2023-2024 School Year Registration

  • Pre-Registration for incoming Kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year is now open.

    Derry Township School District is underway with the planning for our incoming Kindergartners for the 2023-2024 school year! On February 1st, we held a informational meeting for incoming families (recording below). Parents and guardians can now begin the pre-registration process and register for a time to attend our in person registration night. Please review the information on this page thoroughly.

    Informational Meeting recording: https://youtu.be/LKE-D7lqQk8

Kindergarten Enrollment

  • The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is home to all of our district kindergarten classes. In order to enroll in kindergarten, a child must turn 5 years of age prior to the first day of September of the upcoming school year.
    NOTE: The compulsory school age in Pennsylvania was recently changed. These changes went into effect beginning in the 2020-2021 school year and will require all students to attend school no later than age 6 and until age 18 or graduation, whichever occurs sooner. These requirements will apply across Pennsylvania.      
    Enrolling in kindergarten is a two-step process. The first step - “pre-enrollment” – entails parents/guardians' completion of an online form. This form provides the district with important contact and demographic information needed to create the initial student record. Registration is not complete, however, until ALL required documentation has been received by the district. (This is most often completed at in-person kindergarten registration sessions.) Once registration is complete and accepted, parents/guardians will receive official confirmation from the district.

    Helpful Documents and Walk-throughs

    Need Assistance with Online Registration

    • Technical assistance creating an account or issues accessing registration?
      Contact the Technology Help Desk by emailing helpdesk@hershey.k12.pa.us
    • Questions regarding the registration process?
      Contact Beth Dzurko either by phone: 717-508-7419 or by email at registrar@hershey.k12.pa.us


    How to Create an Account:

    1. Go to the Online Registration Portal
    2. Click on Create a New Account
    3. Answer questions to determine if you have an account or are new to the district
      1. If you are new to the district, follow these steps:
        1. Click on I Accept on the Privacy Statement Screen
        2. Enter First and Last Name, Email Address, captcha code, then Click on Continue to Step 3
        3. Check your provided email account for the account activation email
      2. If you are not new to the district:
        1. Click on Return to Login
        2. Enter ParentVUE Username and Password, then click Login
        3. If you forget your ParentVUE account information, click on Forgot Password

    Accessing the Online Registration Portal

    1. Go to the Online Registration Portal
    2. Enter User Name and Password, then click Login
    • Create an account. You will be asked for a preferred language, first and last name of a guardian or parent, a commonly used phone number, a commonly used email address, an address and the creation of a username (login ID) and password. NOTE: If you have an existing DTSD Online Enrollment Account, you may use it; you do not need to create a new one.
    –  Select "REGISTER NEW ACCOUNT" from the User Login box.
    –  Be sure to make note of the username, email address and password for later use!
    Log into the portal. Once in the portal, click on New Application and then click Go.  You will need to supply some basic information.
    –  When choosing a school year, choose the next school year (2023-2024). This will ensure your child's enrollment activates for the correct school year.
    –  Pay close attention to any Tool Tips (small flags will appear if you hover your mouse) as they provide instructions or details which will assist you throughout the process.
    –  Please pay particular attention to the Address and Phone and Contact Information sections.  You must click the + sign to open these sections so that you can add data.  
    –  Under "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" you will be asked to submit required information about home language usage.  This data is required to be collected by all Pennsylvania public schools and will also be used by DTSD to help better serve you and your student.

    Completion of the pre-registration form DOES NOT complete the enrollment process.

    In-Person Kindergarten Registration Night
    Once you have completed the pre-registration portion of the kindergarten enrollment, you will need to reserve a spot to come in for our in-person registration night.  This event if strongly encouraged for families to bring all the required documents below, as well as their incoming kindergarten student. Your child will have the chance to see the Early Childhood Center, meet some of our teachers and staff, and enjoy a couple activities. 
    Book your time slot using the link below to attend in-person registration night.
    For registration, parents and guardians MUST provide:
              –  Driver’s license or some other form of identification for the parent or guardian
              –  Proof of residency such as deed, lease, settlement documents, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill or
                     vehicle registration
              –  Child’s birth certificate or similar document (passport or baptismal certificate)
              –  Physician’s record of child’s immunizations.  (Learn more about Pennsylvania's School Children Immunization requirements)
              –  Kindergarten Profile Fillable Form
     Additional documents which may be helpful to the District should you wish to provide:
              –   Court documents: Custody Agreements, Agency Letter of Placement, Temporary Protection from Abuse (PFA) order, or other court orders 
              –   Most recent IEP
    If you have any questions prior to the registration intake, you may contact the Early Childhood Center at (717) 531-2211 x6200/6201.