Central Dauphin East High School

626 Rutherford Road Harrisburg, PA 17109 • 717.541.1662

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  • Effective Monday June 7th the main office will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:00am to 4:30pm thru August 12th. The building will be closed on Fridays.

    July 1st the office will be open from 7am to 10am and we will be closed thru Monday July 5th for observance of the July 4th holiday. Offices hours will resume on Tuesday July 6th.

    August 16th we will resume normal office hours 7:15am to 3:15pm. Please call 717-541-1662 with any questions.


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  • Barkdale Photography will be once again handling our senior and underclassmen pictures for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Senior Dates: July 13th, 14th, and 15th you will receive a post card with your time and date to report to the high school.

    Make-ups for seniors: Oct 4th, 5th and 6th

    Underclassmen pictures will be: September 13th with make-up/re-takes on October 28th. 


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  • Yearbooks will not be delivered until mid to late summer. Delays are due to Covid restrictions. We apoligize for the delay. You will be notified when they arrive. If you did not order there will be some extras, the cost is $65.00.


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    For the purposes of enhancing vehicle and pedestrian safety on the campus of Central Dauphin East High School, student drop off/pick up procedures are in effect during the time periods of 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m ONLY. 

    The drop off/pick up location for students is at the gymnasium entrance in the back of the school.  Vehicles should enter via Union Deposit Road and travel up to the very top of the parking lot (where the first bus is parked) and make a left into the lot and follow it down to the gymnasium to drop off/pick up students.  There will be signs marked Student Drop Off/Pick Up with arrows indicating traffic pattern.  Click HERE to access a map of the new traffic pattern.

    You enter via Rutherford Road, you are not be permitted to drop off or pick up your student at the front entrance, you will need to keep moving to the back of the school.  This entrance is designated for bus loading and unloading during these time periods.  Lower Paxton Township Police will take the appropriate enforcement action as necessary.

    Please exercise caution when driving in this area, as our student drivers utilize the bottom half of the parking lot closest to Union Deposit Road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation to ensure the safety of our students, staff and visitors to the campus.


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  • CDSD RESOURCE SITE - Students, Family, Community, COVID19 and Staff Links

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  • Below is the East High School Emergency Plan, a simple guide for parents of what to have ready, and what to do and not to do, in the event of an emergency at Central Dauphin East High School.

    School Emergency Guide


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Dr. Jesse Rawls, Principal of East High School, Kisses A Pig for May Day