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  • COVID-19 Updates and Information

    As part of its COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Derry Township School District is currently utilizing a fully online instructional model. With the well-being of students and staff at the forefront and taking into consideration PA Departments of Education and Health guidelines, the district is also planning for multiple contingencies that will allow it to continue with a robust educational experience. Click the headline for access to data, documents, updates and resources related to COVID-19 and DTSD operations.

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  • Kindergarten Parent Informational Meeting - Virtual

    Derry Township School District will host an online information meeting February 3 at 6 p.m. for parents/guardians of children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2021 and plan to attend kindergarten in DTSD this coming fall. Pre-registration for the meeting is required; click the headline for details.

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  • Technology Help for Families

    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

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  • Parent Support Resources

    In order for students to be successful as global citizens in the 21st Century, it is imperative that barriers to student learning be addressed. The Derry Township School District Student Services Department is comprised of professionals whose expertise lies in removing barriers to mental and physical well-being and academic success. To assist the families we serve, the Student Services team has put together materials which may help address some behavioral challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.

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  • Statement by DTSD Administration and Board of School Directors

    As leaders tasked with the obligation of protecting the safety of our community’s youth and afforded the privilege of educating them, we are deeply saddened and disheartened by the violence that played out yesterday in our nation’s capital. Children look to the adults in their lives at moments such as this for guidance and direction. Our role as a public school district is to ensure those in our charge embrace the norms of a democratic society and are equipped with the tools necessary for respectful discourse and problem solving. We believe free and peaceful expression is an unequivocal bedrock principle of democracy. We condemn all acts of violence and hate.

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  • Primary Elementary School
    450 Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
    Phone: (717) 531-2277   Fax: (717) 508-2266
     
    Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 :15 p.m.
    Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
     

     

    The Primary Elementary School serves children in second and third grades.  The school building was originally constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1991. Today the facility offers more than 154,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the needs of young learners. 

     
    Young children learn by doing. Learning is sequential and children must demonstrate readiness for new understandings based on their maturation and past experiences. Children acquire information and knowledge through interaction with people and objects. They are motivated to learn through their own need to make sense of the world around them.  

    The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-purpose room, two cafeterias/multi-purpose room, and a gymnasium with auxiliary gym space. 

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