Where can i find accurate information about COVID-19 Coronavirus?

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and the Centers from Disease Control are consistently updating information about COVID-19 on their websites. You can visit their websites below:

PA Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control

Is DASD closing the schools in response to COVID-19?

We will continue to follow the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health including the steps needed to keep our students and staff safe and healthy, which is always our top priority. The current risk level for our school community is considered low. However, if public health officials update our schools’ risk level, the school community can expect to hear an update from Derry Area School District regarding potential next steps. All decisions will be made in coordination with public health officials. Please take time to update your contact information at the local school level to ensure you receive any updated communications regarding COVID-19.

How will we be notified about changed in school schedules or closures

As news around COVID-19 coronavirus seems to be rapidly evolving, it is essential to rely on accurate, timely information from the school system regarding school closures. All official announcements will be made on the Derry Area Schools website, via the Derry Area Schools Facebook page, and through our notification system. Please check one or more of these sources for updates regarding future information.

Are school events canceled?

The following events are postponed until further notice:

  • Field Trips
  • Assemblies
  • Plays
  • Concerts
  • Group Parent Meetings
  • Out of District Travel
  • Competitions
  • Sport practices and games/competitions

Will meals be provided for students?


Good Afternoon,

As announced yesterday through the Notify message system, all Derry Area School District students are able to get free breakfast and lunch during our school closure. We will provide delivery services Monday through Friday to 1116 Murtha Way from 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Holiday Acres at Scott Court by the playground from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., the Derry Area Community Center from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and Dogwood Mobile Home Park on Earl Drive from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. These time frames are estimates and may need adjustment as we begin this delivery. Please be patient with us as we are making every effort to provide for our students.

In addition, we will have a drive-thru service at the High School Cafeteria entrance in the school’s rear parking lot from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meals, a lunch for the current day and a breakfast for the next day, will be available beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 throughout the entire closure. If you can’t make it to one of the delivery sites or have other specific questions, contact our Food Service Director, Gwen Kozar, at 724-694-1401 x1442 or x 1476 or via email gkozar@dasd.us.

Please note, all the meals are free to any Derry Area School District student and any other person under the age of 18 who lives in the district. You do not have to be on free or reduced lunch to receive a meal. This is open to all.

Thank you.