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    The COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture of

    • Community
    • Opportunity
    • Citizenship
    • Ownership
    • Academics

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    All schools in Pennsylvania, including Derry Township School District, have adopted use of the “Safe2Say Something” anonymous tip line as a means of improving campus safety and improving school climate. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General. 

    Submit tips:

    • Online
    • By calling 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729)
    • A free mobile application available for Apple and Android devices
     

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  • June 28 School Board Meeting

    As a convenience for constituents, Derry Township School District Board of School Directors’ business meetings are made available via online livestream. In addition to being able to view the meeting in real time, online attendees also have the same opportunity to participate in public comment as those in-person. Pre-registration is required; please click on the headline.

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  • Face Mask Update

    In keeping with recently updated COVID-19 mitigation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), Derry Township School District will be revising its current requirements regarding the wearing of universal face coverings. The district will lift the current requirements for wearing face coverings in conjunction with the relaxation of state requirements. Governor Tom Wolf has indicated mask mandates for all Pennsylvanians will be lifted when 70% of adult Pennsylvanians are vaccinated against COVID-19 or June 28, whichever comes first. Public health officials continue to recommend unvaccinated individuals wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth; but the wearing of masks will no longer be mandatory when the state restrictions ease. Please click on image for more info.

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  • 30-Day Review: DTSD Comprehensive Plan

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires every school district in the Commonwealth to regularly develop and submit a comprehensive plan. The plan acts as a road map – giving clarity, unity, and direction to the district’s efforts. At its June 14 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors approved posting for 30-day public review a proposed comprehensive plan for the 2021-2022 through 2024-2025 school years.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    In a move to save taxpayer dollars by reducing utility costs, Derry Township School District has established special summer hours. Normal public office hours will remain in effect Monday – Thursday; all buildings (schools and the district office) will be closed Friday through Sunday.

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  • Now Recruiting School Bus Drivers

    If a part time employment (5-5.5 hours per day) offering $20 an hour, medical benefits, paid leave and summers off sounds like a good opportunity, then Derry Township School District’s Transportation Department has the job for you. DTSD is currently recruiting school bus drivers; applicants with a Class B CDL are preferred but training is available for those motivated to learn. For more information, contact DTSD Director of Transportation Steve Bell at (717) 566-7422 or sbell@hershey.k12.pa.us

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  • School Board Proposes Another Tax Freeze

    At its May 24, 2021 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors proposed freezing the local property tax millage rate at 2019 levels for the 2021-2022 School Year. The board is scheduled to vote on final adoption of the $66.2 million plan at its June 28 meeting. If adopted, the budget would represent the second consecutive year of no millage hike and the 6th time over the last 10 budgets taxes have remained frozen. The proposed 2021-2022 budget can be viewed by clicking the headline.

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  • PA State Testing Update

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been updating and sharing information regarding state assessments over the last several weeks. Click on the headline for an overview of the most recent guidance received by DTSD. The district is required to administer all state exams for the 2020-2021 school year. Further details will be provided to families with additional, grade and/or course-level specific information from each school building.

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  • School Board Adopts 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

    At its March 8 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors adopted the calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year. The first student day will be Monday, August 30, 2021. The last day for students is planned to be Wednesday, June 8, 2022. The standard school day schedule will follow the current model, with the secondary day running 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m. and the elementary day being 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. Click the headline for a year-at-a-glance calendar overview.

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  • COVID-19 Updates and Information

    The well-being of students and staff is at the forefront of Derry Township School District’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Taking into consideration PA Department of Health and PA Department of Education guidelines, DTSD has developed multiple contingencies that will allow the district to continue providing a robust educational experience throughout the ongoing pandemic. Click the headline for access to data, documents, updates and resources related to COVID-19 and DTSD operations.

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