School Messenger Communications


This final message was sent to Ore Valley Elementary School families around 10:55 a.m. on Friday, January 19th...

Good morning Ore Valley families. This is Josh Doll, Assistant Superintendent of Dallastown Area School District calling to provide you with a final update. All Ore Valley students and staff have been safely returned to their building.

Dr. Dyer and I appreciate all of your understanding, support and flexibility throughout the morning.

Have a wonderful weekend!


This updated message was just sent to Ore Valley Elementary School families around 9:54 a.m. on Friday, January 19th...
Good morning Ore Valley families. This is Josh Doll, Assistant Superintendent of Dallastown Area School District calling to provide you with an update. At this point, our local fire and gas companies assessed the building and gave school officials permission to return to the building. We will begin the process of transporting students and staff to Ore Valley within the next half hour.

We will provide you with a final update once all students and staff have been safely returned to Ore Valley Elementary School.

In the meantime, should you have any questions and/or needs, please contact the Dallastown Area School District main office at 717-244-4021. 


This updated message was just sent to Ore Valley Elementary School families around 9:25 a.m. on Friday, January 19th...
Good morning Ore Valley families. This is Josh Doll, Assistant Superintendent of Dallastown Area School District calling to provide you with an update. At this point, all students have been transported and safety seated in the Dallastown Area High School auditorium. Ore Valley staff is finalizing attendance and offering breakfast to our students. Additionally, we are working with our local fire and gas companies to ensure Ore Valley is safe for return. Once cleared, it is our goal to transport students back to Ore Valley to continue with instruction. I cannot emphasize enough how well all of our students and staff responded.

We will continue to provide you with updates throughout the morning and again thank you, in advance, for your patience.

In the meantime, should you have any questions and/or needs, please contact the Dallastown Area School District main office at 717-244-4021. 


The following message was sent to Ore Valley Elementary School families around 8:35 a.m. on Friday, January 19th...

Good morning Ore Valley families.  This is Josh Doll Assistant Superintendent of Dallastown Area School District.  We have been informed of a gas leak in the Ore Valley vicinity and a recommendation was made by Columbia Gas to evacuate the elementary building until the problem has been resolved.  All students and staff are currently being transported to the Dallastown Area High School auditorium.  We will provide you with updates throughout the morning and thank you, in advance, for your patience.  In the meantime, should you have any questions and/or needs, please contact the Dallastown Area School District main office at 717-244-4021.



 SchoolMessenger® is a notification system for school community engagement.  It delivers high volumes of messages through multiple channels such as voice, text, email, etc.

Principals/schools manage the messages they send to their families.  This page is for the messages sent by the Superintendent's/Assistant Superintendent's office.

Through the early months of the school year, typically August through December, our superintendent, Dr. Ronald Dyer, will send messages to parents/guardians and staff to call attention to the upcoming school schedule.  He'll reference the District's Calendar-at-a-Glance to highlight planned early dismissals and school closings for in-service days, parent-teacher conferences and holiday observances.

When warranted, the system is also used for emergency messages, mostly to announce inclement weather disruptions to our normal school and office schedules.  Those messages will either be sent by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Dyer or Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joshua Doll and will be posted on the HomePage of our website.

If you see no other information on this page of our website, it simply means that prior messages were made inactive after the applicable time period had passed.

Please be sure to keep your contact information current to ensure receipt of district-wide and school-based messages.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Superintendent's Office at 717-244-4021 ext. 4261, or your school office.

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