ERD Parent Smore, Week of 8-15-22

ER Dickson Elementary School

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We want to extend a warm welcome to our new families.

And welcome to our second full week of school to all our current families. We are honored to have each and every one of you at Dickson Elementary!

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Baby Tigers!

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As you may be aware, many of our classes are at or over capacity. We will be reassigning some students to other teachers as well as hiring additional teachers to even out class numbers. Students that are reassigned to a new teacher will be sent home with a letter, indicating the change and the new teacher's name.

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Please read through the important notes and information below.


  • Car riders are to be dropped off from the carpool lines beginning at 7:15 am. Please do not park your vehicle in order to walk your child to the door.



  • WE HAVE A NEW TIME FOR OUR TARDY BELL. IT'S NOW 7:45. Last year the car drop-off was 7:25 with a tardy bell of 7:50. The new times are 7:15 and 7:45.



  • PreK drop-off begins at 7:45. SIBLINGS OF PRE-K STUDENTS ARE TO ENTER THE SCHOOL THROUGH THEIR DESIGNATED DOORS, NOT THE PRE-K DOORS, UNLESS THEY ARE 4TH GRADERS. Please see the Morning Drop-off Map link near the bottom of the Smore for the doors that students are to enter.


  • If your child is a bus rider, please make sure they know their bus number.


  • Please send your child with a refillable water bottle daily.


  • Afternoon carpool takes longer when parents come to the door to show their ID to pick up their child. Please purchase your car decals asap. You can send the money, with a note, to school with your child. Decals are $3 for one and $5 for two. Please know our first priority is to finish carpool as quickly as possible, so parents that come to the door with their ID may have to wait.


  • As we continue to work to make afternoon dismissal more efficient, we have added another procedure. When we dismiss the children in a round, the parents waiting in the rows are to turn on their flashers. When your child is loaded, you will turn them off. That will help us to more quickly help each child find their car.


  • We understand that some parents choose to send their child to school with a cell phone. This is a personal choice. Students will not have access to their phones during instruction. Phones must be powered down and put away in a designated place (as determined by the classroom teacher) during the school day. Please be aware that students that bring cell phones to school are doing so at their own risk and the school or school employees are not responsible for your child's phone.

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Upcoming Spirit Days

August 12th: Wear an E.R. Dickson Spirit Shirt (with uniform bottoms)

August 19th: Wear your favorite Bow or Bowtie for International Bow Day (Must wear school uniform)

August 26th: Wear a shirt showing your favorite color for National Crayon Collection Month (with uniform bottoms)

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Here's just a small sampling of our beautiful children at ERD! Please follow our Facebook page for more great pictures. You can do this without a FB account. Just google "E. R. Dickson Facebook Page" for access.

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Thank you, Alabama State Representative Chris Pringle for gifting our school with a generous donation. We are so grateful!

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Quick Reference for ERD Families

CLICK HERE IF THE ABOVE VERSION IS DIFFICULT TO READ.

Morning Dropoff Map with Legend

Please notice the entrance points for grade levels.

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E. R. Dickson Elementary School

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