We continue to accept new student enrollments – including 2020-2021 kindergarten registrations – even while school buildings are closed due to COVID-19. Please follow the enrollment procedures outlined below so that we can best assist you during this time.
Enrolling In Derry Township School DistrictNew Entrant RegistrationEnrollment in Derry Township School District is limited to bona fide residents of Derry Township. (The district does not accept non-resident tuition students.) Parent or guardians who wish to enroll students in the district should establish residency prior to initiating registration. Establishing residency does not mean you must be fully moved in – a signed lease or a settlement/sales agreement can provide you with the documentation you should have when contacting the district registrar.New student enrollment is a two-part process that includes online pre-registration followed by a registration appointment with a district representative. At this time we are not taking in-person Registration appointments; all documents will be collected electronically.Registering During the School YearOnce you know your Derry Township address, please call the DTSD District Office at (717) 534-2501, extension 3226 or email Beth Dzurko, Student Services Specialist. At that time, you will be provided instructions on accessing the online pre-registration portal.Related Links - Policies on Enrollment
Finalized registrations will be confirmed once all documentation has been submitted. The parent/guardian of record must be the individual registering a new student.The district begins accepting registration for the upcoming school year beginning May 15. Once you know your Derry Township address, please call the DTSD District Office at 717-534-2501 extension 3226. At that time, you will be provided instructions on accessing the online pre-registration portal.Related Link - About DTSDAt this time we are not taking in person Registration appointments. Finalized registrations will be conducted only through a prescheduled appointment. The parent/guardian of record must be the individual registering a new student and must conduct the registration in person.Kindergarten RegistrationThe Early Childhood Center (ECC) is home to all of our district kindergarten classes. In order to enroll for kindergarten a child must turn 5 years of age prior to the first day of September. Kindergarten registration for a new school year is conducted at the ECC in late winter. Specific dates and the procedures for kindergarten registration are announced annually. If your child is eligible to attend kindergarten and you did not complete registration prior to May 15, please follow the instructions for “Registering for the Upcoming School Year” found above.
SPECIAL NOTE: New kindergarten enrollments are not accepted after the first two weeks of a school year.Related Links - Forms
- Proof of residency (a deed, a lease, a current utility or credit card bill, a current car registration or a Derry Township tax bill)
- Child’s birth certificate or similar document (passport or baptismal certificate)
- Driver’s license or some other form of identification for the parent or guardian
- Immunization Records (Available from your child’s physician or current school)
Additional documents which may be helpful to the district should you wish to provide:
Child’s past and current report card as well as any applicable transcripts if the child has previously attended another school
Custody Agreements, Temporary Protection from Abuse (PFA), or other court orders
IEP (Individualized Educational Program)