Joseph Ferderbar

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District Announcements (scroll down for school-specific items)

  • Kindergarten Registration

    Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Families with a student who is entering kindergarten at Neshaminy can begin the process by visiting the registration website,

    Families Connect Series webinar

    Join us on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for the next in the District's Familes Connect Series:

    Understanding Stress, Anxiety, and Strategies to Support Your Child

    Join us for a dynamic discussion with Susan Damico, Director of Devereux Center for Resilient Children.
    More information and pre-registration link here.

    Food Services Update

    Lunch prices for the 2022-2023 school year can be found here.

    Beginning Monday, October 3, school breakfast will be free for all students. This will continue at least through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

    Information and application materials for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program can be found here. Families must apply for this program each school year to maintain eligibility.

    Safe2Say Something app

    Neshaminy offers the free Safe2Say mobile app for students, their families and Neshaminy staff to enhance safety throughout the District. Please click on the links below for more information about this important safety tool:


    Pre-K Counts Registration

    Space is still available for the FREE Pre-K Counts preschool program at Neshaminy for the 2022-2023 school year! Classes will meet at Albert Schweitzer ES, Walter Miller ES and the Lower Southampton Learning Center (the former Lower Southampton ES). For income qualification, registration and other program information, please visit


    Health & Safety Plan


    Here Comes the Bus App

    The free Here Comes the Bus app is now available for the entire District. You can track your student's bus using up-to-the-minute GPS data using the app, which is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It can also be accessed on the web here. 

    Neshaminy's school code is 29378.


    Student Accident Insurance

    Neshaminy does not carry medical insurance for students, but we are pleased to offer an optional low-cost group plan for those families that desire extra coverage. Click here for more information about this plan and how to register.


    Ask Trish

    If you have questions about anything Neshaminy and don't know where to start, Ask Trish! You can call her at 215-809-7777 or email


    1:1 Technology Information

    NEW students coming to Neshaminy and Kindergarten students will receive a new Chromebook device. There is no technology fee. Below are links to 1:1 Technology information and forms:

    Chromebook Repair

    Elementary - Please ask for teacher assistance first or go to the Main Office for help
    Middle / High School - Please go to your Library for assistance with issues or repairs



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Ferderbar Announcements

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    Halloween Parade - Oct. 31, 2022

    October 2022

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    On Monday, October 31st, the students of Ferderbar Elementary will be holding their annual costume parade. All parents, guardians and siblings are invited to attend our parade.  For safety reasons, we will ask that Ferderbar families attending the parade view the parade from the outside perimeter of the fence as the parade passes along the blacktop. The parade will begin at 2:20 p.m.  In the event of rain, the afternoon parade will take place in the building for students and staff only. 

    With regard to the ever-increasing daily themes of aggression and violence in our society, the Ferderbar staff asks that parents carefully monitor the costume choices worn by students this day.  We are requiring that costume accessories, which could be construed as weapons, not be part of your child's costume choice. Please save make-up and elaborate accessories for Halloween night.

    In an effort to maintain a safe and secure atmosphere during our Halloween celebration, please adhere to the following:

    •    Students are not permitted to go home to get ready for the parade.
    •    No costumes may be worn to school on the bus
    •    Please do not park in the Poquessing MS parking lot.

    We are asking for your cooperation in order to keep the day in proper perspective and in a secure and educational environment.

    Thank you for your support and cooperation.

    Mr. Modica

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  • Below are the supply list's for all grade levels for the 2022-2023 School Year.  Please click on the link to view.


     2022-2023 Kindergarten Supply List

    2022-2023 1st Grade Supply List

    2022-2023 2nd Grade Supply List

    2022-2023 3rd Grade Supply List

    2022-2023 4th Grade Supply List

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  •  Illness Policy Guidelines

    Sometimes you are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not your child is well enough to attend school. You child should be kept home if they have any of the following symptoms until they have resolved or been medically treated:

    • Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher-After illness, temperature should be normal for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine before returning to school.
    • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
    • Thick mucus or green nasal discharge
    • Red, itchy eyes with drainage
    • Suspected head lice. The student may return to school after being treated with shampoo, such as Nix.

    Please notify the nurse’s office 215-809-6376 of any health incident, such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, broken bones, or surgery. 


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  • Vacation forms

    If you are planning a vacation please fill out a vacation form 10 days before you are leaving and submit to the office for approval. 

    Click on the following to print a vacation form: Vacation form


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  • Volunteer information

    Due to restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic, most in-school volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended. For information about the volunteer background check process, please visit the Neshaminy volunteer web page.


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  • Get the Neshaminy app!

    The Neshaminy app is available for Apple and Android and can be downloaded for FREE at their online app stores. The app is a great way to connect with the District, receive important alerts, see information about your child and their school, and contact our staff.


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  • Safe2Say Something app

    Neshaminy is introducing the Safe2Say app on Thursday, April 10 in the middle schools and Neshaminy High School. Please click on the links below for more information about this important safety tool:


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