Derry Township School District and the Office of Safe Schools and Student Services are committed to providing for the health, safety, and welfare of all students, staff, and visitors. We have adopted a strategic plan that raises the bar for student achievement within a safe learning environment and prepares each and every child to be successful as global citizens in the 21st Century. In doing this, it is imperative that any barriers to student learning also be addressed
Hershey Intervention & Prevention Program (HIP)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), is overseen by the PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS) Interagency and Regional Coordinators’ team; comprised of representation from the PA Departments of Education (Safe Schools Office), Drug and Alcohol Programs (Division of Prevention and Intervention) and Human Services (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services). The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systematic team process used to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. SAP is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, mental health, and other issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success.
Second Step: Developed by the Committee for Children www.cfchildren.org
Second Step is a violence prevention program implemented in grades K-5
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (pronounced Ol-VEY-us; the E sounds like a long A) is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, and high schools. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children,improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.