2022-23 Derby Handbook

  • To Our Parents

    We strongly recommend that you review this handbook with your student. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the counseling or main office. You are encouraged to visit the school and participate in parent-teacher conferences and other building programs. Good communication between home and school is vital. Emails are sent home regularly in an effort to keep you informed of important information and dates. 

    Welcome to Our Students!

    On behalf of Derby Middle School faculty and staff, we are pleased to welcome you to a new school year. Together, it is our responsibility and obligation to make the most of your middle school years. Success is for those who are willing to work for it. We encourage you to become actively involved in your studies and the many extracurricular activities available at Derby. Completing all classwork, following the guidelines in the handbook, using common sense, and having a positive attitude will also help you to make this a great school year.


    The safety and well-being of our students are the number one priority for Derby Middle School staff. We want and demand an atmosphere of security and respect for everyone. Consequently, we will not tolerate behavior that threatens that goal. Physical or verbal threats, teasing, bullying, harassment, or any other behavior that is disrespectful to another person will be addressed immediately. We will continue to work with our students to build a climate that promotes the goals of responsibility and respect.