RETURNING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: Have you sent in your signed Intent to Return to Substitute for the Derry Area SD for the 2020/21 school year? Substitutes are approved on an annual basis and we must have this form on file for you to be Board approved. Get your form here: Intent to Return Form
This is Eric Curry Superintendent of the Derry Area School District. Last evening a Facebook Post was made by a district leader regarding school lunches. Unfortunately the information was inaccurate. At this time the USDA has given authorization for schools to extend the Summer Seamless Option program that was issued in response to COVID-19, however, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Agriculture has not issued guidance to local schools. At this time we are not able to provide free lunches to all students as suggested. Students eligible for reduced or free lunches will continue to receive lunches. We are hopeful that guidance from state officials will come soon.
Below is the Email received from PDE earlier this week:
Dear Sponsor of the Child Nutrition Program:
This morning USDA announced it will be extending Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program waivers. We have only heard the verbal announcement and seen the public media release. USDA has not released anything in writing as of yet. So, unfortunately, we do not have any information, direction or guidance that we can share at this time, but will do so once it becomes available.
Thank you for your patience.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management
August 6th Slideshow: - Visit the following link for the DASD Education Options 2020-21 slideshow - Click Here
Detailed PDF: Visit the following link for the DASD Phased Reopening COVID-19 Pandemic Health and Safety Plan - Click Here
To see Derry Area School District's Continuity of Education Plan please visit the following link - bit.ly/dasdeducationplan
Wolf Administration Receives Approval to Launch Food Access Program for Students During COVID-19 Crisis - https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Education-Details.aspx?newsid=846
CDC - Covid-19 Facts https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
DASD Covid-19 Guidance & Resources Page https://covid19.dasd.us/