DHES News and Notes

January 14, 2022

Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

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 ÔÇťAllies 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

yearbook information flyer

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.

We are Dieringer

Take a look at the video below in our We Are Dieringer series. https://youtu.be/wZfRWWmqwwU
Dieringer Story

Kindergarten Registration

The Dieringer School District will have registration for incoming Kindergarteners beginning January 18, 2022

Please call for registration details at (253) 826-4937.

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picture of child in a wheelchair and child find information

Preschool Registration Information

When registering for preschool, please make sure to register for next year, not this year.
Preschool Registration Information
Preschool Costs
Raising Highly Capable Kids

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

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!

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: kmiele@dieringer.wednet.edu

From the District Nurse

The Washington State Department of Health does not recommend the use of masks with loosely woven fabric, exhalation valves or vents, or single layer bandanas or gaiters. Please be sure your student is not wearing these. Cloth face coverings should be constructed of two or more tightly woven layers. We have cloth and disposable masks available on request!

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.

CDC Information about effective mask use

COVID Testing for Students with Symptoms

If your child is out sick or sent home due to COVID like symptoms they will need a negative PCR COVID Test to return to school. It must be a PCR test. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will not let us accept a negative antigen test (sometimes called a rapid antigen test) for students with symptoms to return to school, nor will they let us accept a home COVID test.

*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:

Health Commons Project

And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information

COVID Testing

January Menus

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Spirit Days 2021-2022

Need Tech Support?

If your child's device is not working properly, go to our website to request assistance!

Remember to:

  • 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

If you and your family are in need of food assistance:

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

Food Donation