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We continue to have outdoor recess unless the temperature falls below twenty degrees (wind chill is taken into consideration). It is therefore important that proper winter clothing is worn during this time period. 

If you would like to check the temperature please refer to the School District webpage. The school will use the “real feel” temperature to determine if students go out for recess.


Kindergarten Registration. Registration time for next year’s Kindergarten begins on November 1 and continues through the month of November. Call the office 432-1233 to set up an appointment to complete the registration process. More details can be found on the School District website

Reflections Program

National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. (Added 4/17/2017)

Report cards [see Assessment]

Response to Instruction [also Intervention]

RTI (response to intervention) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Students’ progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for another method of instruction and/or intervention in both general and special education.

RISE - Positive Behavior Management

RISE [Reinforcement, Interventions, Supports, and Expectations] is modeled on PBIS which is a body of evidence-based practices that positively and effectively respond to the social-emotional, behavioral and learning needs of all students. This system of interventions, strategies, and supports help to guide the school manage behavior.

Derry Village is committed to working for positive, effective changes in school climate and students. We continue to watch our students change and grow, along with us to become effective learners and citizens.

The RISE curriculum was created by a team of DVS staff working under the PBIS guidelines over a period of several months. The program is based on three main ideas:

  1. Children need to know what is expected of them.
  2. Children need to be directly taught the correct way to behave.
  3. The correct behavior needs to be encouraged and rewarded.

We have come up with three main school wide expectations that will be expected in every area of our school environment. They are easy for the children to understand and easy for the teachers and staff to remember.

Lucky’s Expectations are : Show Respect - Be Responsible - Be Safe

These three ideas put into place in all of our instructional areas and all other areas of the school will make a big impact on the children in our care. It will support children in their social development, keep our classrooms consistent in what we expect from the children, and most importantly give the children a safe environment in which to learn and grow.