Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment


  • Latest Updates on School Closures For COVID-19 Mitigation

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has extended mandatory school closures in the Commonwealth indefinitely. During this time, DTSD is offering distance learning for all students. Click the headline link for the latest updates and additional details.

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  • Attention Potential Rt. 322 Field House Project Bidders

    Attention potential bidders for the Hershey High School Concession Stand Addition - Notwithstanding what is included in the bid documents, we strongly encourage you to submit bids to Mark Anderson at manderson@hersey.k12.pa.us. We will also accept courier and mail deliveries to the extent we are able given current restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Resources For Families Facing Coronavirus Challenges

    School closures, of course, are just one part of the larger overall effects of the current coronavirus pandemic to our community. In order to guide district families that may need some additional assistance as a result of COVID-19’s impacts, the DTSD Student Services staff and the Pennsylvania Association of School Social Work Personnel have compiled a useful list of resources. Click the headline for more details.

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  • DTSD & Cocoa Packs Team Up For Food Assurance

    During the current period of school closure for all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania, Derry Township School District is committed to helping ensure students in need of food assistance do not experience meal interruption while they are not in school. We are working collaboratively through our community partnership with Cocoa Packs, which will be facilitating the delivery of these meals in conjunction with the additional food assistance they normally provide for students. Click the headline for more details.

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  • Input Sought on Proposed Special Education Plan

    Derry Township School District is seeking public comment on its proposed three-year Comprehensive Strategic Plan for Special Education prior to submission to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. An important component of the district’s overall comprehensive plan, the Special Educating Plan encapsulates DTSD’s vision for this critical component of public education in Derry Township. Click the headline for links to views the draft plan and information on how to submit comments.

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  • Safe2Say Something Reporting System In Use at DTSD

    All schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including DTSD, have adopted use of the “Safe2Say Something” anonymous tip line as a means of improving campus safety and improving school climate. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General where tips are reviewed, classified, and forwarded to the appropriate school district. Tips that are found to contain information that may indicate a "life safety" issue are immediately forwarded to the appropriate county emergency dispatch center. Click the headline for additional information.

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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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