DHES News and Notes

September 16, 2022

Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

It has been a very good week here at DHES. Students are learning the new routines and expectations within the classrooms, hallways, lunchroom and playground. Students and staff are doing a great job learning and working together.

Please check the calendar of events and plan to attend the upcoming curriculum nights. The teachers will be sharing important information about curriculum, expectations, and the importance of our partnership with you. See the calendar of events and plan to attend. These events will be for adults. Students can attend with their parents, but childcare will not be provided.

We will be holding a Fire Drill next Wednesday afternoon. We will share information with the students about the purpose and importance of practicing these procedures. Please discuss this topic with your children as needed. In the future, we will also be practicing Earthquake and Lockdown drills. I will keep you posted on our timeline for those drills as well.

Afternoon pick-up: If you have students to pick up at both DHES and LTES, you can have your DHES students ride the bus to LTES and pick them up together there. If you are interested in this option, please contact the office to make arrangements.

Morning drop-off: Kindergarten families...as you are comfortable, you may drop off your kindergarten students in the morning via the drive-through drop off. This is only available in the morning.


Kevin Anderson, Principal


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sep 20 Picture Day

Sep 21 4th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30-7:30 @DHES

Sep 22 5th Grade Curriculum Night 6:30-7:30 @ DHES

Sep 29 Kindergarten Curriculum Night 6:30-7:30 @ DHES

Oct 5 Walk-a-Thon

Oct 17 No School, Teacher Collaboration Day

Oct 27 No School, Elementary Conference Day

Reminder: Annual Student Information Update Needed

If you have not yet updated your child's Annual Student Information, please complete these forms as soon as possible. This process is required annually and replaces the paper forms that were sent home in the past.

These steps must be completed separately for each child.

  1. Log in to Skyward Family Access using this link, or by clicking the Skyward button on the upper right side of the Dieringer website. The Skyward URL has changed since last school year. If you previously bookmarked the site, you will need to update it to the URL linked above. NOTE: This process cannot be completed in the Skyward Mobile App. You must use the link above.

**If you don’t know or have forgotten your user name or password, click here.**

  1. Using the blue menu on the left, select Annual Student Information Update.

Read and follow the detailed instructions there to:

Step 1. Verify or update your student and family information

Step 2. Verify your family’s military status (required by state legislature)

Step 3. Verify your student’s race/ethnicity fields (required by WA state)

Steps 4 - 11: Complete the online forms regarding technology, health, housing, transportation, parent handbooks, and picture consent.

Step 12. Submit to complete the process.

This process replaces many of the required paper forms used in the past, and must be completed individually for each child by September 9th. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.


Kevin Anderson, Principal



Walk a thon information

A Message from the PTA

Hello families,

The walk-a-thon is the one and only fundraiser that the PTA will be doing this year and the money that we raise helps to fund all the fun events throughout the year; as well as support the teachers and schools with special funding requests. This year our events team is excited to be able to do all the fun events that have been offered in previous (to covid) years, including the holiday shop, father/ daughter dance, mother/son night. and the end of the year carnival to name a few.

This year we decided that we would provide shirts (free of charge) to the students and staff to help bring everyone together the day of the walk-a-thon. We also scaled back on some of the individual prizes in order to offer more class prizes to the students. In an effort to help get as many students as we can to participate, we are offering 2 pizza parties per grade level, 1 for the highest class participation for the grade, and 1 for the highest amount raised for the grade. This means that there will be a total of 12 pizza parties between the K-5 grades. We will work with preschool on what type of party they would like to have for their class.

Here is the link for the pledgestar website PledgeStar (https://pledgestar.com/ltes/?)

New this year with PledgeStar is that once you have set up the students account, you can go under the "Share on Social Media and other ways" tab and print out a sheet that the student can take if they are planning to collect donations in person. On this sheet it will include a little about what we are raising money for and a personal QR code that anyone can scan with their phone to make an online donation direct to PledgeStar for the student, no more having to collect and carry money around.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have. We are hoping that we can at least match, if not exceed, what we raised last year.

Thank you for all your support,

Krystal Chapman & Stephanie Chipp

VP’s of fundraising


picture of student walk a thon t-shirt
Walk a thon prizes

School Lunch Information

Free and Reduced lunch information
Meal Prices

A Note From Ms. Boben, School Counselor

Suicide Prevention Slide

Updated Covid Guidelines

Covid guidelines
Covid guidelines

How to Order Your Free Covid Test

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from the federal government and from Washington State? Here are the websites to order free tests for your family:

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Substitute Teachers and Paras Needed

We are in desperate need of substitute teachers and paraeducators!

Call Jade Hughes (253-862-2537) or stop by the District Office for more information. Applications can be found on our website under Employment!

**If you have a 4 year degree, you are eligible to be a substitute teacher!