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Early Childhood Center

450 Rear Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2211   Fax: 531-2351
 
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PM Kindergarten: 12:45 3:35 p.m.
 
Tom Kramer, Assistant Principal
 
Opened in 2002, the Early Childhood Center (ECC) commences the educational process in Derry Township School District.  The 72,000 square foot facility serves students in kindergarten and first grade.
 
The ECC provides a safe environment that is conducive to the needs of young learners, many of whom are experiencing their first formal schooling. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and hands-on learning opportunities, the dynamic curriculum allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge through practical, meaningful experiences, thus stimulating an interest and excitement for learning. 
 
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-media center, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and  a full court gymnasium.
 
Annual events at the ECC include: Back to School Night, Book Fair, International Fair, Kindergarten and New Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Read Across America activities, Young  Learners Showcase and a reading incentive program.
 

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  • info   Rules for Spectators at Athletic Events
     PIAA District III has adopted rules for spectators at playoff/post-season competitions and has recommended member schools also follow these restrictions during regular season competition in order to maintain a sense of continuity throughout the season.  Please note that the following apply to all Derry Township School District interscholastic athletic events:
     
    The presence and/or the use of balloons, whistles, and/or portable listening devices without earphones is PROHIBITED!  School officials will be requested to confiscate these items from their cheerleaders and/or the spectators from their school and community.  The use of pom-poms by cheerleaders and small portable listening devices with earphones is permitted.  
    Spectators are prohibited from removing their shirts and/or using body paint while in attendance at athletic contests.

    The principal, athletic director, coaches, team physician, team trainer, players in uniform, managers, ball holders, and statisticians will be the only persons permitted in the team box.

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  • info   Summary Report on Past Board Practices
     In May 2014, the Board of School Directors for the Derry Township School District directed Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC, as the District's newly appointed Solicitor, to review concerns raised by the current Board regarding the past Board's leadership and execution of its duties and obligations. The current Board requested an opinion as to whether a full-scale investigation was warranted in regard to specific concerns. In response to the current Board's request, the Solicitor reviewed board meeting minutes, invoices, and materials submitted previously in response to a Right to Know Request by The Sun and prepared a confidential attorney-client report. The Board directed the Solicitor to prepare a summary of the investigation. The summary was read in its entirety at a public meeting on August 25, 2014, which the meeting has been recorded, and was incorporated into the minutes of that meeting under Old Business.   Read Summary Report  Read Summary Report

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  • info   Student Accident Insurance 2014-2015 School Year
      Derry Township School District does not carry medical insurance on students, but does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. To find out more info, Please <click here>

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  • info   PSAT/SAT Fall and Winter Prep Classes
      Fall and Winter PSAT/SAT Prep Classes Forming Now. Classes and simulated testing available.  Please contact Mrs. Seaver or visit her website on school wires for more information or contact Mrs. Seaver at 717-979-1586.

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