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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


  • Schedule Change for AM Students in Grades K-5 4/14/21

    Due to a fire at the district transportation garage, students attending Grades K-5 at Hershey Elementary School in the AM will have an online synchronous learning day this morning, Wednesday, April 14. Morning elementary students should log on to SeeSaw at the normal school start time for instruction. Afternoon elementary students will follow the normal schedule today and report to school per usual.

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  • Be Advised: PA has NOT Extended Local Tax Deadline

    While the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced that income tax filing deadlines for 2020 returns are extended to May 17, 2021, unfortunately no such change has been made for the Local Earned Income Tax filing deadline. We bring this to your attention as neither school districts nor local municipalities have legal authority to change the April 15 deadline set by state statute. Only action by the Governor’s Office, the PA General Assembly and /or the PA Department of Community and Economic Development can change the deadline. Absent any extension, 2020 local earned income taxes filed after April 15, 2021 must be considered late and are subject to penalty. UPDATE: an amended PA House Bill 766 has been passed by the state house and is awaiting consideration by the state senate. The bill would extend the local tax filing deadline to be in concert with the revised federal and state tax deadlines.

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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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  • Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN for 2021-2022

    Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2021 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall is NOW OPEN. Click the headline for additional information and to begin the online pre-registration process. Remember: the online pre-registration does not complete the enrollment process; after completing pre-enrollment, parents and guardians should contact the district registrar.

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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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  • Parent Support Resources

    In order for students to be successful as global citizens in the 21st Century, it is imperative that barriers to student learning be addressed. The Derry Township School District Student Services Department is comprised of professionals whose expertise lies in removing barriers to mental and physical well-being and academic success. To assist the families we serve, the Student Services team has put together materials which may help address some behavioral challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.

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