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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SDoL Named Best Community for Music Education

For more than a decade, the School District of Lancaster has been considered one of best places for music education. The NAMM Foundation named the School District of Lancaster to its 2021 list of Best Communities for Music Education for outstanding commitment to music education. SDoL is one of 686 school districts across the country […]

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Take our survey on learning options for Fall 2021

The School District of Lancaster is evaluating the instructional models offered to our students over the past year and considering options for the 2021-2022 school year. Please participate in this short survey by sharing your preferences. Please note: Responses to this survey do not commit parents or the district to options for next school year.

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Two Opportunities for Free College Courses This Summer

School District of Lancaster is partnering with two local colleges to offer FREE college classes for students. These opportunities are available to rising juniors and seniors. Harrisburg Area Community College McCaskey Campus is partnering with Harrisburg Area Community College to offer a summer dual enrollment course. Dr. Brian McDonald is teaching English 101 from June […]

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COVID-19 vaccines available for Lancaster youth ages 16-18

Students ages 16-18 are being encouraged to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, with many appointments available at the county’s mass vaccination clinic. Currently, the vaccine developed by Pfizer is approved for use among teenagers ages 16 to 18. The Vaccinate Lancaster clinic at Park City currently has vaccine appointments available for young people in this […]

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SDoL offers updates, future vision for its equity work

“We can’t lead where we won’t go.” That’s the motto of what the School District of Lancaster calls its “equity journey,” a comprehensive analysis of school programs, resources and environments to ensure the district is meeting its mission that every child receives an excellent education and is academically and emotionally prepared to enter college and the […]

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A statement from SDoL superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau

The School District of Lancaster has been asked about certain newspaper articles from Florida and Connecticut concerning two recently-hired principals. The district has a strong process for vetting candidates, including background and reference checks. We became aware of these articles early in the hiring process. As is our practice, we thoroughly investigated the issues described […]

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SDoL Partners with Johnson & Johnson to Launch Mentoring Program

9th grade students are encouraged to apply to the Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment (BTE) program. Bridge to Employment is a partnership among Johnson & Johnson, the School District of Lancaster, Lancaster County STEM Alliance and local colleges to help 50 high school students acquire the STEM2D and (science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and […]

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Three new principals for 2021-2022 school year

Three experienced school leaders will be new principals in the School District of Lancaster next year. The school board voted March 16 to appoint Heriberto Cordero, Luis Diaz and David Krackoff, though their building assignments have not yet been determined. The district currently has interim principals serving at Buchanan Elementary, E.R. Martin School and Wickersham […]

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2020-2021 Virtual National Honor Society Induction

Please join us in welcoming our 2020-2021 school year National Honor Society Inductees.  Earlier this fall we inducted 79 students, 14 seniors and 65 juniors into our chapter of the National Honor Society.  The Honor Society is built on four pillars; Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. We are gathered virtually to formally recognize those students […]

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SDoL school board approves new director of schools, McCaskey principal

The leader of a charter school in the city and a former McCaskey High School administrator will assume two key leadership roles in the School District of Lancaster. The school board voted March 16 to appoint Tommy Henley to the role of director of schools and Justin Reese to be McCaskey Campus Principal. Both leaders […]

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Virtual IB Music Recital-March 24

IB MUSIC RECITAL The McCaskey Fine and Performing Arts Department presents another IB Music Recital. This live-streamed performance will be shared with our guests and families by way of the McCaskey Campus Events UStream page on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Performances include vocal solos from popular musicals and movie soundtracks by Bethlyne […]

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Salute our social workers during National School Social Work Week

The first full calendar week of March is National School Social Work Week, and we’re celebrating the many social workers in the School District of Lancaster who tirelessly serve and support our students and families! SDoL is fortunate to have a team of Student & Family Resource Specialists, all of whom are licensed social workers […]

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