elementary level and four levels at middle
  6. In the event of a medical emergency, we will do whatever         should inform the building principal in writing on an annual         school and high school. With these areas made more visible
     is necessary. If deemed necessary, we will notify parents (or    basis. Internet usage permission forms will be sent home annu-       and specific we believe that parents will use them to help their
     those designated on the health emergency card). In extreme       ally for parent signature.                                           children become more successful in school now and later more
                                                                                                                                           successful in the workplace.
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   This work ethic grade is a part of each report card. It is holis-   school year. If there is a concern about a grade or student’s prog-
tic and reports the teacher’s overall perception of the student’s      ress, we encourage parents to contact the child’s teacher.               Parent Notification
work ethic in six areas (rubric on page 7). It attempts to capture                                                                              Parents shall be informed at the middle of the course about
the student’s growth in personal responsibility by evaluating          Promotion and retention                                               the possibility of retention of a student. This responsibility is the
attendance - coming to class, coming to class punctually, and             A student shall be promoted when he/she has successfully           Principal’s. The Principal is also assigned the final responsibility
active and positive participation in class activities. It evalu-       completed the course requirements at the presently assigned           for determining the promotion or retention of each student.
ates sociability by looking at cooperation with teachers and           level and achieved the academic standards established for the
peers. Additionally, the grade reports on several dimensions of        present level.                                                        diStriCt teSting
self-management such as dependability - getting work in on                Promotion and Retention –                                             Donegal Testing Program
time, monitoring progress on projects and timelines, initiative         Elementary and Middle School                                            Various assessments are given throughout the year to deter-
- actions such as asking for assistance, being prepared for class         Promotion at Grades K through 8 will be based on relevant          mine student mastery of benchmark skills.
and completing extra credit work and exhibiting behavioral self-       portions of the local assessments as well as grades.                     State Testing Program
control in the classroom.                                                 Promotion and Retention - High School                                 PSSA - The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. The
   We believe that keeping academic skills and work ethic skills          In order to attain senior (twelfth grade) status, a student must   Pennsylvania System of School Assessment in reading and math
separate gives parents a more accurate assessment of a student’s       be able to meet the graduation requirements as stated in Policy       is given in grades 3-8, and 11 and in writing in grades 5, 8, and
growth than does the inconsistent blending of the two areas            217. Students must complete a graduation project.                     11; and in science in grades 4, 8, and 11 to determine how stu-
into one. We also believe that this division is in keeping with           Retention at the High School is based upon failure to achieve      dent progress compares to the Academic Standards as outlined
the spirit of the education rules outlined in Chapter 4 of the         Advanced or Proficient scores in specific standards-based             in Title 22 Education, Part I, State Board of Education, Chap-
State Board of Education Regulations.                                  courses aligned to the Pennsylvania Standards. Promotion to the       ter 4 of the Pennsylvania Code. Seniors who did not do well on
                                                                       next grade level is also based on the minimum accumulation of         tests as juniors must retake the test in the fall. If they do not
ProgreSS rePortS                                                       credits according to this formula:                                    score proficient or advanced in the PSSA, they must pass the
   Progress reports are issued at the middle of each 9-week               • Ninth grade to tenth grade - 5 credits,                          4Sight Test to graduate.
session.                                                                  • Tenth grade to eleventh grade - 12 credits,
                                                                          • Eleventh grade to twelfth grade - 20 credits and
rePort CardS                                                              • Graduation - 28 credits.
  Report cards are issued after each 9-week session during the


  level          acaDemic graDing rubric - Kindergarten –Grade 2
                 Superior academic performance indicating an in-depth understanding and exemplary display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards. These students:
  EXPECTATIONS




                 • demonstrate broad in-depth understanding of complex concepts and skills.       • make abstract, insightful, complex connections among ideas beyond the obvious.
    EXCEEDS




                 • provide extensive evidence for inferences and justification of solutions.      • demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills effectively and independently by
                 • communicate effectively and thoroughly, with sophistication.                     applying efficient, sophisticated strategies to solve complex problems.


                 Satisfactory academic performance indicating a solid understanding and adequate display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards. This is the
  EXPECTATIONS




                 accepted grade-level performance. These students:
     MEETS




                 • can extend their understanding by making meaningful, multiple connections        • apply concepts and skills to solve problems using appropriate strategies.
                   among important ideas or concepts, and provide supporting evidence for           • communicate effectively.
                   inferences and justification of solutions.


                 Marginal academic performance, work approaching, but not yet reaching, satisfactory performance. Performance indicates a partial understanding and limited display of the skills
  IMPROVEMENT




                 included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards, and the student may need additional instructional opportunities and/or increased student academic commitment to
     NEEDED




                 achieve the Proficient Level. These students:
                 • demonstrate partial understanding of basic concepts and skills.                   • make simple or basic connections among ideas, providing limited supporting evidence for
                 • apply concepts and skills to routine problem-solving situations.                    inferences and solutions.
                 • communicate in limited fashion.
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                                                                               1. To inspect and review the student’s education records within             by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the
Student reCordS and SurVey                                                        45 days of the date the District receives a request for access:          parent or eligible student of the decision and advise him/
   School law organizes student records into several categories.                   a. Parent or eligible student (student over 18 years of age)            her of his/her right to a hearing regarding his/her request
Category A records include Directory Information and are                              should submit to the school principal or other appropri-             for the amendment. Additional information regarding
made up of the student’s name, address, telephone, birth date,                        ate school official a written request that identifies the            the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or
sex, height, weight, and grade in school, the names and ad-                           records they wish to inspect. The principal will make                eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
dresses of parents or guardians, attendance record, and partici-                      arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible     3. To consent to disclosures of personally identifiable infor-
pation in school affairs.                                                             student of the time and place where the records may be           mation contained in the student’s education records, except
   The District may release Directory Information to anyone                           inspected. Parent or eligible student may make notes             to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without
or any organization it deems to have a reasonable need for it.                        from the record or may request copies at a fee of 10             consent:
Parents must request, in writing, to not have directory informa-                      cents per page.                                                   a. One exception which permits disclosure without consent
tion released to any source if that is what they desire.                       2. To request the amendment of the student’s education                      is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educa-
   Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FER-                      records that the parent or eligible student believes are inac-           tional interests. A school official is a person employed
PA), Donegal School District is required to provide parents and                   curate or misleading:                                                    by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor,
eligible students with a statement of their rights with respect to                 a. Parent or eligible student should write the school prin-             or support staff member (including health or medi-
the student’s education records.                                                      cipal, clearly identify the part of the record s/he wants            cal staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person
   Under this Act, parents and students over 18 years of age                          changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If          serving on the school board; a person or company with
have the right:                                                                       the district decides not to amend the record as requested            whom the district has contracted to perform a specific

         level                    worK ethic rubric
                               Students who merit an ExCEEDS ExpECTATiOnS/HOnORABlE for effort are those who consistently show interest in and enthusiasm for learning and who exhibit a desire
 EXPECTATIONS


                HONORABLE
   Elementary




                               to maximize their learning potential as exhibited by the following types of behavior:
    EXCEEDS




                 HS & MS




                               • turning in all assignments on time (homework)·
                               • coming to class well-prepared (may come to class with material or questions that demonstrate an attempt to relate classwork to other topics or domains).
                               • participating in class actively, spontaneously and/or to the best of his/her ability.
                               • taking full advantage of all learning opportunities, resources and aids available in the school. • setting a good example for peers.
 EXPECTATIONS


                SATISFACTORY




                               Students who merit a MEETS ExpECTATiOnS/SATiSFACTORY for effort are those who maintain a positive attitude towards learning and who exhibit an understanding and
  Elementary


                   HS & MS




                               acceptance of their responsibilities as students, as exhibited by the following types of behavior:
    MEETS




                               • turning in all assignments and make-up work.
                               • coming to class prepared.                                                               • participating in class to the best of his/her ability.
                               • seeking extra help when needed or taking advantage of extra help when offered.          • remaining on-task and not disturbing others in class.

                               Students who merit a nEEDS iMpROVEMEnT for effort are generally those whose attitude towards learning may be inconsistent and who occasionally fail to
 IMPROVEMENT


 IMPROVEMENT




                               assume their full responsibilities as students. They exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:
   Elementary


     HS & MS
      NEEDS


      NEEDS




                               • submitting missing assignments only after being prodded by the teacher or failing to submit one or two daily or make-up assignments.
                               • occasionally coming to class unprepared.
                               • reluctantly taking advantage of or having to be prodded to take advantage of extra help when offered.
                               • occasionally exhibiting off-task behavior.                                              • participating in class but not always to the best of his/her ability.

                               Students who merit a WEAK for effort are generally those who exhibit a negative, passive or recalcitrant attitude towards learning as exhibited by the
                               following types of behavior:
 HS & MS
  WEAK

  Only




                               • regularly failing to submit assignments, habitually late submitting them, and/or neglecting to complete make-up work.
                               • rarely coming to class prepared.                                                      • rarely participating in class.
                               • rarely taking advantage of extra help when offered.                                   • frequently exhibiting disruptive behavior in class.
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        task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or                   student’s family;                                                of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to
        therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official                  • sex behavior or attitudes;                                       comply with the requirements of FERPA or PPRA, contact:
        committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance commit-                     • illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning            Family Policy Compliance Office
        tee, or assisting another school official in performing his                  behavior;                                                         US Department of Education
        or her task.                                                               • critical appraisals of others with whom respondents               400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
     b. A school official has a legitimate educational interest                      have close family relationships;
        if the official needs to review an educational record in                   • legally recognized privileged relationships, such as        hazing, Bullying and haraSSing
        order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.                     with lawyers, doctors or ministers;                            Donegal is committed to maintaining a safe, positive environ-
     c. Under request, the district discloses educational records                  • religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the stu-   ment for students and staff; one that is free from hazing, bully-
        without consent to officials of another district in which                    dent or parent; or                                          ing and harassing. Hazing, bullying and harassing are prohibited
        a student seeks or intends to enroll. Please inform the                    • income, other than as required by law to determine          at all times.
        office as soon as you can if you are planning to move. We                    program eligibility.                                           Hazing and bullying are defined as any activities that reck-
        prefer this to be done in person by a parent since there             b. Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of        lessly or intentionally endanger the mental health, physical
        are papers to be signed.                                                   • any other protected information survey, regardless of       health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or
            When we are notified by the receiving district that                      funding;                                                    membership in or affiliation with any organization recognized
        your child is registered there, we will send them records                  • any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screen-        by the Board.
        including the following:                                                     ing required as a condition of attendance, adminis-            Any hazing or bullying activity, whether by an individual or a
          • Name                                                                     tered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to      group, shall be presumed to be a forced activity, even if a student
          • Former address and phone number                                          protect the immediate health and safety of a student,       willingly participates.
          • Date of birth                                                            except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or        The Board encourages students who have been subjected
          • Sex                                                                      any physical exam or screening permitted or required        to hazing or bullying to promptly report such incidents to the
          • Parents’ and siblings’ names                                             under State law; and                                        building principal.
          • Grades                                                                 • activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of         District administrators shall investigate promptly all com-
          • Standardized test scores                                                 personal information obtained from students for             plaints of hazing and bullying and administer appropriate
          • Aptitude test scores                                                     marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the            discipline to any individual who violates this policy.
          • Attendance records                                                       information to others.                                         It is the policy of the Donegal School District to maintain a
          • Health records                                                   c. Inspect, upon request and before administration or use –         learning and working environment that is free from harassment
          • Psychological test results                                             • protected information surveys of students;                  in any form, including slurs, jokes, or other verbal, graphic, or
          • Speech, hearing, and vision records                                    • instruments used to collect personal information            physical conduct relating to a person’s race, color, religion, an-
          • Class standing                                                           from students for any of the above marketing, sales,        cestry, ethnic background, sex, age, physical condition/disability,
          • Activities participation                                                 or other distribution purposes; and                         among others. It is considered unlawful for any person to harass
          • Personality and interest test scores                                   • instructional material used as part of the educational      another person through any conduct or communication which
          • Teacher and/or counselor ratings and observations                        curriculum.                                                 creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
          • Reports of behavior patterns                                 5. The school routinely discloses names, addresses and tele-               The Board encourages students who have been harassed to
          • Clinical reports from outside agencies                          phone numbers of students to recruiters without written              report promptly, orally or in writing, to a designated employee,
  4. From time to time, school officials may be requested to sur-           consent, subject to parent request not to disclose such in-          who shall inform the student of his/her rights and of the
     vey students on a variety of issues. The Protection of Pupil           formation (Policy 250). For details, contact the high school         complaint process. Students may choose to report harassment
     Rights Amendment (PPRA) affords parents and students                   principal, 653-1871.                                                 complaints to:
     who are 18 or emancipated minors (“eligible students”)              6. The district will directly notify parents and eligible students         • building principals
     certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection            of the specific or approximate dates of the following activi-           • teachers
     and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain             ties and provide an opportunity to opt a student out of                 • counselors
     physical exams. These include the right to:                            participating in:                                                       • nurses
     a. Consent before students are required to submit to a sur-             a. collection, disclosure, of personal information for mar-            • administrators
        vey that concerns one or more of the following protected                keting, sales or other distribution;                                The Board directs that complaints of harassment shall be inves-
        areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is              b. administration of any protected information survey not           tigated promptly, and corrective action shall be taken when allega-
        funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S.                     funded in whole or in part by or use by the U.S. Depart-         tions are verified. Confidentiality of all parties shall be maintained,
        Department of Education (ED):                                           ment of Education; and                                           consistent with the district’s legal and investigative obligations.
            • political affiliations or beliefs of the student or stu-       c. any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or              No reprisals nor retaliation shall occur as a result of good faith
              dent’s parent;                                                    screening as described above.                                    charges of harassment. Founded incidents will be dealt with as a
            • mental or psychological problems of the student or         7. To file a complaint with the United States Department                Class III or IV violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
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                                                                        The Board of School Directors and school officials recognize
tranSPortation                                                       that serious misconduct on a school bus may jeopardize the             SChool ProPerty ProCedureS
BuS information                                                      safety of all passengers. Video monitoring cameras shall be used          Decisions filed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court have
   The Donegal School Board adopted transportation policy            to discourage student misconduct.                                      clearly stated what rights students have in regard to privacy of
#810 to align the district with the state guidelines for the stu-       Permission needed to change buses:                                  use of school property.
dents who walk to school. The policy states “those students that        A student is required to have a note from his/her parent/              Accordingly, the Donegal schools have adopted the following
live within one and a half (1 ½) miles for elementary students       guardian requesting a one day bus change to go home with               procedures concerning the use of school property by students
and two (2) miles for secondary students of the school to which      another student. A note is also required from the other child’s        and the responsibility of school officials to guarantee that such
they are assigned and can get to their school by walking non-        parent/guardian granting permission for the student to visit.          use is both legal and safe.
hazardous routes shall not be transported. Hazardous routes          Both notes must be approved by the school office granting                 Although students are assigned school property for the stor-
that prevent students, who live within a mile, from getting to       permission only when a seat is available on the bus.                   age of a variety of personal items, they do so by license and not
their schools shall be certified as hazardous by the Department                                                                             by right. School property may be randomly or periodically in-
Transportation.”                                                     BiCyCleS                                                               spected by school authorities to prevent its use in illicit ways or
   Donegal contracts with an outside contractor to bus your             Riding a bike to school is a privilege obtained by getting a        for illegal purposes. Items found that are a threat to the health
child to school. The drivers are the contractor’s employees. They    form from the office before the bike is ridden to school. Abuse        and safety of students will be removed. Further disciplinary
are, nevertheless, in charge of your child while he or she is on     of the privilege will result in its loss. Bikes are to be parked im-   action may be taken if items found violate the Donegal Student
the bus. In the event your child’s behavior on the bus becomes a     mediately upon the student’s arrival. It is advisable to lock bikes    Code of Conduct.
problem, the driver will report that to the principal.               to prevent theft. Students are reminded that state law requires
   Riding a school bus is a privilege children earn by being re-     wearing a helmet.                                                      PerSonal ProPerty
sponsible persons. Students who cannot abide by the safety rules                                                                               The Board prohibits use of personal communication de-
may lose the privilege until they can handle their responsibility.   uSe of other motorized and non-motorized VehiCleS                      vices by students during the school day in district buildings,
   Any damage to property, such as bus shelters, bus seats,            The use of minibikes, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, roller      on district property, and while students are attending school-
windows, other students’ clothing or possessions, will be paid for   skates, skateboards, scooters or roller blades for travel to, from,    sponsored activities. Students shall comply with the guidelines
by the student causing the damage. The privilege of riding may       and on school property is prohibited.                                  set by school officials for the educational use of laptop comput-
stop at the time of the damage and begin again when damage is                                                                               ers and PDAs. Radios, tape players, cameras, electronic games/
paid for.                                                            reCeSS                                                                 devices, beepers, and other types of audiovisual equipment are
   To help you support our efforts to make bus travel as safe as       All children in Grades 1-5 will be expected to take part in all      not to be brought to school for students’ recreational use during
possible, we present the following district rules with regard to     outdoor recesses unless:                                               the academic day. Exceptions must be approved by the building
bus riding.                                                            • He or she has a current medical excuse that stipulates he          principal/designee. It is recommended that large sums of money
   At the Stop:                                                          or she should not go outside. Such an excuse should have a         and expensive articles not be brought to school.
   • Arrive at the stop three to five minutes before the bus is          beginning and an ending date.
     scheduled to arrive.                                              • The parent requests that the child stay inside for medical         loSt and found
   • No horseplay. Stay off the road until the bus is completely         reasons not covered by a physician’s request. Such a request          Students’ coats, hats, gloves, boots, and other articles of cloth-
     stopped.                                                            should be renewed daily.                                           ing and personal items should be clearly marked for quick and
   • Cross in fRoNT of the bus to load and unload. Look                • The teacher or principal detains the child for disciplinary        easy identification. Students should check with the school office
     to the bus driver for a signal to cross if you cannot see the       reasons.                                                           or the lost and found box for missing items. Items unclaimed at
     traffic lane.                                                     • The weather is inclement (rain, snow, sleet, or a wind chill       the end of the school year are given to a charitable organization.
   on the Bus:                                                           factor below 10 degrees Fahrenheit). In these cases, no
   • Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.                       outdoor recess will be held.                                       SChool inSuranCe PoliCy
   • Sit in your seat facing the front of the bus. Keep the aisle                                                                              The Donegal School District has arrangements with a
     clear.                                                          Working PaPerS                                                         reputable insurance company whereby parents can secure a
   • Your head, arms, hands, and feet should remain inside the          The employment of minors under age 18 in any occupa-                school accident policy on their child for a nominal fee. It is
     bus at all times.                                               tion where the work is done for compensation of any kind is            advantageous for each child to have insurance, since this may
   • Smoking, swearing, fighting, eating, drinking, or throwing      regulated by the Child Labor Law. Each minor wishing full or           be the only policy covering a child for injuries sustained while
     objects is prohibited.                                          part-time employment must apply for an employment certifi-             attending school. The school carries no insurance on students.
   • Cooperate with the bus driver. Bus drivers are authorized to    cate prior to starting work. Contact the high school guidance          Costs of treatment for student injury on school property is the
     assign seats.                                                   office for the appropriate paperwork at 492-1209.                      parent’s responsibility.
   • Emergency doors are to be used only during an                                                                                             Parents should be aware that if benefits are to be received, the
     emergency or emergency drill.                                                                                                          student must report to the school nurse or building principal
                                                                                                                                            within ten days after incurring an injury requiring professional
                                                                                                                                            treatment.
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Safety information                                                      Safety drillS                                                         dreSS Code
                                                                         Donegal schools are required to have at least one fire drill a          District personnel believe there is a definite relationship
PlanS in CaSe of three mile iSland eVaCuation                         month. The purpose of these drills is to establish an organized         between good dress habits, work habits, and proper school
   Students attending Maytown Elementary School and the               system in order to prevent casualties in case of a real fire. In the    behavior. Students are expected to dress in a fashion appropriate
Kindergarten Center will be transported to Donegal Springs            winter months, an attempt is made to choose as warm a day as            for their age and environment. Modesty, cleanliness, safety, and
Elementary School. Parents should pick up children at Donegal         possible.                                                               neatness are goals for good dress.
Springs. (Written identification is required).                           In addition, other safety drills are regularly held. Emergency          The administration reserves the right to determine the ap-
   Students attending all Donegal schools, except Maytown             plans are available for parent review. Please call the building         propriateness of dress. The student dress code is included in the
and the Kindergarten Center, but living within the evacuation         principal to arrange for a time that you can review the plan.           Student Code of Conduct.
area, will remain at their school until they are picked up by their                                                                              Physical Education: All students will be required to wear
parents or guardians.                                                 integrated PeSt management                                              sneakers conducive to strenuous physical activity. Grades 6-12:
   Students attending all Donegal schools, except Maytown and            The Donegal School District uses an Integrated Pest Man-             the established uniform is determined by the physical education
the Kindergarten Center, who live outside the evacuation area,        agement (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and                department and shall be worn for physical education classes only.
will be sent home by their usual means of transportation.             weeds. Our goal is to protect every student from pesticide expo-
   All children should be informed in advance by their parents        sure by using an IPM approach to pest management. Our IPM               giftS
where to go if there is no one at home.                               approach focuses on making the school building and grounds an              Children often express the desire to buy presents for their
   Students living inside the evacuation area or evacuated from       unfavorable habitat for these pests by removing food and water          teachers. Since this can be expensive, and some families cannot
it who are unclaimed by their parent/guardian designee by 5           sources and eliminating their hiding and breeding places. We            afford it, we encourage you to help your child find other ways to
p.m. on the day a school-hours evacuation is ordered will be          accomplish this through routine cleaning and maintenance. We            express his/her appreciation.
transported to the high school and sheltered there until other        routinely monitor the school building and grounds to detect any
arrangements can be made.                                             pests that are present. The pest monitoring team consists of our        ClaSS aSSignment
   Students involved in after-hours school activities at the time     building maintenance, office, and teaching staff and includes our          The building principal at each school is responsible for as-
of an incident who are unclaimed two hours after the activity         students. Pest sightings are reported to our IPM coordinator            signing each child to an appropriate teacher. The combination of
concludes will be transported to the high school and sheltered        who evaluates the “pest problem” and determines the appropri-           factors involved make the creation of a class list a complicated
there until other arrangements can be made.                           ate pest management techniques to address the problem. The              process, with little room for flexibility.
   Transportation in each instance will be by best means avail-       techniques can include increased sanitation, modifying storage
able (either by bus or by other means).                               practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, etc.     attendanCe at a SChool-related funCtion
                                                                         From time to time, it may be necessary to use pesticides                If you desire access to our buildings but require an auxil-
Sheltering in PlaCe Plan                                              registered by the Environmental Protection Agency to manage a           iary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, please
   In a lockdown status we would respond with our “sheltering         pest problem. A pesticide will only be used when necessary and          contact the principal or any administrator of the building where
in place” plan. “Sheltering in place” requires relocating stu-        will not be routinely applied. When a pesticide is necessary, the       the function or meeting is being held to discuss how your needs
dents and staff to interior areas of the building and following       school will try to use the least toxic product that is effective. Ap-   may best be met.
Emergency Management directives on monitoring and perhaps             plications will be made only when unauthorized persons do not
shutting down HVAC systems.                                           have access to the area(s) being treated. Notices will be posted        CommuniCation and ComPlaint ProCedure
   We have a “sheltering in place” plan for each building and         in these areas 72 hours prior to application and for two days              Any resident or community group has the right to present a
have emergency kits and non-perishable meals and bottled              following the application.                                              request, suggestion, or complaint concerning district personnel,
water for each location. We have a plan in place to contact the          Parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school may          programs, or the operations of the district. At the same time, the
parents or emergency contacts for any students and/or staff who       request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made      Board has a duty to protect its staff from unnecessary harass-
may need medication or other medical assistance while we are          at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the       ment.
in this status. Our own health professionals, as well as EMS, will    school’s notification registry. If you would like to be placed on          Any misunderstandings between the public and the school
assist with all medical needs.                                        this registry, please contact your building office for the appropri-    district will be resolved by direct discussions of an informal
   Lancaster County Emergency Management notes that if such           ate form. A new form must be filed yearly.                              type among the interested parties. It is only when such informal
an emergency does occur, the public will be advised on television        Questions should be referred to John Boughter, Supervisor of         meetings fail to resolve the differences that more formal proce-
or radio as to how to proceed. We ask that parents keep a radio       Buildings and Grounds at 653-6799.                                      dures will be used.
available at work and at home to monitor the situation and                                                                                       Any requests, suggestions, or complaints reaching Board
respond appropriately.                                                                                                                        members shall be referred to the superintendent for consider-
                                                                                                                                              ation and action. In the event further action is warranted, based
                                                                                                                                              on the initial investigation, such action will be taken in the
                                                                                                                                              following manner:
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   Matters involving a professional staff member                      tional staff member, the complaint is to be directed, initially, to
   Communications or complaints should first be discussed in          the person’s superior and the matter then taken, as required, to       mentor Program
private, informal conferences between the parties involved. At        higher levels.                                                            Student mentoring in the Donegal School District is defined
least one such private meeting should take place before initiat-         Matters involving students                                          as a one-on-one relationship between a youth and an adult that
ing the formal procedure.                                                Communications or complaints shall first be referred to the         occurs over a prolonged period of time. The mentor provides
   If resolution or satisfaction is not accomplished at the initial   member of the professional staff who is most directly connected        consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student
conference between the parties, communications or complaints          with the communication or complaint.                                   who is in need of a positive role model. Students involved in
shall be referred to an appropriate supervisor for investigation         If the action of the staff member is not satisfactory, or outside   the mentoring program may be going through a difficult and/or
and resolution.                                                       his/her purview, the communication or complaint shall be               challenging situation or they simply might need to have another
   If action of the supervisor is deemed to be unsatisfactory or      referred to the principal.                                             significant adult present in their life. The goal of the program is
outside the supervisor’s purview, the communication or com-              If the action of the principal is unsatisfactory or outside the     to help students gain the skills and confidence to be responsible
plaint shall be referred to the next higher authority.                principal’s purview, the communication or complaint shall be           for their own futures. Contact building guidance counselors for
   If the action of the next higher authority fails to resolve the    referred to the superintendent.                                        more information and/or to volunteer.
issue, or is outside his/her purview, the communication or com-          Only those cases where satisfactory adjustment cannot be
plaint shall be referred to the superintendent.                       made by the superintendent and/or his/her staff shall communi-         VolunteerS
   When the action of the superintendent is found to be unsat-        cations and complaints be referred to the Board.                          Volunteers make valuable contributions to the educational
isfactory, a written appeal may be made to the Board.                    Matters regarding a program, operation, or instructional            program of the District. The District appreciates the services of
   Matters regarding an administrative staff member                   materials                                                              the many volunteers in our schools. In Policy 916 the Board has
   In the case of a complaint directed toward an administrative          A request, suggestion, or complaint relating to a matter of         established guidelines for volunteers which are to protect the
staff member, the complaint shall be discussed, initially, with the   district or school policy, procedure, program, operation, or           students. Details are posted on the District’s website. Contact
person toward whom it is directed, and if a satisfactory resolu-      instructional materials should be addressed initially to the           building principals for more information on being a volunteer.
tion is not achieved at this level, the matter, shall be taken, as    principal or the supervisor of the non-instructional department
required, to higher levels.                                           who is most directly concerned, then taken to higher levels of
   Matters regarding a non-instructional staff member                 authority if necessary.
   In the case of a complaint directed toward a non-instruc-

                                                                                      Culture of Achievement Statement
                                                                                      Successful schools in cooperation and collaboration with the
                                                                                      community meet students on their academic level and provide
                                                                                      them the cognitive tools needed to become critical thinkers and
                                                                                      problem-solvers. The demonstration of academic growth will be
                                                                                      evident through increasing student achievement.
                                                                                                                                                  Board of School Directors
information                              Donegal School District • www.donegal.k12.pa.us
                                                                                                                                                            Steven M. Cafrelli, President
                                                                                                                                                         Timothy G. Markovits, Vice President
QUESTiOnS                                                     plEASE CAll                                   nUMBER                                           Debra L. Sturgis, Treasurer
Academic Transcripts .......................................... Guidance .......................................... 492-1209                                      John G. Coleman
Alternative Education Program ........................... Ellen Castagneto .............................. 492-1313                                                Stephen A. Gault
Athletics .............................................................. Ronald Kennedy .............................. 492-1231                                  Patrick A. Mitchell
Attendance Regulations ...................................... Respective Building .......................... Building phone number                               James L. Morrissey
                                                                                                                                                              Oliver C. Overlander, III
Board Concerns/Comments/Policies .................. Patricia Warfel .................................. 492-1302                                                   Steven R. Tregea
Bus Concerns ...................................................... Building Principal/Assistant Principal Building phone number
Cafeteria Menu ................................................... Jeanne Kandra .................................. 492-1221                    SChool Board information
Career and Technology Center ............................ Guidance .......................................... 492-1209                          School Board Meetings
                                                                                                                                                   Dates and sites of Board meetings for the calendar year
Classroom Visitation (parent) ............................. Building Principal............................. Building phone number
                                                                                                                                                are set by the School Board each December. Because of
College Information ............................................ Guidance .......................................... 492-1209                   unforeseen circumstances, dates may have to be changed.
Counseling Services............................................. Building Guidance Dept................... Building phone number                   Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each
Course Selection .................................................. Guidance .......................................... 492-1209                month except December 1. Committee-of-the-whole
Discipline Regulations......................................... Building Principal............................. Building phone number           meetings are held on the Tuesday of the week preceding
District Maintenance........................................... John Boughter .................................. 653-6799                       the third Thursday. Meetings, open to the public, begin at
                                                                                                                                                7 p.m. All meetings are held in the large group instruc-
Donegal Foundation ............................................ John Felix ......................................... 653-1871                   tion room of Donegal Springs Elementary.
Driver Education ................................................. High School Office .......................... 653-1871                          Sub Committees: Budget & Finance Committee
Family Trips During School ................................ Building Principal............................. Building phone number               meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at
Free or Reduced Lunch ....................................... Jeanne Kandra .................................. 492-1221                         5 p.m. Facilities Committee meetings are held the last
Gifted Program ................................................... Ellen Castagneto .............................. 492-1313                     Tuesday of each month at 7 a.m. Meetings are held in the
                                                                                                                                                district office.
Grading Procedure .............................................. Respective Teacher ........................... Building phone number
                                                                                                                                                   Public Participation at School Board Meetings
Graduation Requirements ................................... Guidance .......................................... 492-1209                           Any person or group wishing to address the Board
Honor Roll .......................................................... Building Principal............................. Building phone number     must file a written request with the Board secretary at
Information Line (for Delays and Closings) .................................................................. 653-1447 x 2                      least seven days prior to a meeting.
Parent-Teacher Conferences ................................ Respective Teacher ........................... Building phone number                   The request must include the name and address of the
Psychological Services ......................................... Eric Landis ....................................... 492-1334                   person making the request, organization represented if
                                                                                                                                                any, and content of the information to be presented. If
                                                                          Keith Newswanger ........................... 492-1312                 written material is to be distributed, a copy of such must
Report Cards ....................................................... Building Principal............................. Building phone number      accompany the request.
Rumors ................................................................ Building Principal............................. Building phone number      In addition, specific questions to be asked or specific
School Census ..................................................... Sandee Rinard .................................. 492-1310                   action desired of the Board should be listed. Information
School Insurance ................................................. School Office .................................... Building phone number     to be presented that is in the form of statements or charg-
                                                                                                                                                es that might be considered derogatory, or of another
Special Education ................................................ Ellen Castagneto .............................. 492-1313
                                                                                                                                                serious nature, must be presented in writing specifically
Taxes.................................................................... Sandee Rinard .................................. 492-1310             stating the charges and made in affidavit form.
Title IX................................................................ Shelly M. Riedel, Ed.D..................... 492-1302                      PLEASE NoTE: Tentative dates for January
Title I Remedial Services .................................... Winnifred Younkin, Ed.D. ............... 492-1304                                2010–August 2010 are shown on the calendar. Confirmed
Transportation (Bus Stops) ................................. Jane Garber....................................... 492-1306                        dates will be published in The Merchandiser and The
Use of Facilities ................................................... Building Secretary ............................ Building phone number     Columbia Register after the December meeting.
                                                                                                                                                   Communications to the Board should be sent to:
Volunteering in the School .................................. Building Principal............................. Building phone number             Board Secretary, Donegal School District,
Working Papers ................................................... Sharon Wolgemuth .......................... 492-1209                         1051 Koser Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
                                                                                                                                                or by email: board@donegal.k12.pa.us

				
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