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Letter from the Superintendent, Dr. Lausch
Dear Donegal Families,

Like most of us in our community, I am unsettled by recent, tragic events that have occurred in schools across our country. As a result, I wanted to address student safety in the Donegal School District. Student safety always is, and continues to be, our top priority.

All District staff and students participate in a variety of monthly safety drills to better prepare everyone for potential emergency situations. The results of each drill are examined carefully in an effort to improve our training and safety. For safety reasons, we do not provide the specific details of our plans to anyone other than District employees and law enforcement officers. Our District has a safety committee headed by our Director of Operations and Safety, Mr. Heckaman. Mr. Heckaman is a former law enforcement officer. This committee meets regularly to discuss all aspects of safety in Donegal. We have an excellent working relationship with the Susquehanna Regional Police Department, the Mount Joy Borough Police Department and the Northwest Regional Police Department. Additionally, Officer Ney, a Susquehanna Regional Police Department officer, is employed as a full-time School Resource Officer. Providing additional security to all of our buildings is a comprehensive network of internal and external security cameras.

School safety, however, is not only the job of the District. I believe we all have a responsibility to work together to keep our students safe while at school. As a result, I encourage everyone in our community to report any threat, suspicious activity or safety concern to the District or the police department.

We continue to encourage all staff members to actively listen to students’ fears and concerns. As always, students may speak with their teachers, principals or counselors to share questions, concerns or suggestions. We encourage you to have conversations at home as well. The National Association of School Psychologists has published a resource on talking to students about violence. It can be found here:

Our goal is for every student to be able to learn in a safe environment. We will continue to monitor and evaluate systems that are in place in order to attain this goal. If you have questions, please feel free to contact a building or District Office administrator.

Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Dr. Michael Lausch
Snow Make-up Days
The snow make-up day for January 17 will be Monday, February 19.

The snow make-up day for February 7 will be Wednesday, March 28, with the early dismissal day being moved to Thursday, March 29.

Sign Up for Kindergarten Registration Mailing List

8 days ago

If you have a student who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year and you have not completed a census form this year, please provide your mailing information to assure that you receive important updates regarding Kindergarten Registration.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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.

Donegal Power Packs

8 days ago

The Donegal Power Packs Project will again distribute food packs from the Primary and Intermediate buildings on Thursdays, at the end of the school day, during the 2017-18 term.  Enrolled students can pick up their pack which contains a helpful tip sheet, a recipe and the main ingredients to make that meal.  Students MUST submit a new form each school year to participate.  Enrollment packets will be sent home with students the first week of school. 
This non-profit, community run project is in need of additional volunteers.  This valuable project NEEDS YOU to be successful.  Follow us on Facebook, “Power Packs Project-Donegal Affiliate”, for additional information, or contact the team by email at  You can also find our information at

Mission Statement
Developing each learner as a productive citizen who thoughtfully meets personal, community, and global challenges.
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Who we are...
The Donegal School District is comprised of three unique communities: Marietta, Maytown and Mount Joy. While each community has its own special characteristics, when the three become one, an even stronger community exists. This is the Donegal School District.

Our school community takes great pride in our students and their accomplishments. It is through a high level of cooperation and collaboration that we are able to take three and become one. It matters not from where you come, once you get here, you understand the strength in being Donegal Proud!

The Donegal School District is a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit (IU) 13. The district operates one high school, one junior high school and two elementary schools.

Donegal High School
Donegal Junior High School
Donegal Intermediate School
Donegal Primary School