Samuelson News

October-November

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Student Attendance

Our number one priority here at Samuelson is your child's safety. Attendance is a huge part of keeping our students safe. If your child will be tardy or absent, please call (515-242-8441) or email (samuelson@dmschools.org) the office by 8:00 AM to let us know. Teachers do their attendance at this time.

Student Safety Is Important

We have experienced some challenges at drop off and pick up. Please review our guidelines below so we can ensure that Samuelson students are as safe as possible.


If you are dropping off your child in a car, please enter on Lindlavista Way. You can drop off along the sidewalk at the side of the school. The area in front of Samuelson, along Bel-Aire Road, is reserved for buses and day care vans only. Stay on the right side of the road as you drive along Bel-Aire. Please do not drop your child off in the middle of the road on Bel Aire. For the safety of your children and other drivers, do not make u-turns in front of the school. This will help traffic move as quickly and smoothly as possible.


If you are picking up your child in a car, enter on Lindlavista Way or Crestmoor Place. Stay in your car in the car line. The children will line up on the sidewalk at the side of the school. When it is your turn, a teacher will place your child (children) in your car. You may then pull forward or around as directed. You must turn right on Bel-Aire Road at dismissal time. The area in front of Samuelson, along Bel-Aire Road is reserved for buses and day care vans only.


Please do not park along Lindlavista Way. One lane must stay open on Lindlavista Way for the car line and emergency vehicles. If you need to park and leave your car, you may park on Bel Aire Road or Crestmoor Place. Be kind to our neighbors and do not block their driveways.


Per the DMPS Parent Handbook, bike riders must be in 4th or 5th grade.

Cooler Weather Ahead

The weather is changing and becoming much cooler. Please make sure you dress your child appropriately. Jackets are an important item when students are outdoor for recess.
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Samuelson Art Studio

Welcome to the Samuelson art studio friends and families! My name is Jill Cory and I am excited to be your child’s art teacher this year. It is an honor to teach in a school with such a strong fine arts program. Please feel free to stop by anytime to say hello, and see our beautiful art studio space. We have had a strong back-to-school start this fall. Thank you for your continued support. I am looking forward to having a great year together!

Counseling News

Mrs. Weers has a practicum student from Drake University. Her name is: Ashley Trainor. She may be working with some of your students, but a permission form would come home first.

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