The COCOA Principles embody a district-wide culture of
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.
Hershey High School has once again been recognized for excellence by a national publication. In U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best High Schools in America” list, HHS received high marks, with an overall score of 95.8/100. This year, the magazine ranked nearly 18,000 schools across the country on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. HHS was ranked 1 in the Harrisburg Metro Area, 22 in PA, 241 in STEM and 744 overall nationally. Click the headline for details.
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.
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.
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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing new approaches to education, we’re more reliant on technology tools as part of instruction than ever. The DTSD Technology Department is here to provide support. Click the headline for helpful tips, FAQs, and directions on how to create an IT Ticket to get help from District Technology staff
10:00 AM Boys Varsity Baseball
11:00 AM Girls Varsity Softball
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM School Board Finance Committee Meeting
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