5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cancelled: School Board Athletics and Activities Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
8:15 PM Ice Hockey Club
7:00 PM Ice Hockey Club
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM SAT Testing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Board Meeting - Re-Organization Meeting
8:15 PM Ice Hockey Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM HMS Holiday Concert (Chorus/Orchestra)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Elementary Snowball Express Family Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HHS Holiday Concert (Band/Choir/Orchestra)
There will be no school for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade on Monday November 20 and Tuesday November 21 to allow for parent-teacher conferences. There will be no classes for all students, K-12, on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Recess. All schools and offices (including the District Office) will be closed during that recess. Classes will resume on Monday November 27 with a two-hour late start that date to accommodate staff professional development and training.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has notified school districts across the state that the Commonwealth’s contracted fingerprint services provider (Cogent) will no longer be operating after Saturday, November 18. There will then be a freeze on background certifications until a new fingerprint services contractor assumes operations on November 28. Individuals interested in obtaining the clearances needed for DTSD volunteers should contact the District Office at 717-534-2501 by noon Friday, November 17 if they would like to have their fingerprints scanned here. After that time, individuals will need to utilize centers operated by the new state-contracted provider (MorphoTrust). Those center locations have not been announced at this time.
The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors has been recognized by a statewide group for innovation in public education. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association presented DTSD School Board as a recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Award as part of its annual School Leadership Conference.In addition to the recognition as the 2017 Innovative School Board Award recipient, PSBA will donate $5,000 to the Trojan Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides supplemental funding and support for Derry Township School District’s academic, athletic, and arts.
At the June 12, 2017 School Board Meeting, the Board of School Directors approved the transition to Full-Day Kindergarten beginning the 2018-2019 school year. The measure includes an option for parents/guardians who prefer a ½-day program. In order to keep parents/guardians and community members informed, we have created an area on our web site that serves as a repository for background information and other pertinent resources you may find of interest. Click the headline above or the adjacent graphic to access this information.