SDoL COVID-19 Dashboard

All confirmed cases of COVID-19 in SDoL schools are tallied on a public dashboard. Click the link below to view.

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Kindergarten Registration now open for 2021-2022

Kindergarten registration is now open for members of the McCaskey Class of 2034! All children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021 and reside in Lancaster City or Lancaster Township are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Children are assigned to a school based on […]

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Back to School

Our teachers and staff are working hard to prepare for the return of nearly 75% of our student body beginning next week. To ensure the safety and understanding of everyone involved, please review our protocols prior to the return. Attendance Guidelines: Students will follow their assigned schedules, per their instructional choice. Students may not shift […]

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Onsite instruction resumes Jan. 25

All School District of Lancaster students may return to onsite instruction, most for five full days per week, beginning on Jan. 25. The school board voted Tuesday night to adopt a plan that opens school buildings to students while providing virtual options to families. Exceptions to the full five-days per week plan are the high […]

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SDoL Offering College Affordability Workshops This January

Higher education continues to be expensive, with costs continuing to rise annually. While the majority of SDoL students and parents aspire to postsecondary education, cost remains a top concern. Through partnerships with state and local institutions, School District of Lancaster is hosting virtual workshops this January addressing these concerns and sharing important resources. Representatives from […]

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School board approves 2021-2022 academic calendar

SDoL’s academic calendar for the upcoming school year aims to maximize instructional time prior to the PSSAs, clarify the district’s schedule for parent-teacher conferences and provide adequate time for staff development. The school board approved the calendar at its meeting in November. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 23 for students in […]

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A statement from SDoL superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau

This weekend, we learned of the sudden passing of Southeast Middle School Spanish teacher Ms. Theresa Doster. We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague. Our student services team has prepared grief supports for Southeast students tomorrow, including virtual grief rooms throughout the week. We recognize that Ms. Doster’s loss will be […]

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Annual lead tests show most SDoL buildings safe, some mitigation needed

The School District of Lancaster published the results of its annual lead testing in its school buildings. The water supplies in most schools were shown to be safe in the first round of testing. Some school buildings required minor remediation, and all subsequent tests showed levels well below the risk threshold. All results and abatement […]

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COVID-19 dashboard shows cases by SDoL school

The School District of Lancaster is publishing data on all COVID-19 cases in its schools on a public dashboard. The dashboard reports all “active” cases, which means individuals who have tested positive in the past 14 days, broken down by staff and students. It also tallies historic cases, which includes active cases and all other […]

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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 students to take preliminary assessments from home beginning in September

SDoL students in September will begin taking assessments to provide information on their academic strengths and areas for growth. Teachers use this information to guide instructional decisions.  Typically, students would participate in these assessments in their classrooms at the beginning of the year to support this data collection. This year, they will participate from home. […]

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SDoL meal distribution shifts to twice-weekly on Sept. 1

The School District of Lancaster will resume meal distribution twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 1. The district will provide two breakfasts and lunches on Tuesdays and three breakfasts and lunches on Thursdays. Families may pick up meals between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at any one of five distribution sites: Carter & […]

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Free internet available to SDoL families without access

The Steinman Foundation is providing support to School District of Lancaster families who do not have reliable internet access. For families who do not currently have a way to connect a student’s SDoL device to the internet, please follow these steps: Call SDoL to obtain a promo code at 717-396-6501 or email Samantha Sweigert at […]

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