DES Family News


Dear DES Families,

We have had an amazing first few weeks of school at DES! Thank you for your engagement in our school events and beginning of the year adjustments. Please take a moment to carefully read the updates and events coming in the month of October. We look forward to another great month of DES adventures.


Sarah Crebs

Principal of Denton Elementary School

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CCPS School Lunch Updates

22-23 Free/Reduced lunch Application included

CCPS Communication Updates (Apptegy Information)

Please make sure you are connected through the APP-this will get you DES updates ASAP.

Important Updates/Events

DES HOURS: 8:00 am-4:15 pm

Friday, September 30th, DES NEON Spirit Day! PBIS Glow Party! (Wear NEON)
Tuesday, October 4th, BOE Meeting, DES Band Students to say the Pledge at 6:00 pm

Friday, October 7th, TRUNK OR TREAT-PTA EVENT @ DES!

Wednesday, October 12th, Quarter 1 Interims for grades 3-5

Friday, October 14th, Early Dismissal-12:40 pm

Wednesday, October 19th, Unity Spirit Day, Wear ORANGE

Thursday, October 20th, Special Ed. Citizens Advisory Meeting (BOE)

Friday, October 21st, Schools Closed

Monday, October 31st, Early Dismissal for Students

More information to come on DES Halloween Events and Fall Family Night!

DES Title I

DES is a Title I School receiving federal funds to improve instruction in math and reading.

Parents of students attending Title 1 schools may request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teachers. Parents of elementary students may request in writing to the school principal information about their child's teacher including:

* Any college or university degree or certification held.

* The subject area of the teacher's degree or certification.

* Whether the teacher is certified by the State of Maryland to teach a grade level or subject area.

* Whether the teacher holds a provisional certificate.

* Whether the child is served by paraprofessionals and, if so, parents may request their professional qualifications.

Parent and Family Engagement Survey

We need your input! Please take a moment to complete this important survey regarding Title 1 Funding for our school.

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When a student (ages 5-18) is absent from school, a written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within 10 school days of the student's return. Notes received after this deadline may be considered by the principal.


All DES dismissal changes must be made by 12:00pm each day. This allows time to ensure that the teacher, student, and dismissal staff are all aware of the changes.


Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.