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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Field Day
Field Trips
Food Services
Formative Assessment
Free Appropriate Public Education

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA]

Records of individual students are accessible to the parents for review by appointment within the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of materials unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents to inspect the records. Schools may charge a fee if copies are made.

Parents have the right to request that the school correct records believed to be inaccurate or misleading.

If the school decides not to amend the records, the parent then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the records, the parent has the right to place a statement with the record commenting on the contested information in the record.

Schools must have written permission from the parent before releasing any information from a student record. There are certain restrictions to that which are on file in the office.

Read more details about the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA]

Added 4/18/2017 The School Board policy can be accessed here EPS Code: KBA Access to Records PARENT/PUBLIC/STAFF

Field Day

At the end of every year students at Derry Village take part in a field day. Field day encompasses regular physical activity and games, with classroom research and presentations. Included are the school wide barbecue day and cultural arts presentation. This is a fun time for students at Derry Village and a great way to celebrate our school year.

Field Trips

As part of the educational program, occasional field trips are planned to promote and enrich experiences for students. Trips are adequately supervised by teachers and parent chaperones. All students attending field trips are required to bring a permission slip signed by parents in order to participate. Parents are not allowed to transport their child to or from the field trip destination unless an emergency situation arises and arrangements have been approved by the building administrator. If your child has any pervasive health concerns, parents are encouraged to accompany their child on field trips.

When you are on a field trip, you represent the school and you are expected to follow all school wide expectations of respect, responsibility and safety. You are expected to be a good representative of Derry Village school and behave accordingly.

Students learn from the example set for them by adult role models, both in the school and beyond the school walls. On field trips, chaperones will work with the school staff to reinforce appropriate behavior. To that end, the dress, conduct, language and interpersonal relationships of chaperones will contribute to the trip atmosphere. Thank you for volunteering and we appreciate all of your help.

Food Services

The SNAP (School Nutrition Accountability Program) program has been in effect for several years now. This program provides each student with an identification card, and allows parents to deposit money in an account so that their children can receive their lunch or breakfast.

We also offer free and reduced meals for those who qualify according to the government requirements. Everyone receives these forms during the first week of the school year. If you choose to apply for this assistance, the food service program will contact you if you qualify. The monthly lunch menu can be accessed from the Derry Cooperative School District webpage

Meal Prices

In Effect For 2016/2017 School Year

Elementary School Breakfast

Paid = $1.40, Reduced = $.30, Adult = $1.60

All Breakfasts include a Milk, Juice or Fruit, and Breakfast Entrée

Elementary School Lunch Including Full Day Kindergarten Students

Paid = $2.60, Reduced = $.40, Adult = $3.55

All Lunches include Milk, Fruits, Veggies, Lunch Entrée And Dessert When Available

See also the School District Wellness Policy. Read the complete policy here: Wellness EPS Code: JLCF

Formative Assessment [see Assessment]

Free Appropriate Public Education

FAPE (free appropriate public education) is one of the hallmarks of IDEA - that American children, regardless of their disability, are entitled to a public school education.


Expect the following PTA fundraisers during the year. Fall, Holiday, Spring. We ask you to support the school through these fundraisers. The money raised helps the PTA purchase items for the school from which all students will benefit. For example, transportation for field trips, playground equipment, cultural arts, artist-in-residence programs, etc.