Doby's Bridge Elementary News

October 15, 2021

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon Doby's Bridge Families,

What lovely weather we've been able to enjoy this week. Students are enjoying recess within their family model and enjoy playing around the different areas of our campus. We're so fortunate to have this beautiful campus! Please see below for information regarding:

  • Snapshots of the Week
  • School Reminders
  • Unity Day
  • Family Survey
  • Report Cards
  • Doby the Hallow Scarecrow
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • PTO Updates

As always, if I can ever be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Building the Bridge Together,

Mandy Kubbs


Snapshots of the Week


Unity Day

We are excited to be celebrating Unity Day on Wednesday, October 20th. Unity Day occurs during National Bullying Prevention Month in October. As part of our schools mission to be inclusive of all students, we encourage everyone to wear Orange. We wear orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. The days prior to Unity day students will be discussing the No Place For Hate pledge and what that looks like in the classroom, on the playground, and at home/in the community.

Inclusive Survey for Families

In the coming weeks/months, students will continue to learn more about our dragon characteristics of Friendly, Inclusive, Respectful, and Engaged as we focus on continuing to be a "No Place for Hate" school .To help us gain a better understanding of the community we serve, we would like to provide your family with the opportunity to share information about your family's culture and traditions. Should you wish to share any information with us, please submit the form below once for all child(ren) that attends DBES. For example, a family with three (3) children at DBES will only need to complete this form one time for the entire family. We appreciate your input as we continue to try to be inclusive of all of our Dragons!

Report Cards

Report cards will be published to Parent Portal on Tuesday October 26th after 2pm. Please note that you will need to view and print the report card if you want to keep a hard copy as FMSD no longer provides paper copies. This is a good idea for sports teams, student discounts etc. To view, find the icon on the left hand side called Student Reports. An archived report listing will appear and you can choose from there. Please use Parent Portal on a computer and not your phone app as many of these options are not user friendly on phones. If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, please email If you have simply forgotten your password, use the login screen for that issue as our PowerSchool data manager does not have access to view your password.

Vote for Doby The Hallow Dragon

Some of our 4th and 5th graders worked really hard over the past couple of weeks putting together Doby the Hallow Dragon for Fort Mill's seventh annual Scarecrow Crawl. Doby is located where the farmers market is if you would like to visit. Cast your vote on Facebook from Oct. 8 to 29, by liking our scarecrow!
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Red Ribbon Week is Coming!

Red Ribbon week takes place every year at the end of October and was started in 1988 in honor of a DEA agent who worked to keep our country safe from drugs. The mission of Red Ribbon week is to help keep kids drug-free. While we don't teach our elementary students about specific drugs, we do use this week to encourage students to make healthy choices for their mind and body. We've created a spirit week to help remind students to make healthy choices.

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PTO Updates

SAVE THE DATE - Scholastic Book Fair

Starting October 20-27, students will have the opportunity to shop the book fair during school hours with their classroom. Book fairs are vital in helping us raise necessary funds to keep our school thriving, so your support is greatly appreciated

All Book Fair purchases will require an eWallet account to be set up prior to shopping. Also look for your teacher’s eWallet accounts and help build their classroom libraries by making a donation. Get started today setting up those eWallets at

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FMSD Covid Information

Please see the link below to visit the district's Covid Information site: This site contains information regarding reporting, our return to school plan, and a quick reference sheet.