Hershey Primary Elementary A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

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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. 


  • In-Service Professional Development Aug. 20

    DTSD schools and offices (including the District Office at 30 East Granada Avenue) will not have public business hours on Monday, August 20 until 11 a.m. This will allow the district to conduct in-service staff training and professional development. Regular public business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 21.

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  • Bridge Day Eases Transition for Rising 6th & 9th Graders

    To make the transition from one school level to the next a smooth one, Derry Township School District is offering “Bridge Day” – a new orientation event for rising 6th and 9th Graders. The programs will take place on Wednesday, August 22, from 7:30 to 10:10 a.m. Running much like an abbreviated school day, Bridge Day provides participants with an opportunity to meet their teachers & classmates, access lockers, run through class schedules and even become familiar with the food court.

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  • 2018-2018 Medication Drop Off Day

    Medication Drop Off Day is for DTSD students who will require medication to be dispensed at the health office and will take place Thursday, August 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in the Nurse’s Offices in each school building.

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  • Elementary Schools Supplies Lists Available

    The “Back To School” sales have begun, everything from clothes to protractors. Looking for some guidance on what supplies your elementary student will really need this year? Check out the lists compiled by the Hershey Elementary Schools. There are lists for Grades K & 1, 2 & 3 and 4 & 5. Click the graphic for more information.

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  • DTSD Partnering with ZippSlipp on Forms Communication

    Derry Township School District has partnered with a company called ZippSlip to reduce the amount of printed paperwork sent home to parents/guardians in the upcoming school year. ZippSlip will also allow the district to better facilitate forms communications with features such as the ability to accept electronic signatures on documents. In the coming days, families of currently enrolled DTSD students will be receiving more detailed information about ZippSlip and their account credentials.

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  • Ratings Web Site Lauds DTSD as Among Best in the Country

    Derry Township School District has been awarded an overall “A+” by Niche, a web site that publishes research on U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods and companies. In the recently-released 2019 rankings, DTSD earned high marks locally, statewide and nationally in categories ranging from school safety, best places to teach and best teachers. The site ranked the district as overall “Best” in Dauphin County, #19 (of 498) in Pennsylvania and #163 among the 10,758 public school districts rated across the nation.

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  • SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop this fall to prepare students for upcoming SAT exam. Classes begin the second week of school, and we are still accepting registrations. Click the graphic for more information or email Mrs. Ogle at LOgle@hershey.k12.pa.us.

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