Hershey High School A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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  • 2020-2021 Back To School Updates

    Derry Township School District is working to bring students back into a face-to-face learning environment for the 2020-21 School Year. With the well-being of students and staff at the forefront and taking into consideration PA Departments of Education and Health guidelines related to COVID-19, the district is planning for multiple contingencies that will allow it to continue with a robust educational experience. As planning progresses, updates and related information for the community will be posted here; click the headline for more information.

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  • DTSD Waiving Penalties on 2020 Real Estate Taxes

    To help homeowners the Derry Township School District has joined Dauphin County and the Township of Derry in waiving penalties on 2020 School Real Estate Taxes until 12/31/2020. School District Real Estate tax bills will be issued on July 1, 2020. The bills will still include the ability to receive a 2% discount if the bill is paid in full prior to August 31, 2020. If not paid prior to August 31, 2020 the amount listed on the tax bill will be payable through 12/31/2020. Please note this only applies to Real Estate Tax bills issued on July 1, 2020, the penalties are still due on the Occupation Taxes and Interim Real Estate tax bills.

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  • School Board Voted to Freeze Taxes in 2020-2021

    At its June 22, 2020 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors voted to approve the $65.8 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year that freezes property taxes. This 2020-2021 Budget will continue the financial support for all current educational and co-curricular/athletics programs.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    In a move to save taxpayer dollars by reducing utility costs, Derry Township School District has established special summer hours. Normal public office hours will remain in effect Monday – Thursday; all buildings (schools and the district office) will be closed Friday through Sunday. Due to construction projects and COVID-19 mitigation efforts, it is strongly recommended that those needing to conduct business in person with the district during the summer establish an appointment. Please also note: visitors to all district building are required to wear an appropriate face mask. Click the headline for more information.

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  • Revamped School Start Times Approved for 2021-22

    Based on a growing body of research on adolescent sleep patterns and the impacts to student achievement, the DTSD Board of School Directors voted at its May 26, 2020 business meeting to revamp the district’s school day starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Consistent with a constituent steering committee recommendation, the board adopted an 8 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. school day for elementary students and an 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. school day for secondary (middle school and high school) students.

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HHS Welcome

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    Hershey High School
    550 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-2244   Fax: (717) 534-2684
     

    Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Regular School Hours: 7:38 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
     
     
     

    The program of studies of the Hershey High School
    is planned to meet the needs of the youth of the Derry Township School District. A major task of the school is to accommodate learners with divergent needs, goals, capabilities and interests. To this end, an effort is made to nurture individual skills and to satisfy individual needs.
    It is also the responsibility of the school to furnish opportunities for students to participate in cultural activities that may otherwise not be available to them. Extracurricular and enrichment programs are offered to satisfy this aspect.
     

    Hershey High School was built in 1996 and expanded in 2007. The facility is 231,000 square feet, has a card access system; phone/television/internet access in all classrooms; auditorium seating for 1,300; two CAD labs; classrooms for family and consumer sciences; full gym, weight and cardio exercise rooms;
    full band and orchestra/chorus rooms; three art rooms; closed circuit television capacity; a production office and library/media center.
     

     
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Student Parking

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    Online registration for student parking passes for the 2020-2021 academic year will open at 9am on August 11, 2020

     

    Online registration for student parking passes at Hershey High School is now open. Juniors and seniors wishing to park on campus must carefully review the “Student Driver Rules and Regulations Agreement” document that is linked on the parking registration site for complete parking information. Eligible and registered juniors and seniors will be assigned a numbered tag (for the lower lots or Pebble Beach), but not a numbered spot. 

    NOTE: You will be required to sign in to Google using your Derry Township student credentials in order to register.

    If you have any problems or questions please contact Mr. Beard.

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