DHES News and Notes
January 14, 2022
Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.
A Message From the Principal
What a great week at DHES! The students have been working hard in their classrooms every day. It is exciting to see the students enjoying their learning. Mid-term of second trimester will be the 31st of January. Please be sure to encourage your children to complete all of their school work, stay up to date on assignments, and complete any late work. Mid-term progress reports will come home in early February. Remember to help your 4th or 5th grade child to stay current by using the Family Access system.
DHES is hosting a virtual assembly next week put on by the Taproot Theatre. Students will get to enjoy a virtual stage performance of “Allies from Outer Space". Teachers will engage the students in anti-bullying discussions as a part of the instruction as well. We want to thank our wonderful PTA for funding this great learning opportunity for our students.
Remember Monday, January 17th, is Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and is a day dedicated to volunteer service. I hope you are able to find large and small ways to serve others, whether in your family, neighborhood, or greater community. Make it a day on, rather than a day off.
Kevin Anderson, Principal
Calendar of Upcoming Events
January 17: NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19: Community Levy Information Night (Zoom) 6-7PM
January 27: Vaccination Clinic LTES 4-7PM
January 31: School Board Meeting 6PM
January 31: 2nd Trimester Mid-term
February 14: Spirit Day - Red, White, or Pink Day
February 21-25: Mid-winter break- No School
Levy Information Night
We are hosting a Community Forum to share information on Propositions 1, 2, and 3 on the February 8th ballot. Join us on Zoom at 6:00 with https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81637268049. We're inviting you to participate in a ThoughtExchange ahead of the Community Forum to ensure as many questions are answered as possible during our presentation. Please give us some feedback to tailor our presentation to provide as much information as we can. Use https://tejoin.com/scroll/774836779 to access the exchange and get information on how an exchange works.
Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Remember to Vote!
Election Day is February 8th and Dieringer has three propositions on the ballot. Proposition 1 is a replacement of our existing Educational Programs and Operations Levy. Proposition 2 is also a replacement levy for our current Technology Levy. Proposition 3 is a new Capital Levy to make much needed upgrades to all three schools, including turf fields, important HVAC replacements and upgrades, energy efficiency improvements, and more. While Proposition 3 is a new levy, it replaces an expiring bond that comes off the books at the end of 2022. Overall, the tax rate for Dieringer citizens would stay the same in 2023, when collection on these three levies would begin. More information is available at https://www.dieringer.wednet.edu/our-district/vote.
Preschool Registration Information
Highly Capable Assessment
Nomination Window Opens - December 6, 2021
Nomination Window Closes - January 14, 2022
Evaluation for nominated students - Week of January 31, 2022
Contact the school for more information.
Substitute Teachers and Paras Needed
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!
Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination Information
If your student has been fully vaccinated for Covid-19, please turn in proof of vaccination.
You may bring a copy to the office, or email it to Kathleen Miele, RN: email@example.com
From the District Nurse
Make sure your child's mask has two or more tightly woven layers, fits snugly against the face, and covers both the nose and the mouth.
COVID Testing for Students with Symptoms
*Exception: If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please call the school for testing directions.
We have had fast results and excellent reviews from this site in Auburn:
And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information
Spirit Days 2021-2022
Need Tech Support?
- Make sure to shutdown and restart your device nightly
- Keep your device charged nightly
- Keep your device and charger cord stored in a safe place
Check out our Parent & Student Tech Help Website to access several how-to help guides for the programs we use.
Sumner Food Bank
NO appointment is needed at this time.
"That's right, no appointment needed and no identification needed. Just show up and shop like any grocery store... and we'll take care of the rest. We serve all... EVERY address, EVERY city, EVERY zip code."
Food Distribution Hours:
- Mon-Fri : 10:00am-1:00pm
- Thurs: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Client Information Link: 253-863-3793
Food Bank Address: 15625 Maine Street E. Sumner, WA