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SDoL fall newsletter, District Dispatch, published electronically

Due to the many schedule changes and adjustments to this school year, the School District of Lancaster’s community newsletter, The District Dispatch, is published electronically this fall. The issue includes information on health and wellness protocols and other information for students returning to limited in-person instruction.

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Elementary students to shift to hybrid schedule beginning Oct. 26

Citing a need to offer families an option for in-person instruction, the School District of board of directors committed to proceed with a phased return of elementary students to the classroom over the next two weeks. Students in Pre-K, kindergarten, first and third grades will return the week of Oct. 26. Students in second, fourth […]

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Elementary Virtual Career Day

Elementary school students are invited to participate in virtual career days on October 27th and 28th.  On October 27th, students can dress up (over Zoom) for their future dream job. On October 28th, students are invited to a day of virtual career presentations.  Each session includes a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. […]

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SDoL Hosts Virtual College & Career Fair

School District of Lancaster is hosting a virtual College and Career Fair on October 19th and 20th. This event is open to all 9th-12th grade students. Students have the option of attending 8 different panel presentations featuring local and regional colleges and businesses. Each panel presentation is scheduled during asynchronous learning to accommodate student participation. […]

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School naming committee members announced

The School District of Lancaster named the members of the school board’s naming recommendation committee. Citing its deep support of equity and social justice, the board established the committee in July to make recommendations on renaming school buildings in the district. The committee’s first meeting will be Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the […]

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Potential Internet Interruptions

Wharton Families- You may have received notice of potential internet interruptions on Monday, 10/5 and Tuesday, 10/6, which will impact the Mary street neighborhood. Xfinity will be performing upgrades on those days. While we are hopeful that students’ online learning will not be impacted, please know that your child’s attendance will not be affected by […]

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October Virtual College Tours

Class of 2021, make sure you take advantage of these great opportunities to explore and tour several college campuses virtually. Reach out to our College and Career advisors in the Future Ready center  at sntran@sdlancaster.org or ascandelario@sdlancaster.org  or our College and Career Specialists PCJago@sdlancaster.org or azavala@sdlancaster.org with any questions.   Ever heard of the Sophomore […]

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SDoL Launches FAFSA Completion Campaign

October 1st marks the first day Class of 2021 students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). School District of Lancaster encourages all graduating students to complete the FAFSA, even if they aren’t sure about postgraduation plans. An estimate from a 2018 report estimates Pennsylvania students missed out on approximately $88 million […]

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McCaskey Campus Virtual Back to School Night Presentation

The J.P. McCaskey High School Campus, on September 29th, hosted a virtual Back-to-School Night to share information about the school year. During the presentation, a panel of administrators and staff responded to more than 50 public questions. Watch Presentation

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McCaskey Students Participate in Virtual Hispanic Art & Literature Presentation

On Saturday, September 26, six McCaskey Campus students participated in a Hispanic Art & Literature presentation sponsored by the Latin American Alliance.  The event was live-streamed on Facebook and is available on YouTube.  The evening also featured students from other local schools and Latino artist, Ramiro Velasco.  The students read original poems that were submitted to […]

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Mailing Updates Families on Students’ Progress Towards Career Goals

Parents and guardians of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will receive a mailing in the coming days addressing their students’ career interests. Using data from student career exploration in Xello, each mailing is customized to students’ interests and local career opportunities. This document includes four main components: Resources: Outlines next steps students can take […]

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