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    The COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture of

    • Community
    • Opportunity
    • Citizenship
    • Ownership
    • Academics

Safe2Say Something

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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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  • Kindergarten Kick Off

    We Invite all kindergarten students and their adult to spend a scheduled hour in the classroom with their teacher. They will focus on learning the routines and getting familiar for a smooth transition to school. Students will attend with their parent on the first day of school, and then will follow their regular schedule beginning on the second day of school.

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  • Mr. Mike Rizzo elected as newest School Board Director

    Congratulations to Mr. Mike Rizzo, the newly appointed School Board member. On July 12, 2021, the School Board of Derry Township School District appointed Mr. Mike Rizzo as its newest board director during a special public board meeting. He will serve on the board through November 2021.

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  • School Board Adopts Another Tax Freeze

    At its June 28, 2021 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors adopted a 2021-2022 budget freezing the local property tax millage rate at 2019 levels. The $66.2 million budget represents the second consecutive year of no millage hike and the 6th time over the last 10 budgets taxes have remained frozen. The final 2021-2022 budget can be viewed by clicking 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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  • 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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  • COVID-19 Updates and Information Fall 2021

    DTSD is very excited to welcome students back into our buildings for a full in-person, five-day-a-week learning environment in August of 2021. Check here throughout the summer for updates and information related to the new school year and our plans for continuing to provide an extraordinary learning environment while caring for the well-being of our students and staff.

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