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. 

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  • Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

    There will be no school on Monday, May 28. All offices (school offices and the District Office) will be closed in observation of Memorial Day.

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  • Keeping School Safe

    Derry Township School District has contracted with Vulnerability Solutions Group, LLC to perform an audit of campus security. This type of comprehensive examination of our school’s physical facilities and operational procedures is one the district contracts outside experts to conduct every few years. Over the course of the next several weeks, community members may see Vulnerability Solutions Group staff members taking photographs of buildings, making detailed notes outside our schools and even approaching parents/guardians to ask questions about school safety procedures. Please be assured this is part of the assessment process and your cooperation is appreciated.

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  • 2018-2019 Proposed Budget Posted for Public Inspection

    At its May 21 business meeting, the DTSD Board of School Directors voted to post for public review and comment a proposed $64 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The proposal includes a 2.4% real estate millage rate increase. The 2018-2019 budget will not become final until acted on at the board’s June 25 meeting. The proposed 2018-2019 budget provides for resources to maintain all core programs currently operated by the district as well as the funding necessary to move from a half-day kindergarten program to full-day kindergarten. More detailed information regarding the proposed budget can be accessed by clicking the graphic to the left.

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  • Schedule For The End of the 2017-18 School Year

    To accommodate finals testing, Hershey High School will be operating under a modified schedule May 31 through June 5, with dismissal at 10:55 a.m. (Middle school and elementary students will follow the normal daily schedule.) Wednesday, June 6 will be the last day of classes for PM Kindergarten students and seniors. June 7 will be a half day for Kindergarten AM- Grade 11 students. Secondary students will be dismissed at 10:28 a.m. Elementary students will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. June 8 will be the last day of classes. Secondary students will be dismissed at 9:18 a.m.; elementary dismissal will follow at 10:20 a.m.

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  • Summer School

    The Derry Township School District Summer School Program is returning for 2018! It is for students who will be starting Kindergarten this fall up to those who will be in 6th grade when school opens.

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