Dayton Independent Schools

Back-To-School Details

Time to Inspire, Engage, and Grow!

Now, more than ever, our mission statement guides our work. As we enter the first 24 days of teaching and learning we are Inspired to get back to Growing and we will continue to be inspired by the words of American poet and activist Maya Angelou, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

The week of August 24 – 28 will be Student Orientation Week for our Dayton School Community. This week will provide students and parents the opportunity to return to campus to meet with their teacher/teachers prior to starting At Home Virtual Learning. While on campus, we will be following all health department guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, parents, and staff. Please make sure you wear a mask while on our school campus.

Monday, August 31 will be the first day of learning at home and we are excited about the progress we have made this summer to improve our Learn At-Home model. Our teachers have been trained in Google Classroom, we have purchased a new K-6 math series that has a strong digital component, we have had multiple on-line trainings and meetings regarding digital teaching and learning, and we are excited that we now have digital devices for ALL students in our schools! Yes, from preschool to 12th grade, all students will be digital learners!

We will keep you updated as we Grow Forward with the 2020 -2021 school year. We greatly appreciate your support during these challenging times. Let’s Grow Together!

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Dayton Middle/High School Re-Opening Plan

Device Pick-Up / Orientation

Students will be able to come to school for device pick-up and to meet their teacher August 25 - August 27th. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Masks will be required along with a temperature check upon arrival at school. The schedule is as follows:

7th and 10th grade - Tuesday, August 25th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

8th and 11th grade - Wednesday, August 26th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

9th and 12th grade - Thursday, August 27th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual Instruction

Classes will begin virtually on Monday, August 31st at 8:45 AM. Attendance and participation in these classes is required and all grades will count toward student's 1st quarter grades.

The schedule is:


  • 8:45 - 9:25 - 1st Bell
  • 9:30 - 10:10 - 2nd Bell
  • 10:15 - 10:55 - 3rd Bell
  • 11:00 - 11:40 - FLEX Bell

PM: Asynchronous Instruction Bells 4 - 7


  • 12:00 - 12:40 - 4th Bell
  • 12:45 - 1:25 - 5th Bell
  • 1:30 - 2:10 - 6th Bell
  • 2:15 - 2:55 - 7th Bell

AM: Asynchronous Instruction Bells 1 - 3, FLEX

Asynchronous Instruction - learning that will occur outside of the designated class times.

Synchronous Instruction - learning that will occur virtually in real time with teachers through Google Meet.

Dual Credit Classes

Dual Credit Students - Gateway classes are online and will begin on Monday, August 17th. Classes will run from 9:30 am - 10:45 am.

Vocational School Classes

Vocational Students - ATC Virtual instruction will begin on Monday, August 31. As of now, ATC plans to resume in person instruction on Monday, September 28th.

Lincoln Elementary School Re-Opening Plan

Back-to-School Activities

We are so excited to be welcoming back our Little Devils, albeit virtually. We will be holding an Orientation the week of August 24th with the purpose of students, families and teachers getting to know each other and also providing the students with all of their learning tools, including their electronic devices. Your visit with your child’s homeroom teacher should take about 30 minutes. We will be making calls the week of August 17th to set up these meetings. We would like for both the parent/guardian and the student to be present at these meetings.

Arrival on Campus

Upon arriving at school, there will be three entry points into the building. Gym doors will be used for 2nd and 3rd grades. Middle doors will be used for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Main entrance doors will be used for Kindergarten and 1st grades. Families will wait outside the building until a staff member greets them for their appointment. Upon entering the building, all students/parents will have their temperature checked and, if needed, will be given a disposable mask to wear while in the building. Masks ARE REQUIRED while in the building. Staff helpers will escort families to and from the classrooms. If you have another appointment for another child, you will need to be escorted out of the building and reenter at your designated appointment time. You will be asked to abide by social distancing guidelines while on campus.

What will take place during my school visit?

Each student/family will leave with the following items to kick off a successful school year:

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will pick up their IPAD (along with a charger)
  • 3rd through 6th grade students will pick up their Chromebook (along with a charger)
  • Students will speak with their homeroom teacher
  • Pick up any textbooks and resources needed to work at home
  • You will have the chance to review/turn in annual back-to-school paperwork, including updating emergency and contact information
  • You will review handbook and Chromebook procedures/policies and sign off on those
  • You will receive Family Resource Center forms, including the household income form

Preschool Virtual Learning / Orientation

The first day of Preschool will be Tuesday, September 8th. Preschool Orientation will take place the week of August 31st, where students may receive an IPAD to use while we are learning virtually. More information to come when we have more details regarding preschool orientation.

Student Meals

During this virtual learning time, meals will be delivered to students. 5 days worth of food (10 meals) will be delivered on either Tuesday or Thursday, depending on where you live.The first day for meal delivery will be Tuesday, August 25th.

Back-to-School Family Resource Center Online Scavenger Hunt

Please join our first ONLINE scavenger hunt for a chance to win!

In order to be entered to win a prize –

You must complete the following forms:

  • *Household Income Form (Pink/Salmon)
  • Completed Scavenger Hunt Answer form

The following forms are HIGH SCHOOL ONLY and OPTIONAL:

  • Drug Free Club Form (No charge for membership)
  • Over the Counter Medication Form

Directions for Scavenger Hunt: Visit each website on the Treasure Map to learn about the resources that these agencies provide our families. Answer the 5 questions. Return forms in the manila envelope provided at orientation to Lincoln Elementary or Dayton High School Office between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. If after 3:00 pm, please put the manila envelope in the drop box located by the middle doors .at Lincoln Elementary School

*Household Income Form (Pink/Salmon) form provides information regarding our free lunch program for all students. These numbers allowed all students within our district to qualify for additional support this summer with SNAP benefits despite the family’s income.


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Elementary School Office: 859-292-7492

High School Office: 859-292-7486

District Office: 859-491-6565